The Best Companies Award is given to organisations, via a confidential survey, and asks how good the company is to work for. Key aspects of the survey included the college's leadership, management performance, team working and how fairly it treated employees.
Every organisation that enters Best Companies Accreditation is given a Best Companies Index (BCI) score. This score (on a scale of 1 to 1,000) is defined from employee's responses to the 54 questions with the Best Companies employee survey. Selby College first achieved the one star First Class organisation to work for status in the 2009 Awards.
Selby College was the first and only College in Yorkshire to achieve
the award in 2009.
In November 2007, Selby College became 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 its inspection by independent Government inspectors. Since that time, due to its consistently high student results it has maintained its outstanding status, and is still only one of few colleges to be graded outstanding in all areas.
The matrix standard is the national quality standard for any organisation that delivers information, advice and/or guidance on learning and work.
Selby College provides information, advice and guidance to external customers including individuals and employers.
The Quality in Careers Standard is the national quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) in schools, colleges and work-based learning. Selby College achieved the Quality in Careers Standard awarded by Humber LEP in December 2016. By achieving the externally assessed award parents and learners can be confident that the careers support provided by Selby College is of the highest quality and will help every learner to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to take control of their futures.