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‘Heart of Yorkshire Education Group’ preparing to launch

Wednesday, 19 January, 2022

Following the Secretary of State’s approval, Selby College and Wakefield College are delighted to confirm that their plans to form a new combined group are progressing on schedule, with the merger date confirmed as 1st March 2022.

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.

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…

Wakefield College hosts pop-up vaccine clinic for students…

Thursday, 30 September, 2021

Wakefield College continues to play its part in the fight against COVID-19 as it recently hosted a pop-up vaccine clinic for students aged 16 or 17.

Exciting Relaunch for the University Centre at Wakefield College (UCW)

Tuesday, 10 August, 2021

The University Centre at Wakefield College (UCW) has an exciting new look following a major rebrand. Based at the College’s City Campus, the new look UCW brand was formally launched during a recent ribbon cutting ceremony.

Wakefield College Celebrates A Level Results…

Tuesday, 10 August, 2021

A Level students from Wakefield College’s Sixth Form have demonstrated their hard work and resilience once again after the class of 2021 achieved another strong set of results.

Yorkshire colleges announce plans for merger

Wednesday, 23 June, 2021

The Governing Bodies of Selby College and Wakefield College have today announced plans to merge.

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.

A special award for a special Wakefield building

Wednesday, 21 October, 2020

Wakefield Civic Society awards a special design award to recognise the quality of the work and scope of the project undertaken by Wakefield College on The Beaumont Building.