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SafeGuard donation ensures learning is bullet proof

Friday, 04 May, 2018

SafeGuard Clothing continues its social initiative of supporting regional and local colleges in educating their students on safety and protecting the lives of law enforcement and military operatives, by donating a bullet proof vest to Wakefield College.

Wakefield College celebrates 150 years of educational excellence

Monday, 30 April, 2018

Wakefield College is celebrating 150 years of providing education and training. The College, which traces its roots back to the 19th century, is planning a range of activities over the coming months to mark the occasion including the unveiling of a memorial timeline, competition with local school and an exhibition showcasing the history of the College. The College has also revealed a new…

Turning the Pennines Pink for Kae!

Friday, 27 April, 2018

Wakefield College Business student and football fanatic, Conor Mahoney, will walk through the night from Huddersfield’s John Smith’s Stadium to Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium to raise vital funds in loving memory of Step-Mum, Kae.

Seventeen-year-old Conor Mahoney will be lacing up his boots and taking on the Pennines on Sunday 6th May in a mission to walk 23…

Wakefield College proud bearer of the Carbon Trust Standard

Monday, 09 April, 2018

Wakefield College has been officially awarded the Carbon Trust Standard which shows real action has been taken on climate change by reducing our carbon emissions by 14.4%.

Wakefield College teams up with Torque to help students ‘Get SET’ for employment!

Thursday, 15 March, 2018

A partnership with Torque and Wakefield College’s ‘Get SET’ programme has been very successful, the scheme is dedicated to enabling students with learning difficulties and disabilities to gain real employment experience with businesses. Get SET uses a technique called job carving, which means that the students focus on one or two aspects of the job and learns how to do these well. Students…

Sky Reverse Mentoring Scheme

Monday, 12 March, 2018

Nine Level 3 students from various courses at Wakefield College have been selected to be a part of a major diversity project with Sky.

It aims to help create new thinking by adapting a reverse mentoring initiative, the students will be matched with home engineers from Sky and spend four days with them to capture views on diversity, technology and internal communication channels. Results…

Unemployed enter world of work with hospital trust

Monday, 12 March, 2018

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, in partnership with Job Centre Plus (JCP) and Wakefield College, has given 18, local, unemployed people the opportunity to get a job.

Each of the candidates was initially screened by the JCP and interviewed by a panel which also included the Trust and Wakefield College. The successful applicants were assessed against the Trust core…

Exciting plans for old Archive Building

Tuesday, 06 February, 2018

Wakefield College reveals exciting plans for old Archive Building…

Wakefield College has revealed exciting plans for the former Registry of Deeds Building on Margaret Street. The building, which the College took over in 2017, will see a yearlong renovation project bring in new facilities for the study of music, hospitality, animal care and horticulture. Learners will also…

JCT600 and Me – new College partnership

Wednesday, 10 January, 2018

Wakefield College and JCT600 are excited to be setting up a new partnership, which allows students the chance to undertake work placements.

Four students will have the chance at a work placement between March and April this year, which will not only improve their employability skills but also provide hands-on experience of working in industry.

The placements could…

University Centre Wakefield celebrates teaching excellence award

Thursday, 22 June, 2017

The University Centre at Wakefield College is celebrating today after being given a Silver Award by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) panel; introduced by the Government to recognise and reward excellent teaching in Higher Education.