A level and vocational courses to be showcased at open event

Published: January 20, 2020

Telford College will be showcasing its new range of A level, vocational and apprenticeship courses at an open event next week.

As well as meeting staff and students, it is a chance to visit the college’s state-of-the-art virtual and augmented reality suite, which will be demonstrating some of its cutting-edge technology.

The open event runs from 5pm to 7.30pm on Wednesday, January 22. Prospective students, and their parents, will be able to learn about the college’s 7th Form, plus apprenticeships, and full and part-time vocational programmes.

Tom Ollivier from Newport, is studying A levels in philosophy and ethics, history, RE and film studies, and hoping to read archaeology at the University of York.

Kaycee Owen | Telford College

Kaycee Owen | Telford College

He said: “The teachers are so friendly, and down-to-earth. It’s not a ‘me and you’ relationship, it’s an ‘us’. You’re not separated from them. The 7th Form is a little community within itself within the college, so everybody knows each other.”

Faye Oliver, from Telford, who is studying English language, sociology and psychology at A level, said: “I really liked the idea of coming to a college rather than a sixth form, because it felt like it was more independent.

“It felt more grown up, but also not throwing you in at the deep end and helping you along the way.

And Kaycee Owen, 18, also from Telford, who moved from another local sixth form to take chemistry, biology and maths A levels at Telford College, said: “The activities are really interactive, and I love that I’m with other people doing tasks. It’s so much better than sitting down and copying out of text books.”

Faye Oliver | Telford College

Faye Oliver | Telford College

Graham Guest, Telford College’s principal and chief executive, said: “We pride ourselves on the fact that you don’t have to choose between academic achievement and career success, because we offer the best of both worlds.

“Our 7th Form is a new concept that builds on a traditional 6th form model to help plan a long-term career, working closely with dozens of mentors from local businesses to take learning out of the classroom.”

Please register for our 22nd January Open Event below