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Wakefield College hosts inaugural Apprenticeships Award Ceremony

Tuesday, 15 March, 2016

Wakefield College’s inaugural Apprenticeships awards ceremony took place at Unity Works on Monday 14 March kicking off a week of activities to mark National Apprenticeships Week (14-18 March).

Holocaust survivor visits Wakefield College

Friday, 19 February, 2016

Students from Wakefield College were given a first-hand account of the Holocaust this week when survivor Marc Schatzberger visited to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day. Marc delivered a talk to students on the Public Services, Law and Politics courses and took questions helping students gain a deeper understanding of the Holocaust.

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.

Wakefield College staff combine to help drive York City Knights forward

Friday, 18 December, 2015

Staff from Wakefield College’s Sports Department are pushing the York City Knights Rugby League Team toward success after joining forces.

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.

Wakefield College beauty student nails it

Tuesday, 24 November, 2015

A talented Wakefield College beauty student has been named the best in the business after striking gold in a national competition. Sarah Greaves, 29, who studies on the Level 3 Nail Technicians course at the College’s Castleford Campus, won the gold award in the Nails Services category at the World Skills National Finals Event held at the NEC, Birmingham.

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.

More success for College’s famed sports academy

Thursday, 12 November, 2015

Students from Wakefield College’s Academy of Sporting Excellence (ASE) had further reasons to smile this week after two of them made it through to national trials for England. Oliver Holmes (Hockey) and Charlie Freeman (Football) successfully made it through regional trials in their respective sports and are now going up against the best college talent from across the country hoping to be chosen for the national side.

Higher education students celebrate graduation success...

Tuesday, 10 November, 2015

A congregation of more than 500 gathered at Wakefield Cathedral last Saturday to see students from the University Centre at Wakefield College receive higher level qualifications at the annual Graduation Ceremony. This year’s guest speaker Mary Creagh, MP for Wakefield, took the opportunity to praise the College for its hard work and congratulated the graduates on their achievements.

Wheelchair Rugby success for College student

Wednesday, 07 October, 2015

Wakefield College Rugby League Development Centre student Tom Helliwell came up trumps at the recent International Wheelchair Rugby League European Championships after helping England win the competition and finishing top scorer with a total of 102 points.

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