University Centre Telford
The University Centre Telford team is delighted to work with partners to raise aspirations, promote higher education and progression opportunities and to raise higher skills in the area. We work in partnership with Telford and Wrekin Council and in particular with their Job Box services. We also work closely with local colleges, sixth forms and community groups to provide information on university and Higher Education options. We attend many of the Council's larger events in the Town Park such as the Balloon Fiesta and Spring into St George's Day so that we can raise awareness of the opportunities that higher education can bring. We are members of the Marches Skills Provider Network (MSPN), the North Telford Education Partnership (NTEP), and the Wellbeing Hubs Network.
We host LearnTelford courses at the Centre such as:
- Mental Health First Aid
- Food Safety;
- First Aid, Paediatric First Aid.
We offer an Apprenticeship Job Club in collaboration with the Job Centre and the National Careers Service. We also offer Graduate Advice sessions in partnership with the National Careers Service.
We offer English classes for people whose first language is not English. We also offer IELTS (International English Language Testing Scheme) preparation classes.
The new Knitting Group which meets each Wednesday evening at the Centre engages with the community to do something practical and valuable, links to the University of Wolverhampton’s specialist expertise in dementia care, supports the work of one of its key partners, the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, and supports people of all ages to come together to share, learn and have fun.
In addition, we team up with colleagues from across the University of Wolverhampton, including the Access and Outreach teams.