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Wakefield College celebrates outstanding results

Thursday, 17 August, 2023

A Level students from Wakefield College are celebrating after the class of 2023 delivered another strong set of results, with an overall pass rate of 97.4% – the 20th year in a row the results have exceeded 95%. Meanwhile, the first cohort of T Level students delivered an amazing 100% pass rate, with 66% gaining distinction star or distinctions, whilst vocational learners were also celebrating with several students gaining three distinction stars – the highest results possible.

Students get a taste of college life

Friday, 14 July, 2023

Students across North and West Yorkshire experienced the vast opportunities Further Education can offer, following a number of successful taster events held by the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group. Pupils got to encounter first-hand the Group’s wide range of A Levels, T Levels and Vocational courses, giving them the opportunity to explore the academic opportunities available to them once they’ve finished school.

DFN Project SEARCH students celebrate their success

Tuesday, 11 July, 2023

The one-year transition to work programme came to a close for the 2022/23 cohort as interns from the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group, the Mid Yorkshire Teaching NHS Trust, and the ICS, celebrated their completed internship at a number of graduation ceremonies. The project, delivered in partnership with national learning disability charity Hft, works with young adults with a learning disability or autism spectrum conditions, providing real-life work experience, training in employability and independent living skills.

Students achievements’ recognised with award ceremonies

Monday, 10 July, 2023

Students from Castleford College and Wakefield College ended the academic year on a high with a number of student award ceremonies. The academic achievements of Animal Care, Automotive & Engineering, Construction, FLEX, Hair & Beauty, Hospitality & Catering and T Level students were recognised as part of the end-of-year award presentations.

Group launches Skills Bootcamp in Carbon Capture and Storage

Thursday, 29 June, 2023

In response to the rising demand for green skills, the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group has launched a first-of-its-kind Skills Bootcamp in the Principles of Carbon Capture and Storage. Formed in partnership with the Department for Education and the York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (Y&NY LEP), the Skills Bootcamp in the Principles of Carbon Capture and Storage aims to provide learners with the higher-technical skills and knowledge to operate this climate-saving technology.

Apprentices take on SkillsWeld 2023 National Qualifiers

Tuesday, 27 June, 2023

Fabrication and Welding apprentices at Castleford College showed off their vast welding skills, as they took part in the SkillsWeld 2023 qualifiers. This saw apprentices complete four separate tests covering the three main types of welding processes - gas tungsten arc welding, stick welding and metal insert gas welding.

Student to represent Great Britain in Special Olympics World Games

Wednesday, 14 June, 2023

Level 1 Childcare and Early Years student, Brooke Lammas, is gearing up to represent Great Britain in Field Hockey at the Special Olympics World Games 2023, in Berlin.

Brooke was selected for the England Hockey squad following a successful trial day at its national training centre in Berkshire.

Taking place from Saturday 17 June until Sunday 25 June, the Special Olympics World Games…

Travel and Tourism department boosts students’ prospects with industry links

Thursday, 01 June, 2023

The Travel and Tourism department at Wakefield College is enhancing students’ learning with its industry partnerships – enabling them to learn from some of the leading organisations in the sector. Zack Hamilton, an Emerging Talent and Careers Officer at Jet 2, recently delivered a talk to students at the College about Aviation Apprenticeships, as well as how their studies will link in with their future careers.

DFN Project SEARCH students featured on BBC’s The One Show

Friday, 19 May, 2023

Students on the DFN Project SEARCH programme – a partnership between the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group and the Mid Yorkshire NHS Hospitals Trust - recently appeared on BBC’s The One Show, highlighting the impact of supported internships for young adults with learning difficulties.

Heart of Yorkshire Education Group named Apprenticeship Award finalists

Wednesday, 10 May, 2023

The Heart of Yorkshire Education Group is delighted to have been shortlisted for a number of accolades at the West Yorkshire Apprenticeship Awards 2023.