Wakefield College

Wakefield College

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Wakefield College

We’ve been established since 1868 and are dedicated to giving our students the competence and confidence to achieve their ambitions. We offer excellent teaching and support, which is evident in this year’s A Level pass rate of 97%! It was the 10th year in succession to exceed 95%, with almost two thirds of A Levels achieving a 100% pass rate.

It’s an exciting time to be a student with us, as we continue to progress with the refurbishment and remodelling of Wakefield City Campus and Thornes Park Campus, the opening our Sixth Form Centre at Crofton Academy and our new construction and sport provision at the Lightwaves Centre.

Our vast range of courses include A Levels, higher education courses, apprenticeships and diplomas at a range of levels, so there’s bound to be one for you. We have specialist facilities for students, including the extensive resources of our new library, communal and informal learning spaces, industry-standard laboratories, and state-of-the-art facilities for vocational students.

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  • Course
  • Castleford
  • Beginner
  • September
  • 3h - 25 Weeks

...hands-on course and you will work in our fully equipped fabrication and welding workshop. How you will be assessed You will complete five practical welding test pieces... Learn about: Skills and Training, Practical skills, Engineering Technology... More


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  • Course
  • Online
  • Advanced
  • Different dates available
  • 16 Weeks

...paragraph, column and table formatting. Convert text to a table and vice versa. Work with referencing features like footnotes, endnotes and captions... Learn about: Word Processing, Ms Word, IT Security... More


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  • Vocational qualification
  • Distance Learning
  • Different dates available
  • 12 Months

...that you are a skilled and competent care worker, something all employers are looking for. This course is intended for individuals who are working... Learn about: Social Skills, IT for adults, Health and Social Care... More


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Basic Motorcycle Maintenance course in Castleford
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Wakefield College
  • Vocational qualification
  • Castleford
  • September
  • 10 Weeks

...If your motorcycle is your pride and joy, this course will teach you how to give it the care it deserves. You’ll learn basic tasks associated with motorcycle... Learn about: Basic IT, Body Maintenance, Motorcycle Maintenance... More


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  • Course
  • Wakefield
  • Intermediate
  • September
  • 1 Year

...• Food safety and hygiene in the kitchen • Food safety and health and safety for food and beverage service • Preparing for and closing after a food and... Learn about: Food Hygiene, Food safety... More


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  • Vocational qualification
  • Wakefield
  • Different dates available
  • 18 Months

...are wanting to pursue a career in the Dental area. The appropriate Course Information leaflet and application form will be sent out shortly. What you... Learn about: Dental Nurse, Dental Nursing, Dental Nurse... More


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  • Vocational qualification
  • Wakefield
  • September
  • 13 Weeks

...and the benefits of a balanced diet and its contribution to a healthy lifestyle. How you will Learn The weekly classes will be held in a gym setting... Learn about: Balanced Diet, Part Time, Balanced Diet... More


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  • Vocational qualification
  • Wakefield
  • January
  • 25 Weeks

...are interested in trying their hand at cake decoration. All the ingredients are included in the course fee. The appropriate course information and application... Learn about: Cake Decorating... More


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  • Short course
  • Castleford
  • Beginner
  • Different dates available
  • 1 Day

...and prepare for the test. CSCS Exam with revision support for self-study The fees include • CSCS Exam Booking • CSCS Test • Certificate on the day • Revision... Learn about: Health & Safety, Cscs Card, CSCS Exam... More


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  • Vocational qualification
  • Castleford
  • January
  • 14 Weeks

...These include timing belts, head gaskets and clutches. How you will learn Learning is hands-on, involving the completion of practical workshop tasks... Learn about: Vehicle Maintenance, Motor Vehicle Maintenance, Car Maintenance... More


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5.0 04/07/2019
About the course: It was superly amazing
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4.0 04/07/2019
About the course: I am so happy and it has been a good experience. I have passed my maths and science gcse after 10 years since leaving school
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5.0 04/07/2019
About the course: I have completed my MOT managers VE course and NT testers course from Automotive college department. I have truly enjoyed it a lot while learning. I truly thank Wakefield and Paul Shepherd.
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5.0 03/07/2019
About the course: It is a great place to work, people are so helpful and friendly and so dedicated towards their work
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5.0 03/07/2019
About the course: It is amazing for the learners.
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5.0 03/07/2019
About the course: This is truly an amazing college
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4.0 03/07/2019
About the course: I have passed my GCSE English. I am so thankful to Carla who has supported me and gave her guidance all the time.
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5.0 03/07/2019
About the course: Wakefield college is truly my love
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4.0 03/07/2019
About the course: The teachers are amazing and I would recommend this course to anyone
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5.0 03/07/2019
About the course: My daughter has attended her biology masterclass and truly enjoyed it. The teachers has also helped her to do the revision.
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5.0 02/07/2019
About the course: I have enjoyed both courses which I did in 2 years
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4.0 02/07/2019
About the course: The college is truly the best in the area, though there are some organisational and administrative issues. I would recommend it.
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4.0 02/07/2019
About the course: The college is always there for you and provide all the support you need. The teachers are amazing. It is one of the best college's.
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5.0 02/07/2019
About the course: I have just completed my basic motorcycle maintenance course from Wakefield college at Castleford campus. My instructor Ian Smith was amazing and so helpful throughout the course.
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4.0 02/07/2019
About the course: It is the best college in the UK. It is a great place to learn and chill at the same time
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4.0 02/07/2019
About the course: The college is amazing and has great facilities. The tutors are incredibly good. I have made friends for life here. The staff really push you to do the best.
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5.0 01/07/2019
About the course: Some of the teachers need to be organised better. It is not the best college but it is not bad either.
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4.0 01/07/2019
About the course: I didn't like my place at all to spend 2 years of my life
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5.0 01/07/2019
About the course: I would recommend Wakefield college to everyone. I have done part time courses in maths and English and level 2 diploma in hospitality and catering.
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5.0 30/06/2019
About the course: It is the best
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2017

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All courses are up to date

The average rating is higher than 3.7

More than 50 reviews in the last 12 months

This centre has featured on Emagister for 9 years

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History

Wakefield College has a long history of providing high quality teaching and learning opportunities in West Yorkshire. It began life in 1865 as a Technical and Art College, adding provision for engineering and domestic science courses in the 1920s and 1930s, and in the 1980s incorporated the Whitwood and Hemsworth mining colleges. Since then, the College has blossomed into a modern, forward-looking institution offering a comprehensive range of courses covering most curriculum areas. The College currently occupies three campuses, the state-of-the-art skillsXchange at Castleford, Wakefield Campus in the heart of the city and Thornes Park Campus just outside it.

Advantages of studying here

We care for and support our students, if you want to succeed, we’ll make sure that you do. Your success is important to us and there are lots of ways in which we can help to support you whilst you are at College. - Personal Tutor- Careers and Educational Guidance - Counselling Service and Welfare Support - Financial Support - Course Information - Additional Support - SafeguardingChildren - The Student Intranet - Connexions in College

Areas of specialisation

A broad ranging portfolio of courses, from pre-entry level through to higher education and professional qualifications, is on offer to students of all ages and abilities. Our Services to Business provides high quality customised training to businesses, and our well respected Centres of Vocational Excellence in Management and Information Communication Technology are innovative and successful.