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Explore your future with us

Every year at York College we welcome a large and diverse cohort of adult learning students who study on a wide range of courses, covering various subjects at different levels, from short courses to university-level study.

If you’re looking to retrain to change career, aiming to progress at work or just wanting to start a new hobby, our courses could be a perfect fit for you.


About Access to Higher Education

Access your degree or higher-level qualification with us and find your way to a prosperous career. The Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma is designed for people who do not have traditional qualifications, such as A Levels, and for those who have been out of education for some time. If you want to go to university but feel you might lack the entry qualifications or are worried that you might not be able to cope with the demands of a degree-level course, then an Access to HE course will help you prepare for your next steps. 


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Courses for adults 
Our courses for adults provision includes professional accredited qualifications and learn for enjoyment or development courses.

Professional accredited qualifications
Our professional qualifications are all accredited courses by national Awarding Bodies. These courses are for those who are looking for professional development, a career change or to perhaps work towards a promotion. 

Short | Part-time | Online | Evening | Flexible

We appreciate that many of our students lead very busy lives and are not always in the position to undertake a full-time course. Our adult course offer has been developed to work flexibly with you and is ideal to study alongside work or other commitments, allowing you to achieve the essential qualification(s) you require, while balancing everyday life.

Our course offering has also been mindful of our students’ ability to progress, with career progression and on to higher-level study. You can find the level of our courses on the individual course pages.

Some of our courses for adults may be free for you to study or eligible for a loan.

What our students say

I chose this course because it goes into depth in very interesting topics such as fossils, dinosaurs and deltas for example. After my A Levels I hope to take a Geology degree and then specialise in Volcanology.

Jacob Geology student profile

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