Selby College

Selby College is a highly rated Sixth Form and College offering Tertiary Education, including offering A Level courses through its Sixth Form Academy, work-related vocational courses, apprenticeships, business training and adult education courses. It is located in Selby, North Yorkshire, England. The College is a provider of A levels and Vocational education for sixteen to eighteen year olds. Selby provides apprenticeships, higher education including degrees, foundation degrees and HND/HNC level qualifications as well as workforce training.

Selby College
Jubilee Building - November 2013
Abbot’s Road

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Coordinates53.77532°N 1.05244°W / 53.77532; -1.05244
TypeGeneral Further Education College
MottoOne of England's Top Performing Colleges
Chair of CorporationRichard Stiff
PrincipalPhil Sayles
Age14 to 80+
Provision offeredFurther Education and Higher Education
Types of educationA levels, Vocational Qualifications, Apprenticeships, Higher Education and Adult Education.

The College catchment area is mainly North Yorkshire, but it also stretches into the East Riding of Yorkshire and Northern Doncaster. The apprenticeship and higher education provision draws from the whole of Yorkshire and the Humber and beyond.


Selby College offers different levels of learning from Entry Level up to Degree courses. It provides awards up to degree level from the University of Hull and Huddersfield University. The college also works with Edexcel to provide Higher National Certificates and Diplomas (HNC & HND).

Selby College provides vocational courses for 14 to 16-year-olds still in school. The college has won a series of awards for its hospitality and catering courses. The catering team won out of 20,000 applicants.[1]

Alumni include Yorkshire designer Faye Hindle[2] and journalist Tom Kershaw.[3]

Selby College Business Services

Selby College Business Services offers training and consultancy services to local businesses to help them meet their legislative and staff training and development needs.

The brands of Careskills and Powerskills are used by the College to identify the wider offer from apprenticeship to higher education for employers in Health and Social Care (Careskills) and Engineering (Powerskills) section.

Examination Results

For Level 3 Vocational qualifications in 2019 the college achieved an excellent score of 3 in terms of Alps data, with 78% of students gaining a Distinction grade, and of these 64% were triple Distinction. At A Level the college achieved an excellent Alps score of 3 and a 99.7% pass rate in all subjects.

Selby College’s Higher Education and Degree-level provision came out as the ‘Best in Yorkshire’ for Overall Student Satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) results for 2019. Overall Student Satisfaction came out at 93% for all programmes, significantly above the national average of 86%.


  1. "Selby College team scoops national award". York Press. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  2. "Faye Hindle - the world at her pleat". The Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  3. "Tom Kershaw… Found His Perfect Career Working As A Journalist". Archived from the original on 17 February 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
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