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Why choose the UK? With over 800 years of history, the British education system is one of the most advanced systems throughout the world. It encourages students to be proactive, independent, raise questions and draw their own conclusions. The high quality and standards of British education is recognised all over the world.

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Contents Why choose the UK? 3 Why Birmingham? 4 Why BMET? 5 Our Quality 7 Best Ever Results 8 Partner Universities 9 Study Routes 11 Full-time English Programmes 12 Summer School 13 A Levels 14 Vocational Courses 18 International Foundation & Access Courses (IFPs) 26 Higher Education Programmes 29 How to Apply 30 Applying for your Visa 31 Scholarships   32 Student Support Services 33 How to Find Us 34

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We are delighted that you are considering studying at Birmingham Metropolitan College - one of the largest colleges in the UK to offer both further and higher education. Based in the heart of the West Midlands, the College is nationally recognised for its excellent quality delivery. Our growing Higher Education provision includes a wide choice of Higher National Diplomas and Foundation Degrees in many specialist subjects. The College was awarded the Training Quality Standard (TQS), marking excellence in education. In 2010 we also achieved a ‘Highly Commended’ AOC Beacon Award for International Student Support. We provide outstanding educational opportunities for our 8,500 full-time 16- 19 learners and our 35,000 full and parttime adult learners. We have three main campuses (Matthew Boulton, Sutton Coldfield and James Watt) plus satellite centres which cover north, south and central Birmingham. Considerable investment in these campuses has been made in order to meet the needs of our growing student population. We have been recruiting international students from all over the world for many years. Choosing where to study will shape your life and provide many opportunities for you to enjoy a fulfilling career. Birmingham Metropolitan College is known for its excellence; we are a world class teaching and learning institution.

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Studying in the UK and especially at a Government funded state college is highly affordable and is often cheaper than studying in other English speaking countries.

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In addition, if you have a Tier 4 student visa you may be able to earn extra income from part time work and benefit from free medical care. All courses are taught in English. Whether you are looking to improve your English or to gain the qualifications you need to progress to a higher level study, you can realise your ambitions at Birmingham Metropolitan College. During your time with us you will enjoy an excellent learning experience; one you will remember for the rest of your life.

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Why Birmingham?

Why BMET? scene covers all genres; the city is bursting with R & B, drum and bass, rock, 70’s & 80’s, indie, jazz, soul, garage and even classical hosted at the Birmingham Symphony Hall, one of the world’s finest concert halls. The O2 Academy, NIA and LG arena also feature some of the world’s most popular contemporary performers. Birmingham is one of the three most popular places to shop in the UK and has a fine tradition of shopping amenities, playing host to the renowned Bullring, one of Europe’s largest shopping developments, the Mailbox, and the historic Jewellery Quarter.

Birmingham is the UK’s second largest city. It is a lively, dynamic, multicultural metropolitan city offering a world class cultural scene, superb shopping, fantastic nightlife and access to some of the UK’s most breathtaking countryside >>

The power of collaboration is behind some of Birmingham’s biggest achievements. In the 18th century for example, scientists, inventors and natural philosophers Erasmus Darwin, Matthew Boulton, James Watt, Joseph Priestley and Josiah Wedgwood would gather in Birmingham and engage in intellectual debates - their conversations were the brainpower behind the Industrial Revolution. Pioneered by this esteemed group of Birmingham industrialists, the Lunar Society still exists today and their

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dynamic spirit for collaboration can be felt across the city. Birmingham is one of the most exciting cities in the UK. It is a popular tourist attraction and each year more than 22 million people visit the city. The city is tailored to students’ needs; it has one of the youngest populations in the world with under 25’s accounting for nearly 40% of its population. The city is also rich in its cultural diversity as 33% of its population are of minority ethnic origin.

Air, road and rail connections provide city access to 400 million people across Europe and there are 126 direct connections from Birmingham Airport. There is always something to do whatever your preference with plenty of bars and clubs located on the well known Broad Street, Mailbox and Brindley Place areas. Cafes and restaurants situated all over the city offer every type of cuisine imaginable. The diversity of the music

Birmingham is also host to many great events and shows and has an artistic scene that reflects an alternative side of the city. The Alexandra, Hippodrome and Birmingham Repertory Theatres feature a wide range of productions and performances and the many art galleries really encapsulate the city’s modernisation.

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Caterpillar is working in collaboration with Birmingham Metropolitan College. Business Secretary, Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP launched the Skills Development Academy at their Desford Plant

Birmingham Metropolitan College is one of the leading providers of further and higher education in the Midlands. The flagship College provides education and training for 9,000 16-19 year old learners, 35,000 adult learners, and over 250 International learners. Qualifications from Entry Level to Postgraduate Level 6 are offered. Our International Students say the five best reasons for studying with us are:

• The supportive personal attention students receive from our tutors • Excellent progression opportunities through the College and onto university • Very good opportunities for part- time employment within the region • Outstanding learning spaces for learners at all of the main campuses • Outstanding opportunities to study in one of the youngest cities in the world

Reasons to choose BMET • The College was shortlisted for an AOC Beacon award in 2011 for International Learner Support • Birmingham Metropolitan College is accredited by the British Council and adheres to their Code of Conduct for educational institutions and international students • Under the UK Border Agency arrangement for Tier 4 Student Visas, BMET holds a Sponsors Licence and is able to issue Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)

• Last year over 1,800 students realised their potential and progressed to university and many others progressed to full-time employment.

Facilities Each of our three main campuses has specialist facilities which include fully equipped learning centres, specialist workshops and laboratories, state of the art computer and games suites, TV and radio studios, healthcare clinics with operating theatres,

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Birmingham Metropolitan College superb art and design centres, digital technology centres, print and graphic studios, libraries and private study areas, sports halls and gyms, specialist engineering facilities, performing arts theatres, hairdressing and beauty salons, restaurants and food outlets and excellent recreational and study centres. There are many social clubs and organised activities that students can sign up for including many sports activities. Organised special themed events are also offered to our International students.

Accommodation We can help you to find affordable accommodation with a host family or in secure student accommodation. For more information please tick the ‘accommodation’ box on the Application form.

The International Office Staff in the International Office have many years of experience of working with international students. We will advise on all aspects of living and studying in Britain, from registering with a doctor to obtaining a bank account. All courses are taught in English but we do offer a range of English Language courses designed to raise

International your English to the appropriate IELTS level for college or university study. Summer school English courses are also offered in July and August. Our international students have achieved great things, gaining valuable qualifications, progressing to University and embarking on successful careers. Birmingham Metropolitan College welcomes applications from international students directly through our International Office or through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

International Development Secretary, Andrew Mitchell MP and David SW Song Managing director of Samsung International UK and Ireland officially launched the Samsung Digital Service Academy at Birmingham Metropolitan College

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More Information For more information on courses and fees, international students can contact a member of the international team +44(0)121 503 8500 or email: int.office@bmetc.ac.uk Bob Pattni Executive Director of International Geoff French Associate Director of International Sonia Crook-Lake International Office Co-ordinator Kam Lakha International Administrator

Our Quality At our recent OFSTED Inspection (which is the government body who inspect and regulate schools and colleges in the UK) the College was recognised as being Good with many Outstanding features. They made the following comments about us: • The College’s outstanding range of courses meets the needs of learners and employers exceptionally well • Teachers are knowledgeable and build a positive rapport with learners • Learners highly value the readily available personal, financial and welfare support • Arrangements for safeguarding learners are outstanding The political voices of students, staff and College partners were heard by Labour Party • Managers make continuous leader, Ed Miliband MP when he paid a visit to the Matthew Boulton Campus improvements to the quality of provision • Learners have very good opportunities to explore their future responsibilities for the standards of for three further Beacon Awards, quality of our teaching and learning options by attending dedicated the awards it offers which included a Highly Commended and the emphasis we place on careers events for their subject • There can be confidence in Award for our support for student support. areas the College’s management of its International students. AOC Beacon quality of learning opportunities Awards recognise excellence and Highly Trusted Sponsors Quality Assurance Agency • Reliance can be placed on the achievements in further education accuracy and completeness of programmes in terms of innovatory The College was awarded the highest The Higher Education programmes the information that the College is teaching practices in institutions. level of student visa sponsorship at the College were reviewed by the responsible for publishing about Highly Trusted Status (HTS) by the Quality Assurance Agency in 2011 itself and the programmes it delivers The British Council UK Border Agency (UKBA) in 2010. when they made positive judgements We have experienced and dedicated in all areas examined. The Quality Beacon Award Birmingham Metropolitan College was staff who are trained to give advice on Assurance Agency stated awarded British Council Accreditation visa applications. • There can be confidence in We achieved a Beacon Award in for the teaching of English in 2009. the College’s management of its 2010 and were Highly Commended This success acknowledges the high

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Best Ever Results Students and staff celebrated the best ever A Level examination results in Summer 2011. The results showed an overall pass rate of 96% across all A Level subjects with 19 A Level subjects achieving a pass rate of 100%. Over 1,800 students studied AS and A Levels and the excellent results achieved reflected the hard work of both students and staff.

The outstanding grades achieved cemented the College’s position as a leading provider of 16-19 education in the West Midlands. The College has some of the highest performing students in the region and these results compare very favourably with Sixth Forms in local schools and colleges including the selective

Partner Universities grammar schools. The wide range of A levels offered, whilst including the popular subjects, also offer A-Levels such as Archaeology, Dance, Philosophy and Film Studies, to provide students with more choice so they can focus on particular subject areas and career pathways.

Birmingham Metropolitan College has well established links with a number of prestigious higher education institutions that guarantee progression for successful students >>

Aston University

Aston University was founded in 1895 and gained its Royal Charter as a University in 1966. Aston has a consistently excellent record for graduate employment success. For example, more than 80% of its graduates entered “graduate level” employment each year from 200710, placing Aston in the UK’s top 10 Universities.The University is located

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on a compact self contained campus with lots of green space and extensive social, student support and sporting facilities. Students have the added advantage of being an easy five minute walk from the centre of Birmingham. The majority of Aston students take placement years, sandwich courses or year abroad programmes, giving them relevant experience and employability skills to match their high academic performance.

For further details visit www.aston.ac.uk

Birmingham City University (formerly UCE)

Birmingham City University was awarded University status and degree awarding powers in 1992 and acquired its current title on 1st October 2007. The University was

known as the University of Central England in Birmingham (UCE Birmingham) from 1992-2007 and prior to that Birmingham Polytechnic. The Polytechnic was created from the progressive amalgamation of a series of local colleges including general technical colleges and specialist colleges for art and design, music, commerce and education. The University now has six faculties located on eight campuses across the city • Birmingham City Business School

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Birmingham Metropolitan College • Birmingham Institute of Art and Design • Education, Law and Social Sciences • Health • Performance, Media and English • Technology, Engineering and the Environment The range of programmes offered by the University reflects its emphasis on professional and vocational work and the University has strong links with business, and the community. In addition to the programmes offered on campus, the University has established a number of collaborative arrangements with external organisations in respect of its academic provision. The University offers programmes at sub-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate level (including research degrees) and in full-time and part-time modes of study. For further details visit www.bcu.ac.uk

Coventry University

Coventry is an evolving and innovative university with a growing reputation for excellence in education. With a long tradition as a provider of education, its roots can be traced as far back as Coventry College of Design in 1843. It was in 1970 that Coventry College of Art amalgamated with Lanchester College of Technology and Rugby College of Engineering Technology. The resulting institution was called Lanchester Polytechnic and then in 1992 Coventry University. The university prides itself on high quality teaching and recent teaching quality

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assessments conducted by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), higher education’s quality watchdog, have found the teaching to be excellent. The university is committed to high standards and quality in all that it does and is flexible, open and responsive to students’ needs. For further details visit www.coventry.ac.uk

Manchester Metropolitan University

(The University for World Class Professionals) Manchester Metropolitan University is the UK’s most popular university, receiving over 52,000 applications in 2011 for undergraduate courses. We are part of the largest higher education campus in Europe, with over 36,000 students studying across a range of professionally relevant subject areas and work closely with industry and over 70 professional bodies to ensure our course content is relevant and up-to-date. In addition, we are part-way through a £350 million investment programme to ensure that our buildings and facilities are high quality and leading-edge, providing an innovative learning experience for our students.’ For further details visit www.mmu.ac.uk

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are reflected in its wide range of full and part-time courses in a variety of specialist and professionally-focused subject areas.

Established in the early 1990s, from North Staffs Polytechnic, Staffordshire University has evolved into one of the country’s most dynamic, progressive and forward thinking learning institutions. It has developed a reputation for excellence in new technology and innovative courses including education, forensic science, animal biology and motorsport. It has two campuses in Stoke-onTrent and Stafford and a co-funded university centre in Lichfield. 16,000 students make up the university’s vibrant cultural mix. The atmosphere is friendly and facilities include two sports centres, a nature reserve, a crime scene house and mock courtrooms.

For further details visit www.wlv.ac.uk

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University of Worcester UK Qualifications The University of Worcester is a thriving, progressive institution offering excellent courses and flexible study options, supported by high quality staff. The university’s friendly, green parkland campus is the hub of social and academic activities. For further details visit www.worcester.ac.uk

English for Speakers of Other Languages/ IELTS (all study is full time)

A Level (1st year) AS

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (1st year)

Foundation/Access

For further details visit www.staffs.ac.uk

University of Wolverhampton

The University of Wolverhampton is a dynamic, innovative and business facing university located in the centre of England. It has invested in some of the most advanced resources in UK higher education to meet the demands of the modern learner. Its academics provide inspiring and knowledgeable teaching and together with excellent support staff, create a stimulating environment for all. Academic quality and standards at the University are highly commended and it has areas of research ranked among the best in the world. The University’s strong links with the business world

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A Levels These are the traditional academic route to UK Universities. A Levels are two-year programmes where 3 or 4 subjects will be studied in the first year (AS level) and 3 subjects in the second year (A2 level). BTEC Diplomas Vocational courses such as BTEC National Diplomas offer an alternative route into University in the UK. The difference between these and A Levels is that the majority of the work undertaken on vocational courses is usually assessed through practical tasks, assignments and coursework rather than external examinations. International Foundation Programmes (IFPs) and Access Courses These are one year programmes which progress students to University. These programmes are ideally suited to students from countries with a 12- year education system which falls short of UK University entrance requirements. Higher National Diplomas (HND) and Foundation Degrees (FD) These are two-year courses equivalent to either the first or second year of a degree course.

This is an example of typical study routes for international students. Other combinations are possible. Please contact our International Office for further information int.office@bmetc.ac.uk or our website www.bmetc.ac.uk

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Full Time English Programmes Before starting a full time advanced level course at Birmingham Metropolitan College you may choose to attend intensive English classes to improve your English language skills as well as develop study techniques to prepare you for Advanced Level study. The College is accredited by the British Council.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) As a British Council Accredited English Language Centre for the teaching of ESOL, we offer 5 levels of English classes, and our students study up to 13 hours per week plus 3

hours IELTS to improve their English language skills before joining a subject related course.

IELTS IELTS is the International Testing System. It measures your ability to communicate across all four languages skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking. IELTS is delivered in addition to your main ESOL classes. The programme includes IELTS language skills, exam preparation and tutorial. For further information about IELTS please visit www.ielts.org These courses are suitable for international students who are seeking to improve their English and gain a recognised English Language qualification prior to starting their full time programmes at Birmingham Metropolitan College. Students will study for up to 26 hours per week (16 hours of tuition plus a further 10 hours of independent study) Average class size is 12 - 15 learners

Entry requirements • You must be at least 16 years old • English equivalent to IELTS 4.0 (academic)

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Summer School

• If you are a visa national we recommend that you contact our admissions team for advice before choosing your course, type of visa and study duration. We also suggest you visit the following websites www.ukvisas.gov.uk www.ukcisa.org.uk

About Our Courses Our students will be encouraged to participate in active learning. The emphasis in these classes is on communication with attention to accuracy in speech and writing. Each student is provided with an individual learning plan which is reviewed regularly. All students except those from a majority English-speaking country will be required to undergo English Language testing and achieve minimum IELTs 4.0 for English studies and IELTs 5.0-6.0 (or equivalent) for other courses.

Course start dates Main enrolment dates are in September, January and March. We may have other optional entry points for enrolling dependent on availability.

Our summer schools are for students who wish to improve their English language skills in the UK. Academic English is for students who would like to study an academic course. The Activity English summer school is designed to give students a taste of life in the UK and contains many fun activities >> Academic English This two week training course is suitable for students who want to improve their English language skills so they can progress onto the next level of course.

Activity English This two week course is for learners who want to improve their English Language Skills, and who would like to participate in cultural activities such as visits to the Houses of

Parliament, Stratford-upon-Avon, and a variety of sporting events. Summer school courses are a great way to develop your English and prepare for academic study, take additional courses and enjoy student life. They provide an invaluable experience to international students while they are in the UK. You will learn English by studying at your own individual level while staying in England.

The focus of summer school classes is on general English Language. The aim is to improve • Grammar • Pronunciation • Vocabulary • Reading • Writing • Listening • Speaking • Group discussion • Research • IELTS preparation • British Culture

When you come to one of our Summer Schools, you will feel supported throughout your time with us.

Timetable Monday - Friday (Morning) 9.30am - 12.45pm Monday - Thursday (Afternoon) 1.30pm - 4.15pm One afternoon a week you will be able to take a course of your choice.

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AS/A Levels >> A Levels are two-year programmes which are recognised by all universities. 3/4 subjects are studied in the 1st year (AS Level) and 3 subjects in the 2nd year (A2 Level). These are Level 3 courses suited to students who perform well in examinations or for students who are looking for a mix of subject choice in order to keep their career options open. Entry requirements will vary according to the country you have studied in previously. Please refer to our International Office or our in-country representatives for individual help with entry requirements or for further details.

A Levels >> > Accounting > Anthropology > Archaeology > Art and Design - Fine Art > Art and Design - Graphic Design > Art and Design - Photography > Biology > Business Studies > Chemistry > Computing > Drama and Theatre Studies > Economics > Electronics > English Language > English Language and Literature > English Literature > French > Geography > German > Government and Politics > History > Information and Communication Technology (ICT) > Law > Mathematics > Mathematics – Further > Media Studies > Philosophy > Physics > Psychology > Religious Studies > Sociology > Spanish


International an understanding of the spoken and written language development of children. The course comprises an examination and coursework tasks.

A Levels Accounting This subject develops students’ knowledge and understanding of accounting theory and develops their accounting analytical skills which can be applied to assessing practical accounting problems and providing solutions to these accounting issues.

Anthropology Anthropology is the study of people and what makes us human; contrasting our own society with vastly different cultures across the globe. This is a highly academic subject comprising elements from the natural and social sciences.

Archaeology Archaeology is the study of human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites and the examination of physical remains. Students will learn about survey and excavation, post excavation dating and interpretation.

Art & Design - Fine Art Fine Art involves making a practical and personal response to ideas and concepts through the vehicle of drawing, painting, mixed media, collage, sculpture and printmaking.

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Art & Design - Graphic Design Graphic Design provides access to information of any kind through the use of pictures, symbols and words. The course offers the opportunity to communicate visually using traditional drawing, painting and mixed media techniques alongside computergenerated imagery.

Art & Design Photography

English Language & Literature Business Studies The course examines the role of the business organisation in a modern economy and focuses on the key areas of business activity, including financial management, marketing, personnel and production management. A key theme running through the course will be the promotion of enterprise activities in a modern economy.

Chemistry

The emphasis of this course is very much on the ‘art of photography’ with a creative and experimental approach. Lens and light based media is a form of personal enquiry and expression involving the selection and manipulation of images.

Students will understand the impact that chemistry has had on their lives and that without it their lifestyles as they know them would be impossible. They will also learn about the opportunities for well qualified chemists beyond the medical and pharmaceutical professions.

Biology

Computing

Students will develop an understanding of biological facts and principles and gain an appreciation of their significance by studying molecules, cells and systems, inheritance, evolution and ecosystems, as well as physiology and the environment.

This is a computer science course that includes a major software engineering/programming component using languages such as Visual Basic NET/C#.NET and is designed to prepare students for a career as a specialist in areas such as software engineering, programming or systems analysis.

Drama & Theatre Studies This popular course of study encourages students to develop their performance skills through a range of practical, theoretical and analytical activities. Students will be expected to dedicate time outside of normal timetabled sessions for rehearsals.

Economics The subject examines how wealth is created and distributed in a modern economy, and students will be introduced to different economic principles and theories which will allow them to develop their own ideas and opinions. Topical economic issues include the environment, the European Union, government taxation policy and road pricing.

Electronics This subject encourages students to develop essential knowledge and understanding of concepts of electronics and the skills needed for the use of these in new and changing situations.

English Language Students will learn how to analyse a variety of written texts and develop

Students will explore the relationship between language and literature through a wide range of reading opportunities, including prose and poetry. They will also develop their skills as independent, confident and reflective writers.

English Literature Students will develop their interest and enjoyment of literature through studying a variety of texts including prose, drama and poetry. They will develop their skills as independent, confident and reflective writers.

French This subject is based on the study of topics related to modern French culture and society. Students will widen and deepen their understanding of written and spoken French and will learn to communicate effectively in the language.

Geography This subject provides students with an opportunity to increase their understanding of various physical and human environments. Geographers study the links between the various aspects of these environments and how they operate as complex systems.

German

Mathematics

This subject is based on the study of topics related to modern culture and society in German-speaking countries. Students will widen and deepen their understanding of written and spoken German and will learn to communicate effectively in the language.

Students will spend two-thirds of their time studying core mathematics. The rest of the time will be spent studying the optional module of statistics or mechanics. Students studying AS Level Physics must choose mechanics whereas for business or accounting students, statistics is the preferred choice.

Government & Politics This subject aims to develop an understanding of how the UK government works and how people can participate in the political process through organisations such as pressure groups and political parties and through political ideologies including liberalism, socialism, conservatism and anarchism.

History This subject will help students develop a greater awareness of the world around them since many of the events studied have changed the course of the 20th century.

Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

Mathematics – Further This is a course for students who enjoy Mathematics and want to learn more. Students will spend one third of their time studying pure Mathematics and the remainder studying two further application modules.

Media Studies This subject combines practical production work with established theory and media debates. Students will study the mass media especially film, television, radio and the press.

Philosophy

This subject will introduce students to the various hardware and software technologies used in ICT and how to apply them to different applications in real life.

Philosophy literally means the love of wisdom and during the course students will consider where we gain knowledge from, how the mind organises experience, the concept of God and how we perceive the world. Modules include reason and experience, the idea of God, God and the world and knowledge of the external world.

Law

Physics

This subject gives a detailed introduction to the workings of the English legal system. Students will explore the areas of criminal law and the law of tort.

The subject provides an excellent platform for those wishing to continue with the study of pure and applied science at degree level either as their main or as a subsidiary subject. It is

an essential requirement for a career in opthalmics, engineering or astronomy.

Psychology This course introduces students to some of the issues that psychologists are interested in explaining when examining human thinking and behaviour. Note: Psychology may be an acceptable Science A Level for entrance into medical professions.

Religious Studies Religious Studies is the study of religion and its impact on culture and human experience as well as its role in ethical decision-making. Students will study ethics and cultures and religion in contemporary society.

Sociology Sociology is about societies - how and why they have come to be the way they are, how they can be compared and how they can be studied. Students will study culture, identity and socialisation.

Spanish This subject is based on the study of topics related to modern culture and society in Spanish speaking countries. Students will widen and deepen their understanding of written and spoken Spanish and will learn to communicate effectively in the language.

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BTEC Diplomas (Vocational Courses) >> These courses are the equivalent of three A Levels and can be used to progress to a University course. They are usually focused on one particular area or subject and tend to be related to a specialised occupation which enables you to develop skills that link to your chosen career path. These courses also suit students who prefer to be assessed through coursework rather than exams.

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BTEC Diplomas (2 year courses) >> > Accounting > Administration & Office Technology > Art and Design > Business & Entrepreneurship > Childcare & Early Years > Dental Nursing > Dental Technology > Fashion > Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy > Health & Social Care > Information Technology > Law & Legal Studies > Media, Games & Digital > Music > Performing Arts, Theatre & Dance > Photography > Public Services > Science > Sport > Technology > Travel and Tourism


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Vocational Courses Accounting ACCA - Foundations in Accountancy We are also introducing ACCA Foundations in Accountancy qualifications. These qualifications will focus on developing student knowledge of management and financial accounting as well as developing awareness of professional and ethical behaviour in business. The suite of qualifications include • Introductory Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting • Intermediate Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting • Diploma in Accounting and Business Assessment at each level is by examination and successful completion of the Diploma in Accounting and Business will give entry to the ACCA professional qualifications. AAT We are introducing our highly popular AAT suite of qualifications for our International learners. The AAT is the UK leading qualification for finance and professional staff. It is sponsored by the ICAEW, ICAS and CIMA. The AAT qualifications focus on • The development of accounting skills from basic accounting to

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preparation of final accounts • The development of management accounting skills from basic costing to budgeting and standard costing techniques Students will mainly be assessed by examination, with some assessed project work. During their time at college students will gain the following qualifications • AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting • AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting • AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting On completion of the level 4, with an element of work-based experience, students can become members of the AAT (using the letters MAAT after their name). Successful students can gain entry into a number of UK University courses (some onto the second year of a degree programme) and also can number of exemptions into various professional post-graduate accounting qualifications (ICAEW, ACCA or CIMA) AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting This one year course gives students an introduction to basic accounting theory and the practical skills needed to work effectively in an accounting office environment. Progression AAT Diploma in Accounting or into employment.

AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting This one year course is a progression route for students who have successfully completed the AAT Certificate in Accounting or another suitable accounting qualification. It develops students’ accounting knowledge and gives them the skills they require to find employment within the field of accounting or acceptance onto an accounting related higher education programme. Progression Higher education, AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting qualification (after one year of relevant work experience) or employment. Accounting AAT - Level 4 Diploma in Accounting The AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting course is the final stage of the AAT qualification and entry is dependent on successful completion of the AAT Intermediate course or AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting. This course will enable you to prepare statutory company accounts, prepare budgets and other management information and prepare tax computations. Progression CIMA, ACCA and ACA.

Administration & Office Technology Professional Administration & Office Technology (for the Personal Executive) Level 3 Diploma in Administration This course is ideal for those students wishing to pursue careers as administrators or personal executives at senior level in the private or public sectors. The role of a personal executive has changed into someone who is likely to be involved in project management, purchasing decisions, venue and conference bookings, sometimes with control of large budgets and teams of staff. Progression Higher education or employment.

Art & Design BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary/Extended Diploma in Art and Design The course is structured to introduce students to the wide field of art and design subjects, which will include fine art, 3D design, graphic design, textiles, fashion and photography in the first year before choosing a specialist pathway for year two. Progression Foundation Art and Design programme, higher education or employment.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary/Extended Diploma in Art and Design (Illustration Pathway) The course is structured to introduce students to the wide field of art and design subjects relating to illustration. Students will cover drawing and painting, printmaking, photography and digital manipulation for application, to uses of illustration for books, storyboards, advertising, promotion and moving image. Progression Foundation Art and Design programme, higher education or employment. BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary/Extended Diploma in Graphic Design Students will investigate traditional drawing and mark making alongside computer packages such as Photoshop, Freehand and Flash. Graphic design is about relaying information of any kind through the use of pictures, symbols and words. The course offers the opportunity to communicate visually using traditional drawing, painting and mixed media techniques alongside computer generated imagery.

Progression Course graduates can progress onto university to study a full honours degree or into employment.

Business & Entrepreneurship BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / Diploma / Extended Diploma in Business This course gives students a broad range of knowledge about the business world and helps students develop the understanding and skills needed to prepare for employment. Progression Successful completion of the two year programme will allow students

to progress onto higher education or employment. BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / Diploma in Understanding Enterprise and Entrepreneurship The course is designed for students who wish to start and run their own business. Students will learn about all aspects of starting their own business from the initial ideas through to developing business plans, websites as well as hearing from successful business entrepreneurs. Progression Successful completion of the two year programme will allow students to progress onto higher education or employment.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / Diploma in Business (Law) This course gives students a broad range of knowledge about the legal environment in which the business world operates and helps students develop the understanding and skills needed to prepare for employment. Progression Successful completion of the two-year programme will allow students to progress onto higher education or employment. BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / Diploma in Business (Marketing/HR/ Accounting pathways) This course gives students a broad range of knowledge about either the world of marketing, human resources

Progression Foundation Art and Design programme, HND Graphic Design, higher education or employment. BTEC Level 4 Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art and Design This one-year, intensive post A Level Art and Design programme is designed to prepare students for entry to higher education (BA degree or HND). Students will experience the areas of fine art, 3D design, textiles and fashion, graphic design and photography before specialising in a chosen field.

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International skills through a variety of lectures, workshops and live projects (including Clothes Show Live, Style Birmingham and PIN Fashion). Progression Foundation Art and Design programmes, higher education or employment.

or accounting. The course will help students develop the understanding and skills needed to prepare for employment. Progression Successful completion of the two year programme will allow students to progress onto higher education or employment.

Childcare & Early Years Level 3 Award/ Certificate/ Diploma in Childcare and Education This course is suitable for those students considering a career in childcare and education, teaching or nursing. The course integrates theory with practice; students are required to complete both theory in college and practical work placements in various placement settings. Progression Higher education, initial teacher training or employment.

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Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce The qualification is for students who want to work with children aged 0-19 in a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas. Twelve hours placement per week needs to be secured at the start of the course by all students. Progression Higher education or employment.

Dental Nursing Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing The course focuses on direct chairside work and support during a range of dental treatments. Progression On completion of this qualification, students may progress into employment or to specialist dental nursing roles, dental hygiene or therapy roles (plus registration with the General Dental Council).

Dental Technology BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Dental Technology This course provides an opportunity for students to achieve a vocational qualification in dental technology and enables them to register with the General Dental Council as a dental technician. Progression Foundation Degree in Dental Technology, BSc Honours in Dental Technology.

Fashion BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary/Extended Diploma in Fashion and Clothing The course offers an opportunity to study a wide range of skills essential for the design and production of both fashion and textiles, whilst developing a real understanding of professional working practices within the fashion industry. Students will develop these

BTEC Level 4 Diploma in Foundation Studies Fashion and Clothing This one-year, intensive post-A Level Art and Design programme is designed to prepare students for entry to higher education. The course is structured to encourage experimentation and exploration of a wide range of disciplines in the field of fashion. It is particularly suited to those needing a broad-based experience before specialising at degree level. Progression Higher education or employment.

Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing This course develops the underlying principles and practical skills required in the hairdressing industry. They are designed to deliver a high level of occupational capability and provide a sound platform from which to progress to higher education. Progression Foundation Degree in Salon Management or employment. BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Beauty Therapy Techniques This course includes body massage, aromatherapy, body and facial electrotherapy, Indian head massage, self tanning, anatomy and physiology.

Progression Foundation Degree in Salon Management or employment. Level 3 Diploma in Body and Spa Therapy This course includes body massage, aromatherapy, Indian head massage, stone therapy, anatomy and physiology. Progression Foundation Degree in Salon Management or employment.

Health & Social Care BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care – Health Studies This course is for students who wish to pursue a career in health and allied healthcare professions. As well as college study, a placement one day a week is involved. The study is coursework-based so there are no exams. Progression Higher education or employment in nursing, health visiting, midwifery, occupational therapy, physiotherapy assistants and other related professions. BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care - Social Care This course is for students who want to work in caring professions, such as social work. Students will develop the academic knowledge, skills and qualities necessary to work in this rewarding sector. A minimum 100 hour work experience placement is a key part of the course. Progression Higher education or employment.

Information Technology BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / Diploma / Extended Diploma in IT – featuring Games Development This course gives students a broad range of knowledge of ICT in the work place and they will study a range of units including games development, computer animation, digital graphics, e-commerce, computer systems, systems analysis and design. Progression Successful completion of the two year programme will allow students to progress onto higher education or employment. Employment opportunities could be working as a business analyst, computer hardware engineer, computer service technician, internet/web professional or computer games designer. BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / Diploma / Extended Diploma in IT (Software Development) – specialising in Software Programming and Games Development The course is designed for students who wish to embark on a career in software development or programming. Progression Successful completion of the two year programme will allow students to progress onto higher education or employment, working as a computer games designer, computer games technical support person, computer hardware engineer, computer service technician, internet/web professional or application programmer.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / Diploma / Extended Diploma in IT (Networking and IT) - specialising in Networking for Homes and Businesses The course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career involving network construction and maintenance. All students will study the Subsidiary Diploma in the first year. Students in year 2 will continue onto either the Diploma in IT (Networking and IT) or the Extended Diploma in IT (Networking and IT). Progression Successful completion of the two year programme will allow students to progress onto higher education or employment. Areas of employment which students might wish to work in are as a computer hardware engineer, computer service technician, internet/web professional, IT product developer or telecommunications technician.

Law & Legal Studies ILEX Level 3 Diploma for Legal Secretaries (with Management Skills) The ILEX Diploma ensures that potential legal administrators are trained to advanced level, achieving qualifications in IT packages. Work experience is important for students to put their business knowledge and skills into practice and throughout their studies students will be required to work in a legal environment for one day per week, enabling them to develop skills such as time management and client care, as well as the usual administrative skills. Progression Successful students have the opportunity to progress to higher education or employment. Students

in full time employment in the legal profession can progress onto part time legal executive qualifications.

Media, Games & Digital BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary/Extended Diploma in Media Production Students will complete practical assignments using a range of media including moving image and audio. They will work following industry practices and will have the opportunity to engage in live briefs. Progression Higher education or employment. BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary/Extended Diploma in Media Games Design This course offers students the opportunity to develop skills and techniques used in the rapidly growing world of computer and video games. Students will use industrystandard software packages and develop their talents to meet the needs of a range of industry sectors. Progression Higher education or employment.

Music BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary/Extended Diploma in Music This qualification provides the opportunity for students to study a broad range of music and performance related subjects and is tailored for practising musicians who play instruments and wish to develop as performers. The course provides the opportunity for students to get involved with some aspects of music technology and to work closely with the College’s own record label, Forerunner Records.

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choreographers forms the basis from which to develop knowledge of dance.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary/Extended Diploma in Music and Music Technology This course is designed for those interested in the production and recording side of the music business. The skills are also transferable to other related fields using sound systems such as theatre work or sound for film. The course covers aspects of studio session recording, sound engineering, live sound, MIDI sequencing and computer music technology. Students will have the opportunity to work and record with the College’s own record label, Forerunner Records.

Progression Higher education, stage school or employment.

Progression Higher education or employment.

Performing Arts, Theatre & Dance BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary/Extended Diploma in Performing Arts – Acting This course is for students who want to study the art of acting so they can pursue the subject into higher education or drama school. This is a highly practical course where students are continually assessed through performance. Students will be expected to dedicate time outside of normal contact hours to work on productions. Progression Higher education or employment. BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary/Extended Diploma in Performing Arts – Dance This course provides advanced level practical training and an in-depth theoretical study of dance. The combination of movement and dance appreciation from past and present

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BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Musical Theatre This course will help students to build the skills needed to work in today’s modern musical theatre industries. The main focus will be on practical performance. Students will be studying acting techniques, dance and singing. Opportunities will be provided for ‘real life’ experience in front of audiences in many different styles and situations. Progression Higher education or employment. BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary/Extended Diploma in Production Arts Production arts is for those interested in a career backstage as stage managers, technicians or event managers. This could be for the theatre or in the music and media industries. Progression Higher education or employment.

Photography BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary/Extended Diploma in Photography Students will have the opportunity to investigate a variety of creative and commercially orientated assignments. Good technical ability is developed together with a strong visual sense. Students are encouraged to embrace current trends and apply their ideas in a creative and individual way. Students will be taught both digital and traditional photography.

Progression Foundation Art and Design programmes, higher education or employment.

Progression Higher education or employment.

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BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Sport - Performance and Excellence This course can be studied alongside one of the many Sports Academies that are on offer. The course is a specialist work-related course. It will equip students with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required for employment in coaching, teaching, instructing, sports therapy, sports development, operations and recreation or for working in education. Students need to be of a very good sporting standard already in order to be considered suitable to undertake this programme. The qualification is directly aimed at sports performers across all sports, targeting elite performers with a solid academic profile.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Public Services This qualification is targeted at students who would like to gain employment in the uniformed or non-uniformed public services. The qualification will develop the student’s abilities through the knowledge and skills gained in the programme Progression Higher education or employment within the public services.

Science BTEC Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma in Applied Science – Forensic Science Forensic science is the application of scientific knowledge and technology to give an understanding of both criminology and the use of scientific methodology in the provision of evidence in criminal cases. Progression Higher education or employment. BTEC Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma in Applied Science – Medical Science Medical science is the application of scientific knowledge and technical skills to give an understanding of both medical laboratory analysis and the use of scientific methodology in the provision of medical science services. It offers a hands-on approach to learning for students interested in working in science related industries.

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Progression Higher education or employment. BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma Sport and Exercise Science This course is a specialist workrelated course. It will equip students with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required for employment in coaching, teaching, instructing, sports therapy, sports development, operations and recreation or for working in education. Progression Higher education or employment. BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Sport - Outdoor This course provides qualifications in the fast growing adventure activity industry. Students will cover 12 units plus at least one residential

experience and gain an excellent introduction to a range of outdoor activities. Assessment is continuous, via a range of methods including written tasks, group and individual presentations, reports, video analysis and practical skills observations. Progression Foundation degree in Adventure Sports Management or a related area. Employment at an outdoor centre, field study centre, outdoor retailer or adventure holiday provider. BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Sport - Development, Coaching and Fitness This course is a specialist workrelated course. It will equip students with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required for employment in coaching, teaching, instructing, sports therapy, sports development, operations and recreation, or for working in education.

Technology BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering (Computers in Control) This course develops the skills, knowledge and understanding of electrical/electronic and computer engineering. Progression Higher education or employment. BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended / Diploma Mechanical Engineering (Computer Aided Engineering) This course offers a broad-based approach to technology disciplines emphasising the modern technological developments which dominate all manufacturing and process industries.

Progression Higher education or employment.

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can progress into higher education at university or move directly into employment within the travel and tourism industry.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism This qualification is a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in the travel and tourism industry. Students are given the opportunity to develop a broad range of knowledge from the sector, examining the different travel and tourism industry components and how they work together. Progression On completion of the course, students

Progression Higher education or employment. Level 3 Certificate/Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy The course is suitable for students who are interested in sports therapy or who want to work as a sports massage therapist. Units studied will include functional anatomy and physiology, nutrition and classification of sports injuries and the stages of healing. Progression Level 4 sports massage qualification or employment as a sports massage therapist or further study in sports or holistic therapy.

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International Foundation Programmes (IFPs) >> Education systems vary from country to country. Some high school diplomas fall short of the entry level required by a British university. A foundation course in your chosen subject can help you to bridge that gap and lead you on to university and many of our international learners have benefited from studying these courses which have prepared them for university.

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Access to Higher Education courses >> > Business > Education Studies > Engineering > Health & Social Care (Counselling Pathway) > Health Science/Nursing > Law and Criminology > Physical Education > Science > Social Science/Humanities > IT (Software and Networking) > Sport


Access To Higher Education Access to Higher Education – Business Students will study a range of business modules to develop academic knowledge and complete a study skills programme. Units studied will include marketing, finance, business organisations, managing people and human resource management.

Access to Higher Education - Education Studies This course is an Ascentis recognised Access to HE award which gives individuals the opportunity to enter higher education to train for a career in education-related professions. Students will study theories and perspectives in education and units which include an introduction to psychological concepts.

Access to Higher Education - Engineering This course provides students with experience of a broad range of different types of engineering and is excellent preparation for people who wish to study engineering courses at university level. It aims to give students greater confidence in their

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them when they progress to higher education. A number of modules will be studied which include practical skills in law and theories and perspectives in law and criminology.

Access to Higher Education - Health & Social Care (Counselling Access to Higher Pathway) Education – Physical Education This course equips students with the skills, knowledge and techniques which will allow them to be successful at university. Units studied will include counselling and mental health.

Access to Higher Education – Health Science Nursing This course is an Ascentis recognised Access to HE award and provides the opportunity for learners to enter higher education to train for a career in health-related professions. Units studied include practical skills in health studies, and theories and perspectives in applied psychology.

Access to Higher Education – Law and Criminology Students will study a range of law and criminology modules to develop academic knowledge to support

This course is an AQA recognised Access to Physical Education (Teacher Training) award which gives adults the opportunity to progress into higher education to study physical education, sport, exercise, health, leisure and fitness.

Access to Higher Education – Science This is a one year course that prepares students for university courses in science-based subjects. Students will study biology, physics, chemistry and will cover analytical techniques.

Access to Higher Education - Social Science/Humanities This course prepares students for higher education to train for careers in social science related professions. Units studied will include theories and perspectives in social science studies.

Higher Education Programmes >> Access to Higher Education – Software and Networking Students will study a range of computing modules to develop their academic knowledge and will study units which include web development, programming, computer systems, software design and games programming.

Access to Higher Education - Sports This course gives adults (over 19 years) the opportunity to progress into higher education to study in the sector of sport, exercise, health, leisure and fitness. Access to Sports Studies provides the student with a balance of both academic and practical units.

International learners have the opportunity to select from over 35 Higher Education programmes from Higher National Certificates and Diplomas, Foundation Degrees in Arts, Science and Engineering through to BSc Honours Degrees and Postgraduate qualifications. Most of our higher education programmes are offered in collaboration with local universities, with progression into higher level programmes; many into the final stage of an Honours Degree programme.

Honours Degrees

What entry qualifications are required?

> HND Business > HND Business and Management > HND Creative Media Production (Computer Games Animation) > HND Fine Art > HND Forensic Science > HND Graphic Design > HND Legal Studies > HND Media and Communication > HND Performing Arts (Performance)

Although A Levels and other academic qualifications are frequently a route into higher education, they are not the only way to further your studies. Work-related qualifications and work experience can also provide a good route into higher education.

Foundation Degrees Foundation degrees have been developed in conjunction with employers to ensure the skills they require are met through the programme of study. Highly practical, these qualifications increase your career opportunities and earning potential.

> BSc (Hons) Financial Services > BSc (Hons) Podiatry > Information & Communications Technology (with Birmingham City University) > Sport & Exercise Science (with University of Wolverhampton)

Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) – Two year programmes These programmes are work-related (vocational) higher education qualifications. While bachelors degrees tend to focus on gaining knowledge, HNDs are designed to give you the skills to put that knowledge into effective use in a particular job.

For more detailed information about our Higher Education programmes, please download our HE Prospectus from our website www.bmetc.ac.uk

> Electronic and Control Engineering > Manufacturing Engineering > Sport and Exercise Science (full-time)

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How To Apply Before making your application please contact the International Office by telephone or email so we can find the most suitable course for you.

Application Please post, fax or email your completed application form to the International Office Birmingham Metropolitan College Matthew Boulton Campus Jennens Road Birmingham, West Midlands B4 7PS United Kingdom You will need to send copies of all your examination certificates, proof of your English language ability and a copy of your passport.

Using in country agents The College works closely with a network of agents in many countries. Please contact our International Office if you would like us to put you in touch with an agent. You should note that some agents may charge a fee for their services, and this is not part of your tuition fee. Whilst we do check agents credentials prior to working with them, Birmingham Metropolitan College cannot be held responsible for any incorrect information or advice provided by an agent. For information about our agents, please email us on intagents@bmetc.ac.uk

Offer of a place Once we have considered your application, we may offer you a

conditional place on one of our courses. If this is the case you will be sent a Conditional Offer letter. If you want to accept the place offered, you should pay a deposit of £1000 GBP to secure your place. A Confirmation of Acceptance of Study (CAS) letter will be sent out to you so that you can apply for your Visa. Note: Please inform the International Office when you have made the required payment to secure your place.

How to pay your deposit Deposits can be made by bank transfer. The College details for payments are as follows

Applying For Your Visa Bank Barclays Bank PLC Account Name Birmingham Metropolitan College Account Number 00260711 Sort Code 20 84 13 IBAN code GB 74 BARC 2084 1300 2607 11 Swift Code BARCGB 22 College reference Input student name and payer’s name If you transfer your deposit electronically please add a further £20 GBP to cover the bank charges. Please ensure that your name and student number (if known) is on any advice note so that we know who has paid. Please inform the international office that a payment has been made.

To obtain a Visa, under the new points base system you need a minimum of 40 points. You will need the following: • Your CAS is worth 30 points •

Proof that you can afford the cost of your tuition fees and living expenses, and enough money to cover your living expenses for the first year of your study without working in the UK - worth 10 points.

Confirmation of your intention of returning to your home country after you have completed your studies in the UK.

Please note the use of offer letters changed in early 2010. If you are unsure of how to apply please contact the international office int.office@bmetc.ac.uk or www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

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Student Support Services Our International Office is based at our Matthew Boulton Campus in central Birmingham. Our experienced staff aim to provide all international students with the highest level of service and can help you with the following • Preparing Visa applications • Preparing travel to the UK • Information about the cost of living in the UK • Arrange a free pick up service from Birmingham International Airport • Tour of the city and college upon arrival • 24 hour emergency mobile phone contact • Welfare advice and support throughout your studies • Advice on getting part-time employment in the UK • Help in opening a bank account

We have 30 scholarships of varying amounts (approx £1,000 per learner). These are open to new students only and are based on academic merit. Scholarships will entitle the successful applicants to £1,000 reduction of the first year tuition fees

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studies at the beginning of the academic year • You must be self-funding and classified as overseas for tuition fee purposes • The scholarships will be awarded automatically - no application is required in first or subsequent years. • The scholarships will be awarded unconditionally in the first year of studies. Awards in subsequent years of study are subject to availability of funds and achievement of 70% overall average mark

How to apply Information about how to make an application can be found on our website under the International section www.bmetc.ac.uk

appropriate and to withdraw a course if there are insufficient numbers. Students must pay the balance of their fee in full prior to enrolment. The course price list is available separately.

Fee policy Students who pay the fees for nonuniversity courses in full before 31 August may be entitled to a reduced rate. We reserve the right to amend fees if

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British Foreign and Commonwealth www.fco.gov.uk

Quality Assurance Agency www.qaa.ac.uk

Travel www.birminghamairport.co.uk

Ofsted www.ofsted.gov.uk

University Central Admission Service www.ucas.com

UK Border Agency www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

British Council www.britishcouncil.org www.educationuk.org

UK Council for International Student Affairs www.ukcisa.org.uk

Foreign Office www.fco.gov.uk

Our Agents Our education agents give advice on our courses and application process and help you with your Visa application.

Where Can I Find An Agent? Please contact our International Office via our agents email intagents@bmetc.ac.uk

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How To Find Us Matthew Boulton Campus Jennens Road Birmingham B4 7PS

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All information contained within this prospectus and the course directory is correct at the time of going to press. However, due to the constant reviewing and updating of our courses, some details may change. Please contact the College’s Information Centre for further details and the latest information.

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