Helping advise your son or daughter about what option they might want to take when they leave school, including taking 'A' Levels, a Vocational work-related course, an Apprenticeship or work with training is an important and complex task, especially with the number of choices now open to young people.
To help Parents and Guardians, Selby College, one of England's top-performing colleges, has produced a guide that will answer most of your questions and provides a starting point to help you understand the choices open to your daughter or son. The guide is available in electronic format, either by clicking on the link on this website page see Parent and Guardian's Guide 2015/16 or via the publications part of this website or alternatively in hard copy format available from Student Services, Tel 01757 211040 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Choosing a course at Selby College that provides the best prospects for your son or daughter's future involves considering a number of different things:
Firstly, we would recommend that your daughter or son look through the list of courses available in the Selby College Full-Time Guide. This guide gives details of the 'A' Level, Vocational and Apprenticeship courses currently provided at different levels; it also provides an indication of what your son or daughter might be able to progress onto once they have completed their college course, in terms of higher level courses at college, university courses or the types of jobs that they might want to apply for. Alternatively, the same information on courses and progression routes is available from the website, and can be accessed by simply clicking on the 16-18+ sub brand header and then clicking on Courses, which are offered in alphabetical order.
You might also want to look at the college's Ofsted rating. Ofsted is an independent Government organisation responsible for checking the quality of provision offered by Further Education providers, like Selby College. Selby College was awarded an Outstanding grade across all areas on 2007/8, the first college in Yorkshire and the Humber and one of the first colleges in the country to achieve that status. Since then, based on the organisation's consistently high student results, Selby College has continued to retain that status and is still one of only a handful of colleges in the region to have achieved the Outstanding grade across all areas.