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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.

Wakefield College celebrates A Level results

Thursday, 13 August, 2020

A Level students from Wakefield College’s Sixth Form have demonstrated their hard work and resilience after the class of 2020 achieved another strong set of results. Figures revealed last night showed students achieved an overall pass rate of 97% - the 17th year running the result has exceeded 95%.

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 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.