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Wakefield College beauty student nails it

Tuesday, 24 November, 2015

A talented Wakefield College beauty student has been named the best in the business after striking gold in a national competition. Sarah Greaves, 29, who studies on the Level 3 Nail Technicians course at the College’s Castleford Campus, won the gold award in the Nails Services category at the World Skills National Finals Event held at the NEC, Birmingham.

University Centre plans move a step closer

Friday, 20 November, 2015

A brand new £6.25 million Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre (ASICS), which will become the new home of the University Centre at Wakefield College, has been given the go-ahead. The Centre, based at the College’s City Campus, aims to focus on innovation and enterprise in order to promote economic growth within the community.

More success for College’s famed sports academy

Thursday, 12 November, 2015

Students from Wakefield College’s Academy of Sporting Excellence (ASE) had further reasons to smile this week after two of them made it through to national trials for England. Oliver Holmes (Hockey) and Charlie Freeman (Football) successfully made it through regional trials in their respective sports and are now going up against the best college talent from across the country hoping to be chosen for the national side.

Higher education students celebrate graduation success...

Tuesday, 10 November, 2015

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 Mary Creagh, MP for Wakefield, took the opportunity to praise the College for its hard work and congratulated the graduates on their achievements.

Wheelchair Rugby success for College student

Wednesday, 07 October, 2015

Wakefield College Rugby League Development Centre student Tom Helliwell came up trumps at the recent International Wheelchair Rugby League European Championships after helping England win the competition and finishing top scorer with a total of 102 points.

Wakefield College crowned rugby champions

Friday, 18 September, 2015

Students from Wakefield College’s famed Rugby League team got their season off to a flying start after they were crowned winners of a prestigious nine’s tournament. The annual pre-season event is a chance for Colleges around the country to showcase their talent and set a marker down for the forthcoming season.

Leeds Beckett University and Wakefield College strengthen links

Thursday, 17 September, 2015

Leeds Beckett University and Wakefield College have signed a formal agreement which will see more education and training opportunities accessible to employers and residents in the Wakefield area.

University-level applications on the up

Wednesday, 09 September, 2015

Applications to study university-level courses with the University Centre at Wakefield College are increasing as the message about studying for a degree in Wakefield hits home. The University Centre has seen a 60% increase in applications to its Higher Education (HE) provision over the last two years and this year is welcoming over 300 full-time HE students for induction next week.

Wakefield College Business School opens for business

Monday, 07 September, 2015

The Business School at Wakefield College was officially opened at a special event at the College’s City Campus last week. Senior staff from the College were joined by local business leaders, representatives from professional bodies and other regional organisations.

Wakefield Teens urged to sign up for Prince’s Trust programme

Monday, 07 September, 2015

Wakefield College is urging young people across the District not in education, employment or training (NEET) to sign up for a 3 month project aimed at boosting their skills, experience, confidence and gaining a nationally recognised qualification.

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