Walford Campus

Contact Walford Campus: 01939 262100 or email: info@nsc.ac.uk

Our Walford Campus offers a beautiful rural setting close to Shrewsbury. Thanks to recent investment of over £10m, Walford provides some of the best land-based facilities in the region.
We are particularly proud of the RD Park Dairy Centre with its robotic milking parlour. We also benefit from excellent engineering, motor vehicle and sports facilities set within an extensive country estate.
Our aim is to bring out the best in every individual and offer a broad range of courses, with a particular focus on our land-based specialisms. The mature learning environment we offer is, in our view, the best preparation for university and the world of work. At the same time, we get to know every student and make sure that when you need support, you get it.
We are a friendly, approachable team which is passionate about learning, and ambitious for success. These are exciting times for the College and we look forward to making you very welcome.
The Walford Campus is situated amidst a beautiful 220-hectare estate near Baschurch, just a few miles west of Shrewsbury with a network of transport routes from Telford, Shrewsbury, North Shropshire and the Welsh borders. The extensive grounds also include mature woodlands, new tree plantations, fishing pools and a rough game shoot.


Sport has always played an important role at Walford, with excellent indoor sports facilities and a range of high quality outdoor sports pitches on campus.

Our College Sport Maker Benji Evans is pivotal in developing and expanding the range of sports at Walford, building on the success of the project since 2013.

Collins Engineering Centre

Walford is also home to our engineering and automotive department, benefitting from a large purpose-built machinery hall and the Collins Engineering Centre with over £100,000 of specialist computer, CNC and robotic equipment.

The Student Experience

With a wide network of transport links, we are easy to get to from many parts of Shropshire, Telford and the Welsh borders.

For land-based students who cannot travel daily, we can also offer the option of residential accommodation on campus. Within the campus there is a choice of places to eat and drink. There is ample space for social activities, including the newly-refurbished Walford Club. Students are encouraged to play an active role in promoting a vibrant social life on campus. An example of this is our annual summer barn dance which regularly attracts over 400 students partying into the early hours and raises funds for our student nominated charity.

We provide a range of enrichment opportunities designed to take advantage of the extensive estate, excellent sports hall and outdoor pitches, including an outstanding range of overseas trips, many funded through our Erasmus+ Project. Internet access is increasingly important to our students, not least to access Moodle (our virtual learning environment). We have over 150 PCs linked to superfast broadband along with numerous Wi-Fi zones.

Living on Campus

Students can apply to live on campus if they meet specific criteria such as distance from College and/or type of course. We can accommodate in the region of 100 students at any one time in a range of accommodation including 24 fully en-suite rooms in Caradoc Halls.

Residential students are supported by a team of experienced wardens who live on the site and make student well-being their top priority. Accommodation is regularly inspected by Ofsted and their most recent report rates our service as “good” with outstanding features. Particular strengths include the personal support of wardens, the range of social activities, and the catering.

Parents can feel confident that we will actively tackle any kind of bullying or underage drinking. Residential students under the age of 18 are subject to national care standards. Male and female students benefit from separate zones.

Residential students enjoy an active social programme with access to a range of facilities in Walford Club, as well as access to the sports hall. Students interested in living on campus should register this at an early stage and will be given the opportunity to see the halls for themselves. There is a range of financial support available and for many students, their accommodation can be provided free of charge.

Overnight rooms are also provided for non-residential students so they can stay overnight when allocated duties.

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