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JCT600 and Me – new College partnership

Wednesday, 10 January, 2018

Wakefield College and JCT600 are excited to be setting up a new partnership, which allows students the chance to undertake work placements.

Four students will have the chance at a work placement between March and April this year, which will not only improve their employability skills but also provide hands-on experience of working in industry.

The placements could…

Wakefield College learning difficulty and disability sport programme

Wednesday, 20 December, 2017

Wakefield College started their learning difficulty and disability sport programme off this week with a futsal tournament against other colleges from around Yorkshire and Humberside.

College staff back Movember campaign

Tuesday, 05 December, 2017

Lecturers at Wakefield College’s Castleford Campus have helped raise more than £300 for charity as part of Movember – the awareness campaign that involves men growing moustaches for charity.

The participants took it upon themselves to grow and groom their moustaches for over 30 days, much to the amusement of students and fellow staff.

Wakefield College Progress Coach,…

500 miles in 5 days

Tuesday, 05 December, 2017

A Wakefield College staff member will be cycling 500 miles in 5 days during February 2018, and aiming to raise £5,000 for the YoungMinds charity.

Adam Sweeney will clock up the miles on a stationary bike outside the Wakefield Trinity retail shop in the Ridings Shopping Centre, from 19th to the 23rd February. He is hoping to reach his target through…

Castleford Campus named as automotive studies showcase centre

Thursday, 26 October, 2017

Wakefield College’s Castleford Campus has been named as a showcase centre for motor vehicle study by the ABC awarding body.

Getting a taste of Rhubarb Radio

Wednesday, 20 September, 2017

The Wakefield College Work Placement team were invited to look around the new Rhubarb Radio studios in Wakefield.

Wakefield College teams up with Room97 Creative Academy

Wednesday, 09 August, 2017

Wakefield College and Room97 have formed a partnership to deliver a brand new training programme called ‘Room97 Creative STARS’. The aim of the programme is to deliver a professional training opportunity for 16 – 19 year olds in Wakefield helping launch their careers in creative hairdressing.

Business victory at Grant Thornton’s Umph event!

Monday, 24 July, 2017

Greenhead College students celebrate another business victory at Grant Thornton’s Umph! event

Wakefield College Beauty Students Celebrate Competition Success

Friday, 07 July, 2017

Three Wakefield College Hair & Beauty students from the Castleford Campus are celebrating after securing the top spots in two prestigious national competitions - UK World Skills Awards and the National Make-Up Awards 2017.

University Centre Wakefield celebrates teaching excellence award

Thursday, 22 June, 2017

The University Centre at Wakefield College is celebrating today after being given a Silver Award by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) panel; introduced by the Government to recognise and reward excellent teaching in Higher Education.