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College star plays for England
Friday, 07 January, 2022
Wakefield College Football Development Programme (FDP) student Owen Kirman was selected for the England Colleges National Football Team last month and made his debut for the national team at St George’s Park, the home of English football.
Wakefield College pays tribute to wartime nurse Mary Seacole…
Wednesday, 08 December, 2021
Wakefield College is paying homage to a little-known historical figure by renaming its Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre building. The newly named Seacole Building, based at the College’s City Campus and home to the University Centre at Wakefield College (UCW), recently saw new external signage unveiled to mark the new name.
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 Talk Real Skills (LTRS) project.
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.
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.
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.
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 Site Operative but also offers new entrants a recognised career path which they can follow.
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 Hair & Beauty department. The partnership, set up with celebrity hairdresser Andrew Barton, known for the original Channel 4 hit TV show '10 Years Younger,' and his new Andrew Barton London Education (ABLE) programme, will equip students with industry-level skill and abilities.