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York College University Centre

Thank you for considering York College University Centre for the next stage of your learning journey. We know that this decision is of significant importance; creating a pathway to your intended career as well as meeting the needs of your individual circumstances.

Choosing higher and degree-level study at York College University Centre will give you access to a course validated by a UK university or institution. You will also be supported by academic and professional services staff who were commended by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for the learning opportunities provided to our students. A large number of our academic staff continue to practice in their professional discipline as well as their teaching role, meaning their subject knowledge reflects contemporary practice in many areas.

We are a College guided by our core values of Ambition, Care, Respect and Success. In choosing to study here you can therefore expect us to reflect these values in how we work with you, and we will expect the same from you too.

York College University Centre is a vibrant community with high-quality courses and a strong tradition in higher education. We have well developed links with other higher education institutions and employers in York. We hope that you will join us here for your higher and degree-level study and look forward to welcoming you as part of York College University Centre.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at the College anytime, we cannot wait to begin working with you to ensure you are successful in achieving your ambitions.

Our courses

Here you will find the courses available for September 2021 entry. Click the course you’re interested in to be taken to a live chat with one of our knowledgeable tutors.

“The degree staff were brilliant, they encouraged me to apply for exhibitions and their experience as practicing artists helped inform my understanding of the application process. The percentage of my time on the degree spent with access to expert knowledge and advice was immense and was a crucial factor that helped shape me as an artist.

For me, York College feels like home and I enjoy working alongside the Art & Design students, giving advice and assistance in the studio and workshops, working in parallel as I develop my own art practice.

Coming out of a time of family tragedy and crisis, I have turned my life around and feel such hope for my career as an artist. My world had contracted into a dark place but now feels wide, bright and something to conquer. I’m receiving great feedback about my sculptural porcelain and have more ideas for exhibiting around the country.

My degree at York College was the springboard to a whole new life. I feel invigorated, inspired and full of passion for my new career as an artist.”


“After successfully completing a Level 3 Diploma in Constructing the Built Environment at York College, Lewis took the next logical step to achieve his career goals and continued onto the HNC Construction & the Built Environment. The connections he made whilst studying here resulted in him gaining employment with renowned construction company, Simpson York Ltd, where he currently works as a Trainee Quantity Surveyor.

Lewis credits working in the industry while completing his studies as an invaluable experience, he has been able to boost his academic knowledge and put theory into practice. Upon completing his HNC qualification, Lewis will progress onto further study to complete his training to become a fully qualified quantity surveyor.

“York College have been vital to my success. If I hadn’t have come to the Open Events that the College puts on, then I would’ve never have found Simpson and wouldn’t be where I am today. As well as this, the tutors are very supportive and will always go out of their way to make sure you understand tasks and make you feel comfortable in the environment.”


If you have a specific question about our Virtual Open Days, simply get in touch.