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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.

New course is backed by local creative industries

Thursday, 27 August, 2015

An exciting new course has received the seal of approval from the region’s digital and creative industries. The Level 3 Creative and Digital Industries diploma, to be delivered by Wakefield College, will prepare school leavers for a career in the creative, digital and IT (CDIT) sectors.

New partnership to benefit College learners

Thursday, 30 July, 2015

A new working partnership between Wakefield College and a Yorkshire based social enterprise Ahead Partnership is set for launch to coincide with the new academic year.

Wakefield Children’s University celebrates graduate success

Friday, 24 July, 2015

Last week saw the 3rd annual Graduation ceremony for Wakefield’s Children’s University with over 130 children graduating. The programme is led by Wakefield College with Principal and Children’s University Chancellor, Sam Wright, presenting the children with their awards in the ceremony.

Wakefield College continues to play key role in Leeds City region

Thursday, 25 June, 2015

Wakefield College is one of fourteen further education colleges in the Leeds city region who are working with employers as part of a skills network.

Sports students visit Italy for annual residential

Monday, 22 June, 2015

Wakefield College students studying the BTEC L3 in Sport at Wakefield College travelled to the Aosta Valley in Italy for their annual residential. 29 first year students were challenged to take part in exciting and thrilling outdoor activities, many of which taught skills which are directly related to their course.

Photography students in the frame

Monday, 01 June, 2015

Talented photography students from Wakefield College recently showcased their work as part of the Somewhereto_FRAMED project – a UK-wide public art exhibition that showcases young artists in collaboration with local businesses.

College hosts VE Day Street Party in aid of Royal British Legion

Wednesday, 13 May, 2015

Wakefield College hospitality and catering students cooked up a street party in aid of the Royal British Legion as part of celebrations for the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

Pioneering work placement scheme proves a winner

Wednesday, 29 April, 2015

A work placement programme which allows young people with severe learning difficulties or disabilities gain experience with partner organisations has been hailed a success. The Get SET initiative, run by Wakefield College, has partnered up with local organisations including Caterlink, Nostell Priory, Cedar Court Hotel, and Create Café to provide students with work placements.


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