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STEM Plus Masterclass

Wednesday, 07 November, 2018

Monday 29th October saw over 100 students from partner schools across the district attend Wakefield College for the STEMplus masterclasses once again. Held during October, February and May half terms, more able year 8 and 9 students have the opportunity to participate in a range of challenging activities in STEM and digital industry related areas.

Wakefield College have been awarded ‘College of the Year’ in the West Yorkshire region

Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Wakefield College has been awarded ‘College of the Year’ in the West Yorkshire region for the dedication and support to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Open Event at Wakefield College to celebrate Colleges Week

Monday, 15 October, 2018

Wakefield College opens its doors to the public this week during National Colleges Week. The College will see its Wakefield City, Castleford and Thornes Park Campuses welcome visitors between 5 and 7 pm on Wednesday 17 October. Wakefield College is a vital part of the District supporting over 8,000 learners to learn, train and get on. Colleges Week takes place from Monday 15 October to Friday 19 October 2018 and is part of the ‘Love Our Colleges’ campaign and sees colleges across the country hosting events to showcase the brilliant stuff they do, day in and day out, as well as national lobby of Parliament on Wednesday 17 October.

Member of staff achieved Yamaha’s Technical Academy (Europe) Silver Certificate.

Monday, 08 October, 2018

Richard Van Steenis, Yamaha Executive presenting Ian Smith, Motor Cycle Lecturer with a certificate of completion for Yamaha's Technical Academy (Europe) Silver Certificate in Amsterdam.

Wakefield to become the first Women & Girl’s Rugby Development Academy in the UK

Friday, 28 September, 2018

Wakefield College and Wakefield Trinity Community Trust have partnered up to become the first Women’s Rugby Development Academy in the country.

College students complete Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award

Wednesday, 12 September, 2018

Over 50 Wakefield College students received their certificates for completing the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Croft Signs Four Year Deal

Monday, 10 September, 2018

Wakefield College Student Jack Croft has signed a four-year professional contract with Wakefield Trinity RLFC.

Wakefield College’s Get SET student has gained paid employment

Thursday, 06 September, 2018

Thomas Raddings, a student from the College’s Get Supported Employment training (SET) programme, has gained paid employment at Nostell café after his supported work placement with them.

Wakefield College enter new partnership with OE Electrics

Tuesday, 21 August, 2018

Electrical manufacturer OE Electrics has established a partnership with Wakefield College to offer two engineering apprenticeships to local students and is confident this will be the first of many apprenticeship opportunities to be offered through the partnership.

Level 3 Plumbing students visiting the BAM construction site at Leeds Playhouse

Monday, 20 August, 2018

Level 3 Plumbing students at Wakefield College visiting the BAM construction site at Leeds Playhouse on Thursday 27th September to get an insight into the work going on at the famous theatre.