Wakefield College

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Based in the heart of West Yorkshire, Wakefield College is home to over 10,000 students, over three campuses around the local area. The college offers courses for students of all backgrounds, ages and abilities; whether you are a school leaver, looking for an evening course or to study a degree, you’ll find a course at Wakefield. With a number of excellent facilities to help students develop their skills and build their careers, it’s no wonder the college has such impressive pass results. We particularly love the sound of the Performing Arts Centre, situated in the Grade two listed Wakefield Museum building – budding actors take note! 


Thinking about your future?

Get the competence and confidence to achieve your ambitions, and join the thousands of students who have passed qualifications with Wakefield College.

One College, endless opportunities
Whether it’s A Levels, foundation degrees, top-up degrees, apprenticeships, or diplomas there’s bound to be a course for you!
Take advantage of our newly renovated campuses, including the extensive resources of our new library, informal learning spaces, specialist laboratories, and brand new music studios.

Student Life

Get involved!

Studying with us isn’t just about your course. It’s equally important to build your experience outside the classroom.

Getting involved in enrichment activities can really boost your CV and UCAS application to make you stand out from the crowd! There are loads of activities to get involved in including trips, volunteering and competitions, which you can do as part of your course or just for fun, and it’s a great way to meet new people.

Why not get involved with;

  • the Students’ Union,
  • volunteering,
  • being a Student Ambassador,
  • representing your fellow students,
  • visits and residential trips
  • work placements
  • and, societies.


Wakefield is wonderfully placed within the Leeds City Region, West Yorkshire and is a bustling city with a great mixture of culture, arts and beautiful countryside. It’s a great place to work, live and study.

Our campuses are spread over Wakefield and Castleford, and are easily accessible by public transport.

Wakefield Campus:

Margaret Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 2DH

Thornes Park Campus:

Thornes Park, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF2 8QZ

Castleford Campus:

Thunderhead Ridge, Castleford, West Yorkshire WF10 4UA

Student story

Student story

I gained the Level 2 Diploma and the Level 2 NVQ, then progressed to Level 3 Diploma and now I’m fully qualified. I’m planning on working in a salon to gain experience, and eventually own my own business.
On the course we had one-to-one training in certain areas, such as colour, with input from big name manufacturers. The College staff are very helpful and pushed me to achieve the best result possible. My advice is, if you want to succeed and aren’t afraid of hard work, apply to Wakefield College.
Katie Stirling - Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies.

Fees & funding

Financial Support

For information on any funding or money matter issues please contact the College’s Student Financial Support Team.

Telephone: 01924 789304

How to enrol

Please contact the Course Information Team on 01924 789111 for enrolment details.

Where you'll learn

Addresses for Wakefield College

Wakefield College Margaret Street WAKEFIELD WAKEFIELD WF1 2DH Show on map
Castleford Campus Thunderhead Ridge CASTLEFORD WAKEFIELD WF10 4UA Show on map
Crofton Academy Hight Street Crofton WAKEFIELD WAKEFIELD WF4 1NF Show on map


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