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Golden Ticket makes the rounds!
Golden Ticket makes the rounds!

Another week, another selection of lucky students rewarded for their 100% weekly attendance with the golden ticket worth £100!

College Life
2 March, 2020
The latest dance practice from Mechanics' Performing Arts

Our Mechanics’ Performing Arts dance students killing it again with their latest dance video!

Performing Arts
25 February, 2020
Students at Rhubarb Festival 2020
Students at Rhubarb Festival 2020

Our dedicated Hospitality & Catering students taking time out of their half-term to get stuck in at Rhubarb Festival. They'll be helping out at the demo marquee all weekend.

Hospitality & Catering
22 February, 2020
Prince's Trust allotment project
Prince's Trust allotment project

The Wakefield College Prince’s Trust team are busy on our community project doing up the allotment at St George’s Community Centre.

Foundation Learning
21 February, 2020
Dance students collaborate with Royal Mail

Our dance students colloborated with Royal Mail for their Valentine’s video.

Performing Arts
12 February, 2020
Apprenticeship Awards 2020
Apprenticeship Awards 2020

What a great way to end National Apprenticeships Week with last night’s Apprenticeship Awards Ceremony!

Congrats again to all the winners and finalists and a huge thank you to all our hardworking staff for putting on such a great event to celebrate apprenticeships.

College Life
7 February, 2020
Apprenticeships Fair
Apprenticeships Fair

We're at Wakefield Apprenticeship Fair over at Pontefract Racecourse today speaking to students about the potential of an apprenticeship.

College Life
4 February, 2020
Austrian residential
Austrian residential

Check out some of these stunning photos from our public services Austria ski trip earlier this month!

Public Services
29 January, 2020
Gaskell’s Restaurant celebrate Burns Night.

Getting into the Scottish spirt for Burns Night.

We have a week of Scottish cuisine for our customers this week.

Hospitality & Catering
23 January, 2020
Guest Lecture: A star's life and death and the James Webb Space Telescope
Guest Lecture: A star's life and death and the James Webb Space Telescope

A fascinating insight into a star’s life and death and the James Webb Space Telescope from Dr Olivia Jones tonight in our ASIC building! The second…

Maths & Science
16 January, 2020
Ridings mural by Art students
Ridings mural by Art students

Check out the brand new mural over at the Ridings, designed by our very own Level 1 Art students!

Art, Media & Design
19 December, 2019
Happy Christmas Jumper Day from Wakefield College!
Happy Christmas Jumper Day from Wakefield College!
College Life
13 December, 2019
Live 10 hour gaming session
Live 10 hour gaming session

In aid of Teenage Cancer Trust some our brilliant Level 2 Games Design students are hosting a live 10 hour gaming stream to raise money!

Digital Industries
11 December, 2019
Chocolatier visit
Chocolatier visit

Great to have 

Hospitality & Catering
11 December, 2019
Question Time

Last week we hosted our very own Question Time with candidates from three of the major parties attending to discuss key topics and take questions from students and staff.

English & Humanities
10 December, 2019
Christmas make up challenge
Christmas make up challenge

How good is this make up....😮

Well done to our level 2 make up students, some fabulous work today!

Hair & Beauty
10 December, 2019
Christmas lunch is cooking

Christmas is in full force over at Gaskell's as our Hospitality & Catering students prepare some delicious Christmas dishes!
🤤🎄

Hospitality & Catering
6 December, 2019
Students make food hampers for those in need this Christmas
Students make food hampers for those in need this Christmas

Students…

Childcare & Early Years
2 December, 2019
Blooming marvellous!

Our students have begun planting 9000 bulbs amongst the herbaceous perennials in The Hepworth Wakefield Garden which will provide some wonderful spring colour. 🌷🌹🌼

Horticulture
8 November, 2019
Construction Trade Events
Construction Trade Events

We’re opening our doors for you to meet some of the future workforce in our district - our Level 2 learners! Take a tour of our fully equipped, purpose-built workshops, inspect the current work the learners are producing and meet the tutors and ask about the programmes of study. Enjoy free refreshments!

Carpentry…

Construction
5 November, 2019
A peek inside the former Registry of Deeds building...

Take a look inside the newly renovated former Registry of Deeds Building before it opens later this year!

College Life
1 November, 2019
British Heart Foundation gets a spooky makeover!
British Heart Foundation gets a spooky makeover!

A group of Level 3 Business students decorated the British Heart Foundation store on Westgate for Halloween. Spooktacular...

Business & Management
1 November, 2019
Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from Wakefield College!

College Life
31 October, 2019
Getting spooky with our Hair and Beauty students!
Getting spooky with our Hair and Beauty students!

Getting spooky with our Hair and Beauty students!

Hair & Beauty
30 October, 2019
STEM Taster Day
STEM Taster Day

Students from local schools took part in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) taster session on Monday 28 October 2019, learning more about what the college has to offer.

College Life
28 October, 2019
Horticulture students plant new bulbs at The Hepworth
Horticulture students plant new bulbs at The Hepworth

On 22 October 2019, our Horticulture students were helping to plant some of the 9,000 bulbs at The Hepworth Wakefield's new garden.

Students…

Horticulture
22 October, 2019
Airplane safety talk!

Airplane safety talk by travel and tourism students.

Travel & Tourism
16 October, 2019
Wakefield women triumphant in first Rugby 9s tournament
Wakefield women triumphant in first Rugby 9s tournament

Wakefield women triumphant in first Rugby 9s tournament.

Sport
14 October, 2019
Construction students on trip to Nottingham
Construction students on trip to Nottingham

Level 3 Construction in the Built Environment students visited Robertson Construction's site in Nottingham on 14 October 2019. This was a fantastic…

Construction
14 October, 2019
Great work by the L3 chefs on the Governers Dinner.

Great lunch service with the L1 and 2 chefs and front of house team. What a great cohort.

Hospitality & Catering
10 October, 2019
Construction students visit the new Lifestyle site by Engie!
Construction students visit the new Lifestyle site by Engie!

Our Construction students visiting the new Lifestyle site by Engie! Our level 3 Electricians were introduced to this amazing site, offering it's residents, among other things, adjustable worktops and a lift between floors - a fantastic over 55’s community!

Thank you for…

Construction
2 October, 2019
West Yorkshire Police/ SmartWater Technology visit
West Yorkshire Police/ SmartWater Technology visit

Our HE Public Services students learned how SmartWater is being used to catch criminals. Thanks to PC Chris Schofield from West Yorkshire Police and Steve Lloyd from SmartWater Technology Ltd for presenting!

Public Services
30 September, 2019
Alumna Lottie as she begins her Coronation Street journey
Alumna Lottie as she begins her Coronation Street journey

So proud of Mechanics Performing Arts alumna Lottie as she begins her Coronation Street journey as new character Jade! She started on screen this evening. So proud!

Performing Arts
27 September, 2019
Creative Cutting & Colouring Evening
Creative Cutting & Colouring Evening

Hair models required for a creative cutting & colouring event on Monday 25th November 2019 at Elements hair & beauty salon based at our Castleford Campus from 12noon  - 8pm, in association with McDonald Waterfall & Wella. 

If you or someone you know would…

Hair & Beauty
23 September, 2019
Garden Transformation
Garden Transformation

Students from Wakefield College brought smiles to the faces of residents at a local care home after they helped transform their garden and recreational area. Students from the construction team built several raised flower beds whilst art students transformed outside walls with murals at the Hazel…

Horticulture
10 September, 2019
Skillweld Finalist Brian Fisher
Skillweld Finalist Brian Fisher

Huge congratulations to Brian Fisher who is a finalist for the second time running in Skillweld 2019 at the NEC Birmingham! Good luck from everyone at Wakefield College.

Engineering
20 August, 2019
College student reaches top ten in the World Women's Snooker tournament
College student reaches top ten in the World Women's Snooker tournament

Wakefield College student Stephanie Daughtery has reached 9th place in the international rankings of the World Women’s Snooker tournament.

Business & Management
17 August, 2019
Mechanics Performing Arts alumna Lottie
Mechanics Performing Arts alumna Lottie

We are so proud of Mechanics Performing Arts alumna Lottie Henshall as she is about to star as a new character Jade in Coronation Street! Make sure you tune in to watch her... Well done Lottie!

Performing Arts
29 July, 2019
Chocolate Masterclass with Hospitality & Catering

This year Coeur de Xocolat visited Hospitality and Catering at Wakefield College again to bring his chocolate expertise to Gaskell’s Restaurant and work with students to create a delicious three course chocolate dinner! 😛🍫

Just one of the many unique hands-on experiences available to our students.

Hospitality & Catering
2 July, 2019
New music studios

New studios are taking shape! Still to go in main studios are the Focusrite Claret Pre X and Claret OctoPre’s. Our new home will have five 16-track studios, all running Pro Tools 2019, Logic Pro X, Cubase Pro 10 and Native Instruments Komplete 12 Ultimate. Looking forward to a creative 19/20 academic…

Music
21 June, 2019
Construction students take part in community project
Construction students take part in community project

A HUGE well done to our students who recently engaged in the community project at the Hazel Garth Dementia Care Home.

The Bricklaying students spent two days at the site, building seven brick planters. This project enabled them to put their bricklaying skills to good use whilst enhancing the…

Construction
20 June, 2019
Our annual Art & Design show is here!

Some of our students’ very best work is now on display in the Refectory and on the 1st floor of Radcliffe. The exhibition will be open weekdays till June 27thMake sure to go check it out!

Art, Media & Design
18 June, 2019
We Will Rock You
We Will Rock You

The L3 MT’s have been doing their thing, and performed a medley from We Will Rock You today and yesterday, as part of the Children’s University graduation held at the Theatre Royal Wakefield.

Performing Arts
18 June, 2019
Fallen Angel
Fallen Angel

Our final dress rehearsal is well underway for tonight’s opening performance at 

Performing Arts
15 June, 2019
Fallen Angel
Fallen Angel

What an amazing week we have had at Theatre Royal Wakefield. Fallen Angel has truly been a fairytale experience.

Performing Arts
15 June, 2019
Upload 2019

Big thanks to all the talented students and staff for making it happen.

Music
15 June, 2019
Hiking in Wales
Hiking in Wales

A great effort shown by all our Level3 students today! Lots of happy faces and excellent skills shown by all!

Public Services
11 June, 2019
New Higher Education animal care courses starting in September
New Higher Education animal care courses starting in September

We are excited to announce our new HE courses in Animal Studies and Animal Management, Behaviour and Welfare for September enrolment.

Animal Care
7 June, 2019
Jack Croft making his Wakefield Trinity debut
Jack Croft making his Wakefield Trinity debut

So proud of this. Wakefield College Rugby Development student Jack Croft making his Wakefield Trinity and Challenge Cup debut on Saturday. Great effort and top try. Not bad for someone still in education.

Sport
4 June, 2019
Swedish Residential
Swedish Residential

Some of our Level 3 Early Years students have just enjoyed a traditional Swedish Smorgasbord meal in Tällberg. They are on work placement in the forest schools programme in Sweden!

Childcare & Early Years
24 May, 2019
Doncaster Rovers FCs Keepmoat Stadium visit
Doncaster Rovers FCs Keepmoat Stadium visit

Another day another trip for Wakefield College sport students. This time at Doncaster Rovers FCs Keepmoat Stadium for a disability sport athletics competition. Fantastic effort from everyone involved. 👏🏻💪🏻

Sport
23 May, 2019
Garden developments
Garden developments

Pictures of the garden developments over the academic year 2018-19.

Horticulture
23 May, 2019
Leeds Beckett visit
Leeds Beckett visit

Great to visit Leeds Beckett yesterday with our Level 3 Sport & Exercise Science students yesterday, top facilities, staff and uni. Thank you 👏🏻

Sport
22 May, 2019
Performing Arts Summer Festival

Paul Dale introducing this year's Performing Arts Summer Festival!

Performing Arts
17 May, 2019
Star Wars Day with Mechanics' Performing Arts

May the Fourth be with you! Mechanics' Performing Arts celebrated May 4th in true Star Wars fashion.

Performing Arts
13 May, 2019
Deaf Awareness Week

It's Deaf Awareness Week and to help raise awareness, our BSL team have being teaching staff some basic sign language!

Languages
9 May, 2019
Dance Practice

Choreographed & performed by Mechanics' Performing Arts Performance Industries students - Leah Cheetham, Alexander Petts and Lucy Blaymire.

Sport
29 April, 2019
Create an Image
Create an Image

 Some lovely work from our Level 2 beauty skills students today for their 'create an image', well done all!

Hair & Beauty
23 April, 2019
Sheffield Botanical Gardens visit
Sheffield Botanical Gardens visit

Level 1 and Level 2 horticulture students trip to Sheffield Botanical Gardens.

Horticulture
19 April, 2019
Hosting Thailand footy team
Hosting Thailand footy team

Great to host the FBT international academy and a touring team from Thailand 🇹🇭⚽️. Great game this morning played in great spirit with some top talent on show.

Sport
1 April, 2019
The Welding Institute (TWI) Certified
The Welding Institute (TWI) Certified

Wakefield College has been approved by The Welding Institute (TWI) as a Certified Welder Training Centre making the College one of only a few Certified Training Centres in the whole of the Yorkshire and Humberside region!

Engineering
28 March, 2019
Learn ICT skills online or in workshops

Want to update your skills in ICT to get a job or make your life easier at work? Part-time classes in workshops or online modules available. Learn word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentations, from beginner to advanced level.

Computing
22 March, 2019
‘Give Construction a Try’ event

It was great to see so many employers and school students attend the Give Construction a Try event yesterday held at our Castleford Campus. A huge range of actiities; from trowel through joinery, BIM, drones and virtual reality!

Thank you to everyone involved and everyone who attended we hope…

Construction
21 March, 2019
Big in Japan - Music Video

Music video by one of our talented students (Level 3 UAL Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology).

Art, Media & Design
19 March, 2019
Work placement with West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue
Work placement with West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue

Great to see a number of our Public Service Students selected for a work placement with West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue! Well done guys great effort!!

Chris Shaw, District Support Officer invited Work Placement Team staff and students from Level 3 Public Services to Ossett Fire Station for an…

Public Services
15 March, 2019
CERN visit
CERN visit

Wakefield College students hunt for the Higgs boson at CERN.

Maths & Science
12 March, 2019
Hospitality & Catering students at the Rhubarb Festival
Hospitality & Catering students at the Rhubarb Festival

RUBY Rhubarb pops in to say hello!

Hospitality & Catering
23 February, 2019
Helping Katie
Helping Katie

Helping out Katie Rushworth at Food, Drink and Rhubarb Festival.

Hospitality & Catering
22 February, 2019
Art students partner with Cannon Hall Farm to celebrate 30th anniversary
Art students partner with Cannon Hall Farm to celebrate 30th anniversary

Level 1 Art, Design and Media students have teamed up with Cannon Hall Farm to design a mural to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its opening this March.

Art, Media & Design
11 February, 2019
Photography Competition Winner
Photography Competition Winner

Huge congratulations to Megan Stockdale from Cockburn…

Art, Media & Design
31 January, 2019
Public Services students ‘on our way back’
Public Services students ‘on our way back’

Our students on our annual winter sports trip are safe back in England and are due to arrive back to @wakefieldcollege for 1730. Unfortunately we have been delayed due to the snow and we will remind students to contact their parents/carers when we are nearer home.

Public Services
19 January, 2019
Thank you Yamaha
Thank you Yamaha

Thank you Yamaha for the delivery of the new NIKEN 1000cc, we really appreciate your continued support and partnership with Wakefield College. We are very privileged to have been given this motor cycle, these motor cycles are only sold by specialised dealers throughout Europe.

Automotive
11 January, 2019
Drax Power Station visit
Drax Power Station visit

Our level 2 electrical installation learners during a trip out to Drax yesterday. It was a good visit that helped to embed knowledge that the learners need on their course.They learned about how electricity is generated, the different fuels used and where it comes from amongst many other interesting…

Construction
9 January, 2019
Chester Zoo visit
Chester Zoo visit

Animal Care students visit Chester Zoo and learn about exhibit design.

Animal Care
5 December, 2018
Motorcyle Live visit
Motorcyle Live visit

Our level 2 and 3 Motorcycle students visiting the Motorcyle Live event at the NEC Birmingham this week

Automotive
21 November, 2018
The Academy of Sporting Excellence

We're proud of our elite athletes, who represent the College through our Academy of Sporting Excellence at Wakefield College. From our Double National Championship Men's rugby team, to our women's rugby - who have partnered with Wakefield Trinity Community Trust to become the first Women’s Rugby…

Sport
9 November, 2018
Crowncourt visit
Crowncourt visit

And we're back at #Leeds #Crowncourt today with some…

Public Services
8 November, 2018
How to make Fondant Ruffles

If you’re an avid baker looking to build your skills, or a beginner wanting to try your hand at cake decoration, our course is the perfect place to do so.

Hospitality & Catering
22 October, 2018