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We're committed to ensuring that all students can access, participate and succeed in their learning.

We offer support for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities (SEN) including specialist staffing, equipment and resources and can make reasonable adjustments in discussion with the student, whether or not they have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP). We work to provide an inclusive learning environment with a curriculum that ensures that the learning needs of all individuals (including those with learning difficulties and/or disabilities) are met. Many students find that there are times when they need additional support at College. If you have a learning difficulty and/or disability, or an ESOL need and would like support you can either let us know on your application form, self-refer at enrolment or contact us when you are on your course. Please also let us know if you require exam access arrangements so that we can look into putting these in place.

There is also a specialist programme for 16 to 24-year-old young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities who would like to study at entry level or level 1.

York College offers a programme called Pathway to Work and Independent Living

This programme enables students to study at Entry 1, Entry 2, Entry 3 or Level 1. You do not need qualifications for these courses and they can be personalised to suit the particular needs of the student. Students study English and Maths, Personal and Social Development and where appropriate, undertake work-related learning or work experience and study units which will help them work towards work-related qualifications.

Find out more about our Pathways course.

Other entry-level programmes are available in some vocational areas...

for those young people with a clear idea of what they would like to do.

Visit the Local Offer to find out what is available in York for children & young people with special educational needs/disability.

Please see below for the inspiring story of Ellie and her experience of the support offered at York College:

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