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Exciting Relaunch for the University Centre at Wakefield College (UCW)

Tuesday, 10 August, 2021

The University Centre at Wakefield College (UCW) has an exciting new look following a major rebrand. Based at the College’s City Campus, the new look UCW brand was formally launched during a recent ribbon cutting ceremony.

Wakefield College Celebrates A Level Results…

Tuesday, 10 August, 2021

A Level students from Wakefield College’s Sixth Form have demonstrated their hard work and resilience once again after the class of 2021 achieved another strong set of results.

Educators join forces to offer businesses help with skills

Tuesday, 10 August, 2021

Seven West Yorkshire colleges, Go Higher West Yorkshire and the Textile Centre of Excellence have come together to give businesses a simple way to access funded training and advice.

As part of the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges’ Let’s…

World Youth Skills Day 2021

Thursday, 15 July, 2021

 

World Youth Skills Day was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2014 to focus attention on technical and vocational skill development in the youth, and specifically their ability to access affordable, quality technical…

Students Logo Design Unveiled at The Hut

Tuesday, 06 July, 2021

Back in May, Wakefield College industry partner, ENGIE hosted a virtual project week with their Level 2 and Level 3 Business students. The virtual work placement involved the students developing ideas for a marketing campaign for the The Hut Community Centre in Airedale, Castleford. The aim of the campaign being to promote it to the public and advertise its services and facilities. Students were…

End of Year Awards for Construction

Tuesday, 06 July, 2021

On Wednesday 30th June the Wakefield College Construction department held an end of year awards presentation for their students. To ensure a covid-safe environment, students and parents were invited to join the Head of Curriculum for Construction, Suzanne Black, their tutors and the wider teams for student experience and work placement outside the façade of the Castleford Campus.

Suzanne…

The CIOB present awards to Construction Students

Tuesday, 29 June, 2021

 

 Wakefield College celebrated the achievements of their Level 3 Construction students today when Kat Seymour, North Regional Manager at CIOB (The Chartered Institute of Building) and Sam Dibaj, Chair of the CIOB Leeds Hub, paid…

A T Level Treat for the Wakefield College Team

Thursday, 24 June, 2021

Yesterday, Wakefield College held a T Levels Team development day for all staff involved in managing and delivering the brand-new T Level qualifications to be introduced from September 2021. Corinne Barker Director of Curriculum welcomed guest speakers,…

Yorkshire colleges announce plans for merger

Wednesday, 23 June, 2021

The Governing Bodies of Selby College and Wakefield College have today announced plans to merge.

Fun and Games at the First Games Careers Week

Wednesday, 16 June, 2021

Last week the Level 3 Games Development Students were treated to the first Games Careers Week at Wakefield College. With big studio names and practitioners providing virtual talks and networking to the students across 5 days it was a fantastic opportunity for invaluable insights into the art of being a games developer.

The talks and masterclasses included programming, art and design, community…