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Open Event at Wakefield College to celebrate Colleges Week

Monday, 15 October, 2018

Colleges Week takes place from Monday 15 October to Friday 19 October 2018 and is part of the ‘Love Our Colleges’ campaign and sees colleges across the country hosting events to showcase the brilliant stuff they do, day in and day out, as well as national lobby of Parliament on Wednesday 17 October.

Member of staff achieved Yamaha's Technical Academy (Europe) Silver Certificate.

Monday, 08 October, 2018

Richard Van Steenis,Yamaha Executive presenting Ian Smith, Motor Cycle Lecturer with a certificate of completion for Yamaha's Technical Academy (Europe) Silver Certificate in Amsterdam.

Ian undertook the training with 7 other candidates from as far afield as Finland, Bavaria and Germany. The training took place at Yamaha's European headquarters in Aalsmeer near Amsterdam.

Ian said,…

Level 3 Plumbing students visiting the BAM construction site at Leeds Playhouse

Monday, 01 October, 2018

Level 3 Plumbing students at Wakefield College visiting the BAM construction site at Leeds Playhouse on Thursday 27th September to get an insight of the works happening on the well known theatre.

Wakefield to become the first Women & Girl’s Rugby Development Academy in the UK

Friday, 28 September, 2018

Wakefield College and Wakefield Trinity Community Trust have partnered up to become the first Women’s Rugby Development Academy in the country.

College students complete Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award

Wednesday, 12 September, 2018

Over 50 Wakefield College students received their certificates for completing the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Croft Signs Four Year Deal

Monday, 10 September, 2018

Wakefield College Student Jack Croft has signed a four-year professional contract with Wakefield Trinity RLFC.

Wakefield College’s Get SET student has gained paid employment

Thursday, 06 September, 2018

Thomas Raddings, a student from the College’s Get Supported Employment training (SET) programme, has gained paid employment at Nostell café after his supported work placement with them.

Wakefield College enter new partnership with OE Electrics

Tuesday, 21 August, 2018

Electrical manufacturer OE Electrics has established a partnership with Wakefield College to offer two engineering apprenticeships to local students and is confident this will be the first of many apprenticeship opportunities to be offered through the partnership.

College student secures place at the University of Cambridge

Thursday, 16 August, 2018

A Wakefield College student who thought getting back to university was a bridge too far having been out of education for a few years, has secured a place at the University of Cambridge. Robert Murphy, 26 passed the Access to Higher Education course with distinction and now can look forward to studying a degree in social sciences at the prestigious institute.

A Level Results Day 2018

Thursday, 16 August, 2018

A Level students from Wakefield College’s Sixth Form have once again demonstrated hard work and determination after the class of 2018 achieved another strong set of results. Figures revealed last night showed students achieved an overall pass rate of 97% - the 15th year running the result has exceeded 95%. The number of students achieving high A* to C high grades also saw a seven percent increase to 58%.

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