We're rated 'Good' and 'Strong' by Oftsed
The Heart of Yorkshire Education Group has been praised by Ofsted for its ‘Strong’ contribution to meeting regional and national skills needs, with the Group receiving a ‘Good’ grade for every aspect and overall.
16 Ofsted inspectors carried out a full inspection of the Group’s three Colleges – Castleford College, Selby College and Wakefield College. The Group received the highest grade of ‘Strong’ for its efforts in developing a responsive curriculum which addresses skills gaps in the local, regional and national economy.
Following consultation with local employers and civic and education partners of the Group, Ofsted praised the Group for the highly effective relationships it has built with a variety of stakeholders - enabling it to have an excellent understanding of skills needs across a wide range of industries.
The Group was rated ‘Good’ across all four provision types and all four key judgements, including quality of education, behaviour and attitudes of students, effectiveness of leadership and management and personal development.
Achievement Rates - 2023
The class of 2023 delivered another strong set of results, with an overall pass rate of 99.4% with 44% of learners achieving high grades (A*/A/B). This year saw 9 subjects achieve a 100% pass rate including History, Geography, English Language, Chemistry and Business.
Students secured places at a number of Russell Group universities including the University of York, the University of Leeds, the University of Liverpool, the University of Manchester and the University of Newcastle among others.
National Student Survey results 2023
Results of the latest National Student Survey 2023 (NSS), commissioned by the Office for Students (OfS), revealed that the University Centre at the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group has placed significantly higher than national average for student experience.
Over 92% of students stated they feel positive about the teaching and support they receive at the University Centre as part of the survey, 8% higher than the sector average.
The University Centre also placed significantly higher than the national average in terms of learning opportunities, assessment, academic support, student voice and course organisation.