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England call up for College student

Friday, 06 December, 2019

Wakefield College Level 3 Sport student Chloe McDermott was selected for the England Boxing squad for the England vs Ireland Excel Duel, a prestigious tournament for the best young potential boxers (male & female) in the country.

Welding expert and former student takes up teaching with Wakefield College

Wednesday, 04 December, 2019

Former Wakefield College student and two times UK Skill Weld finalist Brian Fisher has taken up a lecturing position in Fabrication and Welding at our Castleford Campus.

Wakefield College students create food hampers for those in need

Friday, 29 November, 2019

Students from the Care and Early Years department at Wakefield College have produced a range of Christmas food hampers for those living in poverty and hunger across Wakefield. Students produced food parcels and wrapped them up in bright cellophane and wrapping paper as gifts for those who otherwise might go without at Christmas.

Wakefield College celebrates its annual Graduation Ceremony

Thursday, 14 November, 2019

A congregation of almost 500 people gathered at Wakefield Cathedral on Saturday 9 November to see students from the University Centre at Wakefield College receive higher level qualifications at the annual Graduation Ceremony.

Students supported The Prince of Wales Hospice Look Good Feel Better event

Wednesday, 06 November, 2019

The Prince of Wales Hospice this week held their first Look Good Feel Better event. Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) is the only international cancer support charity that helps boost the physical well-being of women, men and young adults undergoing treatment. The event was supported by Beauty Therapy and Photography Students from Wakefield College as well as other professionals from the Hospice.

Wakefield College’s Hospitality and Catering Department receives professional equipment grant

Thursday, 17 October, 2019

Wakefield College is delighted to have received a generous £25,000 grant from The Savoy Educational Trust. The grant was awarded the to the College’s Hospitality and Catering department to fund professional cooking equipment in the award-winning student training restaurant, Gaskell’s Restaurant.

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 first Rugby 9s Festival for 2019/20.

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.

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.