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College bricklayers building for the future

18 February, 2015 Tags: Press Release, Construction, bricklaying, Apprenticeships

Level 3 learners from the College’s bricklaying course are nearing the end of their time at the College. The students, based at the Castleford Campus, have spent 3 years under the guidance of tutor Chris Mellars. During this time the students studied a range of practical and theoretical skills including building solid and cavity walls as well as learning about technical drawings, technology, health and safety and site procedures.

College leavers better prepared for work

13 February, 2015 Tags: Press Release

Wakefield College has welcomed new national research which suggests College leavers are better prepared for work.

Barratt Homes Site Visit

09 February, 2015 Tags: Press Release, Construction, electrical installation

Full time level 3 Electrical Installation learners from Wakefield College’s Castleford Campus recently visited a new housing complex for Barratt and David Wilson Homes in Pontefract.

College Games Design students take part in international event

05 February, 2015 Tags: Press Release, games, games development

Games Design students from Wakefield College recently got creative as they took part in an annual games design event.

New part-time courses available from January

26 January, 2015 Tags: Press Release, Hospitality & Catering, Art & Design, Art, Adults

Wakefield College is launching a range of part-time courses starting from January. The collection of courses include Accounts, Bookkeeping, Business, Engineering, Construction, English, ESOL, HE, Marketing, IT, Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Teacher Training.

Wakefield College and Army Reserves Join Forces On New Project

16 January, 2015 Tags: Press Release, army

Wakefield College has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with 299 Parachute Squadron Royal Engineers which could see students on specific courses take part in training, learn new skills, and get paid.

Wakefield College to Host Hair and Beauty Event

07 January, 2015 Tags: Press Release, Hair & Beauty, Wakefield City Campus

Wakefield College will welcome Habia, the Government-appointed sector skills body and industry authority for hair and beauty, for a networking event next week.

Apple iPad Mini Winner Announced

19 December, 2014 Tags: Press Release, Event, schools, airedale academy

We had hundreds of students enter the draw for the iPad Mini as part of our successful prospectus launches in September. We’re delighted to announce Airedale Academy student, Paisley Potts as the winner of the draw. Our Partnerships Manager, James Pennington presented Paisley with her prize at the school – well done Paisley.

Local Care Home Scoops Employer Award

18 December, 2014 Tags: Press Release, Awards Ceremony, Event, Services to Business

Wakefield College’s commercial training arm, Services to Business have announced Calsa Care as the recipient of this year’s Employer of the Year award at a glittering awards ceremony last week.

Wakefield College Shortlisted for Prestigious Awards

17 December, 2014 Tags: Press Release, Awards Ceremony, Event

Staff at Wakefield College are celebrating after being shortlisted for two Times Educational Supplement (TES) awards. The College is in the running for further education awards in the Marketing Campaign of the Year and Contribution to the Local Community categories.