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Gingerbread house winner

Wednesday, 25 January, 2012

Congratulations to Level 1 Diploma in Professional Cookery student Alex Craven winning the annual 2011/12 Gingerbread House competition.

HR experts address business delegates

Monday, 31 October, 2011

More than 50 delegates from businesses across the Wakefield District were recently welcomed to the Thornes Park Campus for a seminar organised by staff at Wakefield College.

NHS staff celebrate achievements

Tuesday, 18 October, 2011

NHS Staff from across the West Yorkshire region came together last week at Wakefield College to celebrate their success. Staff from NHS Yorkshire and Humber including those from Trusts in Bradford, Calderdale, Huddersfield and from Yorkshire Ambulance Service, gathered at the iconic Castleford Campus to celebrate successfully completing courses through the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).

City Centre Campus work set to begin

Monday, 03 October, 2011

There was an air of excitement around Wakefield College last week as contracts were signed to mark the beginning of work on the redevelopment of its City Centre Campus. Bosses from Wakefield College, GB Building Solutions and YORbuild were on hand to break the first turf as work on the first phase officially started.

X-Factor dream still alive for Sarah

Wednesday, 28 September, 2011

A Wakefield College musical theatre student’s dream of a pop career remains alive after she eventually made it through to the next round of the X-Factor. Having initially not made it through at Bootcamp, Sarah was given the dream ticket to Miami after one of the contestants failed to get a travel visa to America.

Wakefield College celebrates A Level success

Thursday, 18 August, 2011

There was an air of jubilation amongst staff and students at Wakefield College after the class of 2011 achieved another set of excellent A-level results. Figures revealed last night showed that the overall pass rate exceeded 95% for the 7th year in succession, and backed up the College’s most recent Ofsted report which judged A-level success rates to be outstanding.

Double joy for College at West Yorkshire awards ceremony

Friday, 17 June, 2011

Higher Education students from Wakefield College have won two awards at the annual West Yorkshire Lifelong Learning Network (WYLLN) awards. John Heaton, 39, won the Learner Award in the category of Culture, Media and the Arts whilst Rebecca Mallinder, 20, picked up the Learner Award in the category of Leadership, Management, Innovation and Enterprise.

21st century matchmaker wins AoC Gold Award

Monday, 06 June, 2011

To highlight the important role further education plays for students today, the AoC Charitable Trust runs a ‘mini me’ campaign alongside the Gold Awards. The nominating colleges each select a current student who shows promise in a similar field to their Gold Award winner.

Students ‘paint the lounge’ in Castleford

Friday, 03 June, 2011

Staff at Guinness Northern Counties’ Leeds Office have been working with staff and students at the Castleford Campus, ICI paints and City Response Ltd to brighten up the communal lounge at Victoria Court sheltered housing scheme in Castleford.

We are the champions

Thursday, 12 May, 2011

Wakefield College’s Rugby League team can now rightly claim to be the best team in the country after triumphing in last night’s College’s Rugby final. The team, who were crowned Yorkshire champions last month, ran out worthy winners after a hard fought 20-14 win over holders Hopwood Hall College, Rochdale.


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RT @WakeyCDA: The audience is filling up for tonight’s performance of Shout! @WakeyCDA @wakeycollege #breakaleg…

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RT @gcsportsmaker: The first ever #wyscollegegames18 has gone down a storm. Well done to all the students involved. Thanks to…

RT @WakeCollSU: There is lots happening today as we host the @YorkshireSport College Games. @wakeycollege students are taking part…