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General contact details

01924 789 789

College Switchboard Number

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Course Information

Telephone: 01924 789 111
Email: courseinfo@wakefield.ac.uk

Admissions

Telephone: 01924 789 110
Email: admissions@wakefield.ac.uk

Minicom number

If you are hearing impaired and have a Minicom device, you can contact Wakefield College on our Minicom telephone number 01924 789 270.

How to Find Us

Wakefield College spans two stunning campuses across the Wakefield District. Wakefield City Campus is located within Wakefield city centre with several buildings located in other prime city centre locations. Castleford Campus is located in Glasshoughton closeby to the Xscape and Junction 32 Shopping Outlet. Both campuses have easy access to public transport.

Wakefield City Campus
Main Campus Address
Wakefield College
Wakefield City Campus
Margaret Street
Wakefield
West Yorkshire WF1 2DH
Telephone

Switchboard: 01924 789789
Campus Office: 01924 789225
Attendance Mentor: 01924 789130
Gaskell’s Restaurant: 01924 789505

The Waterton Building
Wakefield College
The Waterton Building
Wood Street
Wakefield
West Yorkshire WF1 2EW

The Waterton Building is also home to the Mechanics’ Theatre.

Lightwaves Centre
Wakefield College
Lightwaves Centre
Lower York Street
Wakefield
West Yorkshire WF1 3LJ
Travelling to Wakefield City Campus

The Wakefield City Campus is a five minute walk from the city centre with the bus and Westgate train station also a five minute walk, Kirkgate train station is a 20 minute walk.

The College provides secure storage for cycles at both Campuses. A list of safe cycle routes and dedicated cycle paths for the district can be found by visiting the local authority web site www.wakefield.gov.uk.

The Journey Planner on Metro’s website at www.wymetro.com is one of the easiest ways to work out your journey to College or anywhere in Yorkshire by bus and train.

Bus Services to Wakefield City Campus

Service Number Places Served Hourly Daytime Frequency
Monday - Friday
119 / 120 Wakefield - Thornes - Horbury - Ossett - Batley 1
126 / 127 Wakefield - Horbury - Ossett - Dewsbury 6
128 Dewsbury - Thornhill - Horbury - Wakefield
231 / 232 Wakefield - Horbury - Netherton (231) - Overton (232) - Flockton - Lepton - Huddersfield 2
265 Wakefield - Horbury - Netherton 1
443 Hall green - Wakefield - Rothwell - Leeds

Wakefield Free City Bus
The Wakefield Free City Bus service links the city’s Westgate and Kirkgate train and bus stations, shops and retail parks. Buses run every ten minutes from 7.30am to 7pm, Monday to Friday and 8.30am to 5pm on Saturdays. Stop 13 (Wakefield One) is the nearest stop to the Wakefield City Campus.

Rail Links to Wakefield Westgate Station
Wakefield City Campus is a 5 minute walk from Westgate station.

Huddersfield Line Wakefield Kirkgate - Huddersfield
Wakefield Line Leeds - Outwood - Wakefield Westgate - Sandal and Agbrigg - Fitzwilliam - South Elmsall - Doncaster - Moorthorpe - Rotherham - Sheffield

Rail Links to Wakefield Kirkgate Station
Wakefield City Campus is a 20 minute walk from Kirkgate station.

Hallam Line Leeds - Woodlesford - Castleford - Normanton - Wakefield Kirkgate - Darton - Barnsley - Sheffield
Huddersfield Line Wakefield Westgate - Huddersfield
Pontefract Line Streethouse - Featherstone - Pontefract Tanshelf - Pontefract Monkhill - Knottingley
  1. Leave the M1 at Junction 39 and join the Denby Dale Road/A636 towards Wakefield.
  2. At the fourth roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Charlesworth Way/A636.
  3. Go through 1 roundabout and turn left onto Ings Road/A638.
  4. Continue to follow the A638, continue straight onto Westgate.
  5. Use any lane to turn slightly left onto Mulberry Way.
  6. At the cross roads go straight ahead and the Wakefield City Campus is on the left.
  1. Leave the M1 at junction 41 and join the A650 towards Wakefield.
  2. At the fourth roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Leeds Road/A61/A650.
  3. Keep right to stay on Leeds Road/A61/A650.
  4. Continue to follow A650, the Wakefield City Campus will be on the right.

Parking availability at each Campus varies and is particularly limited at Wakefield City Campus (no student parking available and limited staff parking), parking for disabled students and staff is available at all Campuses. Staff wishing to park at Wakefield City Campus must apply for a permit, application is available made via Human Resources.

A list of car parks in the Wakefield city centre can be found by visiting the local authority web site www.wakefield.gov.uk.

Castleford Campus
Castleford Campus Address
Wakefield College
Castleford Campus
Thunderhead Ridge
Castleford
West Yorkshire WF10 4UA
Telephone

Switchboard: 01924 789789
Minicom: 01924 789455
Campus Office: 01924 789455
Attendance Mentor: 01924 789458
Elements Hair & Beauty Salon: 01924 789409

Travelling to Castleford Campus

The Castleford Campus is less than half a mile from Glasshoughton railway station and the Junction 32 complex and has easy and safe pathways and crossings.

The College provides secure storage for cycles at both Campuses. A list of safe cycle routes and dedicated cycle paths for the district can be found by visiting the local authority web site www.wakefield.gov.uk.

The Journey Planner on Metro’s website at www.wymetro.com is one of the easiest ways to work out your journey to College or anywhere in Yorkshire by bus and train.

Bus Services to Castleford Campus

Service Number Places Served Hourly Daytime Frequency
Monday - Friday
134 Castleford - Glasshoughton - Pontefract 2
135/136 Castleford - Glasshoughton - Pontefract - Chequerfield 4
146 Castleford - Glasshoughton - Featherstone - Pontefract 1
231 / 232 Wakefield - Horbury - Netherton (231) - Overton (232) - Flockton - Lepton - Huddersfield 2
177 Castleford - Glasshoughton - Featherstone - Pontefract 1
183 Wakefield - Normanton - Castleford - Glasshoughton - Pontefract 1
410 Pontefract - Glashoughton - Methley - Leeds 2
X32 Wakefield Bus Station - Agbrigg Corner - Warmfield Meter - Normanton Police Station - Wakefield College, Castleford Campus 1

X32 Bus Service
The X32 provides a direct service between Wakefield Bus station and the Castleford Campus, and then onto Junction 32 and Xscape. The X32 operates Monday to Saturday and will get from Wakefield to the Castleford Campus in as little as 27 minutes.

Monday - Friday X32 X32 X32 X32 X32 X32 X32 X32
Wakefield Bus Station 08:05 09:30 10:30 11:30 12:30 13:30 15:45 16:50
Glasshoughton, ASDA/Wakefield College 08:35 09:53 10:53 11:53 12:53 13:53 16:08 17:13
Saturday X32 X32 X32 X32 X32 X32 X32 X32
Wakefield Bus Station 09:30 10:30 11:30 12:30 13:30 14:30 15:30 16:30
Glasshoughton, ASDA/Wakefield College 09:53 10:53 11:53 12:53 13:53 14:53 15:53 16:53

Rail Links to Glasshoughton Station
Castleford Campus is a 10 minute walk from Glasshoughton station.

Hallam Line Leeds - Woodlesford - Castleford - Normanton - Wakefield Kirkgate - Darton - Barnsley - Sheffield
Huddersfield Line Leeds - Woodlesford - Castleford - Glasshoughton - Pontefract Monkhill - Knottingley
Castleford Line Leeds - Woodlesford - Castleford - Glasshoughton - Pontefract Monkhill - Knottingley
  1. Leave the M62 at Junction 32.
  2. Follow signs for Castleford/Glasshoughton on Park Road then turn left onto Colorado Way following Xscape and Freeport signs.
  3. Go straight ahead at first roundabout.
  4. Take first left onto Thunderhead Ridge at second roundabout and continue 200 metres to the Castleford Campus.

Castleford Campus has ample parking for both staff and students. Parking for disabled staff and students is available at Castleford Campus.

Massage suite - a seven bed massage room for sports therapy and injury rehab.

Climbing Wall - four stories high.

Sports Lab - state-of-the-art sports science equipment.

Strength & Conditioning Gym - Top of the line fitness equipment.

Large free weight area with bench stations.

Training Grounds - private football and rugby training pitches, City centre locations.

Sports Lab - professional testing equipment.

Wakefield Trinity RLFC - Play games out of professional stadiums.

Ossett Town FC - Play games out of professional stadiums.

Lightwaves - sports hall, fitness studio, gym, classrooms and sports lab.

Useful Contacts

Contact information for a number of key departments and offices
College Departments Telephone Email
Admissions 01924 789110 admissions@wakefield.ac.uk
Apprenticeships 01924 789469 apprenticeships@wakefield.ac.uk
Business Development 01924 789761 businessdevelopment@wakefield.ac.uk
Careers Service 01924 789113 careers@wakefield.ac.uk
Counselling & Welfare 01924 789226 counselling@wakefield.ac.uk
Course Information 01924 789111 courseinfo@wakefield.ac.uk
Estates 01924 789720 estates@wakefield.ac.uk
Exams 01924 789531 exams@wakefield.ac.uk
Financial Support 01924 789283 student.finance@wakefield.ac.uk
Gaskell’s Restaurant 01924 789505 gaskells@student.wakefield.ac.uk
Hair & Beauty Salon 01924 789409 elements@wakefield.ac.uk
Human Resources 01924 789302 hr.recruit@wakefield.ac.uk
International Enquiries +44 (0) 1924 789 111 theinternationalcentre@wakefield.ac.uk
IT Support 01924 789212 itsupportdesk@wakefield.ac.uk
Marketing & Publicity 01924 789567 marketing@wakefield.ac.uk
Services to Business 01924 789715 servtobusiness@wakefield.ac.uk
Student Union 01924 789559 studentsunion@wakefield.ac.uk
Website Support 01924 789735 webmaster@wakefield.ac.uk