Telford College News

  1. 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. […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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’ […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]

  11. 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 […]

  12. 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 […]

  13. 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 […]

  14. 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 […]

  15. 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 […]

  16. 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 […]

  17. 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 […]

  18. 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 […]

  19. 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 […]

  20. 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 […]

  21. 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 […]

  22. 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 […]

  23. 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 […]

  24. 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, […]

  25. 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 […]

  26. 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 […]

  27. 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 […]

  28. 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 […]

  29. 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 […]

  30. 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 […]

  31. 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 […]

  32. 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 […]

  33. 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 […]

  34. 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 […]

  35. 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 […]

  36. 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 […]

  37. 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 […]

  38. 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 […]

  39. 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 […]

  40. 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 […]

  41. 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 […]

  42. 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 […]

  43. 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 […]

  44. 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 […]

  45. 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 […]

  46. 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 […]

  47. 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 […]

  48. 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 […]

  49. 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 […]

  50. 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, […]

  51. 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 […]

  52. 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 […]

  53. 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 […]

  54. 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 […]

  55. 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 […]

  56. 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 […]

  57. 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 […]

  58. 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 Telford College currently offers 38 different types of apprenticeship, and works with some of the […]

  59. 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 […]

  60. 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 […]