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Heart of Yorkshire Education Group

The Heart of Yorkshire Education Group serves the education and skills needs of the Yorkshire region from its campuses in Castleford, Selby and Wakefield. As a new, combined institution, the Group was formed following the merger of Selby College and Wakefield College on 1st March 2022.

The Group offers an expansive range of post-16 provision, apprenticeships, higher education, adult qualifications and distance learning, through its wide variety of full and part-time courses. It also works closely with employers locally, regionally and nationally to deliver work-based training programmes to meet existing and future skills shortages.

Across its three campuses, the Group serves approximately 10,000+ students, with more than 1,200 Higher Education students and Apprentices. With a combined turnover of £36 million, the Group currently employs more than 900 teaching and support staff.

Castleford College logo
Selby College logo
Wakefield College logo
Facts & Figures

Look at the numbers

10,000+

Total number of students in 2021 - 2022.

3

Three campuses in three locations across the region.

294

Total number of higher education students taught in 2021 - 2022.

938

Total number of apprentices taught in 2021 - 2022.

900

Total number of staff across the group.

£36m

Total combined turnover.

What’s New

Latest News

Photo of Group signs new AoC Mental Health Charter
Group signs new AoC Mental Health Charter

Tuesday, 14 May, 2024

Demonstrating its commitment to supporting student and staff mental health and wellbeing, the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group has officially signed…

Photo of Group wins Apprenticeship Training Provider of the Year Award
Group wins Apprenticeship Training Provider of the Year Award

Friday, 10 May, 2024

The Heart of Yorkshire Education Group was named as the Training Provider of the Year at the West Yorkshire Apprenticeship Awards 2024, acknowledging its…

Photo of Group celebrates Apprenticeships at Annual Awards Ceremony
Group celebrates Apprenticeships at Annual Awards Ceremony

Friday, 26 April, 2024

The Heart of Yorkshire Education Group has recognised the exceptional achievements of its apprentices and the contributions of its employer partners at…

Photo of Group wins Yorkshire Learning Providers Award
Group wins Yorkshire Learning Providers Award

Tuesday, 6 February, 2024

The Heart of Yorkshire Education Group has been recognised by the Yorkshire Learning Providers Awards for its efforts in helping the region develop the…

Photo of National Apprenticeship Week 2024: Celebrating Skills For Life
National Apprenticeship Week 2024: Celebrating Skills For Life

Monday, 5 February, 2024

It’s National Apprenticeship Week! There’s lots to shout about this National Apprenticeship Week, with a range of activities going on across our three…

Photo of Group shortlisted for three Yorkshire Learning Provider Awards
Group shortlisted for three Yorkshire Learning Provider Awards

Thursday, 11 January, 2024

The Heart of Yorkshire Education Group is delighted to announce it has been shortlisted for a number of accolades at the Yorkshire Learning Provider Awards…

Locations

Right at the heart of Yorkshire

Castleford Campus

Castleford Campus
Glasshoughton

Selby Campus

Selby College
Selby

Wakefield City Campus, Harrison Building

Wakefield College
Wakefield

Highlights

The merger of Wakefield College and Selby College, and the creation of the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group brings many new benefits to learners across the region and beyond.

Wakefield College student

Choice.

We will offer a wider range of courses and apprenticeships at all levels, including additional higher education pathways, increased support for our students and extended services for employers.

Wakefield College student

Expertise.

We will take the very best practice from colleagues at both Colleges and combine it to enhance students’ experiences inside the classroom and outside. We believe this will result in better results for our students, improved progression opportunities and career enhancement.

Wakefield College student

Resources.

The merger creates a much larger College entity, which will mean more funding and the ability to invest in developing our offer to benefit students and apprentices across a wide geographical area.

Wakefield College student

Facilities.

As separate organisations, both colleges have invested heavily in creating real-world learning environments and teaching spaces in recent years. As a Group, this investment will continue at pace to ensure our learners have access to the highest quality facilities.

Wakefield College student

Support.

As a new, combined institution, we will continue to share proven expertise in quality improvement, ensuring that students across our communities can access a high-quality learning experience with excellent standards of support.

Wakefield College student

Community.

Both Selby and Wakefield Colleges already work effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders and partners and are integral hubs within their local communities. We will continue to play a key role in addressing social exclusion and raising aspirations by providing inclusive opportunities.

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