Telford College News

  1. 20 October 2021

    Investing in the engineers of the future

    One of the UK’s leading independent system integrators has created 16 new jobs ahead of its move to smart new premises. And an apprenticeships partnership with Telford College is a key factor in the company’s growth. Iconsys, which provides industrial automation, enterprise integration and sustainable services, is in the final stages of its relocation to […]

  2. 18 October 2021

    Telford College takeover for town centre jam night

    Music students from Telford College are taking over town centre venue Albert’s Shed next week for a night of live performances. The level three students will be performing at the Southwater venue’s jam night from 7.30pm on Wednesday October 20. It is the latest in a series of collaborations between the college and the venue, […]

  3. 18 October 2021

    It’s great to be back: Open event is a big success

    Telford College’s first face-to-face open event since the Covid lockdowns began has been declared a great success. Hundreds of potential students visited the Haybridge campus, with their families, to explore the university-standard facilities and find out more about upcoming courses. A survey showed that 95% of those who attended the event rated it as either […]

  4. 13 October 2021

    Art and design students visit Grayson Perry exhibition

    Art and design students visit Grayson Perry exhibition A group of Telford College art and design students travelled to Manchester to see a new exhibition inspired by Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry’s lockdown TV show. The display, at the city’s art gallery, features works selected by the celebrated artist as part of Grayson’s Art Club, […]

  5. 11 October 2021

    College open event makes a welcome return

    Telford College is opening the doors of its campus this week for its first face-to-face open event in more than 18 months. The Haybridge campus in Wellington will be open from 5pm to 7.30pm on October 13, with student ambassadors and staff on hand to lead guided tours, showcase facilities and answer questions. It is […]

  6. 11 October 2021

    Chloe’s on the management path

    A career in management beckons for a Telford College student who is looking forward to a bright future. Chloe Evans, a former student of Idsall School in Shifnal, is on a Level 3 Business course at the college and has her sights set on a management role. “I couldn’t recommend the business course more – […]

  7. 04 October 2021

    Afternoon tea for Telford College award winners

    An award-winning delegation from Telford College enjoyed afternoon tea in London to celebrate their recognition in the ‘Oscars’ of the UK teaching profession. The Foundation Learning team were invited to The National Gallery in Trafalgar Square after winning a coveted silver award in the Pearson National Teaching Awards. The Telford College team was selected from […]

  8. 30 September 2021

    Telford MP meets staff and students on a fact-finding visit

    Telford MP Lucy Allan met staff, governors and students during a busy fact-finding visit to the Telford College campus. In a wide-ranging schedule, she was updated on the college’s plans for a new maths and digital skills hub in the town’s Station Quarter, supporting the Government’s ’Levelling Up’ agenda. Read more the Station Quarter Project […]

  9. 28 September 2021

    Mental health issues are in the spotlight

    Students at Telford College have been given an insight into a UK-wide campaign to remove the stigma surrounding mental illness. Learners from the college’s business and health courses received a visit from Lord Dennis Stevenson who is promoting a Private Members’ Bill – the Mental Health (Discrimination) Bill. They heard how it is hoped to […]

  10. 27 September 2021

    National awards recognition for Telford College apprentice

    A Telford College apprentice has been recognised as a rising star at a national awards ceremony. Charlotte Hughes, who works at The Wrekin Housing Group, beat competition from across the country to be named Apprentice of the Year at the 2021 Housing Heroes/Women in Housing Awards. As a business administrator apprentice, Charlotte has been instrumental […]

  11. 24 September 2021

    Health and social care courses open up huge opportunities

    Saving patients’ lives gives you the best feeling . . . that’s the view of former Telford College student Isabel Wilson, who is now gaining valuable experience in hospital operating theatres. Isabel, 21, a former Ercall Wood Academy student, completed her level two and three health and social care extended diplomas during four years at […]

  12. 22 September 2021

    Telford College principal speaks at Westminster forum

    The principal of Telford College has taken part in a national debate on the future of the UK’s further education sector. Graham Guest was invited to speak at the Westminster Education Forum’s policy conference as part of a wide-ranging discussion on the content of the Government’s new Skills and Post-16 Education Bill. He was one […]

  13. 21 September 2021

    Work placement opportunities for Telford College students

    Telford College students are being offered a series of valuable work placement opportunities with the Wrekin Housing Group as part of a new pilot project. Interviews are taking place over the next two weeks with students from a wide range of courses, including health and social care, catering, computing, finance, media and marketing. Luci Woodhall […]

  14. 20 September 2021

    College welcomes a new assistant principal

    Telford College has appointed a new assistant principal for employer engagement and skills. Claire Barker has more than 25 years of experience in the education sector, including 16 years at Stoke-on-Trent College where she was director of workplace learning and partnerships. She is a former head of apprenticeships at Loughborough College, and was most recently […]

  15. 15 September 2021

    Bethany graduates with distinction from ‘fun and eye-opening’ studies

    A sport-loving student is on the road to a coaching career after graduating from Telford College with top honours. Bethany Lane, from Donnington, achieved three distinction stars in her level three extended diploma in sport. The former student of Burton Borough School in Newport is now off to the University of Worcester to study sports […]

  16. 10 September 2021

    College seeks to tackle the growing HGV driver shortage

    Telford College is running a new series of training programmes to help tackle a serious shortage of HGV drivers. The lack of qualified drivers is causing serious disruption to the UK’s logistics and delivery chains, and employers are desperate to fast-track new staff into the industry. Telford College has worked closely with employers and driver […]

  17. 09 September 2021

    Hollie is added to college’s list of high-flying alumni

    The regional chair of the Federation of Small Businesses in the West Midlands is the latest high-flyer to be added to Telford College’s glittering list of alumni. Hollie Whittles, director of Purple Frog Systems and a popular TEDx speaker, graduated with a CIPD Level 5 Diploma in Human Resource Management through an apprenticeship with Telford […]

  18. 08 September 2021

    Lights, cameras, action for movie-making student Alex

    A Telford College student is involved in a movie-making project which has attracted a host of familiar faces. Alex Yousefi has teamed up with Luke Haughton to create a short film called Reduced To Clear, which has drawn in artists from Doctor Who, The Office, the Harry Potter series, and Britain’s Got Talent. Alex and […]

  19. 03 September 2021

    Higher education graduation is a glittering celebration

    Telford College’s ‘inspirational’ higher education students had their achievements recognised at a spectacular graduation ceremony. The class of 2020 and 2021 all donned traditional caps and gowns for the presentation event, which was held at All Saints Church in the centre of Wellington. Enhance your career with a degree-level qualification, apply here  Adult courses Information […]

  20. 03 September 2021

    Adult education courses to be showcased at college open event

    Telford College is showcasing its range of adult education courses next week – highlighting the fact that it’s never too late to learn or change career direction. The event, at the college’s Haybridge campus from 5-7pm on September 7 is a chance to talk to staff about course choices, meet the expert tutors, find out […]

  21. 25 August 2021

    Exciting career opportunities for vocational students

    Telford College’s vocational students are on a pathway to exciting careers after delivering a string of top grades in their end-of-year assessments. One in three students achieved at least one distinction in their vocational exams this year, and around two thirds of the college’s 25 BTEC courses recorded a 100% pass rate. Keely Archbold, 18, […]

  22. 24 August 2021

    College duo help to reshape Telford Business Board

    Telford Business Board is celebrating its successful registration as a Community Interest Company. Telford College principal and chief executive, Graham Guest, is one of the founding directors of the new-look organisation – as well as the college’s chair of governors, Paul Hinkins. The transition will mean TBB operating as a more dynamic entity, able to […]

  23. 24 August 2021

    What a result – celebrations for Telford College sport students

    Telford College students have praised the ‘incredible’ opportunities they have been given to prepare them for a career in the sport and leisure industry after graduating with flying colours. The college’s sport students recorded a string of distinction star and distinction grades this year, among an overall pass rate of nearly 95%. Chloe Venables, 18, […]

  24. 18 August 2021

    Public services students graduate with distinctions

    Telford College students have their sights set on careers in the police force after graduating from Telford College’s public uniformed services course with multiple distinctions. Lily France and Nila Skitt from Wellington, and Jayden Wilkins of Dawley, are all former pupils of Telford Langley School. All three are celebrating after each receiving two distinction stars, […]

  25. 16 August 2021

    Jeni’s forensic science dreams are back on course

    Jeni Knight always wanted to be a forensic scientist, but dropped out of school with no qualifications and ended up going in a different direction. Now, thanks to an Access to Higher Education science course at Telford College, her career dreams are back on track. “I saw a road sign outside the college one day […]

  26. 12 August 2021

    GCSE results outperform the national average – again

    Telford College is celebrating another ‘excellent’ set of GCSE results, with pass rates and high grades once again running comfortably ahead of the national average. The overall pass rate of more than 99% for maths and English qualifications is 7.3% above this year’s UK average. There was a 100% pass rate for the college’s adult […]

  27. 10 August 2021

    Celebration time for Telford College A level students

    Telford College is celebrating another improved set of A Level results, outperforming the national average and including a record-breaking percentage of high grades. The college’s 7th Form has seen an overall 11% rise in high grades this year, with 100% pass rates across three quarters of its curriculum areas, including English language and literature, further […]

  28. 04 August 2021

    Charlie’s ‘true grit’ is recognised with two top awards

    A Telford College business student has been recognised for showing ‘true grit’ and outstanding leadership skills in the annual Young Enterprise competition. Charlie Teece, from Woodside, won the regional ‘True Grit’ award which allowed her to qualify for the national Young Enterprise Awards. She went on to win the Young Enterprise National ‘Journey’ award, supported […]

  29. 02 August 2021

    Important step forward for ‘Station Quarter’ project

    A construction company has been appointed to deliver the first phase of Telford’s exciting ‘Station Quarter’ project. It comes less than a month after the project secured £22.3 million from the Government’s Towns Fund. The development, planned between the town’s railway station and Telford Town Centre, will include a Digital Skills and Enterprise Hub run […]

  30. 23 July 2021

    Intelligent move for business apprentice Annabel

    Business intelligence consultancy Purple Frog Systems Limited has taken on a new apprentice, working in partnership with Telford College. The company, based at Hadley Park, has welcomed Annabel Hemingbrough to the team, as part of a level three business administration programme. Purple Frog specialises in all aspects of data architecture, data transformation, data warehousing, OLAP […]

  31. 20 July 2021

    Work placement takes Michal behind the scenes at Ofcom

    Telford College media student Michal Kraskowski got chance to delve behind the scenes of media regulator Ofcom during a fascinating work placement. The former Hadley Learning Community student, from Malinslee, has just completed his second year of a level three creative media course at the college. And as part of a week-long work experience programme […]

  32. 15 July 2021

    College to pilot regional Strategic Development Fund project

    An education consortium led by Telford College has been selected to run a region-wide project to boost skills – with a specific focus on the health and care sector. The college today learned it had been successful in its bid for Strategic Development Fund cash to lead the Government-backed scheme across the Marches region. Telford […]

  33. 13 July 2021

    A Telford College media student has completed a work placement with global music streaming giant Spotify.

    Liam Ferriday, a former student of Burton Borough School in Newport, is on a level three media course at Telford College. For more details about Telford College’s range of media courses, click here He applied for a four-day work placement at Spotify, and was one of around 60 students from schools and college across the […]

  34. 09 July 2021

    Students get a taste of life in Telford’s new ‘Station Quarter’

    Telford College has opened a new base in the town centre as a forerunner to the construction of a hi-tech digital learning hub in the town’s ‘Station Quarter’. The college has begun delivering a range of maths A level classes at Addenbrooke House, just a few minutes’ walk from Telford Central railway station. It is […]

  35. 08 July 2021

    Hundreds of students visit college for ‘familiarisation day’

    Telford College welcomed more than 300 students from the town’s Learning Community Trust onto campus to find out more about the further education courses and facilities on their doorstep. Students from Hadley Learning Community and Ercall Wood Academy were given a taste of the A level courses and university-standard facilities on offer at the Haybridge […]

  36. 05 July 2021

    Live music, laughter and fun on final day of term

    Telford College celebrated the end of the academic year with a day of live music, laughter and fun. The campus was given a Mexican-style makeover for the final day of term, with a host of summer-themed activities topped off with ice cream, and even a bake-off challenge between staff. Principal and chief executive Graham Guest […]

  37. 02 July 2021

    Harry takes a step up the career ladder

    Telford confectionery company Flower & White approached the Ladder for Shropshire and created a business administration apprenticeship opportunity for one youngster. In collaboration with Telford College, the business recruited Harry Lee who has been impressing in his role during the initial three months of his apprenticeship. Ladder for Shropshire is a local apprenticeships creation scheme […]

  38. 01 July 2021

    Celebrating the achievement of star students

    Telford College celebrated the achievements of more than 60 star students at its end-of-year awards night. Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for Shropshire, Anna Turner, was the VIP guest of honour at the ceremony, which was also live streamed from the college’s Wellington campus. She told the audience she would be ‘feeding back’ information about the event […]

  39. 23 June 2021

    Telford College recognised in teaching profession’s ‘Oscars’

    Telford College has won a top accolade in the ‘Oscars’ of the UK teaching profession. The Pearson National Teaching Awards are an annual celebration of excellence in education, recognising the amazing work of teachers across the UK. And the Foundation Learning team from Telford College today learned it had been selected from thousands of nominations […]

  40. 22 June 2021

    Chancellor praises Telford College’s ‘fantastic performance’

    Chancellor Rishi Sunak has praised Telford College for its ‘fantastic performance’ in creating new apprenticeships, and working closely with local businesses to provide career opportunities for young people. Speaking in the House of Commons today, he responded to comments from Shropshire MP Lucy Allan about the ‘inspirational work’ being done by the college to support […]

  41. 17 June 2021

    College reveals its ambitious five-year vision

    Telford College has outlined its ambitious vision for the next five years with publication of a new Strategic Plan. It includes details of a new maths and digital hub due to open in Telford town centre, the creation of more specialist ‘employer hubs’, and an increasingly ‘blended’ and flexible approach to teaching. The aim of […]

  42. 14 June 2021

    Golden career opportunity for engineering student Sam

    A Telford College engineering student has been given a golden career opportunity by technology giant Epson – including subsidised university studies, and the promise of a full-time job. Sam, from The Rock, began an industry placement with Epson’s ink manufacturing and distribution plant in Hortonwood at the start of this year as part of his […]

  43. 11 June 2021

    Warm tributes to former Telford College tutor

    Tributes have been paid to former Telford College tutor and right-to-die campaigner Noel Conway, whose death has been announced at the age of 71. He was responsible for setting up the college’s adult Access programme, which is still a thriving part of the curriculum. Noel left the college in August 2014 after being diagnosed with […]

  44. 11 June 2021

    Exciting new roles for Rachael and Kiran

    Two business administration apprentices have taken up important new roles at Telford College. Rachael Watts has been appointed project co-ordinator to oversee the college’s plans to open a new maths and digital hub in Telford town centre’s ‘Station Quarter’. And Kiran Uppal has joined the administration team as an executive assistant, where her role includes […]

  45. 08 June 2021

    Major boost for college’s Maths and Digital Hub plans

    Telford College’s plans to open a new digital skills and enterprise hub in the town’s ‘station quarter’ have received a major Government cash boost Listen to Graham Guest live on BBC Shropshire radio Shaun Davies talks about the Town’s Fund on BBC Shropshire radio The town has been awarded £22.3 million to trigger a series […]

  46. 03 June 2021

    Business and computing students reach UK skills final

    A group of business and computing students from Telford College have reached the final of a UK skills competition. Read more about our Business courses HERE Apply for a course HERE Register for our next Open Event HERE The Inspirational Learning Group, and Staffordshire University invited students from across the country to design a new […]

  47. 28 May 2021

    TV and music sound engineer shares top tips with students

    A professional sound engineer who works with top stars in the live music and TV industry has been sharing his experience with Telford students. Read more about our music courses HERE Apply for a course HERE Register for our next Open Event HERE Adam Waller has collaborated with big-name artists such as Beverley Knight, McFly, […]

  48. 26 May 2021

    Cricket umpire John is bowled over by college media students

    A trailblazing cricket umpire is playing a leading role in his very own campaigning movie – with a helping hand from media students at Telford College. John McIntear has been working on a documentary, promoting the fact that disability and mobility restrictions need not be a barrier to becoming a sports official. Find our full […]

  49. 26 May 2021

    Could you be the next big high street entrepreneur?

    Telford College is helping to deliver a new Masters course in business, which is designed to create the high street entrepreneurs of the future. One hundred free places on the three-week Futures MBA course are being offered to young people in Telford as part of a drive to address the decline of the high street. […]

  50. 21 May 2021

    Keeping mental health at the top of the agenda

    Telford College has added its support to a new mental health charter, launched by Shropshire Chamber of Commerce. The charter has been created to recognise employers who are going the extra mile to look after the welfare of their staff. By signing up to the charter, Telford College pledges to adopt three key principles: Engaging […]

  51. 21 May 2021

    Praise for Telford College’s ‘incredible’ music course

    Telford College’s ‘incredible’ music course is hitting all the right notes for Kimberley Okai, who has her sights set on becoming a piano teacher. The 19-year-old, now living in Malinslee, is in her third year at the college, and on the final stages of a level three music course. She moved to the county from […]

  52. 13 May 2021

    “I feel like I wouldn’t have got A* grades anywhere else…”

    An aspiring teacher says work placement opportunities during her time at Telford College provided an invaluable stepping-stone to her dream career. Charlotte Woodward is now studying primary education, specialising in early years, at the University of Chester. The former Charlton School student previously completed a level three course in health and social care at Telford […]

  53. 11 May 2021

    Telford College is praised for its mental health support

    Telford College has been praised for the mental health support network it is offering to students. A series of events are being held around the Telford College campus as part of Mental Health Awareness Week. It comes as a new survey reveals the toll which the Covid-19 pandemic has taken on young people across the […]

  54. 06 May 2021

    Webinar highlights employment incentives for employers

    Telford College held a webinar to promote the financial benefits available to local employers for taking on apprentices. Companies can currently receive up to £4,000 for each apprentice they employ, until the end of September. The employer engagement team from the college held a free half-hour session to explain how businesses could take advantage of […]

  55. 05 May 2021

    100% pass rate for bricklaying apprentices

    Telford College’s bricklaying apprentices have come through their latest health and safety assessment with flying colours. The property maintenance students recorded a 100% pass rate for the challenging exam. Course tutor John Gregory said: “I’m proud of all the students who managed to pass. We have been preparing for it, dedicating study time at college […]

  56. 05 May 2021

    Confidence-boosting collaborations for creative media students

    Telford College creative media students have been collaborating with a wide range of local organisations to give them real-world experience of working on social campaigns. The level three BTEC creative media students have been putting their skills to use by creating promotional materials such as videos, posters, and logos. Paul Keeling, creative media lecturer, said: […]

  57. 30 April 2021

    College invests in the local business community

    More than a dozen local businesses have benefited from the £1.2 million upgrade of Telford College’s campus and learning facilities. The college has taken the opportunity to improve and refurbish many parts of the site during lockdown, investing more than £1.2 million – and using local suppliers wherever possible. Start your journey in September, apply […]

  58. 29 April 2021

    College quartet reach the final of national hairstyling competition

    Four Telford College students reached the final of a national hairstyling competition, earning huge plaudits from judges for their efforts. Terri Edwards, Helen Irvine, Shannon Brady and Rebecca Estabrook all made it through to the UK finals of the Concept Hair Learner of the Year competition. The event, run by Concept Hair magazine, gives the […]

  59. 22 April 2021

    The unexpected positives from a year of lockdown

    Telford College has strengthened its bonds with students and their families as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. That’s not just the view of tutors – but of parents, guardians and carers too. The college has been reflecting on some of the challenges created by a year of lockdowns, disruptions and restrictions, as well as […]

  60. 22 April 2021

    Molly’s pride over her role in the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral

    A former Telford College public services student has spoken of her pride at being involved in the funeral parade for the Duke of Edinburgh. Molly Oakley, 21, from Ironbridge, is a communications rating first class for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, part of the Royal Navy, after studying uniformed services at Telford College. She was stationed […]