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Selby College is a highly rated College in the heart of North Yorkshire, providing education and training opportunities for students aged 16 right up to 70+. Learners from all over Yorkshire and the Humber travel to Selby College because of its reputation for high-quality education.

Providing a wealth of courses and clear progression routes, Selby College offers A Levels, T Levels, Vocational courses, Apprenticeships, Higher Education, Adult Learning and Professional Courses for Employers.

Established in 1984, the College today employs more than 200 teaching and support staff. Following a £35m investment in its state of the art campus, Selby College boasts some of the most up-to-date facilities of any education provider in the area.

Selby College is also playing a leading role alongside other local institutions in the development of the Yorkshire & Humber Institute of Technology, which is one of twelve of its kind across the country designed to increase higher-level technical skills for employers.

Heart of Yorkshire Education Group

The Heart of Yorkshire Education Group serves the education and skills needs of the Yorkshire region from its Colleges in Castleford, Selby and Wakefield.

The Group was formed following the merger of Selby College and Wakefield College and the formation of Castleford College on 1st March 2022.

The Group offers an expansive range of post-16 provision, apprenticeships, higher education, adult qualifications and distance learning, through its wide variety of full and part-time courses. It also works closely with employers locally, regionally and nationally to deliver work-based training programmes to meet existing and future skills shortages.

Across its three Colleges, the Group serves over 9,000 students including full-time, Higher Education and Apprentices. With a combined turnover of £36 million, the Group currently employs more than 800 teaching and support staff.

Strategic Plan 2022-25

Annual Accountability Statement for 2023-24
Curriculum Skills Strategy 2022-25
External Stakeholder & Employer Engagement Strategy 2022-25
Strategic Plan 2022-25
Ofsted Report: Selby College
Ofsted Report: Wakefield College

History of Selby College

Established in 1984, the College now boasts some of the most up-to-date facilities of any education provider in the area. Following a £35m investment in its state of the art campus, Selby College launched a comprehensive building programme:

Phase 1

The £4m Academy building was completed in September 2004 and houses the majority of the college's 'A' Level provision as well as IT facilities.

Selby College 2020 DAY1

Phase 2

The £2m Renaissance Building houses the Art, Design & Media and Health & Social Care Departments, as well as the HE office on the ground floor. It was completed in March 2006 and officially opened in June 2006.

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Phase 3

In August 2007 the Learning and Skills Council awarded Selby College £26 million to create a signature teaching and administrative building, sports hall, engineering and construction workshop, science labs, hair and beauty salons, a spa and refectory. Work was completed in 2010 and the site was officially opened in Spring 2011. A sports challenge pavilion was added in 2013, with changing and toilet facilities for two teams and match officials.

Jubilee Building

Phase 4

A £1.4m extension and refurbishment to the college’s Aspiration Building was formally opened in June 2017. The project received 50% funding through the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Growth Deal. The specialist Construction trades training facility and the extra space it provides will also enable the college to grow its already successful Engineering programmes. By 2021, the aim is to train 1200 Construction Apprentices at the facility, recruited from Selby and the surrounding district and the East Riding of Yorkshire.