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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…

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 alumni Lottie
Mechanics Performing Arts alumni Lottie

We are soo proud of Mechanics Performing Arts alumni 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…

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.

‘Give Construction a Try’ event
‘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…

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