Preparing people to work in schools and nurseries

Preparing people to work in schools and nurseries

Group of students passing preparing to work in schools course

Telford College has launched a new free short course designed to help prepare people for jobs in local schools and nurseries.

The employability course gives people the chance to learn more about issues such as safeguarding, mental health, first aid, and the challenges of working in a school environment.

The next course starts on June 12, running for three weeks from 9.30am to 2.30pm at the college’s Wellington campus. For more details, or to reserve a place, email

Lora Rogers, the college’s employability relations manager, said: “This course is part of our Sector Based Work Academy programme, giving jobseekers a supported programme of study to improve their employability skills.

“These free courses are designed to help people redevelop their career, enter a new industry, and reignite their future.

“Our ‘Preparing To Work In Schools’ programme covers a range of qualifications such as safeguarding and prevent, working in schools, and mental health first aid.

Hands on learning for Kayleigh Gough
Hands on learning for Kayleigh Gough

“It also includes sessions with some of our full-time teaching staff to get a better insight and exposure of what it is like to be working with young people, such as an introduction to paediatric first aid, pre-reading phonics and spelling.”

Angela Wood said: “It’s been very inspiring and great fun. I have made some new friends, and the teachers have been so lovely and kind – I’d definitely recommend it.”

Sue Jens added: “I’ve enjoyed the structure it has brought to my day, as well as making new friends. The tutors are amazing . . . here’s to my next chapter.”

And Emma Dugan said the ‘fun and friendly’ Telford College staff had given her the confidence to progress to a level two teaching and learning qualification. “It has been a great start for my future,” she said.

  • To find out more about Telford College’s other employability courses, click here