Shrewsbury Colleges Group securing places for September with phone interviews and online applications

Shrewsbury Colleges Group is assuring future students who wish to start their future education at the College this September that it’s not too late to apply and interviews can take place by phone.

The College, with three campuses in Shrewsbury, offers the widest choice of A Levels and Vocational courses in the county, and they can be studied together in almost any combination.

The College has also been a leading provider of Higher Education (degree level and professional courses) for 25 years, and offers a huge range of Apprenticeships, part-time and hobby courses as well as 20 Distance Learning courses, which can be studied at any time from home.

Students currently in Year 11 and due to finish school in September, can still apply to the College and applications will be accepted until September.

Even though the College is currently closed due to the restrictions imposed by Government, it is still receiving applications, holding telephone interviews and offering places for both full-time academic and vocational courses and HE courses due to start in start in September.

James Staniforth, Principal at Shrewsbury Colleges Group, said: “Despite the fact we can’t meet with prospective students in the friendly face-to-face fashion we would all like at the moment, our application and interview processes for A Levels, vocational and degree-level courses remain largely the same.

“Prospective students for all our courses can still apply online via that course on our website, and interviews will take place over the phone either with course teachers or members of our dedicated admissions team, and offers given. It is also the perfect chance to ask questions about your chosen course and college life.

“If you’re concerned about your A Level or GCSE results, don’t be. We are working with the exam boards and will continue to be able to offer and uphold places on the basis that results will be given.

“Although this is a worrying time for young people, or people wanting to continue their education and change careers, we want to reassure those people that they are the absolute priority for us and we have staff working remotely and diligently across the College, from teachers to support staff to make sure their education continues come September.

“We can still offer the same advice and guidance regarding all courses, student support such as finance and travel, enrichment opportunities and information about life here at Shrewsbury Colleges Group. We keep in touch with our applicants regularly to offer support and guidance and will provide updates on events such as the pre-enrolment dates due to take place at the end of June/start of July.”

Bronte Scott, aged 16, from Condover, has applied to study Law, Spanish and Drama & Theatre A Levels, alongside a BTEC Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care.

Bronte, who currently attends Church Stretton School, said: “I applied to Shrewsbury College because it will be easy for me to get to and I have heard a lot of good reports about the College from older friends.

“The phone interview was good and informative. I would have preferred a face-to-face interview, but with the lockdown it was the best solution. I was interviewed by the Admissions Manager, and she was extremely helpful and answered all my questions. I’m looking forward to trialing for the hockey team and meeting and making new friends as I continue my journey through the education process.”

Milly Morris, aged 16 from Welshpool, applied to the College and was offered a place on the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business starting this September, subject to grades.

Milly, who currently attends Welshpool High School, was interviewed by course tutor Andrew Holland.

She said: “I chose to apply to Shrewsbury Colleges Group because I wanted to study in Shropshire, experience new opportunities and meet new people.

“I found the phone interview was really good, the tutor was friendly and welcoming and answered all of my questions about the course and the College. I’m looking forward to meeting in person and starting the course.”

The full time 16-19 and higher education prospectuses can be viewed online at scg.ac.uk/our-courses/prospectus

The part time courses are all listed at scg.ac.uk/our-courses/part-time

Information about how to apply can be found at scg.ac.uk/our-courses/how-to-apply

People can visit www.scg.ac.uk and use Live Chat to get advice about our courses and existing students can receive support on a variety of issues.

Enquiries about full-time applications can be made by emailing [email protected]. General enquires can be made by emailing [email protected], using Facebook via Shrewsbury Colleges Group or emailing staff and teachers as usual.

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