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College gives young people skills boost with new qualifications

Monday 6 March 2023

Selby College has expanded its vocational offering with Level 1 courses in a vast range of subjects – providing learners with a route to gain skills and knowledge in their chosen area.

From September 2023, Level 1 courses will be available in Art, Design and Media; Childcare, Early Years and Childhood Studies; Construction; Computing and Digital Design; Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy, Health, Social Care and Wellbeing and Land-Based Studies.

There are no formal entry requirements for the qualifications, meaning students can learn something new or develop their existing skills in a particular area.

Introducing a new subject to Selby College’s offering, the Introductory Diploma in Land-Based Studies will teach students how to feed, accommodate and look after animals, as well as how to grow and maintain plants.

Inspiring young people to develop their construction skills, Level 1 Certificates will also be offered in a range of areas including Bricklaying, Carpentry & Joinery and Plumbing.

This new offering highlights the College’s commitment to evolving and expanding its curriculum offer in line with the needs of its communities.

Our ethos has always been about providing a well-rounded education for our students based on their individual choices, capabilities and aspirations – ensuring that they can reach their full potential and achieve their future ambitions, whatever study route they may take. Our brand-new Level 1 qualifications offer an opportunity for those with no formal entry requirements to take that first step into a subject they are passionate about, whilst providing them with key employability skills. With the addition of Level 1 courses to our provision, learners are able to progress from an introductory course up to a Level 6 qualification right here at Selby College, enabling them to gain a full degree without attending a traditional university.

Sam Wright, Principal and Chief Executive of the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group

The College’s Achieve, Celebrate, Excel (ACE) department currently delivers programmes for students working at Entry Level who may require a personalised approach designed to meet their individual needs.

These programmes are designed to enable students to develop vocational skills such as preparing for work and work placement, as well as life skills such as managing money, shopping for themselves, undertaking basic food preparation and using public transport.