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Beauty students sweep the board at regional skills competition

Friday, 04 July, 2014

Beauty Therapy students from Wakefield College swept the board at the regional World Skills 2014 heats last week after picking up five awards.

Crofton pupils crowned chefs of the year

Thursday, 19 June, 2014

The third annual Wakefield College Schools Cookery Competition saw the region’s best young chefs come together to battle it out to be crowned School Chefs of the Year.

Student scoops prestigious learning award

Wednesday, 11 June, 2014

Learna Kenney, 35, from Wakefield College has transformed her life by returning to education achieving Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths, and is now working towards an apprenticeship in Healthcare.

New Website for Lightwaves

Tuesday, 03 June, 2014

Creative web design students from Wakefield College put their tech skills to good use when they revamped the official website of a local community group. The College’s Web Design Foundation Degree (FdA) students overhauled the website of Lightwaves (www.lightwaves.org.uk) giving it a new, sleek and professional look.

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.

England call up for Wakefield College football starlet

Monday, 19 May, 2014

Wakefield College Athlete Development Programme (ADP) student, Luke Blackburn, has set his sights on a career in professional football following his recent call-up for the English Colleges Football Association (ECFA) team. Luke, 17, spent a week in Perugia, Italy as part of an international competition.

The Leonardo Project - Student Work Experience

Tuesday, 01 April, 2014

Good luck to our Hospitality students who will by now have settled in to their accommodation in the former copper mining town of Falun in Sweden, soon to be joined by our Care and Early Years students.

Gideon Schreier Bursary Award Winner 2013

Thursday, 20 March, 2014

Waystone Construction is proud to announce that the recipient of the Gideon Schreier Bursary Award for 2013/2014 is Wakefield College Craig Richardson.

Halfords Children’s University Bike Club Pilot Project

Thursday, 13 March, 2014

Children’s University is delighted to be developing an exciting partnership with Halfords to validate their in-store Bike Club activity in selected stores. We want to make sure we get it right for everyone involved and are proposing a pilot in the stores listed below on three Wednesdays in April: 9th, 16th and 23rd.

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.

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