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Vision for the future of colleges launched by Independent Commission

Friday, 24 July, 2020

On Wednesday 22nd July, the Independent Commission on the College of the Future launched its vision for the future of colleges across the UK: a new bold and ambitious strategic remit for colleges to empower people with opportunities for lifelong learning and support, to boost productivity, and to strengthen every community’s sense of place.

Wakefield learners win prestgious awards at the 2020 BTEC Awards

Friday, 26 June, 2020

The exceptional achievements of two students from Wakefield College were celebrated yesterday as they were awarded prestigious BTEC awards. Azrah Khan, was awarded the bronze BTEC award for the Business and Enterprise Student of the Year category and Mateusz Sowinski, claimed the silver award for BTEC Science Student of the Year.

Children’s University makes it to Space!

Monday, 22 June, 2020

Young coders in Wakefield had an exciting surprise during lockdown – a message from space!

Animal Studies Access students considered for top university

Tuesday, 02 June, 2020

Every year the CIOB (The Chartered Institute of Building) helps colleges celebrate the achievements of their construction students, by recognising their efforts and successes.

Construction students awarded on their doorsteps

Tuesday, 02 June, 2020

Every year the CIOB (The Chartered Institute of Building) helps colleges celebrate the achievements of their construction students, by recognising their efforts and successes.

Tree planting project commenced at Thornes Park horticulture site

Wednesday, 08 April, 2020

Wakefield College’s horticulture department received 100 native trees last month to be planted as a hedge around the newly established orchard at the Thornes Park horticulture site.

Wakefield Girl called up to England Rugby Squad

Thursday, 27 February, 2020

Wakefield College student Aallisha Rhodes has been called up to the senior England Women’s National Rugby League team for their upcoming training camp and fixtures.

Mechanics’ Performing Arts stars of the show in Royal Mail’s Valentine’s Day Video

Wednesday, 12 February, 2020

Mechanics’ Performing Arts dance students have been donning the famous ‘postie’ uniform to feature in Royal Mail’s latest video.

Wakefield College celebrates Apprenticeships success…

Monday, 10 February, 2020

Wakefield College’s newly opened Beaumont Building was the backdrop for the annual Apprenticeships Awards Ceremony last week

Wakefield Suffragist honoured by historic College building

Monday, 10 February, 2020

Wakefield College yesterday unveiled its Beaumont Building, named after local suffragist, Florence Beaumont.