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Wakefield women triumphant in first Rugby 9s tournament

Monday, 14 October, 2019

Wakefield College Women’s Rugby Development Programme came out on top in the RFL’s…

Full marks for new teaching staff at Wakefield College

Thursday, 03 October, 2019

Teaching staff from Wakefield College were celebrating their success recently after the latest cohort completed the Programme of Excellence scheme.

The Programme of Excellence is a tailored teacher development programme that aims to welcome and effectively support teachers who are new to the College. The programme was introduced to support staff in developing and demonstrating…

Wakefield College’s Access to Higher Education courses open for 2019

Thursday, 05 September, 2019

Wakefield College’s Access to Higher Education courses are enrolling again for another academic year for adults wishing to gain a degree and change career.

For the past 30 years, Access to Higher Education courses have prepared people in the UK without traditional qualifications for study at university. Wakefield College’s specialist Access to Higher Education courses provide…

Wakefield College signs up to the AOC Mental Health and Wellbeing Charter

Thursday, 05 September, 2019

Wakefield College has reaffirmed its commitment to staff and students by signing up to a brand new national mental health and wellbeing charter - created by the Association of Colleges in conjunction with mental health experts.

Principal Sam Wright signed the document as the first week of term begins for the new academic year.

The 11-point document includes commitments…

Future Scientists Visit Wakefield College

Thursday, 29 August, 2019

Volunteers from the University of Cambridge visited Wakefield College recently to provide exciting science activities for children and young people aged 7-14.

Wakefield College celebrates A Level and BTEC results

Thursday, 15 August, 2019

A Level and BTEC students from Wakefield College are once again celebrating after the class of 2019 achieved another strong set of results.

Time capsule buried in new Wakefield College Deeds Building

Thursday, 08 August, 2019

Staff from the Executive Team of Wakefield College took a visit to Wakefield Council’s former Deeds Building this week to bury a ceremonial time capsule.

The College bought the former Registry of Deeds office from the Council in 2017 and is now refurbishing it to incorporate new facilities for students and staff.

The Deeds Building will open this September, and the…

College student reaches top ten in the World Women's Snooker tournament

Wednesday, 17 July, 2019

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

Wakefield College wins government backing to deliver new T Levels

Friday, 28 June, 2019

Wakefield College has been given government backing to deliver the new T Level courses designed as an alternative to A levels.

Children’s University celebrate another graduation success…

Friday, 28 June, 2019

A total of 230 primary school children from across the Wakefield District dressed in caps and gowns last week as they took the stage to graduate at Wakefield Children’s University (CU) Graduation Ceremony.