Press Pack

Selby College originally opened in 1984 and currently employs 245 permanent and temporary staff

  • The college provides education and training opportunities for learners aged 14 right up to 70+
  • Learners from all over Yorkshire and the Humber travel to Selby College because of its reputation for high-quality learning and education
  • There are approximately 1,400 16-19 year olds and 2,500 adult learners
  • In 2016/17, 222 of our learners were studying for Higher Education qualifications (HNC/Ds, Foundation degrees, full degrees, Cert Ed/PGCE)
  • In 2016/17, 240 learners were studying for 'A' Levels
  • In 2016/17, 3,700 learners were studying for work-related Vocational qualifications
  • In 2016/17, there were 883 learners on an Apprenticeship programme during 2016/17
  • There are approximately 34% more female learners than male (2,200 female learners compared to 1,625 male learners)
  • The college began a comprehensive building programme in 2003 pulling down some of the older buildings used by the Secondary School that previously occupied the site, and replacing these with brand new buildings
  • Selby College is an Associate College of the University of Hull and the University of Huddersfield and delivers HNC/Ds, Foundation degrees, full degrees and Cert Ed/PGCE
  • Selby College also provides Adult Education courses through its outreach centre, called the 1811 Building, in Selby town centre.


The building programme

Phase 1

The £4m Academy building was completed in September 2004 and houses the majority of the college's 'A' Level provision as well as IT facilities.

Phase 2

The £2m Renaissance Building houses the Art, Design & Media and Health & Social Care Departments, as well as the HE office on the ground floor. It was completed in March 2006 and officially opened in June 2006.

Phase 3

In August 2007 the Learning and Skills Council awarded Selby College £26 million to create a signature teaching and administrative building, sports hall, engineering and construction workshop, science labs, hair and beauty salons, a spa and refectory. Work was completed in 2010 and the site was officially opened in Spring 2011. A sports challenge pavilion was added in 2013, with changing and toilet facilities for two teams and match officials.

Phase 4

A £1.4m extension and refurbishment to the college’s Aspiration Building was formally opened in June 2017. The project received 50% funding through the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Growth Deal. The specialist Construction trades training facility and the extra space it provides will also enable the college to grow its already successful Powerskills Engineering programmes. By 2021, the aim is to train 1200 Construction Apprentices at the facility, recruited from Selby and the surrounding district and the East Riding of Yorkshire.