Latest Access to Higher Education learners celebrate success at graduation event

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

Latest Access to Higher Education learners celebrate success at graduation event

The group all completed one year Learn Telford Access programmes during the 2022-23 academic year and many are now looking forward to starting courses at universities up and down the UK from September.

They came together for the graduation ceremony, organised by the Learn Telford team, at the Ramada Hotel Telford where they received certificates of achievement.

The Access courses have established themselves as the go to stepping stone for adults looking to enter university.

This is the third cohort of Telford and Wrekin residents who have opened doors to degrees in nursing, midwifery, special educational needs, pharmacy, education and more after completing the Access courses.

New Access to HE Education and Access to HE Health Professionals start on Friday 22 September.

The Access to HE Education course opens the door to university courses in education, early years, psychology, social sciences and more.

Meanwhile, the Access to HE Health Professionals course paves the way for degrees in paramedic nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy and more.

Learn Telford courses 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.

All the Access to Higher Education graduates received a fully accredited diploma from AIM qualifications which is recognised by UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) and enables entry into Higher Education degrees.

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

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

“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.

“We wish all these learners the very best as they go on to further study at university and with their future careers.”

You can find out more about Learn Telford Access courses starting in September 2023 here.

Photo: Cllr Eileen Callear, back centre, celebrates with Access to HE achievers and tutors at the Ramada Hotel Telford.