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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.


The CIOB present awards to Construction Students

Tuesday, 29 June, 2021



 Wakefield College celebrated the achievements of their Level 3 Construction students today when Kat Seymour, North Regional Manager at CIOB (The Chartered Institute of Building) and Sam Dibaj, Chair of the CIOB Leeds Hub, paid…

A T Level Treat for the Wakefield College Team

Thursday, 24 June, 2021

Yesterday, Wakefield College held a T Levels Team development day for all staff involved in managing and delivering the brand-new T Level qualifications to be introduced from September 2021. Corinne Barker Director of Curriculum welcomed guest speakers,…

Yorkshire colleges announce plans for merger

Wednesday, 23 June, 2021

The Governing Bodies of Selby College and Wakefield College have today announced plans to merge.

Fun and Games at the First Games Careers Week

Wednesday, 16 June, 2021

Last week the Level 3 Games Development Students were treated to the first Games Careers Week at Wakefield College. With big studio names and practitioners providing virtual talks and networking to the students across 5 days it was a fantastic opportunity for invaluable insights into the art of being a games developer.

The talks and masterclasses included programming, art and design, community…

HGV Truck Donation for Automotive Students

Wednesday, 02 June, 2021

Last week the Automotive department at Wakefield College received another vehicle for its highly popular HGV provision kindly donated by Wakefield Council and YPO. Wakefield Council currently employs three of Wakefield College’s HGV Apprentices at the Transport Services Newton Bar Depot. Two of the apprentices, Cameron Pope and Elliot Barr, were there to receive the vehicle from Wakefield Council…

Construction Lands at Thornes

Wednesday, 19 May, 2021


Wakefield College is preparing to launch a new Construction Training Site at Thornes Park in Wakefield for September 2021!

 In partnership with Wakefield Council and supported by Wilmott Dixon and Elliott UK, the college…

Sewell Construction appointed an Industry Partner of Wakefield College

Monday, 17 May, 2021


Sewell Construction has been appointed as an Industry Partner of Wakefield College, supporting the next generation of construction workers through the college’s new T Level qualifications starting this September. 

As part…

Students Bring Positivity to a Local Care Home

Friday, 07 May, 2021

Students on the Alternative Curriculum programme recently provided elderly residents at a care home with some much-needed cheer!

The group was completing the ‘Taking part in an activity' unit where the group decides on an activity to do together. One student, Rickie, suggested creating something to have delivered to an elderly care home because “They have found Lockdown very hard and lonely…

Get SET students raise money for Student Crisis Charity

Wednesday, 05 May, 2021

The Wakefield College Get SET programme usually offers substantial work placements to students for on-the-job learning.  Unfortunately, within the past year, this hasn’t been possible and so the students have instead been working hard on enterprise activities to practice their employability skills. The students made and sold chocolate Christmas wreaths back in December with over 40 orders raising…