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Work Based Qualifications

Our accredited qualifications offer the skills and knowledge learners and employers are looking for to upskill and gain knowledge for their future careers.

At York Learning our students feel well supported throughout their programme of learning:

  • Our Learning and Skills Tutors will make regular visits to the workplace (when possible) as well as remaining in contact via Zoom, Skype, telephone or email.
  • Candidates can start our courses at any time throughout the year and will be assigned a tutor for 1-1 support throughout their qualification, even in these unprecedented times.
  • All our students have Individual Learning Plans which meet their own unique needs.
  • We have an annual ‘Graduation Ceremony’ for all students. Level 5 students are eligible to wear a ‘Cap and Gown’ at this ceremony. Look out for the graduation cap against the relevant courses.
  • Support is available for learners with learning disabilities or difficulties (LLDD).
  • Depending on the level candidates would like to work towards and their age, their qualification could be fully funded by the government. For some qualifications, there might be a charge. If there is a charge and your staff member is 19 or over and on an eligible qualification, an Advanced Learner Loan could help them.
  • Information, advice and guidance is given throughout the programme to ensure students know the options available to them at the end of the course.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do the courses last?

On average, courses last between 12 and 24 months.

Is there an exam?

No, most certificates and diploma courses do not have exams.

How am I assessed?

All students complete a portfolio of evidence through our e-learning platform, Onefile. The evidence gathered is both knowledge and performance based and relates to experience, and includes work-based observations, professional discussions, questioning, work products and witness testimonies.

Your Learning and Skills Tutor will guide you through this.

Will I need computer skills?

You will need basic word processing and internet skills. We can provide support with this before you start your course if required.

Some Apprenticeships include a multiple choice test and professional discussion.

Will I need to attend a class?

No, but we do offer a weekly drop in session on Mondays at Clifton Library.

Level 2 learners will be expected to attend regular classroom sessions via Zoom.

How do I apply?

You will need to complete an Application Form.
Please contact our programme manager, Tracy Gowlett, for further information: tracy.gowlett@york.gov.uk

When can I apply and start?

You can apply and start our courses at any time of the year.

For more information, contact Tracy on 07743 429950 or tracy.gowlett@york.gov.uk.