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Student scoops prestigious learning award

Wednesday, 11 June, 2014

Learna Kenney, 35, from Wakefield College has transformed her life by returning to education achieving Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths, and is now working towards an apprenticeship in Healthcare.

England call up for Wakefield College football starlet

Monday, 19 May, 2014

Wakefield College Athlete Development Programme (ADP) student, Luke Blackburn, has set his sights on a career in professional football following his recent call-up for the English Colleges Football Association (ECFA) team. Luke, 17, spent a week in Perugia, Italy as part of an international competition.

Bolton Wanderers set to sign College starlet

Wednesday, 11 December, 2013

Wakefield College are pleased to announce that their football starlet, Jack Greenhough, has been offered professional terms by Championship side Bolton Wanderers.

College students triumph in WorldSkills showcase

Tuesday, 27 November, 2012

Two beauty therapy students from Wakefield College’s Castleford Campus have won medals at the WorldSkills finals – the UK’s biggest careers and skills showcase. The three day event, held at the Birmingham NEC, attracted more than 500 competitors who took part in an array of disciplines ranging from aeronautical engineering to floristry.

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.

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.

Dance student secures place at top theatre school

Thursday, 21 April, 2011

An aspiring dance student at Wakefield College has secured a place at one of the country’s top performing arts school. Jessica Buxton, 18, currently studying on the National Diploma in Performing Arts at the Thornes Park Campus, is set to continue her learning at the prestigious Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre (MDDC) in Liverpool.

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