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College IT Department receives Microsoft accreditation

Wednesday, 09 January, 2013

Wakefield College has signed up to a new accreditation scheme which will give the people of Wakefield access to a range of valuable IT industry-standard qualifications. The College has now become a recognised Certiport testing centre authorised to run a host of Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) courses. The MTA is Microsoft’s latest suite of technology certification exams which validate fundamental knowledge needed to begin building a career using Microsoft technologies.

Festive Fiddle

Tuesday, 18 December, 2012

Students on the Higher National Diploma in Music (Popular Music) course presented the Festive Fiddle at Warehouse 23 in Wakefield. Five bands took to the new refurbished venue as part of a College wide Xmas party.

Award winners celebrate success

Monday, 17 December, 2012

Undeterred by the cold wintery weather, Wakefield College students gathered at the Castleford Campus on Friday evening for the Awards Ceremony, the College’s annual celebration of its students’ hard work, dedication and achievements.

Resident Easel

Wednesday, 12 December, 2012

On a cold December evening, students on the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music (Performance) showcased their talents at The Hop in Wakefield. The performance was entitled Resident Easal and the music was inspired by the life and work of Edward Munch, Salvador Dali, Banksy, and Gerald Scarfe.

Popcorn

Tuesday, 11 December, 2012

Year 1 students on the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music (Performance) presented a night of live music which was inspired by the movies at Wakefield Arts Centre.

College students triumph in WorldSkills showcase

Tuesday, 27 November, 2012

Two beauty therapy students from Wakefield College’s Castleford Campus have won medals at the WorldSkills finals – the UK’s biggest careers and skills showcase. The three day event, held at the Birmingham NEC, attracted more than 500 competitors who took part in an array of disciplines ranging from aeronautical engineering to floristry.

Fan tash tic

Tuesday, 27 November, 2012

Lecturers and support staff at Wakefield College have helped raise more than £1,200 for charity as part of Movember – the awareness campaign which involves men growing moustaches for charity.

College students celebrate graduation success

Saturday, 10 November, 2012

A congregation of more than 500 gathered at QEGS last Saturday to see students from Wakefield College receive higher level qualifications at the annual Graduation Ceremony.

Amalagmate

Saturday, 20 October, 2012

A collaborative sonic arts exhibition which sees students from the BTEC Higher National Diploma in Music Performance from Wakefield College team up with Westgate Studios to create sonic compositions inspired by the work of the resident artists. The video was filmed by Studio Holder Dave Hanvey.

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