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New Site Operative training becomes reality

Tuesday, 30 November, 2021

A new Site Operative qualification is being offered to people in the Leeds City Region who want to get a foothold in the construction industry. This new, much needed course has been developed with funding from the European Social Fund as part of the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges’ Let’s…

Specially Designed Programme for Wakefield College ESOL Students

Monday, 29 November, 2021

The first two phases of a specially designed National Citizen Service (NCS) programme for a class of Wakefield College ESOL learners have just concluded. The ESOL students come from a wide range of countries, cultures and backgrounds including Gambia, Sudan, Syria and Kurdistan.

New T Level Qualification a hit with the first T Level Students at Wakefield College

Tuesday, 09 November, 2021

T Levels are a new 2-year post GCSE qualification for 16-19 year olds that are being rolled out across England. Wakefield College launched its T Level offer this September with the first T Level students kicking it off in style.

Climate walkers visit Wakefield College…

Wednesday, 27 October, 2021

A group of environmental activists walking from Spain to Glasgow for the CoP26 summit stopped over at Wakefield College recently. Catering students from the College welcomed the walkers to Gaskell’s Restaurant and prepared an array of mouth-watering food.

Students mark Black History Month…

Friday, 22 October, 2021

Wakefield College students put their artistic flair to good use and created a huge piece of artwork to mark Black History Month. Students on the English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL) course painted over 200 individual slates to create a large mural of the African continent.

Girl Power! Student secures herself place in WorldSkills UK Final

Friday, 22 October, 2021

Wakefield College Engineering student Yasmin Whale has come up trumps after securing a place in the finals of the prestigious WorldSkills UK competition.

Pilot Filmed for sought after Construction course

Thursday, 21 October, 2021

This month, The Construction Site Operative Pilot Training Project has been taking place at our Castleford Campus. Following employer research that highlighted the demand for skilled Site Operatives, Wakefield College, Consult DJH Ltd and i-Consult Ltd have developed an entry-level training course that not only formalises the skills, attributes, and knowledge required to be an effective Construction…

Award Winning Celebrity Hairdresser to Launch Programme at October Open Event

Friday, 08 October, 2021

 

This month sees the launch of an exciting new partnership for Wakefield College’s…

Wakefield College hosts pop-up vaccine clinic for students…

Thursday, 30 September, 2021

Wakefield College continues to play its part in the fight against COVID-19 as it recently hosted a pop-up vaccine clinic for students aged 16 or 17.

Exciting Relaunch for the University Centre at Wakefield College (UCW)

Tuesday, 10 August, 2021

The University Centre at Wakefield College (UCW) has an exciting new look following a major rebrand. Based at the College’s City Campus, the new look UCW brand was formally launched during a recent ribbon cutting ceremony.