York College

Entry requirements

Please see our Entry Requirements page for general entry requirement guidance.


One year.

What skills and qualities do I need?

  • Outstanding commitment and enthusiasm
  • Willingness to learn a new skill
  • Outstanding attendance and punctuality

What will I study?

  • Cutting Templates to Form Geometric Shapes
  • Setting Out and Shaping Stone by Traditional and Modern Power-assisted Methods
  • Stone-cutting Skills including Squaring, Surface Finishes and Straight Mouldings
  • Produce Circular Moulds, eg scroll work and ornate carvings

How will I be assessed?

Assessment in practical skills is continuous with end of module assessments in theoretical knowledge.

What could it lead to?

On completion of the Diploma, students should aim to go on to find employment in order to transfer to an apprenticeship, then higher level courses in construction.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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