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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.

Leigh set to take on London Marathon for charity

Thursday, 23 April, 2015

Wakefield College Student Experience Manager, Leigh Allsop, is all set for a gruelling 26 mile run this weekend as he joins thousands of others taking part in the London Marathon. Leigh, 33, will be raising money for the Willow Foundation after they supported him through his diagnosis of cancer 8 years ago.

Wakefield students grill election hopefuls

Wednesday, 22 April, 2015

Young people from across the Wakefield District came face to face with their local politicians during a Hustings event at Wakefield College on last week.

Prince’s Trust project learners celebrate success

Friday, 10 April, 2015

Learners from Wakefield College gathered to celebrate their success recently following the successful completion of their Prince’s Trust qualification. Students on the 12 week programme were joined by staff, friends, families and other VIPs as they reflected over their learning and received their certificates of achievement.

Thomas swimming in the fast lane

Monday, 30 March, 2015

A Wakefield College student has been praised for his sporting abilities after winning a string of national and international swimming competitions. Thomas Raddings, 16, from Pontefract has now set his sights even higher and hopes to continue progressing both in the swimming pool and at College.

Barratt Homes Site Visit

Monday, 09 March, 2015

Full time level 3 Electrical Installation learners from Wakefield College’s Castleford Campus recently visited a new housing complex for Barratts and David Wilson Homes in Pontefract.

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.

College bricklayers building for the future

Wednesday, 18 February, 2015

Level 3 learners from the College’s bricklaying course are nearing the end of their time at the College. The students, based at the Castleford Campus, have spent 3 years under the guidance of tutor Chris Mellars.

College Games Design students take part in international event

Thursday, 05 February, 2015

Games Design students from Wakefield College recently got creative as they took part in an annual games design event.

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