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Apprenticeship Job Shop opens in Wakefield…

02 February, 2016 Tags: Press Release, Apprenticeships, opening

Shoppers hitting the high street in Wakefield could bag themselves an apprenticeship after the Apprenticeship Drop-in Centre was officially opened. The shop, based in Market Hall on Union Street, is a joint venture backed by Wakefield College and Wakefield Council.

New Year New Start

19 January, 2016 Tags: Press Release, courses

January could be the perfect time to start a new journey with Wakefield College. Have you ever wanted to change career path, learn a new skill or get a professional qualification? Wakefield College could be your ticket to success.

Wakefield College staff combine to help drive York City Knights forward…

18 December, 2015 Tags: Press Release, Sport, Rugby League Development Centre, Loading...

Staff from Wakefield College’s Sports Department are pushing the York City Knights Rugby League Team toward success after joining forces.

College Marketing Team Scoops National Award…

01 December, 2015 Tags: Press Release, Award

AWakefield College’s Marketing Department has won a prestigious national award at the annual College Marketing Network (CMN) FE First Awards Ceremony held at the Hilton Hotel in Leicester this week. The team was awarded a Gold, the highest accolade possible, in the Communications Category for the #wakeyeclipse promotional campaign it ran earlier this year.

Wakefield College beauty student nails it...

24 November, 2015 Tags: Press Release, Award, Hair & Beauty, worldskills

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...

20 November, 2015 Tags: Press Release, university centre, new build

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…

12 November, 2015 Tags: Press Release, sports, Football Development Centre, Athlete Development Program, hockey

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...

10 November, 2015 Tags: Press Release, Higher Education, Event, Graduation

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.

Graduation Day 2015 in Photos

09 November, 2015 Tags: Graduation, Photo Gallery, Higher Education

Photos from the 2015 Graduation Ceremony including robing, photograph, the procession and Graduation Ceremony in Wakefield Cathedral...

Graduation Day 2015 Highlights

09 November, 2015 Tags: Graduation, Movie Gallery, Higher Education

Video highlights from the 2015 Graduation Ceremony including robing and photography...