Telford College of Arts and Technology, and New College have already been operating under one Telford College banner since the summer.
Now the merger has been officially rubber-stamped by the Government.
The two colleges unveiling a joint programme of courses and new identity as well as launching a ground-breaking new ‘7th Form’ – the first of its kind in the UK - to address the gap between education and the changing needs of local businesses with an enhanced A-Level programme.
Graham Guest, principal and chief executive of Telford College, said: The two campuses have been working collaboratively for over a year, so this is simply an official endorsement of our joint working arrangements.
Staff from the two sites have built a one-stop service for students and employers, building on the best traditions of both colleges to provide high quality education, skills and training.
Our Haybridge Road campus has seen rapid progress over the past year, reflected in an improved rating from Ofsted. We also celebrated our best ever GCSE English and maths results this summer and enrolment numbers for courses which started in September were significantly higher than the previous year.