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Welcome to Selby College

Every year, students at Selby College gain places at some of Britain’s best universities including Oxford and Cambridge. Our success is based on four key factors, we have a very successful Gifted & Talented Horizon Group designed to help learners strive for top university places. We also choose our range of A Levels wisely, to ensure they are in subjects Russell Group universities want.

We have a state-of-the art campus that is second to none locally, packed full of the latest technology that will help you with your studies, preparing you for university and your eventual career. We also have specialist 16-19 programme and Ofsted-rated Outstanding teaching and support staff.

Our culture is one of high expectations, helping to ensure all students are focused on achieving their goals, whether it is to go to the university of their choice to find the career they want, or to progress to other learning options, including Higher Education courses offered here at Selby College.

You certainly won’t be alone choosing Selby College Sixth Form. Each year we attract more students from across the area, so it’s a great opportunity for you to make new friends. We also have extensive transport links that ensure you can travel easily to college and back home.

If you need any further help or assistance, we provide excellent Careers and Next Steps support. We have a team of qualified Careers Advice and Guidance staff who are trained to talk you through the different ideas you might have about what you want to study and to help you decide which courses to take. We also have great links with universities and employers, so can plan out your progression routes beyond college.

The most important thing for you to do now is to look at which course(s) you would like to study at Selby College, then come to one of our Open Events.

We have a special ‘A’ Level Open Morning on Saturday 21st October 2017, with staff and students available to talk to you in more depth about your course choice and how we can progress your application, so you secure your place at one of England’s top-performing colleges. If you cannot attend this event, please come to any of our Open Events, as there will be staff available to advise you further.

In the meantime, if you need any more information, please call Student Services Tel 01757 211040 or email, send us a message via Facebook or Twitter or see our website for more information on our range of courses. I look forward to welcoming you at Selby College in September.

Allan Stewart OBE,



About us

In December 2017, Ofsted graded the college as ‘Good’ across all seven areas; Effectiveness of leadership & management; Quality of teaching, learning and assessment; Personal development, behaviour & welfare; Outcomes for learners; 16-19 study programmes;Adult learning programmes and Apprenticeships.

We were the first college in Yorkshire and the Humber, and one of only a handful of colleges in England to achieve a full set of Outstanding grades, following our 2007 inspection by independent Government inspectors. 

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 98.4% in the summer 2017 exams, and 97.8% 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 2018/19 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.


At Selby College we realise that 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.

New Hull FC Partnership...

Love Sport? Keen to get involved? Want a career in the sports industry? Did you know that Selby College already work with Club Doncaster Foundation and have launched a brand new Hull FC partnership from September 2017? All Selby College learners will have the opportunity to train with and play rugby league for the Hull FC College team in the BCS league and Cup competitions as well as the Hull FC Ladies team. Plus opportunities for pan-disability learners with Hull FC Wheelchair Rugby League team in national league and Cup competitions. Additionally…

Selby College Sports students will have unique access to the Hull FC Training ground for 'masterclass' sessions from coaching, Sports Science (Strength & Conditioning) and physio staff.You will get the opportunity to observe first team training and super-league matches at the KCOM Stadium.Work placement opportunities are also planned to help you take the next step in your dream career.Want to find out more?

Please contact Selby College’s Sport Development Officer Ed Grady Tel 01757 211025 or email for all interested students wishing to join a team or to enquire about coaching dates for the autumn term.

Selby College Football Development Centre (FDC)

Selby College Football Development Centre (FDC) gives a platform to those players who have previously been involved with professional clubs, as well as those who have yet to be given the opportunity to showcase their sporting talents. With links to local professional and semi-professional clubs, students will have the opportunity to play at the highest level.

Training is incorporated into the study programme each week, with teams coached by Level 3 coaches. Additionally, Sports Science support is provided alongside the pitch-based sessions. This includes technical, tactical and strength and conditioning coaching for all players. Massage and rehabilitation is also available to those involved in the FDC.

The men’s First Team are the current Yorkshire and Humberside champions and represented the area at the National Championships in April. They currently play in the ECFA Category 2 League. Whilst the second team play in the Category 3 League.

The women’s team play weekly fixtures in the ECFA Yorkshire and Humber league (West League) currently challenging for promotion. The squad are seeking new players to drive the team forward.

Meet the coaches

Carla Cantrell

Carla has played football for Doncaster Belles FC, Leeds Carnegie Ladies FC and Lincoln Ladies FC in the Women’s Super League. She has also represented England at U19, U21 and U23 level.

Carla began coaching for The Leeds United Foundation whilst studying at University, where she did a degree in Ba (Hons) Physical Education and an MSc in Sport and Exercise Sciences. Whilst at University, Carla was a scholar and captained the Women’s Football team who became British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) champions. Carla also did an internship in Strength and Conditioning at Leeds Beckett University where she worked with sports teams and students from across the University.

Ed Grady

Ed’s role at the college is Sports Development Officer and First Team coach, delivering sessions for the men’s sides and overseeing the FDC. After leaving university Ed began a career in coaching with Chelsea FC as well as coordinating and delivering sessions as an assistant Football Development Officer, supporting the East Riding's County Plan. Ed has significant experience of coaching football having worked at Chelsea FC and Academy Level for both Leeds United FC and Hull City FC.

He is a Level 2 qualified coach and has completed the FA Youth Award Modules 1, 2 & 3.

For more information please contact Ed Grady 01757 211025


The netball team train once a week and play in the AoC Yorkshire and Humberside West B League finishing second last season narrowly missing out on promotion. The team are seeking new players to help push for promotion.

Additional teams and clubsOther teams and clubs are available during lunch and to compete in AoC leagues every Wednesday afternoon. Please contact Ed Grady Sports Development Officer in J116 (Sports Office).

Trips in the UK

We organise a variety of trips including Alton Towers, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Lightwater Valley, The Clothes Show, London, the theatre, cinema and many more. Trips Abroad

Each year students also take part in a number of trips abroad, these have included visits to Barcelona, Munich, Krakow, Berlin, Torremolinos and Disneyland Paris. The Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award SchemeThis award is available to those students who wish to participate in the Gold Award.

Students' Union

Selby College values your opinions. We have an active Students' Union which meets regularly to discuss college issues and represents the student body on a number of committees including the Board of Governors, the Equality and Diversity committee and the Health and Safety committee.

The Students' Union also arranges a number of events and activities as well as trips. Plus, you can make your voice heard through the Student Council.

All students can purchase the NUS Extra card, this will give you a wide range of discounts in shops, restaurants, cinema etc. If you're not sure whether your favourite shop offers student discount - just ask!

Please contact the Selby College Students' Union via email at

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’ Fair, 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 211114 for more information.


Learner success

  • Latest Exam Pass Rates (2017) - in terms of 'A' Levels the college has consistently come out in top place, with students in 2017 gaining a massive 98.4% 'A' Level Pass rate, with students achieving 100% in 17 out of 21 subjects.
  • Students studying vocational courses also achieved equally high results with a 97.8% average pass rate for students taking Level 3 Vocational Courses. Vocational courses had a 100% pass rate in 33 out of 39 subjects. 


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: 24 January 2018
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