Five new courses launched at New College Telford

Five new courses are being launched by New College Telford to help meet the ever-changing demands of local employers.

From September, the college will be running one-year level two BTEC Extended Certificates in Art and Design, Business, Media Digital Production, Science, and Sport.

Jean Wright, vice principal for curriculum at the college, said: “We pride ourselves on already offering the widest choice of courses across Telford & Wrekin, from A Level right up to degree level – but the needs of the local economy are changing all the time.

“Each of these new one-year courses builds in the skills development which is needed for students to progress onto higher level vocational studies – but they are also a qualification in their own right.

“They give learners the option to progress onto a level three BTEC course, or choose to explore an apprenticeship instead if they wish.”

The Art and Design course will look at communicating ideas through art, design and discussion, as well as following briefs and meeting customer needs.

On the Business course, students will look at enterprise in the business world, finance, and business online.

The Media Digital Production course focuses on communication techniques and the media sector, explaining how to pitch for a project, and create your own material.

Students choosing the new Science course will cover a wide range of topics, including energy and our universe, biology and the environment, the living body, chemistry, and other specialist options.

And the new Sport course will turn the spotlight on training for personal fitness, organising and leading events, and knowledge of rules, regulations, skills and tactics.

Jean Wright added: “It’s not just about sitting in a classroom. All students on these courses will also undertake a period of work experience during the year.”

To apply for a place, or to find out more about any of the New College Telford courses, call 01952 641892, email, or see

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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