York College

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We can offer additional support for those with learning difficulties and disabilities

The College offers a wide range of Vocational and A Level programmes for 16 to 19-year-olds, with over 40 A Level subjects and 80 vocational programmes.

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). 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.

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:

Ellie pathways student case study


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