Telford College News

  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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, […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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, […]

  10. 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, […]

  11. 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 […]

  12. 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 […]

  13. 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 […]

  14. 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 […]

  15. 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 […]

  16. 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 […]

  17. 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 […]

  18. 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 […]

  19. 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 […]

  20. 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 […]

  21. 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 […]

  22. 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 […]

  23. 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 […]

  24. 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 […]

  25. 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 […]

  26. 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 […]

  27. 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 […]

  28. 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 […]

  29. 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 […]

  30. 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 […]

  31. 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 […]

  32. 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 […]

  33. 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, […]

  34. 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 […]

  35. 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. […]

  36. 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 […]

  37. 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 […]

  38. 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 […]

  39. 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 […]

  40. 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 […]

  41. 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 […]

  42. 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: […]

  43. 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 […]

  44. 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 […]

  45. 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 […]

  46. 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 […]

  47. 15 April 2021

    What a picture: Former art student Amy opens her new shop

    A former Telford College art and design student has opened a new family portrait studio in Wellington after receiving international acclaim for her work. Photographer Amy Bray opened the doors of her shop in Bell Street, Wellington, at the end of the Government lockdown. Earlier this year she reached the final of the Guild of […]

  48. 12 April 2021

    HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

    Expressing our deepest sympathy to Her Majesty The Queen and The Royal Family after the sad loss of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh

  49. 09 April 2021

    Students are filled in on new pothole-fixing technology

    Telford College’s highways maintenance apprentices have been given an exclusive demonstration of the UK’s very latest pothole-fixing technology. The Balfour Beatty apprentices, who are working towards their level two diplomas, were able to see the new JCB Pothole Pro put through its paces on a site near Telford Hornets rugby club. The machinery has been […]

  50. 07 April 2021

    College helps Michal to ‘kickstart’ his finance career

    Telford College has welcomed a new face to its finance department. Michal Witkowski has joined the team on a six-month placement, as part of the Government’s Kickstart scheme. The 24-year-old, originally from Poland, completed a level two business administration apprenticeship. After three years working at Italian food distributor Salvo 1968 Limited, he left in the […]

  51. 06 April 2021

    Business students shine in national enterprise competition

    Business students from Telford College showcased their organisational, problem-solving and leadership skills in a national competition – and earned huge plaudits for their efforts. The level three students represented the college in an enterprise challenge organised by Staffordshire University, in conjunction with The Inspirational Learning Group. Find our full time business courses here Apply to […]

  52. 05 April 2021

    High Sheriff is ‘mightily impressed’ by college facilities

    Shropshire’s outgoing High Sheriff chose Telford College as the final official visit of her term. Dean Harris, who attended the campus with her consort Mark, had planned to visit earlier in her year, but had to postpone due to Covid-19 restrictions. Click here to apply to start in September Find Higher Education / University level […]

  53. 05 April 2021

    Lifetime Skills Guarantee training on offer to improve employability prospects

    Telford College is launching a new range of free adult Lifetime Skills Guarantee training courses as its commitment to the Government’s new ‘Lifetime Skills Guarantee’. The programme is designed to deliver free, fully-funded training to adults who do not currently have an advanced technical certificate, diploma or equivalent qualification. Click here to find our Lifetime […]

  54. 01 April 2021

    College donates 30 iPads to the county’s hospital trust

    Telford College has donated 30 iPads to The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) to be used by patients, visitors and staff. Telford College has a long-standing relationship with SaTH, providing a range of apprenticeships and training. The iPads had become surplus to requirements at the college, with upgrades to on-site technology making them […]

  55. 30 March 2021

    Battery company powers ahead with two new recruits

    Green energy pioneer AceOn has given work placements to two Telford College engineering students as part of its commitment to supporting the development of local skills and talent. Molly Clinton and Aidan Guy, who are both studying towards the level two qualification, will join the Telford-based team on a weekly basis as part of the […]

  56. 26 March 2021

    Studying criminology really does pay at Telford College

    Telford College’s criminology courses are going from strength to strength – and setting students on a pathway to a range of fantastic careers. The two-year course, which leads to a level three extended diploma, has become one of the most popular offerings at the college’s 7th Form centre, and is an ideal stepping-stone to jobs […]

  57. 23 March 2021

    New skills group is helping to boost the local economy

    A new Skills Group bringing together leading Telford employers has been launched to prepare the region for future skills needs, and provide enhanced opportunities for youngsters. The Skills Group, launched by Telford Business Board, held its first meeting at Telford College. It is a combined effort by local business leaders to share insight into sector-specific […]

  58. 22 March 2021

    Telford College students receive High Sheriff Awards

    Eight Telford College students have been recognised for their achievements in the High Sheriff of Shropshire’s annual Outstanding Young Citizen Awards. Level three childcare student Dion Good, A level student Jessica Terry from the college’s 7th Form, and Andrew Oldacre, who is studying vehicle fitting, each receive certificates. Click here to apply to start in […]

  59. 22 March 2021

    Mouthwatering mischief raises cash for Red Nose Day

    Telford College students came up with some mouthwatering and mischievous ways of raising funds for Red Nose Day. This year’s Red Nose Day was another incredible success, and the efforts of Telford College students helped to contribute to a nationwide fundraising total which topped £52 million. Catering lecturer Julie Johnson said: “We have enthusiastic catering […]

  60. 22 March 2021

    Staff praised for their commitment during unprecedented times

    Telford College staff have been praised for their commitment and ability to embrace new ways of delivering the curriculum throughout the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. The college has remained open over the past year, delivering live lessons through a series of multimedia platforms, including Microsoft Teams, and creating a new flexible, blended learning timetable. […]