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Wakefield College praised by Ofsted as it achieves “Good” across all inspection areas

Thursday, 17 January, 2019

Staff, students and Governors at Wakefield College are celebrating following a successful Ofsted Inspection visit before Christmas. The College achieved a rating of ‘Good’ for overall effectiveness and in each of the four separate areas.

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.

SafeGuard donation ensures learning is bullet proof

Friday, 04 May, 2018

SafeGuard Clothing continues its social initiative of supporting regional and local colleges in educating their students on safety and protecting the lives of law enforcement and military operatives, by donating a bullet proof vest to Wakefield College.

Wakefield College celebrates 150 years of educational excellence…

Monday, 30 April, 2018

Wakefield College is celebrating 150 years of providing education and training. The College, which traces its roots back to the 19th century, is planning a range of activities over the coming months to mark the occasion

Turning the Pennines Pink for Kae!

Friday, 27 April, 2018

Wakefield College Student and football fanatic, Conor Mahoney, will walk through the night from Huddersfield’s John Smith’s Stadium to Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium to raise vital funds in loving memory of Step-Mum, Kae.

Skillweld 2018 competition

Monday, 23 April, 2018

Two Wakefield College students have passed the first stage of Skillweld competition 2018. The competition has 3 progressive stages; each stage builds on the last to challenge the competitor to develop their weld skills. At each stage the competitors Welding test pieces are marked against a set criteria.

Wakefield College teams up with Torque to help students ‘Get SET’ for employment!

Thursday, 15 March, 2018

A partnership with Torque and Wakefield College’s ‘Get SET’ programme has been very successful, the scheme is dedicated to enabling students with learning difficulties and disabilities to gain real employment experience with businesses.

Sky Reverse Mentoring Scheme

Monday, 12 March, 2018

Nine Level 3 students from various courses at Wakefield College have been selected to be a part of a major diversity project with Sky.

STEMplus Event

Thursday, 22 February, 2018

Students from across the district attended Wakefield College on the first day of half-term for the second of three STEMplus masterclasses.

Exciting plans for old Archive Building

Tuesday, 06 February, 2018

Wakefield College has revealed exciting plans for the former Registry of Deeds Building on Margaret Street. The building, which the College took over in 2017, will see a yearlong renovation project bring in new facilities for the study of music, hospitality, animal care and horticulture. Learners will also benefit from modern training kitchens and large rehearsal spaces whilst members of the public will be able to access a new commercial training restaurant and cafe.

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