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What our Employers Say: T Levels @ Drax

18 December, 2024

Group boosts adults’ skills and job prospects with new courses

22 July, 2024

Group Celebrates Construction Students of the Year 2024

20 June, 2024

Local Colleges to launch new courses this September

29 May, 2024

Group wins Apprenticeship Training Provider of the Year Award

10 May, 2024

Group celebrates Apprenticeships at Annual Awards Ceremony

26 April, 2024

Hair & Beauty department launch new partnership with Keune

22 March, 2024

Sustainability Week: Fast Fashion and a Circular Economy

21 March, 2024

Students create sustainable fashion for Community Foundation Wakefield District

19 March, 2024

Students across the district get a taste of careers in Construction

18 March, 2024

Students embark on Fiji trip with Think Pacific

13 March, 2024

Former student helps Wigan Warriors win 2024 World Club Challenge

29 February, 2024

Escape Technology hosts wall vinyl competition for Wakefield College students

20 February, 2024

College staff ride 400 miles for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

12 February, 2024

Group wins Yorkshire Learning Providers Award

06 February, 2024

National Apprenticeship Week 2024: Celebrating Skills For Life

05 February, 2024

Group shortlisted for three Yorkshire Learning Provider Awards

11 January, 2024

Group marks students’ achievements at Annual Awards Ceremony

15 December, 2023

Wakefield College helps pupils to expand their culinary skills

14 December, 2023

Group enhances its Free Online Learning offer

04 December, 2023

Group commended for student experience in Teaching Excellence Framework rating

30 November, 2023

Heart of Yorkshire Education Group receives Ofsted ‘Good’ grade and ‘Strong’ skills rating

13 November, 2023

West Yorkshire Colleges secure funding to accelerate digital innovation in education

10 November, 2023

Wakefield College’s University Centre celebrates graduates’ success

09 November, 2023

Group launches Construction and Engineering recruitment drive

07 November, 2023

Apprentice sets his sights on World Skills UK final

02 November, 2023

Wakefield College and WDH launch T Level partnership

05 October, 2023

Group Celebrates T Level Week

02 October, 2023

Students’ art brightens up public spaces across the District

27 September, 2023

Students play casualties in local emergency services exercise

25 September, 2023


Open Event

Visit our Open Event to find out more about our courses, talk to the tutors and take a tour of our fantastic facilities. Your career starts here and we’ll be covering options for school leavers, including T Levels and Apprenticeships, higher education and options for adults.

Wednesday, 16 October, 2024

From 05.00pm to 07.00pm

Wakefield College & Castleford College

Graduation Day

Graduation Day is one of the most important days in the University Centre’s calendar – a celebration of our student’s achievements, both academically and personally, during their time with us.

Wednesday, 6 November, 2024

From 01.00pm to 02.30pm

Wakefield Cathedral

Open Event

05.00pm, Wednesday, 12 February, 2025

Wakefield College & Castleford College

Open Event

10.00am, Saturday, 14 June, 2025

Wakefield College & Castleford College


The Feed

2023 Student Awards
2023 Student Awards
Our 2023 Student Awards Ceremony took place this week and we are delighted to share this year's winners with you. The awards were presented to students who have demonstrated determination and hard work towards their studies in Construction, Engineering and Mathematics. A huge thank you to our award…
15 December, 2024
Student of the Month May 2024
Student of the Month May 2024

Our March 2024 student of the month went to Willow. She receives a £20 gift voucher, Certificate and her name on our celebration wall. Pictured here with her tutor Makala. Well done Willow!

Hair & Beauty
3 June, 2024
Children's Taster Session
Children's Taster Session

Children in Year 5 & 6 from Cherry Tree Academy came in for a taster session in Hair & Beauty at Castleford College. What a lovely afternoon in the salons, learning hair plaiting techniques and completing a manicure treatment.

Hair & Beauty
3 May, 2024
Children Try Carpentry
Children Try Carpentry
We welcomed pupils from Cherry Tree Academy again to our College this week to try their hand at Carpentry and Joinery. We hope the pupils had fun!
23 April, 2024
14-16 Student of the Term
14-16 Student of the Term

Congratulations to Charlie from Castleford Academy who is our Castleford College 14-16 Student of the Term 👏Charlie was awarded with a certificate and voucher for his outstanding work on his Level 1 Construction course.

23 April, 2024
Taster Session for Childrens University
Taster Session for Childrens University

It was great to see the pupils getting stuck in and they even had a go at using a car jack and learning how to remove and refit a tyre. Great work!

18 April, 2024