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Selby College and Wakefield College Merge

Tuesday, 01 March, 2022

The launch of the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group today marks a new era of education in Yorkshire

Build the Future in National Apprenticeships Week 2022

Monday, 07 February, 2022

This week Wakefield College is joining in with the 15th annual National Apprenticeship Week 2022 taking place across England celebrating the opportunities that apprenticeships bring.

College volleyball team through to AoC National Finals

Wednesday, 02 February, 2022

Last week seven of our students represented Wakefield College at the AoC Sport, regional Volleyball tournament. After regularly attending the Wednesday afternoon (PEEP) Volleyball session’s the students were selected to go to New…

‘Heart of Yorkshire Education Group’ preparing to launch

Wednesday, 19 January, 2022

Following the Secretary of State’s approval, Selby College and Wakefield College are delighted to confirm that their plans to form a new combined group are progressing on schedule, with the merger date confirmed as 1st March 2022.

College star plays for England

Friday, 07 January, 2022

Wakefield College Football Development Programme (FDP) student Owen Kirman was selected for the England Colleges National Football Team last month and made his debut for the national team at St George’s Park, the home of English football.

Wakefield College pays tribute to wartime nurse Mary Seacole…

Wednesday, 08 December, 2021

Wakefield College is paying homage to a little-known historical figure by renaming its Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre building. The newly named Seacole Building, based at the College’s City Campus and home to the University Centre at Wakefield College (UCW), recently saw new external signage unveiled to mark the new name.

New Site Operative training becomes reality

Tuesday, 30 November, 2021

A new Site Operative qualification is being offered to people in the Leeds City Region who want to get a foothold in the construction industry. This new, much needed course has been developed with funding from the European Social Fund as part of the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges’ Let’s…

Specially Designed Programme for Wakefield College ESOL Students

Monday, 29 November, 2021

The first two phases of a specially designed National Citizen Service (NCS) programme for a class of Wakefield College ESOL learners have just concluded. The ESOL students come from a wide range of countries, cultures and backgrounds including Gambia, Sudan, Syria and Kurdistan.

New T Level Qualification a hit with the first T Level Students at Wakefield College

Tuesday, 09 November, 2021

T Levels are a new 2-year post GCSE qualification for 16-19 year olds that are being rolled out across England. Wakefield College launched its T Level offer this September with the first T Level students kicking it off in style.

Climate walkers visit Wakefield College…

Wednesday, 27 October, 2021

A group of environmental activists walking from Spain to Glasgow for the CoP26 summit stopped over at Wakefield College recently. Catering students from the College welcomed the walkers to Gaskell’s Restaurant and prepared an array of mouth-watering food.