At York College we believe that learning should take place at any age.
It is never too late to change direction and go after the career you’ve always wanted, learn new skills and develop your knowledge or simply try your hand at a new hobby for fun.
For that reason, we offer a variety of courses in a number of subjects and different qualification levels.
With more than 2,000 adults studying a wide range of programmes including the Access to Higher Education Diplomas and short courses in art, teacher training, business, health and safety and even more, here at York College we are confident that you too could develop the skills necessary to accomplish your own personal goals.
We also have adults on apprenticeship programmes and provide bespoke training for employers as well, enabling you to earn a wage as you learn.
You may have career aspirations to be a teaching assistant in a school, a labourer on a construction site, or a self-employed plumber, a fully qualified accountant or wish to gain access to a university-level course – whatever you want to achieve, York College can help you get there.
New for autumn 2018, York College has a whole suite of Health and Social Care distance learning courses, offering you a great way to achieve desirable qualifications while studying at a time and a pace that suits you, and around your current commitments.
If you love the thought of studying but are worried about the cost, the College is dedicated to providing the best funding support and information.
As well as the option of an Advanced Learner Loan for higher-level qualifications (Level 3 and above), adult learners may be eligible for government funding if they meet specific eligibility criteria.
Alternatively, if you have additional costs to consider such as childcare or travel, there may be help available through the Discretionary Learner Support Fund. If you are currently in employment, but earning less than £15,376 per year, your course may be available free of charge.
Similarly, if you are in receipt of eligible benefits, you too could qualify for funding.
Whilst a student at York College, you will also gain access to our outstanding campus facilities. You can study, research and surf the net in our Learning Resource Centre which is fully equipped with books, periodicals, DVDs, computers (including internet access, emails and printers) photocopiers, study zones and help desks.
Staff are on hand to help you find what you need and can show you how to use the equipment. With easy access, our Learning Resource Centre offers a pleasant working environment for private, group or class study.
For a full course listing please visit the York College website on www.yorkcollege.ac.uk/adultlearning or to speak with one of our advisors, contact the InfoZone on 01904 770770 or email [email protected].