Telford College of Arts and Technology

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Coordinates: 52°41′49″N 2°29′53″W / 52.697°N 2.498°W / 52.697; -2.498 Telford College of Arts and Technology (TCAT) is a further education college in Telford, Shropshire, England. It operates from one main site and many in-company training sites and community-based courses spread out across Shropshire and the whole of the United Kingdom. It is sometimes known as "Telford College" but should not be confused with Telford College in Edinburgh.

The campus at Telford College of Arts and Technology as of May 2013.


The college was founded in 1892 by Charles Walker as the Walker Technical College. It was based in Oakengates, Shropshire. Later, it moved to a larger campus on the outskirts of Wellington which became the part of new town of Telford.

The old Oakengates site (now closed) in March 2010. The building has since been converted into apartments.

In 2006 it received very good grades after an OFSTED inspection.[1]

In 2008 the college celebrated the Queens Anniversary Award with a visit to Buckingham Palace to meet Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh.

Student numbers[edit]

It has over 16,000 students: 1200 full-time, 15,000 part-time. Students at present include school leavers, individuals taking a second chance at education, employees of multi-national companies and overseas students.

Course provision[edit]

The college offers a wide range of vocational courses including NVQs, professional, preparatory degree and tailor-made programmes. Courses combine practical skills with theoretical studies and prepare students over 16 for employment and higher education.


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