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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 and the formation of Castleford 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 Colleges, the Group serves over 9,000 students including full-time, Higher Education and Apprentices.  

Following an Ofsted inspection in October 2023, the Group was graded ‘Good’ across all four provision types and ‘Strong’ for its contribution to meeting regional and national skills needs. Read the full report, here 


As an anchor institution within West and North Yorkshire, the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group is wholeheartedly committed to the development of sustainability within its communities. 

The Group recognises its unique position to influence change, to train and educate; develop values, behaviours and attitudes to influence societal change; develop our curriculum and partnerships relevant to the green economy and to operate best sustainable practices, thus reducing our environmental impact. 

It aims to provide further support to the UK target for Net Zero and an opportunity for collaboration to implement a greener curriculum and economy through environmental, circular and sustainable practice. 

““Through our partnership with the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group we’re looking beyond the Covid crisis towards a green economic recovery, powered by talented people and exciting, innovative technologies, like BECCS. This will help people in our communities to learn the skills needed to pursue jobs in the green economy, and enable companies like Drax to continue to grow, and build a strong regional economy with thriving communities.” ”
Bruce Heppenstall, Drax Power Station Plant Director

Meet the student case studies:

Declan Farmer | Selby College

Nathan Taylor | Selby College

Callum O'Grady | Selby College

Phil Worth | Selby College