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West Yorkshire Colleges secure £2.6million (DfE) investment for green skills

Thursday, 29 September, 2022

The West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges (WYCC) will be part of the Government’s plans to boost the nation’s skills and make sure more people can secure good, well-paid jobs that are closer to where they live.

Students Celebrate A Level Results

Thursday, 18 August, 2022

A Level students from Wakefield College’s Sixth Form have demonstrated their hard work and resilience after the class of 2022 achieved another strong set of results. Figures revealed today showed students achieved an overall pass rate of 96% - the 19th year running the result has exceeded 95%. In addition, this year saw 30% of all results achieve high grades (A*- B)

Wakefield College wins education award

Wednesday, 13 April, 2022

Wakefield College’s Apprenticeships offer has been recognised at a glittering awards ceremony. The College scooped the Excellence in Apprenticeships award at the Educate North Awards 2022.

Selby College and Wakefield College shortlisted in education awards

Wednesday, 23 March, 2022

Both Heart of Yorkshire Education Group Colleges have been named finalists for awards at the prestigious event

Wakefield College students celebrate graduation success.

Monday, 07 March, 2022

Students from the University Centre at Wakefield College celebrated their graduation ceremonies over the weekend.

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

‘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.

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.

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…

Wakefield College hosts pop-up vaccine clinic for students…

Thursday, 30 September, 2021

Wakefield College continues to play its part in the fight against COVID-19 as it recently hosted a pop-up vaccine clinic for students aged 16 or 17.