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Group commended for student experience in Teaching Excellence Framework rating

Thursday, 30 November, 2023

The University Centre at the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group has been awarded ‘Silver’ for student experience in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023. Conducted by the Office for Students (OfS), the panel of judges praised the University Centre for the outstanding student experience it offers – with data showing it significantly outperforms TEF’s benchmarks in this area.

Heart of Yorkshire Education Group receives Ofsted ‘Good’ grade and ‘Strong’ skills rating

Monday, 13 November, 2023

The Heart of Yorkshire Education Group has been praised by Ofsted for its ‘Strong’ contribution to meeting regional and national skills needs, with the Group receiving a ‘Good’ grade for every aspect and overall. 16 Ofsted inspectors carried out a full inspection of the Group’s three Colleges – Castleford College, Selby College and Wakefield College – in early October, following Ofsted’s latest ‘enhanced inspection framework’, which was launched in September 2022.

West Yorkshire Colleges secure funding to accelerate digital innovation in education

Friday, 10 November, 2023

West Yorkshire Colleges have been successful in securing £6.9 million from the Department for Education to digitise teaching and learning in key sectors. The funding is part of the Local Skills Improvement Fund (LSIF) and will launch a West Yorkshire digital innovation project led by colleges.

Wakefield College’s University Centre celebrates graduates’ success

Thursday, 09 November, 2023

More than 120 graduates from Wakefield College’s University Centre have been acknowledged for their academic achievements as part of a Graduation ceremony at Wakefield Cathedral. Graduates were joined by their family and friends, as well as their tutors and support staff of the University Centre at the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group, as they marked the momentous occasion.

Group launches Construction and Engineering recruitment drive

Tuesday, 07 November, 2023

As part of its plans to grow its Construction and Engineering curriculum in line with industry demands, the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group is recruiting for a number of vacancies in these key areas. The Group has recently seen significant expansion of its Construction and Engineering departments, following the launch of its brand-new range of Green Skills courses and development of new and enhanced facilities.

Apprentice sets his sights on World Skills UK final

Thursday, 02 November, 2023

A Fabrication and Welding apprentice from Castleford College is putting his welding skills to the test, as he prepares to take part in the World Skills UK SkillsWeld final. Kalum Smart, who is a Fabrication and Welding apprentice with TASCA Tankers Ltd, is one of 10 finalists in the SkillsWeld competition who will be competing for gold, silver or bronze.