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Course Types

Course Types

Starting in September?

We look forward to welcoming you to study here at York College in September. You’ve probably got lots of questions about what happens when you start, especially as the last few months have been an uncertain time for you and the world. Below you will find the answers to some frequently asked questions. If you have any specific questions that we haven’t covered below, please ask us! You can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information regarding what College will look like in September, view the most recent letter from our Principal and take a look at what our one-way systems look like.

When do I enrol on my course?

This year we will be enrolling as many students as possible online to reduce your need to come into College and to keep you safe. We will contact you via email towards the end of July with details of how this will work. Our main enrolment period will run between Wednesday 19th August and Thursday 3rd September.

What do I need to enrol and what happens?

This is when you officially sign up to start your course. You will need to upload evidence of all of your official exam results, transcripts or certificates, as without these we may be unable to complete your enrolment. You will also need to upload a form of ID, such as a passport, driving licence or bank card.

In addition, we will need you to upload a passport style photo of yourself (except we love it when you smile!), so we can create your student ID card.

What if I don’t get the GCSE grades I need or I’ve changed my mind about my course?

We will strive to find the right course for you, even if it’s not the path you originally had in mind. You will be able to speak to someone regarding your course and grades if you would like, although at this time we are planning this to be via telephone rather than face-to-face.

Can I still apply to York College?

Yes you can – it is not too late. Please apply on our website.

How do I find out if I have a place at College?

A member of the curriculum team will review your application and make a decision on offering you a place. The Admissions team will then contact you via email to confirm an offer and to provide details of how to enrol.

Is there anything I can do to be prepared for starting my course?

Due to the Covid-19 crisis we were unable to invite students in for our usual transition days. With this in mind, our tutors have prepared some transition activities to help you keep your mind active and help you prepare for the start of term. You’ll find them all on our website, listed by subject area.

Kit Lists

Please note: some kit may incur a small delivery charge.

Art & Design




Construction & Engineering


Early Years & Education


Hair and Beauty





Languages: French, German and Spanish: Students are required to have their own headphones/earphones.


Media Make-up


Media, Music & Performing Arts


Performing Arts

Creative Media Studies Level 2 and Level 3: Students are required to have their own headphones/earphones.

Production Arts




Sciences: Students are required to have a suitable scientific calculator. We recommend the Casio fx-991EX.


When is my first day at College?

We will let you know after the enrolment process when your first day at College will be and what you need to do.

What should I bring on my first day at College?

A pen and paper to make notes, and money for transport/food if you need it.

You will have been given instructions after enrolment if there is something specific that you need to bring for your course.

How do I get to College?

For information about the options for travelling to College you can find more information on the nearest coach pick-up point to where you live on our Travel & Transport page of our website. You can also contact our travel team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Directions on how to get here, as well as information on travelling by train, cycle and motorbike as well as general parking information can be found on our Maps & Directions page.

Please note that changes to this information may be made in light of guidance from the government and other organisations as the College plans for the start of term in September.

Is there WiFi at College that I can use?

The College provides free WiFi, as well as a free power supply safety test service for your devices. Details about when and where you can do this will be available when you start College. All the information about our IT facilities including how to find your timetable, logging in to your College email account and more will be provided during enrolment.

What’s it like to study at York College? Will I settle in?

It’s normal to feel nervous when starting somewhere new, but just remember that it’s new for everyone. Through class time and tutorials you’ll meet new people with similar interests to you and soon settle in.

If I do have problems, where do I go?

If you have any questions or problems with your course or any issues at College, you can talk to your Progress Tutor or Student Development Manager – they are a bit like your form tutor at school. You will be told who these are when you start College. You can talk to any of your subject tutors too.

We have a strong team of advisers in College who can provide confidential information, advice and guidance on a range of issues including travel, careers, welfare, benefits, financial assistance, emotional and practical support, health and much more. Whatever you need help with, just ask.

If I get extra help or support at school, will I still get support at College?

If you have a learning difficulty and/or disability and let us know on your application you would like support when you’re at College, our Learning Support Team will contact you to talk with you about what support you would like. If you have already applied and not told us, don’t worry, you can contact the Admissions Team (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and they will add the information to your form. You can also self-refer when you’re on your course at College, if you find that once you start you would like some help.

Keeping up to date

As we will be sending you information via email, please remember to check your inbox regularly and don’t forget to let us know if your details have changed since you submitted your application form! You can contact the Admissions Team to update your details on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Don’t forget to follow us on our social media channels too, where we’ll post general information updates and news.

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