About Us

Providing education & training in Wakefield since 1868

Welcome to Wakefield College

Providing innovation in education since 1868

The City of Wakefield sits at the heart of West Yorkshire, and at the heart of the Wakefield district is Wakefield College. The College is the largest college in the District and has an impressive track record, having provided education and training in Wakefield and its surrounding area since 1868.

Today, the College has its base in three major areas as well as delivering learning in community settings all over the district.

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Facts & Figures

9,950

...students taught in 2015

97%

...overall A Level pass rate in 2015

14

...A Level subjects achieved 100% pass rate in 2015

91%

...overall satisfaction rating from HE students

94%

...overall satisfaction rating from FE students

7,200+

...vocational qualifications achieved in 2015

Good

...the Ofsted rating for overall effectiveness

148

...years providing education & training in Wakefield

£6.25m

...cost of the new University Centre hub opening in 2017

96%

...HE students were in employment 6 months after graduating

300+

...students achieved a Higher Education in 2015

Castleford Campus

Our Castleford Campus houses excellent workshops providing realistic working environments for our motor vehicle, construction and engineering students.

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Wakefield City Campus

In the heart of Wakefield city centre, the Wakefield City Campus is a modern, social hub for any level of student. The building is equipped with all the facilities and resources that students need to support and enhance their learning.

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Mechanics’ Theatre

Waterton Building

The Waterton Building is our performing arts centre with the 160 seat Mechanics’ Theatre at the heart. It’s just a five minute walk from our Wakefield City Campus.

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Harrison Building

Wakefield City Campus

Built in 2012, the Harrison Building is home to our three-storey LibraryPlus facility. There is also a Starbucks cafe, so you can grab yourself a coffee to go, or meet with friends and relax.

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Castleford Campus

Our Castleford Campus houses excellent workshops providing realistic working environments for our motor vehicle, construction and engineering students.

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Get a Prospectus

School Leaver Prospectus 2017/18

School Leaver Prospectus 2017/18

September 2016

Sixth Form at Wakefield College Prospectus 2017/18

Sixth Form at Wakefield College Prospectus 2017/18

September 2016

Part-time & Professional Course Guide 2015

Part-time & Professional Course Guide 2015

June 2016

Part-time & Professional Course Listings 2016

Part-time & Professional Course Listings 2016

June 2016

Higher Education Prospectus 2017

Higher Education Prospectus 2017

June 2016

International Prospectus 2017

International Prospectus 2017

January 2016

Fourteen to Sixteen Prospectus 2016/17

Fourteen to Sixteen Prospectus 2016/17

March 2016