Ofsted rated ‘Good’

School Partnerships

Working in partnership, aspiring to excellence

Being a student is one of the most exciting times of a young person’s life and so it is vital that they choose the right place and programme of study.

At Wakefield College there is a great learning experience waiting and courses that will provide students with skills and knowledge to cope with the next important stage of their life.

Working in Partnership

Working in partnership with local schools, employers and learning providers

Wakefield College is committed to working in partnership with local schools, employers and learning providers to transform learning, raise attainment and achievement and encourage progression across the district. The School Partnerships programme aims to raise learners awareness of Further and Higher Education, while encouraging continued participation.

We offer schools across the district a comprehensive range of activities for pupils who are looking to enhance their curriculum, and broaden their knowledge and understanding of opportunities in Further Education and employment.

We feel strongly that our courses are relevant to children at Key Stage 4, and are pleased to introduce Technical Awards which carry performance points into our provision. These contribute towards Progress and Attainment 8 as we endeavour to ensure vocational learning is still accessible for schools and young people.

Our programmes offer schools a meaningful and challenging alternative curriculum which helps the development of young people while keeping them engaged in education and providing a clear pathway into post-16 education. Last year 75% of Year 11 students progressed from our School Link provision to Post-16 study with us - a figure we're very proud of.

This is by no means all that we can offer. We also seek to be flexible and if you have an idea of how we can support your school and students please do not hesitate to contact a member of the team.

I really enjoy College. I am always learning something new and exciting. It has made me realise that I definitely want to do this for my career. Whilst coming to College I have made lots of new friends.

Early College Transfer student

School Link Provision at Wakefield College

Wakefield College currently offers two types of programmes for school age learners

Technical Awards/Step Up Programme

Part-time courses for Year 9,10 and 11 students in a range of subject areas.

Early College Transfer

For Learners in Year 11.


We have a range of accredited courses, short courses, taster sessions and taster days available

Activity Description Cost
Early College Transfer One Year, full-time accredited provision for Year 11 students in a range of vocational areas. £7.00 per hour, per learner
Technical Awards,
Step Up and other Accredited Courses
One or two year part-time accredited courses for Year 10/11 pupils in a range of vocational areas. £8.30 per hour, per learner.
Group Rate (Maximum of 12 students) - £83 per hour.
Year 10 Taster Days Scheduled by College four times each academic year. Pupils choose two vocational or four A-Level subjects to study for the day. Lunch is provided. Subsidised by Wakefield College.
Taster Sessions Scheduled on request by schools, comprising of short, non-accredited sessions in am, pm or twilight slots for Year 9 to Year 11. A range of subject areas is available to choose from. FREE
In School Sessions Scheduled on request by schools, comprising of a College Tutor teaching a lesson in school to give learners an insight into what a subject consists of at College. FREE
Discovery Days A guided tour of individual College Campuses, with lunch included. Maximum 16 pupils at any one time. Schedule runs between 9.30am and 3pm at the convenience of the school. FREE
Non-accredited Courses Programmes Including Yr. 10 Pre-Early College Transfer, Vocational Carousel and Flex Transition. Variable - please contact the School Partnerships team.

Contact Us

James Pennington
Head of Alternative Curriculum & School Partnerships
Telephone: 01924 789741
Email: j.pennington@wakefield.ac.uk

Sandra Lockett
School Partnerships Coordinator
Telephone: 01924 789742
Email: s.lockett@wakefield.ac.uk

Louise Crook
School Liaison Officer
Telephone: 01924 789481
Email: l.crook@wakefield.ac.uk

Kayleigh Moore
School Liaison Coordinator
Telephone: 01924 789746
Email: k.moore@wakefield.ac.uk

Rachel Wilby
School Partnerships Learning Support and Achievement Mentor
Telephone: 01924 789743
Email: r.wilby@wakefield.ac.uk

Emma Trethewey
School Partnerships Administrator
Telephone: 01924 789470
Email: e.trethewey@wakefield.ac.uk

Fourteen to Sixteen Prospectus 2018/19

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