College Awarded Gold Standard for Careers Advice

Selby College staff have been praised for the quality of their careers advice, after being awarded the Humber Gold Standard for Impartial Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) following a recent independent assessment visit.

The top-performing college has played a leading role in providing impartial careers advice and guidance to students at college and young people still at school wanting to take further or higher education courses.

The Humber Gold Standard was introduced by Humber Learning and Enterprise Partnership (LEP), in association with 11-19 schools, academies, colleges and private education and training providers in the Humber and is aligned to national criteria for providing Careers Education and Impartial Advice and Guidance.

The Assessment Report produced as a result of the visit confirmed the careers advice and guidance support, provided by staff at the Abbot’s Road campus, fully met the Humber Gold standard. The assessor praised the organisation’s strong commitment to careers education, mentioning the embedded culture of self-improvement delivered by long serving, dedicated and committed staff members, who are constantly seeking ways to further enhance the quality of services offered in supporting young people and adults.

Allan Stewart OBE, Principal and Chief Executive said. “A great deal of concern has been expressed by Members of Parliament about the poor quality of careers education.  The community served by the college can be assured that a consistently high level of careers guidance is now available both to college students and to young people leaving school.”

Young people leaving school next summer can receive impartial advice about the range of A-Level and Vocational courses and Apprenticeships, at the next Selby College Open Event, which takes place on Saturday 4th February at 9.30am-12.00noon.

Humber Gold Standard

Published: Tuesday 20 Dec 2016