Choosing where to study is a big decision and we’re all different individuals. Wakefield College`s focus is on teaching and learning, giving all students, regardless of their starting point, the best chance in achieving their ambitions. It really is as simple as that.
The College is committed to working in partnership with local schools, employers and learning providers to transform learning, attainment, achievement and progression for everyone in the District and from further afield.
The College is home to over 8,000 students, of all ages and abilities, studying a broad range of courses, from pre-entry level through to higher education and professional qualifications.
Animal care is a diverse and expanding industry, worth £1 billion to the UK economy. With 46% of households owning a pet, and a rise in the number of people visiting zoos and wildlife parks, there are many job prospects for those with the right qualifications.
The creative industries offer many exciting and varied career paths. Whether you want to be behind the camera or in front of it, working with technology or fabric, we have a course that’s right for you.
If you’re enthusiastic about cars and motorcycles, studying a motor vehicle course with us could help you to turn your passion into a career.
Practical application is the key to studying business with Wakefield College, and their students gain valuable business, office, and information technology skills which are attractive to employers.
Many families rely on professional childcare to help balance work and family responsibilities, which makes childcare a growing sector with many opportunities.
ICT is a common feature in all our lives and studying computing with the college will prepare you for a range of exciting opportunities in this area.
Construction & Civil Engineering
Construction is one of the UK’s major industries and a crucial part of Wakefield’s local economy.
Digital Industries (Games design)
Whether you’re into designing apps, developing games or pursuing a career in digital marketing, at Wakefield College they`ll give you the skills you need to succeed in the digital industries.
You’ll benefit from the superbly-equipped workshops and specialist rooms at their purpose-built Castleford Campus, learning practical skills like IT and CAD CAM, as well as mechanical engineering, engineering maintenance, electrical and electronic engineering, plant engineering, fabrications and welding.
Study Hair and Beauty with us and show off your talents in their professional salon, Elements.
The health and social care industry is the largest growing sector in the world, but there is a shortage of skilled staff within the industry. Working in the care sector will put you at the heart of your community. Their courses are designed to give you the skills you’ll need whether your aim is to work in a specialist facility such as a nursing home or within a home-based service.
Enjoy working outside rather than in a classroom? Prefer practical tasks to exams? Then a horticulture course could be for you.
The majority of their students gain full-time employment before they’ve even finished their course! Their courses offer you the chance to begin a rewarding and exciting career, perhaps working at a famous restaurant or owning your own business.
Their School of Popular Music has a rich mix of students and music interests and a strong reputation for developing highly successful, rounded musicians and industry professionals.
There are a vast array of various jobs for a satisfying and fulfilling career, from being a performer, director, or choreographer to inspiring others through teaching and workshop leadership.
Whether you’re working for an emergency service such as the police, fire service, or paramedics, or for one of the armed services, you’ll be on the front line and every day will be a new challenge.
More employers are looking for well-qualified people to work within the STEM field (science, technology, engineering and maths). Whatever your ambitions, the applied sciences will help to sharpen your skills for further study and offer a route to a wide variety of careers.
Sport, exercise, fitness and health are vital parts of modern society, and there’s a demand for people who understand these areas.
This is the final call for dynamic individuals with ability, energy and ideas! If this is you, their travel, tourism and air cabin crew courses will give you the qualifications you need to succeed in this exciting industry.
The college works with a variety of different employers, ranging from small to large who offer great opportunities to ‘earn while you learn’. Some of the top companies they currently work with are Unilever, Wakefield Council, West Yorkshire Police and several local NHS Trusts.
They’re for anyone aged 16 or over and they allow you to earn and learn at the same time, meaning you have great prospects for the future!
Click here to see current apprenticeship vacancies as well as the variety of different apprenticeship types on offer.
Fees vary by course. The college also offers Financial Support for both 16-18 year old and 19+ students. Click here to find out more.