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Former student returns to buy Wakefield College site

Monday, 19 November, 2018

Wakefield College is pleased to announce the sale of its Thornes Park Campus to Wakefield-based, award-winning humanitarian charity Penny Appeal. Founded by local entrepreneur and former College student, Adeem Younis, Penny Appeal will unveil plans for the site in the coming weeks.

Care & Early Years set to make a big impact during “Make a Positive Contribution Week”

Friday, 16 November, 2018

The College’s Care & Early Years department is set to make a huge contribution to CAP Care this year as part of the annual “Make a Positive Contribution Week”

Wakefield College partnership with Sky continues

Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

Earlier this year the Sky Home Service team and Wakefield College created a dynamic partnership to gain new insights which will help to increase diversity in the Sky’s Home Service Engineer team, and give students access to the Sky Home Service Apprenticeship scheme.

Yorkshire Police Force talk to students about knife and cyber crime

Friday, 09 November, 2018

This week saw units from West Yorkshire Police visiting College to speak to students about the risks and prevention methods of knife and cybercrime.

Wakefield College purchase new AC/DC High Frequency sate of the art TIG welding sets

Friday, 09 November, 2018

Wakefield College has purchased new AC/DC High Frequency state-of-the-art TIG sets. It enables the College to become an Endpoint Assessment Centre for Welding Standards in the Apprenticeship Framework and a Welding Institute (TWI) Approved Coded Welding Centre.

STEM Plus Masterclass

Wednesday, 07 November, 2018

Monday 29th October saw over 100 students from partner schools across the district attend Wakefield College for the STEMplus masterclasses once again. Held during October, February and May half terms, more able year 8 and 9 students have the opportunity to participate in a range of challenging activities in STEM and digital industry related areas.