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UNIVERSITY LEVEL COURSE GUIDE 2019


FLY HI All course information is subject to change as deemed necessary by the college. For up-to-date information please check on enrolment/application.

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5 INTRODUCTION 6 GREAT REASONS TO STUDY WITH US 8 GREAT PARTNERSHIPS 9 SERIOUS ABOUT QUALITY 10 MORE THAN JUST A CLASSROOM 12 OPEN DAYS 13 CLEARING

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WHY BIRMINGHAM? WORK, WORK, WORK HELP & SUPPORT LEVELS EXPLAINED ENTRY REQUIREMENTS OUR COURSES OUR CAMPUSES READY TO APPLY?

IGHEST THE EAGLE IS THE HIGHEST FLYING BIRD FLY HIGH WITH US

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ZAK CRANER HND POPULAR MUSIC PRACTICE After seeing the facilities and tutors experience, I knew I was in safe hands. I loved my time at the college, I developed my confidence and knowledge. I’m now touring worldwide and working in my dream job, being at college was an important part of getting to that level of success.

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Thank you for considering South & City College Birmingham and Bournville College. Thousands of students study a wide range of courses with us each year to help them achieve their goals. Our modern campuses in Digbeth and Longbridge offer dedicated University Centres, both within easy access of the road and public transport network. This guide offers you a glimpse of student life and some great reasons why you should study with us. You can contact us for further information or pop along to one of our open days to find out more.

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GREAT REASONS TO STUDY WITH US

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WE’RE SUPPORTIVE

WE’RE ACCESSIBLE

By studying with us, you’ll be guided by exceptional tutors with a wealth of academic and professional experience. You’ll also enjoy a smaller class size (which means more one-to-one support) and will be assigned a personal tutor for your studies.

For those of you who want to study at university but don’t have the qualifications, we offer an exciting range of Access courses to help you get on track.

HND CREATIVE MEDIA

100% OF OUR STUDENTS THOUGHT...

Staff are good at explaining things and made the subject interesting.


OUR STUDENTS ARE VERY SATISFIED Recent results from the 2018 National Student Survey show that we have an 84% student satisfaction rating!

WE HAVE DEDICATED UNIVERSITY CENTRES You can learn in brand new centres, dedicated to university level courses.

GREAT LOCATIONS Our University Centres are located conveniently in Digbeth and Longbridge so you never have to go too far, perfect for those with busy lifestyles.

ELEANOR BAGGOT FOUNDATION DEGREE IN SPECIALIST HAIR & MAKE-UP The best thing about college is the diversity of people. Everybody is from different areas and backgrounds. I love trying out different products, make-up and we have our own studio.

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GREAT

PARTNERSHIPS We are proud of our excellent university partnerships. Our university courses are awarded by some of the top universities in the region. Our partnerships include University College Birmingham, Newman University, Birmingham City University, University of Wolverhampton and Pearson.

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SERIOUS ABOUT

EXCELLENT SUCCESS RATES We have a strong track record of success, which was highlighted in our last QAA inspection. We were praised for the quality of our teaching as well as the support given to students.

LEARN FROM THE BEST Our tutors have a wide range of academic and industry experience. They will share their knowledge, skills and top tips with you.

INDUSTRY EXPERTISE It’s not all about classroom study. All programmes relate to contemporary industry practice and focus on personal and professional development, aiming to develop knowledge and skills for future employability and career development. It could include visiting guest speakers, training relating to personal and career development and participation in events, work placements and competitions.

SHABANA WALI HNC ADVANCED PRACTICE IN EARLY YEARS & EDUCATION I was full of doubt, but it was the college’s belief in me that made me believe in myself and thanks to them, I am where I am today. Throughout the two years I was with the college, I gained confidence, learnt how to be resilient and best of all, I gained a new me.

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MORE THAN JUST A CLASSROOM Life as a student doesn’t begin and end in the classroom. We have a whole host of facilities where you can sit back and relax, socialise with friends, be pampered and much more!

ON POINT AND FRESH Be pampered, trimmed and ready to shine in one of our hairdressing, barbering or beauty salons all offering discounted rates for students.

WORK IT OUT

students such as kitchen spaces and chill out rooms. Why not visit us at an open day and check out the range of facilities?

SPECIALIST FACILITIES: ART & DESIGN

Gyms are available at different campuses for those who want to work out minus large gym bills. Perfect to work on those fitness goals.

Our great art studios allow each higher education student to have their own studio. A great space for you to work, plan and create your own artistic brand.

DEDICATED SPACE

MUSIC

LEARNING AREAS Our libraries and University Centres are perfect for research, and a quiet place to do your assignments.

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The University Centres have dedicated facilities for university

The Crossing, an auditorium located at our Digbeth campus


is perfect for those aspiring to work as a music artist or in music production. The Crossing is a great venue and hosts year round events and gigs. What’s more, there are specialist recording studios and practice suites all available for you to use.

MOTOR VEHICLE WORKSHOPS The industry standard workshops even include an MOT testing centre, and are ideal to help advance your automotive skills.

SPORTS FASHION & TEXTILES Impressive workshops dedicated to all things fashion and textiles with sewing machines, pattern rooms and computer suites with the latest design software.

The impressive gym at Bournville College is equipped to industry standard, perfect for developing your sport coaching skills.

SPECIALIST HAIR & MEDIA MAKE-UP Our specialist hair and media make-up studio at our Digbeth campus is located in the heart of the city. The studio is a perfect space for those looking to work in theatre, movie or TV productions and ideal to grow creativity and develop your skills.

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Come along and see for yourself what the college is all about. You can see our great facilities, meet the tutors who teach the course and have a go at activities that give you a taste of college life.

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2018

3 OCTOBER 4-7pm

21 NOVEMBER 4-7pm

2019

23 JANUARY 4-7pm

20 MARCH 4-7pm

8 JUNE 10-1pm


CLEARING WHAT IS CLEARING? Clearing is part of the UCAS university application process. If you’re looking to join us in September 2019, Clearing is an ideal way to find the right course for you.

You can apply through Clearing if:

Clearing starts on

l You

15 AUGUST 2019

didn’t receive an offer (or you didn’t accept any of your offers)

l You

didn’t meet the entry criteria for your offers.

and continues throughout main enrolment dates.

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RUDY HERBERT FOUNDATION DEGREE IN ART & DESIGN I think a lot of people are a bit nervous about going to college, but I’d recommend anyone who’s got an interest in art to come and join this course.

WHY

BIRMINGHAM?

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Whether you already live in the area or are thinking about moving to the city, Birmingham is the perfect place to be a student. Our Digbeth campus is in the heart of the creative quarter and a 10 minute walk from New Street Station and Grand Central. Our Bournville campus is located in the new leisure and shopping complex at Longbridge with easy links to trains and motorways. SHOP UNTIL YOU DROP! Love shopping? Then Birmingham is the place for you with the Bullring shopping centre, home to over 160 shops, designer shopping at the Mailbox, and a host of independent arcades and shops which include a number of vintage and retro shops.

ATTRACTIONS From Cadbury World to The Sea Life Centre, the Black Country Living Museum to the annual festive German Christmas Markets, there are a lot of attractions to keep you busy during your time in Birmingham.

of which host student nights. The city has a number of music venues such as The Crossing, Genting Arena, the Barclaycard Arena and the Birmingham 02 Academy for big music concerts.

LOVE GREAT FOOD? Yes we do too and Birmingham has an eclectic mix of cultures and this is reflected in the restaurants and food on offer. Try out a Balti from its place of origin – the Balti Triangle in Birmingham, have a taste of the orient in the Chinese quarter or dine at one of Birmingham’s four Michelin starred restaurants.

BIG SPORTS FAN? NEED A NIGHT OUT? There are over 70,000 students in Birmingham and so there are plenty of bars and clubs, many

Birmingham has a big sporting scene! Edgbaston Stadium is home to Warwickshire County Cricket Club and is the venue

for many international cricket matches. Football fans can have their fill with Aston Villa, West Bromwich Albion and Birmingham City and tennis fans can catch the Aegon at The Priory Club – the birthplace of lawn tennis.

ART AND CULTURE Birmingham has more than 500,000 works of art in one square mile and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery has the world’s largest Pre-Raphaelite collection, including some 2,000 art works. You can also get your fill of culture at the Ikon Gallery, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Symphony Hall, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Royal Ballet and Birmingham Opera Company.

NEED A BIT OF GREEN SPACE? Feeling that you need a bit of green space? There are a number of outside areas in and close to Birmingham City Centre including Sutton Park (the largest urban park in Europe), Cannon Hill Park and Cofton Park. Sarehole Mill is only a couple of miles from the city and was a childhood haunt of J.R.R. Tolkien and is said to be the inspiration for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

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WORK WORK

W RK Our courses aim to equip you with the skills, knowledge and confidence for your future – whether that’s to continue your studies or for employment.

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We aim to provide every student with as many work related opportunities as possible from work experience to working with businesses on real projects, or having relevant industry visits and speakers. We know it is important our courses provide you with the relevant and up-to-date skills wanted by employers and so we work with businesses and industry to develop our

programmes and keep them up-to-date. Our QAA report highlighted employability as good practice. We have links with a number of national and local businesses, including: l The

Prince’s Trust & Guilds l Now Careers l Yamaha, Steinberg and sE microphone l Genre Music Agency l Harvey Nicholls l Local childcare providers l Local care homes l We are Cow l Arup Group l And more l City

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HELP & SUPPORT STUDENT UNION Your voice matters and the Student Union is at the heart of the college. Why not have a chat to us at one of our open days and we can fill you in with all of the cool activities they have been up to and what you can expect when you are a student.

YOUR TUTORS Your personal tutor, course director and other teaching tutors are there to support you and are a first point of contact should you have any issues or questions.

STUDENT SERVICES Student Services can help with a number of issues and will give you access to a range of specialist advisors so that you

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can be sure you are getting expert help from the right people.

WELFARE AND COUNSELLING If you have any personal problems during your time at college, are looking for help or simply need information, then our welfare and counselling service is there to make sure that there is always someone to turn to.

CAREERS AND GUIDANCE Our dedicated careers team provides help and support to higher education students in areas such as career planning, UCAS applications and job search skills.

ADDITIONAL LEARNING SUPPORT Our experienced staff can help support your application to Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA).

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES Student representatives ensure students can have their say and voice opinions on issues affecting their education. They will take student views to various meetings and feedback actions to the student body.

SUPPORT FOR LEARNING You will be provided with support during your time with us to make the most out of your higher education course. This will include support in creating a personal development plan, a course induction programme, tutorials, study skills, access to learning resources, and more.

HND SPORT & EXERCISE SCIENCE

100%

OF OUR STUDENTS THOUGHT...

My course challenged me to achieve my best.


HND POPULAR MUSIC PRACTICE

96%

OF OUR STUDENTS THOUGHT...

My course has provided me with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth.

HND GAMES DESIGN

93% OF OUR STUDENTS THOUGHT...

Staff have made the subject interesting.

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LEVELS

EXPLAINED LEVEL 4

HIGHER NATIONAL CERTIFICATE (HNC) Equivalent to the first year of university, the HNC is a Level 4 vocational qualification. It is particularly suited to part-time study. Studying for a HNC usually takes one year full-time or one and a half to two years part-time. Once completed you may continue to study and top up to a HND with the college or an honours degree.

Are you confused by HNCs, HNDs and Foundation Degrees? Let us demystify it for you.

Studying for a foundation degree usually takes two years full-time or three years part-time. They are a Level 5 vocational qualification. After completing a foundation degree you will be able to progress into employment or onto the final year of a full-time honours degree.

LEVEL 6

HONOURS DEGREE Equivalent to an honours degree at university.

LEVEL 5

HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA (HND) Equivalent to the second year of university, the HND is a Level 5 vocational qualification. Studying for a HND usually takes two years full-time or three years part-time. Completion of the HND can lead directly to employment or help you progress onto the final year of a full-time honours degree.

LEVEL 5

FOUNDATION DEGREE Equivalent to the second year of university, Foundation degree courses at the college are designed and delivered in partnership with universities and employers.

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An honours degree is awarded by a university and is a Level 6 qualification. Studying for an honours degree usually takes three years full-time or four and a half to five years part-time. You can also top-up to an honours degree from a HND which will take one year full-time or one and a half years part-time.

TOP-UP QUALIFICATIONS The term top-up applies to studying for qualifications in separate steps. You can study for a HNC qualification and then top-up to a HND qualification followed by topping up to an honours degree. At each stage you will be awarded a qualification which will help you move into employment or further study. By studying this way you can even take a break between qualifications before continuing.


ENTRY

REQUIREMENTS We are committed to providing our students with value for money. We also like to encourage people with a range of experience and academic qualifications to apply for our courses. We recommend that you check entry requirements for your chosen course, as course requirements do vary. We will typically require:

TARIFF POINTS HND typically 48 Honours Degree from 96 Foundation Degree from 48

OR A RECOGNISED EQUIVALENT QUALIFICATION AT LEVEL 3

For a HND or honours degree course including or equivalent to two A Levels or a BTEC National Diploma can be accepted. Direct entry is based on experience and employment.

GCSE MATHS AND ENGLISH AT LEVEL 2 OR ABOVE

If you are not sure how the UCAS Tariff works, you can get full details at: WWW.UCAS.AC.UK/STUDENTS/UCAS_TARIFF

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OUR COURSES The following courses are available commencing September 2019. ART & DESIGN

MOA

DURATION CAMPUS

COMPUTING

MOA

DURATION CAMPUS

Foundation Degree in Art & Design (awarded by Wolverhampton University)

FTD

2 Yrs

HND Computing Level 5 (awarded by Pearson)

FTD

2 Yrs

CONSTRUCTION

MOA

DURATION CAMPUS

AUTOMOTIVE

MOA

DURATION CAMPUS

PTD

3 Yrs

BG

HND Automotive Engineering (Diagnostics) (awarded by Pearson)

FTD

2 Yrs

HND Civil Engineering (awarded by Pearson)

2 Yrs

BC

BC

BC

B.A.(Hons) Business & Management (top-up) Level 6 (awarded by Newman University)

FTD/ 1-2 Yrs PTE

DG

HND Building Services Engineering PTD Level 5 (Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning or Electrical) (awarded by Pearson) FTD

2 Yrs

BC

HND Business & Accounting Level 5 (awarded by Pearson)

FTD

2 Yrs

DG

HND in Construction & the Built Environment Level 5 (awarded by Pearson)

3 Yrs

BC

FTD

2 Yrs

DG

HND in Construction & the Built Environment Level 5 (awarded by Pearson)

PTD

HND Business & Management Level 5 (awarded by Birmingham City University)

2 Yrs

BC

FTD

2 Yrs

DG

HND in Civil Engineering – Construction Level 5 (awarded by Pearson)

FTD

HND Business & Marketing Level 5 (awarded by Pearson) CHILDCARE

MOA

DURATION CAMPUS

B.A.(Hons) Early Childhood Studies (top-up) Level 6 (awarded by University College Birmingham)

FTD

1 Yr

Foundation Degree in Early Years Level 5 (awarded by Birmingham City University) HND Advanced Practice in Early Years & Education Level 5 (awarded by Pearson)

BUSINESS, FINANCE & PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

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DG, BC

18 Mths BC

DG

HNC in Building Services Engineering PTD (Heating Ventilation & Air Con) – Construction Level 4 (awarded by Birmingham City University)

FTD/ 2 Yrs/ PTE 3 Yrs

DG

HNC in Construction & the Built Environment Level 4 (awarded by Pearson)

PTE/ PTD

18 Mths BC

FTD

DG

HNC in Civil Engineering – Construction PTD Level 4 (awarded by Pearson)

18 Mths BC

HNC in Construction & the Built Environment – Civil Engineering Pathway Level 4 (awarded by Pearson)

18 Mths BC

2 Yrs

LOCATION: BC: Bournville College BG: Bordesley Green DG: Digbeth F: Fusion HG: Hall Green

PTD


OUR COURSES HNC in Construction & the Built Environment – Building Services Pathway Level 4 (awarded by Pearson)

PTD

18 Mths BC

Foundation Degree Popular Music Level 5 (awarded by Birmingham City University)

CREATIVE & DIGITAL MEDIA

MOA

DURATION CAMPUS

HND Creative Media Production – Film Level 5 (awarded by Pearson)

FTD

2 Yrs

DG

HND Creative Media Production – Games Development Level 5 (awarded by Pearson)

FTD

2 Yrs

DG

Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching Level 5 (awarded by Newman University)

CRIMINOLOGY

MOA

DURATION CAMPUS

Foundation Degree in Criminology Level 5 (awarded by University of Wolverhampton)

FTD

2 Yrs

BC

ENGINEERING

MOA

DURATION CAMPUS

Foundation Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Mechatronics (awarded by University College Birmingham)

FTD

2 Yrs

FASHION

MOA

DURATION CAMPUS

HND Art & Design Fashion and Textiles (awarded by Pearson)

FTD

2 Yrs

BC

FC

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

MOA

DURATION CAMPUS

HND Health Care Practice Level 5 (awarded by Pearson)

FTD

2 Yrs

MUSIC

MOA

DURATION CAMPUS

B.A.(Hons) Popular Music Level 6 (awarded by Birmingham City University)

FTD

3 Yrs

DG

DG

FTD

2 Yrs

DG

SPORTS

MOA

DURATION CAMPUS

HND Sports & Exercise Science Level 5 (awarded by Pearson)

FTD

2 Yrs

BG

FTD

2 Yrs

BC

TEACHING

MOA

DURATION CAMPUS

DET in Post-Compulsory Education & Training (PCET) (awarded by Birmingham City University) Level 5

PTE

2 Yrs

BC

DET in Post-Compulsory Education & Training (PCET) (awarded by Birmingham City University) Level 5

PTE

2 Yrs

BC

Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) Level 5

PTD

1 Yr

DG

THEATRICAL MAKE-UP

MOA

DURATION CAMPUS

Foundation Degree in Specialist Hair & Media Make-up Level 5 (awarded by University College Birmingham)

FTD

2 Yrs

TOURISM & HOSPITALITY

MOA

DURATION CAMPUS

Foundation Degree in Tourism & Hospitality Management Level 5 (awarded by University College Birmingham)

FTD

2 Yrs

MOA (MODE OF ATTENDANCE): DR: Day Release FTD: Full-Time Day PTD: Part-Time Day PTE: Part-Time Evening

DG

BC

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OUR COURSES CONTINUED

The following courses are available commencing September 2019.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

MOA

DURATION CAMPUS

Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management Level 5

PTE

1 Yr

BC

Why not call our friendly team who would be happy to talk through your options on 0800 111 6311 or email hello@sccb.ac.uk

HIGHER EDUCATION APPRENTICESHIPS

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STILL NOT SURE?

Higher Apprenticeship Operational Manager Level 5

DR

2 Yrs

DG

Higher Apprenticeship in Construction Management (Sustainability) Level 5

DR

2 Yrs

BG

Higher Apprenticeship in Health Assistant Practitioner Level 5

DR

2 Yrs

HG, BC

Higher Apprenticeship in Sustainable Resource Operations & Management Level 4

DR

2 Yrs

BG

Higher Apprenticeship Accountancy Level 4

DR

2 Yrs

DG

LOCATION: BC: Bournville College BG: Bordesley Green DG: Digbeth F: Fusion HG: Hall Green


BOURNVILLE

BORDESLEY GREEN

OUR

FUSION

DIGBETH

CAMPUSES BOURNVILLE COLLEGE 1 Longbridge Lane, Longbridge, Birmingham B31 2AJ (Sat Nav B31 2TW) l Art & Design l Automotive Diagnostics l Criminology l Event Management l Sport l Teacher Training l Tourism & Hospitality l Construction

SOUTH & CITY COLLEGE BIRMINGHAM

BORDESLEY GREEN CAMPUS Bordesley Green, Birmingham B9 5NA l Sport

SOUTH & CITY COLLEGE BIRMINGHAM

FUSION 334-339 Bradford Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6ES

HALL GREEN

l Fashion

SOUTH & CITY COLLEGE BIRMINGHAM

DIGBETH CAMPUS High Street Deritend, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5SU l Beauty Therapy & Media Make-Up l Business & Finance l Business Management l CELTA l Childcare l Computing l Creative Media Moving Image l Health & Social Care l Music

SOUTH & CITY COLLEGE BIRMINGHAM

HALL GREEN CAMPUS Cole Bank Road, Hall Green, Birmingham B28 8ES l Health & Social Care

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HND PUBLIC SERVICES

94%

OF OUR STUDENTS THOUGHT...

I have been able to access course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when I needed to.

READY TO APPLY? To apply for a full-time university course with South & City College Birmingham or Bournville College, you can make your application through University and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS) 26


THIS COULD BE YOU

The relevant information needed for your application is on each course page on our website:

You will need to click for application for undergraduate study and register before you are able to apply. For further information on applying through UCAS, please visit:

WWW.SCCB.AC.UK/UNI

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0800 111 6311 HELLO@SCCB.AC.UK

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