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Free vocational training
Find out about our free vocational training via distance learning that can increase your chances of getting a job or improve your career prospects.
Shrewsbury College can help unlock your talent, develop your potential and inspire you to succeed – whether you want to change careers, improve your range of skills, are seeking employment or enjoy satisfaction that comes from learning something new whilst meeting like minded people.
Second Chance Literacy & Numeracy
Free courses for adults who wish to improve their functional skills in English and Maths and don’t already hold a Level 2 (GCSE Grade C) or above qualification in English or Maths. Enhance your employment prospects, add qualifications to your CV and gain confidence in supporting your children with their English and Maths. We’ll support you in developing your skills and improving your confidence as you study at your own pace on a personal learning programme. The course runs on Mondays 12:00noon-2:30pm, Wednesdays 5:30pm-8.00pm and Thursdays 11:00am-1:30pm. For more information please ring 01743 342333.
Have fun learning a new hobby or developing skills with our great range of leisure courses. Taught in our fully modernised workshops and studios by experienced professionals, we offer courses in Arts and Crafts, DIY, IT, Therapies, Music and much more.
We work with the country’s top awarding bodies to deliver professional qualifications in all fields. Courses are taught by industry experts and accredited by ABC, AQA, AAT, ILM and CACHE, to name but a few. The employers’ section has information on trade-specific training for businesses and their employees.
Apprenticeships are not just for those starting out in employment, but are suitable for people of all ages and from all walks of life, providing a great opportunity to improve your skills whilst working, even if you are looking for a new career. Click here for more information.
We offer a range of full-time Higher Education courses alongside part-time options which allow you to work while you study. Costs are considerably lower than the average university fees and the savings on travel offer a low cost, high quality option. Explore our full range of courses here.
These education and training programmes are aimed at 16-24 year olds who are not currently in employment. They include work experience to give you the skills and experience that employers are looking for and to help you progress to suitable employment or an Apprenticeship. Traineeships also include work preparation training including CV writing, interview preparation and interpersonal skills to enhance your employability. You’ll also get English and Maths support from the College to improve your literacy and numeracy skills and a vocational qualification. Find out more and see our current Traineeships.
Those in receipt of certain benefits may not have to pay tuition fees for part-time courses - please ask if you need financial advice.
If you are uncertain about what to do, or you need more information, please contact our Course Information team who can advise on the most appropriate course.
I started on the beginner’s course and loved it. Now I’m studying on the intermediate course and it’s been great so far - really good all round. I work with metal in my job and I wanted to learn how to make jewellery with it. The class and the teaching are excellent, I’d absolutely recommend the course.