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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…