Welcome to New College Telford
WELCOME TO NEW COLLEGE TELFORD
New College Telford is a popular and successful sixth form college that enrols over 1400 young people each year to a very wide range of programmes. The friendly and supportive learning environment is a stepping stone to higher education, a successful career and a bright future.
Specialising in advanced level education, New College offers over 40 A level options and a wide range of BTEC Certificates, Awards and Diplomas. Plus a full range of full time intermediate courses, including GCSEs.
We are now also offering a range of Apprenticeship and Traineeship opportunities.
You may be a keen scientist, a talented performer, a budding politician or looking to pursue a career in business at home or overseas. Whatever your chosen area of interest, New College Telford will help you build a personalised programme of study that suits you. We are here to help you succeed and achieve your ambitions.
YOUR FUTURE, YOUR WAY
Choosing where to study after you have completed your GCSEs is an important decision. Students thrive in varied learning environments, so it is worth taking time to think about what is right for you and to ask other people, including current New College students, about their experiences and successes. New College Telford is bigger than a school sixth form and can offer all the benefits of studying at a college that specialises in advanced level education. Students really appreciate the adult environment, the excellent learning resources and our considerable experience in ensuring that students achieve their full potential. At the same time, we are not too large, so you will find it easy to make friends and get to know your teachers and subjects well.
Teachers specialise in their subjects and in the advanced level curriculum. Most will have higher degrees in their chosen subject area, will be examiners, or have recent industry or professional experience. They will develop an understanding of how you learn best and will support you every step of the way. They will support you in gaining a deep understanding of your subjects.
AN EXCELLENT LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
New College Telford's Learning Resource Centre provides an excellent and varied range of resources, including a well stocked library, study guides, daily newspapers, journals, DVDs and an excellent selection of electronic learning materials. A large suite of up to date PCs and Apple Macs, with high speed internet access and course specific software is available for use between lessons, in the evenings and holiday periods.
You will have access to specialist, industry standard Sound Studios, a Media Lab, Graphics and Fashion Studios and Language Centre. Experienced staff will help you to select and use learning resources effectively and to produce written work and presentations to a professional standard.
MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE
Students at New College Telford come from a wide range of backgrounds. Everyone has different skills, interests and experiences and we value and embrace this diversity. When you first apply to New College Telford, you may be unsure about your course choices, which is why we offer you impartial guidance and specialist careers advice to help you make the right decisions.
Open evenings and advice events run throughout the year, and our experienced liaison team visit local schools to help you find out more about post-16 options. We even offer taster events in the summer term so you can try new subjects before finalising your programme.
Our website www.nct.ac.uk explains the application process and keeps you in touch with news, student successes, forthcoming events and curriculum developments, particularly as new courses are introduced.
HELP WHEN IT’S NEEDED
Everyone can expect lots of individual support, aimed at maximising your achievements and helping you to plan for the future. A dedicated student support team will always be on hand to help you make the most of your time in college and to provide up-to date advice on careers and applying to Higher Education.
We can also help with a wide range of work placements and contact with employers. All New College students are allocated a personal tutor who will work with you to monitor your progress and achievements, and improve your skills and plan for your future. We welcome and encourage input from parents and carers at all stages in students’ programmes. We hold regular briefings and information events, as well as termly parents’ evenings.
If you have the potential to achieve very high A Level grades, you will be provided with the support and stretch needed to maximise your academic achievements. Should you have a particular gift in music, the performing arts, sport, languages or a specific subject area, you will be supported in reaching your potential. We will also provide help with exploring specialist Higher Education and career paths.
New College Telford positively welcomes all applicants and where necessary will offer specialist support to help you successfully complete your programme. We understand that bringing together students from different backgrounds and encouraging them to work together is important.
New College Telford has considerable experience supporting students who are visually or hearing impaired, physically disabled or who have specific learning needs. Specialist support will be tailored to individual circumstances and can include assistive technologies, one-to-one and in-class support. Help and advice with finance, travel, accommodation, personal support and welfare is available throughout the year and is totally confidential. An experienced counsellor is also available who can offer free support on college related or more personal matters.
Excellent support is available for students living independently or those experiencing difficulties such as homelessness, housing benefit, income support and disability allowance can be discussed and resolved.
ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS, ACHIEVING YOUR AMBITIONS
Students are always encouraged to develop the skills and experiences they need to become confident and enthusiastic independent learners. We have very high expectations of all our students and will provide you with the help and encouragement you need to maximise your achievements.
Many students exceed their expectations through hard work and individual support. The college celebrates student success through publications and events throughout the year.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact New College Telford directly.