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College student hoping to be a cut above the rest

Friday, 22 June, 2012

A talented hairdressing student from Wakefield College has beaten off stiff competition and secured a place in the UK regional finals of the WorldSkills advanced hairdressing competition.

Back to the Kitchen Floor for Shadow Chancellor

Tuesday, 29 May, 2012

Outwood and Morley MP Ed Balls visited Wakefield College recently where he had the opportunity to speak with senior College staff and also to try his hand at bread making with a group of talented catering students.

We are the Champions! College retains the Rugby League Yorkshire Cup

Tuesday, 03 April, 2012

Wakefield College visited Lock Lane ARLFC for the second year in succession to see it they could repeat their success of the previous year and carry off the coveted Colleges Yorkshire Cup.

College Restaurant named Wakefield’s Finest

Tuesday, 20 March, 2012

Gaskell’s Restaurant, Wakefield College’s training restaurant, has been named the best restaurant in Wakefield by the Civic Society for the second year running at a glitzy awards ceremony that took place at Bishopgarth last week. The College were joint winners of the award with Red Chilli based in Kirkgate, Wakefield.

From the classroom to the rugby field

Wednesday, 15 February, 2012

A Wakefield College student will soon be able to get his own back on his tutor when the pair clash on opposing sides in this weekend’s Northern Rail Rugby Cup at the Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster. Eighteen year old Jamie Crowther, who is studying on the BTEC National Certificate in Sports Performance and Excellence, will go head-to-head with his Sports lecturer James Ford when Jamie’s team, Doncaster Rugby League Club, takes on the York Knights – the team captained by James Ford.

College students learn the art of Asian cooking

Wednesday, 25 January, 2012

Catering students from Wakefield College this week have been learning the art of fine Asian cuisine, thanks to the head chef and his team from Jinnah Indian Restaurant.

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.

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