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University Centre celebrates review success

Wednesday, 07 September, 2016

Staff and students from the University Centre at Wakefield College were celebrating following a positive review of quality and standards of provision by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

West Yorkshire colleges sign joint venture

Thursday, 28 July, 2016

Wakefield College has joined other colleges in signing a joint venture agreement that unites the region’s FE colleges.

First turf cut for new Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre

Monday, 09 May, 2016

A turf cutting ceremony last week week marked the beginning of construction work on Wakefield College’s brand new Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre (ASIC). College principal Sam Wright cut the first turf on the new £6.8M project which is due to open in 2017.

Apprenticeship Job Shop opens in Wakefield

Tuesday, 02 February, 2016

Shoppers hitting the high street in Wakefield could bag themselves an apprenticeship after the Apprenticeship Drop-in Centre was officially opened. The shop, based in Market Hall on Union Street, is a joint venture backed by Wakefield College and Wakefield Council.

College Marketing Team Scoops National Award

Tuesday, 01 December, 2015

Wakefield College’s Marketing Department has won a prestigious national award at the annual College Marketing Network (CMN) FE First Awards Ceremony held at the Hilton Hotel in Leicester this week.

University Centre plans move a step closer

Friday, 20 November, 2015

A brand new £6.25 million Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre (ASICS), which will become the new home of the University Centre at Wakefield College, has been given the go-ahead. The Centre, based at the College’s City Campus, aims to focus on innovation and enterprise in order to promote economic growth within the community.

Leeds Beckett University and Wakefield College strengthen links

Thursday, 17 September, 2015

Leeds Beckett University and Wakefield College have signed a formal agreement which will see more education and training opportunities accessible to employers and residents in the Wakefield area.

University-level applications on the up

Wednesday, 09 September, 2015

Applications to study university-level courses with the University Centre at Wakefield College are increasing as the message about studying for a degree in Wakefield hits home. The University Centre has seen a 60% increase in applications to its Higher Education (HE) provision over the last two years and this year is welcoming over 300 full-time HE students for induction next week.

New course is backed by local creative industries

Thursday, 27 August, 2015

An exciting new course has received the seal of approval from the region’s digital and creative industries. The Level 3 Creative and Digital Industries diploma, to be delivered by Wakefield College, will prepare school leavers for a career in the creative, digital and IT (CDIT) sectors.

New partnership to benefit College learners

Thursday, 30 July, 2015

A new working partnership between Wakefield College and a Yorkshire based social enterprise Ahead Partnership is set for launch to coincide with the new academic year.

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