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Students embark on Fiji trip with Think Pacific

Wednesday, 13 March, 2024

20 students from the Animal Care and Travel & Tourism departments at Wakefield College have joined together to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Fiji, hosted by Think Pacific.

Wakefield College’s University Centre celebrates graduates’ success

Thursday, 09 November, 2023

More than 120 graduates from Wakefield College’s University Centre have been acknowledged for their academic achievements as part of a Graduation ceremony at Wakefield Cathedral. Graduates were joined by their family and friends, as well as their tutors and support staff of the University Centre at the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group, as they marked the momentous occasion.

Apprentice sets his sights on World Skills UK final

Thursday, 02 November, 2023

A Fabrication and Welding apprentice from Castleford College is putting his welding skills to the test, as he prepares to take part in the World Skills UK SkillsWeld final. Kalum Smart, who is a Fabrication and Welding apprentice with TASCA Tankers Ltd, is one of 10 finalists in the SkillsWeld competition who will be competing for gold, silver or bronze.

Wakefield College and WDH launch T Level partnership

Thursday, 05 October, 2023

Wakefield College and WDH have teamed up to deliver a brand-new T Level in Management & Administration – enabling students to gain hands-on, valuable work experience in their chosen sector. As part of this, seven T Level students have embarked on a 45-day industry placement with WDH across a range of departments including marketing, shared ownership, finance and strategy.

Group Celebrates T Level Week

Monday, 02 October, 2023

As we embark on T Levels Week 2023, we are looking back on our T Level journey so far and appreciating the exciting opportunities these new qualifications have offered our students. Since we began delivering T Levels in 2020, we have embraced these new qualifications as a way to equip our students with industry skills and experience, alongside the theoretical knowledge gained from their classroom studies.

Students’ art brightens up public spaces across the District

Wednesday, 27 September, 2023

Wakefield College students’ artwork helps to brighten up family hubs in Wakefield, as part of a project with Wakefield Families Together. This saw Level 3 Fashion Textile students create pieces of artwork for Wakefield Families Together’s Castle Family Hub, helping to enhance the space and make the families who use the hub feel welcome.

Students play casualties in local emergency services exercise

Monday, 25 September, 2023

Students from the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group recently took part in a major incident exercise with local emergency services at Xscape Yorkshire, in Castleford. The scenario saw West Yorkshire fire, police and ambulance crews be deployed to a suspected chemical attack in a busy public area. This resulted in 65 casualties, played by Performing Arts and Public Service students of the Group, suffering from exposure to an unknown toxic substance.

DFN Project SEARCH students celebrate their success

Tuesday, 11 July, 2023

The one-year transition to work programme came to a close for the 2022/23 cohort as interns from the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group, the Mid Yorkshire Teaching NHS Trust, and the ICS, celebrated their completed internship at a number of graduation ceremonies. The project, delivered in partnership with national learning disability charity Hft, works with young adults with a learning disability or autism spectrum conditions, providing real-life work experience, training in employability and independent living skills.

Engineering Apprentice prepares for WorldSkills UK final

Tuesday, 01 November, 2022

Engineering Apprentice at Castleford College, Lucas Moon, has been announced as a finalist in the WorldSkills UK 2022 competition.

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.