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Background and history
The college has provided education to the Wakefield area since 1868 and has expanded over the years. In the 1950s, it was known as the Wakefield Technical College becoming the Wakefield Technical and Arts College in the early 1960s and the Wakefield College of Technology and Arts in 1973. In 1974, it became administered by the City of Wakefield.
Location and accessibility
Due to the college being spread across three major campuses, their website offers in-depth directions and assistance in reaching each learning centre and the means of transport serving each one.
What's on offer?
There are 465 courses available to students wishing to study at Wakefield College with qualifications including AS/A Levels, BTECs, HNCs and HNDs and honours degrees. There is plenty of opportunity to study traditional A/AS level subjects, as well as vocational and work-based courses and programmes.
Courses and Fees
- Access to HE
- Art, Design Media
- Business Management
- Childcare Early Years
- Construction Civil Engineering
- English Humanities
- Hair, Beauty Holistic Therapies
- Health Safety
- Health Social Care
- Hospitality Catering
- ICT Computing
- Motor Vehicle/Plant
- Performing Arts Music
- Science Maths
- Skills for LifeSport Public Services
- Teacher Training
- Travel Tourism
Finance and funding
The financial support team is based at the Wakefield Campus and provides assistance with a number of issues: student loans and possible help towards kits and equipment, residential, travel costs, meals and childcare costs, depending on your circumstances, age and course level.
Wakefield City Campus is home to Gaskell's the trainee-ran restaurant, a well-being clinic, a well-stocked learning resource centre and a student refectory serving hot and cold food and beverages.
Thornes Pack Campus includes a 200-seat theatre with dedicated dance, drama, recital and rehearsal rooms, professional standard recording studio facilities, sports hall, gymnasium and fitness testing laboratory, and multimedia suites with the latest software for digital imaging, video editing, animation and web design.
Castleford is home to the resident professional hair and beauty salons, including a nail bar, all open to the public, Industry standard workshops for a wide range of disciplines, and a redeveloped, state-of-the-art Learning Resource Centre.