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York College

The Organisation

York College has a £60 million building with first-class resources designed with post-16 students in mind. This, combined with an Outstanding Ofsted grade (December 2013) and the highest standards for individual student achievement, provides an outstanding environment for teaching and learning.  

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The College has state of the art facilities including the opening of a brand new Construction Skills Centre in September 2015,.  The College houses the Alan Ayckbourn Theatre, Ashfields restaurant, hair and beauty salons, spa and nail bar, a 3G sports pitch and multi-use games area, engineering and construction workshops, art and design studios and a Learning Centre on three floors equipped with the latest technology. Some College facilities can also be hired out for commercial use and external events.


York College is the largest educational provider for 16 - 19 year olds in the region, offering over 40 A Level subjects and 80 Vocational programmes. The College also delivers a range of Traineeships and Apprenticeships and works effectively with over 1,000 employers, helping them to recruit apprentices, provide bespoke training and achieve their individual and business goals.  The College has over 700 apprentices training on a range of Level 2 and 3 and 4 apprenticeships. York College also offers a range of Higher Education courses for full and part-time study as well as many Adult Learning classes.

York College offers a more adult environment for students and provides an ideal stepping stone to university or the workplace. Students learn the right skills and receive the necessary support to achieve their goals.  The College provides excellent preparation for university and this year more than 800 students submitted university applications. The College also offers specific support to students aiming for top universities, including an opportunity to study the Extended Project Qualification, a nationally recognised qualification which carries the same UCAS points as an AS Level.

York College has a range of higher education and professional study programmes, offering a mixture of full and part-time courses. The College's higher education fees are significantly less than those charged by universities and each year hundreds of students graduate from York College at a prestigious ceremony held in York Minster.

Adults learners are also catered for, from professional qualifications to courses for fun, ranging from accountancy to art & design.