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Progress to Success

Our students have excelled in Vocational, A Level, T Level, Apprenticeship and Degree and Higher Level qualifications.

These successes see our students progress into prestigious employment, top national and international universities and higher-level apprenticeships. Amongst the hundreds of our students excited to embark on the next stage of their educational journey careers, some of our alumni include:


Studied A Level Modern History, Law and Politics

"I chose this subject combination as I knew Law and Politics would work well together and I'd like to become a Constitutional Barrister in the future.

I've really enjoyed learning about international politics and international law, and particularly the human rights and philosophy elements of the course. The support I received at College was amazing, and I also got some great work experience at the Magistrates court."

Amelia will now study Law at Durham University.

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Studied Construction Design, Surveying & Planning T Level

"I started work placement at VINCI Construction UK because of the amazing opportunity given to me to undertake work placement on a site.

The main advantage of being on work placement is gaining industry experience with different types of professionals in the construction industry."

Isabel will now study a Degree Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering.


Studied Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Level 3

"I chose engineering as a subject because it is what I want to do for a career in the future. I liked that the course had practical elements that relate to the industry and that we're not solely assessed through exams.

My overall experience at College has been very good. I really enjoyed my course, and all my tutors were very friendly and easy to talk to. I enjoyed the practical work we got to do, such as soldering and using AutoCAD software, and essential in the engineering industry."

Feranmi will now study a Degree in Materials Science and Engineering at Loughborough University.

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Harry Limb

Studying AAT Apprenticeship Level 2
Employer: The University of York
"I started out doing business at GCSE, which went from a subject I had never done before, to one of my strongest. This resulted in me joining York College to study the Business Extended Diploma Level 3. I enjoyed this and decided to study an accounting apprenticeship, as this had been my favourite unit.

I have particularly enjoyed the unit on bookkeeping transactions and knowing the theories behind it has helped me to do this more efficiently in my job."

Going forward Harry intends to finish his Level 2, and then continue on to Level 3 and 4.


Studied BA (Hons) 3D Design & Creative Practice

Henry has progressed from Art & Design courses at Level 1, 2 and 3 and is now in his final year of the BA (Hons) 3D Design & Creative Practice course and will be exhibiting at York Open Studios this year.

“I like to use mixed media and focus primarily on ceramics. I have a particular interest in ancient manufacturing techniques which favour sustainable methods, and often employ discarded items as tools for decoration. I have a diagnosis of autism which gives me an unusual vision of the world around me. From an early age I refused to conform to numerical concepts – and relied on my eyes to give a sense of aesthetic. Through my work, I question the traditional boundaries of historic styles and fashions, with the intention of prompting the viewer to say to themselves such things as 'what if?', 'why not?' or even 'that’s impossible'.”

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Studied FD Digital Technologies with Cyber Security

"I’ve been studying at York College for the past 3 years and I do really enjoy the atmosphere of a college setting. I also give a lot of trust to my tutors who taught me in the past. The York College University Centre created a comfortable way to study for my degree, splitting groups into bite size pieces meaning there is more 1-to-1 time with the tutor, enabling me to gain feedback and support quicker than ever before.

Being part of Institute of Technology (IoT) gave York College the opportunity to invest in higher quality specialist devices and rooms to benefit individual learning. The cybersecurity lab for example enables students to safely gain practical experience in a safe environment using virtual machines."