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Welcome to Selby College

Welcome to top-performing Selby College

With exam results placing Selby College in the top ten percent of colleges in England, your local Sixth Form has an excellent reputation for student success.

We promise you a superb learning experience in a friendly, supportive college with state-of-the art facilities and staff that are second to none. Learners travel from all over the area to gain their place at Selby College, so you will have the opportunity to meet lots of new friends.

We were the first college in Yorkshire to have gained a full set of Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ grades in 2007 and have maintained that standard ever since for our high-quality teaching and learning. What's more we're closer and cheaper to get to than any other colleges locally.

Our focus is to provide you with the best possible start in life and that is why we are continually developing our range of courses to help you ‘Find Your Future’. We offer a wide choice of ‘A’ Levels, work-related Vocational Courses and Apprenticeships to help you prepare either for university or alternatively to find the rewarding career you want.

Learners progress from Selby College into Education, Work or an Apprenticeship.

If you are interested in ‘A’ Levels and want to progress to do a Degree course, Selby College has an enviable reputation for learners gaining places at top universities including Cambridge and Oxford. In 2016, ‘A’ Level students achieved a massive 99% overall pass rate (100% in 22 out of 25 subjects).

For learners wanting work-related Vocational Courses, Selby College has extensive links with employers across Yorkshire and the Humber. In 2016, Level 3 Vocational learners achieved 98% pass rate.

For young people wanting Apprenticeships, Selby College offers these in many different subject areas.

Whether you know what direction you want to take or need more information, advice and guidance on the options open to you at Selby College, we can help you ‘Find Your Future.’ Come along to one of our Open Events, on Saturday 15th October 9.30am-12noon, Monday 17th October 5:30-8:00pm, Saturday 4th February 9.30am-12noon or Monday 3rd April 5:30-7:30pm.

Alternatively, contact our Student Services Team Tel: 01757 211040, email or post your query on either Facebook or Twitter.

I hope to welcome you to Selby College in September 2017, in the meantime, good luck with your coursework and your exams in the summer.

Allan Stewart OBE,



About us

Selby College officially became Yorkshire's first Ofsted Graded "Outstanding College" in October 2007, one of only 11 colleges in the country to achieve five outstanding grades across every area at that time!

In February 2008 Selby College also became the top-performing General Further Education College in England, with our learners consistently achieving higher grades than other colleges across the country. This trend has continued in the years since with Selby College achieving an overall 'A' Level pass rate of 99% in the summer 2016 exams, and 98% pass rate in Level 3 Vocational subjects.

Facilities available

Selby College provides a diverse range of learning opportunities in some of the most up-to-date facilities of any education provider in England.

Doosan Innovation Building (Powerskills UK Centre)
• Skills/General Workshop
• Engineering Workshop
• 7 Engineering Classrooms
• Welding Workshop
• Joinery Workshop

Renaissance Building
• Media and Drama Studio
• Individual Media Booths and Media Editing Suite
• Art and Design Classrooms
• Fashion Studio
• Photographic Studio
• Specialist Screen Printing and Textile Rooms

Care Skills

• Health and Social Care Classrooms 
• Childcare Classrooms

Sixth Form Academy Building
• Learning Resource Centre including over 60 computer workstations
• Breakout Areas with computer access
• 40 purpose-built classrooms for subjects including: Business Studies, English, Law, History, Geography, Psychology, Sociology, ICT & Computing and many more…
• Specialist Computer Facilities for courses up to and including Degree Level
• Language Labs specialising in French and Spanish

Doosan Aspiration Building
Selby College Studio: 
• Music Technology Studio
• Recording Studio
• Editing Suites
• Recording Booths
• Independent Study Centre
• Plumbing and Electrical Installation Workshops

Jubilee Building
• Main Reception
• College Administration and Management
• Degree Course Classroom
• Work Placement Office
• Multi-Faith Room
• Business Services
• Science Labs
• Maths Classrooms
• College Shop
• Aspire Health and Well-Being Centre
• Sports Facilities including Competition Standard Sports Hall and High-Tech Gym
• Refectory – hot and cold food and drinks
• The Coffee Shop – freshly made hot and cold snacks and speciality beverages
• Cash Machine
• Students' Union Office

The Restaurant
Catering & Hospitality Academy
• Chef’s School
• Licensed Bar

Aspire Health & Well-Being Centre
Everything you need to relax, revitalise and re-energise including:
• Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Salons

Bright Start Day Nursery
Provides meals, formula and nappies for up to 53 children aged three months to five years.

Open from 7.30am-6.00pm Monday to Friday, 50 weeks a year.

The Nursery is also OFSTED registered and so qualifies for a Nursery Education Grant.

Construction Building 
• Bricklaying Workshop

Sports Pavilion
• External changing facilities complementing existing facilities in the Jubilee Building

Additional support

At Selby College we want to ensure that you have the opportunity to achieve your true potential, so we’ve developed a specialist team of staff to support you and help you take responsibility for your own learning.

Guidance and Support Tutors (GSTs)

You will be allocated a GST who will oversee your progress and attendance at college. This is the first person you should turn to if you have a problem.

Tutor groups meet weekly and cover a range of topics surrounding career planning, job and university applications and personal development. You will also meet individually with your GST to discuss your progress.

Student Services

Fully qualified, highly-skilled staff that are able to offer free impartial advice on everything from career options and financial assistance to transport.

Please note: There are no tuition fees for anyone enrolling on a Full-Time Course between the ages of 16 and 18. Students aged 19+ who begin a Full-Time Course in 2017/18 will be required to pay course fees, details of which can be obtained from Student Services.

Additional Support

Selby College is committed to ensuring that all students, including those with disabilities and learning difficulties, are treated fairly so that they are able to make the most of their time at college.

Our Skills Team (a specialist group of advisors) will work with your Lecturers and GSTs to help you develop the skills you need to successfully complete all parts of your college programme.

The majority of our classrooms are accessible and we also have designated disabled car parking spaces, ramp access and toilets with access for wheelchairs.


We realise that sometimes you might want to talk to someone independently and the college Counsellor gives you the opportunity to talk openly about your concerns safe in the knowledge that what you say will remain private.


Education is more than just studying; it’s also about making new friends, the place and the social life. That's why we go to great lengths to combine quality learning and success with a variety of amazing enrichment activities.

Trips in the UK

We organise a variety of trips including Alton Towers, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, The Clothes Show Live, the theatre and many more.

Trips Abroad

Each year there are a number of trips abroad; these have included visits to Barcelona, Munich, Krakow, Berlin, Torremolinos and Disneyland Paris.

Music, Dance and Drama

If you play an instrument, sing, dance or act, we have our own Recording and Drama Studios.

Students’ Union

There is an active Students’ Union which meets regularly to discuss college issues and represents the student body on a number of committees.

Sporting Academies and Clubs

We have a Football Development Centre, for both male and female students.

Please note: Membership of either Academy is subject to release from your studies. If you are applying for ‘A’ Levels please check with Student Services beforehand.

We also offer a range of intercollege leagues including Badminton, Hockey, Football, Basketball, Cricket and Volleyball, as well as Rugby coaching.


Application Process Timetable:


Schools’ Liaison Team Visits

A team of specialist Selby College staff will visit local schools to give a presentation on Selby College and hand out information.


Open Events

You and your parents/guardians will be invited to attend our Open Events on:

Saturday 15 October 2016, 9.30am - 12.00 noon

Monday 17 October 2016, 5.30pm - 8.00pm




It is best to complete your application form by the end of February at the latest.*

You will be invited to an interview, either at school or at the college, where you will talk about your choice of course and find out if you will be offered a place.

*If you attend one of our partner schools your school will send your application form to us. If you attend any other school please send your application direct to Student Services at Selby College.


Open Event

You and your parents/guardians will be invited to attend our Open Event on:

Saturday 4 February 2017, 9.30am - 12.00 noon

Monday 03 April 2017, 5:30pm - 7:30pm



Course Introduction/Taster Event

You will be invited to attend the college to sample a choice of lessons and meet staff and other students who you will be studying with.

Saturday 29 April 2017, 9.30am - 12.00 noon



Advice Day

On the day your GCSE results are published we offer an advice service. If you need help or advice about your situation it is advisable to make an appointment with Student Services Tel 01757 211040 before dropping into college.




Before starting your course you’ll need to sign up to confirm that you want to take up your place at Selby College. The process should take no longer than two and a half hours, but remember to bring your GCSE results slips with you.


Starting College

You’ll start a day earlier than the current students to give you time to get to know the staff, make new friends and find your way around the campus. There will also be a Freshers’ Fayre, providing loads of information and fun activities to get involved in.

If you want to discuss your application at any stage, or you have any worries, please contact Student Services Tel 01757 211040. We’re here to help you!


Getting Here

We’re easier and cheaper to get to than most other colleges. We offer a comprehensive network of travel routes in partnership with local bus companies and North Yorkshire County Council. Contact Student Services; Tel 01757 211040 for more information.

For those travelling by car, motorbike or bicycle there is plenty of parking available on site.

Higher Education

Selby College also offers a wide range of higher education programmes, so you can continue your studies up to Degree level without leaving home. Contact the Higher Education team: Tel 01757 211034 for more information.


Learner success

  • Selby College has consistently been one of the top performing Further Education colleges in England for the past eight years.
  • In 2016, learners at the college achieved a massive 99% A-Level pass rate, 100% in 22 out of 25 subjects. 
  • Selby College vocational level 3 students also enjoyed huge successes in 2016 with a 98% pass rate.


How to apply

You can apply for courses at Selby College through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.

Last updated date: 12 October 2016
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