It’s never too late to learn a new skill

It’s never too late to learn a new skill

Graham Guest

By Graham Guest, Telford College principal and chief executive

It’s never too late to learn a new skill – or boost your qualifications to move onto the next career ladder.

Here at Telford College, we have an extensive and popular range of adult courses, including evening sessions for those who are juggling busy lifestyles.

Not only that, but we’re providing free breakfasts for adults whose courses start at 9am, as well as a food service for those on site after 5pm, and free access to IT equipment in our student hub.

There’s also additional support, for those who qualify, to cover costs such as travel expenses, uniform purchases, professional and exam fees.

And students aged 20 and over at the start of their course can apply for help with childcare fees.

We run adult courses across many areas, from maths and English to accounting, hairdressing, healthcare, HR, science, and much more.

And our range is evolving all the time. For example, we are launching new degree-level courses in September which create exciting career opportunities and will help to upskill the local workforce.

The new courses include a level five HND business programme, and a level five HND in healthcare professions support.

They are part of our ongoing campaign to work closely with the local business community, helping to provide the qualifications they need to fill skills and recruitment gaps.

The level five business HND is a full-time, two-year course, starting in September, aimed at those who are looking to develop their knowledge of business beyond level three qualifications, or are perhaps seeking to expand their skillset to help gain promotion.

Working with experienced Telford College tutors, you’ll gain a higher understanding of specialist areas of business such as marketing, human resource management and finance.

The HNC Healthcare Professions’ Support is designed to address a growing demand for high-quality, professional and technically skilled staff within the healthcare sector.

We work very closely with employers, who are reporting an increasing demand for high-quality, professional and technically-skilled staff, and this course provides learners with the critical skills and practical competencies they will need.

We will be spotlighting our adult courses at the college’s next open event, on May 24. The Wellington campus will be open from 5pm to 7.30pm for anyone who wants to drop in for a chat, take a look round, or simply learn more about our curriculum.