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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 🏐
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…
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
IT specialists help students improve their career prospects
IT specialists help students improve their career prospects

Specialists from Intelligency and Binary Managed Solutions (BMS) recently delivered talks to Information Technology students at Wakefield College as part of its Industry Day.

Eliot Ferrier from Intelligency, a specialist digital intelligence consultancy and Curtis Holt,…

Digital Industries
14 February, 2023
It was STEMplus day here at Wakefield College, with 78 students from across seven different local schools taking part in a variety of STEM and digital subjects!
It was STEMplus day here at Wakefield College, with 78 students from across seven different local schools taking part in a variety of STEM and digital subjects!
Science
13 February, 2023
We might be a little bit jealous of our Public Services students...🎿🏔️
We might be a little bit jealous of our Public Services students...🎿🏔️
Public Services
13 February, 2023
Castleford College to host industry training roadshow
Castleford College to host industry training roadshow

Castleford College is set to host the next training roadshow of the Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA), which aims to strengthen the skills of today’s technicians and support the education of the next generation.

As an IMI-approved member, the event will take place…

Automotive
13 February, 2023
I&G invite Carpentry students on site
I&G invite Carpentry students on site

 I&G have supported the delivery of the Level 3 construction study programmes by inviting students to sites at both Doncaster and Leeds. Level 3 Site Carpentry students reinforced their learning around first fix and second fix during their visit to Doncaster.

Construction
10 February, 2023
Plumbing students at Castleford College engage with employers
Plumbing students at Castleford College engage with employers

Our plumbing students have benefitted from some great employer engagement this last term to support their learning. Trips to Keepmoat Home’s residential development at Seacroft and Caddick Construction’s Stonebridge Mills development have enhanced their understanding…

Construction
10 February, 2023
⚽ Selby College v Wakefield College ⚽
⚽ Selby College v Wakefield College ⚽

Today, our two Mens' Football teams got to play each other as part of our inter-college sport programme.  It was a great match enjoyed by all. Well done to team Selby, who won 6-0!

Sport
8 February, 2023
What a fantastic few days it's been for our public services students, who took part in a variety of activities as part of Industry Week!
What a fantastic few days it's been for our public services students, who took part in a variety of activities as part of Industry Week!
Public Services
3 February, 2023
Huge congrats🎉to our cabin crew students on earning their first set of wings at yesterday's fantastic ceremony 🛫
Huge congrats🎉to our cabin crew students on earning their first set of wings at yesterday's fantastic ceremony 🛫
Travel & Tourism
26 January, 2023
A very moody winter sunset over our Horticulture greenhouse at Thornes Park Nursery
A very moody winter sunset over our Horticulture greenhouse at Thornes Park Nursery
Horticulture
19 January, 2023
It's Veganuary, so we're throwing it back to some of the delicious vegan dishes our students rustled up last year 🤤
It's Veganuary, so we're throwing it back to some of the delicious vegan dishes our students rustled up last year 🤤
Hospitality & Catering
18 January, 2023
Here's a bit of musical theatre courtesy of our performing arts students to make your Blue Monday a little bit better😃🎭
Performing Arts
16 January, 2023
What a pleasure it was to host the Give Construction a Try event yet again! Check out the highlights 👉▶
Construction
9 January, 2023
Further Education Awards Ceremony
Further Education Awards Ceremony
College Life
15 December, 2022
Our first-ever Christmas Fair was a HUGE SUCCESS last week, with students taking part in a variety of festive activities and raising money for charity 🎅🎄
Our first-ever Christmas Fair was a HUGE SUCCESS last week, with students taking part in a variety of festive activities and raising money for charity 🎅🎄
College Life
12 December, 2022
What a fantastic evening at our Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Launch Event ⚡🚗
What a fantastic evening at our Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Launch Event ⚡🚗

We were beyond excited to speak to a wide range of employers about our brand-new courses and equipment, and how these could be the perfect avenue for upskilling their workforce.

Automotive
1 December, 2022
Thanks to Professor Chris Lintott, who came to visit us to deliver a fantastic lecture on astronomy, the cosmos and more🌌🛰
Thanks to Professor Chris Lintott, who came to visit us to deliver a fantastic lecture on astronomy, the cosmos and more🌌🛰
Science
25 November, 2022
Young Chef of the Year Competition
Young Chef of the Year Competition

We recently hosted Waterton Academy Trust's Young Chef of the Year competition with ISS Facility Services, providing pupils with a platform to discover their passion for cooking🍳

Well done to the winner of the finale, Seb - your dish was truly terrific

Hospitality & Catering
24 November, 2022
Check out this stunning rainbow🌈 as just seen from the top of our Radcliffe building 😍
Check out this stunning rainbow🌈 as just seen from the top of our Radcliffe building 😍
College Life
24 November, 2022
Childrens' University Celebration
Childrens' University Celebration

What a great night last week celebrating the achievements of a small number of our Childrens University at Wakefield College members👏

Well done to all those who achieved awards and keep working hard towards future certificates and the summer 2023 graduation 🎉💪

College Life
22 November, 2022
Wakefield College hosts Young Chef of the Year competition
Wakefield College hosts Young Chef of the Year competition

Wakefield College is helping pupils discover their passion for cooking, as it hosts the finals of the Waterton Young Chef of the Year competition 2022-2023 in partnership with ISS. 

The competition saw pupils from the Waterton Academy Trust design and prepare a nutritious main course meal…

Hospitality & Catering
22 November, 2022
Huge thanks to Sophie from the National Tyre Distributors Association - NTDA, who came to give our students an informative talk on routes into the industry, tyre safety and more
Huge thanks to Sophie from the National Tyre Distributors Association - NTDA, who came to give our students an informative talk on routes into the industry, tyre safety and more
Automotive
17 November, 2022
Yorkshire Laser Engineering Apprentice, Lucas Moon, takes part in the WorldSkills UK SkillsWeld competition
Yorkshire Laser Engineering Apprentice, Lucas Moon, takes part in the WorldSkills UK SkillsWeld competition
Engineering
16 November, 2022
Huge thanks to Tileyard North for coming in to talk to our students today
Huge thanks to Tileyard North for coming in to talk to our students today
Music
15 November, 2022
Last week horticulture students cleared the annual bedding in Wakefield bullring and replanted with a spring display
Last week horticulture students cleared the annual bedding in Wakefield bullring and replanted with a spring display
Horticulture
9 November, 2022
Our first Class Rep Conference as a group was a huge success, with 93 students from across all three colleges in attendance 👏
Our first Class Rep Conference as a group was a huge success, with 93 students from across all three colleges in attendance 👏
College Life
20 October, 2022