Telford College News

  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 26 May 2020

    ‘Virtual’ open event will showcase campus, and new courses

    Telford College is holding a ‘virtual’ open event next week to showcase its university-standard facilities and new courses for the next academic year. The event, which launches on June 3, will include in-depth looks at the college’s different curriculum areas, and a chance to hear from students and staff. An interactive map will allow prospective […]

  5. 22 May 2020

    Creating a safe environment for students and staff

    Telford College has outlined the measures being put in place to allow students and staff to safely return to the campus in June. Principal and chief executive Graham Guest says he does not envisage large numbers attending the Haybridge campus for the remainder of the academic year. But he said detailed systems were still being […]

  6. 21 May 2020

    Elaine speaks of ‘challenging’ time on the NHS front line

    Telford College health and social care tutor Elaine Colley has spoken of her emotional experiences on the NHS front line after returning to help the fight against Covid-19. Elaine, who qualified as a nurse in 1995, has been teaching at Telford College for the past 13 years. Interested in becoming a keyworker? Register for our […]

  7. 19 May 2020

    Ethan’s lockdown music video has an important message

    Music student Ethan Slack-Wynn has used his time in lockdown to produce a music video for a song he recorded as part of his Telford College studies. Shrewsbury-born Ethan, who now lives in Donnington, recorded a cover of the Crowded House hit ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’, which he felt contained a perfect message to lift […]

  8. 15 May 2020

    There’s lots of love for Telford’s mysterious hearts

    Mysterious crochet hearts have been appearing on popular walking routes around Telford, urging people to support local charities which are helping people through the Covid-19 crisis. They’ve become a big talking point on social media, with people asking: “Where are they coming from, and who is behind it?” Find out more about our virtual open […]

  9. 14 May 2020

    College laptops are keeping home-working students online

    Telford College has stepped in to provide vital IT support to students who are unable to access technology or the internet while studying at home. It has taken delivery of 20 new laptops and internet dongles, which are now being delivered to students identified as being most in need of support. Find out more about […]

  10. 13 May 2020

    College is recognised for its Covid-19 support

    Telford College has been named as a ‘Chamber Champion’ in recognition of its work supporting the community through the Covid-19 crisis. The initiative has been set up by Shropshire Chamber of Commerce to recognise organisations going above and beyond the call of duty to offer help. Apply to start a course in September HERE Find […]

  11. 13 May 2020

    Art student Ruby creates a gem of an idea

    Young designer Ruby Phillips is hoping to see her work in the gardens of a Shropshire stately home after coming up with a ‘fabulous idea’ for an outdoor art installation. The 17-year-old, from Ketley, is nearing the end of her level two art and design course at Telford College, and looking forward to moving onto […]

  12. 11 May 2020

    Shannon is loving life as a front-line carer

    Telford College health and social care student Shannon Yorke has joined the army of carers offering front-line support to vulnerable people during the Covid-19 crisis. The 19-year-old was taken on by the Morris Care centre in Wellington after impressing during her first-year college placement, and has been working there ever since. Start your health career […]

  13. 07 May 2020

    Exam results 2020: How is it all going to work?

    Students who were due to sit important exams this summer have had their plans thrown into chaos by the Covid-19 lockdown. But the situation regarding methods for calculating and awarding grades is now becoming clearer. We’re still taking online applications for new students starting in September, click HERE Find vocational and A level course options […]

  14. 06 May 2020

    Taking the positives from home schooling challenge

    Telford College hair and beauty technician Natalie Dodd has been speaking about the challenges – and benefits – of combining part-time work with home schooling her two children. Natalie, 35, from Lawley, said despite the challenges, it was nice to be able to spend more time with her children Freya, 11, and Oliver, 10, in […]

  15. 05 May 2020

    Phoebe cooks up treats in her home kitchen

    Teenage chef Phoebe Braddock has been cooking up some culinary treats as part of her home study routine. The level one catering student, from Red Lake, has been donning her Telford College chef’s whites to rustle up recipes in her own kitchen, while keeping in regular touch with her tutors. We’re still taking online applications, […]

  16. 04 May 2020

    ‘Returning to college is the best decision I’ve ever made…’

    It was only after becoming a mother that Lauren Newbold realised what she truly wanted to do as a career. The 39-year-old, who moved to Shropshire in 2008, enrolled on a level two supporting teaching and learning course at Telford College – and hasn’t looked back. Apply to start in September HERE Teaching assistant courses […]

  17. 29 April 2020

    Abby’s loving her action-packed change of direction

    Abby Andrews is looking forward to the end of lockdown, so she can pursue her dream of a career in the armed forces.  The 17-year-old is currently in her second year at Telford College, having switched from her first-year childcare course to study public uniformed services instead. Apply to start in September HERE Find our […]

  18. 28 April 2020

    Second apprenticeships webinar is planned

    Telford College is to host a second webinar to highlight the growing range of job opportunities for apprentices. It follows the success of a first session, which attracted more than 140 people, and has already started to generate some important new partnerships. Find our apprenticeship vacancies HERE Start a full time course in September, click […]

  19. 27 April 2020

    Lindsey’s top tips for home studying

    A member of Telford College’s student council has compiled a list of top tips to help home study go smoothly. Lindsey Ellis, from Hadley, is a level five HND computing student who is keeping in touch with tutors and fellow students through online portals such as the Discord Teaching Platform. We are taking online applications […]

  20. 24 April 2020

    College donates the ‘write’ stuff to hospital

    It’s not just personal protective equipment (PPE) that hospitals are crying out for right now. The Princess Royal Hospital is also finding itself short of crucial stationery supplies – and that’s where Telford College has stepped in. We’re still taking online applications to start in September, use this LINK FIND course options HERE Discover our […]

  21. 23 April 2020

    Jeumari hopes to follow in his mother’s nursing footsteps

    Health and social care student Jeumari Ayson is hoping to follow in his mother’s footsteps by becoming an NHS nurse. The 17-year-old former Hadley Learning Community student is one of just a handful of male students on the current Telford College course. Discover our health and social care courses HERE Apply for your health and […]

  22. 21 April 2020

    College staff rally to help their local communities

    Telford College staff are rallying round to support their local communities through the Covid-19 crisis. Kim Scott-Webster, Louisa Maddock, and Lynn Hughes from the employer engagement team are among the latest to get involved, alongside Kelly Radford from the quality and exams area, and industry placement lead Lois Breen. We’re taking online applications on this […]

  23. 20 April 2020

    Meet apprentices and employers on Telford College webinar

    Telford College is hosting a special webinar to highlight job opportunities for apprentices – and give employers chance to meet some potential candidates. It starts at 1.30pm on Wednesday, April 22. To register and receive the link, go to www.telfordcollege.ac.uk/webinar. Telford College currently offers 38 different types of apprenticeship, and works with some of the […]

  24. 16 April 2020

    Terri’s fast-track to a fantastic new career

    When Terri Edwards was made redundant from a job in retail management, it was the perfect opportunity to change direction and pursue the career of her dreams. The 42-year-old, from Madeley, signed onto a fast-track level two hairdressing course at Telford College, and says she has loved every minute of it. She has already earned […]

  25. 09 April 2020

    Video lessons keep automotive learning on track

    Automotive engineering students might not be getting into their cars right now – but that hasn’t stopped Telford College tutors from delivering the curriculum. A series of videos have been produced for a private college Youtube channel, allowing the team to lead students through audio-visual tutorials in their own homes. APPLY ONLINE TODAY for automotive […]

  26. 09 April 2020

    ‘Brave’ tutor Elaine returns to the NHS front line

    A Telford College health and social care tutor has returned to the NHS front line to help the fight against Covid-19. Elaine Colley has started work on the respiratory ward at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton, and been praised by colleagues for her bravery. She joins several other past and present health and social care […]

  27. 08 April 2020

    Unfinished business for isolated artist Hayley

    Art student Hayley Hannaford is refusing to let social isolation prevent her from completing her exam work. The 17-year-old Telford College A level student has been turning her home into a makeshift studio. Find our art courses HERE We’re still taking applications, APPLY now and reserve your place for September Considering an apprenticeship? Click HERE […]

  28. 06 April 2020

    Prizes to be won in ‘Lockdown Lowdown’ writing competition

    Telford College has launched a new creative writing competition for students, with a prize pot worth more than £200. The college has teamed up with local company Thermserve to create the ‘Lockdown Lowdown: Inspiration In Isolation’ challenge. Interested in APPLYING for September, do it HERE Start an apprenticeship this summer, find our vacancies HERE Find  […]

  29. 05 April 2020

    College tutors are ‘Sewing for the NHS’

    A group of Telford College tutors have taken up the challenge to ‘Sew for the NHS’. Art and design tutor Anna Dowdall has been joined by creative colleagues Monique Cronje, Claire Routledge, Paulette Kupiec, and Anna Bartlett – who has also recruited her elderly mother to help out too! Our application process is still open, […]

  30. 03 April 2020

    **Urgent Exams Update – GCSE & A Level News**

    We have had a little more information on how your GCSE/A Levels will be awarded. As outlined below, the college will be working closely with the exam boards to ensure that you achieve a fair and appropriate grade for your subjects. We understand this is a worrying time, but please be reassured that the college […]

  31. 03 April 2020

    College minibuses are helping to deliver care to the elderly

    Telford College’s minibuses are being used to provide vital care for elderly and vulnerable people during the coronavirus crisis. The college has loaned its two 16-seater vehicles to The Wrekin Housing Group, to transport staff to its 10 extra care schemes, around Telford, Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Cannock, Stafford and Wolverhampton. David Wells, executive director for operational […]

  32. 02 April 2020

    Employer engagement team is maintaining links with businesses

    Telford College’s employer engagement and apprenticeships teams are maintaining links with local businesses while current restrictions are in place – and still finding job opportunities and placements for students. Working from home, the team have delivered more than 50 remote learner support sessions over the past week, including a wide range of teaching and assessment programmes. […]

  33. 31 March 2020

    Toni’s story inspires art and design students

    A former Telford College arts student has returned to share her journey through university, into a successful graphic design career. Antonia Hind, known as Toni, enrolled on a level three extended diploma course in art and design at the college in 2015, and has kept in close contact with her tutors ever since. We’re still […]

  34. 30 March 2020

    Ryan’s routine: Studying, staying fit, and speaking Japanese!

    Public services student Ryan James-Nield isn’t letting the current situation restrict his learning or exercise regime. He is combining his Telford College studies with a creative fitness regime . . . and taking the opportunity to learn a new language at the same time. Find out more about public uniformed courses HERE We’re still taking […]

  35. 30 March 2020

    Distance learning courses on offer to upskill care workers

    Telford College is helping employers upskill their staff to cope with the coronavirus crisis, by offering distance learning courses in healthcare and infection control. The programme includes a level two distance learning certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare Settings. The West Midlands Combined Authority is promoting the college’s […]

  36. 26 March 2020

    Students praise ‘brilliant’ online communication with tutors

    Telford College students have praised the systems which have been put in place allowing them to keep in touch with their tutors while working from home. Dozens of learners are now using the Discord Teaching Platform to connect with the college on a remote server. The system also offers a ‘chat community’ between students while […]

  37. 20 March 2020

    7 Steps To Home Study Success

    Set up your study space For a successful study session, you need to get in the zone. Pick out a quiet space where you can set up your laptop or computer and get your books and stationery together. Make sure your dedicated study spot is in a distraction-free part of the house – whether that’s […]

  38. 19 March 2020

    Important announcement – event cancellations

    College Announcement We’re busy making sure our students achieve during this academic year and getting ready to welcome new students this September. However, due to the recent government advice we will be cancelling the following events: Open Event – Saturday 21st March Twilight Tasters – Monday 23rd, Tuesday 24th and Thursday 26th March Apprenticeship Taster […]

  39. 19 March 2020

    GKN offers work placements to engineering students

    Engineering students from Telford College got chance to visit one of the town’s largest manufacturing companies as part of a new industry placement collaboration. Seven students spent the day with Angelo Fanourakis, chief engineer at GKN Sankey’s Hadley Castle works. The company is looking to offer work placements to three Telford College students – potentially […]

  40. 18 March 2020

    High Sheriff awards for college students

    Five Telford College students have been recognised for making a ‘significant difference to their local community’. Rebecca Copeland, Abbi Sharp, Amelia Finn, Emma Pearson and Isobel Mockett were among the winners of the 2020 High Sheriff of Shropshire’s Outstanding Young Citizen awards. The awards are given in recognition of ‘excellent and outstanding attitudes and actions’ […]

  41. 16 March 2020

    It’s CSI Telford . . . criminology students are on the case

    You don’t need to be a forensic investigator to work out why Telford College’s criminology course is proving so popular. The evidence is clear to see . . . it opens the door to some of the most exciting job opportunities around in the criminal justice system. Register for our Open Event here Find our […]

  42. 13 March 2020

    Lights, cameras, action . . . students become movie-makers

    Media and music students at Telford College are joining forces to produce a series of short films. The media students filmed and edited their footage during the first term of the year, and HND music students are now busy adding sound effects, and composing original scores. Find media courses here and APPLY Discover more about […]

  43. 12 March 2020

    COVID-19 Update

    The spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to dominate the news, with major implications for public health and the NHS. As you would expect we are monitoring developments closely for both our staff and students’ safety, and for ongoing service delivery as far as practicable we are putting in place sensible measures to ensure that […]

  44. 09 March 2020

    Niamh’s music career gets a boost from the BBC

    Before she came to Telford College, music student Niamh Turley considered herself too shy to perform in public. Now, not only is she playing live on regular occasions – including at the arrival of the Knife Angel in Telford’s Southwater – but she’s also having her songs broadcast on the BBC. Find our music courses […]

  45. 06 March 2020

    New Bridgnorth bus service to be launched

    Telford College is launching a new daily bus service to the Bridgnorth area in response to growing demand. The service will begin at the start of the new academic year in September, with pick-up points in Much Wenlock, Nordley, Broseley, Ironbridge, Coalbrookdale, and Horsehay. There will also be stops in both the High Town and […]

  46. 05 March 2020

    Support for foundation students’ pop-up shop

    Resale and recycling social enterprise Reviive, part of The Wrekin Housing Group, has pledged its ongoing support for Telford College’s foundation students. Products are chosen by the students for the college’s pop-up shop, which is also run exclusively by them and is located at the heart of college campus. The foundation department is aimed at […]

  47. 03 March 2020

    Telford College’s new NHS Hub continues to grow

    Telford College’s new NHS Hub – working with hospital trusts around the West Midlands to share best practice and highlight a range of job opportunities – is continuing to grow Members of the group held their quarterly meeting at the college campus to discuss ways of promoting the varied career opportunities available within the NHS […]

  48. 28 February 2020

    Stylish performance from Telford College hair students

    Telford College’s hairdressing students got the chance to showcase their skills on a national stage when they took part in a new competition. The Concept Hair Apprentice/Student of the Year competition has been organised by Concept Hair magazine to celebrate the UK’s best hairdressing and barbering students. Six Telford College students took part in the Midlands heats, held […]

  49. 28 February 2020

    Good Citizen award for selfless Telford College student

    A Telford College student has received a Young Good Citizen Award in recognition of her selfless behaviour and acts of kindness during an overseas trip. Nicole Stevens, 17, from Shawbirch, is on a level three public uniformed services course at the college, and earned her award for her behaviour during a wartime commemoration visit to […]

  50. 27 February 2020

    Forklift training programme is reaching new heights

    Telford College’s sector-based work academy for warehouse and forklift operators, helping unemployed people to get back into jobs, is going from strength to strength. The programme is delivered in conjunction with Wolverhampton Jobcentre, supporting jobseekers across the Black Country into a career in the growing warehousing and logistics industry. Learn more about pre-employment courses here  […]

  51. 27 February 2020

    College is ready for take-off at Apprenticeship Show

    Telford College will be showcasing some of its cutting-edge virtual reality training equipment at the town’s Apprenticeship, Employment and Skills Show next week. Visitors to the college’s stand at Telford’s International Centre on March 5 will be able to take their seat in a flight simulator, use the latest technology to see inside a human […]

  52. 25 February 2020

    Return to education is ‘very special and rewarding’

    David Martin admits that going back into education in his thirties was daunting – but he says his time at Telford College has been enjoyable and hugely rewarding. Bridgnorth-raised David has lived in Telford for the past 14 years, and is currently the warehouse and distribution manager at manufacturing firm Epwin. Don’t forget to register […]

  53. 24 February 2020

    Confidence-boosting legal apprenticeship for Amna

    A Shropshire law firm has taken on a new apprentice, and given her the opportunity to take her first steps on the career ladder. Amna Fiaz has joined Martin-Kaye Solicitors at their head office in Euston Way, Telford, as a Level 3 business administration apprentice working alongside her studies at Telford College. Find our new […]

  54. 18 February 2020

    Family business cashes in on Caroline’s studies

    Caroline Partridge has been helping to grow her family-run software company, devProcess in Newport, since its formation 20 years ago. Don’t forget to register for the AAT Information event on Saturday 21st March 10.30 – 12.30 Initially she helped with editing of software manuals and marketing materials while raising a young family, but when her […]

  55. 14 February 2020

    Appliance of science: students keen to make a difference

    Telford College’s applied science students have revealed how they are looking to make a difference to the lives of both people, and animals, when they complete their studies. The class of 2020 have already received numerous offers from top universities when their courses are complete this summer, and have been talking about their career hopes. […]

  56. 12 February 2020

    Science laboratory trip for biology students

    Biology students from Telford College’s 7th form got the chance to see cutting-edge science in action when they attended a ‘microscopy masterclass’. The group were invited to tour the laboratories at the Rosalind Franklin Building, which is part of the University of Wolverhampton.  It has three huge 90-seater teaching laboratories where students work alongside research staff […]

  57. 06 February 2020

    New one-stop shop for post-16 learning

    A new online portal has been launched to promote high quality post-16 education and training across Telford & Wrekin. Telford1619.com brings together information on hundreds of learning opportunities, from A level and BTEC courses to apprenticeships, City & Guilds, and many other specialist programmes. It demonstrates the power and value of collaboration and co-operation between […]

  58. 06 February 2020

    Lucy returns to boost her accounting qualifications

    Lucy Dorricott has enjoyed studying so much at Telford College that she’s now enrolled on no fewer than four separate occasions. Don’t forget to register for the AAT Information event on Saturday 21st March 10.30 – 12.30 Lucy, from Lawley, works at Right Connections UK Limited, which specialises in supplying towbar wiring kits.   Her […]

  59. 05 February 2020

    Apprenticeship support for expanding care company

    An expanding Shropshire care company is working closely with Telford College to recruit new apprentice carers. Affinity Homecare has moved into larger premises on Shrewsbury Business Park after outgrowing the location where it was launched five years ago. Apply for an apprenticeship HERE Looking for a care course? Click HERE Are you an employer, click […]

  60. 29 January 2020

    Students help to bring Narnia to life

    Telford College students have helped to create the sets for a live theatre performance of classic children’s story The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Drama group CentreStage has transformed St Andrew’s Church in Shifnal into a theatre for performances of the famous CS Lewis story on January 31 and February 1. The play takes […]