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Students get a taste of construction

Monday, 13 March, 2017

As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2017, Wakefield College attended a construction focused careers event, which took place at Leeds Rhino’s Headingley Stadium and cricket grounds recently.

Wakefield College celebrates Apprentice success

Wednesday, 08 March, 2017

The picturesque surroundings of Yorkshire Sculpture Park formed the backdrop for Wakefield College’s annual Apprenticeships Awards Ceremony this week. Senior College staff were joined by local business leaders and local dignitaries to celebrate the success of apprentices and employers at the glittering awards evening.

College work placement team on a mission…

Monday, 20 February, 2017

Wakefield College’s newly appointed Work Placement team is on a mission to bring students and the region’s businesses closer together.

Students experience college master classes with STEMPLUS

Thursday, 16 February, 2017

Wakefield College recently welcomed over 170 students in Year 8 and 9 at local schools to take part in STEMPLUS master classes. These enthusiastic learners had the opportunity to try out activities in a range of subject areas across college, particularly focusing on science, games development, and computing.

Wakefield College going to the AoC Sport National Championships

Friday, 10 February, 2017

Wakefield College will be flying the flag for Yorkshire this April as Mark Bostock, a 1st year on the Sports Performance & Excellence course will be running in the Men’s Cross Country Final on Saturday 22 April 2017.

Wakefield College learners visit Drax power station

Tuesday, 07 February, 2017

Drax power station kindly opened its doors to 27 Level 2 Electrical Installation learners from Wakefield College recently. The trip consisted of a very informative tour of the power station, showing our students the extensive process of generating electricity and supplying it across the UK.

Wakefield College welcomes Coca Cola Site Director to new ASIC

Thursday, 26 January, 2017

Wakefield College welcomed Coca Cola European Partners (CCEP) Site Director Trevor Newman to view progress on the College’s new £7M Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre (ASIC) this week.

Musical Theatre students to unveil new show

Wednesday, 25 January, 2017

Musical Theatre students from the University Centre at Wakefield College have been busy in rehearsals recently preparing to showcase their talents when they perform ‘The Little Angel’ – a new piece written by their Musical Theatre lecturer Paul Dale-Vickers.

College celebrates Graduation Ceremony

Wednesday, 16 November, 2016

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 Mark Burns-Williamson, Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire, took the opportunity to praise the College for its hard work and congratulated the graduates on their achievements.

Talented school students get a taste of college life

Tuesday, 01 November, 2016

Talented key stage 3 students from local schools were welcomed to Wakefield College recently to take part in STEMPLUS masterclasses. The students, many of whom are part of their school’s gifted & talented cohorts, had the opportunity to try out activities in a range of subject areas including science, technology, engineering, maths and digital industries.

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