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Art students partner with Cannon Hall Farm to celebrate 30th anniversary

Monday, 11 February, 2019

Level 1 Art, Design and Media students have teamed up with Cannon Hall Farm to design a mural to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its opening this March.

Wakefield College praised by Ofsted as it achieves “Good” across all inspection areas

Thursday, 17 January, 2019

Staff, students and Governors at Wakefield College are celebrating following a successful Ofsted Inspection visit before Christmas. The College achieved a rating of ‘Good’ for overall effectiveness and in each of the four separate areas:

Level 3 Health and Social Care students awarded certificate from Healthwatch

Monday, 14 January, 2019

Our level 3 Health and Social Care students produced professional posters about compassion which were displayed at the Compassion in Care Conference hosted by Healthwatch on World Kindness Day 2018.

Celebrating the students of the year

Friday, 14 December, 2018

Wakefield College handed out ‘Student of the Year’ to students nominated for the 2017/18 academic year, in a ceremony held with the Mayor of Wakefield.

Two students gain Apprenticeships from Work Placement experience

Tuesday, 04 December, 2018

Two Level 2 Fabrication and Welding students have successfully gained apprenticeships with MD Engineering Solutions Ltd, based at Whitwood Castleford. MD Engineers provide engineering solutions to the brewing, distilling and process industries and after successful work placements, they have offered Abdulahi Ali and Connor Walton full time apprenticeships, with an immediate start.

Former student returns to buy Wakefield College site

Monday, 19 November, 2018

Wakefield College is pleased to announce the sale of its Thornes Park Campus to Wakefield-based, award-winning humanitarian charity Penny Appeal. Founded by local entrepreneur and former College student, Adeem Younis, Penny Appeal will unveil plans for the site in the coming weeks.

Care & Early Years set to make a big impact during “Make a Positive Contribution Week”

Friday, 16 November, 2018

The College’s Care & Early Years department is set to make a huge contribution to CAP Care this year as part of the annual “Make a Positive Contribution Week”

Wakefield College partnership with Sky continues

Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

Earlier this year the Sky Home Service team and Wakefield College created a dynamic partnership to gain new insights which will help to increase diversity in the Sky’s Home Service Engineer team, and give students access to the Sky Home Service Apprenticeship scheme.

Yorkshire Police Force talk to students about knife and cyber crime

Friday, 09 November, 2018

This week saw units from West Yorkshire Police visiting College to speak to students about the risks and prevention methods of knife and cybercrime.

Wakefield College purchase new AC/DC High Frequency sate of the art TIG welding sets

Friday, 09 November, 2018

Wakefield College has purchased new AC/DC High Frequency state-of-the-art TIG sets. It enables the College to become an Endpoint Assessment Centre for Welding Standards in the Apprenticeship Framework and a Welding Institute (TWI) Approved Coded Welding Centre.