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East Riding College was given LSIS Beacon Status in June 2011, Only a handful of colleges are awarded this highly respected accolade annually. In order to qualify for Beacon status, leadership and management must be graded by Ofsted as "outstanding" and inspection reports should have no grades less than "good" in all other areas inspected.

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The matrix mark is the benchmark standard for the quality of advice and guidance offered to people about learning or work. Read more at the matrix website.

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We have been recognised as a disability confident employer because we have made a commitment to employ, keep and develop the abilities of disabled staff. Read more at the Directgov website.

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The College achieved the Government-led Customer Service Excellence standard after a rigorous process which looked at issues such as timeliness, information, professionalism and staff attitude. The areas that were recognised for customer service excellence were the: E-Learning Centre, Facilities,  Finance, Human Resources, ICT Support and Marketing departments.  The remaining areas will be assessed over the next two years.  Read more at the Customer Service Excellence website.


Apprenticeships are work-based courses which involve learning and gaining qualifications while working for an employer and are a key element in the government's drive to improve skill levels nationally. Read more on our apprenticeships page or visit the government's apprenticeships website.


The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) awarded East Riding College a Silver quality standard for its Higher Education provision.  This means it has been recognised for delivering high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.


Marketing Humber is a network made up of a diverse and passionate group of Bondholder member organisations, ranging from entrepreneurial SMEs to global businesses.  As a Bondholder we are ambassadors for the Humber, fuelling the local economy and securing its future.  


The Covenant is the College's pledge to support those who serve in the Armed Forces and their families. It recognises the value serving personnel, both regular and reservists, veterans and military families contribute to our community.  The agreement reinforces the support the College offers to members of the armed forces and their families, especially in the area of career transition and establishing employment pathways for service leavers.  It also reinforces that the College is a forces-friendly organisation, accommodating service personnel and their families' commitment to the forces.  

The College is a Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award holder, recognising the College's forces-friendly credentials and commitment to the covenant.

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In November 2019 East Riding College became and official partner and the Approved Apprenticeship Provider of Hull City. Hull City’s Commercial Sales Manager, Paul Fielder said:“This will be a true partnership that will see numerous chances for students to be involved with the football club, whilst also offering a range of training opportunities for our staff."