Parents & Carers

Shrewsbury Town College and University wants to maintain a clear line of communication between parents and carers to ensure that their child is receiving the support and guidance that they need.

Below you will find some useful information as a parent or carer. If you have any questions, please contact us and we will be in touch to assist in your query.


We’re so glad that through Shrewsbury Town FC, young people will be able to take their first steps into a career within the sports industry.

Brian Caldwell | CEO, Shrewsbury Town FC

Fees & Funding

Our education provider, SCL Education, holds a direct contract with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), the government agency accountable for funding education and skills for children, young people and adults.

As an ESFA partner, they have access to funding for the education of people aged 16-19 years. Providing that the student is of the correct age and are eligible for funding, most courses will be fully funded and therefore free of charge to the student.

You can find SCL on the list of UK Register of Learning Providers UKPRN: 10043208



Whilst student programmes are fully funded, students will need to consider costs for textbooks and travel costs to and from training, education and matches.

There is also a cost for purchasing the training kit at the start of the course, further details about this will be provided upon your acceptance onto the course.

All students enrolled on the programme can apply for bursaries if their household income is at or below the designated threshold*, students may also be entitled to have free school meals.

These initiatives are there to remove any barriers to education and further details on how this works will be provided as part of the enrolment process onto the programme.

You can access SCL’s bursary policy below:

Bursary fund policy

Student Support

STC&U and SCL Education work closely with all prospective students to ensure we provide the best possible opportunities to achieve their aspirations and goals at SCL.

You will receive confidential, individualised support from a dedicated team which may include:

  • 1-2-1 or small group in classroom support
  • 1-2-1 or small group out of classroom support
  • 1-2-1 or small group remote online support
Student Support


If you have an Education, Health and Care plan (EHCP), we will aim to meet the outcomes and enable you to have the best experience and opportunities to success.

It is important that you contact the Learning Support/SEND team as soon as possible to tell us if you think you might be entitled to Exam Access Arrangements. This ensures that these can be arranged in advance and according to the Awarding Organisation criteria and timeframes.

To discuss your needs, or for a further information, please email [email protected] or [email protected] and one of the team will get back to you.


Related FAQs

  • What if my son or daughter doesn’t do as well as expected with their GCSEs?

    When your son or daughter comes into College to enrol, we will sit down with them and look at their results. If they have not achieved the entry requirements for the study programme they applied to, we will discuss alternative choices with them and offer appropriate Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG). Regardless we will have a course for every student no matter the grades.

  • What happens if my son/daughter requires additional learning support?

    All students complete an initial assessment before starting their programme, which will help us, and them, identify any learning support requirements they might have. If you are able to make us aware of any additional support requirements prior to them starting College, this will enable us to put any support measures or specialist equipment in place from their first day.

  • How can I be sure my son or daughter is doing enough work to pass the course?

    Throughout the year we’ll be holding progression evenings, informing parents of individual students progress. These events will provide students and parents an opportunity to engage with our tutors and ask questions around grades and behaviour. A calendar will be circulated among parents and students throughout the year.

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