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Exciting plans for old Archive Building

Tuesday, 06 February, 2018

Wakefield College has revealed exciting plans for the former Registry of Deeds Building on Margaret Street. The building, which the College took over in 2017, will see a yearlong renovation project bring in new facilities for the study of music, hospitality, animal care and horticulture. Learners will also benefit from modern training kitchens and large rehearsal spaces whilst members of the public will be able to access a new commercial training restaurant and cafe.

Wakefield College backs fair funding call

Thursday, 09 November, 2017

Wakefield College is joining a national campaign spearheaded by the Association of Colleges (AoC) urging the Chancellor to make funding fairer for colleges.

Wakefield College Volunteer Fair

Tuesday, 03 October, 2017

Do you have any volunteering opportunities to offer Wakefield College students?

Wakefield College celebrates A Level results

Thursday, 17 August, 2017

A Level students from Wakefield College’s Sixth Form have once again come up trumps after the class of 2017 achieved another strong set of results. Figures revealed last night showed students achieved an overall pass rate of 96% - the 14th year running the result has exceeded 95%. In addition to the A level success, an impressive 12 BTEC Extended Diploma students achieved three distinction stars – the highest results possible.

Wakefield College teams up with Yamaha Motor Europe

Tuesday, 15 August, 2017

A former engineering student from Wakefield College has ensured future motorcycle studies learners can get to grips with a host of top of the range bikes after his employer Yamaha loaned motorcycles worth more than £80,000 to the College.

Wakefield College and Wakefield Trinity team up

Tuesday, 25 July, 2017

Wakefield College and Wakefield Trinity are delighted to announce the signing of a new education agreement.

Business victory at Grant Thornton’s Umph event!

Monday, 24 July, 2017

Students from Greenhead College, Huddersfield, beat stiff competition to defend their title for the second year running at this year’s Umph! Competition that took place at Wakefield College’s new £7m Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre.

College students mark turf-cutting at new Castleford development…

Thursday, 13 July, 2017

Staff and work placement students from Wakefield College joined bosses from housebuilder Keepmoat Homes in Castleford recently for a turf-cutting ceremony at the £22million Flass Lane development.

Wakefield College Beauty Students Celebrate Competition Success

Friday, 07 July, 2017

Three Wakefield College Hair & Beauty students from the Castleford Campus are celebrating after securing the top spots in two prestigious national competitions - UK World Skills Awards and the National Make-Up Awards 2017. WorldSkills UK, and National Make-Up Awards bring together apprentices and young people from across the country to compete against each other to be judged the best in their chosen discipline.

University Centre Wakefield celebrates teaching excellence award

Thursday, 22 June, 2017

The University Centre at Wakefield College is celebrating today after being given a Silver Award by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) panel; introduced by the Government to recognise and reward excellent teaching in Higher Education.

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