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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…
Engineering
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!
Construction
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.

Construction
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!

Automotive
18 April, 2024
Virtual Colour Match for Body & Paint Students
Virtual Colour Match for Body & Paint Students

PPG visited our Body and Paint workshop this morning to offer our students a demonstration of their state-of-the-art virtual colour matching system, TouchMix Ultra. The students enjoyed using the technology and was impressed by how it saves time and expense of the traditional methods of colour matching.

Natalie…

Automotive
12 April, 2024
Equans supports Multi Skills
Equans supports Multi Skills

Our Multi Skills students from Castleford College attended the Equans site on Flanshaw Lane to support their education and training; the site visit supported insight into construction processes and career job roles.

Construction
25 March, 2024
Hair & Beauty department launch new partnership with Keune
Hair & Beauty department launch new partnership with Keune

Castleford College’s Hair & Beauty department has created new ties with Keune – a leading supplier in the hairdressing and barbering sector for more than 100 years.

Using Keune’s products in the classroom will ensure students’ transition to professional settings is seamless and sustainable,…

Hair & Beauty
22 March, 2024
Students create sustainable fashion for Community Foundation Wakefield District
Students create sustainable fashion for Community Foundation Wakefield District

Fashion Textiles students from Wakefield College have teamed up with Community Foundation Wakefield District to create and help promote sustainable fashion across the district.

As part of this, the students have transformed clothes that have previously been donated to the charity’s shop or…

Art, Design & Photography
19 March, 2024
Check out our Public Services students’ ski adventure!
Check out our Public Services students’ ski adventure!

Looks like our Public Services students had another great time on this year's Ski Trip!⛷️

Public Services
18 March, 2024
Students across the district get a taste of careers in Construction
Students across the district get a taste of careers in Construction

Over 170 pupils from the Wakefield district took part in a wide range of hands-on construction activities as part of Give Construction a Try – giving them insight into the different career paths available within the sector.

Give Construction a Try, which was held at Castleford College on Wednesday…

Construction
18 March, 2024
Engineering Taster
Engineering Taster

It's Year 10 Taster Day here at Castleford College and we delighted to welcome students from Carleton High School, Kettlethorpe High School, Horbury Academy and High Well School to sample our courses and college life.

Engineering
15 March, 2024
Taster Day
Taster Day

Our Year 10 Taster Day at Castleford College welcomed students from Carleton High School, Kettlethorpe High School, Horbury Academy and High Well School to sample our courses and college life.

Construction
15 March, 2024
High School students sample Automotive Courses
High School students sample Automotive Courses
We were delighted to welcome students from Carleton High School, Kettlethorpe High School, Horbury Academy and High Well School to…
Automotive
15 March, 2024
Animal Care and Travel & Tourism students depart on their 3-week trip to Fiji!🌴
Animal Care and Travel & Tourism students depart on their 3-week trip to Fiji!🌴

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.

Their exciting excursion began on Saturday 9th March when…

College Life
14 March, 2024
Hairdressing Mood
Hairdressing Mood
Some great work done by our Level 2 Hairdressing students for their create an image mood boards , where they decide on a theme which they will then recreate.
Hair & Beauty
14 March, 2024
Perming with ABLE and KEUNE
Perming with ABLE and KEUNE

In March our student's were invited to a perming demonstration by Andrew Barton (ABLE) and Sophie Benson, Educator from KEUNE. They gained lots of perming knowledge and met some salon owners who currently stock KEUNE. This was a brilliant session for them to experience. Our students represented…

Hair & Beauty
4 March, 2024
Former student helps Wigan Warriors win 2024 World Club Challenge
Former student helps Wigan Warriors win 2024 World Club Challenge

Former sport student at the University Centre at the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group, Tyler Dupree, helped lead Wigan Warriors to victory against Penrith Panthers in the World Club Challenge 2024.

Tyler was subbed on in the 18th minute of the game by Wigan Warrior’s Head Coach…

Sport
29 February, 2024
400 Mile Bike Ride
400 Mile Bike Ride
Some of our amazing staff have have ridden over 400…
Automotive
12 February, 2024
Group wins Yorkshire Learning Providers Award
Group wins Yorkshire Learning Providers Award

The Heart of Yorkshire Education Group has been recognised by the Yorkshire Learning Providers Awards for its efforts in helping the region develop the green skills for future demands.

The Group’s Skills Bootcamp in the Principles of Carbon Capture and Storage programme was presented with…

Engineering
6 February, 2024
Body Art Training
Body Art Training

Our Level 2 Make-up Artistry students have been lucky enough to receive training last week from Samantha Helen. Samantha is best known for her illusion body art and creative looks. See some of the work they produced below. Well done!

Hair & Beauty
6 February, 2024
Colour Corrections
Colour Corrections

Some fantastic colour correction work done yesterday by our Level 3 Hairdressing students , thank you to our lovely models. Great transformations as you can see!

Hair & Beauty
6 February, 2024
Site Visit to Caddick Construction
Site Visit to Caddick Construction
👷👷‍♀️Our Level 2 Electrical Installation students visited Caddick Construction in Leeds for a formal introduction to the site. They experienced the early construction works that are carried out ahead of their trade and soon they’ll be back for a re-visit to see the site’s progress!🛠️
Construction
23 January, 2024
Pupils experience Hospitality & Catering department
Pupils experience Hospitality & Catering department

Wakefield College is enabling pupils to build their confidence in the kitchen by hosting a range of cooking demonstrations with local secondary schools.

As part of cookery week, the College’s Hospitality & Catering department delivered culinary sessions with pupils from Rodillian Academy and…

Hospitality & Catering
14 December, 2023
Volleyball team reach AoC Sport National Championships 2024 🏐
Volleyball team reach AoC Sport National Championships 2024 🏐

A huge well done to our Volleyball team who have made it through to the Association of College’s Sport National Championships 2024.

The students are ecstatic and are looking forward to the finals which will take place at the University of Nottingham in April.

Sport
29 November, 2023
Our Level 1 Art, Design & Media students have been producing some fantastic sketchbooks!
Our Level 1 Art, Design & Media students have been producing some fantastic sketchbooks!
Art, Design & Photography
21 November, 2023
WorldSkills Finalist
WorldSkills Finalist

Good luck to Fabrication and Welding apprentice, Kalum Smart, who is currently taking part in the  Worldskills UK SkillsWeld final. We're all rooting for you!

Engineering
16 November, 2023
It's Culture, Diversity and Inclusion Week here at Wakefield College, and our students have been out celebrating with a huge variety of activities🥳
It's Culture, Diversity and Inclusion Week here at Wakefield College, and our students have been out celebrating with a huge variety of activities🥳
College Life
15 November, 2023
Congratulations yet again to all our 2023 Graduates🎓
Congratulations yet again to all our 2023 Graduates🎓
College Life
9 November, 2023
Throwing it back to October's Student Alton Towers Trip🎢
Throwing it back to October's Student Alton Towers Trip🎢
College Life
3 November, 2023
Happy Halloween 🎃 Here are some of the spooktacular Halloween looks our Make-up Artistry students have created over the years 💀
Happy Halloween 🎃 Here are some of the spooktacular Halloween looks our Make-up Artistry students have created over the years 💀
Hair & Beauty
31 October, 2023
Don't forget to check out our #BlackHistoryMonth display at the Library for more information on this year's campaign and some important book recommendations.
Don't forget to check out our #BlackHistoryMonth display at the Library for more information on this year's campaign and some important book recommendations.
College Life
24 October, 2023
Check out some of the latest dishes cooked up by our Hospitality & Catering students👩‍🍳👨‍🍳
Check out some of the latest dishes cooked up by our Hospitality & Catering students👩‍🍳👨‍🍳
Hospitality & Catering
19 October, 2023
Already plenty here for tonight's OPEN EVENT!
Already plenty here for tonight's OPEN EVENT!
College Life
18 October, 2023
To mark #WorldMentalHealthDay this week, we decided to host a Brew & Bun event for our staff so they could come together to relax ☕🧁
To mark #WorldMentalHealthDay this week, we decided to host a Brew & Bun event for our staff so they could come together to relax ☕🧁
College Life
12 October, 2023
Tonight we're at the Nasen Awards✨ We're delighted to have been shortlisted for the Further Education Provider of the Year award. Good luck to all those who have been shortlisted!
Tonight we're at the Nasen Awards✨ We're delighted to have been shortlisted for the Further Education Provider of the Year award. Good luck to all those who have been shortlisted!
College Life
6 October, 2023
We've spotted our Level 3 Fashion Textile students' fantastic artwork in Wakefield Council's Wakefield Families Together’s Castle Family Hub 👀
We've spotted our Level 3 Fashion Textile students' fantastic artwork in Wakefield Council's Wakefield Families Together’s Castle Family Hub 👀
Art, Design & Photography
27 September, 2023
Our L3 Sports students are already getting stuck in during their induction trip to Go Ape!🦧
Our L3 Sports students are already getting stuck in during their induction trip to Go Ape!🦧
Sport
21 September, 2023
🎉Freshers Fair was bustling yesterday, and we're excited to continue it again today in the Refectory! See you all there😁
🎉Freshers Fair was bustling yesterday, and we're excited to continue it again today in the Refectory! See you all there😁
College Life
20 September, 2023
What an eventful day it was at Xscape Yorkshire on Friday, as Performing Arts and Public Services students got into character as chemical attack victims for a multi-agency training scenario!
What an eventful day it was at Xscape Yorkshire on Friday, as Performing Arts and Public Services students got into character as chemical attack victims for a multi-agency training scenario!
Public Services
11 September, 2023
It's the first day of the new academic year, and we're so excited to see so many new and returning faces at the College this morning! Let's make it a good year💪
It's the first day of the new academic year, and we're so excited to see so many new and returning faces at the College this morning! Let's make it a good year💪
College Life
6 September, 2023
👋Say hello to some of the first students enrolled with us for 2023/24!  We're so excited to welcome more of you during the coming weeks
👋Say hello to some of the first students enrolled with us for 2023/24! We're so excited to welcome more of you during the coming weeks
College Life
24 August, 2023
Lots of happy smiles here at Wakefield College for #ResultsDay😁  Congratulations to all our students on their results🎉
Lots of happy smiles here at Wakefield College for #ResultsDay😁 Congratulations to all our students on their results🎉
A Levels
17 August, 2023
Good morning and GOOD LUCK to all our students receiving their results today! We've all got our fingers crossed for you🤞
Good morning and GOOD LUCK to all our students receiving their results today! We've all got our fingers crossed for you🤞
A Levels
17 August, 2023
We were beyond excited to be involved with Wakefield Trinity's Careers Day last week to speak to players about how they can further their careers away from the game!
We were beyond excited to be involved with Wakefield Trinity's Careers Day last week to speak to players about how they can further their careers away from the game!
Sport
2 August, 2023
Not someone we expected to see in our science labs today...
Not someone we expected to see in our science labs today...
College Life
28 July, 2023
What a pleasure it's been to welcome some of next year's students and give them a flavour of life at Wakefield College as part of New Student Day!
What a pleasure it's been to welcome some of next year's students and give them a flavour of life at Wakefield College as part of New Student Day!
College Life
10 July, 2023
Congratulations to this year's Project Search graduates, who celebrated completing their course yesterday at our Project Search Graduation Ceremony🏆
Congratulations to this year's Project Search graduates, who celebrated completing their course yesterday at our Project Search Graduation Ceremony🏆
Foundation Learning
4 July, 2023
What an afternoon it was on Tuesday for our Animal Care & Horticulture Graduation Ceremony🐹🌱  Congrats to all the winners and graduates 🥳
What an afternoon it was on Tuesday for our Animal Care & Horticulture Graduation Ceremony🐹🌱 Congrats to all the winners and graduates 🥳
Animal Care
29 June, 2023
We held our Heart of Yorkshire Education Group Construction Student Awards this afternoon!
We held our Heart of Yorkshire Education Group Construction Student Awards this afternoon!
Construction
28 June, 2023
Special Olympics World Games 2023: Going for gold!
Special Olympics World Games 2023: Going for gold!

Level 1 Childcare and Early Years student, Brooke Lammas, has just returned from the Special Olympics World Games 2023, after winning gold with Great Britain's Field Hockey team.

What an amazing achievement.

Childcare & Early Years
27 June, 2023
Apprentices take on SkillsWeld 2023 National Qualifiers
Apprentices take on SkillsWeld 2023 National Qualifiers

Fabrication and Welding apprentices at Castleford College showed off their vast welding skills, as they took part in the SkillsWeld 2023 qualifiers.

This saw apprentices complete four separate tests covering the three main types of welding processes - gas tungsten arc welding, stick welding…

Engineering
27 June, 2023
Student to represent Great Britain in Special Olympics World Games
Student to represent Great Britain in Special Olympics World Games

Level 1 Childcare and Early Years student, Brooke Lammas, is gearing up to represent Great Britain in Field Hockey at the Special Olympics World Games 2023, in Berlin.

Brooke was selected for the England Hockey squad following a successful trial day at its national training centre in Berkshire.

Childcare & Early Years
14 June, 2023
Going on a bug hunt!
Going on a bug hunt!

Childcare learners collaborated today in our outdoor learning environment with Level 3 learners leading on a range of outdoor activities including bug hunts, den building and story telling 🍂⛺️🐜

Childcare & Early Years
5 June, 2023
Travel and Tourism department boosts students’ prospects with industry links
Travel and Tourism department boosts students’ prospects with industry links

The Travel and Tourism department at Wakefield College is enhancing students’ learning with its industry partnerships – enabling them to learn from some of the leading organisations in the sector.

Zack Hamilton, an Emerging Talent and Careers Officer at Jet 2, recently delivered a talk to…

Travel & Tourism
1 June, 2023
Travel and Tourism students take Disneyland Paris
Travel and Tourism students take Disneyland Paris

Level 3 Travel & Tourism/Air Cabin Crew and HNC/HND International Travel and Tourism Management students recently enjoyed a trip to Disneyland Paris, where they took part in a networking conference with senior leaders at Disney and other international attractions.

The students also analysed…

Travel & Tourism
21 May, 2023
Spending Bank Holiday Monday dreaming about these dishes made by our Hospitality and Catering at Wakefield College students🤤
Spending Bank Holiday Monday dreaming about these dishes made by our Hospitality and Catering at Wakefield College students🤤

Spending Bank Holiday Monday dreaming about these dishes made by our Hospitality and Catering students!

Hospitality & Catering
8 May, 2023
Roar-some Day Out!
Roar-some Day Out!

Level 3 Childcare learners have been on a trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park. They took part in a classroom workshop, carried out risk assessments and planned a range of activities for young child 🦒🐒🦘

Childcare & Early Years
28 April, 2023
HE student Tyler Dupree called up by England Rugby League
HE student Tyler Dupree called up by England Rugby League

Congratulations to our Higher Education Applied Sports Performace student Tyler Dupree who has been selected to play in England Rugby League's squad for the international Rugby League in 2023.

Find out more via Salford Red Devils RLFC: https://salfordreddevils.net/tyler-dupree-and-andy

Sport
21 April, 2023
New Green Skills Construction courses launched
New Green Skills Construction courses launched

Addressing the need for green skills in the construction industry, the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group has introduced a brand-new range of part-time courses.

These include:

Level 3 Installation and Maintenance of Heat Pump Systems

Level 3 in the Fundamentals of Building…

Construction
21 April, 2023
Our Automotive Body Repair students have been enjoying their Mirka Demonstration Day this morning with a welcome talk, technical demonstrations and hands-on experience using the Mirka Tools.
Our Automotive Body Repair students have been enjoying their Mirka Demonstration Day this morning with a welcome talk, technical demonstrations and hands-on experience using the Mirka Tools.
 
Automotive
19 April, 2023
The AICO Roadshow comes to Castleford
The AICO Roadshow comes to Castleford

A great experience for all our Electrical Installation and Plumbing students as the Aico roadshow came to Castleford College. All construction students were given an insight to systems installed within properties to monitor and support the safety of the occupants; Aico supplied demonstration panels…

Construction
19 April, 2023
Electric Vehicle Car Charging training for Electrical students
Electric Vehicle Car Charging training for Electrical students

Today, Electrical Installation students at the college benefitted from the expertise of industry professional as Project EV working in conjunction with YESSS Electrical attended college to support the students gaining knowledge around EV car charging; all students receiving some branded merchandise.

The…

Construction
17 April, 2023
Our Horticulture Orchard is starting to look Spring-like!
Our Horticulture Orchard is starting to look Spring-like!
Horticulture
4 April, 2023
Spring has truly arrived here at Castleford College 😍🌸
Spring has truly arrived here at Castleford College 😍🌸
College Life
3 April, 2023
Great work from our Sports students, who spent yesterday 'plogging' (a mixture of jogging and litter-picking) around Thornes Park
Great work from our Sports students, who spent yesterday 'plogging' (a mixture of jogging and litter-picking) around Thornes Park
Sport
31 March, 2023
14-16 Student of the Term - Canice
14-16 Student of the Term - Canice

Congrats to our 14-16 Student of the Term, Canice from Ossett Academy.

Canice is on an Early College Transfer & won the award for his progress and attendance on L2 Extended Certificate in Creative Music.

Music
31 March, 2023
Student reaches final of international culinary competition
Student reaches final of international culinary competition

Hospitality and Catering student Jarret Edwards has reached the final of the international app-based culinary competition, the CombiGuru Challenge.

Jarret will travel to Italy for the final on 4th May 2023, where he will prepare a dish from a mystery box of ingredients selected by Unox. One…

Hospitality & Catering
30 March, 2023
Andrew Barton delivers bespoke workshop at Castleford College
Andrew Barton delivers bespoke workshop at Castleford College

Celebrity Hairdresser, Andrew Barton, recently held a bespoke masterclass for hair professionals at Castleford College – providing insights into the latest colour and cutting trends.

Andrew and his team offered trend-focused cutting and colouring demonstrations to individuals and businesses,…

Hair & Beauty
29 March, 2023
Electrical Installation students undertake National Grid's Grid for Good programme
Electrical Installation students undertake National Grid's Grid for Good programme

On Tuesday 21st February, Level 2 Electrical Installation students at Castleford College undertook the Grid for Good programme. Led by the National Grid, this programme supports the students to progress their careers and recognise opportunities that are there for them. Climate change is…

Construction
22 March, 2023
Morgan Sindall supports Modern Methods of Construction
Morgan Sindall supports Modern Methods of Construction

Morgan Sindall support the delivery of Modern Methods of Construction through on site visits to the Wakefield Trinity Rugby stadium development. Students benefitted from a talk and tour around the superstructure elements of the build but more specifically the role of the bricklayer and the bricklaying…

Construction
21 March, 2023
Former student reaches SAS: Who Dares Wins final
Former student reaches SAS: Who Dares Wins final

Former Engineering student of Castleford College, Faye Banks, successfully reached the final of the latest series of SAS: Who Dares Wins.

Faye was one of 20 recruits who were put through their paces by the SAS: Who Dares Wins instructors Billy Billingham and his team of directing staff Jason…

Engineering
8 March, 2023
Wakefield College sponsors Long Division Festival
Wakefield College sponsors Long Division Festival

Wakefield College is pleased to announce it is sponsoring Wakefield’s award-winning music and culture festival, Long Division 2023 – helping to support aspiring and professional artists across the District.

The festival will take place between Friday 10th until Saturday 11th June…

Music
6 March, 2023
Group and Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust hit 100th Apprentice milestone
Group and Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust hit 100th Apprentice milestone

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust recently welcomed its 100th Apprentice with the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group since August 2022 - demonstrating the significant impact Apprenticeships have in supporting the economy.

Macey Denise Brooks, who is the 100th apprentice,…

Health & Social Care
6 March, 2023
E3 Construction Students visit Wakefield Trinity Stadium
E3 Construction Students visit Wakefield Trinity Stadium

Construction Students on the E3 Multi Skills course recently visited the Wakefield Trinity ground to see an active site to bring construction to life.

Will - "It was good to see how organised everyone and the equipment was, showed us how we need to set up in the workshop."

Ellis -…

Construction
1 March, 2023
Ready for an Apprenticeship!
Ready for an Apprenticeship!

Starting their bricklaying journey in September some of our Level 1 Bricklaying students are producing work that apprentices would be proud of. Oakley and Kieron have now developed their practical skills to a Level 2 standard.

Construction
24 February, 2023
Heritage England engage with Level 1 Bricklaying Students
Heritage England engage with Level 1 Bricklaying Students

Heritage England engaged with Level 1 Bricklaying students from Castleford College with their works in Wakefield City Centre. Visiting the Nocturno and Elephant and Castle restoration project, the students received a health and safety talk to embed the health and safety training they had received…

Construction
22 February, 2023
Construction T level students hosted by Wilmott Dixon, visit their site at Scott Hall Road.
Construction T level students hosted by Wilmott Dixon, visit their site at Scott Hall Road.

As part of Wilmott Dixon's Watch It Grow initiative the students made their second visit to the site to support their understanding of residential development.

Construction
22 February, 2023
A fantastic trip to Barcelona for our Hospitality & Catering Students!
A fantastic trip to Barcelona for our Hospitality & Catering Students!
Hospitality & Catering
17 February, 2023