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2013 CALENDAR INCLUDING HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2011/12 Wishing you a prosperous New Year! From staff, students and governors at Bournville College


Our Mission - “To be the education and training provider of first choice” Value Framework

• Welcoming - by putting people first. • Inclusive - by providing an accessible working and learning environment where everyone is valued and treated with respect. • Supportive - to ALL students, staff, employers, partners, stakeholders and local community. • Responsive - to the needs of individuals, organisations, partners, communities and stakeholders. • Progressive - in the design and delivery of our programmes and services. • Growing - by investing in and achieving growth. • Collaborative - by working in partnership with the local and wider community to enhance learning, training, skills and employment opportunities for individuals and employers. • Competitive - by ensuring value for money in the provision of services that contribute to the regeneration of communities and the economic well-being of individuals and organisations. • Successful - in providing education and training of excellence that enables everyone to reach their full potential. • Diverse - by celebrating the progress and achievement of all our learners • International - by increasing the participation of overseas students and organisations and by promoting cultural exchange. • Open - in ensuring that student’s and stakeholder’s views are collected and acted upon.

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Our New Campus

The College’s new campus opened its doors to students in September 2011, attracting a lot of publicity locally and nationally. 6 years in the planning, the new building is one of the UK’s most technologically advanced colleges, featuring a broad range of facilities and equipment designed to deliver training and education to a broad range of students from across the region and the globe. Playing host to up to 15,000 part time and full time students, the new campus boasts facilities amongst the best in the country, including a fitness suite, restaurant, cinema, kitchens, hair and beauty salons, art and music studios, science labs, motor vehicle and construction workshops and more. The official launch took place on 26th October 2011 and saw senior officials, local government delegates and over 500 VIP guests join with the staff of Bournville College to celebrate the launch of the £66 million campus. The event gave those who had been involved in the new build an opportunity to witness the magnitude of the facility in its full glory. Delegates, many of which travelled from as far as India, Brazil, Korea and the Philippines, were treated to a full evening of entertainment which included speeches from Principal, Norman Cave, Chair of Governors Howard Saycell and a keynote from TV personality and radio star Chris Tarrant.

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Talk. 0121 477 1300 | Write. info@bournville.ac.uk | See. bournville.ac.uk Visit. 1 Longbridge Lane, Longbridge, Birmingham B31 2AJ | Sat nav ref. B31 2TW


WORKING WITH EMPLOYERS Bournville College worked with 578 employers in 2011/12, 20% up on the previous year. Top Sectors

Top Employers 1. Birmingham Children’s Hospital

1. Retail and Commercial Enterprise

2. Midland Mencap

2. Business Administration and Law

3. Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust

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4. Agriculture, Horticulture and animal Care

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Top Courses for Employers • Apprenticeships in Business Administration • Apprenticeships in Customer Service • Diploma in Health & Social Care • Certificate in Management • Train the Trainer • NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

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International Students by Country of Origin

INTERNATIONAL DIMENSION

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It was another record breaking year for international work at Bournville College. The tone was set in September with a major project with Italy, which saw over 200 students visit the College on a variety of progammes encompassing English, work experience and special projects. The work with South Korea continued, making Bournville the number one destination for students from that rapidly developing and enterprising country, where we now have a relationship with 20 colleges as partner in the national GWTP scheme. In November, the College’s commitment to India was demonstrated with the official launch of Bournville Training and Consultancy Pvt Ltd in Kolkata. Since then, our Indian subsidiary has gained high profile partners such as Globsyn and Centum Learning and in collaboration with IIIM has already won high profile government projects. March witnessed another successful launch, this time of our Malaysia office in Kuala Lumpur by the Director of UKTI, Tony Collingridge, further expanding the College’s network in South East Asia. Our strategic partnerships were forged even further in May when we signed an official agreement with University of London – International Programmes to offer the University’s degrees. The agreement will give international students a chance to study in the supportive learning environment at Bournville College whilst being able to obtain a degree awarded by such a prestigious university.

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Success Rates

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19+ 81% 79% 87% 79%

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Employer Responsive Overall Success Rates: All Programmes - 89% National Average - 86%

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Interesting Statistics Most popular courses at Bournville College in 2011/12 were: • Adult Literacy & Numeracy • Access to Higher Education • GCSE English • GCSE Maths • Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Top University Destinations for our students in 2012 were:

Top University subjects chosen by our students in 2012 were:

• Birmingham City University – 28%

• Nursing & Health – 29%

• Wolverhampton University – 19%

• Business & Administration – 11%

• Coventry University – 10%

• Creative Arts & Design – 11%

• Newman University College – 6%

• Biological Sciences – 10%

• University College Birmingham – 6%

• Social Studies – 10%

• Birmingham University – 5%

• Law – 6%

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Student Success Story A student from Bournville College has won a regional award for his achievement. Thirty five year old Lyndon Lonsdale from Kings Norton was chosen by the Open College Network as a winner of an Access to Higher Education Learner Award. Lyndon left school over twenty years ago with no qualifications, moving between jobs before joining the Army in 2000. He was posted to Iraq and medically discharged three years later for a benign essential tremor. It was on his return to the UK that Lyndon started thinking about going back to education. ‘People have been telling me for years to go to college but the thought of it terrified me. I didn’t think I had the confidence, didn’t think I’d get a place on a course, let alone pass any tests or coursework. When I finally got the courage, I found Bournville College staff extremely helpful.’ Lyndon said. Lyndon was interested in computing as a career and he started by improving his English and Maths skills first. This course helped him prepare for the entrance test for Access to Higher Education – Computing Diploma, which he completed in June 2012. He’s now studying BSc in Computing Science at Birmingham City University. ‘At first I found it hard work because I hadn’t studied for over twenty years. I felt embarrassed about starting college due to my age. When I started passing units, I realised I was capable of passing the course and getting a place at University. The difference the course has made to my life is tremendous. I have more confidence in my own ability and I’m thankful to my tutors and the college staff for helping me. Without them, I think I would still be moving from different jobs without a real purpose or future. I feel that I’m finally doing something for myself but it will also benefit my family’s future.’ He added. Denis Lacy, Lyndon’s tutor, said: ‘We are extremely proud of Lyndon; he has worked hard on his course and is a worthy winner of this award. Lyndon is a true inspiration to adults everywhere – with a little bit of determination you really can follow your dreams.’

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Employer Success Story Bournville College expanded its partnership with Birmingham Children’s Hospital by offering an AMSPAR Advanced Diploma for Medical Secretaries to hospital administration staff. The College already had a longstanding relationship with the Hospital, offering training packages such as Apprenticeships in Health and Business Administration, Customer Service and Theatre Cadets, NVQs in Management, Business Administration, Customer Service, Health and Social Care as well as bespoke courses in IT, Medical Terminology, Minute Taking, Train the Trainer and Dyslexia Awareness. Samantha Markham, 38, from Bedworth is one of the learners benefitting from the AMSPAR Level 3 course. She has since started a new job as PA to Theatre Management. ‘I had thought about completing the AMSPAR course for a while and I was grateful when the opportunity came up. I have really enjoyed the course so far and within my new role, the course has helped me develop and will be beneficial to me in the future.’ Sam said. Mandy Sankey, Sam’s Manager, commented: ‘Sam was keen to undertake further education but due to the lack of previous exposure to formal education, she was wary about her capability in succeeding at this level. However the support within the Bournville College facility made an early positive impact with Sam and she has not only passed each module very well, she has thoroughly enjoyed the experience. And the benefit to our service is that we now have an appropriately trained, motivated, confident and efficient Administrator within our team.’

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At the heart of the community The College has always had a strong community focus and following our move to Longbridge this has continued to grow. Around seventy new jobs have been created in 2011/12, contributing to the revival of the local area. The College has also worked closely with West Midlands Special Needs Transport to improve transport links for students and local community by adding two new routes from Quinton and Bromsgrove. Over forty community groups have benefited from training by Bournville College, which has been delivered at their premises, most notably in children’s centres, day centres, charities and schools. 447 learners completed courses in a variety of subjects, including IT, Art, Cooking, Assertion and Stress Management, Understanding Teenagers, Community Volunteers, Helping out in School and many more. All of these courses have been organised to meet the needs of the local community and many learners have since progressed to the College, achieving nationally recognised qualifications. The College also works closely with JobCentrePlus and Birmingham City Council Employment and Access Team to deliver programmes for recently redundant, short and long-term unemployed candidates. In 2011/12, over 1,500 candidates benefited from tailor-made training programmes and most of them gained sustained employment in a range of sectors.

One of the companies benefiting from this programme is Care through the Millennium (CttM), who run homes providing specialised healthcare and rehabilitation services for adults with learning disabilities, mental health and neurodisability needs. Since 2009 the College has placed over 150 candidates with CttM, some of whom have gained promotion into management levels. Plans for the new year include the appointment of apprentices and ‘skills for life’ programmes for service users.

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Regional Growth Fund Bournville College in partnership with Birmingham Post has been successful in securing a £5 million Regional Growth Fund to help grow small and medium sized companies. The first round was launched in April 2012 and offers grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 for expansion and growth plans that will directly create jobs across Birmingham, Coventry and Solihull over the next two years. Over 200 businesses applied in the first round and by July, £1.5m was allocated to companies covering many of the key sectors including advanced manufacturing, medical technologies, business services, creative media and engineering. It is anticipated that 100 jobs will be created /safeguarded over the next 12 months. Jobs created range from apprenticeships to high value added roles at senior levels. Companies are benefitting from not only financial support but also training, marketing and recruitment ensuring their growth strategy has long term sustainability.

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Student Profile 13,447 students studied at Bournville College in 2011/12. Students by age:

Students by gender:

Students by ethnicity: 3% Other

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Staff Profile 631 staff worked at Bournville College in 2011/12, 60% of which were part-time. 19% of staff at Bournville College are from ethnic minority groups compared to an average of 8.5% in this sector nationally. 4.6% of employees have disclosed a disability.

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Corporation Membership during 2011/12 INDEPENDENT MEMBERS

PRINCIPAL

Mr A. Birks (Vice Chair) Mr P. Chadwick Mrs M. Coward Cllr P. Douglas Osborn Mr H. Griffiths (Chair) Cllr T. Huxtable Miss K. Kaya Mr H. Saycell Mr N. Simkins Mr J. Upton

Mr N. Cave

Income & Expenditure Income                                £30.48M

STAFF MEMBERS Mr J. Hepburn Ms A. Elson STUDENT MEMBERS

Non Pay expenditure

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Operating Deficit

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source: unaudited accounts

Mr M. Koziol Miss R. Erasmus

Mr N. Cave - Principal

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Bournville College move to Longbridge begins

£66m college opens on former MG Rover site

New stateof-the-art “New campus campus is set to welcome unveiled

students”

Bournville’s new £66m campus opens doors Talk. 0121 477 1300 | Write. info@bournville.ac.uk | See. bournville.ac.uk Visit. 1 Longbridge Lane, Longbridge, Birmingham B31 2AJ | Sat nav ref. B31 2TW

Bournville College Highlights of the Year 2011/12  

Bournville College Highlights of the Year 2011/12