Access to Higher Education learners celebrate achievement at awards ceremony

Access to Higher Education learners celebrated their achievement at a special awards event.

Access to Higher Education learners celebrate achievement at awards ceremony

The group have all completed one year Learn Telford Access programmes during the 2021-22 academic year, helping them to land a place at universities up and down the UK.

They came together for the graduation ceremony organised by the Learn Telford team at University Centre Telford, Southwater One where they received certificates of achievement.

The Learn Telford Access courses are quickly establishing themselves as the go to stepping stone for adults looking to enter university.

So far two sets of successful local residents have opened the doors to degrees in nursing, midwifery, special educational needs, pharmacy, education and more with a third cohort being recruited for this academic year.

Access programmes starting in September include education and health professionals courses.

On the education programme, the focus is on teaching and learning theory and supporting children through crucial aspects of their physical and mental development.

Meanwhile, the healthcare course targets learners who are passionate about getting involved in healthcare and focuses on the history of the NHS, human biology and physiology and social inequalities in healthcare.

Learn Telford programmes are delivered by Telford & Wrekin Council and aim to provide high quality learning opportunities for people living in the borough.

They encourage people across different communities to experience the joy of learning and take advantage of the wider benefits that participation in learning brings, such as increased confidence, reduced social isolation and improved wellbeing

Councillor Eileen Callear (Lab), Telford & Wrekin Council’s Cabinet Member for Visitor Economy, Employment and Skills presented achievers with their certificates at the awards ceremony.

Cllr Callear said: “We were delighted to celebrate the success of our Access achievers and it’s a huge honour to meet them.

“We wish them all the best as they go on to further study at university and their future careers.

“We are also pleased to be able to continue to offer Access to HE programmes in education and health professionals from September which are a great stepping stone to university and future career sectors.”

You can find out more about Learn Telford Access programmes here.

Photo: Councillor Eileen Callear, centre, celebrates with Access achievers at Southwater One, Telford.