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.
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Total number of students in 2021 - 2022.
Three campuses in three locations across the region.
Total number of higher education students taught in 2021 - 2022.
Total number of apprentices taught in 2021 - 2022.
Total number of staff across the group.
Total combined turnover.
Monday, 4 December, 2023
The Heart of Yorkshire Education Group is enabling adults to upskill or retrain from the comfort of their own homes, with its brand-new range of Free Online…
Thursday, 30 November, 2023
The University Centre at the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group has been awarded ‘Silver’ for student experience in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)…
Monday, 13 November, 2023
The Heart of Yorkshire Education Group has been praised by Ofsted for its ‘Strong’ contribution to meeting regional and national skills needs, with the…
Monday, 2 October, 2023
As we embark on T Levels Week 2023, we are looking back on our T Level journey so far and appreciating the exciting opportunities these new qualifications…
Monday, 25 September, 2023
Students from the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group recently took part in a major incident exercise with local emergency services at Xscape Yorkshire,…
Wednesday, 30 August, 2023
Acknowledging its commitment to supporting students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group’s Further…
Right at the heart of Yorkshire
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.