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Colleges celebrate another year of student success at awards ceremony

Friday, 16 December, 2022

Castleford College and Wakefield College ended the year on a high with a prestigious awards ceremony acknowledging its students’ achievements. Learners and their loved ones, College staff, award sponsors and Governors, gathered on Monday 12th December at Castleford College as part of its Student Awards Ceremony.

Heart of Yorkshire Education Group expands Adult provision

Wednesday, 14 December, 2022

At the height of the cost of living crisis, the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group is providing adult learners with the opportunity to enhance their prospects by gaining a new qualification, upskilling or retraining.

Castleford College launches Electric and Hybrid Vehicle courses

Monday, 12 December, 2022

Castleford College is helping professionals and individuals stay ahead of the curve with its brand-new range of Electric and Hybrid vehicle courses.

Wakefield College hosts Young Chef of the Year competition

Wednesday, 23 November, 2022

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.

Local MP officiates launch of Castleford College

Friday, 18 November, 2022

The start of a new era of education in Castleford was marked as Yvette Cooper, Member of Parliament for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford, officiated the launch of Castleford College at a celebratory ceremony.

Higher Education students celebrate their success at Graduation Ceremony

Wednesday, 02 November, 2022

The achievements of graduates of the University Centre Wakefield were acknowledged as part of its Graduation Ceremony held at Wakefield Cathedral on Wednesday, 2nd November 2022.

Engineering Apprentice prepares for WorldSkills UK final

Tuesday, 01 November, 2022

Engineering Apprentice at Castleford College, Lucas Moon, has been announced as a finalist in the WorldSkills UK 2022 competition.

West Yorkshire Colleges secure £2.6million (DfE) investment for green skills

Thursday, 29 September, 2022

The West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges (WYCC) will be part of the Government’s plans to boost the nation’s skills and make sure more people can secure good, well-paid jobs that are closer to where they live.

Students Celebrate A Level Results

Thursday, 18 August, 2022

A Level students from Wakefield College’s Sixth Form have demonstrated their hard work and resilience after the class of 2022 achieved another strong set of results. Figures revealed today showed students achieved an overall pass rate of 96% - the 19th year running the result has exceeded 95%. In addition, this year saw 30% of all results achieve high grades (A*- B)

Student Survey Success for the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group

Friday, 22 July, 2022

The Heart of Yorkshire Education Group has placed in the top three Higher Education organisations in Yorkshire for Overall Student Satisfaction, according to the latest National Student Survey (NSS) results.