North Shropshire College Wins Big at Dyslexia Awards


Left to right: Sarah Probert and Erin Bainbridge

North Shropshire College (NSC) had huge reason to celebrate on Saturday night 2016 Dyslexia Awards. Business Lecturer Sarah Probert won the best teacher award and student Erin Bainbridge won the further education shining star award.

The award winners were nominated by people from their community, students and peers and came against fierce competition. Student Erin Bainbridge was named a ‘role model and inspiration to other young people. Tutor Sarah Probert commented that ‘there should be no barriers in education’ and that ‘everybody should be offered the opportunity to learn and progress in an educational environment.’

Sarah went on to say, “I am grateful and humbled to have won this award and to all those who took the time to nominate me. I am extremely proud of Erin she is an inspirational young woman, I would also like to thank Elizabeth for establishing these awards to promote positivity, which they certainly do.”

The ceremony took place at the Ironbridge Gorge’s Enginuity Museum in Coalbrookdale, Shropshire and was an accumulation of 19 months planning on behalf on co-ordinator Elizabeth Wilkinson.

NSC would like to thank all those who everyone who nominated Erin and Sarah.

For more information about support offered to students, contact Student Services Manager, Bev Jackson on 01691 688032 or email

For more information about courses at NSC, visit the website at or call the Admissions Team on 01691 688080.

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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