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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…

How former Wakefield College student Francis Lee became an award-winning film director

Tuesday, 27 April, 2021

 

 Fresh off releasing his latest feature film Ammonite, writer-director and former Wakefield College student Francis Lee sat down with us to chat about the film, his time at the College and advice…

Screen Yorkshire and Wakefield College to build bridges into TV and film Industries

Tuesday, 23 February, 2021

Screen Yorkshire has today launched a new group to build stronger and more proactive…

Media Students get to Experience Wakefield

Monday, 22 February, 2021

Wakefield Council’s Tourism team recently held a virtual work placement week for Wakefield College’s Level 3 Year 1 Media students where students were given various tasks to showcase their local area within Wakefield,

Ask An Apprentice

Wednesday, 10 February, 2021

As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2021 we asked HR apprentice, Becca Poutney, who is employed by ENGIE a few questions about her apprenticeship.

Engineering a brighter future

Tuesday, 09 February, 2021

Staff from Wakefield College’s Work Placement Team have gone virtual by teaming up with Wakefield-based engineering firm Sewtec Automation to offer college students an insight into the engineering industry.

New Covid-19 testing site opens at Wakefield College

Wednesday, 03 February, 2021

The district’s first community lateral flow COVID-19 test site is opening this week in partnership with Wakefield College for staff and students as well as critical workers across the district.