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DISCOVER YOUR FUTURE AT SOUTH BIRMINGHAM COLLEGE ◆ PROSPECTUS


PROSPECTUS

| DISCOVER SOUTH BIRMINGHAM COLLEGE

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Welcome to South Birmingham College. The College that can put you on the fast track to reaching your goals. The College that cares about your success both now and in the future.

Are you considering your options for the next big step in your life? Whether you’re leaving school, returning to study or fancy a change, your future is in safe hands with us. At South Birmingham College my staff and I are committed to helping you get to where you want to be. Whether that is getting into work, helping you towards a new career or learning a new skill or hobby, you can be sure you will be helped by one of the most successful colleges in the country. Whatever your reasons for considering studying at South Birmingham College I can assure you that you will be supported by one of the most successful colleges in the UK. Our recent Ofsted inspection rated South Birmingham College as exceptionally good with a number of areas graded as outstanding. We have also been given Beacon College status due to these exceptional results, which are amongst some of the highest in the country. Once you have enrolled on a course at South Birmingham College I can guarantee that you will have the very best learning experience possible in a safe, relaxed and fun environment where you will be given all the support you

need. We have excellent teaching and support provided by qualified, experienced and committed staff, and our students have access to the best resources and facilities of any college. Over the next few pages you can find out information on our courses and what we’re all about. But to truly experience what life is like at South Birmingham College come along to one of our Open Days where you can speak to staff, current students and have a look around. Choosing a college is sometimes a difficult experience. We hope this prospectus will give you a taste of life at South Birmingham College. There has never been a better time to realise your ambitions with the help of South Birmingham College. I look forward to welcoming you as a student at the College.

Mike Hopkins

Mike Hopkins - Principal


PROSPECTUS

| CONTENTS WELCOME

DISCOVER OUR CAMPUSES

HIGHER EDUCATION

DISCOVER GREAT STUDENT SERVICES

BUSINESS SKILLS

CATERING AND HOSPITALITY

CONSTRUCTION

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REASONS TO CHOOSE US

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DISCOVER YOUR PATH

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APPRENTICESHIPS

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OPen DAYs & HOW TO APPLY

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BUSINESS STUDIES

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CHILDCARE

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FINANCE AND MANAGEMENT

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

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HAIR AND BEAUTY

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ICT

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MUSIC AND PERFORMING ARTS

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RETAIL

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SKILLS FOR WORK AND LIFE

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SUPPORTED LEARNING

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FAQs AND HOW TO FIND US

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PROSPECTUS

| REASONS TO CHOOSE US

Success South Birmingham College is one of the largest and most successful colleges with thousands of students and some of the highest achievement rates in the country. Our pass rates are testament to the hard work and commitment shown by both our students and our staff.

Range of courses We have hundreds of different courses and qualifications in a wide range of subjects and levels to suit whatever you want to achieve. We also provide a range of International and higher education courses designed to help students get the most out of their time at South Birmingham College.

Quality The high quality teaching and success rates of the College has recently been recognised with the award of Beacon College status and a successful Ofsted inspection which rated the College as exceptionally good and outstanding in a number of areas.

Equality and Diversity You will be studying in a safe and secure environment where everyone is equal and we celebrate the diversity of our students, staff, employers and the communities that we serve.

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Excellent Customer Service, Advice and Guidance We pride ourselves on providing our students with great advice, guidance, information and excellent customer service. And this has been recognised - we have been awarded matrix Standard accreditation and the Customer Service Excellence Award.

State-of-the-Art Facilities The College has four main campuses that boast-state-ofthe-art facilities, such as the purpose built construction workshops at Bordesley Green, media editing suites at Digbeth and hair and beauty salons in Hall Green.

Industry Expertise and Knowledge As our staff and lecturers having years of industry expertise and experience we have also been recognised for the standard of training provided to employers by achieving the Training Quality Standard. We are recognised for our expertise in certain industries with National Skills Academy status.

Assistance with your Learning Sometimes we all need a little extra help; the College has a team of people who can help improve your basic skills or revision techniques. We can also help you if you have dyslexia, a hearing or sight impairment or any other type of learning or physical difficulties.

Childcare At our Hall Green Campus we have Sunny Bunnies, an excellent nursery which is available to you. Our highly trained and experienced staff can offer full and part-time care from 6 months to 5 years. Financial support for childcare is available for Sunny Bunnies as well as for external nurseries and registered child minders. For more information contact Student Services.

Technology and Resources All our campuses have well equipped computer labs and fully stocked libraries to help you learn, and for your personal study, research and assignments. As well as using the computer for the internet you can also access a range of electronic resources including Moodle, our online learning environment.

Accreditation and Recognised Good PractiCe The quality and commitment of the College has been recognised with various accreditations and awards such as: Investors in People, Positive About Disability, Ofsted, Matrix, Beacon, Customer Excellence, TQS, British Council accreditation and the Union Learn Quality Award.

Home Office Highly Trusted Sponsor The College has Highly Trusted Sponsor status from the UK Border Authority, proving that it can be trusted to recruit and sponsor international students.

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3 Hall Green Campus, Cole Bank Road, Hall Green, Birmingham B28 8ES u Beauty Therapy u Business Studies u Catering & Hospitality u Childcare & Early Years u ESOL u Hairdressing u Health & Social Care u ICT u Public Services u Science u Skills for Work & Life u Supported Learning u Travel & Tourism

4 Women’s Academy, Edward Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9LB u Business Skills u Childcare u ESOL u Health & Social Care u ICT u Skills for Work & Life

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PROSPECTUS

| DISCOVER YOUR PATH

Choose a course and level

ENTRY LEVEL Foundation LearninG

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Some of the qualifications you can study at Level 1 are:

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Some of the qualifications you can study at Level 2 are:

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Some of the qualifications you can study at Level 3 are:

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Some of the qualifications you can study at Higher Education Level are: LEVEL 4 AND ABOVE

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You don’t need any formal qualifications to enrol on most of the courses at Level 1.

You don’t need any formal qualifications to enrol on some Level 2 courses such as the NVQ or City & Guilds. However, you may have an interview and assessment to demonstrate that you have a good level of literacy and numeracy.

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You will need to have a Level 3 qualification like A Levels, BTEC National Diploma, NVQ Level 3, Access to Higher Education or the Advanced Construction Award to enrol on our Level 4 courses. You may also need to have an interview, audition, submit an assignment or have relevant work experience dependent on the course you choose.

You could progress onto a range of BTEC, NVQ or City & Guilds courses at Level 1. We offer a wide range of courses at Level 1 at the College.

You could find employment in retail, customer service, a nursery, an office, in the media, the theatre, or in operational, manual, administrative or junior roles. You could progress onto a BTEC First Diploma, NVQ Level 2, City & Guilds or NCFE in your chosen subject.

Once you’ve completed a course at Level 2 you could progress onto a BTEC National Diploma or Certificate, NVQ, City & Guilds or NCFE at Level 3, an Access to Higher Education course or the Advanced Construction Award. You could find employment or progress within your current role as a technician, senior operative or senior team member.

EMPLOYMENT

You don’t need any formal qualifications to enrol on these courses.

See what you could progress onto once you’ve completed the course

You could progress onto a range of Higher Education courses at Levels 4 and above at the College. We offer Foundation Degrees that are affiliated through Birmingham City University. You could also find employment or progress in your current role to a supervisory team leader or first line management role.

You could top up your qualification in one year to achieve a degree at university. Our Foundation Degree courses offer a direct route to related degree courses at Birmingham City University. You could also find employment in specialist sectors or in a management role.

UNIVERSITY

Find out what the entry requirements are for the course and level

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PROSPECTUS

| HIGHER EDUCATION

Did you know?

SOUTH BIRMINGHAM COLLEGE IS THE ONLY COLLEGE IN BIRMINGHAM WITH BEACON COLLEGE STATUS - THIS IS AWARDED FOR PURSUING AND ACHIEVING OUTSTANDING QUALITY.

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Higher Education Courses don’t have to be studied at a University, at South Birmingham College we have a range of HE courses that can help you progress into employment or University.

Many of our higher education courses are run in partnership with Birmingham City University. You will complete your studies at the College but you will be enrolled with the University and have access to all the facilities and services of both the College and the University. The College also offers BTEC Higher National Certificates and Diplomas awarded by Edexcel and by choosing to study a higher education qualification here, you will benefit from being able to study locally, in smaller classes than a university and at a lower cost. The good news is that you will still be able to progress through onto a full honours degree programme usually into the final year. So, if you’re concerned about the costs, having to move away or don’t have the right qualifications, but still want an excellent learning experience taught by well qualified staff, a higher education programme at South Birmingham College is the route for you.

Foundation Degrees Foundation Degree courses are designed and delivered in partnership with employers that provide the knowledge and skills required for the workplace and combine a mixture of academic study and workplace learning.

Higher National Diploma The Higher National Diploma also known as HND is a level 5 vocational qualification which provides both theoretical and practical knowledge in a particular sector. Completion of the HND can lead direct to employment or help you progress onto the final year of a full degree.

Higher National Certificate The Higher National Certificate also known as a HNC is similar to the HND in that it provides both theoretical and practical knowledge in a certain subject, but it may be a better option for part-time study. Once completed, you could even do another year to top up to a full Higher National Diploma.

HIGHER PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE AND DIPLOMA Higher Level Certificates and Diplomas provide a real choice for individuals who want both the vocational expertise and academic focus that can lead you to the top of your profession.

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PROSPECTUS

| APPRENTICESHIPS

In the rapidly changing job market, what skills do you have that give you the edge? Never before has it been so important to set yourself apart from others with valuable, nationally recognised qualifications. An apprenticeship at South Birmingham College could be your first step towards the start of a new and exciting career or getting you back to work. If you’ve got the drive to learn and the ambition to progress then an apprenticeship could be perfect for you. Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to earn whilst learning. We offer a wide range of apprenticeships so there is bound to be one that interests you.

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If you want to find out more about apprenticeships, check out our website www.sbc.ac.uk. Alternatively, call our apprenticeships team on 0121 694 5000 where you can talk to a member of staff about the type of apprenticeship you’re interested in or request our Apprenticeship Guide.

Accounting Barbering Brickwork Business Administration Childcare Creative – Technical Theatre Creative – Live Events Customer Service Electrical Installation Services General Construction Operations Hairdressing Health and Social Care Hospitality Service IT and Telecoms Maintenance Operations Painting and Decorating Plastering Plumbing Providing Security Services Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning Team Leading Wall and Floor Tiling Warehouse and Storage Wood Occupations


Did you know?

SOUTH BIRMINGHAM COLLEGE’S OVERALL SUCCESS RATES ARE HIGHER THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE.

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PROSPECTUS

| STUDENT SERVICES

Your Personal Tutor One of the most important resources the College offers students is a personal tutor. Whether you need advice on assignments, help reaching deadlines, or just a chat about your course, your personal tutor will be meeting with you regularly to talk through your progress and help you with any issues, should you have any. Your personal tutor is also there to keep you on track with your Individual Learning Plan.

Additional Student Support There are all sorts of reasons why students sometimes need additional support and we’ve got a dedicated team on hand to offer you the help you need. We are very good at recognising when students need additional support and ensuring we provide it. If you had additional support at school, please make sure you let us know on your application form so we can help.

Leading the way for deaf and hard of hearing students If you’re deaf or hard of hearing we want South Birmingham College to be your first choice when looking for qualifications. We have a team of Communication Support Workers who will help you take notes, interpret and provide support during exams. They can also help outside of class with assignments.

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Someone to talk to Your personal tutor isn’t the only person you can talk to if you are experiencing difficulties. We have a large team of guidance officers and counsellors who are on hand to give confidential and impartial advice on a range of matters from money worries to health issues.

Help with money Studying can be an exciting and expensive time. The last thing we want is to have a financial issue stopping you from completing your course and achieving. South Birmingham College has a resource called the 16-19 Bursary for younger students and the discretionary Learner Support Fund for adults. Students who are experiencing hardship can apply to gain help with things like travel, books and essential equipment. For more information about financial support speak to our Student Services Team at one of our Open Days.

Jobs and University Whether you’re thinking of going to university or straight into work, our Careers Service will help get you ready for the next big step: Individual guidance interviews - a chance to work out exactly where you want to be headed. Support with higher education applications - get that all important personal statement just right! Career planning and help finding jobs. Job search skills - put together a top notch CV, learn about application forms or ask for a practice interview to get you ready for the real thing.


We are now offering a free Bus Pass for 16-18 year olds. * As well as a free breakfast for all students.†

Staying Healthy

Common Rooms

We want you to be healthy, stay safe and enjoy yourself. The College has a number of events during the year aimed at well being and staying safe. Watch out for Healthy Living Day!

Free Breakfast! Here at South Birmingham College we want our students to be healthy every day. The College provides a free breakfast to all students who turn up to College before 8.30 and present a student pass.

Enrichment College is not all about burying your head in books. It’s also about making friends, enjoying the experience of being in college and having fun! Enrichment covers all the activities you can take part in outside of your course.

Sports and the gym The College has a great sports timetable to ensure our students get and stay active. These range from football to Zumba. Just ask to see what’s available. The College also has a gym at each of the larger centres which is free for students to use.

* Eligibility criteria will apply.

† Terms and Conditions apply.

The common rooms on each campus are a space for students to chill out and relax with friends, play pool or just catch up.

Learner Voice - Your College Needs YOU! South Birmingham College takes students views and opinions very seriously and makes it a priority to respond to them. If you think you can make a difference to the College then Learner Voice is for you. Every class at the College elects a course representative who regularly collects feedback on everything that affects students, from how they’re taught, to how we can improve facilities. Learner Voice Reps have termly meetings with the College Management Team to feedback students’ views Mike Hopkins – the Principal is a huge supporter of Learner Voice and students even get the chance to ask him about absolutely anything at Principal’s Question Time. Responding to students’ views and suggestions are at the heart of everything we do here at the College. Once you are a student at South Birmingham College, it becomes your College!

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PROSPECTUS

| OPEN DAYS & HOW TO APPLY Download our new app from itunes App Store or Android Market.

Come along and see for yourself what the College is all about. If you are unable to attend any of our Open Days we are always happy to arrange individual visits on request. To find out more please contact our Schools Liaison Officer on 0121 694 5000.

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Monday 17 October 2011

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Tuesday 29 November 2011

4pm – 7pm

Wednesday 18 January 2012

4pm – 7pm

Thursday 22 March 2012

4pm – 7pm

Wednesday 23 May 2012

4pm – 7pm


ApplyING for a course at South Birmingham College could not be easier: Step 1 – Decide which course you would like to study You can see a full range of courses listed in our prospectus as well as on our website. If you are not sure what you want to study or which course is the right one for you, then attend one of our Open Days.

Step 2 – Complete an application form There a two ways that you can apply, either fill in our printed application form at the back of this Prospectus and send it to the College at Digbeth Campus, High Street Deritend, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5SU or visit our website www.sbc.ac.uk and fill out the online application form. If you have any problems with the application form then contact the Admissions team on 0121 694 5000 and they will be happy to help you. Once we have received and processed your application, you will be invited to an interview if you are applying for a full-time course. If you are applying for a part-time course you will receive a letter confirming your place and notifying you of your enrolment date.

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PROSPECTUS

| BUSINESS SKILLS

Are you a real people’s person? someone who relishes a challenge and finds filing as easy as ABC? If so, a Business Skills qualification could be the perfect way to learn some invaluable organisational skills and help you land your perfect office job. Not only do our qualifications offer training in all elements of office work, you’ll get some real work experience under your belt too. Job done!

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| BUSINESS SKILLS

Business Administration BTEC Diploma

Business Skills OCR Diploma

Location: DG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 1 (FL)

Location: DG/WA/HG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 2

Are there any entry requirements?

Are there any entry requirements?

This course is suitable if you have an interest in office administration but have no previous experience. It is a new qualification suitable for those who wish to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in a range of key administrative functions and activities for working within an office environment.

You should have an acceptable standard of English both written and spoken, and ideally a Grade D or above in English Language GCSE and a commitment to study.

What will I study? You will work one day a week on a work placement in a real business and administration environment, where you will be assessed and observed carrying out work. Three days will be spent in college covering:

What will I study? You will study from a selection of the following units: Professional behaviour in an office environment Using office equipment in a business environment

Underpinning knowledge

Using a computer in business office Managing own learning

Understanding of a range of key administrative functions and activities

Working in business and office

Functional skills in English

Communicating electronically

Business assignments based around the OCR Units

Making and receiving calls

Information Technology

The OCR units are:

Creating business documents Business office group project

Produce documents

Ideas for small business

Research and report information

Job opportunities in business office

Operate office equipment

Supporting business meetings

Carrying out your responsibilities at work Provide customer service within the guidelines

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you could progress onto a BTEC Level 2 Business programme of study, or you could take up an Apprenticeship in Business Administration and continue your studies while you work.

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Give customers a positive and lasting impression of yourself and the organisation

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you could progress onto the OCR Level 3 Diploma in Administration or you could find employment in a variety of office administration posts. You could also take up an Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration and continue your studies while you work.

HG: Hall Green Campus u DG: Digbeth Campus u BG: Bordesley Green Campus WA: Women’s Academy u DR: Day Release u FL: Foundation Learning


Business Skills OCR Diploma Location: DG/WA/HG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 3 Are there any entry requirements? Students should have completed a NVQ level 2 Business Administration qualification or similar, have appropriate office experience and good IT skills. The course requires a placement working in a business and administration environment. A good level of spoken and written English is required.

What will I study? You will work one day a week on a work placement in a real business and administration environment, where you will be assessed and observed carrying out work. Two to three days will be spent in college covering: Underpinning knowledge Understanding of skills in a range of key administrative functions and activities Functional Skills ICT

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you could find employment in higher level administrative or secretarial posts e.g. PA or Office Manager.

All course information is correct at the time of print but is subject to change as deemed necessary by the College. For up-to-date information please check on enrolment/application.

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PROSPECTUS

| BUSINESS STUDIES

Calling all budding Bransons, future apprentices and cash-hungry Cowells. If you’re just leaving school this is the perfect opportunity for you to get a great qualification! At South Birmingham College we can provide a pathway through a range of business qualifications, from the BTEC Foundation Tier through to the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business. What’s more, our excellent links with local universities can provide a route through to degree level studies via the HND/ HNC in Business Management. So, if you’re looking to land a serious role in the future look no further as our courses are the absolute business!

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| BUSINESS STUDIES

Business Administration BTEC Diploma

Business BTEC Diploma

Location: DG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 1

Location: DG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 2

Are there any entry requirements?

Are there any entry requirements?

To enrol on this course you will need to have at least two of the following:

To enrol on this course you will require four GCSEs at grade D or above, to include English and Maths, or a BTEC Introductory Diploma. Other Level 1 qualifications may be considered if you have a record of achievement and can complete a good diagnostic assessment when you apply for your course.

An Entry Level 3 qualification in English A successful interview with your Course Co-ordinator  A school record of achievement including attendance and punctuality records

What will I study? You will study four mandatory units:

What will I study? You will study the following 12 units:

Business purposes

Professional behaviour in an office environment

Business organisations

Using office equipment in a business environment

Financial forecasting for business

Using a computer in business administration

People in organisations

You will also choose optional units (totalling 40 credits).

Managing own learning Working in business and administration Communicating electronically

What can I do after this course?

Making and receiving calls

You can enter employment or progress to a Level 3 programme. You could also progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration and continue your studies while you work.

Creating business documents Business administration group project Ideas for small business Job opportunities in business administration Supporting business meetings

In order to complete the course, you will also be required to cover: Functional skills in ICT, Maths and English Personal & Social Development

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you could progress onto the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business.

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HG: Hall Green Campus u DG: Digbeth Campus u BG: Bordesley Green Campus WA: Women’s Academy u DR: Day Release u FL: Foundation Learning


Business BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

Business BTEC Diploma

Location: DG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 3

Location: DG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 3

Are there any entry requirements?

Are there any entry requirements?

To enrol on this course you will need four GCSEs at grade C or above to include Maths and English or a BTEC First Diploma or equivalent Level 2 qualification. A good record of achievement is essential. You will be required to attend an interview and may need to complete a diagnostic test.

To enrol on this course you will need four GCSEs at grade C or above to include Maths and English or a BTEC First Diploma or equivalent Level 2 qualification, with a merit profile.

What will I study? You will be required to complete a 60 credit programme that consists of four mandatory units: The business environment Business resources Introduction to marketing Business communication

Plus 2 optional units of 10 credits each.

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you can apply for University places through UCAS to progress onto a Level 4 HNC or HND Business & Management course as long as you meet the requirement of 120 UCAS points. You may also seek to enter employment.

A good record of achievement is essential. You will be required to attend an interview and may need to complete a diagnostic test.

What will I study? You will be required to complete a 120 credit programme that consists of four mandatory units: The business environment Business resources Introduction to marketing Business communication

Plus 8 optional units of 10 credits each.

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you can apply for University places through UCAS to progress onto a Level 4 HNC or HND Business & Management course. You may also seek to enter employment.

All course information is correct at the time of print but is subject to change as deemed necessary by the College. For up-to-date information please check on enrolment/application.

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PROSPECTUS

| BUSINESS STUDIES

Business Extended BTEC Diploma Location: DG | Duration: 2 Years | Level: 3 Are there any entry requirements? To enrol on this course you will need four GCSEs at grade C or above to include Maths and English or a BTEC First Diploma with a merit profile. A good record of achievement is essential. You will be required to attend an interview and may need to complete a diagnostic test.

What will I study? You will be required to complete a 180 credit programme that consists of four mandatory units: The business environment Business resources Introduction to marketing Business communication

Plus 14 optional units of 10 credits each.

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you can apply for University places through UCAS to progress onto a Higher Level Degree or a Level 4 HNC or HND Business & Management course. You may also seek to enter a specialist area of employment.

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HG: Hall Green Campus u DG: Digbeth Campus u BG: Bordesley Green Campus WA: Women’s Academy u DR: Day Release u FL: Foundation Learning


“THE COURSE IS OF A VERY GOOD STANDARD AS IT GIVES YOU OPPORTUNITIES TO BROADEN YOUR CAREER IN THE FUTURE.” Student Survey 2010

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PROSPECTUS

| CATERING & HOSPITALITY

If you’re a culinary wizard looking for the opportunity to cook up a real storm you’ve come to the right place. Studying Catering and Hospitality at South Birmingham College is the perfect way to equip yourself with all the necessary skills, practical ability and hands-on experience needed to make it in a professional kitchen. You’ll get to study in our very own on-site restaurant Karibunis, where you’ll work alongside our specialist staff and use all the kitchen equipment needed to transform you from a Little Chef to a Masterchef. Karibunis is open to the public and serves up delicious dishes from around the world, which means you’ll get to truly experience a taste of what the future holds. Studying here is a guaranteed recipe for success.

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| CATERING & HOSPITALITY

Introduction to Professional Cookery Diploma

Diploma in Professional Cookery Location: HG: | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 2

Location: HG: | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 1 (FL) Are there any entry requirements? Are there any entry requirements? There are no formal entry requirements to enrol on this course. However, you will need to have a short basic skills assessment and an interview to demonstrate your enthusiasm. Assistance with uniforms and equipment may be provided.

You will need to have a good basic skills assessment, successful completion of Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery Level 1 and a formal interview to demonstrate your enthusiasm and ability.

What will I study? What will I study?

Formal theory questions and practical assignments will help you complete the following:

Introduction to the catering and hospitality industry Introduction to kitchen equipment, personal workplace skills, healthier foods and special diets

Prepare stocks, soups and sauces

Health and safety awareness

Prepare and cook meat and offal

Preparing a range of dishes using a various methods of cookery (poaching, steaming, boiling, stewing, baking, roasting, grilling, deep and shallow frying)

Prepare and cook poultry

Cooking fruit and vegetables

Cold food preparation and re-generation

Prepare and cook fish and shellfish Prepare and cook rice and pasta, grains and egg dishes Prepare and cook deserts and puddings

Functional skills in Maths, English and IT

You will learn through a combination of practical delivery, group work, demonstrations and self-study. You will also complete theory assessments and formal practical assessments throughout the course. This practical programme will provide you with an excellent opportunity to pursue a career in the catering industry. You will gain hands-on experience whilst working in the College’s training restaurant, which is open to the public. You will also have the opportunity to complete an industrial placement.

Prepare and cook bakery products

What can I do after this course? You could progress onto a higher level programme or enter the world of work.

What can I do after this course? You could progress onto the Diploma in Professional Cookery Level 2.

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Apprenticeships in: Professional Cookery Food and Beverage service Hospitality Services Location: HG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 2 Are there any entry requirements? To enrol for an apprenticeship you will need a minimum of three GCSEs grade A – D. You will also need to have gainful employment in a food preparation, food and beverage service or a hospitality establishment. The College will be able to advise candidates on getting a placement.

What will I study? You will study practical with related theory subjects and Key Skills: Maths and English one day per week in college. Practical assessments will take place in your place of work by our assessors.

What can I do after this course? You could progress onto the Advanced Apprenticeship.

All course information is correct at the time of print but is subject to change as deemed necessary by the College. For up-to-date information please check on enrolment/application.

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It takes a special kind of person to work with children; young minds are inquisitive, demanding, questioning and exploring. If you would like to work with children or young people then why not try one of our diverse childcare courses. All our courses are designed to assist you in the development of your theoretical and practical skills to fully prepare you for work in the occupational areas of childcare. From Level 1 Certificate and Diploma in Caring for Children right through to a Level 3 Children and Young People’s Workforce Diploma, you’ll find plenty of opportunity to develop your role. We can also offer a Foundation Degree in Early Years. Our strong links with local universities provides learners with the opportunity to progress onto higher education. We are proud that the department was graded ‘outstanding’ in the 2010 Ofsted Inspection and has been awarded the Training Quality Standard for employer responsive provision.

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Childcare Apprenticeship

Childcare Advanced Apprenticeship

Location: HG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 2

Location: HG | Duration: 1 – 2 Years | Level: 3

Who is this Apprenticeship Programme for?

Who is this Apprenticeship for?

This apprenticeship is for people who work with children, from birth-16 year olds (and their families), in settings or services whose main purpose is children’s care, learning and development.

This apprenticeship is for those employed in the Children and Young People’s Workforce. Entry level onto the course will be determined by your job role following discussion with your employer.

What will I study?

What will I study?

The training programme comprises:

The training programme comprises:

Level 2 Certificate in Children’s & Young People’s Workforce

Level 3 Diploma in Children’s & Young People’s Workforce

Level 1 Functional Skills (C&G) or Key Skills

Level 2 Functional Skills (C&G) or Key Skills

Induction Standards/Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Induction Standards/Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Additional employer requirements

Additional employer requirements

What can I do after this course?

What can I do after this course?

You can progress onto the Advanced Apprenticeship.

On successful completion of the course, you may be able to progress onto the Foundation Degree in Early Years.

Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Location: HG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 2

Teaching Assistant Advanced Apprenticeship

Who is this Apprenticeship Programme for?

Location: HG | Duration: 1 – 2 Years | Level: 3

This apprenticeship is for people who work as a Teaching Assistant.

Who is this Apprenticeship for? This apprenticeship is for those employed as a Teaching Assistant.

What will I study?

What will I study?

The training programme comprises:

The training programme comprises:

Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 2 Functional Skills (C&G) or Key Skills Induction Standards/Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) Additional employer requirements

What can I do after this course? You can progress onto the Advanced Apprenticeship.

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Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 2 Functional Skills (C&G) or Key Skills Induction Standards/Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) Additional employer requirements

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of the course, you may be able to progress onto the Foundation Degree in Early Years.

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Diploma/Certificate in Caring for Children Location: HG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 1 What are the entry requirements? You may be a school leaver with two GCSEs in written subjects at Grade E one of which must be English plus a minimum of Grade G in Maths or you hold a Basic Skills or Functional Skills qualification. References may also be asked from your school or college.

What will I study? The course will give you an introduction to the occupational areas for childcare. It provides the opportunity to develop skills in caring for children. You will take part in taught sessions, group work, presentations and more. You will need to complete 37 credits including: Encouraging children to eat healthily Keeping children safe Children’s learning through everyday experiences Communication skills with children

You will attend college two days a week plus one day work experience at a childcare setting. You will need to complete an enhanced CRB disclosure.

What can I do after this course? Many successful Level 1 Diploma students progress onto the Level 2 Certificate Children and Young People’s Workforce.

All course information is correct at the time of print but is subject to change as deemed necessary by the College. For up-to-date information please check on enrolment/application.

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QCF Certificate for the Children & Young People Workforce Location: HG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 2

Examples of mandatory units: I ntroduction to Communication in Children and Young People’s Settings I ntroduction to Personal Development in Children and Young People’s Settings

What are the entry requirements?

Safeguarding the Welfare of Young People

You may be a school leaver with four GCSEs in written subjects at Grade D or above which must include English & Maths or, you hold Basic Skills or Functional Skills qualification. Or you will be employed in a level 2 job role and are being supported by your employer to gain this qualification. References may also be asked from your school or college. All learners are advised that employers in the sector are asking for staff who have Literacy & Numeracy qualifications. This is an ideal course for you if you are interested in working with children between the ages of 0 – 19 years in a variety of settings including daycare, crèches and pre-schools.

You will also have the opportunity to complete some optional units at level 3. You will attend college for a minimum of two days per week and attend a work experience placement where you will be assessed in the work place by an assessor. You will need to complete an enhanced CRB disclosure.

What can I do after this course? You could apply to do the Level 3 Diploma for the Children’s & Young People’s Workforce.

What will I study? You will need to achieve 35 credits to complete this award which consists of mandatory units and optional units chosen to meet individual needs.

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QCF Diploma for the Children & Young People Workforce Location: HG | Duration: 1 – 2 years | Level: 3 What are the entry requirements? Five GCSEs in written subjects at Grade C or above which must include English & Maths or A Level 2 childcare/TA qualification and a Basic Skills or Functional Skills qualification programme or you will be employed in a level 3 job role and are being supported by your employer to gain this qualification. This is an ideal course for you if you are interested in working with children between the ages of 0 – 19 years.

What will I study? You will need to achieve 65 credits to complete this award which consists of mandatory units and optional units chosen to meet individual needs. Examples of mandatory units: Promote communication Promote Equality & Inclusion in Children’s and Young People’s Settings Engage in Personal Development Principles for Implementing Duty of Care

There may be the opportunity of completing additional courses that may support your learning including literacy or numeracy. You will attend college for a minimum of two days per week and attend a work experience placement where you will be assessed in the work place by an Assessor. You will need to complete an enhanced CRB disclosure.

What can I do after this course? You could progress onto the Foundation Degree in Early Years.

All course information is correct at the time of print but is subject to change as deemed necessary by the College. For up-to-date information please check on enrolment/application.

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CACHE Diploma in Childcare & Education

What can I do after this course? There is the opportunity to progress on to courses such as BA Hons Degree in Early Childhood Studies or other degree courses such as Social Work and could lead into being a Childcare Practitioner or Family Support Worker.

Location: HG | Duration: 2 Years | Level: 3 What are the entry requirements? You will need four GCSEs grade C or above in written subjects, including English, and a satisfactory reference. You may also have a Level 2 Childcare qualification.

What will I study? The course is delivered by taught modules, group work and presentations. There are twelve modules to complete which include: Introduction to working with children The role of the practitioner working with children Development from conception to age 16 years Development of professional skills Supporting children Caring for children Keeping children safe Healthy environment for children

During your course, there will be placement reports, assignments and an end of year test. You may also gain qualifications in Maths and English. There may also be opportunities to take part in a range of trips including opportunities to visit early years provision abroad. This is a two year full-time course. You will be attending college three days per week and two days spent in a placement. You will need to complete an enhanced CRB disclosure.

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“The approach to meeting the needs and interests of students is outstanding� OFSTED Report 2010

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If you’re the type who loves getting your hands dirty, you’re our kind of person. South Birmingham College’s Centre for the Built Environment represents one of the biggest investments in skills development for the region’s construction industry, but more importantly provides a place where you can really get stuck in and start building up your skills. We offer a range of qualifications taught by professionals who’ve been there, done that and have got the hard hat. Our courses give you the skills to enable you to progress successfully onto careers in the construction industry. Our strong links with employers help us make a major impact on addressing skill shortages in the construction industry in Birmingham and the West Midlands Region, while enabling local firms to recruit the skilled labour they need – namely you! By providing first-class educational resources and exceptional teaching and learning opportunities, we’ll help you achieve your full potential in an exciting and growing industry.

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BUILDING SERVICES Building Services Apprenticeship Location: BG | Duration: 2 Years | DR | Level: 3

Foundation to Building Services Engineering Location: BG | Duration: 1 Year | DR | Level: 1 (FL)

Are there any entry requirements? To enrol on this course you must be capable of achieving Level 2 in Maths, IT and English. You must enrol on and be successful in achieving both the diploma Level 3 and one of the pathway routes within construction management or civil engineering at NVQ Level 3. To apply for an apprenticeship you need to be employed in the industry, if you have an employer please get in touch with our work-based learning unit on 0121 702 1084 who will contact your employer and make arrangements for you to start as an apprentice. If you don’t have an employer, fill in the college application form and we will contact you to attend an interview.

Are there any entry requirements? To enrol on this course you will need one of the following: An Entry Certificate in Skills for Working Life or Life Skills or other Entry Level qualifications An appropriate standard of Literacy and Numeracy Related interests and experiences and enthusiasm and commitment to learning

What will I study? You will study the following core units: Starting work in construction

What will I study?

Working in construction

You will study a combination of both practical and theoretical skills.

Developing skills and working safely in construction

What can I do after the course? The course will provide you with the necessary skills for employment. You may progress onto a Level 4 Apprenticeship or to HNC.

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You will also choose personal skills units and optional units.

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you could progress onto higher level courses such as the Construction BTEC Diploma or the Intermediate Construction Award in a specific construction trade.

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Access to Building Services Engineering

Building Services BTEC Extended Diploma

Location: BG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 1

Location: BG | Duration: 2 years | Level: 3

Are there any entry requirements?

Are there any entry requirements?

To enrol on this course you will need to have a basic skills assessment to demonstrate a Level 1 in Numeracy and Literacy.

You must have achieved four GCSEs at grade A*-C including Science, Maths and English and have an interest in design. What’s more you will need to demonstrate that you are ambitious and have determination along with an enthusiastic approach. The ability to meet deadlines is important and you must be a team player, as well as a good communicator. Additionally you will also need to be creative and have a talent for making things work.

What will I study? You will study the following core units: Health and Safety Environmental awareness Science Electrical Heating and Ventilation Plumbing Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

What can I do after the course? This course will enable you to develop an understanding of the building services sector and will provide you with a basis for progression into the electrical installation industry.

What will I study? You will study the following core units: Health, safety and welfare in construction and the built environment Sustainable construction Mathematics in construction and the built environment Science and materials in construction and the built environment Building services control systems Building services science

You will also study a selection of optional units.

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you could progress into employment or onto higher education.

All course information is correct at the time of print but is subject to change as deemed necessary by the College. For up-to-date information please check on enrolment/application.

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BTEC Diploma Building Services: Electrical

Building Services Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning BTEC Diploma

Location: BG | Duration: 2 years | Level: 3

Location: BG | Duration: 2 years DR| Level: 3

Are there any entry requirements?

Are there any entry requirements?

To enrol on this course you will need to have one of the following:

To enrol on this course you will need to have one of the following:

A BTEC Level 2 Diploma Technical Certificate or NVQ 2 in Electrical Installation

Technical Certificate or NVQ2 in Plumbing/Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning

Four GCSEs grade C or above (including Maths and Science)

Four GCSEs grade C or above including Maths and Science

If you are working in the industry or have a City & Guilds Part III or C Certificate in Electrical Installation, come and talk to us about your experience

If you have experience in the industry, come and talk to us about it

What will I study? You will study the following core units: Health, safety and welfare in construction and the built environment Sustainable construction

What’s more you will need to demonstrate that you are ambitious and have determination along with an enthusiastic approach. The ability to meet deadlines is important and you must be a team player, as well as a good communicator. Additionally you will also need to be creative and have a talent for making things work.

What will I study?

Mathematics in construction and the built environment Science and materials in construction and the built environment

You will study the following core units:

Building services control systems

Health, safety and welfare in construction and the built environment

Building services science

Sustainable construction Mathematics in construction and the built environment

You will also study a selection of optional units.

Science and materials in construction and the built environment Building services control systems

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you could progress onto the HNC Building Services Engineering: Electrical/Refrigeration. Others have added supplementary subjects in the second year of the National Certificate programme and have gone on to study a degree at university.

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Building services science

You will also study a selection of optional units.

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you could progress onto the HNC Building Services: Heating Ventilation & Air-Conditioning. Or you could add supplementary subjects in the second year of the Diploma programme to progress onto degree courses at university.

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ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION Access to Building Services Engineering: Electrical Installation Location: BG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 1 Are there any entry requirements? This course is ideal if you want to learn the first steps to becoming an electrical installer. To enrol on this course you will need to have a basic skills assessment to demonstrate a Level 1 in Numeracy and Literacy.

What will I study? You will study the following core units:

Foundation to Electrical Installation Location: BG | Duration: 1 Year | Level 1 Are there any entry requirements? To enrol on this course you will need one of the following: An entry certificate in skills for working life or life skills or other entry level qualifications An appropriate standard of literacy and numeracy Related interests and experiences and enthusiasm and commitment to learning

What will I study? You will study the construction industry in general and the following core units:

Health and safety

Starting work in construction

Environmental awareness

Working in construction

Science

Developing skills and working safely in construction

Electrical Heating and ventilation

You will also study a selection of optional units and personal skills units.

Plumbing Refrigeration and air conditioning

What can I do after the course? This course will enable you to develop an understanding of the building services sector and will provide you with a basis for progression into the electrical installation industry which will allow you to qualify to study NVQ/Diploma 2.

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you could progress onto higher level courses like the BTEC Diploma in Construction or intermediate construction award in a specific construction trade.

All course information is correct at the time of print but is subject to change as deemed necessary by the College. For up-to-date information please check on enrolment/application.

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Electrical Installation Apprenticeship

Electrical Installation Advanced Apprenticeship

Location: BG | Duration : 2-3 YEARS | Level 3

Location: BG | Duration: 2-3 YEARS | DR | Level: 3

Are there any entry requirements?

Are there any entry requirements?

To enrol on this course you must be capable of achieving Level 2 in Maths, IT and English. To apply for an apprenticeship you need to be employed in the industry, if you have an employer please get in touch with our work-based learning unit on 0121 702 1084 who will contact your employer and make arrangements for you to start as an apprentice. If you don’t have an employer, fill in the college application form and we will contact you to attend an interview.

To enrol on this course you must be capable of achieving Level 2 in Maths, IT and English. To apply for an apprenticeship you need to be employed in the industry, if you have an employer please get in touch with our work-based learning unit on 0121 702 1084 who will contact your employer and make arrangements for you to start as an apprentice. If you don’t have an employer, fill in the college application form and we will contact you to attend an interview.

What will I study?

What will I study?

You will study and practice both a combination of practical and theoretical skills to a high level. You will be required to complete an AM2 assessment.

You will study and practice both a combination of practical and theoretical skills to a high level. You will be required to complete an AM2 assessment.

What can I do after the course?

What can I do after the course?

The course will provide you with the necessary skills and qualifications for success in employment as an electrical installation engineer. You will be fully qualified, to industry standard, as an Electrical Installation ‘competent’ person. You will be able to register within a competency scheme such as NIC, EIC, NAPPIT other. You will be able to progress onto a HNC Level 4 Electrical Installation if you choose.

The course will provide you with the necessary skills and qualifications for success in employment as an electrical installation engineer. You will be fully qualified, to industry standard, as an electrical installation ‘competent’ person. You will be able to register within a competency scheme such as NIC, EIC, NAPPIT other. You will be able to progress onto a HNC Level 4 Electrical Installation if you choose.

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PLUMBING AND GAS Access to Building Services Engineering – Plumbing Location: BG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 1 Are there any entry requirements? This course is ideal if you want to learn how to become a Plumber. To enrol on this course you will need to have a basic skills assessment to demonstrate a Level 1 in Numeracy and Literacy.

What will I study? You will study the following core units: Health and Safety Environmental Awareness

Plumbing Apprenticeship Location: BG | Duration: 18-24 months | DR | Level: 2 Are there any entry requirements? To enrol on this course you must be capable of achieving Level 2 in Maths and English. To apply for an apprenticeship you need to be employed in the industry, if you have an employer please get in touch with our work-based learning unit on 0121 702 1084 who will contact your employer and make arrangements for you to start as an apprentice. If you don’t have an employer, fill in the college application form and we will contact you to attend an interview.

What will I study? You will study a combination of both practical and theoretical skills to form a skill basis within and understanding of the trade. In addition, you will study water regulations.

Science Electrical Heating and Ventilation Plumbing Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

What can I do after the course? The course will provide you with the necessary skill level for successful employment as a plumber. You could progress onto Level 3 Apprenticeship.

What can I do after the course? This course will enable you to develop an understanding of the Building Services sector and will provide you with a basis for progression into the plumbing industry which will allow you to qualify to study NVQ/Diploma 2.

All course information is correct at the time of print but is subject to change as deemed necessary by the College. For up-to-date information please check on enrolment/application.

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Advanced Apprenticeship in Plumbing Location: BG | Duration: 18-24 months | DR | Level: 3 Are there any entry requirements? To enrol on this course you must have successfully completed your Level 2 apprenticeship. You must be dedicated, enthusiastic and have a desire to progress into the study of complex heating and plumbing systems. To apply for an apprenticeship you need to be employed in the industry, if you have an employer please get in touch with our work-based learning unit on 0121 702 1084 who will contact your employer and make arrangements for you to start as an apprentice. If you don’t have an employer, fill in the college application form and we will contact you to attend an interview.

REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING Access to Building Services Engineering – Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Location: BG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 1 Are there any entry requirements? This course is ideal if you want to learn how to become a Refrigeration or Air Conditioning Engineer. To enrol on this course you will need to have a basic skills assessment to demonstrate a Level 1 in Numeracy and Literacy.

What will I study?

What will I study? You will study a combination of both practical and theoretical skills which form a high skill level and understanding. You will be eligible to take a ‘competent’ persons examination in Unvented Hot Water Systems.

You will study the following core units: Health and Safety Environmental Awareness Science Electrical

What can I do after the course?

Heating and Ventilation

The course will provide you with the necessary skill level for successful employment as a plumbing engineer.

Plumbing Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

What can I do after the course? This course will enable you to develop an understanding of the building services sector and will provide you with a basis for progression into the air-conditioning industry which will allow you to qualify to study NVQ/Diploma 2.

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Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Apprenticeship

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Advanced Apprenticeship

Location: BG | Duration: 18-24 months | DR | Level: 2

Location: BG | Duration: 18-24 months | DR | Level: 3

Are there any entry requirements?

Are there any entry requirements?

To enrol on this course you must be capable of achieving Level 2 in Maths, IT and English. To apply for an apprenticeship you need to be employed in the industry, if you have an employer please get in touch with our work-based learning unit on 0121 702 1084 who will contact your employer and make arrangements for you to start as an apprentice. If you don’t have an employer, fill in the college application form and we will contact you to attend an interview.

To enrol on this course you must have successfully completed your Level 2 apprenticeship. You must be dedicated, enthusiastic and have a desire to progress into the study of complex refrigeration systems. To apply for an apprenticeship you need to be employed in the industry, if you have an employer please get in touch with our work-based learning unit on 0121 702 1084 who will contact your employer and make arrangements for you to start as an apprentice. If you don’t have an employer, fill in the college application form and we will contact you to attend an interview.

What will I study? You will study a combination of both practical and theoretical skills to form a skill basis within and understanding of the trade. In addition, you will study fire safety, gas safe handling and braising.

What will I study? You will study a combination of both practical and theoretical skills which form a high skill level and understanding.

What can I do after the course? The course will provide you with the necessary skill level for successful employment as a refrigeration engineer. You will be able to progress onto the Level 3 advanced apprenticeship. You will be qualified to sit the industry Standard-FGAS Qualification and to achieve competent person status.

What can I do after the course? The course will provide you with the necessary skill level for successful employment as a refrigeration engineer. You will be eligible to progress onto Level 4 HNC (Refrigeration and air conditioning).

All course information is correct at the time of print but is subject to change as deemed necessary by the College. For up-to-date information please check on enrolment/application.

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CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT Construction Management Apprenticeship

Construction BTEC Diploma Location: BG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 2

Location: BG | Duration: 2 Years | DR | Level: 3 Are there any entry requirements? Are there any entry requirements? To enrol on this course you must be capable of achieving Level 2 in Maths, IT and English. You must enrol on and be successful in achieving both the Diploma Level 3 and one of the pathway routes within construction management or civil engineering at NVQ Level 3. To apply for an apprenticeship you need to be employed in the industry, if you have an employer please get in touch with our work-based learning unit on 0121 702 1084 who will contact your employer and make arrangements for you to start as an apprentice. If you don’t have an employer, fill in the college application form and we will contact you to attend an interview.

What will I study? You will study a combination of both practical and theoretical skills.

What will I study? You will study through a combination of tutorials, lectures and presentations. There is an element of group work and you will be expected to undertake significant self-study. You will study the following core units. Structure of the construction industry Exploring health, safety and welfare in construction Sustainability in the construction industry

You will also study specialist units and a further six practical units which will be confirmed on application for this course for example, brickwork, painting and decorating and carpentry.

What can I do after this course?

What can I do after the course? The course will provide you with the necessary skills for employment. You may progress onto a Level 4 Apprenticeship or to HNC.

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To enrol on this course you will need a Construction BTEC Introductory Diploma or 4 GCSEs at grade D or above. Maths, Science and English would be desirable.

This course will prepare you for employment and provide you with a good grounding to progress onto a BTEC Level 3 extended diploma.

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Construction BTEC Extended Diploma

Construction BTEC Diploma

Location: BG | Duration: 2 Years | Level: 3

Location: BG | Duration: 2 Years DR | Level: 3

Are there any entry requirements? To enrol on this course, you will need one of the following: Construction BTEC Level 2 Diploma or NVQ2 in craft trades Four GCSEs at Grade A*-C including Science, Maths and English Appropriate knowledge and experience from work or other related qualifications

Are there any entry requirements? To enrol on this course you will need one of the following: Construction BTEC Level 2 Diploma or NVQ2 in craft trades Four GCSEs at Grade A*-C including Science, Maths and English Appropriate knowledge and experience from work or other related qualifications

What will I study? What will I study?

This is a practical, work-related course. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic work place situations, activities and demands. You will learn about the employment area you have chosen and develop the skills you need to start a career.

You will learn by completing projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. You will learn about the employment area you have chosen and develop the skills required to start a career.

You will study the following core units:

You will study the following core units:

Health, safety and welfare in construction and the built environment

Health, safety and welfare in construction and the built environment

Sustainable construction

Sustainable construction

Mathematics in construction and the built environment

Mathematics in construction and the built environment

Science and materials in construction and the built environment

Construction technology and design in construction and civil engineering

Construction technology and design in construction and civil engineering Building technology in construction

Building technology in construction

You will also study a range of optional units.

Science and materials in construction and the built environment

You will also study a selection of optional units.

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you could progress onto technical or professional positions in the industry such as architectural design, estimating, planning, buying, surveying property, housing, site engineer, site technician, site supervision, valuation, building control, land surveying and town planning. You could also progress onto the HNC construction or a related subject at degree level.

What can I do after this course? BTEC Diplomas are valued by employers and higher education. The skills acquired during your studies should enable you to gain a technical or professional position in industry such as Architectural Design, Estimation, Planning, Buying, Surveying, Property, Housing, Site Engineer, Site Technician, Site Supervision, Valuation, Building Control, Land Surveying and Town Planning. You could also progress onto the HNC construction, here at South Birmingham College in partnership with Birmingham City University.

All course information is correct at the time of print but is subject to change as deemed necessary by the College. For up-to-date information please check on enrolment/application.

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Civil Engineering Apprenticeship

Civil Engineering BTEC Diploma

Location: BG | Duration: 2 Years | DR | Level: 3

Location: BG | Duration: 2 Years | DR | Level: 3

Are there any entry requirements?

Are there any entry requirements?

To enrol on this course you must be capable of achieving Level 2 in Maths, IT and English. You must enrol on, and be successful in, achieving both the Diploma Level 3 and one of the pathway routes within construction management or civil engineering at NVQ Level 3. You must also be employed within the construction industry. If you do not have an employer please fill in the college application form and we will contact you to attend an interview.

To enrol on this course you will need at least one of the following: BTEC first certificate or diploma in a related subject, NVQ in a related subject, four GCSEs at grades A*- C Science, Maths and English would be desirable.

What will I study? You will study a combination of both practical and theoretical skills.

What can I do after the course? The course will provide you with the necessary skills for employment. You may progress onto a Level 4 Apprenticeship or to HNC.

What will I study? This is a practical, work-related course. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. As well as learning about the employment area you have chosen, you will develop the skills you need to start a career. You will study the following core units: Health, safety and welfare in construction and the built environment sustainable construction Mathematics in construction and the built environment Science and materials in construction and the built environment Construction technology and design in construction and civil engineering Surveying in construction and civil engineering

You will also study a selection of optional units.

What can I do after this course? BTEC National Diplomas are valued by employers and higher education. On successful completion of this course you could progress onto technical or professional positions in the industry such as architectural/design, estimating, planning, buying, surveying, property, housing, site engineer, site technician, site supervision, valuation, building control, land surveying and town planning. On successful completion of this course you could progress onto the HNC Civil Engineering.

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CONSTRUCTION CRAFTS Entry to Construction City & Guilds 6218 Diploma Location: BG | Duration: 1 year | Level: 1 (FL) Are there any entry requirements? There are no formal entry requirements. To enrol on this course you will need a commitment to pursuing a career in the construction industry.

What will I study? You will study all aspects of construction through a combination of practical and written sessions in our extensive well equipped workshops and classrooms. You will spend around 70 per cent of your time in practical workshops with the remaining time in theory and functional skills. The units of study include: Health and safety Bricklaying Carpentry Plastering Painting and decorating Wall and floor tiling

Construction workshop rules require students to wear personal protective equipment at all times.

What can I do after this course? This course provides an ideal grounding for someone who wishes to try a number of construction areas before choosing a career path, progression to Level 1 or 2 Construction Diploma and/or apprenticeship in any of the construction crafts.

All course information is correct at the time of print but is subject to change as deemed necessary by the College. For up-to-date information please check on enrolment/application.

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BRICKWORK

You will study a combination of practical and theory units required by the construction industry to prove competence as a tradesperson.

Apprenticeship in Construction: Brickwork

The units of study include:

Location: BG | Duration: 2 YearS | DR | Level: 2

Health and safety Construction technology

Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction: Brickwork

Planning and communication

Location: BG | Duration: 1 Year | DR | Level: 3 To apply for an apprenticeship you need to be employed in the industry, if you have an employer please get in touch with our work-based learning unit on 0121 702 1084 who will contact your employer and make arrangements for you to start as an apprentice. If you don’t have an employer, fill in the college application form for a construction diploma and we will contact you to attend an interview.

Are there any entry requirements? There are no formal entry requirements but the study of GCSE in Maths and English is an advantage. If your GCSE grades are below C you will be required to study functional skills as a mandatory part of your course.

Half brick walling One brick walling Cavity walling Isolated and attached piers

Construction workshop rules require students to wear personal protective equipment at all times.

What can I do after this course? The Level 2 apprenticeship framework will qualify you to work in the construction industry as a tradesperson as well as provide the opportunity to progress to the Level 3 framework (advanced apprenticeship). Level 3 apprenticeship framework will provide the opportunity to progress to further qualifications in site supervision and management.

How does an apprenticeship work? The apprenticeship programme is made up of a construction diploma and a national vocational qualification (NVQ). The diploma is delivered in college on a day release basis and the NVQ is awarded on the completion of a portfolio of evidence from the workplace. Work-based learning assessors will visit you on site on a regular basis to review progress and the assist in the production of your portfolio of evidence.

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Brickwork Diploma

Brickwork Diploma

Location: BG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 1

Location: BG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 2

Are there any entry requirements?

Are there any entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements but the study of GCSE in Maths and English is an advantage. To enrol on this course you will need a commitment to pursuing a career in the construction industry.

This course is ideal if you have already completed a Level 1 Diploma in Brickwork or have relevant vocational experience. You should be committed to pursuing a career in the construction industry.

What will I study? What will I study? You will study bricklaying through a combination of practical and written sessions in our extensive well-equipped workshops and classrooms. You will spend around 70% of your time in practical workshops with the remaining time in theory and functional skills. The units of study include:

You will study bricklaying through a combination of practical and written sessions in our extensive well equipped workshops and classrooms. You will spend around 60% of your time in practical workshops with the remaining time in theory and functional skills. The units of study include: Health and safety

Health and safety

Construction technology

Construction technology

Planning and communication

Planning and communication

Setting out

Half brick walling

Brick and block walling

One brick walling

Solid walls with openings

Cavity walling

Thin joint masonry

Isolated and attached piers

Cavity walling to timber frame and traditional walls

Construction workshop rules require students to wear personal protective equipment at all times.

Bonding

What can I do after this course? What can I do after this course? This course provides an ideal grounding for progression to Level 2 Diploma and/or apprenticeship in brickwork.

This course provides the practical and technical grounding for progression to Level 3 Diploma and/or apprenticeship in brickwork.

All course information is correct at the time of print but is subject to change as deemed necessary by the College. For up-to-date information please check on enrolment/application.

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Brickwork Diploma Location: BG | Duration: 1-2 years | Level: 3

CONSTRUCTION OPERATIONS (General Construction)

Are there any entry requirements?

Apprenticeship in Construction: Operations (General Construction)

To enrol on the course you will need to have completed a Level 2 Diploma or NVQ 2 and have key functional skills at Level 1.

Location: BG | Duration: 2 Years DR | Level: 2

What will I study? You will study through a combination of practical and theoretical skills to form a substantial skills base and understanding of the trade. You will study the following units: Information and Communication – Level 3 Building methods and construction

Are there any entry requirements?

Decorative brickwork Repair and maintain masonry structures Erect complex masonry structures

Construction workshop rules require students to wear personal protective equipment at all times.

There are no formal entry requirements but the study of GCSE in Maths and English is an advantage. If your GCSE grades are below C you will be required to study functional skills as a mandatory part of your course.

How does an apprenticeship work?

What can I do after this course? This course provides you with an ideal grounding in essential skills for progression to apprenticeship training in brickwork and associated subjects. Alternatively, you may wish to study construction supervision or management.

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To apply for an apprenticeship you need to be employed in the industry, if you have an employer please get in touch with our work-based learning unit on 0121 702 1084 who will contact your employer and make arrangements for you to start as an apprentice. If you don’t have an employer, fill in the college application form for a construction diploma and we will contact you to attend an interview.

The apprenticeship programme is made up of a construction diploma and a national vocational qualification (NVQ). The diploma is delivered in college on a day release basis and the NVQ is awarded on the completion of a portfolio of evidence from the workplace. Work-based learning assessors will visit you on site on a regular basis to review progress and the assist in the production of your portfolio of evidence.

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What will I study? You will study a combination of practical and theory units required by the construction industry to prove competence as a tradesperson. The units of study include: Health and safety Construction technology Planning and communication Site set up Laying domestic drainage Laying Kerbs and paths Laying concrete

Construction workshop rules require students to wear personal protective equipment at all times.

What can I do after this course? The Level 2 apprenticeship framework will qualify you to work in the construction industry as a tradesperson with expertise in construction operations as well as provide the opportunity to progress to further qualifications in site supervision and management.

Construction Operations (General Construction) Diploma Location: BG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 2 Are there any entry requirements? There are no formal entry requirements but the study of GCSE in Maths and English is an advantage. To enrol on this course you will need a commitment to pursuing a career in the construction industry.

What will I study? You will study through a combination of practical and written sessions in our extensive well-equipped workshops, external work areas and classrooms. You will spend around 70% of your time in practical work areas with the remaining time in theory and functional skills. The units of study include: Health and safety Construction technology Planning and communication Site set up Laying domestic drainage Laying kerbs and paths Laying concrete

Construction workshop rules require students to wear personal protective equipment at all times.

What can I do after this course? This course provides an ideal grounding for progression to work in general construction site operations and/or apprenticeship in construction operations.

All course information is correct at the time of print but is subject to change as deemed necessary by the College. For up-to-date information please check on enrolment/application.

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CARPENTRY AND JOINERY

What will I study? You will study a combination of practical and theory units required by the construction industry to prove competence as a tradesperson. The units of study include:

Apprenticeship in Construction: Site Carpenter

Health and safety Construction technology

Apprenticeship in Construction: Bench Joinery

Planning and communication Power tools

Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction: Site Carpenter

Fixing ironmongery and door furniture Circular saw External and Internal doors

Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction: Bench Joinery

Storage of materials Stud partitions and stairs

Location: BG | Duration: 2 years DR | Level: 2

Fixing internal mouldings Internal doors

Location: BG | Duration: 1 year DR | Level: 3

Frames and linings

To apply for an apprenticeship you need to be employed in the industry, if you have an employer please get in touch with our work-based learning unit on 0121 702 1084 who will contact your employer and make arrangements for you to start as an apprentice. If you don’t have an employer, fill in the college application form for a construction diploma and we will contact you to attend an interview.

Are there any entry requirements? There are no formal entry requirements but the study of GCSE in Maths and English is an advantage. If your GCSE grades are below C you will be required to study functional skills as a mandatory part of your course.

Wall and floor units

Construction workshop rules require students to wear personal protective equipment at all times.

What can I do after this course? The Level 2 apprenticeship framework will qualify you to work in the construction industry as a tradesperson as well as provide the opportunity to progress to the Level 3 framework (advanced apprenticeship). Level 3 apprenticeship framework will provide the opportunity to progress to further qualifications in site supervision and management.

How does an apprenticeship work? The apprenticeship programme is made up of a construction diploma and a national vocational qualification (NVQ). The diploma is delivered in college on a day release basis and the NVQ is awarded on the completion of a portfolio of evidence from the workplace. Work-based learning assessors will visit you on site on a regular basis to review progress and the assist in the production of your portfolio of evidence.

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Carpentry & Joinery Diploma

Bench Joinery Diploma

Location: BG | Duration: 1 Year | Level 1

Location: BG | Duration: 1 Year | Level 2

Are there any entry requirements?

Are there any entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements but the study of GCSE in Maths and English is an advantage. To enrol on this course you will need a commitment to pursuing a career in the construction industry.

This course is ideal if you want to work in the construction industry as a bench joiner. To enrol on this course you should already hold a Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry.

What will I study? What will I study? You will study carpentry and joinery through a combination of practical and written sessions in our extensive well equipped workshops and classrooms. You will spend around 70% of your time in practical workshops with the remaining time in theory and functional skills. The units of study include:

You will study the following main units: Power tools Storage of materials Interpreting information Selecting materials, components and equipment

Health and safety

Producing plain setting out details for bench joinery

Construction technology

Marking out from routine product

Planning and communication

Setting out for bench joinery

Tool skills

Health and Safety

Basic joints

Scaffolding

Maintaining tools

Fitting and assembling products e.g. frames, linings, doors, units and/or fitments, staircases

Methods of fixing

Construction workshop rules require students to wear personal protective equipment at all times.

What can I do after this course? This course provides an ideal grounding for progression to Level 2 Diploma and/or apprenticeship in Carpentry.

Construction workshop rules require students to wear personal protective equipment at all times.

What can I do after this course? This course provides you with the skills necessary to gain employment in the industry as a bench joiner. On successful completion of this course you could continue your studies with courses like the NVQ bench joinery, if you have relevant site experience. You could also progress to a Level 3 Diploma.

All course information is correct at the time of print but is subject to change as deemed necessary by the College. For up-to-date information please check on enrolment/application.

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Bench Joinery Diploma

Site Carpentry Diploma

Location: BG | Duration: 1 Year | Level 3

Location: BG | Duration: 1 Year | Level 2

Are there any entry requirements?

Are there any entry requirements?

This course is ideal if you would like to operate at supervisory level at work. To enrol on this course you will need to have gained a Level 2 Diploma or NVQ 2 in Carpentry and Joinery and/or have had several years experience as a Carpenter and Joiner.

This course is ideal if you want to work in the construction industry as a site carpenter joiner. To enrol on this course you should already hold a Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry.

What will I study? What will I study?

You will study the following main units:

Building on the skills gained at Level 2 Diploma or NVQ 2 you will be taught a variety of both practical and theoretical skills to form a substantial skill base and understanding of the trade. Self-study and written assignment work is also required as part of the supervisory units contained within the qualification. You will study the following main units:

Construction technology Storage of materials Interpreting information Selecting materials, components and equipment Producing plain setting out details

Portable power tools

Roof work

Wood-working machines

Setting out

Erection of stairs

Scaffolding

Ironmongery

Fitting and assembling products e.g. frames, linings, doors, units and/or fitments, staircases

Complex roof structures Planning and organisation

Construction workshop rules require students to wear personal protective equipment at all times.

Monitoring control Evaluation of activities Complex doors

Construction workshop rules require students to wear personal protective equipment at all times.

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you could progress onto higher level courses like a Level 4 qualification HNC/HND. You could also find employment in supervisory or management positions or become self employed.

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Health and Safety

What can I do after this course? This course provides you with the skills necessary to gain employment in the industry as a bench joiner. On successful completion of this course you could join the industry as an apprentice or continue your studies with courses like the NVQ 2 on-site carpentry, if you have relevant site experience. You could also progress to a Level 3 Diploma.

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Site Carpentry Diploma Location: BG | Duration: 1 Year Level 3 Are there any entry requirements? This course is ideal if you would like to operate at supervisory level at work. To enrol on this course you will need to have gained a Level 2 Diploma or NVQ 2 in Carpentry and Joinery and/or have had several years experience as a carpenter and joiner.

What will I study? Building on the skills gained at Level 2 Diploma or NVQ 2 you will be taught a variety of both practical and theoretical skills to form a substantial skill base and understanding of the trade. You will study the following main units: Portable power tools Wood-working machines Erection of stairs Ironmongery Complex roof structures Planning and organisation Monitoring control Evaluation of activities Complex doors

Construction workshop rules require students to wear personal protective equipment at all times.

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you could progress onto higher level courses like a Level 4 qualification HNC/HND. You could also find employment in supervisory or management positions or become self employed.

All course information is correct at the time of print but is subject to change as deemed necessary by the College. For up-to-date information please check on enrolment/application.

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FITTED INTERIORS

What will I study? You will study a combination of practical and theory units required by the construction industry to prove competence as a tradesperson. The units of study include:

Apprenticeship in Construction: Fitted Interiors

Health and safety

Location: BG | Duration: 2 Years DR | Level: 2 To apply for an apprenticeship you need to be employed in the industry, if you have an employer please get in touch with our work-based learning unit on 0121 702 1084 who will contact your employer and make arrangements for you to start as an apprentice. If you don’t have an employer, fill in the college application form for a construction diploma and we will contact you to attend an interview.

Construction technology Planning and communication Kitchen fitting, plumbing and carpentry Bathroom fitting, plumbing and carpentry Cloakroom fitting, plumbing and carpentry

Construction workshop rules require students to wear personal protective equipment at all times.

What can I do after this course?

Are there any entry requirements? There are no formal entry requirements but the study of GCSE in Maths and English is an advantage. If your GCSE grades are below C you will be required to study functional skills as a mandatory part of your course.

The Level 2 apprenticeship framework will qualify you to work in the construction industry as a tradesperson with expertise in kitchen and bathroom fitting as well as provide the opportunity to progress to further qualifications in site supervision and management.

How does an apprenticeship work? The apprenticeship programme is made up of a construction diploma and a national vocational qualification (NVQ). The diploma is delivered in college on a day release basis and the NVQ is awarded on the completion of a portfolio of evidence from the workplace. Work-based learning assessors will visit you on site on a regular basis to review progress and the assist in the production of your portfolio of evidence.

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Fitted Interiors Diploma Location: BG | Duration: 1 Year| Level: 2 Are there any entry requirements? There are no formal entry requirements but the study of GCSE in Maths and English is an advantage. To enrol on the course you will need a commitment to pursuing a career in the construction industry.

What will I study? You will study through a combination of practical and written sessions in our extensive well equipped workshops and classrooms. You will spend around 70% of your time in practical workshops with the remaining time in theory and functional skills. The units of study include: Health and safety Construction technology Planning and communication Kitchen fitting, plumbing and carpentry Bathroom fitting, plumbing and carpentry Cloakroom fitting, plumbing and carpentry

Construction workshop rules require students to wear personal protective equipment at all times.

What can I do after this course? This course provides an ideal grounding for progression to work in fitted interiors and/or apprenticeship in maintenance operations.

All course information is correct at the time of print but is subject to change as deemed necessary by the College. For up-to-date information please check on enrolment/application.

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MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS

What will I study? You will study a combination of practical and theory units required by the construction industry to prove competence as a tradesperson. The units of study include:

Apprenticeship in Construction: Maintenance Operations

Health and safety

Location: BG | Duration: 2 Years DR | Level: 2 To apply for an apprenticeship you need to be employed in the industry, if you have an employer please get in touch with our work-based learning unit on 0121 702 1084 who will contact your employer and make arrangements for you to start as an apprentice. If you don’t have an employer, fill in the college application form for a construction diploma and we will contact you to attend an interview.

Construction technology Planning and communication Masonry repair Painting and decorating repair Plastering repair Plumbing repair Carpentry repair

Construction workshop rules require students to wear personal protective equipment at all times.

Are there any entry requirements? There are no formal entry requirements but the study of GCSE in Maths and English is an advantage. If your GCSE grades are below C you will be required to study functional skills as a mandatory part of your course.

How does an apprenticeship work?

What can I do after this course? The Level 2 apprenticeship framework will qualify you to work in the construction industry as a multi skilled tradesperson with expertise in maintenance and repair as well as provide the opportunity to progress to further qualifications in site supervision and management.

The apprenticeship programme is made up of a construction diploma and a national vocational qualification (NVQ). The diploma is delivered in college on a day release basis and the NVQ is awarded on the completion of a portfolio of evidence from the workplace. Work-based learning assessors will visit you on site on a regular basis to review progress and the assist in the production of your portfolio of evidence.

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Maintenance Operations Diploma Location: BG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 2 Are there any entry requirements? There are no formal entry requirements but the study of GCSE in Maths and English is an advantage. To enrol on this course you will need a commitment to pursuing a career in the construction industry.

What will I study? You will study maintenance operations through a combination of practical and written sessions in our extensive well equipped workshops and classrooms. You will spend around 70% of your time in practical workshops with the remaining time in theory and functional skills. The units of study include: Health and safety Construction technology Planning and communication Masonry repair Painting and decorating repair Plastering repair Plumbing repair Carpentry repair

Construction workshop rules require students to wear personal protective equipment at all times.

What can I do after this course? This course provides an ideal grounding for progression to work in housing maintenance and repair and/or apprenticeship in maintenance operations.

All course information is correct at the time of print but is subject to change as deemed necessary by the College. For up-to-date information please check on enrolment/application.

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PAINTING AND DECORATING

What will I study? You will study a combination of practical and theory units required by the construction industry to prove competence as a tradesperson.

Apprenticeship in Construction: Painting & Decorating

The units of study include:

Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction: Painting & Decorating Location: BG | Duration: 2 Years DR | Level: 2

Health and safety Construction technology Planning and communication Stripping surfaces of paint Stripping wall coverings

Location: BG | Duration: 1 Year DR | Level: 3 To apply for an apprenticeship you need to be employed in the industry, if you have an employer please get in touch with our work-based learning unit on 0121 702 1084 who will contact your employer and make arrangements for you to start as an apprentice. If you don’t have an employer, fill in the college application form for a construction diploma and we will contact you to attend an interview.

Preparing paint Applying primers Applying water and oil based paints Basic wall papering and papering a ceiling Removing and replacing radiators Stripping surfaces of paint (gas) Stripping wall coverings (steam) Sanding using power tools

Are there any entry requirements?

Removing and replacing glass

There are no formal entry requirements but the study of GCSE in Maths and English is an advantage. If your GCSE grades are below C you will be required to study functional skills as a mandatory part of your course.

Patterned wall papering

Construction workshop rules require students to wear personal protective equipment at all times.

What can I do after this course? How does an apprenticeship work? The apprenticeship programme is made up of a construction diploma and a national vocational qualification (NVQ). The diploma is delivered in college on a day release basis and the NVQ is awarded on the completion of a portfolio of evidence from the workplace. Work-based learning assessors will visit you on site on a regular basis to review progress and the assist in the production of your portfolio of evidence.

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The Level 2 apprenticeship framework will qualify you to work in the construction industry as a tradesperson as well as provide the opportunity to progress to the Level 3 framework (advanced apprenticeship). Level 3 apprenticeship framework will provide the opportunity to progress to further qualifications in site supervision and management.

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Painting & Decorating Diploma

Painting & Decorating Diploma

Location: BG | Duration: 1 Year | Level 1

Location: BG | Duration: 1 Year | Level 2

Are there any entry requirements?

Are there any entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements but the study of GCSE in Maths and English is an advantage. To enrol on this course you will need a commitment to pursuing a career in the construction industry.

This course is ideal if you have already completed a Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating or have relevant vocational experience. You should be committed to pursuing a career in the construction industry.

What will I study?

What will I study?

You will study through a combination of practical and written sessions in our extensive well equipped workshops and classrooms. You will spend around 70% of your time in practical workshops with the remaining time in theory and functional skills. The units of study include:

You will study painting and decorating through a combination of practical and written sessions in our extensive well equipped workshops and classrooms. You will spend around 60% of your time in practical workshops with the remaining time in theory and functional skills.

Health and safety Construction technology Planning and communication Make good surfaces Prepare paint materials Apply undercoat by brush Apply gloss paint by brush Paint a flush door Paint a panelled door Painting broad areas and linear work Applying lining paper Applying set and drop patterned wallpaper Applying random match paper

Construction workshop rules require students to wear personal protective equipment at all times.

The units of study include: Health and safety Construction technology Planning and communication Stripping paint Applying primers Preparing and applying types of paint Special effects using paint Stripping wall coverings Wallpapering walls and ceilings Patterned wall papers

What can I do after this course? This course provides the practical and technical grounding for progression to Level 3 Diploma and/or apprenticeship in painting and decorating.

What can I do after this course? This course provides an ideal grounding for progression to Level 2 Diploma and/or apprenticeship in painting and decorating.

All course information is correct at the time of print but is subject to change as deemed necessary by the College. For up-to-date information please check on enrolment/application.

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Painting & Decorating Diploma Location: BG | Duration: 1 Year | Level 3 Are there any entry requirements? To enrol on this course you will need to have completed a level 2 diploma or NVQ 2 and have key functional Skills at Level 1.

What will I study? You will study through a combination of practical and theoretical skills to form a substantial skills base and understanding of the trade. You will study the following units: Information and Communication – Level 3 Building methods and construction Complex paper hanging Advanced specialist finishes Texturing Spray painting Advanced specialist finishes

Construction workshop rules require students to wear personal protective equipment at all times.

What can I do after this course? This course provides you with an ideal grounding in essential skills for progression to apprenticeship training in painting and decorating and associated subjects. Alternatively, you may wish to study construction supervision or management.

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PLASTERING Apprenticeship in Construction: Plastering

What will I study? You will study a combination of practical and theory units required by the construction industry to prove competence as a tradesperson. The units of study include:

Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction: Plastering

Health and safety

Location: BG | Duration: 2 Years DR | Level: 2

Basic plastering and rendering

Location: BG | Duration: 1 Year DR | Level: 3

Plastering ceilings

To apply for an apprenticeship you need to be employed in the industry, if you have an employer please get in touch with our work-based learning unit on 0121 702 1084 who will contact your employer and make arrangements for you to start as an apprentice. If you don’t have an employer, fill in the college application form for a construction diploma and we will contact you to attend an interview.

Are there any entry requirements? There are no formal entry requirements but the study of GCSE in Maths and English is an advantage. If your GCSE grades are below C you will be required to study functional skills as a mandatory part of your course.

Construction technology Planning and communication

Plasterboard and skim

Construction workshop rules require students to wear personal protective equipment at all times.

What can I do after this course? The Level 2 apprenticeship framework will qualify you to work in the construction industry as a tradesperson as well as provide the opportunity to progress to the Level 3 framework (advanced apprenticeship). Level 3 apprenticeship framework will provide the opportunity to progress to further qualifications in site supervision and management.

How does an apprenticeship work? The apprenticeship programme is made up of a construction diploma and a national vocational qualification (NVQ). The diploma is delivered in college on a day release basis and the NVQ is awarded on the completion of a portfolio of evidence from the workplace. Work-based learning assessors will visit you on site on a regular basis to review progress and the assist in the production of your portfolio of evidence.

All course information is correct at the time of print but is subject to change as deemed necessary by the College. For up-to-date information please check on enrolment/application.

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Plastering Diploma

Plastering Diploma

Location: BG | Duration: 1 Year Level 1

Location: BG | Duration: 1 Year Level 2

Are there any entry requirements?

Are there any entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements but this study of GCSE in Maths and English is an advantage. To enrol on this course you will need a commitment to pursuing a career in the construction industry.

This course is ideal if you want to work in the construction industry as a plasterer. To enrol on this course you should already hold a Level 1 Diploma in Plastering.

What will I study? What will I study?

You will study the following main units:

You will study through a combination of practical and written sessions in our extensive well equipped workshops and classrooms. You will spend around 70% of your time in practical workshops with the remaining time in theory and functional skills. The units of study include:

Storage of materials Interpreting information Selecting materials, components and equipment Internal plastering

Health and safety

Bench run moulding

Construction technology

Floor laying

Planning and communication

Scaffolding

Tool skills

Construction workshop rules require students to wear personal protective equipment at all times.

Maintaining tools Basic plastering Plaster-boarding

Construction workshop rules require students to wear personal protective equipment at all times.

What can I do after this course? This course provides an ideal grounding for progression to Level 2 Diploma and/or apprenticeship in Plastering.

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Health and safety

What can I do after this course? This course provides you with the skills necessary to gain employment in the industry as a apprentice plasterer. On successful completion of this course you could continue your studies with courses like the NVQ 2: Plastering, if you have relevant site experience. You could also progress to a Level 3 Diploma.

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Plastering Diploma Location: BG | Duration: 1 Year Level 3 Are there any entry requirements? This course is ideal if you would like to operate at a supervisory level at work. To enrol on this course you will need to have gained a Level 2 Diploma or NVQ 2 in Plastering and/or have had several years experience as a plasterer.

What will I study? Building on the skills gained at Level 2 Diploma or NVQ 2 you will be taught a variety of both practical and theoretical skills to form a substantial skill base and understanding of the trade. Self-study and written assignment work is also required as part of the supervisory units contained within the qualification. You will study the following units: Information and Communication – Level 3 Building methods and construction Decorative plastering Repair and maintain plaster items Use of specialist plasters Complex plaster tasks Complex fibrous work Planning and organisation Monitoring control Evaluation of activities

Construction workshop rules require students to wear personal protective equipment at all times.

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you could progress onto higher level courses like a Level 4 qualification HNC/HND. You could also find employment in supervisory or management positions or become self employed.

All course information is correct at the time of print but is subject to change as deemed necessary by the College. For up-to-date information please check on enrolment/application.

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WALL AND FLOOR TILING

What will I study? You will study a combination of practical and theory units required by the construction industry to prove competence as a tradesperson. The units of study include:

Apprenticeship in Construction: Wall & Floor Tiling

Health and safety

Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction: Wall & Floor Tiling

Construction technology

Location: BG | Duration: 2 Years DR | Level: 2

Wall and Floor Tiling

Loading and unloading materials Planning and communication Simple setting out

Location: BG | Duration: 1 Year DR | Level: 3

Surface drainage Curved work

To apply for an apprenticeship you need to be employed in the industry, if you have an employer please get in touch with our work-based learning unit on 0121 702 1084 who will contact your employer and make arrangements for you to start as an apprentice. If you don’t have an employer, fill in the college application form for a construction diploma and we will contact you to attend an interview.

Construction workshop rules require students to wear personal protective equipment at all times.

Are there any entry requirements?

What can I do after this course?

There are no formal entry requirements but the study of GCSE in Maths and English is an advantage. If your GCSE grades are below C you will be required to study functional skills as a mandatory part of your course.

The Level 2 apprenticeship framework will qualify you to work in the construction industry as a trades person as well as provide the opportunity to progress to the Level 3 framework (advanced apprenticeship). The Level 3 apprenticeship framework will provide the opportunity to progress to further qualifications in site supervision and management.

How does an apprenticeship work?

Circular work Simple and complex pattern work Floors to falls Tiling steps

The apprenticeship programme is made up of a construction diploma and a national vocational qualification (NVQ). The diploma is delivered in college on a day release basis and the NVQ is awarded on the completion of a portfolio of evidence from the workplace. Work-based learning assessors will visit you on site on a regular basis to review progress and the assist in the production of your portfolio of evidence.

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Wall & Floor Tiling Diploma

Wall & Floor Tiling Diploma

Location: BG | Duration: 1 Year Level 2

Location: BG | Duration: 1 Year Level 3

Are there any entry requirements?

Are there any entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements but the study of GCSE in Maths and English is an advantage. To enrol on this course you will need a commitment to pursuing a career in the construction industry.

To enrol on this course you will need to have completed a Level 2 Diploma or NVQ 2 and have key functional skills at Level 1.

What will I study? You will study wall and floor tiling through a combination of practical and written sessions in our extensive well equipped workshops and classrooms. You will spend around 70% of your time in practical workshops with the remaining time in theory and functional skills. You will study the following main units: Health and safety Loading and unloading materials Basic scaffolding – wall and floor tiling Simple setting out Surface drainage Curved work Circular work Simple and complex pattern work Floors to falls Tiling steps

Construction workshop rules require students to wear personal protective equipment at all times.

What will I study? You will study through a combination of practical and theoretical skills to form a substantial skills base and understanding of the trade. You will study the following units: Information and Communication – Level 3 Building methods and construction Complex setting out Surface drainage Complex curved and circular work Complex cutting and shaping Swimming pools Mosaics

Construction workshop rules require students to wear personal protective equipment at all times.

What can I do after this course? This course provides you with an ideal grounding in essential skills for progression to apprenticeship training in wall and floor tiling and associated subjects. Alternatively, you may wish to study construction supervision or management.

What can I do after this course? This course provides an ideal grounding for progression to Level 3 Diploma and/or apprenticeship in wall and floor tiling.

All course information is correct at the time of print but is subject to change as deemed necessary by the College. For up-to-date information please check on enrolment/application.

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Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, the late great Alexander McQueen. If the mere mention of these names fills you with unbridled joy you’re not alone. At South Birmingham College we’re passionate about all things fashion, so if you aspire to be a stylist or a fashion designer you’re in the right place. Whether you’re a school leaver or looking to progress onto higher education, we have a wide range of courses and facilities to help you gain access to all areas of the fabulous fashion industry. At our Digbeth Campus, you’ll get to bring your ideas to life in our state-ofthe-art facilities, working alongside highly skilled tutors who bring real industry experience into the classroom. You’ll get to create an extensive range of fashion items and get involved in exciting competitions with major designer brands.

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Art and Design BTEC Diploma

Art and Design BTEC Diploma

Location: DG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 1 (FL)

Location: DG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 2

Are there any entry requirements?

Are there any entry requirements?

You don’t need any formal qualifications to enrol on this course but a keen interest in art and design is desirable.

To enrol on this course you will need a Level 1 qualification and/or a keen interest in art and design is desirable.

What will I study?

What will I study?

The units you will study include:

You will gain the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to prepare you for employment or help develop your career. The units you will study include:

Exploring visual language in art, design and media Exploring materials, techniques and processes in art, design and media

2D and 3D visual communications

Exploring and developing art and design ideas

Contextual references in art and design

Carrying out a personal project in art, design and media

Using ideas to explore, develop and produce art and design Working in the art and design industry Building an art and design portfolio

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you could progress the Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Art and Design Diploma.

You will also study a selection of specialist units.

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you could progress onto the BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma Art and Design (Fashion and Clothing).

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Art and Design (Fashion and Clothing) BTEC Diploma

Art and Design (Fashion and Clothing) BTEC Extended Diploma

Location: DG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 3

Location: DG | Duration: 2 Years | Level: 3

Are there any entry requirements?

Are there any entry requirements?

You will need to attend an interview to enrol on this course. You will need four GCSEs at Grade C or above, or the BTEC First Diploma: Art and Design. If you don’t have any formal qualifications your practical experience will be considered.

You will need to attend an interview to enrol on this course. You will need five GCSEs at Grade C or above, or the BTEC First Diploma: Art and Design. If you don’t have any formal qualifications your practical experience will be considered.

What will I study?

What will I study?

This course is designed to prepare you with the knowledge and design skills you need to create garments using your own original designs. The course provides a thorough introduction to all aspects of the fashion industry.

This course is designed to prepare you with the knowledge and design skills you need to create garments using your own original designs. The course provides a thorough introduction to all aspects of the fashion industry.

You will develop your creative skills through studying 12 units over one year including:

You will develop your creative skills through studying 18 units over two years including:

Visual recording in art and design

Visual recording in art and design

Materials, techniques and processes in art and design

Materials, techniques and processes in art and design

Ideas and concepts in art and design

Ideas and concepts in art and design

Communication in art and design

Communication through art and design

Contextual Influences through art and design

Contextual Influences in art and design

You will also study specialist units including:

You will also study a range of specialist units.

Pattern construction

Pattern construction

Production techniques for fashion and clothing

Garment production

Garment production

Accessory production Fashion presentation skills

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you could progress onto Higher Level courses like a HND or a degree in fashion at university.

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you could progress onto Higher Level courses like a HND or a degree in fashion at university

All course information is correct at the time of print but is subject to change as deemed necessary by the College. For up-to-date information please check on enrolment/application.

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| FINANCE AND MANAGEMENT

If you’ve got a natural talent for figures, there’s only one place you need to enrol. Our Finance and Management Department offers a wide range of qualifications ranging from Level 1 to Level 4. Accredited by leading awarding bodies ILM, AAT, Edexcel and OCR, our dynamic and comprehensive portfolio of programmes will enable you to meet the challenges and demands of your everyday professional life and enhance your CV when you’re ready to take that next step in your career. Our team of industry experts deliver training in book-keeping, Sage, AAT and First Line Management, right through to ACCA and Professional Advance Diplomas; we can also offer bespoke courses to meet your organisation’s individual needs. So whatever your finance and management training needs, we can provide the perfect training solution.

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AAT CERTIFICATE IN ACCOUNTING

AAT CERTIFICATE IN ACCOUNTING

Association of Accounting Technicians

Association of Accounting Technicians

Location: DG/WA | Duration: 80 hours | Level: 1

Location: DG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 2

Are there any entry requirements?

Are there any entry requirements?

You will need to be proficient in Maths and English at Entry Level 3. AAT Access is a new flexible, classroom based Level 1 accounting qualification; accredited under the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), it is designed to help younger and less experienced students gain the skills and confidence to build a career in business or accountancy.

A good standard of GCSE or equivalent education will be expected. A high standard of literacy and numeracy is required for the course. Experience in book keeping /accounts work would be beneficial.

What will I study? Basic Accounting 1 – Computer Based Test

What will I be studying?

Principles of recording and processing financial transactions

Mathematics for accounting (1 credit)

Preparing and recording financial documentation

Accounting in a professional environment (1 credit)

Processing ledger transactions and extracting a trial balance

Essential accounting procedures (3 credits)

Basic Accounting II – Computer Based Test

Creating business documents (3 credits)

Maintaining and reconciling the cash book

AAT Access will be offered as traditional classroom-based training through existing AAT approved training providers – subject to training provider accreditation.

Banking procedures Maintaining petty cash records Maintaining the journal Maintaining control accounts

What can I do after this course?

Working effectively in accounting and finance

On successful completion of this course you can progress on to the Level 2 in accounting. You could also take up an apprenticeship in Accounts/Finance and continue your studies while you work.

Basic Costing – Computer Based Test Basic principles of costing Provide basic cost and revenue information Computerised accounting

Each unit of the course will be assessed. Work effectively in accounting and finance – Project/Workplace Evidence.

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you can progress on to the Level 3 in accounting. You could also take up an apprenticeship in Accounts/Finance and continue your studies while you work.

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AAT CERTIFICATE IN ACCOUNTING

AAT CERTIFICATE IN ACCOUNTING

Association of Accounting Technicians

Association of Accounting Technicians

Location: DG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 3

Location: DG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 4

Are there any entry requirements?

Are there any entry requirements?

You will need to have successfully completed the Level 2 AAT Certificate course. A good standard of education will be expected and a high standard of literacy and numeracy is required for the course. Experience in book keeping /accounts work would be beneficial.

You will need to have successfully completed the Level 3 AAT Certificate course. A good standard of education will be expected and a high standard of literacy and numeracy is required for the course. Experience in book keeping /accounts work would be beneficial.

What will I study? Accounts Preparation 1 – Computer Based Test

What will I study?

Principles of accounts preparation

Financial Statement – Computer Based Test

Extending the trial balance using accounting adjustments

Budgeting – Computer Based Test

Accounting for fixed assets.

Financial Performance – Computer Based Test

Accounts Preparation II – Computer Based Test

Internal Control and Accounting Systems – Project

Preparing Accounts for partnerships

You will also study a range of optional units.

Prepare final accounts for sole traders Cash management – Computer Based Test

What can I do after this course?

Principles of cash management

On successful completion of this course you can work in the field of accounting and this qualification should help to further your career.

Cash management Costs and revenues – Computer Based Test Principles of costing Provide cost and revenue information Indirect Tax – Computer Based Test / Workplace Evidence Principles of VAT Preparing and completing VAT returns Spreadsheets – Computer Based Test / Workplace Evidence Spreadsheet software

Each unit of the course will be assessed.

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you can progress on to the Level 4 in accounting. You could also take up an apprenticeship in Accounts/Finance and continue your studies while you work. All course information is correct at the time of print but is subject to change as deemed necessary by the College. For up-to-date information please check on enrolment/application.

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| HAIR & BEAUTY

If you want to train in an exciting and growing industry then we have a fantastic range of courses for you to choose from. Our courses are available for all ages, starting from Level 1 and progressing up to Level 3. All our students have the opportunity to gain some hands-on work experience in our professional salons located at Hall Green. What’s more, the salons offer a range of treatments to the paying public, so you’ll get to test out your skills on real clients!

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We’ve also developed higher level courses for people who currently work in the hair and beauty industry. If you’re currently working in a salon, our excellent and very successful NVQ 3 course provides the perfect opportunity to take your skills to the next level.


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Hairdressing NVQ Level 1

Hairdressing NVQ2

Location: HG | Duration: 1 year | Level: 1

Location: HG | Duration: 1 year | Level: 2

Are there any entry requirements?

Are there any entry requirements?

You don’t need any formal qualifications to enrol on this course. However, you will need to demonstrate a mature approach to learning, good communication skills and an ability to work with others. The course is designed for both female and male. You will need a professional uniform and kit which you can buy through the College for approximately £150.

You will need Level 1 Hairdressing. You will also need to demonstrate an enthusiastic and mature approach to learning, good communication skills and an ability to work with others. You will be required to attend a pre-enrolment guidance session. You will need a professional kit and uniform which you can buy through the College for approximately £150.

What will I study?

What will I study?

This qualification covers all the skills and underpinning knowledge necessary to progress onto the NVQ 2: Hairdressing. The course combines practical workshops (80%) with theory and classroom based lessons (20%).

Assisting with colouring techniques

This qualification covers the skills and underpinning knowledge necessary to gain employment in salons as a junior stylist. You will study for up to 16 hours per week on a broader programme which includes enrichment activities and functional skills (IT, Literacy and Numeracy). You will need a minimum of 12 hours per week home study. You can choose to study optional units specifically dedicated to African Caribbean hairdressing. The course combines practical workshops (80%) with theory and classroom based lessons (20%). A range of teaching methods are used on the course.

Blowdry and Style Hair

The units you will study include:

The units you will study include: Working with others Assisting with reception duties Shampooing and conditioning

Health & Safety

Shampooing and conditioning

Functional skills (IT, Literacy and Numeracy) and tutorials are mandatory

Client care Styling Perming/relaxing (optional)

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you could progress onto the NVQ 2: Hairdressing.

Reception Cutting Colouring Retail

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you could progress onto the NVQ 3: Hairdressing.

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Hairdressing Apprenticeship

Hairdressing NVQ3

Location: HG | Duration: 1 year | Level: 2

Location: HG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 3

Are there any entry requirements?

Are there any entry requirements?

You will need to be working in a Hairdressing Salon as a trainee you will also need to demonstrate an enthusiastic and mature approach to learning, good communication skills and an ability to work with others. You will be required to attend a pre-enrolment guidance session. You will need a professional kit which you can buy through the College for approximately ÂŁ70.

You will need to have an NVQ 2: Hairdressing qualification. You will also need to attend an information session before you start the course.

What will I study? This qualification covers the skills and underpinning knowledge necessary to gain employment in salons as a junior stylist. An assessor will be allocated to you who will complete reviews and assessment at your workplace. The course combines practical workshops (80%) with theory and classroom based lessons (20%). A range of teaching methods are used on the course. You will be required to complete the following functional skills: Literacy Numeracy ICT (if applicable)

The units you will study include: Shampooing and conditioning Client care

What will I study? This qualification covers all the skills and underpinning knowledge necessary to gain employment in salons as a stylist or as a freelance hairdresser. The course combines practical workshops (80%) with theory and classroom based lessons (20%). A range of teaching methods are used on the course. The units you will study include: Promotion of products, services and activities Combining cutting techniques Creative hairdressing skills Styling long hair Colour correction and techniques

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you could find employment as a stylist in commercial salons, or follow a beauty holistic route.

Styling Optional Perming/relaxing Reception Cutting Colouring

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you could progress onto the NVQ 3: Hairdressing.

All course information is correct at the time of print but is subject to change as deemed necessary by the College. For up-to-date information please check on enrolment/application.

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Beauty Therapy NVQ1

Beauty Therapy NVQ2

Location: HG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 1

Location: HG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 2

Are there any entry requirements?

Are there any entry requirements?

You will need to demonstrate an enthusiastic and mature approach to learning, good communication skills and an ability to work with others. You will attend an information session and a one-to-one interview bringing along a reference. The course is designed for both male and female students. You will need to have a professional uniform and kit which you can buy through the College for approximately £150.

You will need to demonstrate an enthusiastic and mature approach to learning, good communication skills and an ability to work with others. You will attend an information session and a one-to-one interview bringing along a reference. The course is designed for both male and female students. You will need to have a professional uniform and kit which you can buy through the College for approximately £150.

What will I study?

What will I study?

This qualification covers all the skills and background knowledge necessary for employment in salons, clinics or your own home visiting practice. The course combines practical workshops (80%) with theory and classroom based lessons (20%). A range of teaching methods are used on the course.

This qualification covers all the skills and background knowledge necessary for employment in salons, clinics or your own home visiting practice. The course combines practical workshops (80%) with theory and classroom based lessons (20%). A range of teaching methods are used on the course.

The units you will study include:

The units you will study include:

Reception duties

Facial massage

Commercial salon activities

Make-up application

Health and Safety

Eyelash and brow treatments

Manicure/Pedicure

Manicures and pedicures

Employment standards

Depilatory treatments (wax)

Essential knowledge and understanding

Employment standards Essential knowledge and understanding

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you could progress onto the NVQ 2: Beauty Therapy.

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What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you could progress onto the NVQ 3: Beauty Therapy. You could also find employment in salons, sales (department stores) or work as a self employed mobile therapist.

HG: Hall Green Campus u DG: Digbeth Campus u BG: Bordesley Green Campus WA: Women’s Academy u DR: Day Release u FL: Foundation Learning


Beauty Therapy NVQ3

Complementary Therapy VRQ3

Location: HG | Duration: 1 year | Level 3

Location: HG | Duration: 1 Year | Level 3

Are there any entry requirements?

Are there any entry requirements?

You will need to have an NVQ 2: Beauty Therapy or equivalent qualification. The application process for this course requires you to attend an interview, complete a trade test and have a satisfactory reference. You will need to have a professional uniform and kit which you can buy through the College for approximately ÂŁ150.

You will need a pre-requisite of Level 2 Beauty Therapy or relevant underpinning knowledge of Complementary Therapy,

What will I study? The course offers natural progression from the NVQ 2 programme, with the opportunity to gain employment on cruise liners, in salons and health spas. If you are 16-19 years old, you will study for 25 hours per week on a broader programme which includes enrichment activities and communication skills. The course combines practical workshops (80%) with theory and classroom based lessons (20%). A range of teaching methods are used on this course. The units you will study include: Monitor procedures and safely control work operations Body massage Aromatherapy

What will I study? You will study for approx 12-15 hours per week on a broader programme which includes enrichment activities and communication skills. The course combines practical workshops (80%) with theory and classroom based lessons (20%). A range of teaching methods are used on this course. The units you will study are: Anatomy and Physiology Reflexology Aromatherapy Swedish Body Massage

What can I do after this course? The course offers natural progression from the NVQ 2 programme, with the opportunity to gain employment on cruise liners, in salons and health spas.

Posture analysis Body electrotherapy Facial electrotherapy Dietary advice Electrolysis Essential knowledge and understanding Micro-dermabrasion

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you could progress onto higher level courses or follow holistic and complementary therapy qualifications. You could also find employment as a qualified beauty therapist. All course information is correct at the time of print but is subject to change as deemed necessary by the College. For up-to-date information please check on enrolment/application.

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| HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

If you are the type of person who enjoys working with people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities and puts others first, then a career in health and social care is perfect for you. At South Birmingham College we offer a diverse range of courses, from Level 1 BTEC Certificate and Diploma in Health and Social Care to Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care – all of which are geared to giving you the perfect opportunity to make a difference in the community. If you’re interested in progressing to Higher Education we can help you with this too. All our courses are designed for you to learn how to help and support individuals from all sections of the community, including children, young people, the elderly and adults with learning difficulties, whilst developing your knowledge and practical skills to prepare you for work in the occupational areas of care.

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If any further proof was needed of how much we care about our students, here’s what Ofsted had to say after recently grading the department as outstanding: “The approach to meeting the needs and interests of students is outstanding: Students develop outstanding personal and social skills which enable them to improve their economic wellbeing.”


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Health & Social Care BTEC Diploma

Health & Social Care BTEC Diploma

Location: HG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 1

Location: HG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 2

What are the entry requirements?

What are the entry requirements?

Two GCSEs at Grade E or above, one of which must be English OR a basic skills or functional skills qualification in Literacy at Entry 3 or above AND a satisfactory reference from your most recent educational establishment where possible.

Four GCSEs at Grade D or above, one of which must be English OR a relevant Level 1 qualification AND a basic Skills or Functional Skills qualification in Literacy at Level 1 or above AND a satisfactory reference from your most recent educational establishment where possible.

Students need to complete a medical questionnaire and Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) self declaration form at the start of the course to confirm suitability.

Students need to complete a medical questionnaire and Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) self declaration form at the start of the course to confirm suitability.

What will I study? What will I study?

Units include:

Mandatory Units include:

Health and Social Care Needs Creative and Leisure Activities for Adults in Health and Social Care

Communication in Health and Social Care

Communication with Adults and Children in Health and Social Care

Individual Rights in Health and Social Care

Job Opportunities in Health and Social Care

Individual Needs in Health and Social Care

Promoting Healthy Eating in Care

Ensuring Safe Environments and Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care Group Project

What can I do after this course? What can I do after this course? On successful completion of a BTEC Level 1 qualification, learners may progress to, or within, employment and/or continue their study in the same, or related, vocational area. Learners are advised that employers in the Health and Social Care sector like staff to have literacy and numeracy qualifications as well as a Health and Social Care qualification.

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On successful completion of a BTEC Level 2 qualification, learners may progress to, or within, employment and/or continue their study in the same, or related, vocational area. Learners are advised that employers in the Health and Social Care sector like staff to have literacy and numeracy qualifications as well as a Health and Social Care qualification.

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Health & Social Care BTEC Extended Diploma

Health & Social Care Apprenticeship Location: HG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 2

Location: HG | Duration: 2 Years | Level: 3 Who is this Apprenticeship Programme for? What are the entry requirements? Four GCSEs at Grade A-C, one of which must be English Language OR a relevant Level 2 qualification AND a basic skills or functional skills qualification in Literacy at Level 1 or above AND a satisfactory reference from your most recent educational establishment where possible. Students need to complete a medical questionnaire and Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) self declaration form at the start of the course to confirm suitability. The Vocational Practice unit is a mandatory part of this course so it is necessary to complete and pay for an enhanced Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) disclosure.

This programme is suitable for employees who are working in Health and Social Care. It is intended for those new to the sector or with limited responsibility who generally work under the supervision of others. People in the health sector may be working for example in nursing homes or hospitals. Those working in care may be working for example in residential homes or day centres. Entry level onto the course will be determined by your job role following discussion with your employer.

What will I study? The training programme comprises: QCF Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care

What will I study?

Level 2 Certificate for Working in the Health and Social Care Sector

Mandatory Units include:

Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 1

Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care

Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Quality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care

Additional Employer Requirements

Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care Development through the life stages Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of the course, you may be able to progress onto an Advanced Apprenticeship.

Sociological Perspectives for Health and Social Care Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of a BTEC Level 3 qualification, learners may progress to, or within, employment and/or continue their study in the same, or related, vocational area. They may progress to higher education. Learners are advised that employers in the Health and Social Care sector like staff to have literacy and numeracy qualifications as well as a Health and Social Care qualification.

All course information is correct at the time of print but is subject to change as deemed necessary by the College. For up-to-date information please check on enrolment/application.

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Health & Social Care Advanced Apprenticeship Location: HG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 3 Who is this Apprenticeship for? This programme is suitable for employees who are working in health and social care. It is intended for those with much experience of working in the sector who may have responsibility for supervising junior members of staff. People in the health sector may be working for example in nursing homes or hospitals. Those working in care may be working for example in residential homes or day centres. Entry level onto the course will be determined by your job role following discussion with your employer.

What will I study? The training programme comprises: QCF Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 3 Certificate for Working in the Health and Social Care Sector Key Skills / Functional Skills Level 2 Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) Additional Employer Requirements

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of the course, you may be able to progress onto a Level 5 Leadership and Management in Care.

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“The promotion of all aspects of health and well-being at the College is outstanding” OFSTED Report 2010

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Whether you’re a computer whizz kid or a complete newbie, it’s never too late to advance your IT skills. So, if you are leaving school or are looking for a place at college for next September why not check out or range of full-time courses from foundation level right through to BTEC National Extended. You can even carry on your studying with us – right through to Foundation Degree. Whatever your level of study, any of these qualifications or the many other IT courses we provide will help you achieve your long-term goals such as achieving a degree or landing a great job. We’re a registered Microsoft and CISCO Academy offering flexible courses that mix practical hands-on training with theoretical concepts delivered through official academy course material. Our courses provide an inspired mix of business, technical and interpersonal skills – they really are quite something!

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BTEC DIPLOMA FOR IT USERS (ITQ)

IT (including options for multimedia and networking and system support) BTEC Diploma

Location: DG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 1 & 3

Location: DG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 2 Are there any entry requirements? Are there any entry requirements?

To enrol on this course you will need to have two or more of the following:

This course is ideal for people looking to progress from an introduction to IT. It will provide you with a good basis to study a more advanced work related qualification.

At least an Entry Level 3 qualification in English A successful interview with your course co-ordinator

To enrol on this course you will need to have at least two of the following:

A good record of achievement

What will I study?

A relevant Level 1 or 2 qualification

There is one core unit:

A successful interview with the course co-ordinator A good record of achievement

Improving Productivity Using IT

Four GCSEs at Grade D or above in relevant subjects including English

You will also need to complete these 12 other units: IT user fundamentals IT communication fundamentals

What will I study?

IT software fundamentals

You will learn through a combination of completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities, teamwork presentations and demonstrations. You will also be expected to complete at least 12 hours of self-study a week.

Using the internet Using email Imaging Software Desktop publishing software

You will study different aspects of IT depending upon the route you choose such as:

Multimedia software Presentation software

Computer systems

Spreadsheet software

Database design

Website software

Spreadsheet software

Word Processing software

In order to complete the course you will also be required to cover functional skills in ICT, Maths and English along with personal and social development.

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you could progress onto a Level 2 course like the IT Practitioners BTEC Diploma.

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Setting up a network Website design

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course with high grades, you could progress onto the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT. You could also find employment in the IT Industry in areas such as IT-related office work or website design.

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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: IT

What will I study?

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: IT and Business

You will learn through a combination of completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities, teamwork presentations and demonstrations. You will also be expected to complete at least 15 hours of self-study a week. There are different routes available dependent upon your skills and previous qualifications, from a choice of one, two or three A levels equivalence.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: Networking & Systems Support BTEC Level 3 Diploma: IT BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma: IT Location: DG | Duration: 1 or 2 Years | Level: 3

Options for IT combined with business or networking and systems support are available for those studying the full Extended Diploma equivalent to three A-levels. You will study different aspects of IT such as:

Are there any entry requirements?

Databases

These courses are ideal for people looking to progress from a Level 2 to a Level 3 qualification in IT. They will provide you with a good basis to study a more advanced work related qualification.

Project planning

To enrol on this course you will need to have more than one of the following: A relevant Level 2 qualification A successful interview with your course co-ordinator A good record of achievement Four GCSEs at Grade C or above in relevant subjects English and Maths at Level 2 (GCSE Grade C or above)

Advanced spreadsheets Systems analysis Programming Computer systems Information systems Networking

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course with high grades, you could progress onto the Foundation Degree in ICT or an IT related course at university. You could also find employment in the IT Industry dependent upon your particular strengths in the areas studied.

All course information is correct at the time of print but is subject to change as deemed necessary by the College. For up-to-date information please check on enrolment/application.

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Whoever said that sitting around playing computer games, making films and listening to the radio wouldn’t get you anywhere? It certainly wasn’t anyone here at South Birmingham College. In fact, we actively encourage it! With our state-of-the-art facilities at your disposal, our wide range of media courses provide a balanced study programme of theoretical and practical learning, giving you skills that are directly transferable to the media industry. Our custom-built facilities include a radio studio, photography studio, TV studio, multimedia suites and even a 375 seat auditorium, where you’ll learn to use industry standard video cameras, sound recording equipment and all the latest computer software packages. Past study assignments have led students to work in collaboration with many professional companies, including BBC Birmingham, Carlton Television, Radio 1xtra, Galaxy Radio, T-Mobile, NHS, Digital Birmingham and BBC Live 8. So what are you waiting for, Hollywood beckons!

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Creative Media Production BTEC Diploma

Creative Media Production BTEC Diploma

Location: DG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 1 (FL)

Location: DG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 2

Are there any entry requirements?

Are there any entry requirements?

This course is ideal for people who are inspired and enthused by new methods of studying media. The course will help you to extend your planning, research, analysis and presentation skills.

To enrol on this course you will need to have 4 GCSEs at Grade D-G, a Level 1 Diploma in Creative & Media or an equivalent Level 1 qualification.

What will I study?

What will I study?

The BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Creative Media Production includes the following units:

This course links into the National Occupational Standards for the sector (where appropriate) and is supported by the relevant National Training Organisations (NTOs) or Sector Skills Council (SSC).

Introduction to video production

Using our state-of-the-art facilities, some of the skills you’ll learn include:

Introduction to video editing Introduction to photography Introduction to radio and sound recording

Research skills

Some of the software you will use includes Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Premiere), Apple iLife (iMovie, iWeb, iPhoto) and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).

Understanding of media products Communication techniques Video production Video editing

What can I do after this course?

Audio editing

On successful completion of this course you could progress onto the Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Diploma: Creative Media Production.

Radio production Camera skills Interview techniques Photography skills

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you could progress onto the Creative Media Production BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma. You could also find employment in the media industry.

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Creative Media Production – Games development BTEC Diploma

Creative Media Production BTEC Extended Diploma

Location: DG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 2

Location: DG | Duration: 2 Years | Level: 3

Are there any entry requirements?

Are there any entry requirements?

To enrol on this course you will need to have 4 GCSEs at Grade D-G, a Level 1 Creative & Media Diploma or an equivalent Level 1 qualification.

To enrol on this course you will need to have 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English, a BTEC First Diploma in Media (Merit grade) or an equivalent qualification, and relevant experience.

What will I study?

What will I study?

This course links into the National Occupational Standards for the sector (where appropriate) and is supported by the relevant National Training Organisations (NTOs) or Sector Skills Council (SSC).

You will study a range of units, including the following:

Using our state-of-the-art facilities, some of the skills you’ll learn include:

Film and video editing Photography and photographic practice Speech package production for radio Multi-camera techniques

Research for creative media production

Production management

Communication techniques for creative media production

Commercial production for radio

The creative media sector Media audiences and products Deconstructing computer games 2D computer game engines

Page layout and design

You will also gain some experience in video editing, vision mixing, using a range of camera and studio equipment, audio editing, print journalism and use of a radio station.

Animation techniques Creative media production project

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you could progress onto the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production. You could also find employment in the media industry.

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you could progress onto the HND in Media, Communication and Production or you could progress onto degree programmes at university. You could also find employment in the media industry.

All course information is correct at the time of print but is subject to change as deemed necessary by the College. For up-to-date information please check on enrolment/application.

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Creative Media Production – Games Development BTEC Extended Diploma

Visual Arts – Photography BTEC Extended Diploma

Location: DG | Duration: 2 Years | Level: 3

Location: DG | Duration: 2 Years | Level: 3

Are there any entry requirements?

Are there any entry requirements?

To enrol on this course you will need to have either: five GCSEs at Grade C or above (including both Maths and English at Grade C or better), a BTEC First Diploma in Media or related subject (Merit grade or better) or equivalent qualifications and relevant experience.

To enrol on this course you will need to have either: five GCSEs at Grade C or above (including both Maths and English at Grade C or better), a BTEC First Diploma in Media or related subject (Merit grade or better) or equivalent qualifications and relevant experience.

An interest in art and design or other creative pastimes is also desirable as is a keen interest in video games and the games industry.

What will I study? The units you will study include:

What will I study?

Photographic media, techniques and technology

You will gain knowledge and skills in:

Photographic studio techniques

Understanding the computer games industry

Studio photography

Computer game platforms and technologies

Digital image capture and editing

Computer game engines and games design

Location photography

Computer game story development

Image manipulation using computer applications

3D modelling and 3D animation

You will also study a selection of optional units.

Flash for computer games

Some of the software you will use include Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Powerpoint.

Some of the software you will use includes Adobe Flash, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Audition, 3DS Max, Unreal Engine, Gamemaker.

What can I do after this course? What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course and subject to final grades you could progress onto a HND in Media, Communication and Production or you could progress onto a degree programme at a University. You could also seek employment in the games industry.

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On successful completion of this course and subject to final grades you could progress onto a HND in Media, Communication and Production or you could progress onto a Degree programme at a University. You could also seek employment in the Interactive Industry.

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“Ofsted confirms the provision at South Birmingham College is exceptionally good by achieving some of the highest grades in the country during it’s recent inspection.” OFSTED Report 2010

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| MUSIC AND PERFORMING ARTS

Music and Performing Arts is one of the fastest growing industries in the country, if not in the world. At South Birmingham College we are highly committed and driven by a desire to help our students to achieve their career dreams. So, if you’re an aspiring actor, dancer, singer, songwriter, musician or production artist why not check out the wide range of vocational courses that we offer? You’ll find they address the needs of an ever-changing but always exciting and inspiring industry. You’ll receive first class support, guidance, education and training to prepare you for a career in the entertainment industry. As well as a dedicated team of tutors, all of whom are industry specialists, we offer state-of-the-art resources and facilities where you’ll ‘learn by doing’ with significant input from current industry professionals and organisations. It’s an approach that seems to be doing the trick, as we have an excellent record of progression through the course levels with the majority of students going onto higher education or employment within the sector.

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Music BTEC Diploma

Music/Music Technology BTEC Diploma

Location: DG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 2

Location: DG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 3 Are there any entry requirements? You will need four GSCEs at Grade D-G or a Level 1 equivalent qualification. This course is perfect for people who are interested in music and wish to pursue a career in this field. To enrol on this course you will need to attend an audition and interview.

Are there any entry requirements? You will need to have practical knowledge of the subject and an interview to enrol on the course; performers will need to audition. Four GCSEs at Grades A-C are desirable. Applicants with substantial experience will be considered.

What will I study? The course will give you an introduction to music and will provide you with the basis to progress on to higher level courses. You will study seven units over one year including specialist units from your chosen pathway. The mandatory units you will study include:

What will I study? The course is intended to prepare learners for progression to higher education in music specialist areas. You will study units over one year including practical, academic and business subjects, depending on your chosen pathway. Mandatory units for Level 3 Music:

Working in the music industry

Music and society

Professional development in the music industry

Music project

Planning and creating a music product

The remaining units you will study will be selected from a range of optional specialist units.

The sound and music industry

Mandatory units for Level 3 Music Technology: Delivering a music product Listening skills for music technologists

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you could progress onto the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma Music Practice or Music Technology.

Music production techniques The sound and music industry

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you could progress onto HND in Music, into higher education or find a job in the music industry.

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Music BTEC Extended Diploma Location: DG | Duration: 2 Years | Level: 3

Music Technology BTEC Extended Diploma Location: DG | Duration: 2 Years | Level: 3

Are there any entry requirements? To enrol on this course you will need to have an interview, an audition and a minimum of four GCSEs at Grade C or above or an equivalent qualification.

Are there any entry requirements? To enrol on this course you will need to have an interview and a minimum of four GCSEs at Grade C or above or an equivalent Level 2 qualification.

What will I study? As a musician wishing to pursue a career in the popular music industry you will develop a wide range of skills in performance and professional practice. You will study units over two years including four mandatory units and a selection of optional specialist units. Mandatory units: Aural perception skills Major music project

What will I study? As a music technologist seeking a career in the music industry you will develop a wide range of skills using creative technologies, as well as recording and studio techniques. You will study units over two years including five mandatory units and a selection of optional specialist units. Mandatory units include:

Music and society

Listening skills for music technologists

The sound and music industry

Music production techniques

Specialist units include: Music performance techniques Pop music in practice Music theory and harmony Live music workshop Instrumental tuition

What can I do after this course?

Sequencing systems and techniques Planning and delivering a music product The sound and music industry.

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you could progress onto the HND in Music, higher education at another institution or find a job in the music industry.

On successful completion of this course you could progress onto the HND in Music, into higher education at another institution or find a job in the music industry.

All course information is correct at the time of print but is subject to change as deemed necessary by the College. For up-to-date information please check on enrolment/application.

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Performing Arts BTEC Diploma

Performing Arts BTEC Diploma

Location: DG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 1

Location: DG | Duration: 1 year | Level: 2

Are there any entry requirements?

Are there any entry requirements?

You don’t need any formal qualifications to enrol on this course but a keen interest in music or performing arts is desirable.

You will need four GCSEs at Grades D-G or an equivalent Level 1 qualification or experience in the industry. You will also need to attend an audition and interview.

What will I study? What will I study?

The units you will study may include:

The course will give you an introduction to the creative disciplines of performing arts and will provide you with the basis to progress on to higher level courses.

Introduction to the performing arts Taking part in a performance Starting to develop performance skills

You will study seven units over one year including three mandatory units, one specialist optional unit from your chosen pathway and further units from a range of optional units.

Exploring music performance skills Exploring technical support for stage performance Working in the performing arts industry

Mandatory units include:

What can I do after this course?

Working in the performing arts industry

On successful completion of this course you could progress onto the Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Diploma: Performing Arts or Music.

Professional development in the performing arts industry Performing arts production process

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you could progress onto the Performing Arts Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma.

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Performing Arts BTEC Extended Diploma Location: DG | Duration: 2 Years | Level: 3 Are there any entry requirements? This course is ideal for people who have an interest in performing arts and wish to pursue a career in this field. To enrol on this course you will need to attend an audition and interview and have a minimum of four GCSEs at Grade C or equivalent e.g. Performing Arts BTEC Level 1 Diploma.

What will I study? You will gain a broad experience of performing and develop a range of skills needed to pursue a career in the performing arts. You will study six mandatory units plus eleven optional units over two years. The mandatory units you will study are: Performance workshop Performing arts business The historical context of performance Rehearsing for performance Performing to an audience

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you could progress onto HND or Degree courses in performing arts at university. You could also find employment in the performing arts industry.

All course information is correct at the time of print but is subject to change as deemed necessary by the College. For up-to-date information please check on enrolment/application.

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| PUBLIC SERVICES

If you are interested in making a real difference in the community and improving the lives of others, our Public Services courses are designed to allow you to investigate a career in the uniformed services. Whether you are interested in patrolling with the police, trailblazing in the fire service or protecting your country in the Armed Forces, you’ll find all our courses are regularly updated in new developments and recruitment requirements. Our students are frequently invited to attend residential activities with the Armed Forces and recent trips have included a range of overseas travel to Cyprus and Normandy.

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After completing your course we promise you’ll develop excellent employment skills and a CV that demonstrates a range of qualities essential for a career in your chosen field.


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Outdoor Activities BTEC Diploma

Army Preparation Progression Diploma

Location: HG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 1

Location: HG | Duration: 14 Weeks | Level: 2 Entry Requirements Entry Requirements

GCSEs at Grades E-G are required to enrol on this course, along with a good school reference.

What Will I Study? On this course you will study a variety of units that introduce you to the skills and activities required to work in the outdoor industry. Your course work will be continually assessed throughout the year. You will also gain a qualification in functional skills and a personal development award.

What Can I Do After This Course? This course will lead you the Level 2 Diploma in Public Services or any Level 2 course.

This is an ideal course if you are interested in joining the military. You do not require any formal academic qualifications; however you will have to provide evidence of commitment, regular attendance and good punctuality. You will also need to undertake a successful interview with army personnel.

What will I study? On this course you will study units which will directly prepare you for military entrance tests. You will also take part in a one week residential stay at a military camp. Areas of learning: Development decision making skills Physical fitness Team work and problem solving Health, safety and hygiene Map reading and navigation Maintenance and utilisation of equipment Competitive sports Adventurous activities IT Communication skills Preparing for a recruitment interview

You will be assessed continually throughout the course on various tasks and practical activities. There will also be one externally set marked assignment.

What can I do after this course? This course will lead you directly on to the Military Entrance Tests.

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Public Services BTEC Diploma

Public Services BTEC Diploma

Location: HG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 1

Location: HG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 2

Entry Requirements

Are there any entry requirements?

GCSEs at Grades E-G are required to enrol on this course.

This is an ideal course if you wish to pursue a career in the Armed Forces, Police, Fire Service, Ambulance, Prison Service, Security, Customs and Excise, Leisure or Youth and Community work. To enrol on this course you will require one of the following:

What will I study? You will study three core units and three from the specialist units. Residentials are compulsory to complete some units on this course. You will study the following core units: The Uniformed and Non-Uniformed Public Services Sector Introduction to Fitness and Lifestyle for Working in the Public Services Personal Effectiveness for the Public Services Diversity in the Public Services Introduction to Health and Safety in the Public Services

The remaining units you will study will be selected from a range of optional specialist units. You will also gain qualifications in functional skills and a personal development award. Your course work will be assessed continually throughout the year.

What can I do after this course? You can progress to the Level 2 Diploma in Public Services or any Level 2 course.

Four GCSEs Grade D (one must be in English) Level 1 in Public Services or equivalent Level 1 course

What will I study? This is an extremely practical course with a large emphasis on team work. You will study the course through a combination of taught sessions, role play, group work, presentations, visits and displays. You will also participate in a residential stay at the start of the course and an activities/camping trip at the end (both of these are compulsory). Areas of learning: The Public Services Public Service Skills Public Service Fitness

You will also be able to study three specialist options. You need to supply general stationery items for this course, such as pens, paper and ring binders. You will also gain qualifications in functional skills. Your course work will be assessed continually throughout the year.

What can I do after this course? This course could allow progression to the Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Public Services or any other related Level 3 course.

All course information is correct at the time of print but is subject to change as deemed necessary by the College. For up-to-date information please check on enrolment/application.

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BTEC Diploma in Public Services

BTEC Extended Diploma in Public ServiceS

Location: HG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 3

Location: HG | Duration: 2 Years | Level: 3 Are there any entry requirements? This is an ideal course if you are wishing to pursue a career in the Armed Forces, Police, Fire Services, Ambulance, Prison Service, Security and Excise, Leisure or Youth and Community work. You will require one of the following:

This is an ideal course if you are wishing to pursue a career in the Armed Forces, Police, Fire Services, Ambulance, Prison Service, Security and Excise, Leisure or Youth and Community work. You will require one of the following:

Four GCSEs Grade A-C, preferably Grade C in English BTEC First Diploma in Public Services

Four GCSEs Grade A-C, preferably Grade C in English

GNVQ Intermediate

BTEC First Diploma in Public Services

NVQ Level 2

GNVQ Intermediate NVQ Level 2

What will I study? This is an extremely practical course with a large emphasis on team work. You will study the course through a combination of taught sessions, role play, group work, self directed study and day visits. You will also participate in residential stays, activities and camping trips (all of these are compulsory). Diploma Level – equivalent to two A Levels. You will study twelve units – over one year. Some of the areas of learning:

What will I study? This is an extremely practical course with a large emphasis on team work. You will study the course through a combination of taught sessions, role play, group work, self directed study and day visits. You will also participate in residential stays, activities and camping trips (all of these are compulsory). Diploma Level – equivalent to three A Levels. You will study 18 units – over two years. Some of the areas of learning:

Physical preparation for the Uniformed Services Expedition skills

Physical preparation for the Uniformed Services

Team work in the Public Services

Expedition skills

Criminology

Team work in the Public Services

You will also gain qualifications in functional skills and may have the opportunity to gain a GCSE in Maths/English. Your course work will be assessed continually throughout the year on various tasks and practical activities.

What can I do after this course? This course could give you direct entry into your chosen Uniform Service or may lead you into Higher Education if you obtain a double distinction in this course.

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Are there any entry requirements?

Criminology

You will also gain qualifications in functional skills and may have the opportunity to gain a GCSE in Maths/English. Your course work will be assessed continually throughout the year on various tasks and practical activities.

What can I do after this course? This course could give you direct entry into your chosen Uniform Service or lead you into higher education.

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“South Birmingham College has many outstanding features – it is highly inclusive and places the quality of students’ learning experiences at the heart of its work.” OFSTED Report 2010

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| RETAIL

The world of retail is more than just being stood behind a till on a Saturday Afternoon. The retail industry in the UK employs over 2 million people, which makes it one of the biggest private sector employers in the UK. You could find yourself as a buyer at London Fashion Week, looking for the next big trend or managing a major department store like Selfridges. Retail spans across almost every business specialism, giving you a great number of opportunities.

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Regardless what type of career you choose to pursue in retail, by being in Birmingham you are in one of Europe’s major shopping hubs. The Bullring and Mailbox are the tip of the iceberg of the exciting retail opportunities in Birmingham. Make sure you get your career in retail off to the best start with a retail course at South Birmingham College.


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| RETAIL

Retail BTEC Diploma

Apprenticeship in Retail

Location: WA/DG/HG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 1

Location: DG/HG | Duration: 12-18 months DR | Level: 2

Are there any entry requirements? This is an ideal course if you want to pursue a career in the retail industry; there are no entry requirements for this course.

Who is this apprenticeship programme suitable for?

What will I study?

This programme is suitable for employees who work at an operational level, working in a retail environment.

Health and Safety Understanding employability law in retail

What is involved in this apprenticeship training programme?

How to deal with customer needs

The training programme comprises:

Understanding the retail industry

Handling money

NVQ Level 2 in Retail Level 2 Technical Certificate in Retail

What can I do after this course?

Level 1 Functional Skills (C&G)

You could progress onto BTEC Level 2.

Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) Personal learning and thinking skills (PLTS)

Retail BTEC Diploma

What can I do after this course?

Location: DG/HG | Duration: I Year | Level: 2

You could progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship.

Are there any entry requirements? This is an ideal course if you want to pursue a career in the retail industry. You should have a Level 1 qualification or relevant experience.

What will I study? NVQ Level 2 in Retail. Level 2 Technical Certificate in Retail. Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR).

What can I do after this course? You could progress onto a higher level course or enter employment.

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Did you know?

South Birmingham College has the highest overall success rates of all local colleges? 87% of students are successful

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| SCIENCE

With more and more people interested in pursuing a career in this dynamic field than ever before, where better to start than with one of our learner courses in science? With a range of courses, you are guaranteed a formula for success. We offer vocational science course at Levels 1, 2 and 3. We also offer Access courses in Science and Bio-Medical Science that will allow a progression route for those wishing to pursue a route into Higher Education.

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Applied Science BTEC Diploma

Applied Science BTEC Diploma

Location: HG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 1

Location: HG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 2

Are there any entry requirements?

Are there any entry requirements?

This course is aimed at learners who wish to study Applied Science but at a basic level. Entry is subject to passing an initial assessment test in English, Maths and Science. You will also require a reference from your previous education or work organisation.

This course is for students who wish to study Science. To enrol on this course you will need to have a Grade D in GCSE Science and Maths and two other GCSEs. You are also expected to provide a reference from your previous education or job role.

What will I study? What will I study?

You will study nine units comprising three core units and six optional units which include:

You will study nine units comprising three core units and six optional units which include:

Biology

Biology

Chemistry

Chemistry

Physics

Physics

It is recommended that you also study Maths and English in conjunction with the main course.

It is recommended that you also study Maths and English in conjunction with the main course.

What can I do after this course? What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you can progress onto the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science.

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On successful completion of this course you could progress onto the BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science (equivalent to three A Levels), or you could find employment in a number of scientific roles.

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Applied Science BTEC Diploma Location: HG | Duration: 2 Years | Level: 3 Are there any entry requirements? To enrol on this course you should have a GCSE Grade C or above in Maths and Science as well as two further GCSEs in any subject or a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science with a Merit or Distinction grade. You are also expected to provide a reference from your previous education or job role.

What will I study? You will study 19 units which include: Biology Chemistry Physics Maths

You will study these units alongside more general science topics which will help you prepare for employment.

What can I do after this course? The Level 3 Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A Levels and carries a maximum of 360 UCAS tariff points. On successful completion of this course you could progress onto university at the end of your second year. You could also apply to a range of higher level Science courses or Degrees in fields such as Pharmaceutical Science, Forensic Science or Nursing. Alternatively, this course could lead to employment in a number of scientific roles.

All course information is correct at the time of print but is subject to change as deemed necessary by the College. For up-to-date information please check on enrolment/application.

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| SKILLS FOR WORK & LIFE

We’re here to help you gain the right skills to progress in life, by finding a job or preparing you for further study. We’ll help you develop your English and Maths Skills to give you a solid platform from which to launch onto bigger and more exciting things. We offer a range of programmes for students at foundation level and up to level 2 at our College Campuses and at a range of community centres. Our Skills for Work & Life courses are ideal for both mature students who want to brush up on their skills and for younger students uncertain of their future plans or who haven’t yet achieved the qualifications needed to go straight onto their first choice course.

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With excellent personal tutor support, our students report an outstanding level of satisfaction with their courses.


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Certificate in Study Skills

Work Skills BTEC Certificate

Location: HG/WA/DG | Duration: 1 Year | Entry Level

Location: HG/WA/DG | Duration: 1 Year | Entry Level 3 – Level 1

Are there any entry requirements?

Are there any entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. Entry is subject to a successful interview.

You need to be working at Entry Level 3 in English.

This course is suitable for learners aged 16-18 who are not ready to choose a progression route or who would like to improve their Maths, English, ESOL and ICT skills whilst understanding more about business and employment.

This course is suitable for learners aged 16-18 who are not ready to choose a progression route or who would like to improve their Maths, English, ESOL and ICT skills whilst understanding more about business and employment.

What will I study? What will I study?

You will work towards qualifications in English, Maths, ICT, BTEC Entry 3 Certificate in Work Skills. Units include:

You will work towards qualifications in: English language (ESOL) or literacy, Maths, ICT

Planning an enterprise activity Running an enterprise activity

You will also learn a range of employability skills such as:

Producing a product

Different types of employment

Employment skills

How to apply for jobs Skills and qualities in the workplace

What can I do after this course?

How to work in a team

You could progress onto a variety of vocational courses such as ICT, Business and Media courses within the College.

What can I do after this course? You could progress onto a variety of vocational courses such as ICT, Business and Media courses within the College.

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“I find the course i am on is suitable for me and my tutor makes it easy to achieve my goals by helping with any queries and giving me direction when it is needed� Student Survey 2010

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We’re here to help you gain the right skills to progress in life, by finding a job or preparing you for further study. If you’re looking to give Jack Wiltshire a run for his money, kick Chris Ashton into touch or break Alistair Cook’s spirit you sound like the perfect candidate for our Sports Studies course. At South Birmingham College we promise to give both your body and your brain a real workout to ensure you make the most of all your abilities - academic, practical and sporting. Our courses are designed to equip you with the necessary skills to pursue career pathways into teaching of physical education, leisure management, sports coaching or help you progress to university. So join us and combine the sports you love with the education you want. We call it a win-win situation.

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Sport BTEC Diploma

Sport BTEC Extended Diploma

Location: BG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 2

Location: BG | Duration: 2 years | Level: 3

Are there any entry requirements?

Are there any entry requirements?

To enrol on this course you will need four GCSEs at Grade D or above, or an equivalent qualification. You will need to demonstrate a strong commitment to study and attend an informal interview.

This course is ideal for people who want to pursue a career in the sport and leisure industry. To enrol on this course you will need either four GCSEs at Grade C or above, or an equivalent Level 2 qualification such as a BTEC Level 2 Diploma. You will also need to demonstrate a strong commitment to study and attend an informal interview.

What will I study? You will study some of the following units as part of this course: Fitness testing and training

What will I study?

Practical sport

The Extended Diploma in Sport can be achieved in two years. You will study some of the following units:

Anatomy and physiology for sport Nutrition for sports performance

Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport

Lifestyle and the sports performer

The physiology of fitness

Outdoor and adventurous activities

The College has excellent sports learning resources and facilities. You will experience a number of live learning opportunities and an organised programme of educational visits.

Assessing risk in sport Fitness training and programming Fitness testing for sport and exercise Sports nutrition Technical and tactical skills in sport

What can I do after this course? This course will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge for a wide variety of careers in the rapidly expanding sport and leisure industry. You could also progress on to higher level courses like the BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport.

Sports injuries The athletes lifestyle Sports facilities and operational management

The College has excellent sports learning resources and facilities. You will experience a number of live learning opportunities and educational visits.

What can I do after this course? This course will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge needed for a wide variety of careers in the rapidly expanding sports and leisure industry. You could also progress onto higher level courses to study towards a Degree in Sports Science or Sports Studies.

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Cricket Academy with Educational Studies

Football Academy with Educational Studies

Location: BG | Duration: 1-2 YearS | Level: VARIOUS

Location: BG | Duration: 1-2 years | Level: VARIOUS

Are there any entry requirements?

Are there any entry requirements?

To enrol on this course you will have left school. You will need to attend an informal interview and complete a satisfactory cricket trial. Several levels of course are available so entry requirements vary.

This course is ideal for people who have played competitive football. To enrol on this course you will need to attend an interview and complete a satisfactory football trial.

What will I study? What will I study? You will learn through a combination of academic and vocational cricket training. You can choose from a range of courses that are timetabled around cricket training, with the added bonus of gaining cricket skills taught by professional cricket coaches at Edgbaston, the home of Warwickshire Country Cricket Club.

What can I do after this course?

You will learn through a combination of academic and vocational football training. You can choose from a range of courses that are timetabled around the Football Academy with Educational Studies. All of our coaches are FA-qualified.

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you could progress onto higher level courses or find employment.

On successful completion of this course you could progress onto higher level courses or enter employment in sports-related careers.

All course information is correct at the time of print but is subject to change as deemed necessary by the College. For up-to-date information please check on enrolment/application.

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CYQ Level 2 Gym Instructor

What can I do after this course?

Location: BG | Duration: 30 WEEKS

This course will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge needed to work as a gym instructor in the fitness industry. You can also progress the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training.

Are there any entry requirements? This course is ideal if you want to pursue a career in the fitness industry. To enrol on this course you will need either four GCSEs at Grade C or above, or an equivalent Level 2 qualification such as a BTEC Level 2 Diploma. You will also need to demonstrate a strong commitment to study and attend a formal interview.

What will I study? Anatomy and physiology including: the heart and circulatory system the respiratory system structure and function of the skeleton musculoskeletal system postural and core stability the nervous and energy systems and their relation to exercise How to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments, including the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults How to programme safe and effective exercise for a range of clients, the health benefits of physical activity and the importance of healthy eating How to communicate with clients effectively, and motivate clients to adhere to an exercise programme The skills and knowledge required to plan and prepare a gym-based exercise programme with apparently healthy adults - both individuals and groups. This may include young people in the 14-16 age range, provided they are part of a larger adult group. Client groups also covered are older adults, ante and postnatal clients and disabled clients provided the relevant contraindications and key safety guidelines are observed

The College has excellent sports learning resources and facilities.

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“I THINK THE COLLEGE IS VERY GOOD; THERE IS A WIDE RANGE OF ACTIVITIES AND COURSES” Student Survey 2010

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It’s more than just broadening your horizons; it’s about finding your place in the world. Here at South Birmingham College we offer a wide range of externally accredited programmes for students with learning difficulties and disabilities, which aim to introduce students to a variety of vocational subjects and develop both their basic life and employability skills. As a student in this area, you’ll benefit from many extra activities, such as rewarding educational trips and an enrichment programme designed to develop your personal and social skills in a supportive environment. There is also the opportunity to do work experience as part of your course, so you’re sure to meet lots of interesting people during your time with us. As you’d expect you’ll always be well supported by a personal tutor and we’re sure you’ll find all our resourced teaching areas a great place to learn.

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Moving On

Pathways

HG | Duration: 1 year | Level: Entry Level 1 (FL)

Location: HG | Duration: 1 year | Level: Entry Level 2 (FL)

Are there any entry requirements? This course is designed for school leavers with learning difficulties or disabilities who are unsure of which course they would like to do.

Are there any entry requirements? This course is designed for school leavers with learning difficulties or disabilities who are unsure of which course they would like to do.

What will I study? Moving On is a combination of basic skills and vocational options. There are two courses to choose from:

What will I study?

Moving On A – Life Skills. On this course you will learn skills that will help you to be more independent. You will learn how to look after yourself and your home including doing basic cooking and shopping.

The course allows you to:

Moving On B – Practical Skills. Here you will have the opportunity to try brickwork, carpentry, horticulture and motor vehicle.

Develop your social skills

Pathways are a combination of basic skills and vocational courses.

 Try vocational options such as catering and care, retail and ICT or construction and horticulture Work on your literacy, numeracy and ICT basic skills

The courses allow you to:

What can I do after this course?

Develop your social skills Work on your literacy, numeracy and ICT basic skills

What can I do after this course? This course could lead to a supported learning pathways or vocational course, or to supported employment. There will be opportunities to do work experience as part of your course.

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This course could lead to a supported learning vocational course in construction, horticulture, ICT, retail or catering, or to supported employment. There will be opportunities to do work experience as part of your course.

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Retail

Leisure & Tourism

Location: HG | Duration: 1 year | Level: Entry Level 3 (FL)

Location: HG | Duration: 1 year | Level: Entry Level 2/3 (FL)

Are there any entry requirements?

Are there any entry requirements?

This course is designed for students with learning difficulties or disabilities who would like to work in the retail industry.

This course is designed for students with moderate learning difficulties or disabilities who would like to work in the leisure and tourism industry.

What will I study? You will learn about the retail industry and gain work experience in the industry. The courses allow you to:  Develop your social skills  Work on your literacy, numeracy and ICT basic skills

What will I study? You will learn through completing practical tasks and classroom based learning. You will have the chance to plan trips and go on visits as part of the course. The courses allow you to:  Develop your social skills

What can I do after this course? You could progress onto a higher level course. You could also find a job in paid, voluntary or supported employment in the retail industry.

 Work on your literacy, numeracy and ICT basic skills

You will also have the opportunity to complete a work placement as part of your course.

What can I do after this course? You could progress onto a higher level course. You could also find a job in paid, voluntary or supported employment in the leisure and tourism industry.

All course information is correct at the time of print but is subject to change as deemed necessary by the College. For up-to-date information please check on enrolment/application.

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Catering

Caring for Children

Location: HG | Duration: 1 year | Level: Entry Level 2/3 (FL)

Location: HG | Duration: 1 year | Level: Entry Level 3 (FL)

Are there any entry requirements?

Are there any entry requirements?

This course is designed for students with learning difficulties or disabilities who would like to work in the catering industry.

This course is designed for students with learning difficulties or disabilities who would like to work with children.

What will I study?

What will I study?

You will learn about the catering industry, health and safety, food hygiene, communication at work, working relationships, table service, food preparation and cooking.

You will learn about caring for children, communicating with children, the importance of play and healthy eating.

The courses allow you to develop your social skills and work on your literacy, numeracy and ICT basic skills. You will also have the opportunity to complete a work placement as part of your course.

The courses allow you to develop your social skills and work on your literacy, numeracy and ICT basic skills. You will also have the opportunity to complete a work placement as part of your course.

What can I do after this course? What can I do after this course? You could progress onto a higher level course. You could also find a job in paid, voluntary or supported employment in the hospitality industry.

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You could progress onto a higher level course. You could also find a paid or voluntary job working with children.

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Media and ICT

Construction

Location: HG | Duration: 1 year | Level: Entry Level 2 (FL)

Location: HG | Duration: 1 year | Level: Entry 3 / Level 1 (FL)

Are there any entry requirements?

Are there any entry requirements?

This course is designed for students with learning difficulties or disabilities who wish to move onto higher level media and ICT courses or a career where Information Technology is used.

This course is designed for students with learning difficulties or disabilities who would like to move towards a career in construction.

What will I study? What will I study? You will learn about digital media and ICT and develop skills in various programmes.

You will develop skills in carpentry, brickwork and ICT through practical and classroom-based activities. You will also have the opportunity to work on real projects.

The courses allow you to develop your social skills and work on your literacy and numeracy basic skills.

The courses allow you to work on your literacy and numeracy basic skills.

You will have the opportunity to complete a work placement as part of your course.

What can I do after this course?

What can I do after this course? You could progress onto a Level 1 media or ICT qualification. You could also find a job in paid, voluntary or supported employment in a career involving ICT.

You could progress onto a higher level course. You could also find a job in paid, voluntary or supported employment in the construction industry.

All course information is correct at the time of print but is subject to change as deemed necessary by the College. For up-to-date information please check on enrolment/application.

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IMI: Motor Vehicle

Horticulture/Land Based Studies

Location: HG | Duration: 1 year | Level: FL (Entry Level 3-Level 2)

Location: HG | Duration: 1 year | Level: Entry Level 3 (FL)

Are there any entry requirements?

Are there any entry requirements?

This course is designed for students with learning difficulties or disabilities who wish to work with motor vehicles.

This course is designed for students with learning difficulties or disabilities who wish to work in the horticulture or land based construction industry.

What will I study? You will be taught how engines work, basic car services and tyre and exhaust changing skills. The courses allow you to work on your literacy, numeracy and ICT basic skills. You will have the opportunity to complete a work placement as part of your course.

What can I do after this course? You could progress onto higher level motor vehicle courses. You could also find a job in paid, voluntary or supported employment in the industry.

What will I study? You will develop skills in landscape construction, horticulture, carpentry and brickwork through practical and classroom-based activities. You will also have the opportunity to work on realistic tasks. The courses allow you to work on your literacy, numeracy and ICT basic skills. You will have the opportunity to complete a work placement as part of your course.

What can I do after this course? You could progress onto a higher level course. You could also find a job in paid, voluntary or supported employment in the construction/landscaping industry.

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Managing Independently

Preparation for Work

Location: HG | Duration: 1 year | Level: Entry Level 1/2 (FL)

Location: HG | Duration: 1 year | Level: Entry Level 3 (FL)

Are there any entry requirements?

Are there any entry requirements?

This course is designed for adult students with learning difficulties or disabilities who wish to improve their independence.

This course is designed for adult students with learning difficulties or disabilities who are ready to leave college and move into paid, voluntary or sheltered employment.

What will I study? You will learn skills that will help you to be more independent. You will learn how to look after yourself and your home including doing basic cooking and shopping. The courses allow you to develop your social skills and work on your literacy, numeracy and ICT basic skills.

What can I do after this course? This course could lead to other supported learning courses, or to supported employment. There will be opportunities to do work experience as part of your course.

What will I study? You will learn the skills needed to find employment. These include writing CVs, interview skills, knowing the right things to wear, your rights and responsibilities. The courses allow you to develop your social skills and work on your literacy, numeracy and ICT basic skills. You will be expected to complete a work placement as part of your course.

What can I do after this course? After the course you will be ready for paid, voluntary of sheltered employment.

All course information is correct at the time of print but is subject to change as deemed necessary by the College. For up-to-date information please check on enrolment/application.

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If you dream of living the life of a jetsetter, seeing the sights the world has to offer and really taking your career places, you’ll wish you were here! Our courses provide a gateway to careers in the Travel and Tourism Industry and with a range of courses available from BTEC Level 1 – 3, the sky really is the limit. In addition, all of our full-time courses provide the opportunity to study working elements of the Travel and Tourism Industry including the Airline, Tour Operator & Cruise Industry. As a student you will also have the opportunity to arrange and take part in national and international residential visits to support your learning. We have excellent links with travel organisations such as the National Trust and Thomas Cook as well as links with local universities to provide clear progression routes onto higher education, helping you to achieve your full potential.

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Travel & Tourism BTEC Diploma

Travel & Tourism BTEC Diploma

Location: HG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 1

Location: HG | Duration: 1 Year | Level: 2

Are there any entry requirements?

Are there any entry requirements?

There are no formal qualifications required to enrol on this course. However, students will be required to take part in a literacy and numeracy assessment.

To enrol on this course you will need the BTEC Level 1 in Travel and Tourism or an equivalent Level 1 qualification. Alternatively, you will need four GCSEs at Grade D or equivalent and will be required to undertake a literacy and numeracy assessment.

What will I study? Building working relationships with customers

What will I study?

The role of overseas resort representative

You will study the following mandatory units:

Planning for a job in travel and tourism

The UK travel and tourism sector

Researching a tourist destination

Understanding customer service in travel and tourism

Customer service in travel and tourism

Understanding the nature and effects of world travel

Planning a trip to a visitor attraction

The remaining units you will study will be selected from a range of optional specialist units.

Displaying travel and tourism products and services Work experience in travel and tourism

What can I do after this course?

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you will be equipped with the basic skills and knowledge necessary to find employment in the ever-expanding travel and tourism industry e.g. jobs in travel companies. You could also progress onto higher level qualifications like the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Travel and Tourism.

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On successful completion of this course you will be equipped with the basic skills and knowledge necessary to find employment in the ever expanding travel and tourism industry e.g. jobs in travel companies. You could also progress onto higher level qualifications like the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism.

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Travel & Tourism BTEC Extended Diploma Location: HG | Duration: 2 Years | Level: 3 Are there any entry requirements? To enrol on this course you will need four GCSEs at Grade C or above OR a BTEC Level 2 Diploma: Travel and Tourism or equivalent qualifications and a good standard of English.

What will I study? This course is ideal if you plan to pursue a career in the travel and tourism industry and is particularly suitable if you aspire to hold a supervisory/management position. This course will appeal to you if you have a keen interest in travel and tourism and want to study a course that is active, enjoyable and relevant to your own life and experience. You will be required to study the following mandatory units: Investigating the travel and tourism sector The business of travel and tourism The UK as a destination Customer service in travel & tourism

The remaining units you will study will be selected from a range of optional specialist units.

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you will be equipped with the relevant skills and knowledge necessary to find employment in the ever-expanding travel and tourism industry e.g. jobs in retail, travel operators, airlines and business travel. You could also progress onto higher level courses like degrees/foundation degrees in travel and tourism, management or specific travel and tourism specialisms.

All course information is correct at the time of print but is subject to change as deemed necessary by the College. For up-to-date information please check on enrolment/application.

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| FAQS AND HOW TO FIND US

How different is college to school? South Birmingham College offers a more adult environment than school. You get to study the things that really interest you and you will meet people of all ages and backgrounds who are interested in the same things. There are no bells or uniforms and there are events like free concerts, sports and clubs that you can get involved in. Your views and opinions are important here - not only are we interested in what you have to say about your experiences at the College, but we actually listen to your thoughts and ideas and act upon them. We have common rooms for down time, as well as canteens which offer free breakfast!

How will I get to the College? All our campuses are in convenient locations to travel to by bus or train. You might be able to get subsidised or free travel depending on your circumstances. Talk to our Student Services Team and find out if you’re eligible.

What if I don’t have the qualifications or grades that I should have?

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We have courses for people of all levels, covering a widerange of subjects, so there will always be something for you. You can start at Level 1 and work your way up to Level 4 which is higher education level - or anything in between. If you have just had your GCSE results and they are not what you were hoping for, don’t worry we can help, just come and talk to us and we will help you achieve your best.

How do I choose which subjects to study? When choosing what to do, you should ask yourself a number of questions such as: What am I interested in and what do I enjoy studying?  What do I want to do in the future and what do I need to get there? What entry requirements do I need?

If you are still unsure, come along to one of our open evenings where you can find out what courses are available and speak to people who can help such as careers advisors, admissions staff, course tutors and previous students.

What if I want to go to University? You don’t need to do A Levels if you want to go to university. We have many progression routes to take you to university and it is all about finding the right one for you. For example, our coursework based BTEC Programmes in vocational subjects is one route to get to uni. We also have higher education courses that are run in partnership with Birmingham City University, so you will study here at the College but still get higher education qualifications.

I still have a question... If you have a question that’s not answered here, you might find the answer on our website www.sbc.ac.uk Alternatively, you can phone our admissions team on 0121 694 5000 or email: admissions@sbc.ac.uk


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