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Celebrating student success at the 14-16 awards evening

Thursday, 11 May, 2017

The annual Wakefield College 14-16 Awards took place last week and saw a number of awards for students at local schools.

Wakefield College welcomes former student to new ASIC

Monday, 08 May, 2017

Wakefield College recently welcomed its former student Adeem Younis to get a sneak peek into its new £7m Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre. Adeem, who studied Graphic Design at the College, saw first-hand the impressive new build that promises to transform high-level skills delivery in the District.

College receives keys to new £7m Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre

Thursday, 04 May, 2017

There was an air of excitement at Wakefield College this week after the keys to the new £7m Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre were handed over to senior College staff. The new centre, based at the College’s City Campus, will welcome its first students later this month before the official opening in the Autumn, and promises to transform high-levels skills education and training in the District.

Fundamental British Values Competition Winners

Tuesday, 18 April, 2017

Congratulations to Edyta (1st prize winner), and Kyle and James (runners up), on your recent success as part of the Fundamental British Values (FBV) poster competition.

Another sports star makes the step up to professional league

Monday, 27 March, 2017

A Wakefield College student has signed professional terms with Wakefield Trinity after impressing with a string of performances in the College’s Category 3 team.

Wakefield College students go on an expedition

Tuesday, 21 March, 2017

Health and Social Care students from Wakefield College recently spent a morning on Mars, exploring the Great Barrier Reef and visiting Buckingham Palace all in the comfort of their classroom. The College teamed up with Google Expeditions recently and gave students the opportunity to try on new virtual reality headsets giving them unique insight into areas of interest from across the world and beyond.

Olympic level training for College swimmer Thomas

Wednesday, 15 March, 2017

Wakefield College student, Thomas Raddings, was invited to a Down Syndrome Swimming Team GB training camp for two days in January in Portsmouth and Isle of Wight.

Performing Arts students get a masterclass from West End star

Tuesday, 14 March, 2017

Performing Arts students from the University Centre at Wakefield College were in the esteemed company of West End star Julia Worsely this week when she led an interactive masterclass and took part in an open question and answer session at the Mechanics' Theatre, Wakefield.

Students get a taste of construction

Monday, 13 March, 2017

As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2017, Wakefield College attended a construction focused careers event, which took place at Leeds Rhino’s Headingley Stadium and cricket grounds recently.

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