Telford College News

  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]

  11. 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 […]

  12. 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 […]

  13. 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 […]

  14. 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 […]

  15. 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. […]

  16. 15 March 2021

    Is that a Banksy? Ellie plays the imitation game

    Telford College art students have been recreating iconic images as part of a project examining the modern-day forms of ‘fast fashion’. As part of the project, the level three students analysed some of the different creative processes which are used by an array of street artists. Apply to start your art course in September Find […]

  17. 09 March 2021

    Exciting future beckons for budding movie-maker Magnus

    A Telford College media student has been praised for his ‘incredible work’ on a new music video for a professional rock star, which has been viewed by fans all over the world. Magnus Kvaerndrup storyboarded, directed, edited – and even starred – in the video for a song on Brian Meacham’s new album. Brian, originally […]

  18. 05 March 2021

    Telford College tutors to deliver Covid vaccines

    Two Telford College tutors will begin helping to deliver Covid vaccines across Shropshire this month after completing their official training. Elaine Colley and Tracy Leah, from the health and social care department, will join vaccination volunteers working at Telford International Centre and Shrewsbury Indoor Bowls Centre. Find Health and Social Care courses HERE Apply to […]

  19. 04 March 2021

    Details announced for phased return to college

    Telford College has published details of how the gradual return of students will begin to operate from Monday March 8. All students will this week receive dates and times for their first day back on site, and be expected to take a lateral flow Covid test before commencing classroom activities. Apply now to start in […]

  20. 03 March 2021

    Warm welcome for extra apprenticeship funding

    Telford College has welcomed the Government’s extension of the cash bonus scheme for hiring apprentices. The financial incentives were first introduced in August, offering firms £2,000 to take on apprentices aged 16-24, or £1,500 for those aged 25 or over. Now, that figure is set to rise to £3,000 in April – regardless of an […]

  21. 02 March 2021

    Owzat for a fantastic apprenticeship opportunity?

    Cricket Shropshire, the body responsible for managing all levels of recreational cricket in the county, has recruited its first apprentice through Telford College. Maisie Rushton, former Idsall school student, has joined the staff to help reinforce the board’s provision and support for the fastest growing format of the game in Shropshire – women and girls’ […]

  22. 01 March 2021

    Praise for college’s ‘second to none’ safety measures

    A top Shropshire businessman has praised Telford College’s ‘second to none’ safety measures after visiting the Covid testing centre on campus. Paul Hinkins, managing director of Business Watch Guarding Limited, also chairs Telford Business Board, and has served on the board of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership. He currently chairs Telford College’s corporation, and visited […]

  23. 26 February 2021

    College involved in UK Gatsby Foundation study on work-based learning

    Telford College is one of a small number of further education colleges in the UK chosen to take part in a new Gatsby Foundation study exploring best practice for the delivery of apprenticeships. The study is being funded by The Gatsby Foundation, set up by David Sainsbury, to realise his charitable objectives across a range […]

  24. 23 February 2021

    Billy’s musical journey is an inspiration to others

    A Shropshire student who began his educational journey at Telford College has been described as an inspiration to others, after progressing onto a PhD course at a top university. Billy Price, from Apley, is now studying towards a doctorate in music at the University of Liverpool, having already graduated with first-class BA honours and Masters […]

  25. 22 February 2021

    Phased return to college will begin from March 8

    Telford College will be taking a safety-first approach to welcoming students back onto campus after the Government announced its roadmap to the lifting of coronavirus restrictions. The college said it would be carrying out a carefully phased return of students from March 8, working in close collaboration with students, staff and unions. Find more information […]

  26. 18 February 2021

    More awards recognition for ‘unsung hero’ Elaine

    Telford College health and social care tutor Elaine Colley has picked up another award. Elaine, who was a winner at last year’s Shropshire Chamber Champion Awards after going back to the NHS to help on the hospital front line, has now received a certificate of recognition from Telford & Wrekin. More than 300 individuals and […]

  27. 15 February 2021

    Charlotte has her sights set on a media career

    Teenager Charlotte Bowering has her sights set on a career in the media after taking on a marketing and promotions role at a Shropshire school. Charlotte, from Gnosall, is working at Castle House School in Newport as part of a Business Administration apprenticeship. The 18-year-old, who also holds a 1st Dan black belt in karate, […]

  28. 12 February 2021

    Miles is motoring ahead with his apprenticeship

    Shropshire motor dealership TJ Vickers has recruited a new apprentice in its accounts department. Miles McKie, 19, from Bridgnorth is among nearly 100 apprentices to have been placed with local employers by Telford College since the start of lockdown. Find out what’s happening this week HERE Apply for a current vacancy HERE He has taken […]

  29. 11 February 2021

    Former apprentice says ‘G’day’ from Australia

    There’s no limit to where an apprenticeship can take you . . . just ask former Telford College student Jon Thursfield, who is now living the dream on the other side of the world. Jon first learned his trade as an apprentice metrology engineer with Keysight Technologies at Halesfield, while studying mechanical engineering at the […]

  30. 11 February 2021

    College hands out more laptops to help students stay online

    Telford College is handing out another 249 laptops to help vulnerable or disadvantaged students stay connected while studying at home. The laptops are being delivered to students in receipt of bursaries, on outreach programmes, or deemed to be disadvantaged or vulnerable. It will take the total number of laptops distributed by the college since the […]

  31. 11 February 2021

    Apprenticeship is the pathway to an NHS career for Laura

    The staff wellbeing advisor at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust says she is proof of how an apprenticeship can be a fantastic pathway to a successful career. Laura Westcott, from Tibberton near Newport, knew she didn’t want to follow her friends by going to university, and started exploring other avenues. Find out what’s happening […]

  32. 10 February 2021

    Confectionery firm to take on another new apprentice

    Award-winning confectionery company Flower & White is taking on another new apprentice, through Telford College, to further boost its operations and analytics team. The Telford-based company, which now employs more than 30 people at its base in Tweedale, is an innovator of light and indulgent, low calorie meringue confections. Find out what’s happening this week […]

  33. 09 February 2021

    Road surfacing apprentices help to keep our highways in shape

    Telford College is helping to train a new generation of road surfacing apprentices to work on maintaining the UK’s transport network. The college is working in partnership with Eurovia UK Limited to deliver the first Road Surfacing Operative qualifications of their kind in the UK. Find out what’s happening this week HERE Apply for a […]

  34. 08 February 2021

    Hundreds of apprentices placed during lockdown

    Telford College’s apprenticeship team has continued to engage with new employers and place young people into exciting careers, despite the challenges of the Covid-19 lockdown. Since August last year, the college has engaged with more than 80 new local companies, and placed close to 300 new apprentices in positions where they can earn while they […]

  35. 05 February 2021

    Elaine to speak at International Women’s Day event

    Telford College health and social care tutor Elaine Colley will be part of a power-packed line-up of guest speakers for a special event to mark International Women’s Day. The afternoon of online networking from 2pm-4pm on March 8, has been organised by Shropshire Chamber of Commerce. Reserve your place for September HERE Find our full […]

  36. 04 February 2021

    Former student helps to create AstraZeneca Covid vaccine

    A former Telford College student has played a pivotal role in the development of the new AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. Jordan Barrett is part of a team of scientists who have been working 14 hours a day to make the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine a reality. Apply to study science at Telford College in September Find our […]

  37. 04 February 2021

    New mum Freya means business after switching courses

    A Telford mum has a human resources career in her sights after returning to college to complete her business studies. Freya Joyce initially enrolled at Telford College to study childcare, but realised after her first year that it wasn’t for her. For more details about Telford College’s business courses, click here Apply to start in […]

  38. 04 February 2021

    Telford College is ‘going live’ for National Apprenticeships Week

    Telford College is laying on a series of webinars and Facebook live sessions as part of a busy programme of activities during National Apprenticeships Week. Click here to find more information on apprenticeship week   The campaign aims to shine a light on some of the amazing work being done by employers and apprentices, and the […]

  39. 01 February 2021

    International acclaim for former Telford College student

    A former Telford College student says she is ‘so incredibly proud’ after receiving international acclaim for her photographic work. Budding photographer Amy Bray, 31, is opening a new family portrait studio in Wellington after reaching the final of the fiercely contested Guild of Photographers Image of the Year competition which attracted 16,000 top class entries […]

  40. 01 February 2021

    Pamela is inspired to support young children

    When Pamela Thomas was looking for a stepping stone into a teaching  assistant career, she found the perfect solution right on her doorstep – at Telford College. Pamela, from Lawley, had been working as secretary of her husband’s business while her children were young. “I became interested in supporting teaching and learning as when my […]

  41. 27 January 2021

    New Engineering Hub strengthens college’s business links

    Telford College has launched a new Engineering Hub to build on its close working relationships with companies in the local manufacturing and production sector. The Hub has been created to provide an opportunity for engineering businesses to feed directly into the college’s curriculum planning, and share best practice. Among the big-name Shropshire employers already signed […]

  42. 21 January 2021

    College welcomes new ‘Skills for Jobs’ white paper

    Telford College has welcomed the Government’s latest proposals to reshape the delivery of post-16 education – saying it is already ‘ahead of the game’ with many of the changes being proposed. The much-anticipated Skills for Jobs FE White Paper was published this morning, setting out new funding and accountability structures for colleges and training providers. […]

  43. 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 […]

  44. 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 […]

  45. 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 […]

  46. 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 […]

  47. 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 […]

  48. 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 […]

  49. 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 […]

  50. 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 […]

  51. 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 […]

  52. 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 […]

  53. 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 […]

  54. 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 […]

  55. 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 […]

  56. 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, […]

  57. 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 […]

  58. 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 […]

  59. 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 […]

  60. 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 […]