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Wakefield College continues to play key role in Leeds City region

Thursday, 25 June, 2015

Wakefield College is one of fourteen further education colleges in the Leeds city region who are working with employers as part of a skills network.

Pioneering work placement scheme proves a winner

Wednesday, 29 April, 2015

A work placement programme which allows young people with severe learning difficulties or disabilities gain experience with partner organisations has been hailed a success. The Get SET initiative, run by Wakefield College, has partnered up with local organisations including Caterlink, Nostell Priory, Cedar Court Hotel, and Create Café to provide students with work placements.

Wakefield College and Wildcats partnership is a roaring success

Monday, 27 April, 2015

Wakefield College and the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have signed a new joint agreement which will see the institutions working more closely together. The partnership will see talented young rugby players benefit from access to first-class coaching and at the same time take advantage of the College’s expertise in providing education and training.

Wakefield College Scoops National Marketing Award

Monday, 02 March, 2015

Wakefield College won the Marketing/Communications Campaign of the Year Award at last night’s TES FE Awards.

Wakefield College Shortlisted for Prestigious Awards

Wednesday, 17 December, 2014

Staff at Wakefield College are celebrating after being shortlisted for two Times Educational Supplement (TES) awards. The College is in the running for further education awards in the Marketing Campaign of the Year and Contribution to the Local Community categories.

England Rugby Union Head Coach opens new Sixth Form

Monday, 15 September, 2014

The region’s newest Sixth Form was officially opened by England Rugby Union Head Coach Stuart Lancaster this week. Crofton Sixth Form, a pioneering partnership between Wakefield College and Crofton Academy welcomed a host of local dignitaries, school heads and other VIPs as the ribbon was cut to welcome new students at the start of the new academic year.

New Crofton Sixth Form Building takes shape.

Thursday, 29 May, 2014

Work on the proposed new Crofton Sixth Form Academy building got underway in earnest recently as an artist’s impression of the final build was unveiled. The Sixth Form, a joint collaboration between Wakefield College and Crofton Academy will welcome students from September this year.

Wakefield College praised by Ofsted Inspectors

Wednesday, 12 March, 2014

Staff and students at Wakefield College are celebrating following a successful Ofsted Inspection visit. The College achieved a rating of ‘Good’ for overall effectiveness, which came despite the new Inspection Framework which includes tougher more stringent inspection criteria.

Research backs economic impact of College

Tuesday, 01 October, 2013

Research into the economic impact of Wakefield College has confirmed the huge influence it has on its learners and the District as a whole. The study undertaken by economic research specialists, EMSI, calculated that contributions of former College learners who are currently employed in the regional workforce amounts to £165.8 million in added income in the City of Wakefield’s economy each year whilst the economic contribution of the College to the local business community in the City of Wakefield is £183.9 million each year.

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