Local colleges in York

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York College and Askham Bryan College in York offer a range of full time courses for young people leaving school with current learning skills from Entry Level 1. (Ask your Connexions Adviser or school for further information on entry levels)

York College

  • York College provides a wide range of A Level and vocational programmes for 16–19 year olds, offering over 40 A Level subjects and 80 vocational programmes.
  • They offer support for students with learning difficulties and disabilities, equipment, resources and/or reasonable adjustments are provided in discussion with the student.
  • There is a specialist programme for 16–24 year old young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities who would like to study at entry level.
  • The Pathway to Work and Independent Living Programme enables students to study at one of three levels: Entry 1, Entry 2 and Entry 3. You do not need qualifications for these courses, which can be personalised to suit the particular needs of the student.

York College offers an entry level programme called Pathway to Work and Independent Living. Young people study Functional Skills (literacy, numeracy and ICT), Personal and Social Development and work towards vocational/job-related qualifications.

Other entry level 1 and level 3 programmes are available in certain vocational areas for those young people with a clear idea of what they would like to do.

Further information on all York College courses is available in their prospectus or online at www.yorkcollege.ac.uk

Able to Learn, York College’s disability statement is available directly from the college or online. This provides further information on the full support available to students.
T: 01904 770400 Customer Service Unit
E: customer-service@yorkcollege.ac.uk

For information about Learning Support or about the Pathway to Work and Independent Living Programme:
T: 01904 770438/770171 Learning Support Office

Askham Bryan College

Askham Bryan College offers a range of practical outdoor courses with a focus on independent living, animal care and horticulture. The courses are designed for young people over the age of 16, including those with additional needs. Young people or their carers should get in touch to discuss requirements and request information about personalised taster days and campus tours.

Entry level courses are offered at Askham Bryan College. These supported learning programmes are called Skills for Working Life, and students can choose between either horticulture or animal care. Level 1 courses are also offered, and full details of all the programmes can be found in their prospectus and online at www.askham-bryan.ac.uk.

Askham Bryan also offers a range of part time flexible courses within their new Vocational Learning and Independent Living Skills Centre. The DAYS programme focuses on independent living skills and helps to prepare students for adult life. These courses enable students to develop their skills in Life, Learning and Work at entry levels 1–3 and level 1.

Archbishop Holgate's Sixth Form

Archbishop Holgate’s Sixth Form offer a work related learning programme at post 16 (1 or 2 years). This is a practical work based approach to learning and is suitable for learners who:

  • Have achieved the equivalent of Level 1 and above
  • Would like the opportunity to gain further qualifications and work experience split between classroom study for 3 days and an appropriate work placement for 2 days each week (subject to school’s assessment)

More information is available from Cate Hollett Head of Work Related Learning at Archbishop Holgate’s School, at chollett@archbishopholgates.org, on 01904 411341 or via the school website.