College becomes Best in Country!


Managers and staff at Selby College were celebrating as the top –performing education provider gained another accolade, this time the best performing college in the country for helping unemployed people find work, following the publication of the latest learner destination data; a national survey published by the Department for Education.

The national report covers outcomes for learners across 221 private training providers and 218 Further Education colleges. A key measure looks specifically at the outcomes for learners who were receiving unemployment benefits before starting their studies. The most successful college by this measure was Selby College, with 71 percent of learners finding sustained employment following their courses.

Allan Stewart OBE, Principal and Chief Executive said, “I am delighted that the college has once again been recognised for the quality of its services, particularly in helping members of the local community find work following training provided at our Abbot’s road campus or directly in the workplace.

Allan said, “it is extremely gratifying for the staff and managers involved in delivering training and other forms of learning to know they are making such a massive difference helping local people, eventually find work either by updating existing skills or learning new ones. Allan added, “the college has gone to great lengths working alongside Jobcentre Plus and local and regional employers to create a tripartite partnership providing training to help people return to work, in many cases tailoring courses to meet learner and employer needs.”

The new report is the second set of data on outcomes for FE learners to have been published. The first released in 2015 covered outcomes for adult FE learners from 2010 to 2013, whereas the latest report covers outcomes from 2012 to 2014 and details the proportion of sector learners that have moved onto further learning or employment.

Published: Tuesday 15 Nov 2016