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Wella visit Hair & Beauty Students
Wella visit Hair & Beauty Students

A huge thank you to Zoe from Wella for coming in today to give our students some product knowledge training Ex Rugby Player Coaches Students

Ex Rugby Player Coaches Students

Ex Rugby League player/ coach and Athlete Mentor, Paul Broadbent delivered a session and presentation to some of our sports students this week. Great day and a lot learnt. 

Sport
10 June, 2021
Wish You Were Here | A Pink Floyd Livestream Experience

The School of Popular Music at Wakefield College is proud to present 'Wish You Were Here' - A Pink Floyd Livestream Experience with a variety…

Music
7 June, 2021
Balmain Paris Hair Couture at Wakefield College
Balmain Paris Hair Couture at Wakefield College

 

A huge thank you to Simon from Balmain for coming in today to give our students some training on ring & tape hair extensions. This…

Hair & Beauty
1 June, 2021
Students Clean up the Streets
Students Clean up the Streets

Students from Wakefield College Princes Trust, litter picking around lower York Street Playground this morning. Six hypodermic syringes found and plenty of empty alcohol containers.

 
Foundation Learning
24 May, 2021
Wakefield College Film Festival - Day Two
Art, Media & Design
22 May, 2021
Wakefield College Film Festival - Day One
Art, Media & Design
21 May, 2021
Prince's Trust Hard at Work!
Prince's Trust Hard at Work!

 

The Prince’s Trust Team are approaching the end of their 3rd week on the course where they have already tackled lots of different…

Foundation Learning
21 May, 2021
Business students work with ENGIE on marketing campaign

 

 

Wakefield…

Business & Management
5 May, 2021
How former Wakefield College student Francis Lee went on to become an award-winning film director
How former Wakefield College student Francis Lee went on to become an award-winning film director

Fresh off releasing his latest feature film Ammonite, writer-director and former Wakefield College student Francis Lee sat down with us to chat…

Art, Media & Design
28 April, 2021
Horticulture Dept & Thornes Park Garden Tour

Tutor Richard is here to give you a tour of our Horticulture Department and Garden area that students get to work on when studying a course here at the College.

Horticulture
26 April, 2021
Youth Work Students take action!
Youth Work Students take action!

Following months of taking part in a social action project to #endperiodpoverty within Wakefield College, the Level 2 Youth Work students have been packing baskets to put into the toilets across the college!They have worked so hard throughout the project and are happy to see that it paid off!

Health & Social Care
15 April, 2021
Student and Teacher reunited at York City Knights
Student and Teacher reunited at York City Knights

 

York City Knights head coach, James Ford, used to teach Yusuf Aydin at Wakefield College and now he will be coaching him at the…

Sport
14 April, 2021
Automotive Students Keeping it Cool
Automotive Students Keeping it Cool

Last week we took delivery of an air conditioning unit from Vehvac. This will be used in both our light vehicle and heavy vehicle maintenance apprenticeships. Vehvac also provided us with the necessary equipment for manual re-gassing and diagnostics along with a lot of learning resources and manuals.

Phil…

Automotive
13 April, 2021
Former student celebrates 100 year birthday
Former student celebrates 100 year birthday

Read the full story: https://www.wakefieldexpress.co.uk/lifestyle/family-and-parenting/super-fit-irene-is-100-years-old-next-week-3194015

College Life
9 April, 2021
Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation Partnership
Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation Partnership

Exciting news to announce that Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation have partnered with Wakefield College to improve participation rates throughout…

Sport
26 March, 2021
Chilled weekend vibes
Chilled weekend vibes

Some chilled weekend vibes in our Live room today. Our Access students jamming into the Easter break.

Music
26 March, 2021
The Horticultural Partnership plants their seeds
The Horticultural Partnership plants their seeds

 

Wakefield Bid, as part of the Horticultural partnership, which also includes Wakefield Council, Wakefield College and Thornes Park…

Horticulture
22 March, 2021
‘Interest in e-sports will only grow and grow’
‘Interest in e-sports will only grow and grow’

Read the BBC article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56334015

Digital Industries
15 March, 2021
Happy International Women's Day from all the staff at Wakefield College
Happy International Women's Day from all the staff at Wakefield College

 

College Life
8 March, 2021
Lockdown Tour of our Music Department

Purpose built recording studios, live performance spaces, all the latest equipment. The only thing missing now is our students.
We can't wait till we can safely welcome people back!

Music
2 March, 2021
Art students take part in Great Big Art Exhibition
Art students take part in Great Big Art Exhibition

Our Level 3 Art and Design students have been taking part in the Great Big Art Exhibition and produced some seriously great work to in response to Antony Gormley’s animal theme and their tutor’s lockdown theme.

Art, Media & Design
18 February, 2021
This week we would have been holding our 6th Annual Apprenticeship Awards
This week we would have been holding our 6th Annual Apprenticeship Awards

This week we would have been holding our 6th Annual Apprenticeship Awards at the college however due to lockdown this is unable to take place so we are celebrating some award winners of the past and present!

In 2020, Joanne Priestley was the winner of the Intermediate Apprentice of the Year.

The…

College Life
12 February, 2021
Dance Students cover Michael Jackson's Thriller

Halloween is here and we're celebrating with a dance cover/choreography of Michael Jackson's Thriller (James Egbert Remix)!

Performing Arts
31 October, 2020
We went live for our Virtual Open Event!

We streamed LIVE on Wednesday, 20 June, 5pm - 6:30pm for our Virtual Open Event with staff interviews, Q&As, virtual campus tours, college updates and…

College Life
14 October, 2020
College welcomes back students for the new academic year

It's been a while... But from tomorrow we'll be welcoming many of our students back to our campuses! From returning students continuing their studies…

College Life
20 September, 2020
How to: Hair Up Tutorial

A simple hair up perfect for weddings by the Hair & Beauty department at Wakefield College.

Hair & Beauty
14 September, 2020
Enrolment 2020 begins

 

Enrolment 2020 has begun! We've made a number of changes to the process this year to ensure everyone's safety with many enrolments moving…

College Life
20 August, 2020
Golden Ticket makes the rounds!
Golden Ticket makes the rounds!

Another week, another selection of lucky students rewarded for their 100% weekly attendance with the golden ticket worth £100!

College Life
2 March, 2020
The latest dance practice from Mechanics’ Performing Arts

Our Mechanics’ Performing Arts dance students killing it again with their latest dance video!

Performing Arts
25 February, 2020
Students at Rhubarb Festival 2020
Students at Rhubarb Festival 2020

Our dedicated Hospitality & Catering students taking time out of their half-term to get stuck in at Rhubarb Festival. They'll be helping out at the demo marquee all weekend.

Hospitality & Catering
22 February, 2020
Prince’s Trust allotment project
Prince’s Trust allotment project

The Wakefield College Prince’s Trust team are busy on our community project doing up the allotment at St George’s Community Centre.

Foundation Learning
21 February, 2020
Dance students collaborate with Royal Mail

Our dance students colloborated with Royal Mail for their Valentine's video.

Performing Arts
12 February, 2020
Apprenticeship Awards 2020
Apprenticeship Awards 2020

What a great way to end National Apprenticeships Week with last night's Apprenticeship Awards Ceremony!

Congrats again to all the winners and…

College Life
7 February, 2020
Apprenticeships Fair
Apprenticeships Fair

We're at Wakefield Apprenticeship Fair over at Pontefract Racecourse today speaking to students about the potential of an apprenticeship.

College Life
4 February, 2020
Austrian residential
Austrian residential

Check out some of these stunning photos from our public services Austria ski trip earlier this month!

Public Services
29 January, 2020
Gaskell's Restaurant celebrate Burns Night.

Getting into the Scottish spirt for Burns Night.

We have a week of Scottish cuisine for our customers this week.

 

 

Hospitality & Catering
23 January, 2020
Guest Lecture: A star's life and death and the James Webb Space Telescope
Guest Lecture: A star's life and death and the James Webb Space Telescope

A fascinating insight into a star’s life and death and the James Webb Space Telescope from Dr Olivia Jones tonight in our ASIC building! The second…

Maths & Science
16 January, 2020
Ridings mural by Art students
Ridings mural by Art students

Check out the brand new mural over at the Ridings, designed by our very own Level 1 Art students!

Art, Media & Design
19 December, 2019
Happy Christmas Jumper Day from Wakefield College!
Happy Christmas Jumper Day from Wakefield College!
College Life
13 December, 2019
Live 10 hour gaming session
Live 10 hour gaming session

In aid of Teenage Cancer Trust some our brilliant Level 2 Games Design students are hosting a live 10 hour gaming stream to raise money!

Digital Industries
11 December, 2019
Chocolatier visit
Chocolatier visit

Great to have 

Hospitality & Catering
11 December, 2019
Question Time

Last week we hosted our very own Question Time with candidates from three of the major parties attending to discuss key topics and take questions from students and staff.

English & Humanities
10 December, 2019
Christmas make up challenge
Christmas make up challenge

How good is this make up....😮

Well done to our level 2 make up students, some fabulous work today!

Hair & Beauty
10 December, 2019
Christmas lunch is cooking

Christmas is in full force over at Gaskell's as our Hospitality & Catering students prepare some delicious Christmas dishes!
🤤🎄

Hospitality & Catering
6 December, 2019
Students make food hampers for those in need this Christmas
Students make food hampers for those in need this Christmas

Students…

Childcare & Early Years
2 December, 2019
Blooming marvellous!

Our students have begun planting 9000 bulbs amongst the herbaceous perennials in The Hepworth Wakefield Garden which will provide some wonderful spring colour. 🌷🌹🌼

Horticulture
8 November, 2019
Construction Trade Events
Construction Trade Events

We’re opening our doors for you to meet some of the future workforce in our district - our Level 2 learners! Take a tour of our fully equipped, purpose-built workshops, inspect the current work the learners are producing and meet the tutors and ask about the programmes of study. Enjoy free refreshments!

Carpentry…

Construction
5 November, 2019
A peek inside the former Registry of Deeds building...

Take a look inside the newly renovated former Registry of Deeds Building before it opens later this year!

College Life
1 November, 2019
British Heart Foundation gets a spooky makeover!
British Heart Foundation gets a spooky makeover!

A group of Level 3 Business students decorated the British Heart Foundation store on Westgate for Halloween. Spooktacular...

Business & Management
1 November, 2019
Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from Wakefield College!

College Life
31 October, 2019
Getting spooky with our Hair and Beauty students!
Getting spooky with our Hair and Beauty students!

Getting spooky with our Hair and Beauty students!

Hair & Beauty
30 October, 2019
STEM Taster Day
STEM Taster Day

Students from local schools took part in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) taster session on Monday 28 October 2019, learning more about what the college has to offer.

College Life
28 October, 2019
Horticulture students plant new bulbs at The Hepworth
Horticulture students plant new bulbs at The Hepworth

On 22 October 2019, our Horticulture students were helping to plant some of the 9,000 bulbs at The Hepworth Wakefield's new garden.

Students…

Horticulture
22 October, 2019
Airplane safety talk!

Airplane safety talk by travel and tourism students.

Travel & Tourism
16 October, 2019
Wakefield women triumphant in first Rugby 9s tournament
Wakefield women triumphant in first Rugby 9s tournament

Wakefield women triumphant in first Rugby 9s tournament.

Sport
14 October, 2019
Construction students on trip to Nottingham
Construction students on trip to Nottingham

Level 3 Construction in the Built Environment students visited Robertson Construction's site in Nottingham on 14 October 2019. This was a fantastic…

Construction
14 October, 2019
Great work by the L3 chefs on the Governers Dinner.

Great lunch service with the L1 and 2 chefs and front of house team. What a great cohort.

Hospitality & Catering
10 October, 2019
Construction students visit the new Lifestyle site by Engie!
Construction students visit the new Lifestyle site by Engie!

Our Construction students visiting the new Lifestyle site by Engie! Our level 3 Electricians were introduced to this amazing site, offering it's residents, among other things, adjustable worktops and a lift between floors - a fantastic over 55’s community!

Thank you for…

Construction
2 October, 2019
West Yorkshire Police/ SmartWater Technology visit
West Yorkshire Police/ SmartWater Technology visit

Our HE Public Services students learned how SmartWater is being used to catch criminals. Thanks to PC Chris Schofield from West Yorkshire Police and Steve Lloyd from SmartWater Technology Ltd for presenting!

Public Services
30 September, 2019
Alumna Lottie as she begins her Coronation Street journey
Alumna Lottie as she begins her Coronation Street journey

So proud of Mechanics Performing Arts alumna Lottie as she begins her Coronation Street journey as new character Jade! She started on screen this evening. So proud!

Performing Arts
27 September, 2019
Creative Cutting & Colouring Evening
Creative Cutting & Colouring Evening

Hair models required for a creative cutting & colouring event on Monday 25th November 2019 at Elements hair & beauty salon based at our Castleford Campus from 12noon  - 8pm, in association with McDonald Waterfall & Wella. 

If you or someone you know would…

Hair & Beauty
23 September, 2019
Garden Transformation
Garden Transformation

Students from Wakefield College brought smiles to the faces of residents at a local care home after they helped transform their garden and recreational area. Students from the construction team built several raised flower beds whilst art students transformed outside walls with murals at the Hazel…

Horticulture
10 September, 2019
Skillweld Finalist Brian Fisher
Skillweld Finalist Brian Fisher

Huge congratulations to Brian Fisher who is a finalist for the second time running in Skillweld 2019 at the NEC Birmingham! Good luck from everyone at Wakefield College.

Engineering
20 August, 2019
College student reaches top ten in the World Women's Snooker tournament
College student reaches top ten in the World Women's Snooker tournament

Wakefield College student Stephanie Daughtery has reached 9th place in the international rankings of the World Women’s Snooker tournament.

Business & Management
17 August, 2019
Mechanics Performing Arts alumna Lottie
Mechanics Performing Arts alumna Lottie

We are so proud of Mechanics Performing Arts alumna Lottie Henshall as she is about to star as a new character Jade in Coronation Street! Make sure you tune in to watch her... Well done Lottie!

Performing Arts
29 July, 2019
Chocolate Masterclass with Hospitality & Catering

This year Coeur de Xocolat visited Hospitality and Catering at Wakefield College again to bring his chocolate expertise to Gaskell’s Restaurant and work with students to create a delicious three course chocolate dinner! 😛🍫

Just one of the many unique hands-on experiences available to our students.

Hospitality & Catering
2 July, 2019
New music studios

New studios are taking shape! Still to go in main studios are the Focusrite Claret Pre X and Claret OctoPre’s. Our new home will have five 16-track studios, all running Pro Tools 2019, Logic Pro X, Cubase Pro 10 and Native Instruments Komplete 12 Ultimate. Looking forward to a creative 19/20 academic…

Music
21 June, 2019
Construction students take part in community project
Construction students take part in community project

A HUGE well done to our students who recently engaged in the community project at the Hazel Garth Dementia Care Home.

The Bricklaying students spent two days at the site, building seven brick planters. This project enabled them to put their bricklaying skills to good use whilst enhancing the…

Construction
20 June, 2019
Our annual Art & Design show is here!

Some of our students’ very best work is now on display in the Refectory and on the 1st floor of Radcliffe. The exhibition will be open weekdays till June 27thMake sure to go check it out!

Art, Media & Design
18 June, 2019
We Will Rock You
We Will Rock You

The L3 MT’s have been doing their thing, and performed a medley from We Will Rock You today and yesterday, as part of the Children’s University graduation held at the Theatre Royal Wakefield.

Performing Arts
18 June, 2019
Fallen Angel
Fallen Angel

Our final dress rehearsal is well underway for tonight’s opening performance at 

Performing Arts
15 June, 2019
Fallen Angel
Fallen Angel

What an amazing week we have had at Theatre Royal Wakefield. Fallen Angel has truly been a fairytale experience.

Performing Arts
15 June, 2019
Upload 2019

Big thanks to all the talented students and staff for making it happen.

Music
15 June, 2019
Hiking in Wales
Hiking in Wales

A great effort shown by all our Level3 students today! Lots of happy faces and excellent skills shown by all!

Public Services
11 June, 2019
New Higher Education animal care courses starting in September
New Higher Education animal care courses starting in September

We are excited to announce our new HE courses in Animal Studies and Animal Management, Behaviour and Welfare for September enrolment.

Animal Care
7 June, 2019
Jack Croft making his Wakefield Trinity debut
Jack Croft making his Wakefield Trinity debut

So proud of this. Wakefield College Rugby Development student Jack Croft making his Wakefield Trinity and Challenge Cup debut on Saturday. Great effort and top try. Not bad for someone still in education.

Sport
4 June, 2019
Swedish Residential
Swedish Residential

Some of our Level 3 Early Years students have just enjoyed a traditional Swedish Smorgasbord meal in Tällberg. They are on work placement in the forest schools programme in Sweden!

Childcare & Early Years
24 May, 2019
Doncaster Rovers FCs Keepmoat Stadium visit
Doncaster Rovers FCs Keepmoat Stadium visit

Another day another trip for Wakefield College sport students. This time at Doncaster Rovers FCs Keepmoat Stadium for a disability sport athletics competition. Fantastic effort from everyone involved. 👏🏻💪🏻

Sport
23 May, 2019
Garden developments
Garden developments

Pictures of the garden developments over the academic year 2018-19.

Horticulture
23 May, 2019