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Children’s University Open Event…

26 May, 2016 Tags: Press Release, schools, Children’s University, Loading...

Wakefield Children’s University will be hosting a free family event at the College’s Castleford Campus on Tuesday 31 May, 10am-2pm. Visitors can take part in a host of sporting and cultural activities and come face to face with reptiles and birds of prey.

Applications for new Advanced Learner Loans opens…

17 May, 2016 Tags: Press Release, loans

Applications for funding of courses for those aged 19 and over have officially opened. The new 19+ advanced learner loans, which replaces the old 24+ Advanced Learning Loan, will help to fund tuition fees for specific courses at levels 3,4,5 and 6.

Wakefield College 14-16 award winners recognised

12 May, 2016 Tags: Press Release, schools, kettlethorpe, kings, carleton

The annual Wakefield College 14-16 Awards took place on Thursday 5th May and saw a number of awards for students at local schools.

First turf cut for new Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre…

09 May, 2016 Tags: Press Release, university centre, opening, Higher Education

A turf cutting ceremony last week week marked the beginning of construction work on Wakefield College’s brand new Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre (ASIC). College principal Sam Wright cut the first turf on the new £6.8M project which is due to open in 2017.

College apprentices get on their bikes…

03 May, 2016 Tags: Press Release, Engineering, Apprenticeships

Wakefield College apprentices from Coca Cola will put their pedal power to the test when they take part in the inaugural Tour de Coke. Engineering apprentices Polly Hetherington, Harry Ainsworth and Business Admin apprentice Caitlin Simper will represent Team Wakefield when they battle it out with over 100 Coca Cola employees from across the country at Mallory Park, near Leicester this weekend.

Children’s University trail proves a winner…

26 April, 2016 Tags: Press Release, science, Children’s University

Scientist and mathematicians of the future got a taste of science in action this week when they visited Wakefield College to take part in a range of exciting taster sessions to mark National Science Week.

Wakefield College team up with Long Division

19 April, 2016 Tags: Press Release, Music, Musical Theatre, Upload

Following the loud and lively success of last year’s festival at Unity Works, Wakefield College’s School of Popular Music have teamed up with Wakefield’s ‘Long Division’ Festival to present ‘Upload 2016’ - the students’ end of year live music showcase on 12 June 2016.

College photography students’ work goes on display…

01 April, 2016 Tags: Press Release, photography, Design & Media, Media

Talented photography and creative media students from Wakefield College will have a selection of their work on display at the Hepworth Gallery where members of the public can choose their favourites as part of the ‘My secret Wakefield competition.’

Wakefield College hosts inaugural Apprenticeships Award Ceremony…

15 March, 2016 Tags: Press Release, Award, Apprenticeships

Wakefield College’s inaugural Apprenticeships awards ceremony took place at Unity Works on Monday 14 March kicking off a week of activities to mark National Apprenticeships Week (14-18 March).

Scientists of tomorrow get a taste of science at Wakefield College…

15 March, 2016 Tags: Press Release, schools, A Levels, science, Loading...

Scientist and mathematicians of the future got a taste of science in action this week when they visited Wakefield College to take part in a range of exciting taster sessions to mark National Science Week.