College and Training 


Under the Raising Participation Age legislation, young people are required to stay in learning until at least their 18th birthday.  This doesn't mean that you will have to stay at school, although this is one of the options.

Once you reach the end of Year 11 at school, there is more choice of what to study and where!  Find out what's offered at other local schools and colleges, as they may have different courses you're interested in.  Have a look at all the links below for some ideas, and get in touch with a Web Adviser if you need any help.


Wakefield Prospectus - local area prospectus containing details of all courses available in the district including schools and local training providers


Local Colleges



Wakefield College 

Askham Bryan College


Barnsley College





CAPA College




Creative & Media Studio School


Doncaster College


NEW College Pontefract 


Greenhead College  


Huddersfield New College


Kirklees College


Leeds City College  


Leeds College of Building



Leeds Arts University



Leeds College of Music


Northern Racing College

Pennine Camphill Community College


Prince's Trust (3 programmes running in Wakefield and Pontefract)


University Technical College, Leeds

Local Training Providers








CMS Vocational Training



Estio Training



Football Family



Ixion Holdings



Key Training


Learning Curve

North Lancs Training Group


Philips Hair Academy





Qube Learning


Smart Training

True Beauty Academy


Woodspeen Training 


YH Training