Telford College News

  1. 22 September 2020

    Former student helps to shape education in Moldova

    A former Telford College student, now running a school in Moldova, has been helping the government shape the nation’s education. Rob Ford, from Madeley, is now headmaster of the Heritage International School in Chisinau, which was visited by the country’s minister of education, Corneliu Popovici. Discover distance learning opportunities here  Rob, who attended Telford College’s […]

  2. 21 September 2020

    Toseef is rewarded for ‘stepping up’ during Covid crisis

    A Telford College apprentice who helped a Shropshire company to re-start manufacturing operations after the Covid-19 lockdown has been rewarded with a permanent job – and picked up an award. Toseef Subhani, 20, is the most recent manufacturing apprentice to complete his training with Lime Green Products in Much Wenlock. Find our apprenticeship opportunities here […]

  3. 18 September 2020

    Student Face Coverings Update

  4. 18 September 2020

    Business boost for Christiana and Megha

    Two learners are on their way to careers in business advice and analysis  after successfully completing their studies at Telford College. Christiana Agyekum completed business administration level two and a business level three qualification, resat her maths GCSE and studied a functional skills course. Find our business administration course here Apply to start business administration […]

  5. 17 September 2020

    Award-winning designer and illustrator is working with big global brands 

    A glittering career as an award-winning illustrator and designer has put Matt Jones on a global stage – working with some of the world’s best-known brands. The former Telford College student is now a freelancer with clients such as Netflix, Nickelodeon, Penguin Random House, Egmont, Harper Collins, Bonnier, Oxford University Press, Hasbro, and Mattel. Find […]

  6. 11 September 2020

    Top award for outstanding achiever Scarlett

    Engineering student Scarlett Jones has won an Outstanding Achiever Award after impressing Telford & Wrekin’s highways team during a work placement. Apply now for a place this September Find out about our engineering courses here  Find out more about apprenticeships here  Scarlett, from Lilleshall, is studying for a level three extended diploma in engineering at […]

  7. 10 September 2020

    Expanded facilities for health and early years students

    Telford College’s health and early years department has expanded for the new academic year. Health and social care students now have extra classroom space, a health tech room to help them become familiar with a ward setting – and the opportunity to use a wealth of virtual reality teaching aids too. Find our health and […]

  8. 07 September 2020

    Safety first approach as students return to campus

    Telford College welcomed students back to campus today for the start of a new academic year – with a host of new Covid-19 safeguarding measures in place. Staff said students had reacted well to the new procedures which have been introduced around the college to minimise risks of coronavirus. Apply here to start your dream […]

  9. 07 September 2020

    All change for Seren after ‘fun and exciting’ college studies

    Studying at Telford College has completely changed Seren Hutchinson’s career choices, after she discovered a love for a brand new subject. The former Charlton School pupil came to the college’s 7th Form to study A-levels in English literature and psychology. Find our range of A level subjects here  Apply to start A levels in September  […]

  10. 07 September 2020

    Return to education has been a turning point for Dawn

    For Dawn Morgan, returning to education at Telford College has proved to be a complete turning point in her life. Dawn was 38 when she enrolled on an Access to Higher Education course at Telford College – now 43, she has graduated with a first class degree and is starting a PhD in forensics. Interested […]

  11. 04 September 2020

    Cameron lands nuclear protection role with Royal Marines

    A former Telford College student is now a fully-fledged Royal Marine Commando after completing a gruelling 36 weeks of training. Cameron Gordon, from Lawley, achieved his dream of joining the Royal Marines after studying public uniformed services at the college. Find our Public Uniformed Services courses here Apply for a full time course here, you […]

  12. 01 September 2020

    ‘I never imagined higher education would be a possibility for me…’

    Telford’s Alisa Stretton never imagined that higher education would be possible for her – but now she’s got the learning bug! The 36-year-old, from Stirchley, initially contacted Telford College to discuss her options, and it has ended up setting her on a whole new career journey. Find our university level courses here Are you considering […]

  13. 28 August 2020

    Elaine receives her ‘valiant volunteer’ trophy

    Telford College tutor Elaine Colley has been presented with a ‘valiant volunteer’ trophy after returning to the NHS front line to help the fight against Covid-19. Elaine went back to nursing for the first time in 13 years at the start of the outbreak, working in the respiratory ward at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton. […]

  14. 28 August 2020

    Making a difference to children’s lives is so rewarding

    Switching career from retail to teaching has been a rewarding and confidence-boosting experience for Perminder Mohan. The 44-year-old, from Priorslee, enrolled on a teaching and learning course at Telford College after enjoying her time as a lunchtime supervisor at her children’s primary school. And it has reaped rewards, as Perminder has now been employed as […]

  15. 25 August 2020

    Bucharest is the latest stop on Daisy’s IT journey

    A former Newport student who has worked with some of the world’s leading technology brands has taken up a new challenge in the Romanian capital of Bucharest. Daisy Stevens completed a BTEC double award in IT hardware and software at Telford College after leaving the Burton Borough School. It’s not too late to apply, please use […]

  16. 25 August 2020

    Praise from students for college’s Covid-safe environment

    Telford College’s work to create a Covid-safe environment for the start of the new academic year has been praised by students. Returning students, along with those who are signing up for the first time, are now visiting the campus to enrol for courses which begin in September. Details of the college’s enrolment timetable can be […]

  17. 24 August 2020

    Cash boost for college IT and campus facilities

    Telford College is to get a six-figure cash injection to improve its service to students by upgrading buildings and IT services. The funding is part of a national programme announced by the Government to provide colleges with vital funds to revamp campuses. It’s not too late to apply, please use this link Find our full time […]

  18. 21 August 2020

    Tears of joy from students after exam grades U-turn

    Telford College students have revealed how they have cried with delight after the Government’s U-turn over A level and GCSE exam grades. The decision to give students the grades estimated by their teachers, rather than those created by a controversial algorithm, have been described as ‘common sense’ by college staff. It’s not too late to […]

  19. 20 August 2020

    Telford College outperforms the national average – again

    Telford College is celebrating another strong year of GCSE results, with pass rates once again comfortably out-performing the national average. The college has also seen a sharp rise in the number of students receiving distinction or distinction star grades in their vocational BTEC qualifications. It’s not too late to apply to start in September, you […]

  20. 19 August 2020

    Been there, done that: Sports team practise what they preach

    Telford College has unveiled its sports courses for the new academic year – and lifted the lid on the sporting achievements of its own team of top-level tutors. The college is once again joining forces with Wolverhampton Wanderers FC to give students unparalleled access to the Premier League club’s expertise, facilities and players. Find our […]

  21. 18 August 2020

    College welcomes U-turn on GCSE gradings

    Telford College has welcomed the Government’s decision to give A-level and GCSE students the grades estimated by their teachers, rather than using a controversial algorithm. The college had already made its own decision to accept teacher-assessed GCSE grades for all new students this year before the U-turn was announced by education secretary Gavin Williamson. It’s […]

  22. 17 August 2020

    College provides reassurance for GCSE students

    Further to recent issues across the country relating to the method that has been used in which the awarding of  A Level and Vocational results has negatively affected so many hard working young people and their choices for their next steps in education. It is clear from the results that a high number of qualifications […]

  23. 13 August 2020

    College celebrates another strong set of A level results

    Telford College is celebrating another good set of A Level results, with an increase in both pass rates, and high grades. The college’s 7th Form has seen an overall 5% rise in pass rates this year, with 100% successes in several curriculum areas, including further maths, economics, sociology, media studies, film studies, and English literature. […]

  24. 11 August 2020

    Jesse powers ahead with Telford battery manufacturer

    Engineering student Jesse Gyaminah has begun a business administration apprenticeship with Telford-based battery and renewable energy specialists AceOn Group.  Find out more about our apprenticeships HERE Apply HERE  The 18-year-old from Woodside, a former Madeley Academy student, has completed a level three engineering course at Telford College, and secured an apprenticeship at AceOn as a […]

  25. 10 August 2020

    Lucy is reaping rewards from her life-changing decision

    Why did I enrol at Telford College? Because I decided I wanted to do something with my life,” says mature student Lucy Hill. And she most certainly has. The 34-year-old, from Malinslee, has graduated with a BSc honours degree in forensic science after signing up on Telford College’s Access To Higher Education programme. Find out […]

  26. 06 August 2020

    Awards for college’s top-performing apprentices

    Top-performing apprentices from Telford College have been presented with achievement awards. Top 5 reasons to pick an apprenticeship Apply HERE  Find out more about how to hire an apprentice  Charlotte Hughes has received an Outstanding Achiever award, and Gemma Crumpton picked up a Significant Improver award. Charlotte, 20, a former Thomas Telford School student, is […]

  27. 05 August 2020

    Access to HE course is tailor-made for Taylor

    When Taylor Turnbull failed to get the GCSE grades she’d been hoping for, she thought her hopes of going to university had gone. But thanks to the Access To Higher Education programme at Telford College, she is now making the most of her second chance to gain a degree. Find our Higher Education courses HERE […]

  28. 04 August 2020

    Post-16 qualifications results Summer 2020

    Ofqual has published resources for students receiving their qualifications this summer. These resources include a student guide to post-16 qualification results that provides students with additional information to help them understand how their results have been awarded, what to expect on results day, options available to them if they are unhappy with their result, and […]

  29. 03 August 2020

    Armando wins college’s highest accolades

    Telford College has handed out its last batch of end-of-year awards, recognising students who have ‘gone the extra mile’ over the past academic year. Find all of our full time courses HERE Apply for a place in September HERE Apply for an apprenticeship HERE They include Faye Oliver and Daniel Anderson who won ‘Outstanding Achiever’ […]

  30. 27 July 2020

    Three more winners revealed in college’s end-of-year awards

    Telford College has handed out more end-of-year awards to students who have ‘gone the extra mile’ and been determined to achieve. They include Kyle Braddick who has earned an ‘Outstanding Achiever’ award, Cade Mills who received a ‘Significant Improver’ prize, and Emma Duncan who won a ‘Second Time Around’ award. Find all of our full […]

  31. 22 July 2020

    New forensics pathway is launched for science students

    A new forensics option has been added to Telford College’s science programme for the next academic year. The pathway is tailored towards students interested in building a career around collecting, preserving, and analysing scientific evidence. Apply for forensics science HERE (please select applied science) Discover science A levels HERE Considering an apprenticeship? Click HERE The Analytical […]

  32. 20 July 2020

    First winners revealed in college’s end-of-year awards

    Telford College has handed out end-of-year awards to students who have ‘gone the extra mile’ and been determined to achieve. They include Jake Taylor from Lightmoor, James Hackett from Madeley, and Cozby Takyi from Woodside, who have all received ‘Outstanding Achiever’ awards. Find all of our full time courses HERE Apply to start in September […]

  33. 20 July 2020

    Tutor Elaine wins ‘Valiant Volunteer’ award

    A Telford College tutor who returned to the NHS front line at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic has won a ‘Valiant Volunteer’ award. Elaine Colley was recognised in the Chamber Champion Awards, created by Shropshire Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the incredible support shown by people across the county during lockdown. Elaine was one […]

  34. 16 July 2020

    Lauren is committed to her midwifery ambitions

    Health and social care student Lauren Annand has put her studies to one side to help out at a Telford residential home during the Covid-19 pandemic. The 19-year-old, who now lives in Shrewsbury, is putting skills she has learned at Telford College into practice at Farcroft in Wellington – but still has a career in […]

  35. 16 July 2020

    Meggie seizes a second chance to achieve her veterinary dreams

    Animal lover Meggie Batchelor is set to achieve her dream of becoming a vet, thanks to a higher education course at Telford College. The former Newport Girls High School student took a break from education due to health issues, but returned several years later to enrol on an Access To Higher Education science course. Find […]

  36. 10 July 2020

    College is shortlisted for two awards

    Telford College has been shortlisted for two awards in a competition celebrating the incredible support shown by Shropshire to help people through the Covid-19 pandemic. Shropshire Chamber of Commerce will be live streaming its 2020 Chamber Champion Awards on the evening of Friday July 17, when the winners will be announced. Find our full time […]

  37. 09 July 2020

    College welcomes Chancellor’s ‘positive’ support for the economy

    Telford College has welcomed the Government’s new multi-billion pound package of support for skills training to help lead the country out of recession. Graham Guest, principal and chief executive, described Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcements as ‘a very positive move for the economy’. Listen to Graham’s interview with BBC Radio Shropshire HERE “I think this is […]

  38. 08 July 2020

    Sports students get chance to quiz Wolves legend

    Sports students from Telford College got chance to question Wolverhampton Wanderers’ promotion-winning captain Karl Henry during a special online chat. The Zoom session was the latest in a series of link-ups between the college and the premier league club, giving students the chance to learn from the very best in the business. It comes as […]

  39. 07 July 2020

    Who says you shouldn’t work with children or animals?

    A former Telford College photography student has carved out a thriving career snapping pictures of young children and pets. After starting her career shooting weddings more than a decade ago, Rachel Bailey now specialises in portrait photography and runs a studio in Weston Under Lizard. And now she’s turned her attention to the cuter things […]

  40. 07 July 2020

    ‘Lockdown Lowdown’ writing competition winners revealed

    The winners of Telford College’s ‘Lockdown Lowdown’ creative writing competition have been revealed. The college teamed up with local company Thermserve to launch the competition, with a prize pot worth more than £200. Students were invited to explain, in up to 500 words, what life in lockdown had been like for them, under the theme […]

  41. 06 July 2020

    First class honours degree for former student Jacob

    Former Telford College higher education student Jacob Walker has graduated with a first class honours degree in applied biomedical science. The 44-year-old, from Randlay, was an access to higher education student at the college in 2015 and 2016, before continuing his studies at the University of Wolverhampton. Discover ACCESS courses here University level courses are […]

  42. 03 July 2020

    End of Year Show – Creative studies

    WELCOME TO OUR END OF YEAR SHOW In this short but challenging time, we are proud to be showcasing a portfolio of work produced by our creative students. Our annual End of Year Show is an end of year showcase of the talents of our creative students in a range of exhibitions and shows. This […]

  43. 03 July 2020

    College will be open to all students in September

    Telford College has announced plans to create a new ‘blended learning’ timetable which will allow all students to safely return to the campus in September. Principal and chief executive Graham Guest said flexibility would be the key factor for staff and students over the coming months. The Government has today published new safety guidelines which […]

  44. 02 July 2020

    First adult group returns to college after lockdown

    Adult students have begun returning to Telford College for crucial training which will help them into employment. They include Jody Starr, who has completed his pre-employment level two course in Driving Goods Vehicles, which he hopes to use for a ground staff role in the aviation industry. Find more information about adult pre-employment courses HERE […]

  45. 01 July 2020

    Top-flight rugby contract for sports star Kai

    Former Telford College sports student Kai Owen has earned a contract with the senior squad at top flight rugby club Worcester Warriors. The club said the 21-year-old’s elevation was reward for his ‘resilience’. Kai made his senior debut as a replacement in the memorable European Challenge Cup victory over Stade Francais in Paris in October […]

  46. 30 June 2020

    Jane returns to her work placement after lockdown

    Single mum Jane Robinson put her career in the hospitality industry on hold to raise her young son.  But after he reached school age, she decided to take a different career path and find a job with more suitable working hours. She enrolled on a level three supporting teaching and learning course at Telford College, […]

  47. 25 June 2020

    Isabel is looking forward to her next healthcare adventure

    Isabel Wilson has big plans to become a key hospital worker when she completes her Telford College health and social care qualifications. She is set to graduate this summer with a level three diploma, having already completed level two, and will then progress to Staffordshire University. Find out more about our health and social care […]

  48. 22 June 2020

    From Telford to Tokyo: Rob’s globe-trotting adventures

    When Rob Naylor was studying the world map in his geography class at college all those years ago, he had no idea just how useful it would prove to be. Since then, his high-flying retail career has taken him to Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Holland, France, and the United States, working for some of the […]

  49. 22 June 2020

    Mature student Sharon has ‘learned how to learn again’

    Mature student Sharon Jagger reckons there could now be a healthcare job out there with her name on it, after enjoying ‘learning how to learn again’ at Telford College Sharon, 58, initially signed up for an Access to Higher Education course at the college, but has since moved onto a Foundation Degree programme in health […]

  50. 22 June 2020

    Students feeling safe and happy to be back on campus

    Telford College has welcomed a limited number of students back to its Haybridge campus to help them complete important vocational qualifications. Small groups from automotive, construction, engineering and aviation courses have joined hair, beauty and catering students for one-to-one support with tutors, and the chance to take practical exams. Find your full time course HERE […]

  51. 16 June 2020

    College signs up to regional education and skills pledge

    Telford College is among more than 20 further education providers in the West Midlands to sign up to an education and skills pledge which spells out a learning structure for current and future students. The college, which has this week welcomed a limited number of students back on site to complete vocational training, says it […]

  52. 15 June 2020

    Big transfer move for former sports student Ash

    Former Telford College sports student Ash Rawlins has signed for AFC Telford United FC. The 24-year-old goalkeeper, who has in the past had trials with the likes of Leicester City and Stoke City, has moved from Market Drayton Town. He played briefly for the club at the end of the 2016/17 season. Find sports courses […]

  53. 12 June 2020

    Collaborating to build a bright future for further education

    Telford College has joined forces with 20 other colleges across the West Midlands to produce a blueprint for the future of the region’s further education sector. It is the only Shropshire-based college involved in the creation of a new ‘Prospectus For Capital Investment’, published by Colleges West Midlands. Read our West Midlands Colleges pledge to […]

  54. 11 June 2020

    Ethan is on the front line of the Covid-19 fight

    Telford College student Ethan Lowe has been working as a health care assistant on the Covid-19 ward throughout the coronavirus crisis. The 20-year-old, from Trench, is combining his work at the Princess Royal Hospital with an Access To Higher Education course at the college. Having witnessed first-hand the impact of the virus, Ethan says his […]

  55. 08 June 2020

    Telford College alumni are in the spotlight

    Multi-millionaires . . . beauticians to the stars . . . gold medal winners . . . chart-topping musicians . . . best-selling authors . . . political influencers – you’ll find them all among Telford College’s celebrated alumni. Former students who have found fame and fortune, moved on to fascinating careers, or fronted life-changing […]

  56. 05 June 2020

    Faye’s ‘coronavirus cloud’ story is a prizewinner

    A Telford College student has won an award for a short story she has written about ‘finding the silver lining in the coronavirus cloud’. Faye Oliver, 18, has just completed her second year at the college’s 7th Form, studying A levels in English language, psychology and sociology. Find A level subject choices HERE Apply to […]

  57. 03 June 2020

    Mina is helping to support society’s most vulnerable

    Telford College student Wilhelmina Turkson is helping some of the town’s most vulnerable people to get back on their feet. The 39-year-old, known as Mina, is currently combining her work with a foundation degree course in health and social care. Find our higher education courses HERE  Apply for higher education HERE Take part in our […]

  58. 01 June 2020

    We’re doing things differently for A level students this year

    Telford College has created an online learning platform for new A Level students to give them an insight into what its pioneering 7th Form is all about. It’s the latest move by the college to make the most of technology and keep students on track with their learning since the Covid-19 restrictions began. Find A […]

  59. 28 May 2020

    Students fulfilling important roles as key workers

    Telford College’s higher education students are combining their studies with roles as key workers, helping communities through the Covid-19 crisis. Make a difference too, start your journey in September APPLY See our fantastic Higher Education courses HERE Discover more about our virtual open event  They include foundation degree student Jason Poole from Madeley, and Kelly […]

  60. 28 May 2020

    Praise for college communications during lockdown

    7th Form student Jessica Terry has praised Telford College’s communication during lockdown for helping her home studies to go smoothly. Apply to start your dream course in September HERE Find our A level courses HERE Discover more about our Virtual Open Event Speaking on the BBC Radio Shropshire breakfast show, the 16-year-old said she was […]