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Group Celebrates Construction Students of the Year 2024

Thursday, 20 June, 2024

The achievements of Construction students from across the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group were acknowledged as part of its Construction Student of the Year Awards. Held at Castleford College on Wednesday 19th June 2024, students were joined by their parents, staff from the Construction Department and local employers as they collected their awards.

Local Colleges to launch new courses this September

Wednesday, 29 May, 2024

In September 2024, Wakefield College and Castleford College are expanding their course offering with a range of brand-new courses in Art, Business, Construction and Legal Services.

Group marks students’ achievements at Annual Awards Ceremony

Friday, 15 December, 2023

The Heart of Yorkshire Education Group ended the year on a high as it celebrated its students’ achievements at its Annual Student Awards Ceremony. Held on Tuesday 12th December at Castleford College, 20 awards were presented throughout the evening across a range of subjects including Construction, Engineering and Mathematics.

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.

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.

Group expands its Green Skills offer with new Construction courses

Friday, 21 April, 2023

Addressing the need for green skills in the construction industry, the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group has introduced a brand-new range of part-time courses.

The qualifications are designed to provide adults with the technical skills and capabilities needed to drive forward green technologies, helping the UK transition to net zero by 2050.

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Colleges celebrate another year of student success at awards ceremony

Friday, 16 December, 2022

Castleford College and Wakefield College ended the year on a high with a prestigious awards ceremony acknowledging its students’ achievements. Learners and their loved ones, College staff, award sponsors and Governors, gathered on Monday 12th December at Castleford College as part of its Student Awards Ceremony.

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 Talk Real Skills (LTRS) project.

Pilot Filmed for sought after Construction course

Thursday, 21 October, 2021

This month, The Construction Site Operative Pilot Training Project has been taking place at our Castleford Campus. Following employer research that highlighted the demand for skilled Site Operatives, Wakefield College, Consult DJH Ltd and i-Consult Ltd have developed an entry-level training course that not only formalises the skills, attributes, and knowledge required to be an effective Construction Site Operative but also offers new entrants a recognised career path which they can follow.

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.