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Vision for the future of colleges launched by Independent Commission

Friday, 24 July, 2020

On Wednesday 22nd July, the Independent Commission on the College of the Future launched its vision for the future of colleges across the UK: a new bold and ambitious strategic remit for colleges to empower people with opportunities for lifelong learning and support, to boost productivity, and to strengthen every community’s sense of place.

Wakefield College celebrates Apprenticeships success…

Monday, 10 February, 2020

Wakefield College’s newly opened Beaumont Building was the backdrop for the annual Apprenticeships Awards Ceremony last week

Wakefield Suffragist honoured by historic College building

Monday, 10 February, 2020

Wakefield College yesterday unveiled its Beaumont Building, named after local suffragist, Florence Beaumont.

Hospitality & Catering Department receives professional equipment grant

Thursday, 17 October, 2019

Wakefield College is delighted to have received a generous £25,000 grant from The Savoy Educational Trust. The grant was awarded the to the College’s Hospitality and Catering department to fund professional cooking equipment in the award-winning student training restaurant, Gaskell’s Restaurant.

Full marks for new teaching staff at Wakefield College

Thursday, 03 October, 2019

Teaching staff from Wakefield College were celebrating their success recently after the latest cohort completed the Programme of Excellence scheme.

Wakefield College signs up to the AOC Mental Health and Wellbeing Charter

Thursday, 05 September, 2019

Wakefield College has reaffirmed its commitment to staff and students by signing up to a brand new national mental health and wellbeing charter - created by the Association of Colleges in conjunction with mental health experts.

Wakefield College supports students and staff with their mental health and wellbeing

Tuesday, 25 June, 2019

Wakefield College has reaffirmed its commitment to staff and students by signing up to a brand new national mental health and wellbeing charter - created by the Association of Colleges in conjunction with mental health experts.

Wakefield College achieves Matrix accreditation

Wednesday, 15 May, 2019

Wakefield College’s quality of information, advice and guidance (IAG) it gives to learners has been recognised following accreditation by Matrix – the quality framework for organisations used to assess IAG and support services

Public access defibrillators to save lives

Friday, 03 May, 2019

Staff, students and members of the public in and around Wakefield College’s Castleford and City Campuses can now access lifesaving defibrillators following the recent installation of the devices.

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: