At Wakefield College we recognise that the dedication of our staff, working both in and out of the classroom, is crucial to ensuring that our learners achieve their full potential.
In order to attract and retain the very best people who will be committed to supporting our values, we provide a working environment in which we can all succeed and flourish, and we supplement this by offering an extensive range of benefits and rewards.
We respect our staff as individuals and celebrate the rich mix of backgrounds and experiences they bring to the College. We also recognise that our staff need to maintain a healthy work-life balance.
Transforming lives through learning...
by enabling young people, adults and employers to fulfil their potential.
...to be an outstanding college at the heart of the Wakefield District.
Responsiveness. Teamwork. Inclusiveness. Respect. Excellence. Responsibility.
Strategic Objectives #1
Deliver a high-quality, destination focused learning experience to all learners.
Strategic Objectives #2
Meet the skills needs, aspirations and interests of the Wakefield District and the wider region.
Strategic Objectives #3
Have a skilled, engaged workforce who feel safe and promote College values.
Strategic Objectives #4
Resource a high-quality student experience.
Wakefield College is a good College – but don’t just take our word for it, look at what Ofsted say! Ofsted conducted a full Inspection of Wakefield College in December 2018, looking at every area of our work and they concluded that we are a ‘Good’ College.
A Level Results
A Level students from Wakefield College’s Sixth Form have demonstrated their hard work and resilience after the class of 2020 achieved another strong set of results. Figures reveal students achieved an overall pass rate of 97% - the 17th year running the result has exceeded 95%. The number of high grade passes (A*- B) also increased significantly rising four percent to 28%.
Latest Corporate News
Wakefield College wins education award
13 April, 2022
Selby College and Wakefield College shortlisted in education awards
23 March, 2022
Wakefield College students celebrate graduation success.
07 March, 2022
Selby College and Wakefield College Merge
01 March, 2022
‘Heart of Yorkshire Education Group’ preparing to launch
19 January, 2022
Wakefield College pays tribute to wartime nurse Mary Seacole…
08 December, 2021
Pilot Filmed for sought after Construction course
21 October, 2021
Wakefield College hosts pop-up vaccine clinic for students…
30 September, 2021
Exciting Relaunch for the University Centre at Wakefield College (UCW)
10 August, 2021
Wakefield College Celebrates A Level Results…
10 August, 2021
Yorkshire colleges announce plans for merger
23 June, 2021
Engineering a brighter future
09 February, 2021
New Covid-19 testing site opens at Wakefield College
03 February, 2021
A special award for a special Wakefield building
21 October, 2020
Wakefield College celebrates A Level results
13 August, 2020
Vision for the future of colleges launched by Independent Commission
24 July, 2020
Wakefield College celebrates Apprenticeships success…
10 February, 2020
Wakefield Suffragist honoured by historic College building
10 February, 2020
Hospitality & Catering Department receives professional equipment grant
17 October, 2019
Full marks for new teaching staff at Wakefield College
03 October, 2019
Wakefield College signs up to the AOC Mental Health and Wellbeing Charter
05 September, 2019
Wakefield College supports students and staff with their mental health and wellbeing
25 June, 2019
Wakefield College achieves Matrix accreditation
15 May, 2019
Public access defibrillators to save lives
03 May, 2019
Wakefield College praised by Ofsted as it achieves “Good” across all inspection areas
17 January, 2019
Former student returns to buy Wakefield College site
19 November, 2018
Wakefield College teams up with Theatre Royal Wakefield
07 June, 2018
SafeGuard donation ensures learning is bullet proof
04 May, 2018
Wakefield College celebrates 150 years of educational excellence
30 April, 2018
Turning the Pennines Pink for Kae!
27 April, 2018
Corporate Movie Gallery
Enrichment Activities 2020
27 October, 2020
Graduation Day 2019 Highlights
09 November, 2019
A Level Results Day 2019 Movie
15 August, 2019
It’s official - We are ‘Good’ - Ofsted
18 January, 2019
A Level Results Day 2018 Movie
21 August, 2018
Wakefield College University Centre Drone Footage
06 September, 2017
Wakefield College #ItsMyTime campaign
06 September, 2017
Prospectus Launch Movie 2017
01 September, 2017
Facts & Figures
...students taught in 2019/20
...rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in 2018
...overall A Level pass rate in 2021
...A Level subjects achieved 100% pass rate in 2021
...overall satisfaction rating from HE students in 2021
...overall satisfaction rating from FE students
...vocational qualifications achieved in 2020
...years providing education and training in Wakefield
...cost of the new University Centre hub, opened in 2017
...HE students were in employment 6 months after graduating
...students achieved a Higher Education qualification in 2018
...apprentices taught in 2020