Askham Bryan College is one of the leading land-based colleges in the UK and is the largest provider of specialist land-based further education in England.

Originally opened in January 1948, the first students enrolled on residential courses at the then Yorkshire Institute of Agriculture. Until 1964 only agriculture and horticulture courses were available but during the 1970s the range of subjects was broadened and higher education qualifications were also offered. Today the College offers courses from entry level to honours degrees in a number of Centres and has a turnover of £29 million.

We have an expanding number of degree courses and a growing higher education student community. A team of QAA reviewers in 2014 commended the quality of student learning opportunities and the enhancement of learning opportunities and was deemed to have exceeded UK expectations in these two areas.

In June 2013 the college was awarded outstanding in all areas of our Ofsted care standards inspection.