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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…

HGV Truck Donation for Automotive Students

Wednesday, 02 June, 2021

Last week the Automotive department at Wakefield College received another vehicle for its highly popular HGV provision kindly donated by Wakefield Council and YPO. Wakefield Council currently employs three of Wakefield College’s HGV Apprentices at the Transport Services Newton Bar Depot. Two of the apprentices, Cameron Pope and Elliot Barr, were there to receive the vehicle from Wakefield Council…

Construction Lands at Thornes

Wednesday, 19 May, 2021

 

Wakefield College is preparing to launch a new Construction Training Site at Thornes Park in Wakefield for September 2021!

 In partnership with Wakefield Council and supported by Wilmott Dixon and Elliott UK, the college…

Sewell Construction appointed an Industry Partner of Wakefield College

Monday, 17 May, 2021

 

Sewell Construction has been appointed as an Industry Partner of Wakefield College, supporting the next generation of construction workers through the college’s new T Level qualifications starting this September. 

As part…

Students Bring Positivity to a Local Care Home

Friday, 07 May, 2021

Students on the Alternative Curriculum programme recently provided elderly residents at a care home with some much-needed cheer!

The group was completing the ‘Taking part in an activity' unit where the group decides on an activity to do together. One student, Rickie, suggested creating something to have delivered to an elderly care home because “They have found Lockdown very hard and lonely…

Get SET students raise money for Student Crisis Charity

Wednesday, 05 May, 2021

The Wakefield College Get SET programme usually offers substantial work placements to students for on-the-job learning.  Unfortunately, within the past year, this hasn’t been possible and so the students have instead been working hard on enterprise activities to practice their employability skills. The students made and sold chocolate Christmas wreaths back in December with over 40 orders raising…

New Construction Course Free Trial for Employers

Tuesday, 04 May, 2021

Employer research recently carried out by the CITB highlighted a demand for skilled Site Operatives in the Construction Industry. Currently, there is not a nationally, industry recognised career path or qualification for the general Construction Site Operative. The industry has changed dramatically over the past 20+ years, health and safety and the environment (to name just two factors) have influenced…

National Finalist for Apprenticeship Provider Award

Tuesday, 04 May, 2021

On Thursday 29th April the AAC Apprenticeship Awards held their National Finalists Ceremony online. The Apprenticeships team at Wakefield College are proud to announce they have been shortlisted as a national finalist for the Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Apprenticeships Provider award. The awards, established in 2017, are a joint project by FE Week and…

How former Wakefield College student Francis Lee became an award-winning film director

Tuesday, 27 April, 2021

 

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

Screen Yorkshire and Wakefield College to build bridges into TV and film Industries

Tuesday, 23 February, 2021

Screen Yorkshire has today launched a new group to build stronger and more proactive…