• Supporting you and your studies
  • Tutorial entitlement
  • Employability skills

Supporting you and your studies

We realise that starting College is a big step. We want you to succeed whilst you are at College.

We aim to offer you the support and encouragement you need to succeed on your course and develop your employability skills. Engaging in College life is key to learning success.


Tutorial Entitlement

Students at Telford College have a Personal tutor or Pastoral tutor who will help and support you through programmes of study, to help progressions towards a  chosen career. They offer advice on study skills, work experience and health and well-being.

Tutorial Entitlement covers various subjects, including:

  • Safeguarding
  • Alcohol
  • Personal safety
  • Contraception.

These also include resources, external training and events, Such as multi-faith talks (faith and belief), equality and diversity, bullying and harassment, the importance of living in a democracy, Black History Month and healthy lifestyles. These activities will help to ensure you have the tools to be a good citizen at work and home.

The College will also embed the values of respect and tolerance of all the College community, which is highlighted within the citizenship code.

Students can be involved in charity events, organised by their course group, or cross-college events such as: Macmillan Coffee Morning, Red Nose Day and Children in Need.

Students have 1:1 tutorials to monitor  work and action plan targets and to discuss the next steps they may take.


Are you looking to get back into employment, but not quite sure where to start?

If yes, then let Telford College offer a helping hand.

Through our links with Jobcentre Plus and local businesses we offer a range of vocational courses designed to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills to enter employment across a wide range of sectors. Best of all, if you are in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance* these programmes are free.

The College is committed to programmes for the unemployed in our area and over the past 12 months have helped retrain and signpost to employment over 1000 people who have found themselves out of work.

We provide all the help and support that makes your journey back into employment quick and easy.

* If you are in receipt of another Income related benefit and looking to enter employment you may be entitled to a nil fee.

Employability Skills – How to Enrol

If you are in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance, Universal Credit or Employment Support Allowance (WRAG) these courses are free.  To attend you will need to speak with your Work Coach who will be able to refer you to an initial assessment session and direct you to the most appropriate course to meet your needs.

If you are unemployed and wish to enter employment and require skills training in order to do so, but are not in receipt of JSA/UC/ESA you may be entitled to a discretionary nil fee. This depends on personal circumstance and any other benefits you may receive. Please contact us for more information or alternatively make an appointment with Jobcentre Plus.

Contact us today

 For further information on Pre-Employment courses please contact the Pre-Employment Skills team  on 01952 642 571 or by emailing employability@telfordcollege.ac.uk.