Understand the programme your young person is on

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It is now compulsory for young people to stay in education or training until they are 18. Whether your child is academically minded, more practical, or has a specific career in their sights, you’ll find a course to suit their needs here at Telford College.


This is the most popular academic route, where good grades can be a stepping stone to university or well-paid careers. You don’t have to choose between academic achievement and career success, because our £2.5 million 7th Form centre offers the best of both worlds. A standard 6th Form will focus solely on getting you to university having passed your A levels, but we take a more holistic view of our students, and want to help them achieve for life, not just for the two years they are here. Students can choose from around 25 A level subjects, or select specific combinations for a particular career pathway.


If there is a subject your son or daughter really enjoys, or a career they have their minds set on, a vocational course could be the perfect choice. On our vocational programmes, students will hone their employability skills in a certain trade or profession, get valuable work experience and involvement from employers, and still have the option to go on to university. They’ll learn in industry-standard training facilities with all the latest equipment and resources. Level three vocational programmes are equivalent to three A levels and are accepted by most UK universities.


Forget everything you might know about the old YTS schemes – today’s apprenticeships are no longer just a route to learning a trade. They offer dynamic learning in dozens of industries such as law, accounting, business, IT and much more, with qualifications right the way up to degree level. It’s a chance to get straight into a career, earning a salary while also studying a qualification. You can study intermediate apprenticeships (equivalent to five GCSEs at grades 9-4), advanced apprenticeships (equivalent to A levels) or higher apprenticeships which incorporate university degree qualifications.