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Higher Education is for all, York College realises not everyone takes the same path.

Whether our students are returning to education after a hiatus, coming to Higher Education for the first time or wanting to re-train for a new career, we welcome and encourage mature students from all backgrounds and ambitions. Mature students are more likely to have trouble balancing their study, work and life commitments when coming into Higher Education. Because of this, it is important for you to make the right choice of institution, choosing an institution which will support the specific needs of you and your studies.

At York College we offer this support, there are several key areas in which we can help mature students transition into academic life.

We’re committed to ensuring that our students have a good study/life balance. This is achieved by ensuring that our courses are delivered over as few a days as possible to give students the chance to maximise their spare time for work, family or other commitments alongside achieving their qualification.

There is a commitment from York College to provide a £600 bursary for all eligible Higher Education students. The Higher Education Bursary is split into three separate bursaries.

  • Care Leavers Bursary
  • Student Carer Bursary
  • Financial Assistance Bursary

Eligibility for the Care Leaver and Student Carer bursaries are not based on your household income, but you will need to provide evidence of your situation. The financial assistance bursary will normally be assessed alongside your application to Student Finance England.

Small class sizes mean our students receive more contact time with expertly trained tutors, and receive outstanding student support both in sessions and outside of class.

Dedicated Hub, there is an area of the learning resource centre dedicated to Higher Education Students. This can be used as a study or social area, with computers, work stations, sofas and a kitchen area for the use of Higher Education students only. We have strong industry links and our strategic engagement with employers, who actively contribute to curriculum development, enhances future employability.

With lower fees than most universities, you will gain your qualification with less debt.