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Escape Technology hosts wall vinyl competition for Wakefield College students

Tuesday, 20 February, 2024

Wakefield College has teamed up with Escape Technology to host a wall vinyl competition - giving its Digital Industries students an exciting opportunity to display their artwork across the College. The students put their creativity to the test by designing a wall graphic which incorporated Escape Technology’s logo and celebrated the College’s partnership with the company.

College staff ride 400 miles for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Monday, 12 February, 2024

Staff from Castleford College have ridden over 400 miles for Yorkshire Air Ambulance, raising more than £545 for the charity. Their latest ride started at the College with the team making their way to the east coast, covering seaside towns Bridlington and Scarborough.

Group wins Yorkshire Learning Providers Award

Tuesday, 06 February, 2024

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 the Best Skills Bootcamp Delivery accolade at the Yorkshire Learning Providers 20th Birthday Awards.

National Apprenticeship Week 2024: Celebrating Skills For Life

Monday, 05 February, 2024

It’s National Apprenticeship Week! There’s lots to shout about this National Apprenticeship Week, with a range of activities going on across our three campuses to raise awareness of Apprenticeships and how they can transform lives.

Group shortlisted for three Yorkshire Learning Provider Awards

Thursday, 11 January, 2024

The Heart of Yorkshire Education Group is delighted to announce it has been shortlisted for a number of accolades at the Yorkshire Learning Provider Awards – demonstrating its commitment to meet skills gaps across the region. The Group has been named a finalist for the Award for the Best Adult Education Delivery, which recognises its ability to understand local skills needs and reach areas where education is not always accessible.

Group marks students’ achievements at Annual Awards Ceremony

Friday, 15 December, 2023

The Heart of Yorkshire Education Group ended the year on a high as it celebrated its students’ achievements at its Annual Student Awards Ceremony. Held on Tuesday 12th December at Castleford College, 20 awards were presented throughout the evening across a range of subjects including Construction, Engineering and Mathematics.

Wakefield College helps pupils to expand their culinary skills

Thursday, 14 December, 2023

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 Oulton Academy where they learned how to make and present a range of dishes.

Group enhances its Free Online Learning offer

Monday, 04 December, 2023

The Heart of Yorkshire Education Group is enabling adults to upskill or retrain from the comfort of their own homes, with its brand-new range of Free Online Learning programmes. Adding to its expansive Free Online Learning offer, the Group’s new programmes are designed to enable adults to enhance their skills and knowledge in a range of key areas.

Group commended for student experience in Teaching Excellence Framework rating

Thursday, 30 November, 2023

The University Centre at the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group has been awarded ‘Silver’ for student experience in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023. Conducted by the Office for Students (OfS), the panel of judges praised the University Centre for the outstanding student experience it offers – with data showing it significantly outperforms TEF’s benchmarks in this area.

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

Monday, 13 November, 2023

The Heart of Yorkshire Education Group has been praised by Ofsted for its ‘Strong’ contribution to meeting regional and national skills needs, with the Group receiving a ‘Good’ grade for every aspect and overall. 16 Ofsted inspectors carried out a full inspection of the Group’s three Colleges – Castleford College, Selby College and Wakefield College – in early October, following Ofsted’s latest ‘enhanced inspection framework’, which was launched in September 2022.