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Girl Power! Student secures herself place in WorldSkills UK Final

Friday, 22 October, 2021

Wakefield College Engineering student Yasmin Whale has come up trumps after securing a place in the finals of the prestigious WorldSkills UK competition.

Pilot Filmed for sought after Construction course

Thursday, 21 October, 2021

This month, The Construction Site Operative Pilot Training Project has been taking place at our Castleford Campus. Following employer research that highlighted the demand for skilled Site Operatives, Wakefield College, Consult DJH Ltd and i-Consult Ltd have developed an entry-level training course that not only formalises the skills, attributes, and knowledge required to be an effective Construction…

Award Winning Celebrity Hairdresser to Launch Programme at October Open Event

Friday, 08 October, 2021

 

This month sees the launch of an exciting new partnership for Wakefield College’s…

Wakefield College hosts pop-up vaccine clinic for students…

Thursday, 30 September, 2021

Wakefield College continues to play its part in the fight against COVID-19 as it recently hosted a pop-up vaccine clinic for students aged 16 or 17.

Exciting Relaunch for the University Centre at Wakefield College (UCW)

Tuesday, 10 August, 2021

The University Centre at Wakefield College (UCW) has an exciting new look following a major rebrand. Based at the College’s City Campus, the new look UCW brand was formally launched during a recent ribbon cutting ceremony.

Wakefield College Celebrates A Level Results…

Tuesday, 10 August, 2021

A Level students from Wakefield College’s Sixth Form have demonstrated their hard work and resilience once again after the class of 2021 achieved another strong set of results.

Educators join forces to offer businesses help with skills

Tuesday, 10 August, 2021

Seven West Yorkshire colleges, Go Higher West Yorkshire and the Textile Centre of Excellence have come together to give businesses a simple way to access funded training and advice.

As part of the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges’ Let’s…

World Youth Skills Day 2021

Thursday, 15 July, 2021

 

World Youth Skills Day was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2014 to focus attention on technical and vocational skill development in the youth, and specifically their ability to access affordable, quality technical…

Students Logo Design Unveiled at The Hut

Tuesday, 06 July, 2021

Back in May, Wakefield College industry partner, ENGIE hosted a virtual project week with their Level 2 and Level 3 Business students. The virtual work placement involved the students developing ideas for a marketing campaign for the The Hut Community Centre in Airedale, Castleford. The aim of the campaign being to promote it to the public and advertise its services and facilities. Students were…

End of Year Awards for Construction

Tuesday, 06 July, 2021

On Wednesday 30th June the Wakefield College Construction department held an end of year awards presentation for their students. To ensure a covid-safe environment, students and parents were invited to join the Head of Curriculum for Construction, Suzanne Black, their tutors and the wider teams for student experience and work placement outside the façade of the Castleford Campus.

Suzanne…