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East Riding College

Flemingate Centre, Armstrong Way, Beverley, HU17 0GH

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About us

The College has two main campuses one in Beverley and one in Bridlington with a smaller site in Hull. Our newest campus is in Beverley and is within the lively Flemingate shopping and leisure development.  The campus is packed with the latest in teaching and learning technology.  Students learn in real life commercial environments like our Elwell's restaurant, Inspire hair and beauty salon and New Horizons travel shop.  Our Bridlington campus is a modern purpose-built learning environment, which houses specialist Mechatronics Centre and our Clinical Skills Centre.  It is also home to Archers restaurant and another Inspire hair and beauty salon.

At East Riding College our aim is to help you develop skills you'll need for employment or studying at University.  Our exceptional tutors are often industry experts who have 'been there and done it' .  They can help you develop the technical and professional skills you'll need to take you further.

There is a wide range of full-time courses on offer from Level 1 through to Level 7 (Higher Education), Apprenticeships and part-time courses.

Student support

The College has a qualified team of guidance staff who are on hand to provide expert support.  They can help you explore your career options; choose the most appropriate course and plan what to do after College.

The College welcomes and supports all learners with additional needs and disabilities.

Help with childcare costs may be available.  The College works with a range of nurseries and registered childminders.

Every full-time student has a personal tutor who regularly reviews your progress to ensure that you are on target to successfully complete your programme and progress in your chosen career.

What makes us different?

We have some of the best facilities in the region - you'll learn in a modern specialist state-of-the-art environment.

We are in the top 20 colleges nationally for achievement (general FE colleges)

The College's support, care and guidance were judged by Ofsted as outstanding at our last inspection.


Free travel for learners aged 16 - 18 and living more than two miles from their nearest place of study.

Additional information

Interviews for full time courses starting in September are postponed, but don't worry - applicants will instead be given a formal offer* of a place on a suitable course. Other entry requirements still apply.Where you meet the entry requirements for your chosen course you will be accepted. Where you do not meet the entry requirements for your chosen course, we guarantee you a place on a suitable alternative. 

If you would like the option of a telephone or online interview, or access to advice and guidance, please contact the College by emailing

*Exceptions include those with a criminal conviction or who have been previously been excluded, or where the SEN needs or requirements of an existing Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) cannot be fully met. In these circumstances a risk assessment may be required before we are able to confirm your place at the College.

Elland Hill - Level 3 Fashion

Elland hadn’t had a good time at school, but at college she really found her calling. She did well in all her units achieving a D*D*D and she also won the BTEC Art and Design student of the year, which was a real accolade to not only her but her tutor too.

Elland is now a scholarship student studying a BA Hons in Fashion Design at Northumberland University  

Jade Hogg

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

Student Jade Hogg aged 18 from Driffield won the Ken Whyborn Recognition Award, awarded to a student who has overcome significant challenges to successfully complete their course and achieve in their chosen field.

Jade supported herself financially throughout her course, holding down three part time jobs whilst also studying full time. Through sheer hard work and determination Jade achieved top grades and worked hard to gain her GCSE English Language, which she needed in order to pursue her chosen career path. Jade, who has dyslexia, never thought she would be able to go to university, but has recently accepted a place to study social work at Sheffield Hallam University.

Jade said “I’m proud of myself and I feel the award is recognising all my hard work. I’d like to thank Ken for creating the award and my tutor Bev Felgate, for nominating me and always believing in me and supporting me.”

Cameron Willers

Joinery Apprentice

Apprentice Cameron Willers aged 17 from Gransmoor was chosen to receive a bursary for carpentry from the Gordon Leason Carpentry Apprenticeship Scholarship Fund, awarded by the Rotary Club of Driffield. The Trust was created in memory of Mr Gordon Leason to help trainee carpenters in the local area. The £500 annual prize is intended to help students buy their first tools of the trade.

Cameron, who is an Apprentice Joiner at Eddy Willers Home Improvements and attends the College’s Bridlington campus was a worthy winner.

He said, “It was a total surprise and I’m delighted to have been awarded the bursary from the Rotary Club in Mr. Leason’s name. It will be great to know I can get what I need to help with learning my trade without having to worry.”

Alex Sheldon, head of curriculum for construction and engineering at the College said, “Cameron is a deserving recipient of the bursary as he has worked hard ever since he started with us. He has a 100% attendance record and shows serious commitment to his studies – right down to his attitude and punctuality.”


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