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College volunteers tackle homelessness and promote healthy eating

July 15, 2014 Tags: Press Release, vInspired, Volunteering

Volunteers on the vInspired Talent Programme at Wakefield College are currently undertaking social action projects to help make a difference to the community they live in. The young people, aged 16-24, have split into two groups, one to promote healthy living through creating a community vegetable patch at City Campus and the other to help homeless people in the district.

School children celebrate ‘Graduation’…

July 10, 2014 Tags: Press Release, Hair & Beauty, worldskills

Children from across the Wakefield District, some as young as five, donned caps and gowns recently as they took part in the annual Wakefield Children’s University (CU) Graduation Ceremony in the grand surroundings of Wakefield Theatre Royal.

Beauty students sweep the board at regional skills competition..

July 04, 2014 Tags: Press Release, Hair & Beauty, worldskills

Beauty Therapy students from Wakefield College swept the board at the regional World Skills 2014 heats last week after picking up five awards. The annual event, which took place at the College’s Castleford Campus, saw the region’s best young beauty therapy students from across the north of England showcasing their talents and hoping to impress industry judges.

Crofton pupils crowned chefs of the year…

June 19, 2014 Tags: Press Release, Hospitality & Catering, crofton

The third annual Wakefield College Schools Cookery Competition saw the region’s best young chefs come together to battle it out to be crowned School Chefs of the Year. This year’s final saw learners from Crofton Academy, St Thomas a Becket School, Hemsworth Academy, Thornhill Community Academy and Westborough High School taking part.

Student scoops prestigious learning award

June 11, 2014 Tags: Press Release, Apprenticeships, adults, Awards

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. Her remarkable learning achievements are being recognised with a Learning Life Skills Apprentice Award in Yorkshire & the Humber as part of Adult Learners’ Week, 14th – 20th June.

New Website for Lightwaves..

June 03, 2014 Tags: Press Release, Web Design, IT, Foundation Degree, Higher Education

Creative web design students from Wakefield College put their tech skills to good use when they revamped the official website of a local community group. The College’s Web Design Foundation Degree (FdA) students overhauled the website of Lightwaves ( giving it a new, sleek and professional look.

New Crofton Sixth Form Building takes shape...

May 29, 2014 Tags: Press Release, crofton, Sixth Form, new build

Work on the proposed new Crofton Sixth Form Academy building got underway in earnest recently as an artist’s impression of the final build was unveiled. The Sixth Form, a joint collaboration between Wakefield College and Crofton Academy will welcome students frof September this year.

England call up for Wakefield College football starlet...

May 19, 2014 Tags: Press Release, Football Development Centre, Sport

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.

The Leonardo Project - Student Work Experience

April 01, 2014 Tags: Press Release, Leonardo Project, Student Work Experience

Good luck to our Hospitality students who will by now have settled in to their accommodation in the former copper mining town of Falun in Sweden, soon to be joined by our Care and Early Years students...

Gideon Schreier Bursary Award Winner 2013

March 20, 2014 Tags: Press Release, Construction, Awards, Built Environment

Waystone Construction is proud to announce that the recipient of the Gideon Schreier Bursary Award for 2013/2014 is Wakefield College Craig Richardson.