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

13 May, 2015 Tags: Press Release, Gaskell’s Restaurant, Hospitality & Catering, Event, VE Day

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

29 April, 2015 Tags: Press Release, Partnership, flex, foundation learning

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.

Wakefield College and Wildcats partnership is a roaring success

27 April, 2015 Tags: Press Release, Sport, Rugby League Development Centre, Partnership

Wakefield College and the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have signed a new joint agreement which will see the institutions working more closely together. The partnership will see talented young rugby players benefit from access to first-class coaching and at the same time take advantage of the College’s expertise in providing education and training.

Leigh set to take on London Marathon for charity

23 April, 2015 Tags: Press Release, Sport, Charity

Wakefield College Student Experience Manager, Leigh Allsop, is all set for a gruelling 26 mile run this weekend as he joins thousands of others taking part in the London Marathon. Leigh, 33, will be raising money for the Willow Foundation after they supported him through his diagnosis of cancer 8 years ago.

Wakefield students grill election hopefuls

22 April, 2015 Tags: Press Release, A Levels, Government & Politics

Wakefield College students were recently interviewed by BBC National News. Students were asked for their views on the impact of social media as the country prepares of next month's General Election.

Prince’s Trust project learners celebrate success..

10 April, 2015 Tags: Press Release, schools, 14-16

Learners from Wakefield College gathered to celebrate their success recently following the successful completion of their Prince’s Trust qualification. Students on the 12 week programme were joined by staff, friends, families and other VIPs as they reflected over their learning and received their certificates of achievement.

College students featured on BBC national news

09 April, 2015 Tags: Press Release, A Levels, Public Services

Wakefield College students were recently interviewed by BBC National News. Students were asked for their views on the impact of social media as the country prepares of next month's General Election.

Thomas swimming in the fast lane

29 March, 2015 Tags: Press Release, flex, Sport

A Wakefield College student has been praised for his sporting abilities after winning a string of local and regional swimming competitions. Thomas Raddings, 16, from Pontefract has now set his sights even higher and hopes to continue progressing both in the swimming pool and at College.

Year 10 Taster Days

16 March, 2015 Tags: Press Release, schools

Year 10 students from across the District got a taste of life at Wakefield College last week. More than 450 learners from Kettlethorpe High School, Wakefield City Academy, Carleton High, Horbury Academy, St Wilfrid's and St. Thomas A Beckett took part in the College's Taster Day where they had the opportunity to try out a range of subjects including A Levels, hospitality and catering, sport, public services, plumbing and IT.

Wakefield College Scoops National Marketing Award

02 March, 2015 Tags: Press Release, Awards, Marketing, London, TES Award

Wakefield College won the Marketing/Communications Campaign of the Year Award at the TES FE Awards.