Telford College News

  1. 20 January 2021

    Sports students get chance to quiz Wolves star

    Telford College sports students enjoyed an exclusive question-and-answer session with a Premier League football star during an online link-up to the Wolverhampton Wanderers training ground. Belgian midfielder Leander Dendoncker took time out to speak to a group of students on the college’s level three BTEC sports course. Telford College has been running sports performance and […]

  2. 19 January 2021

    Covid-19 continues to present many challenges for the education sector

    Covid-19 continues to present many challenges for the education sector. But it’s vital to ensure that Shropshire’s young people – the workforce of tomorrow – are not disadvantaged or left behind. We have transformed the way we deliver learning over the past year, and have robust plans in place to see us through the rest […]

  3. 19 January 2021

    Providing students with certainty for the year ahead

    Telford College is seeking to remove uncertainty and doubts for students by setting out a detailed curriculum plan for the rest of the academic year – and beyond. “We are receiving a lot of questions about what the next few weeks might have in store, and how the college will be operating after the half […]

  4. 15 January 2021

    It’s prime time: Maths masterclasses offer a chance to shine

    Telford College is running a new series of maths masterclasses to give secondary school students a taste of what lies in store on the A level curriculum. “If you’ve got your sights set on A level maths, these are the perfect opportunity to come and show us that you’ve got what it takes,” said the […]

  5. 15 January 2021

    Helping managers to improve their leadership skills

    Telford College is helping a group of senior staff members from Schneider Electric UK to improve their management and leadership skills. Filipe Tavares, Sam Kavanagh and Martin Stanton have signed up for one of the college’s leadership and management development programmes. Register for our Virtual Open event on 20th January – click here  Apply to […]

  6. 13 January 2021

    Wolves courses improve students as players – and people

    It isn’t just within the football club that aspiring young hopefuls can progress through the ranks at Wolverhampton Wanderers FC to pursue their chosen career path. Projects run by Wolves Foundation, in conjunction with Telford College, offer participants the chance to create and follow their own journey towards working in many different areas in the […]

  7. 12 January 2021

    ‘It all feels very safe’: Covid testing allows students to sit exams

    Telford College students have praised the safety procedures in place on campus after being Covid tested before sitting their exams. The college has turned its sports hall into a Covid testing centre, offering daily tests to staff and students. Apply to study a course in September Register for our 20th January Virtual Open Event here […]

  8. 12 January 2021

    Virtual open event will showcase courses and facilities

    Telford College is holding a virtual open event next week to showcase its university-standard facilities and latest range of courses. The event, from 6pm-8pm on January 20, includes in-depth looks at the college’s A level centre, vocational areas, plus apprenticeships, special educational needs and disability (SEND) provision. Click HERE to register  Click HERE to download […]

  9. 07 January 2021

    Covid testing centre is opened at Telford College

    Telford College has opened a new Covid testing centre on campus, offering daily tests to staff and students. Principal Graham Guest was first to have a test in the centre, which has been created to help ensure students are not disadvantaged through the latest stage of the pandemic. Join the college in September, APPLY to […]

  10. 06 January 2021

    Common sense decision shows confidence in teachers

    Telford College has welcomed news that teachers’ estimated grades will be used to replace cancelled GCSEs and A levels this summer. Principal and chief executive Graham Guest said he was delighted to hear education secretary Gavin Williamson tell MPs he would ‘trust in teachers rather than algorithms’ this time. Last year’s attempts to find an […]

  11. 06 January 2021

    Vocational exams continue under strict Covid-safe conditions

    A small number of exams are continuing at Telford College this week, under stricter-than-ever Covid-19 safety regulations. Although A level and GCSE exams have been cancelled for this year, various technical and vocational exams are continuing. Apply here to reserve your place for September 2021 Register for our next Virtual Open Event HERE – limited […]

  12. 05 January 2021

    A level and GCSE government announcement

    The government announced last night, that the planned A level and GCSE exams scheduled for this summer would not go ahead as planned. However, another form of assessment will take its place. As of yet, we do not have any further information as to what form these assessments may take, we will of course keep […]

  13. 04 January 2021

    College pledges maximum support for students

    Telford College has pledged to do everything in its power to minimise disruption to learning as the UK goes into another coronavirus lockdown. The college says it will immediately revert to a remote learning curriculum for the vast majority of students – as it did successfully during the original lockdown last spring. The management team […]

  14. 04 January 2021

    COVID Update January 4th 2021 – Returning to College

    From January 5, 2021 The following students will access the college site: Vulnerable students Students with an EHCP Students of key workers Students who have exams must book in at reception 30 minutes prior to their exam Students who are at risk of not completing their programme All other students will be expected to engage in online learning, […]

  15. 04 January 2021

    Bright sparks begin their electrical apprenticeship training

    A new intake of electrical installation and maintenance apprentices have begun their training at Telford College. They are on a three-year programme, studying for an advanced level three qualification. Apply for an apprenticeship here Find our electrical courses here Register for our next Open Event here The trainees come from a range of businesses in […]

  16. 04 January 2021

    A new career for Sarah, where every day is different

    Working at a Shropshire primary school is a world away from her previous career as a high-flying London advertising agency director – but Sarah Kennils is loving her change of career. The 41-year-old is now combining a supporting teaching and learning course at Telford College with a part-time job at Much Wenlock Church of England […]

  17. 30 December 2020

    Telford College responds to Government announcement

    A staggered start to the new term with vulnerable and level one students returning from this week. Telford College principal Graham Guest said: “Any students with exams scheduled before January 18 will still be invited into college, and we will be getting in touch with them soon with more details. “We will also be open […]

  18. 21 December 2020

    Former student Rob becomes the voice of tourism in Moldova

    A former Telford College student has become the voice of tourism promotion in the Republic of Moldova. Coal miner’s son Rob Ford studied history, politics, law and economics at the college from 1989-91, and is now director of the Heritage International School in the capital city of Chisinau. Feeling inspired to study A levels in […]

  19. 21 December 2020

    Retirement is on the menu for long-serving catering assistant

    Telford College has said goodbye to one of its longest serving members of staff. Chris Price has clocked up 30 years of service as part of the catering team at the Haybridge campus. The catering assistant said she had really enjoyed her time at the college, and said she had seen many changes in the […]

  20. 18 December 2020

    Santa gets locked in Telford College’s escape room!

    Christmas has been saved . . . but only after Santa managed to solve a series of cryptic challenges to find his way out of an escape room at Telford College. Become part of our college family in September 2021, APPLY here Register for our first On-site Open Event in 2021 HERE Find the course […]

  21. 18 December 2020

    Apprenticeship opportunities at Telford bakery

    A bakery is working with Telford College to offer a series of apprenticeship opportunities. Telford-based Flower & White is the latest business to support the Ladder For Shropshire campaign to help get people on the career ladder. Find out more about apprenticeships HERE Have a look at our live vacancies  The apprenticeships will be delivered […]

  22. 16 December 2020

    Kris delivers a tasty Christmas treat for students and staff

    A Wellington bakery has said a big thank you to Telford College for supporting their business – and other independent Shropshire businesses – in the run-up to Christmas. The college has ordered more than 300 slices of cake from Nanny’s Craft Bakery in Crown Street, to give out as a festive gift to students and […]

  23. 15 December 2020

    College ‘digital hub’ at the heart of £25 million funding bid

    Telford has submitted a £25 million bid to government to help deliver a series of projects that aim to change lives and bring communities together, the Station Quarter. A key element of the Telford Towns Fund proposals is a ‘digital skills hub’ to be delivered by Telford College and the University of Wolverhampton. Register for […]

  24. 15 December 2020

    Caitlin is loving her change in career direction

    A Telford student’s change of career direction has given her a whole new taste for competition. Caitlin Steventon, 18, from Hadley, is on a hairdressing course at Telford College after deciding to change her direction of study last year. Find out more about our hairdressing courses HERE Register for our next Open Event HERE Apply […]

  25. 10 December 2020

    Free training programmes will aid the fightback from Covid-19

    Telford College has launched a new series of free training programmes designed to get local people who have lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic back into work. More than 5,000 adults are set to benefit from free training over the next year in a major new programme, funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority, […]

  26. 10 December 2020

    College delivers Christmas cheer to independent traders

    Telford College has delivered Christmas cheer to a group of independent Shropshire retailers by placing big festive gift orders. The college wanted to reward students for their efforts at the end of a challenging term – and provide a boost to local businesses at the same time. From Newport, it has placed big orders with […]

  27. 08 December 2020

    A first class nursing experience for Chloe

    A Shropshire nurse who achieved a first class honours degree says her time at Telford College helped to set her on the road to success. Register for our January Open Event here Find Higher Education options here Apply for Higher Education here Chloe Dodd is now working at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford on […]

  28. 08 December 2020

    Giant banner says a huge ‘thank you’ to staff

    Telford College students have said a huge thank you to tutors for helping to keep their education on track throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. A huge banner has been displayed at the Haybridge campus in Wellington, saying: “To our staff: A big thank you – you are wonderful frontline heroes.” Register for our Open Event 20th […]

  29. 04 December 2020

    Education secretary praises Telford College’s hub plans

    Education secretary Gavin Williamson has welcomed Telford College’s plans to open a new Maths and Digital Education and Enterprise Hub in the town centre. The plans, part of Telford’s growing ‘station quarter’, are a collaboration between the college, Telford & Wrekin Council, and other partners. From January, a pilot Telford College project will be up […]

  30. 04 December 2020

    College welcomes early decision on 2021 exam plans

    Telford College has welcomed the Government’s early decision on the structure of GCSE and A level exams next year. Extra measures designed to ‘boost fairness and support students’ will be used in the summer, including advance notice for students on some of the areas to be covered. Students taking vocational and technical qualifications will also […]

  31. 02 December 2020

    Plans to launch women’s rugby team at Telford College

    A sporty student whose rugby skills have attracted the interest of international scouts has her sights set on creating a new women’s team at Telford College. Leah Wells, 16, who is studying health and social care at Telford College, started playing rugby at the age of 12, and represented her home county of Leicestershire.  Find […]

  32. 30 November 2020

    Entrepreneur Ruth is putting her skills to good use

    A Telford teenager has put her entrepreneurial skills to good use during her time at college, and has her sights set on a career in business management. Click HERE to find out more about our business courses Register for our next Open Event NOW Apply for September 2021 HERE Ruth Abbotts, a former Telford Priory […]

  33. 25 November 2020

    College is ready to play a pivotal role in Covid-19 recovery

    Telford College has welcomed Government initiatives to help further education colleges play a pivotal role in rebuilding and re-skilling the economy as the UK recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic. Graham Guest, principal and chief executive, was speaking after the Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review, presented this afternoon by Chancellor Rishi Sunak. Register for our Interactive Virtual […]

  34. 24 November 2020

    Telford College to expand into in the town’s ‘station quarter’

    Telford College is looking to set up a base in the town’s fast-growing ‘station quarter’ to deliver an exciting new range of maths and digital courses. The Maths & Digital Education and Enterprise Hub plans are a collaboration between the college, Telford & Wrekin Council, and other partners. From January, a pilot project will be […]

  35. 20 November 2020

    Music students to perform at Shropshire Business Awards

    Teford College music students will be performing at the 20th anniversary of the Shropshire Chamber Business Awards tonight. Four performances will be included in the live stream of the event, which can be viewed at shropshirebusinessawards.co.uk from 6.30pm. Find our fantastic music courses here Apply to start in September 2021 How can businesses support our […]

  36. 18 November 2020

    Early years study gives Sarah a new lease of life

    A Telford College student has put the threat of redundancy behind her and been given ‘a new lease of life’ in the care sector. Sarah Roberts, 22, from Shrewsbury, initially started a business course, but switched to a level three early years programme after a year – and hasn’t looked back since. Find our Higher […]

  37. 17 November 2020

    Staff, students and parents to star in virtual open event

    Telford College is holding a virtual open event this week to showcase its university-standard facilities and range of courses for the next academic year. The event includes in-depth looks at the college’s vocational areas, plus apprenticeships, and special educational needs and disability (SEND) provision. Register for our Virtual Open Event here Reserve your place to […]

  38. 13 November 2020

    Fun and games for the BBC’s Children In Need appeal

    Telford College staff and students have found creative and colourful ways of raising funds for the BBC’s Children In Need appeal. Activities around campus today included a special dance routine, with many being sponsored to wear pyjamas around campus. Register for our Virtual Open event on 18th November here Apply to start in September here […]

  39. 12 November 2020

    Remembrance service and poppy display pay tribute to our heroes

    Public uniformed services students led a Remembrance Day service at Telford College, paying tribute to the nation’s war heroes. The ceremony, which was scaled back this year to comply with Covid-19 guidelines, was held in the college sports hall and live streamed on video screens around the campus. Staff and student paused for the two-minute […]

  40. 10 November 2020

    A unique start to their NHS careers for apprentices

    A group of Telford College apprentices have had a unique start to their careers in the NHS after taking up new roles during lockdown. The students are working with Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, and received a visit at their workplace from course tutors who were delighted to see their progress so far. Apply […]

  41. 05 November 2020

    Royal seal of approval for Telford College

    Telford College has received a royal seal of approval for its efforts to help the county through this year’s Covid-19 crisis. The British Chambers of Commerce has launched a campaign to recognise the incredible work that UK businesses have been doing, in the most challenging of years. Shropshire Chamber of Commerce nominated the local businesses […]

  42. 05 November 2020

    It’s a challenging time for many young people in Telford & Wrekin right now

    It’s a challenging time for many young people in Telford & Wrekin right now, with unemployment among 16 to 24-year-olds running at a high of over 3,000. Telford College is doing its bit to help. Here on campus, as we enter another national lockdown, we are continuing to operate, and provide maximum support to students. […]

  43. 04 November 2020

    Telford College supports huge virtual careers festival

    More than 1,400 Shropshire students will get the chance to take part in a huge new virtual careers festival of its kind, which kicks off next week. Telford College is supporting the Learning Community Trust’s ‘Virtual Careers Festival’ – a two-week online event running run from November 9-20, from 3pm to 6pm each day, and […]

  44. 02 November 2020

    Business as usual for us – with staff and student safety in mind

    Responding to the Government’s announcement of a new lockdown across England from November 5th, Graham Guest, principal and chief executive of Telford College, said: “It will be business as usual at our college. “We already have stringent Covid-19 safeguarding systems in place on campus, and a significant proportion of our curriculum is now being delivered […]

  45. 28 October 2020

    Telford College offers cash incentives to local employers

    Telford College is offering Government-funded cash incentives to Shropshire employers, to give young people a helping hand with their careers. The employer engagement team is running a series of initiatives designed to help businesses recruit new staff or upskill their workforce. Access the incentives for employers scheme here And there is significant funding available for […]

  46. 23 October 2020

    Something fishy going on in the catering department…

    Catering students from Telford College cooked up a treat when they were challenged to create a fish dish worthy of a restaurant menu. The level three students were given a special timed ‘fishcake challenge’, which had to be completed using a limited number of ingredients. Find catering courses here Apply here Register for our next […]

  47. 23 October 2020

    In the pink for Breast Cancer awareness campaign

    Health and social care students at Telford College have embraced the #WearItPink campaign to help raise cash for research and care charity Breast Cancer Now. Students wore or carried something pink around campus today, and collected donations in fundraising buckets. Find health and social care courses here Apply here Find apprenticeship opportunities here  Breast Cancer […]

  48. 19 October 2020

    Kayleigh is building a better future for her family

    Mother-of-four Kayleigh Parsons says completing an access to higher education course in social science at Telford College has helped her build a better future for her family. She has now moved onto the University of Wolverhampton to study geography, urban environments and climate change, working towards a master’s degree in emergency and disaster management. Find […]

  49. 19 October 2020

    College hands out more laptops to help students stay online

    Telford College is handing out dozens more laptops to help vulnerable or disadvantaged students to access learning and stay connected while studying at home. More than 30 laptops are being delivered this week to students who are in receipt of bursaries, on outreach programmes, or deemed to be disadvantaged or vulnerable. Register here for our […]

  50. 12 October 2020

    College responds to announcement of new exam rules

    The Government has announced that next summer’s A levels and GCSEs in England will be going ahead – but with reduced content and a delayed start date. Most exams will now begin during the second week of June, rather than the usual start date of mid-May, in a bid to make up for lost teaching […]

  51. 12 October 2020

    Mental health and wellbeing sessions spread #BeKind message

    Experts from mental health charity, Mind, are delivering a ground-breaking new course in mental health awareness to Telford College students. The course is covering a range of issues including anxiety, depression, self-harm, active listening, confidentiality, and safeguarding. Apply for a place at Telford College here Find our range of apprenticeships here Register for our next […]

  52. 08 October 2020

    Virtual open event will showcase college facilities

    Telford College is showcasing its A level and higher education courses in a special virtual open event next week. It will give prospective students an opportunity to explore the university-style campus, and follows the success of a similar online event this summer, which previewed the new curriculum for 2020/21. Register for our virtual open event […]

  53. 08 October 2020

    College signs up to deliver new Kickstart jobs scheme

    Telford College has signed up to become a ‘gateway’ for the Government’s new Kickstart scheme, which is providing fully-subsidised job opportunities for young people. Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled the scheme as part of the Government’s Plan for Jobs, pledging £2 billion to create new, fully subsidised jobs for young people. Register for the Kickstart scheme […]

  54. 08 October 2020

    Open Event Registration

  55. 05 October 2020

    Hospital apprenticeship is just the tonic for Chloe

    An apprenticeship in the healthcare industry has been just the tonic for Telford College student Chloe Gray. The 18-year-old, from Shrewsbury, is currently completing a level two business administration qualification based at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. Find apprenticeship opportunities here Register for our open event here Apply before October half term and you could still […]

  56. 29 September 2020

    Hospital admin role for apprentice Natasha

    Natasha Rawlings is helping to recruit staff for Shropshire’s hospitals – and says taking on an apprenticeship is the best career decision she’s ever made. The 26-year-old, a former The Priory School, Shrewsbury, student is studying business administration at Telford College. Apply to start your apprenticeship here Find our business studies and admin courses here […]

  57. 29 September 2020

    Graham Guest Telford Journal Column September 2020

    Well, the new academic year is now safely up and running – and I’m delighted with the way in which everyone has pulled together to adapt college life to these challenging times. Students have been incredibly respectful of the Covid-19 safety measures and policies we have put in place around our campus, and understanding of […]

  58. 28 September 2020

    Support services at college – Togetherall

    Telford College has access to Togetherall – a free online mental health service available to all staff and students at Telford College. The service provides its users with a place of safety without judgement for people to support each other, whilst acknowledging mental health does not discriminate. Find more information about support services here Togetherall […]

  59. 24 September 2020

    Muller bosses meet and greet their new apprentices

    Senior managers from yoghurt giant Muller have visited Telford College to meet and greet the company’s latest cohort of apprentices. The college’s relationship with the Market Drayton-based company goes back many years. Considering an apprenticeship? Click here to find new vacancies and apply Discover our engineering courses here Register for our next Open Event here […]

  60. 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 […]