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Accounting | Business Administration | Business Studies | Catering & Hospitality | Childcare Construction | Fashion & Textiles | Finance | Hair & Beauty | Health & Social Care | IT | Media Music & Performing Arts | Public Services | Science | Travel & Tourism


FROM THE PRINCIPAL

WELCOME

Making the decision about what to do after school, whether to go to college and which course to do is a difficult one. There are lots of things to consider such as where has the best courses, who has the best success rates and are the facilities good enough? And most importantly, what will make you stand out when applying for jobs or university. At South and City College Birmingham, we make solving those problems and giving you what you need to achieve your goals, our goal. We have excellent success rates that are above many other colleges and the vast majority of our students successfully achieve their qualifications. We have hundreds of practical courses in a wide range of subjects, and not only do our students get to learn in excellent facilities with industry standard equipment, but we are also committed to continuing to invest in our facilities. But what makes us really stand out is that we work non-stop to give all our students additional

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opportunities to get ahead, from work experience to traineeships where you can get hands-on experience in a real work environment. These opportunities provide springboards for our students to get jobs,

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and are excellent additions for CVs and university applications. I hope you’ll find this course guide and our website useful in making your decision, and I hope to see you soon at South and City College Birmingham.

MIKE HOPKINS, PRINCIPAL


CONTENTS

APPRENTICESHIPS

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Automotive & Engineering

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Engineering / Maintenance & Repair / Motorsport

Business & IT Accountancy / Business Administration / Business Studies / IT

Care & Science Childcare / Health & Social Care / Science

Catering & Hospitality Catering / Hospitality

Construction Brickwork / Carpentry / Electrical / Gas, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Painting & Decorating / Plastering / Plumbing / Professional Services / Wall & Floor Tiling

Creative Studies Fashion / Games / Media / Music / Performing Arts / Photography

HAIR & BEAUTY Beauty / Hair

public services & sport Public Services / Sport

travel & RETAIL Retail / Travel & Tourism All information is correct at the time of going to print but is subject to change as deemed necessary by the college. For up-to-date information, please check on application/enrolment.

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WHY US? 100s OF

WE’ll get you

VOCATIONAL COURSES

work ready

WHAT ARE VOCATIONAL COURSES?

practical courses / work related skills /

They give you practical skills that lead to a particular job or industry

work experience opportunities

The highest

University

performing

students

general FE College in Birmingham for

vocational course at a college are

16-18 year olds*

95.3%

We have some of the

best success rates

of our students

in Birmingham and the region.

their course

who completed

who did a

more likely to be

in employment

throughout their lives than

those who did

A-Levels**

passed

97% 96% 98% of our students

feel safe at college***

of our students

of our students SAY THEIR TUTORS

WITH THEIR COURSE

REALLY KNOW THEIR STUFF***

ARE HAPPY

AND THE college***

* Figures from the National Success Rates 2011/12 for South Birmingham College ** London Economics’ study of Labour force statistics report May 2013 *** Student Survey 2013


What’s this?

ENTRY LEVEL

LEVEL 1

LEVEL 2

LEVEL 3

Options

Courses for beginners and those who need to gain confidence with basic maths and English before continuing their studies.

Basic English and maths

Sometimes called foundation learning, level 1 study is for those of you who want to learn a new subject or skill and prepare for higher levels of study.

BTEC Awards, Certificates, Diplomas

These courses expand on the knowledge you may already have from a level 1 or equivalent course or through other experience, and prepare you for work or further study.

BTEC Awards, Certificates, Diplomas

Level 3 courses are more advanced, and focus on developing a more detailed knowledge and broader experience in your chosen subject.

BTEC Awards & Certificates

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IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

what level

Entry requirements

What you can do next

N/A

No formal qualifications required to study at this level. Our tutors will work with you to choose the most appropriate course.

Progress to level 1 and study a vocational diploma, GCSEs, and continue your learning in English and maths.

N/A

No formal qualifications required to study most courses at this level. Students with GCSEs below grade D or E will usually start at level 1 and progress from here.

Progress to a level 2 course.

GCSEs

Maths and English skills at level 1 before starting a level 2 course. This might be GCSEs grade D, or the results of an interview and short assessment.

Progress on to level 3 or Access to HE course. You could seek employment with the skills and qualifications you have.

A-Levels

You could need four or five GCSEs at grade C or above, or a relevant level 2 qualification. You will also have to show that your maths and English skills are at, or near to, level 2.

Progress to a higher level 4 or 5 qualification at the college or directly into a university place. You may choose to find employment.

ESOL

NVQ VRQ

NVQ VRQ Intermediate Apprenticeships

NVQ VRQ Advanced Apprenticeships BTEC Diplomas

2 A-Levels

BTEC Extended Diplomas

3 A-Levels


our facilities We have great facilities to make your time at college more enjoyable. From fully equipped classrooms, libraries and computer rooms to common rooms, gyms and more. Classrooms Our classrooms are more than just classrooms. For each course there are specific learning spaces for the subject. Media students work in media suites equipped with a green screen, Mac computers and editing suites; we have a whole campus for our construction courses; and hair and beauty students work in purpose built salons....and much, much more!

Keep fit Many of our campuses have gyms and sports facilities, or access to them nearby, with a range of cardio-vascular, resistance equipment and free weights for a full body workout. You can get an individual fitness plan made just for you. They are open during college opening hours and are free for students to use.

Posh nosh Karabunis is our training restaurant staffed by our catering and hospitality students. It is open to the public and to students and serves delicious food from around the world at very affordable prices.


Relax We know how important some down time is. All our campuses have large common rooms with soft chairs for relaxing, TV and DVD areas, pool tables, table tennis and table football. There are also computers and internet access for social use, so when you need some time away from learning, this is the place to go. You can also access Wi-Fi across the college.

Libraries Our libraries are full of the information you need to get ahead on your course. From books, magazines, electronic resources, journals and computers; the library is there for all students.

Hair and beauty We have hair and beauty salons at Fusion, Hall Green and Handsworth that are open to students and the public and offer a fantastic range of treatments and services, all at affordable prices. They give our hair and beauty students the chance to perfect their skills too.

Get stuffed We have canteens at each campus which serve hot and cold food and drinks throughout the day. You can also bring your own food, and there are microwaves for you to use. We even have Costa Coffee bars at most of our centres.


OUR CAMPUSES the college has nine main campuses and centres spread across birmingham, each with great facilities to make your experience at college unforgettable.

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DIGBETH CAMPUS

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High Street Deritend, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5SU

Bordesley Green Campus & CONSTRUCTION CENTRE Bordesley Green, Birmingham B9 5NA

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COURSES

COURSES

Accountancy | ESOL | Business Studies | Business Administration | Media | Performing Arts | Trade Union Music | ICT | Skills for Work & Life | Higher Education Photography

CONSTRUCTION CENTRE: Brickwork | Carpentry Electrical | Gas, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning | Painting & Decorating | Plastering | Plumbing | Professional Services | Wall & Floor Tiling MAIN BUILDING: Access to HE | Accounting | Business Studies | Childcare | IT | Construction | ESOL | Health & Social Care | Hospitality & Catering | Islamic Studies Public Services | Science | Sports | Supported Learning Travel & Tourism

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Balsall Heath Women’s Centre Edward Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9LB

35, 50 COURSES Business Skills | Childcare | ESOL | Health & Social Care ICT | Skills for Work & Life


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FUSION CENTRE

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High Street Deritend, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DY

Golden Hillock Women’s Centre 103-105 Golden Hillock Road, Small Heath, Birmingham B10 0DP

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COURSES

Performing Arts | Fashion & Textiles | Hair & Beauty ESOL | Retail

Access to Higher Education | Business & Administration Childcare | ESOL | Health & Social Care | HND in Advanced Practice in Work with Children & Families Supported Learning

Our new centre, Fusion 2 will be opening in Autumn 2013 in Digbeth.

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HALL GREEN Campus Cole Bank Road, Hall Green, Birmingham B28 8ES

6, 35 COURSES Business Studies | Catering & Hospitality Childcare & Early Years | ESOL | Health & Social Care Science | Travel & Tourism | Supported Learning Pre-16 Academy


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The Council House, Soho Road, Handsworth, Birmingham B21 9DP

LADYWOOD CAMPUS 46-68 Stour Street, Ladywood, Birmingham B18 7AJ

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COURSES

Access to Higher Education | Accounting | Business Studies | Computer Programming, System Development & Maintenance | ESOL | Hair | Health & Social Care IT | Fashion | HNC in Business | HND in Business HNC in Business with IT | HNC in Computing & Systems Development | HND in Computing & Systems Development System Support | Supported Learning

Brickwork | Carpentry | ESOL | Painting & Decorating Plastering | Wall & Floor Tiling | Supported Learning

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TYSELEY Campus Amington Road, Tyseley, Birmingham B25 8EP

11A, 11C, 58, 60, 900 COURSES Electrical Installation & Testing | Engineering | ESOL Motorsport | Motor Vehicle Body & Paint | Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair | Supported Learning


SUPPORT At South and City College Birmingham we provide a wide range of services to support you on your course. Your personal tutor

Additional support

Every student has a dedicated personal tutor. Whether

We have specialist staff and a wide range of support

you need advice on assignments, help reaching

available if you have a learning difficulty or physical

deadlines, or just a chat about your course, your

disability. It is important to advise the college as soon

personal tutor will be able to help.

as possible in order to assess your needs early by completing the relevant section on the application

Money matters

form. If you have a formal assessment already in

We can help with any financial matters, and can

place from school please bring this with you to your

help you apply for financial support that you may be

interview or when you enrol onto your course.

eligible for: • If you are under 19, your education is free, so you

Your career

don’t have to pay any fees for your course.

Whether you’re thinking of going to university or

• If you live in a household with low income, or on means tested benefits the 16-19 Bursary Fund may

straight to work, or even staying with us and moving on to a higher level course, our careers service will

help with some of your expenses.

help you to get ready for the next big step.

Staying safe

Free breakfast

You have the right to be safe at all times. Our staff

The college provides a free breakfast to all students

are well trained and able to help if you have any

who are in college before 8:30am.

concerns about your safety, or if you have concerns about abuse or neglect. We also have trained welfare

bus passes

and guidance officers who are there to support you if

16-18 year olds who live 1.5 miles away from the college

you have any problems or concerns.

centre they study at are eligible for a free bus pass.* *Correct at time of print. Check at application/enrolment.


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Students can have their say through: • Student surveys • Learner voice • Principal’s question time • Suggestions, praise and comments • Moodle • Student conferences

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I didn’t expect to have so much fun on an apprenticeship whilst learning and educating myself. Iram Maroof,

Business Administration Apprentice

I’m getting real workplace experience and insider tips that I wouldn’t learn anywhere else.

Poppy O’Toole, Professional Cookery Apprentice at Purnell’s Restaurant


APPRENT ICESHIPS

Want to get real work experience, earn a wage and gain qualifications? Then an apprenticeship is for you.

• 150,000 employers are offering apprenticeships in England. • Apprenticeships are available in 170 industries covering 1,500 job roles.

• After finishing an apprenticeship 85% of apprentices stay in employment.

• 32% of apprentices receive a promotion 1 year after their apprenticeship. *Information taken from http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk www...

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LOCATION KEY: BH: Balsall Heath | BG: Bordesley Green | D: Digbeth | F: Fusion GH: Golden Hillock | H: Handsworth | HG: Hall Green | L: Ladywood | T: Tyseley


Apprenticeships Apprenticeships are a great way of progressing in your chosen field.

Who can apply for an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a combination of working, studying and earning a wage.

The general requirements for an Apprenticeship are:

Getting hands on experience at the same time as gaining a recognised qualification is an exciting way of starting your career in your chosen industry. Each apprenticeship programme is different. But generally you will attend college one day a week and also work 30 hours a week. You will work for an employer who will provide ‘on the job’ training and pay you an agreed salary. The work element of an apprenticeship is a real job, not just a short term placement; therefore you will need to be ready for employment and demonstrate commitment and professionalism at all times. South and City College Birmingham currently offer two types of apprenticeships: • Level 2 Apprenticeship (equivalent to 5 GCSEs grades A*-C) • Level 3 Apprenticeship (equivalent to 2 A Level passes)

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• You must be over 16 • Not hold a degree Each apprenticeship has different entry requirements which can vary depending on the employer.

When can you apply for an Apprenticeship? To be able to apply for an Apprenticeship you must be ready to start work immediately. This means if you are still in Year 11 you must wait till you finish school before applying as all vacancies are for immediate starts.


You can do an apprenticeship in most industries • Business - Business Administration and Accounting • Catering - Professional Cookery, Hospitality Services, Food and Beverage • Childcare - Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, Childcare • Construction - Painting and Decorating, Plastering, General Construction Operations, Plumbing, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Electrical, Wood Occupations, Wall and Floor Tiling, Maintenance Operations, Brickwork, Construction Management and Building Services • Customer Services • Electrical • Hair and Beauty - Beauty Therapy, Hairdressing • Health and Social Care • Information Technology - IT User and IT Technician • Logistics and Warehousing • Management • Media • Social and Digital Media • Motor Vehicle - Electrical Automotive, Light Vehicle Maintenance, Heavy Vehicle Maintenance • Retail • Sports To find out more about the benefits of doing an apprenticeship download our eGuide at www.southandcity.com

HOW TO GET STARTED To become an apprentice you need to have a job. If you don’t, there are a number of ways that you can find an employer. Apply to the college Decide which area you would like to do your Apprenticeship in from the list to the left, and apply directly to the college, online or using the application form at the back of this course guide. The college’s matching team will then match you to a suitable job vacancy. Apply direct for a vacancy You can also search for the Apprenticeship job vacancies currently available. Visit the National Apprenticeships website where all Apprenticeship vacancies are listed, www.apprenticeships.org.uk You’ll need to register with them, then you can search their vacancies and apply direct to them for Apprenticeships you like the sound of. For help and advice on Apprenticeships, contact us: Call: 0121 694 5066 Email: apprenticeshipsteam@southandcity.com Visit: www.southandcity.com/apprenticeships


Earn from £15k – £30k per year Vehicle paint technicians prepare, paint and finish vehicles that have been repaired following an accident or damage. They might be repairing small scratches to whole panels and large sections of vehicles. Part of their duties include sanding down, priming the area and ensuring the right colour match is used. A great starting point for developing your own business.

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EXAMPLE JOBS

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Earn from £14k – £31k per year A mechanic inspects, repairs and services cars and other vehicles. Mechanics not only work with a vehicle’s parts including tyres, body and engine but also with a car’s onboard computers which is a key part of most modern cars. Day to day tasks include repairing and replacing parts, ensuring a car is roadworthy and also basic tasks such as changing oil and tuning.


ENGIN EERING

22 ENGINEERING 22 MAINTENANCE & REPAIR 25 MOTORSPORT

The engineering sector in the West Midlands employs 213,000 PEOPLE.

Learn about motor vehicles and motorsport in our impressive motor vehicle workshops. Not only will you be able to work on real cars, but we also have a series of racing vehicles which are raced on tracks such as Silverstone and Donnington.

LOCATION KEY: BH: Balsall Heath | BG: Bordesley Green | D: Digbeth | F: Fusion GH: Golden Hillock | H: Handsworth | HG: Hall Green | L: Ladywood | T: Tyseley


ENGINEERING Learn in our workshops using the tools of the trade and be taught by tutors who have years of experience in the industry.

MAINTENANCE & REPAIR Our workshops will prepare you for working in the industry and you’ll learn from tutors with years of experience.

DIPLOMA in

Diploma in the

Engineering & ManufacturinG

Introduction to Vehicle Technology

LEVEL 1

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Do you have an interest in engineering? This course will introduce you to a number of engineering skills including the use of machine tools, drilling, hand tools, milling and more. This course is designed by industry experts and provides an ideal stepping stone on to an apprenticeship.

Key areas of study include: • Working in engineering • Electronics and electrical installation • Basic maths and science in engineering • Introduction to motor cycle and vehicle maintenance

What next?

ENTRY LEVEL 3

1 YEAR

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This course will introduce you to a number of motor industry skills, including service and repair, body repair, paint refinishing and motorsport. You will be introduced to workshop safety, tools and equipment as well as the different roles within the automotive industry.

Key areas of study include: • Motor vehicle workshop safety • Workshop tools and equipment • Engine components and operations • Light vehicle steering and suspension systems

You can progress to an apprenticeship in engineering.

What next?

Entry requirements:

You could progress onto the Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Level 1 or the Diploma in Body Repair & Paint Refinishing Level 1.

You don’t need any formal qualifications, but you will need an interest in engineering.

Entry requirements: No formal qualifications needed, but you’ll need a keen interest in motor vehicles.


DIPLOMA in

Diploma in

Motor Vehicle

Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

LEVEL 1

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This course will introduce you to the motor vehicle industry and is a step towards becoming a qualified mechanic or vehicle technician. You’ll learn about major vehicle systems including engine and electrical systems, and gain skills and experience in performing basic maintenance checks.

Key areas of study include: • Tools, equipment and materials • Routine vehicle maintenance processes and procedures • Vehicle wheels and tyres construction and maintenance • Vehicle exhaust systems components and maintenance

What next? You could continue to a level 2 course, find entry level employment or go on to do an apprenticeship.

Entry requirements: No formal qualifications needed, but you’ll need a keen interest in motor vehicle.

LEVEL 2

1 YEAR

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This course is designed to build your vehicle service and repair skills, knowledge and understanding, including practical skills. You will be learning about vehicle maintenance, about removing and replacing engine units and about car electrical components. Once completed, you will have mastered the immediate mechanical skills needed for work on various vehicle systems.

Key areas of study include: • Carrying out routine vehicle maintenance • Removing and replacing engine units and components • Electrical auxiliary units and components • Chassis units and components

What next? You could go on to study the Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance Level 3, or find entry level employment with a car manufacturer, repair workshop or independent garage.

Entry requirements: A level 1 qualification in a relevant subject.

DIPLOMA in

Diploma in

Vehicle Fitting

Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

LEVEL 2

1 YEAR

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LEVEL 3

1 YEAR

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Gain the skills you need to work in the dynamic vehicle fitting industry. This course covers everything from routine vehicle maintenance through to repairing and replacing tyres, batteries, clutches and exhausts. You’ll explore wheel alignment, inspecting and replacing parts and assessing roadside situations. You’ll also learn how to work safely in the automotive industry.

This course builds on the knowledge and skills developed at level 2. You will develop advanced skills in diagnosing and rectifying light vehicle engine and component faults, chassis system faults, auxiliary equipment electrical faults and inspecting vehicles. You’ll also continue to ensure you are working safely, effectively and efficiently whilst performing vehicle maintenance and repairs in a workshop.

Key areas of study include:

Key areas of study include:

• Basic maintenance • Ignition and cooling • Fuel and exhausts • Electrical and electronic systems

• Advance chassis technology • Advance engine technology • Advanced transmission technology • Advanced electrical and electronic technology

What next?

What next?

You could progress on to study a level 3 course in a related subject or seek work as an automotive technician.

You could seek employment in the vehicle maintenance industry.

Entry requirements:

Entry requirements:

You’ll need a level 1 in a motor vehicle subject, maths and English at grade C and above or a level 1 in a relevant subject.

You’ll need to have completed a Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Level 2 course.


Diploma in

Diploma in

Body Repair & Paint Refinishing

Body Repair & Paint Refinishing

LEVEL 1

1 YEAR

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This course will introduce you to the body repair and paint refinishing industry. You will develop your knowledge of body repair principles and refinishing procedures and practice the required skills in our workshops. You’ll gain basic skills including removing and replacing panels, preparing vehicles, refinishing methods and paint application.

Key areas of study include:

LEVEL 3

1 YEAR

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This course will develop an advanced level of knowledge and skills of body repair and paint refinishing. You’ll develop your skills in removing and replacing structural body panels, undertaking major body panel repairs and identifying and rectifying vehicle body misalignment. You’ll also explore preparing metal and pre-painted surfaces, applying top coats and completing refinishing procedures.

• Tools and equipment used in vehicle refinishing • Repairing minor paint defects • Motor vehicle construction and materials • Removing and replacing exterior motor vehicle body panels

Key areas of study include:

What next?

What next?

You can progress to the Diploma in Body Repair & Paint Refinishing Level 2 or another relevant level 2 course.

You could seek employment as a body repair technician or a paint refinisher, or progress to a higher education course.

Entry requirements:

Entry requirements:

You’ll need maths and English at grade C and above or a level 1 in a relevant subject.

You’ll need to have completed the Diploma in Body Repair & Paint Refinishing Level 2 course.

Diploma in

Body Repair & Paint Refinishing LEVEL 2

1 YEAR

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This course will develop the skills needed in the body repair and paint refinishing industry. You’ll continue to develop your knowledge and skills in the repair of structural and non structural panels and the refinishing techniques in the painting of modern vehicles. Tasks will include removing and refitting body panels, preparing surfaces and repairing paint defects.

Key areas of study include: • Theory and practical skills of vehicle paint refinishing • Preparing vehicles for painting • Preparing and applying foundation materials • Repairing non-structural body panels and components

What next? You can progress to the Diploma in Body Repair & Paint Refinishing Level 3, do an apprenticeship or seek entry level employment.

Entry requirements: You’ll need to have completed the Diploma in Body and Paint Refinishing Level 1 course.

• Identifying and rectifying misalignment • Resistance spot welding operations • Working with plastic materials and components • Colour matching


Diploma in

Motor Cycle Maintenance & Repair LEVEL 1

1 YEAR

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This course will introduce you to the basic skills and knowledge needed to enter the motorcycle repair and maintenance industry. You will learn about health and safety when working with workshop tools and equipment, motorcycle construction and routine maintenance and the basic operating principles of motorcycle engines, 4 stroke and 2 stroke.

Key areas of study include: • Working safely and effectively • Tools and equipment • Motorcycle construction and routine maintenance • Operating principles of motorcycle tyres, brakes, steering and suspension systems

What next? You can progress to the Diploma in Motor Cycle Maintenance & Repair Level 2 at the college, or do an apprenticeship.

Entry requirements:

MOTORSPORT The college has a range of race cars which you will work on. The race team go to regular race meetings at well known tracks such as Donnington and Silverstone.

You’ll need GCSE maths and English at grade C or above.

Diploma in

Diploma in

Motor Cycle Maintenance & Repair

Motor Sport

LEVEL 2

1 YEAR

T

LEVEL 2

1 YEAR

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This course will introduce you all aspects of motorcycle repair and maintenance. You’ll explore the motorcycle repair industry, the different types of motorcycles and how they are constructed. You’ll learn about the motorcycle engine, construction and components including cooling and lubrication systems, and gain skills in carrying out routine inspections of motorcycle braking systems, suspension and tyre removal.

This course is a great stepping stone for a career in the motorsport industry. It will provide you with a basic understanding of the construction, operation, maintenance and repair of competition and high performance cars. You’ll gain an understanding of the theory of vehicle systems in addition to working on vehicles and learning basic engineering skills such as welding and fabrication.

Key areas of study include:

Key areas of study include:

• Health and safety in the motorcycle industry • Engine, transmission, cooling and ignition systems • Motorcycle inspection and servicing • Motorcycle chassis units and components

• Carrying out routine motorsport vehicle maintenance • Removing and replacing engine units and components • Chassis units and components • Electrical auxiliary units and components

What next?

What next?

You can seek employment in the motor cycle maintenance and repair industry.

You could progress on to the Diploma in Motorsport Level 3.

Entry requirements:

Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Level 1.

You’ll need to have completed the Diploma in Motor Cycle Maintenance & Repair Level 1 course.

Entry requirements:


Diploma in

Motor SporT LEVEL 3

1 YEAR

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This course will provide essential knowledge for specialist competition maintenance and repair technicians. You’ll study areas such as overhauling mechanical units and enhancing motorsport vehicle system features. You’ll develop the technical skills needed in today’s motorsport industry, including the diagnosis of complex system faults and advanced systems operation. You will get first-hand experience of supporting a race team.

Key areas of study include: • Diagnosis and rectification of engine and component faults • Chassis system faults • Motorsport preparation and inspection • Engineering design

What next? You could progress on to university to study for a higher level course, or find employment as a maintenance and repair technician for a race team.

Entry requirements: Diploma in Motorsport Level 2.

I have learnt a lot on the level 1 course that I’ve done; my highlight has been going to Istanbul for two weeks for work experience in a garage there! Brian Holmes,

Motor Vehicle Student


Toyota World Birmingham sponsored the college’s race team in 2013 – even donating a racing car and providing support during race events.


I started on an IT level 1 course and have now just completed IT level 3. My next steps are to go to university and eventually I’d like to become a teacher. Zohar, IT student

EXAMPLE JOBS

IT SUPPORT TECHNICIAN Earn from £17k – £37k per year IT Support Technician’s are the go-to people when there is a problem with a computer in an organisation. They diagnose and solve technical issues, install and configure hardware, maintain systems and set up and manage user accounts. Technicians often get to meet people from across the business they work for. You can move up to management and increase your salary further.

Over 100,000 people in Birmingham work in business, financial and professional services.


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Birmingham has the largest financial sector outside London.

IT

BUSINESS

The business, finance and IT industries employ over 3 million people in the UK. Studying a course with us will give you the qualifications and skills needed to enter this fast growing area. You will learn from tutors who are specialists in their areas, use industry standard equipment and procedures and get lots of hands-on experience.

EXAMPLE JOBS

OFFICE MANAGER Earn from £16k – £56k per year Office managers ensure their office runs smoothly. Duties can vary but can include managing people, administrative activities, customer relations, health and safety and managing budgets.

CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT Earn from £20k – £62k per year Accountants guide organisations to make the right financial decisions, and provide information and advice on financial issues. Duties include financial reporting, budgeting, auditing, taxation, investments and more.

LOCATION KEY: BH: Balsall Heath | BG: Bordesley Green | D: Digbeth | F: Fusion GH: Golden Hillock | H: Handsworth | HG: Hall Green | L: Ladywood | T: Tyseley


AAT DIPLOMA IN

ACCOUNTING level 3

1 YEAR

D/H

This course progresses on from the AAT Accounting Level 2 course. You will explore more complex accounting tasks, such as accounts preparation, preparing final accounts for sole traders and partnerships, professional ethics in accounting and finance, alongside spreadsheets software.

Key areas of study include: • Accounts preparation 2 • Cash management • Costs and revenues • Professional ethics in accounting and finance

ACCOUNTANCY We offer AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Accounting qualifications which will get you started in your career in accounting and finance. These qualifications are internationally recognised and well respected.

AAT CERTIFICATE IN

ACCOUNTING level 2

1 YEAR

D/H

This course aims to prepare you for a career in accounting. You will learn a range of basic accounting practices and techniques, from costing and double-entry book-keeping to computerised accounting. You will also explore the principles and procedures related to processing business transactions, financial documents and payments for customers and suppliers.

Key areas of study include: • Basic accounting 1 and 2 • Work effectively in accounting and finance • Basic costing • Computerised accounts

What next? You could go on to study the AAT Diploma in Accounting Level 3 at the college.

Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs grade D or above including English or a level 1 qualification and an interview.

What next? You can progress to the AAT Diploma in Accounting Level 4, which is neccessary to become an accountant. You could find employment as a trainee accountant or do a higher apprenticeship.

Entry requirements: You must have achieved an AAT in Accounting Level 2 and level 1 literacy and level 2 numeracy.


Diploma in

Business Skills & AdminISTRATION level 2

1 YEAR

D / H / HG

This course will ensure that you are competent in a range of business administration skills. You will study a range of subjects such as customer service, sales and marketing and how you can become an effective member of a team.

Key areas of study include: • Business and administration • Customer service • Health and safety at work • Sales and marketing

What next?

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION You’ll have the opportunity for great work experience placements, take part in live projects and meet businesses.

You could progress on to the Business Skills and Administration Level 3 course, an apprenticeship or find a junior level position within an administration function in a wide range of businesses.

Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs grade D or above, including English and maths, or a level 1 business qualification. You will also need to have an interview.

BTEC Diploma in

Diploma in

Business Administration

Business Skills & AdminISTRATION

level 1

1 YEAR

D / H / HG

This practical course can help you kick start your training for a job in administration. You will learn how to behave in an office environment and how to use office equipment. You’ll learn about handling mail, taking minutes in meetings, and preparing and storing business documents and more.

Key areas of study include: • Rights and responsibilities in the workplace • Handling mail • Introduction to IT • Preparing and storing business documents

What next?

level 3

1 YEAR

D / HG

You’ll develop a variety of in-depth business skills needed to work in business administration. You’ll learn about communication, how to supervise a team and an office facility, design and produce business documents. You may also explore planning and co-ordinating events and meetings, organising business travel and diary systems.

Key areas of study include: • Customer service • Health and safety at work • Sales and marketing • Management

You could go on to the Diploma in Business Skills and Administration Level 2 course at the college, an apprenticeship or you could seek employment in an office or business environment in a supporting or junior role.

What next?

Entry requirements:

4 GCSEs grade C or above including English and maths, or a level 2 business qualification. You will also need to have an interview.

You don’t need any formal qualifications but you will need an interest in the subject and a good level of literacy.

You could progress on to a higher education business course, or seek employment in business administration.

Entry requirements:


BTEC Diploma in

BUSINESS level 2

1 YEAR

D / H / HG

This course will give you a practical knowledge of business, whilst helping you to develop an understanding of the skills needed when entering employment in this sector. It’ll give you an introduction into marketing, starting a small business and developing customer relations. You’ll develop your skills in communications, team working and using IT.

Key areas of study include: • Exploring business purpose • Developing customer relations • Business communication • People in organisations

BUSINESS STUDIES Courses are hands on and practical. You’ll study work related projects, have the opportunity for great work experience placements, take part in live projects and work with real businesses.

What next? You could progress to the BTEC Diploma in Business Level 3 course at the college or seek entry level employment.

Entry requirements: You’ll need 4 GCSEs grade D or above including English and maths, or a level 1 business qualification. You’ll also be interviewed.

BTEC Diploma in

BUSINESS SKILLS WITH ESOL 1 YEAR

D / F / H / HG

This course will give you an introduction to the world of business with added English language support. You will start to build your knowledge of business and business functions, including basic business requirements such as marketing, finance and human resources, as well as improving your spoken, written, reading and listening skills. You’ll learn about using IT in a workplace.

Key areas of study include: • Introduction to business • Communication in a business environment • IT in the business workplace • Reading, writing, speaking and listening in English

BUSINESS* level 3

1 or 2 YEARs

D / H / BG

This course will give you in-depth knowledge about business. You’ll learn about marketing, financial analysis, managing human resources and retail strategies. You’ll develop skills in presenting, working with others and using IT. You’ll carry out research into business practices and complete real projects.

Key areas of study include: • The business environment • Business resources • Managing a business event • Recruitment and selection

What next?

What next?

You could go on to study a higher education course at the college, or find employment within a business.

You could go onto study a level 1 course in business or business administration.

Entry requirements:

Entry requirements: You’ll need to have English skills at entry level 3, as well as an interest in business.

You’ll need 4 GCSEs grade C or above including English and maths, or a level 2 business qualification. *There is also an option of undertaking a BTEC Extended Diploma in Business Level 3 which is 2 years.


BTEC DIPLOMA IN

IT level 2

1 YEAR

BG / D / H

This course will provide you with a good understanding of the IT industry. You will learn how to safely connect hardware devices and configure software for users. You’ll learn to set up a simple network, design and create spreadsheets, and develop your skills in presenting information effectively in a variety of business documents.

Key areas of study include: • Communicating and working in IT • Installing hardware • Databases • Work skills

IT

What next?

We have dedicated IT suites with all the equipment you’ll need to get the practical IT skills to work towards your career.

You could progress on to the BTEC Diploma in IT Level 3 at the college. Alternatively, you could find entry level employment, or do an apprenticeship.

Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs grade D or above including English or a level 1 qualification and an interview.

BTEC DIPLOMA IN

BTEC DIPLOMA IN

IT

IT* level 1

1 YEAR

BG / D / H

level 3

1 or 2 YEARS

BG / D / H

This course is a great introduction to the world of IT. You will learn basic IT functions such as spreadsheets and word processing, using the internet and email, and desktop publishing software. The course will provide a great base from which to develop your knowledge and skills further.

You’ll develop an advanced level of understanding of the IT industry as well as your skills in computing systems and communication. There will be a number of optional units in which you can specialise in such as computer networks, database design, website production and e-commerce.

Key areas of study include:

Key areas of study include:

• Setting up a computer system • Spreadsheets • Word processing • Improving productivity using IT

• Computer and information systems • Communication and employability skills • Managing networks

What next?

You could progress on to a university level course in IT or related subject. You could also seek employment.

You could progress to the BTEC Diploma in IT Level 2 or find entry level employment in the field of IT. You could also do an apprenticeship.

Entry requirements:

What next?

Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs grade C or above, in maths and English, or a level 2 qualification in a relevant subject and an interview.

You’ll need a GCSE grade G or above. *This course is available in a BTEC Extended Diploma in IT Level 3 which is 2 years.


DIPLOMA IN

ICT Systems SupporT level 2

1 YEAR

H

This course will give you the basic skills needed for a career in IT support. You’ll explore the essential skills in building, installing, configuring and troubleshooting different types of PC hardware and software. You will also develop skills in customer care and support. You’ll learn about the maintenance of IT systems, and health and safety.

Key areas of study include: • Install and configure ICT systems and hardware • Troubleshooting • Maintenance of ICT systems • Health and safety

What next? You could progress on to the Advanced Diploma in ICT Systems Support Level 3 at the college, seek employment in a junior role, or do an apprenticeship.

Entry requirements: You’ll need a level 1 qualification in IT and at least entry level 3 in literacy and numeracy.

ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN

ICT SYSTEM SUPPORT level 3

2 YEARS

D/H

You’ll develop the specialist knowledge and skills needed to provide IT support, to be an IT technician or a computer engineer. You’ll expand your technical knowledge of computer systems, learning how to install, configure and integrate networked hardware and software, how to troubleshoot and test and repair systems. You’ll build your communications skills and ability to deal with customers.

Key areas of study include: • Install and configure a major network operating system • Troubleshoot a major network operating system • Customer support provision • Implement an IT security policy

What next? You could go on to a higher education course in IT or seek employment in an IT support role.

Entry requirements: You’ll need a level 2 qualification in IT and level 1 in literacy and numeracy.


in the West Midlands THE NHS employs more than 112,000 staff & The science industry employs over 5,000 people.

I’ve gained an understanding of what is involved in working within the care sector, and my confidence has been boosted. I hope to go on to achieve the level 3 course. Jane Connolly,

Health and Social Care Student

EXAMPLE JOBS

Nursery Nurse

Social Worker

Earn from £11k – £21k per year Nursery nurses care for children in day or residential nurseries, primary schools, children’s centres and similar establishments. You might be planning and supervising activities, helping children learn language and number skills, taking children on outings, ensuring children are safe and feeding, changing and bathing babies. You might look after one or more children and will need to share information about their progress with parents or carers.

Earn from £21k – £42k per year Social workers provide support to people who are in crisis or who need help to solve problems in their life. They support individuals, families and groups within the community and work closely with other health and social care staff. They might help people with mental health conditions, the homeless, young offenders or school non-attenders.


CARE SCIENCE

We’ve got an on-site nursery where our childcare students get real life experience of working with children and babies. We have excellent links with local health and social care providers who provide opportunities for our students. Our science labs are well stocked with the equipment needed to conduct interesting experiments.

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CACHE Diploma for the

Children & Young People’s Workforce LEVEL 2

1 YEAR

GH / HG

This course will build your knowledge and skills of working under supervision with children and young people from birth to 19 years. You will gain the skills needed for a diverse range of job roles relating to early learning and childcare.

Key areas of study include: • Children’s and young people’s development • Supporting children’s learning and development • Safeguarding children • Health and safety

What next?

CHILDCARE Our childcare students learn in our great facilities and in our on-site nursery. You will also be able to take advantage of our links with industry, go on trips and take part in competitions.

You can progress to the CACHE Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce Level 3 course at the college, seek employment in the industry, or do an apprenticeship.

Entry requirements: You’ll need 4 GCSEs grade D or above including English or maths, or a level 1 qualification in a related subject.

Cache Certificate for the

CACHE Diploma for the

Children & Young People’s Workforce

Children & Young People’s Workforce*

LEVEL 1

1 YEAR

GH / HG / HW

LEVEL 3

1 OR 2 YEARs

GH / HG

This course is a great introduction to working with young children. You will gain an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed to care for young children. You will learn about children’s growth, learning and development, how to keep children safe and about their needs.

This course will give you the advanced knowledge and skills needed when working with children and is the only course that will lead you to becoming a qualified early years practitioner. You’ll learn about childrens’ development, safeguarding and communicating with children and families.

Key areas of study include:

Key areas of study include:

• Communicating with children • Keeping children safe • Understanding the importance of play • Children’s physical needs

• Equality and diversity • Early years curriculum • Working with other professionals

What next?

You could progress to the HND in Working with Children and Families at the college, or to become a qualified early years practitioner.

You can progress to the CACHE Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce Level 2 at the college, seek entry level employment, or do an apprenticeship.

Entry requirements: You’ll need 2 GCSEs grade E or above including English or maths.

What next?

Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs grade C or above, including English and maths or equivalent qualification, or a level 2 course in a related subject. *This course is also available as an extended diploma.


BTEC Diploma in

Health & Social Care LEVEL 2

1 YEAR

BG / GH / H / HG

This course is will enable you to develop the skills needed to pursue a career within the health and social care sector. You will explore how to support and care for the vulnerable members of our society, and about effective communication, individual rights and needs and development through the life stages.

Key areas of study include: • Communication • Individual rights and needs • Health and safety • Development through the life stages

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

What next?

We’ve got links with local care providers. You can also go on trips and take part in competitions such as World Skills.

Entry requirements:

You could progress to the BTEC Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 3, gain employment in the health and social care sector, or do an apprenticeship. 4 GCSEs grade D or above, including English or a functional skills qualification.

BTEC Certificate in

BTEC Extended Diploma in

Health & Social Care

Health & Social Care

LEVEL 1

1 YEAR

BG / GH / H / HG

LEVEL 3

2 YEARS

BG / GH

This course will give you a basic introduction to the health and social care sector. It will help you prepare for further study, helping you to build your confidence and giving you the basic skills and knowledge required to work in health and social care. You will build your communication skills and learn about diversity and inclusion.

This course is ideal for anyone who is looking to pursue a career within the health and social care sector. You will gain an in depth understanding about how to support and care for the vulnerable members of our society, and about effective communication, equality, diversity and rights and development through the life stages.

Key areas of study include:

Key areas of study include:

• Communicating in health and social care • Working in health and social care • Developing skills in health and social care

• Equality, diversity and discrimination issues • Human physiology • Personal and professional development • Professional practice

What next? You can go on to study the BTEC Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 2 at the college, another level 2 course in a related subject, or do an apprenticeship.

What next?

Entry requirements:

Entry requirements:

You’ll need 2 GCSEs including English language.

4 GCSEs grade C or above, including English language or equivalent qualification.

You can progress on to higher education or go straight into employment in a health and social care sector.


BTEC Diploma in

Applied Science LEVEL 2

1 YEAR

BG / HG

This course is suitable for those who want a career in science, or to progress to higher education. It will give you a good understanding of the three main areas of science, biology, physics and chemistry. You will explore science as an industry, it’s related services and what jobs and careers are available.

Key areas of study include: • Chemistry and our earth • Energy and our universe • Biology and our environment

What next?

SCIENCE Studying biology, chemistry and physics in our well-equipped labs can help you go on to higher education or work in pharmaceutical science, forensic science, or nursing.

You can continue to the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science at the college. You may also find employment at entry level.

Entry requirements: You’ll need a GCSE in science, alternatively you will be required to attend an interview.

BTEC Diploma in

BTEC Extended Diploma in

Applied Science

Applied Science

LEVEL 1

1 YEAR

HG

This course will give you an introduction to applied science. You will explore the different areas and organisations in which science is used, and look at what jobs and careers are available. You will study basic principles in biology, chemistry and physics. You will make scientific observations by undertaking practical experiments.

Key areas of study include: • Biology • Chemistry • Physics

What next? You can continue to the BTEC Diploma in Applied Science Level 2.

Entry requirements: An interview and an assessment will be required.

LEVEL 3

2 YEARS

BG / HG

This course will give you an in-depth understanding of applied science, and is perfect if you are interested in laboratory and industrial science, forensic science, biomedical science, microbiology or nursing. You will explore a number of fundamental scientific concepts in chemistry, biology and physics. In the second year of the course, you can specialise in the area that interests you.

Key areas of study include: • Fundamentals of science • Working in the science industry • Scientific investigations and practical techniques • Using mathematical tools in science

What next? You can progress on to a higher education course in a science subject. You can also seek employment as a technician.

Entry requirements: You’ll need 2 GCSEs grade C or above, including science or equivalent qualification.


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Over 150,000 people work in this sector in the West Midlands.

The college really supports students. I have been cooking on-stage with Rick Stein at the Good Food Show, and did work experience at Michael Caine’s and Glynn Purnell’s Michelin starred restaurants.

Gavin Lees, Catering Student

EXAMPLE JOBS

HOTEL CHEF/ MANAGER COOK Earn from £13k – £42k per year Hotel Managers look after the day-to-day running of a hotel. They will manage the staff, and have responsibility for the reception, food and drink and housekeeping services. They manage budgets to ensure the hotel is profitable, will often look after sales and marketing and will also deal with complaints and comments.

Earn from £18k – £50k per year A chef is responsible for the running of a kitchen, including the kitchen staff. The head chef will decide the menu, ingredients, specials, how the food is presented and more, as well as preparing food and cooking as well. You may be able to move forward to Head Chef or business owner.


CATERING HOSPITALITY

Want to work in the hospitality and catering industry which employs around two million people in the UK? You’ll learn in our professional kitchens and restaurant where you’ll get hands-on experience cooking for and serving paying guests. You will also have the opportunity to take part in national competitions, and to work with well known chefs.

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Introduction to

Professional Cookery LEVEL 1

1 YEAR

HG

This course will give you an introduction to the basics skills and knowledge needed to work in a professional kitchen. You’ll develop the hands-on skills needed for cold food preparation as well as how to cook using different methods, such as poaching, steaming, boiling, baking and frying.

Key areas of study include: • Introduction to the catering and hospitality industry • Introduction to kitchen equipment • Healthier foods and special diets • Health and safety awareness

What next?

CATERING Learn in our professional training kitchens, creating delicious dishes for our restaurant which is open to the public. You can take part in competitions such as World Skills and get great work experience placements.

You could go onto study a level 2 qualification, do an apprenticeship, or go on to work in a professional kitchen in an assistant role.

Entry requirements: There are no formal entry requirements, but you will need to have a short basic skills assessment and an interview to demonstrate your enthusiasm.

DIPLOMA IN

Hospitality & Catering with ESOL LEVEL 1

1 YEAR

BG

Professional Cookery LEVEL 2

1 YEAR

HG

This course will give you a taste of the hospitality and catering industry with added English language support. You will start to build your knowledge of the basic skills needed in a kitchen and front of house including customer service, preparing food and food safety and hygiene. You will also improve your spoken, written, reading and listening skills.

This course will give you the practical skills that you need to work in a professional kitchen. It will cover all the basic cooking techniques needed as well as current industry practice and principles of cooking. You’ll learn to prepare and cook a range of dishes, including stocks, soups and sauces, fruit and vegetables, meat and fish and more.

Key areas of study include:

Key areas of study include:

• Customer service skills • Food safety and hygiene • Food preparation • Speaking, writing, reading and listening in English

• Food safety in catering • Kitchen operations, costs and menu planning • Healthier foods and special diets • Preparing various foodstuffs

What next?

What next?

You could go onto study a level 1 course in hospitality or catering.

You can progress to the in Professional Cookery Level 3 course at the college, or seek work in a professional kitchen.

Entry requirements:

Entry requirements:

You’ll need to have English skills at entry level 3, as well as an interest in hospitality and catering.

You will need to have a basic skills assessment, successful completion of Introduction to Professional Cookery Level 1 and an interview.


DIPLOMA IN

PROFESSIONAL COOKERY LEVEL 3

1 YEAR

HG

This course will further expand your cooking to skills to an advanced level and teach you a range of specialised skills to produce a range of complex dishes. You’ll explore techniques such as patisserie, hot and cold desserts and complex meat and poultry dishes. You’ll further develop your skills to maintain health, hygiene and safety in the kitchen.

Key areas of study include: • Recipes and menu development • Food safety practices • Prepare, cook and finish complex dishes

What next? You could go onto study a higher education qualification or seek employment in a professional kitchen.

HOSPITALITY

Entry requirements:

You’ll get great hands-on experience of the hospitality industry by serving in our restaurant that’s open to the public. You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in competitions and get great work experience placements.

You will need a level 2 qualification in cooking or relevant subject.

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LEVEL 1

1 YEAR

BG

This course will give you a taste of the hospitality and catering industry with added English language support. You will start to build your knowledge of the basic skills needed in a kitchen and front of house including customer service, preparing food and food safety and hygiene. You will also improve your spoken, written, reading and listening skills.

Key areas of study include: • • • •

Customer service skills Food safety and hygiene Food preparation Speaking, writing, reading and listening in English

What next? You could go onto study a level 1 course in hospitality or catering.

Entry requirements: You’ll need to have English skills at entry level 3, as well as an interest in hospitality and catering.


NVQ CERTIFICATE IN

HOSPITALITY LEVEL 1

1 YEAR

BG

This course will give you an introduction to the basic skills and knowledge needed to work in the hospitality industry. You will learn how to work well as part of a hospitality team and how to maintain a safe, secure and hygienic work environment. You will also learn about customer care, taking orders, dealing with payments and problem solving.

Key areas of study include: • Maintain a safe and hygienic work area • Customer care • Serving drinks and food • Prepare and clear areas

What next? You can progress to the NVQ Diploma in Food & Beverage Service Level 2, an apprenticeship or seek employment.

Entry requirements: You do not need any formal qualifications, but your literacy and numeracy should be entry level 3 or above which will be assessed at interview.

NVQ DIPLOMA IN

Food & Beverage Service LEVEL 2

1 YEAR

HG

This course is ideal for those wishing to work in hospitality in food and beverage services. You will learn how to provide excellent customer service, how to maintain food hygiene and safety, how to problem solve, deal with payments and the skill of silver service. You will gain an understanding of the industry and the career options available to you.

Key areas of study include: • Work as part of a hospitality team • Customer service and good impressions • Food safety and hygiene • The correct way to serve food and drinks

What next? You can progress to a level 3 course in a related subject, or seek employment in the industry.

Entry requirements: You will need to have completed a level 1 course in a related subject, or have experience in working in a hospitality outlet.


EXAMPLE JOBS

ELECTRICIAN Earn from £17k – £35k per year Electricians bring electricity safely to where it is needed. Electricians can install new electrical systems, troubleshoot problems in existing systems or rewire older systems.

Air conditioning and refrigeration engineer Earn from £27k – £54k per year Refrigeration and air conditioning engineers install, service and maintain systems in places like supermarkets, hospitals, and offices. They connect air ducts, water and coolant pipes, and electrical wires. When a system fails to work properly, engineers will need to find out what the problem is, dismantle motors or electrical parts, and perform any necessary repairs.

Bricklayer Earn from £16k – £32k per year Bricklayers are skilled tradespeople who build walls, structures and foundations using bricks and blocks. Bricklayers are also responsible for calculating the amount of materials needed, following plans closely and ensuring the build is stable, energy efficient and that it looks good.


41,000 people are employed in skilled trade occupations in Birmingham alone.

CONSTR UCTION

Construction is one of the biggest industries in the UK, employing around two million people. There are a huge range of careers available, and we have a course for almost any trade that you would like to get in to. You’ll learn in our construction centre where you can build a wall, plumb in a sink or tile a floor all under one roof.

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DIPLOMA IN

BRICKWORK LEVEL 1

1 YEAR

BG / L

This course will give you a basic level of understanding of the skills needed to work as a bricklayer. You’ll learn about working safely in construction, and develop skills in basic brick and blocklaying, cavity walling, setting out and building masonry structures. This course will give you a great foundation to progress to further construction courses.

Key areas of study include: • Safe and effective working practices • Setting out for masonry structures • Information, quantities, and communicating with others • Building methods and construction technology

BRICKWORK Learn in our dedicated brickwork workshops where you can practice your trade until it’s perfect. Get involved in competitions such as Skillbuild and work on real projects within the college and through our links with industry.

What next? You could progress on to the Diploma in Brickwork Level 2, join an apprenticeship in brickwork or find employment as a trainee bricklayer.

Entry requirements: You’ll need literacy and numeracy at entry level 3 or above and you will be initially assessed at interview.

Diploma in

DIPLOMA IN

Construction & Civil Engineering

BRICKWORK

LEVEL 1

1 YEAR

BG

This course is ideal for those who wish to work as skilled labourers such as ground workers on construction sites. You will gain a sound knowledge and understanding of some of the key construction areas, and gain basic understanding and knowledge of the skills needed to work safely and efficiently on-site as a ground worker.

Key areas of study include: • Site safety • Basic setting out and construction technology • Drainage installation • Foundations and concreting

What next?

LEVEL 2

1 YEAR

BG

Following on from level 1, this course will cement your understanding of bricklaying whilst helping to extend your technical abilities further. You will develop skills in masonry structures including cladding, piers, cavity wall structures and footings. You’ll also learn about carrying out work safely in construction, how to interpret working drawings and communication with others.

Key areas of study include: • Building methods and construction • Working drawings to set out masonry structures • Thin joint masonry and masonry cladding • Isolated and attached piers

You could find entry level employment in a range of construction trades, or you could move on to a level 2 qualification in civil engineering, or an apprenticeship.

What next?

Entry requirements:

Entry requirements:

There are no entry requirements but you’ll need an interest in construction.

You will need to have completed the Diploma in Brickwork Level 1.

You could progress on to the Diploma in Brickwork Level 3, or find employment as a bricklayer, or do an apprenticeship.


DIPLOMA IN

BRICKWORK LEVEL 3

1 YEAR

BG

This course is ideal for those who wish to take their brickwork skills to an advanced level. You’ll build on what you learnt in the level 2 course, and develop the skills needed for more complex and specialist tasks such as curved brickwork, detailed work including ‘dog-toothing’ and adding decorative patterns into brickwork such as herringbone.

Key areas of study include: • Safe working practices in construction • Building methods and construction technology • Repair and maintain masonry structures • Complex masonry structures

What next? You will be a fully qualified bricklayer, and could find higher level employment. You could also go on to study a foundation degree.

Entry requirements: You’ll need to have completed the Diploma in Brickwork Level 2.

CARPENTRY & JOINERY You’ll learn in our workshops and use the tools of the trade. You can get involved in competitions and work placements.

DIPLOMA IN

DIPLOMA IN

CONSTRUCTION MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS

Carpentry & Joinery LEVEL 1

LEVEL 2

1 YEAR

BG

This course helps to prepare you to work safely and with confidence in the construction industry with a focus on maintenance and general construction skills. You will develop basic skills in painting and decorating, carpentry and joinery, plastering, plumbing, tiling and drainage systems. You will get hands-on experience in our workshops using the tools and equipment of the trade.

Key areas of study include:

1 YEAR

BG / L

This course is an ideal first step towards a career in carpentry and joinery. You will learn and practice a range of skills in wood occupations, whilst also developing skills for entering employment in a construction or a furniture related craft. You’ll learn how to use and maintain carpentry tools including power tools and how to produce basic woodworking joints.

Key areas of study include:

• Safe working practices in construction • Small scale maintenance trade repairs • Small scale painting and decorating work

• Basic woodworking joints • Maintenance and use of carpentry tools • Health and safety • Construction technology

What next?

What next?

You could go on to study a relevant level 3 qualification, do an apprenticeship or find employment in the maintenance industry.

You could progress on a level 2 course in a wood occupation, do an apprenticeship or seek entry level employment.

Entry requirements:

You’ll need literacy and numeracy at entry level 3 or above and you will be initially assessed at interview.

You’ll need literacy and numeracy at entry level 3 or above and you will be initially assessed at interview.

Entry requirements:


DIPLOMA IN

DIPLOMA IN

CARPENTRY & JOINERY

FITTED INTERIORS

LEVEL 2

1 YEAR

BG

LEVEL 2

1 YEAR

BG

This course is ideal for anyone who has completed the level 1 course. You will build on your existing skills and can focus your studies on your preferred trade of either site carpentry or bench joinery. You’ll learn about setting up and operating a circular saw, first and second fixing, carpentry maintenance and manufacturing bench joinery products.

This course is designed to help you develop the practical skills, technical knowledge and understanding needed to carry out technical roles in fitted interiors. You will develop an understanding of the importance of safe working practices and learn about fitting bedrooms, kitchens as well as basic plumbing skills.

Key areas of study include:

Key areas of study include:

• • • •

• • • •

Carry out maintenance work Operate circular saws Building methods and construction Health and safety

Safe working practices in construction Communicating with others Install fitted furniture Install basic plumbing

What next?

What next?

You can progress to the Diploma in Carpentry Level 3, seek an apprenticeship or employment in a wood occupation.

You can progress to a level 3 course in a related subject, do an apprenticeship or seek employment in the fitted interiors industry.

Entry requirements: You will need to have completed the Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery Level 1.

Entry requirements: You’ll need literacy and numeracy at entry level 3 or above and you will be initially assessed at interview.

DIPLOMA IN

CARPENTRY BG

This course is aimed at those wishing to progress from level 2 and gain more in-depth knowledge of wood occupations and the construction industry. You will develop the specialist knowledge and skills needed to become an advanced-level carpenter, and will become confident in a range of complex carpentry tasks such as erecting structural carcassing components and using fixed and transportable machinery.

Key areas of study include: • • • •

Fixing of complex carpentry and joinery products Safe working practices in construction Carry out first and second fixing Planning, organising, control and evaluation

What next? You can continue to a higher education course or seek employment in a wood occupation.

Entry requirements: You will need to have a level 2 qualification in a wood occupation.

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DIPLOMA IN

Electrical Installation (2365) LEVEL 2

1 YEAR

BG

This course is an ideal entry route into the electrical services industry. You will learn the basics of how to install electrical wiring systems, inspect and test electrical installations, provide technical information to customers and how to maintain a safe working environment.

Key areas of study include: • Electrical principles • Servicing electrical equipment • Installation of wiring systems • Health and safety

ELECTRICAL Learn in our dedicated electrical workshops where you can practice your trade until it’s perfect. Get involved in competitions such as Skillbuild and work on real projects within the college and through our links with industry.

What next? You can progress to the Diploma in Electrical Installation (2365) Level 3 course at the college, seek entry level employment or do an apprenticeship.

Entry requirements: You need GCSEs grade C or above in maths and English skills or a level 1 electrical qualification.

NVQ IN

DIPLOMA in

Performing Engineering Operations

Electrical installation (2365) LEVEL 3

LEVEL 1

1 YEAR

BG

This course will give you an introduction to electrical installation engineering. You will explore a number of practical activities in electrical installation and electronics production as well as repair and maintenance procedures. You will learn to wire electrical equipment and circuits, assemble electrical wiring support systems and how to work safely with electricity.

Key areas of study include: • Working safely in an engineering environment • Using and communicating technical information • Wiring electrical equipment and circuits • Assembling electrical wiring support systems

What next?

1 YEAR

BG

This course will give you the skills needed to become an electrician. You will learn how to install electrical wiring systems, inspect and test electrical installations, provide technical information to customers and how to maintain a safe working environment. You will learn how to find faults and repair them as well as how to undertake routine servicing.

Key areas of study include: • Electrical systems design • Fault diagnosis and rectification • Inspection, testing and commissioning • Health and safety

What next?

You can progress on to a level 2 qualification, or find entry level employment in the electrical installation industry.

You can seek employment in electrical installation in a range of industries such as commercial, industrial, maintenance or heating and ventilation.

Entry requirements:

Entry requirements:

Good maths and English skills are required.

A level 2 qualification in electrical installation.


Diploma in

Installing & Maintaining Refrigeration Systems (6187-02) LEVEL 2

2 YEARS

BG

This course is ideal for anyone looking to begin a career in the refrigeration and air conditioning professions. You will learn how refrigeration systems work, how to install, test and maintain refrigeration systems and how to carry out site preparation and pipework fabrication techniques.

Key areas of study include: • Install, test and maintain refrigeration systems • Understand and carry out safe working practices • Energy use and the environment • Science, calculations and technology

GAS, REFRIGERATION & AIR CONDITIONING

What next?

You’ll learn in our workshops and use the tools of the trade. You can get involved in competitions and work placements.

You’ll need a level 1 qualification in literacy and numeracy.

You could progress on to further study, or find employment in the refrigeration and air conditioning profession.

Entry requirements:

Diploma in

BTEC Diploma in

Installing, Testing & Maintaining Air Conditioning (6187-01)

Building Services Engineering (Heating, Ventilation & Air-Con)

LEVEL 2

2 YEARS

BG

You will learn about the key principles such as how refrigeration and air conditioning systems work, the technology and the environmental considerations and how to handle fluorinated gases and ozone depleting substances.

Key areas of study include:

LEVEL 3

2 YEARS

BG

Building Services Engineers ensure buildings are comfortable to live and work in. You will study heating, ventilation and airconditioning. You will learn how to design, install and maintain these services, and gain all the skills you need to enter the trade, including health and safety and risk reduction.

• Install, test and maintain air conditioning and heat pump systems • Understand and carry out safe working practices • Energy use and the environment • Science, calculations and technology

Key areas of study include:

What next?

What next?

You can move on to higher level course, or find entry level employment in the industry.

You can move on to higher level courses, such as an HNC or HND in building services. Alternatively, you could find employment in the heating or air conditioning industry.

Entry requirements: You’ll need a level 1 qualification in literacy and numeracy.

• Health and safety in the built environment • Construction and the environment • Heating in building services engineering • Ventilation and air conditioning

Entry requirements: You’ll need 4 GCSEs at grade A*-C or a level 2 qualification in construction a relevant construction subject.


DIPLOMA in

painting & decorating LEVEL 2

1 YEAR

BG / L

This course will develop your skills as a painter and decorator. Following on from level 1, you will continue to build on your skills in areas such as applying paper to walls and ceilings, producing specialist decorative finishes, using high volume low pressure systems, and working with platforms.

Key areas of study include: • Apply paint systems by brush and roller • Produce specialist decorative finishes • Erect and dismantle working platforms • Information, quantities and communicating with others

PAINTING & DECORATING

What next?

You’ll learn in our workshops and use the tools of the trade. You can get involved in competitions and work placements.

Entry requirements:

You can progress on to the Diploma in Painting & Decorating Level 3. You could find employment as a painter or decorator, or do an apprenticeship. You’ll need to have completed the Diploma in Painting & Decorating Level 1.

DIPLOMA in

DIPLOMA in

painting & decorating

painting & decorating

LEVEL 1

1 YEAR

BG / L

This course offers an introduction to the painting and decorating trade, including general building knowledge. You will learn the basics of painting and decorating, such as preparation of surfaces and techniques, working safely, applying paints, wallpapering and decorative techniques.

Key areas of study include: • Safe and efficient working practices • Erect and dismantle equipment and platforms • How to apply paint systems • Decorative finishes

What next? You can study for the Diploma in Painting & Decorating Level 2, move on to an apprenticeship or find employment as a trainee painter or decorator.

Entry requirements: You’ll need literacy and numeracy at entry level 3 or above and you will be initially assessed at interview.

LEVEL 3

1 YEAR

BG

This course is designed to develop your skills and knowledge to an advanced level, enabling you to become a competent professional and prepare you for work in the industry. You will hang complex papers, produce advanced specialist decorative effects and build a good understanding of the industry, sustainability and industry regulations.

Key areas of study include: • Apply hangings to walls and ceilings • Produce specialist decorative finishes • Carry out specialist architectural feature work • Apply paint systems using airless equipment

What next? You can progress on to a foundation degree or find employment in the construction industry as a painter and decorator.

Entry requirements: You’ll need to have completed the Diploma in Painting & Decorating Level 2.


DIPLOMA in

plastering LEVEL 2

1 YEAR

BG

After learning the basics of plastering at level 1, this course will continue to develop your skills in more advanced methods and techniques, preparing you for employment as a plasterer. You will explore solid and fibrous plastering skills, as well as external surfaces, screeds and dry lining. You will continue to develop safe and efficient working practices.

Key areas of study include:

PLASTERING Learn in our dedicated plastering workshops where you can practice your trade until it’s perfect. Get involved in competitions such as Skillbuild and work on real projects within the college and through our links with industry.

• Knowledge of building methods and construction technology • Apply plaster materials to external and internal surfaces • Dry lining and plasterboard products • Sand and cement screeds

What next? You can go on to study the Diploma in Plastering Level 3, find employment as a plasterer, or do an apprenticeship.

Entry requirements: You will need to have completed the Diploma in Plastering Level 1.

DIPLOMA in

DIPLOMA in

plastering

plastering

LEVEL 1

1 YEAR

BG / L

LEVEL 3

1 YEAR

BG / L

This course will introduce you to the basic skills and knowledge needed to be a plasterer. You will learn about the importance of preparation, and will gain the skills and be able to practice techniques such as preparing and mixing plastering materials, applying plaster materials to surfaces and using moulds to produce plaster components.

This course will bring your plastering skills to an advanced level. You will learn about site structures in more depth whilst also developing advanced plastering techniques. You’ll explore techniques for working with curved walls, applying different external finishes such as pebble dashing and also the use of sustainable materials in construction.

Key areas of study include:

Key areas of study include:

• Safe and efficient working practices • Prepare background surfaces and plaster materials • Apply plaster materials to internal backgrounds • Produce components from moulds

• Arches, circular work and curved structures • Fix dry lining and plasterboard products to interiors • Use of sustainable materials • Form screeds and granolithic finishes

What next?

What next?

You could study the Diploma in Plastering Level 2, work towards an apprenticeship or find employment as a trainee plasterer.

You can seek employment as a plasterer.

Entry requirements: You’ll need literacy and numeracy at entry level 3 or above and you will be initially assessed at interview.

Entry requirements: You will need to have completed a Diploma in Plastering Level 2.


CITY & GUILDS DIPLOMA IN

PLUMBING LEVEL 2

1 YEAR

BG

This course is ideal for anyone wishing to become a plumber and will give you practical skills and knowledge of basic plumbing installations. You will be introduced to some technical aspects of common plumbing practices, learn to install basic plumbing equipment, provide basic plumbing services as well as understand key health and safety concepts.

Key areas of study include: • • • •

PLUMBING

Cold and hot water systems Sanitation and heating systems Maintenance Health and safety

What next?

Learn in our dedicated plumbing workshops where you can practice your trade until it’s perfect. Get involved in competitions such as Skillbuild and work on real projects within the college and through our links with industry.

You could progress on to the Diploma in Plumbing Level 3, find entry level employment in the plumbing trade, or do an apprenticeship.

Entry requirements: You’ll need a Diploma in Plumbing Level 1, with literacy and numeracy at entry level 3. You will be assessed at interview.

DIPLOMA IN

PLUMBING BG

You will learn the basic skills needed for a career in plumbing. You will gain the practical skills and knowledge of plumbing and the plumbing industry. You’ll learn about pipe bending, basic plumbing systems, compliance with water regulations, drainage and health and safety in the work place.

Key areas of study include: • • • •

Basic plumbing systems Bending processes Above ground drainage Health and safety

What next? You can progress to the Diploma in Plumbing Level 2, or do an apprenticeship.

Entry requirements: You’ll need literacy and numeracy at entry level 3 or above. You will be initially assessed at interview.

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City & Guilds Diploma in

Plumbing (6035) LEVEL 3

1 YEAR

BG

This course will extend your knowledge and skills in plumbing. You’ll learn about complex tasks such as domestic gas supply, hot and cold water systems and central heating, sanitation and draining systems. You’ll also learn about legislation, tightness testing, pipework requirements, and ventilation.

Key areas of study include: • Complex domestic hot and cold water systems • Sanitation systems • Domestic gas supply systems • Central heating systems

What next? You can progress on to a higher education course, find employment in the plumbing trade or take a course to become Gas Safe registered.

Entry requirements: You’ll need a Diploma in Plumbing Level 2, literacy and numeracy at entry level 3. You’ll be initially assessed at interview.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES You’ll learn in our workshops and use the tools of the trade. You can get involved in competitions and work placements.

Construction with ESOL ENTRY LEVEL OR LEVEL 1

1 YEAR

BG / L

This course will introduce you to the construction industry as a whole, with added English support. You will get help with your literacy and numeracy whilst you learn the basic skills in a number of trades such as carpentry and joinery, painting and decorating, bricklaying and plastering.

Key areas of study include: • Reading, writing, speaking and listening in English • Health and safety in construction • Construction trades • The construction industry

What next? You can progress on to the next level course in the trade that interests you the most.

Entry requirements: You don’t need any formal qualifications for this course, but you should have an interest in construction. Your English skills will be assessed to determine what level course is right for you.


City & Guilds Introduction to

BTEC Diploma in

Basic Construction

Construction*

LEVEL 1

1 YEAR

BG / L

LEVEL 3

1 or 2 YEARS

BG

This course will introduce you to the construction industry, and will give you a taste of some of the different trades. It will help you decide which is the right career for you and allow you to continue your training in that area. You will gain skills in areas such as painting and decorating, brickwork, carpentry and joinery and plumbing.

This course introduces a range of technical and professional occupations in the construction industry such as architecture, estimating, surveying, site engineering, building control and town planning. You will be able to select modules in the areas that interest you the most.

Key areas of study include:

• Construction and the environment • Building technology and surveying processes • ICT and CAD • Health and safety

• Safe working practices in the construction industry • The construction industry • Communication skills • Carpentry and joinery, painting and decorating, tiling, plumbing

Key areas of study include:

What next?

What next?

You can progress to higher education, or find employment in the construction industry.

You can progress on to a level 2 course or an apprenticeship in your chosen trade.

Entry requirements:

Entry requirements:

You’ll need 4 GCSEs at grade A*-C, or a level 2 qualification in construction or a related vocational area.

You’ll need literacy and numeracy at entry level 3 or above and you will be initially assessed at interview.

*There is also the option to undertake this course as an extended diploma, which is 2 years.

BTEC Diploma in

BTEC Diploma in

Construction

Civil Engineering

LEVEL 2

1 YEAR

BG

LEVEL 3

2 YEARS

BG

This course is for those with an interest in working in the construction industry. You will get an understanding of the fundamental aspects of the industry, learn about construction trades such as brickwork, carpentry, plumbing and electrical as well as overarching areas such as health and safety and sustainability in the construction industry.

You’ll learn about a civil engineer’s responsibilities on projects such as new roads, railways, airports and water. You’ll learn the necessary mathematics, understand the forces which are created in the building framework and the structural elements, design simple structural units and explore CAD software to produce 2D and 3D drawings and models.

Key areas of study include:

Key areas of study include:

• Structure of the construction industry • Health and safety, welfare and sustainability • Construction drawing techniques • Carpentry, brickwork, plumbing, and electrical operations

• Health, safety and welfare in construction • Sustainable construction • Mathematics, science and materials • Construction technology and design

What next?

What next?

You can seek employment at a junior level in a wide range of areas in construction. You could also progress on to a level 3 course at the college, or do an apprenticeship.

You can progress to a higher education course such as a HNC/D at a college or go to university. You could also seek employment in the construction industry.

Entry requirements:

Entry requirements:

You’ll need 4 GCSEs at grade D-G, or a level 1 qualification in construction or another related qualification.

You’ll need 4 GCSEs at grade A*- C including maths, or a level 2 qualification in construction.


Diploma in

Wall & Floor Tiling LEVEL 2

1 YEAR

BG / L

This course will prepare you to enter the construction industry as a wall and floor tiler. You will develop your skills in preparing background surfaces for tiling, forming sand and cement screeds, positioning and finishing wall and floor tiles to surfaces, and repairing and maintaining tiles. You’ll also continue to develop safe and efficient working practices.

Key areas of study include: • Information, quantities and communication • How to form sand and cement screeds • Preparation of backgrounds for tiling • Tile wall and floor surfaces

WALL & FLOOR TILING

What next?

You’ll learn in our workshops and use the tools of the trade. You can get involved in competitions and work placements.

Entry requirements:

You will be able to progress on to study the Diploma in Wall and Floor Tiling Level 3, seek an apprenticeship or employment as a tiler. You’ll need to have completed a Diploma in Wall & Floor Tiling Level 1.

Diploma in

Diploma in

Wall & Floor Tiling

Wall & Floor Tiling

LEVEL 1

1 YEAR

BG / L

LEVEL 3

1 YEAR

BG

This course provides you with a basic introduction into the tiling industry. You will gain knowledge, understanding and skills that will set you on your way to becoming a qualified wall and floor tiler. You will learn basic skills such as preparing surfaces, mixing tiling materials, handling and storing materials and setting out tiling components.

This course will develop your tiling skills and includes more complex aspects of tiling, such as using different materials like natural stone and slate, working with mosaics, tiling to curved surfaces as well as installing drainage for tiled surfaces. You’ll also continue to develop safe and efficient working practices.

Key areas of study include:

Key areas of study include:

• Safe working practices • Prepare background surfaces • Tiling walls and floors • Mixing tiling materials

• Building methods and construction technology • Provide drainage for tiled surfaces • Produce internal and external sand and cement backgrounds • Produce tiles, mosaic and stone surface finishes

What next? You can progress on to the Diploma in Wall and Floor Tiling Level 2, do an apprenticeship or seek entry level employment in the tiling trade.

What next?

Entry requirements:

Entry requirements:

You’ll need literacy and numeracy at entry level 3 or above and you will be initially assessed at interview.

You’ll need to have completed a Diploma in Wall & Floor Tiling Level 2.

You can seek employment as a tiler, or continue your studies further such as a general construction management course.


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42% of the people employed in the creative and media industry in the UK work here in the West Midlands.

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EXAMPLE JOBS

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER/ DESIGNER FILMOGRAPHER Earn from £17k – £42k per year Fashion designers come up with designs of clothes and footwear. You could design items for the high street, for well known designers or for your own brand. You’ll work to briefs, and make decisions about fabric, colour and finish. You’ll need to keep up to date with emerging fashions, and have a great eye for style.

Earn from £14k – £38k per year Professional photographers usually work to a brief set by a client or employer. You could be taking pictures of fashion models, wildlife or weddings. You could work out on location or in a studio. As a filmographer, you’ll be using a video camera to capture footage. You could work for TV, media or for corporate businesses, and it may be your job to edit and produce as well.


CREATIVE STUDIES

I chose the college because it was the best in the area for my course. I came to an open day and the tutors were really friendly. The facilities were impressive, especially in comparison to other colleges.

Ben Wilkins, Media Student

From fashion to photography, games development to performing arts, media to music production, the creative industry is varied and is constantly evolving. Our courses are very hands-on. You won’t spend all day in a classroom, instead you’ll be using our green screen, performing in our mind-blowing auditorium, practicing in our dedicated dance studio, producing music in our professional studios, developing a new computer game or organising a fashion show.

64 FASHION 66 GAMES DEVELOPMENT 67 MEDIA 68 MUSIC 69 PERFORMING ARTS 70 PHOTOGRAPHY

LOCATION KEY: BH: Balsall Heath | BG: Bordesley Green | D: Digbeth | F: Fusion GH: Golden Hillock | H: Handsworth | HG: Hall Green | L: Ladywood | T: Tyseley


BTEC DIPLOMA IN

Fashion & Clothing level 2

1 YEAR

F

This course will introduce you to the world of fashion and design, and give you a practical introduction to the skills and techniques needed to make your own garments. You will learn about the fashion industry and explore and research your design ideas. By the end of the year you will have a portfolio of designs and will have created your own garment.

Key areas of study include: • Materials, techniques and processes • Ideas and concepts • Pattern construction • Contextual influences

FASHION

What next?

Learn in our dedicated fashion hub, the Fusion Centre. You’ll work in bright and airy workshops, designing and making your own garments. You’ll take part in our fashion show and competitions and go to the Clothes Show Live.

You can progress to the BTEC Extended Diploma in Fashion and Clothing Level 3. You could also seek employment in pattern cutting, garment technology, design teams and styling or more.

Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs grade D-G or a level 1 qualification.

BTEC DIPLOMA IN

BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN

Fashion & Clothing

Fashion & ClothinG

level 1

1 YEAR

F

This course will help you gain the skills and knowledge required for the fashion industry, and to prepare you for further study. You will learn about the fashion industry, and get hands-on making and designing clothes. You will also be able to improve your skills in English, maths and ICT.

Key areas of study include: • Pattern cutting • Garment making • Fashion design and textiles • English, maths and IT

What next? You can progress on to the BTEC Diploma in Fashion and Clothing Level 2 at the college or another level 2 course in a related area of study.

Entry requirements: You don’t need any qualifications or experience, just an interest in fashion.

level 3

2 YEARS

F

This course is perfect if you want a career in the fashion industry. Over two years you will learn all the essential skills of fashion and textiles design from sketching your designs to getting them catwalk ready. You will develop your ideas and concepts, learn about materials, techniques and processes and create your own collection of garments.

Key areas of study include: • Fashion design, ideas and concepts • Pattern construction • Garment and accessory production • Fashion presentation skills

What next? You can progress on to the HND in Fashion at the college, go to university, or seek employment as a designer, in retail, buying, as a stylist or creating your own designs.

Entry requirements: 5 GCSEs grade C or above including English or an equivalent level 2 qualification.


DIPLOMA IN

FASHION & CLOTHING - ASIAN DRESSMAKING WITH BUSINESS SKILLS LEVEL 2

1 YEAR

F

This course will develop your skills in Asian dressmaking and is suitable if you are considering setting up your own business in this sector. You will design your own pieces, taking them from concept to finished product, building on both your hand and machine sewing skills. Business skills are a key element to the course.

Key areas of study include: • • • •

Fashion design ideas Hand and machine manufacturing Intricate embroidery and beading Business skills, marketing and promotion

What next? You can progress onto the BTEC in Fashion and Clothing Asian Dressmaking with Business Skills Level 3 course at the college, or look to start up your own enterprise.

Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs grade D-G or a Level 1 qualification.

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BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN

Games Development level 3

2 YEARS

D

You’ll develop your skills and understanding of gaming, learning the skills needed to work in the sector. You’ll produce 2D and 3D games, web sites, flash animations, posters, design game packaging, and animate 3D models and environments. You will also learn about story development and games platforms as well as developing your drawing skills to visually communicate your ideas.

Key areas of study include:

GAMES DEVELOPMENT Make your hobby your career. Use the latest technology to create your own games and take part in our gameathon.

Games Development 1 YEAR

What next? You could seek employment in the games industry, or you could do the HND in Media Communication and Production course at the college.

Entry requirements: 5 GCSEs grade C or above including English or equivalent level 2 qualification.

BTEC DIPLOMA IN

level 2

• Games platforms and technologies • Game engines and games design • Story development • 3D modelling and 3D animation

D

This course is a great introduction to video game production. You will learn to use the basic tools of digital graphics software, and study the stages of games production including researching and analysing current video games, story writing, character design and level design through to 2D and 3D animation, 3D modelling and games engines.

Key areas of study include: • The creative media sector and the games industry • Deconstructing computer games • Games engines • 2D and 3D animation and 3D modelling

What next? You can progress to a BTEC Diploma in Games Development Level 3 or a BTEC Diploma in Media Production Level 3 or seek work in the industry.

Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs grade D-G and a keen interest in the computer gaming industry.


BTEC DIPLOMA IN

Creative Media Production level 2

1 YEAR

D

This course is perfect if you’d like to work in the media industry. It will give you an understanding of the practical aspects of media production, including camera skills, video editing, radio production, interviewing and photography. The course is creative and hands-on, and you’ll produce a variety of media work using up-to-date, industry standard equipment and technology such as a radio suite and a green screen.

Key areas of study include: • Video production and editing • Radio production • Camera skills • Interview techniques

MEDIA

What next?

Learn in our fully equipped media studios. We have a green screen, editing suites, equpiment available for use, radio studios and a photography studio. Our tutors are industry experts with years of experience.

You can progress to the BTEC Diploma in Creative Media Production Level 3 or seek employment in the industry.

Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs grade D-G or above or a level 1 qualification in a relevant subject.

BTEC DIPLOMA IN

BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN

Creative Media Production

Creative Media Production

level 1

1 YEAR

D

LEVEL 3

2 YEARS

D

This foundation course is designed to give you a taste of the media and to help you progress on to level 2. You will learn about the media sector and creative media production and get hands-on skills in video production, video editing, photography and radio and sound recording. The qualification includes functional skills, to help improve your English, maths and ICT.

This is a highly practical, creative, advanced course for those interested in a career in media production. You’ll become confident in the practical aspects of media production, including camera skills, video editing, radio production, interviewing and photography. You’ll be using up-to-date, equipment, technology and facilities.

Key areas of study include:

• Film and video editing • Production management • Page layout and design • Commercial production for radio

• Video production and editing • Photography • Radio and sound recording • Print media and web design

What next?

Key areas of study include:

What next?

You can go on to the BTEC Diploma in Creative Media Production Level 2 course at the college.

You could progress on to the HND in Media, Communication and Production at the college, or a degree at a university. You could also find employment in media industries.

Entry requirements:

Entry requirements:

You don’t need any qualifications or experience, just an interest in media production.

5 GCSEs grade C or above including English or a level 1 in media or equivalent qualification.


BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN

Music Performance level 3

2 YEARS

D

This course will develop your practical music and performance skills and techniques. You’ll undertake a major music project, learn about song writing and music composition, recording and producing music, and how music fits in to our society. You’ll perform solo and in groups, and learn to play a wide range of musical styles.

Key areas of study include: • Music performance techniques • Music and society • The sound and music industry • Composing music

MUSIC

What next?

Learn and practice in our impressive music studios. We’ve got it all from mixing desks, vocal booths, live rooms, to sequencing suites and a 350 capacity auditorium. We’ve had visits from industry professionals and recording artists.

You could progress onto the HND in Popular Music Practice or HND in Music at the college, or a higher education course at a uni. You could also find work in the music industry.

Entry requirements: 5 GCSEs grade C or above including English or equivalent level 2 qualification.

BTEC DIPLOMA IN

BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN

MUSIC

Music Technology

level 2

1 YEAR

D

This course will give you an introduction to music performance and technology and is perfect if you want to work in the music industry or progress to a level 3 course. You’ll learn the specialist skills needed to create your own music, from planning to production, studying in our well equipped music and recording studios.

Key areas of study include: • Professional development in the music industry • Planning and creating a music product • Music performance and computer systems • Investigating an area of music

What next?

level 3

2 YEARS

D

This practical course will give you the advanced skills to work in the music technology industry. You’ll learn in our recording studios and become experienced in sound recording techniques, including multi-tracking, using microphones, mixing recorded tracks and stereo master recording. You’ll explore how to write and produce music using the latest computer based sequencing software.

Key areas of study include: • Music production techniques • Sequencing systems and techniques • Planning and delivering a music product • Sound creation and manipulation

You can progress to the level 3 course in either music performance or music technology. You may be able to pursue a variety of career opportunities in the music industry.

What next?

Entry requirements:

Entry requirements:

4 GCSEs grade D-G or a level 1 qualification.

5 GCSEs grade C or above including English or equivalent level 2 qualification.

You could go on to do the HND in Music at the college or a degree course at uni. You can also seek employment.


BTEC DIPLOMA IN

Performing Arts level 2

1 YEAR

D

This course will introduce you to the performing arts and give you a springboard for a career on stage or behind the scenes. You will learn about writing, producing and performing in your own performances from plays, dance, music based or drama pieces. You will see professional musical and stage shows, take part in workshops and hear from guest speakers.

Key areas of study include:

PERFORMING ARTS We have a dedicated centre for our performing arts students, a dance studio and a 350 capacity auditorium for performances.

• Working in the performing arts industry • Performing arts production process • Acting, movement, dance and singing • Technical support for stage performances

What next? You could progress on to the BTEC Extended Diploma in Performing Arts Level 3 at the college. You may be able to find work in the industry.

Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs grade D-G or a level 1 qualification.

BTEC DIPLOMA IN

BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN

PERFORMING ARTS

Performing Arts

level 1

1 YEAR

D

level 3

2 YEARS

D

This course is perfect if you’re interested in dance, music and drama. You’ll develop your talents in performing arts, taking part in performances whilst also working backstage learning about the technical support needed for stage performances. You’ll get a taste of what it’s like to work in the performing arts industry.

This course is designed to help you extend your understanding of the performing arts and develop your skills on stage and behind the scenes. You will learn about and experience all aspects of production from backstage to frontof-house, develop your skills in dance, music, and drama and experiment with performance and rehearsal techniques.

Key areas of study include:

Key areas of study include:

• Taking part in a performance • Music performance skills • Technical support for stage performances • Working in the performing arts industry

• Performance workshops • Acting and rehearsal techniques • Live and recorded performances • The performing arts industry

What next?

What next?

This course will give you the skills and understanding needed to progress on to a level 2 course in performing arts, dance, drama or music.

You can progress into higher education, such as a HND in Performing Arts. You could continue your training to become a teacher in performing arts or seek work in the sector.

Entry requirements:

Entry requirements:

You don’t need any qualifications or experience, just an interest in performing arts.

5 GCSEs grade C or above including English or equivalent level 2 qualification.


BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN

Production Arts (Technical Theatre) level 3

2 YEARS

D

This course is perfect if you would like to work behind the scenes in the theatre industry. You will develop your understanding of technical production and gain skills in operating sound and lighting equipment, designing sets, sourcing props and crewing live performances. You’ll learn in our auditorium where we host live shows and performances.

Key areas of study include: • Stage lighting and scenery construction • Preparing sets, props and costumes • Individual and group working • Production for theatre performance

What next? You may seek employment within the performing arts industry or progress to a higher education course.

Entry requirements: 5 GCSEs grade C or above including English or equivalent level 2 qualification.

PHOTOGRAPHY Learn the skills of photography in our photography studios. You will have access to use a range of equipment including Canon and Nikon cameras, lighting and latest software. You can take part in our end of year exhibition.

BTEC DIPLOMA IN

PHOTOGRAPHY level 2

1 YEAR

D

This course will introduce you to the world of photography. You will learn about the digital camera, develop your technical and creative skills and study the work of famous photographers. You will be introduced to landscape, studio and portrait photography and use computers and software such as Adobe Photoshop.

Key areas of study include: • Studio photography and location photography • Image manipulation using computer applications • Professional practice in art and design • Photography and the law

What next? You could progress on to the BTEC Extended Diploma in Photography Level 3 at the college or seek employment in photography, for example as a photographic assistant.

Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs grade D-G or a level 1 qualification.


BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN

PHOTOGRAPHY level 3

2 YEARS

D

This course will develop your photography skills to a professional level. You will learn about the full range of digital camera controls and a variety of photography disciplines such as landscape, still life and portraiture. You will explore studio photography and lighting, and use computers and software such as Adobe Photoshop.

Key areas of study include: • Studio and location photography • Image manipulation using computer applications • HD photography • Develop ideas and manage projects

What next? You can progress to a higher education course such as the HND in Media, Communication and Production at the college. You could also seek work in the industry.

Entry requirements: 5 GCSEs grade C or above including English or equivalent level 2 qualification.


The salons are like real, professional salons, and not like a classroom at all! I have clients twice a week as part of my course, and have been able to get a part time job in a salon with the experience I have gained. Amy Branson, Hairdressing Student

EXAMPLE JOBS

HAIR & BEAUTY SALON MANAGER Earn from £10k – £37k per year A salon manager organises the day-to-day running of a salon. This can include hiring and managing staff, providing customer service and satisfaction, ordering supplies, ensuring health and safety and being hands-on with clients.


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The beauty therapy industry has a yearly turnover of £500m. There are around 157,000 hairdressers & barbers in the UK.

Learn the skills you need to work in this glamorous industry by getting hands-on experience in our fabulous hair and beauty salons which are open to the public. Equipped with all the tools and products you’ll find in a high street salon, you’ll get to perfect your skills on paying customers and learn from tutors who have worked in the industry for years.

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Beauty with ESOL 1 YEAR

H / HG

This course will give you a taste of the beauty industry with added English language support. You will start to build your knowledge of beauty therapy and the skills required to work in a salon such as customer service, as well as improving your spoken, written, reading and listening skills. You’ll perform basic tasks such as manicures and pedicures in our fully equipped salon.

Key areas of study include: • Reception duties • Health and safety • Manicure and pedicure • English

BEAUTY

What next?

Learn about the industry in our new beauty salons. You’ll use products found in real salons like Dermalogica, and as the salons are open to the public, you’ll get real experience. You can also take part in competitions.

Entry requirements:

You could go onto study an NVQ in Beauty Therapy Level 1. You’ll need to have English skills at entry level 3, as well as an interest in beauty.

NVQ in

NVQ in

Hair & Beauty

Beauty Therapy

level 1

1 YEAR

H

This course will give you a basic introduction to the hairdressing and beauty industry. You will learn a range of basic hands-on skills in our salons such as blow-drying, styling, manicures and pedicures. You will also learn basic customer service skills so you can deal with customers and assist with reception duties. You will learn using products such BedHead, Wella and Dermalogica.

Key areas of study include: • Assisting with reception duties • Shampooing and conditioning • Manicures and pedicures • Health and safety

What next? You could go on to study a level 2 qualification in either hairdressing or beauty therapy, an apprenticeship or pursue employment career in a salon at a basic level.

Entry requirements: An interest in hairdressing and beauty therapy.

level 1

1 YEAR

H / HG

This course will give you a taste of the beauty therapy industry. Your classroom will be our fully equipped salons at the college which are open to the public. You’ll learn how to perform manicures and pedicures, about basic customer service skills and about reception duties.

Key areas of study include: • Reception duties • Health and safety • Manicure and pedicure • Customer service

What next? You could go on to do the NVQ in Beauty therapy Level 2 course at the college, do an apprenticeship or seek employment in the beauty industry at a basic level such as a trainee or junior therapist.

Entry requirements: You will need an interest in the beauty industry.


NVQ IN

NVQ IN

BEAUTY THERAPY

BEAUTY THERAPY - MASSAGE

LEVEL 2

1 YEAR

H / HG

This course will further develop your practical skills and knowledge in our fully equipped salons. You will learn a range of skills, techniques and procedures such as facial skincare, eyebrow and lash treatments, waxing and make up as well as customer service.

Key areas of study include: • Health and safety • Promotion of products and services • Manicures and pedicures • Eyebrow and lash treatments

What next?

LEVEL 3

1 YEAR

H

This course will extend your skills as a beauty therapist by teaching you a wider range of specialist treatments in relation to massage, such as hot stone massage, aromatherapy and Indian head massage, as well as building your knowledge about how to run a beauty therapy business.

Key areas of study include: • Body massage • Posture analysis • Hot stone massage • Indian head massage

Following this course you could go on to do the Beauty Therapy - Massage Level 3 or Beauty Therapy - General Level 3 course at the college. You could also seek employment in the industry, or do an apprenticeship.

What next?

Entry requirements:

You’ll need a level 2 qualification in beauty therapy or nail services.

You’ll need a GSCE in English at grade D or above, equivalent qualification or level 1 beauty therapy course.

You could go onto a higher education qualification seek employment in the beauty industry.

Entry requirements:

NVQ IN

BEAUTY THERAPY - GENERAL HG

This course will extend your skills as a beauty therapist by teaching you a wide range of specialist treatments, such as electro therapy and micro-dermabrasion, as well as building your knowledge about how to manage a business. You will also build your knowledge in areas such as dietary advice and posture analysis so you can best advise clients.

Key areas of study include: • • • •

Monitor procedures and safely control work operations Body massage and aromatherapy Posture analysis and dietary advice Body and facial electrotherapy

What next? You could seek employment in a wide range of roles in the beauty industry at either a therapist or management level in salons, cruise liners, or spas or you could start your own business.

Entry requirements: You’ll need an NVQ in Beauty Therapy Level 2 qualification.

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NVQ in

Hairdressing level 1

1 YEAR

H / HG

This course will introduce you to the skills needed to become a hairdresser. You will learn about shampooing, blow drying and styling. You’ll learn in our well equipped salons that are open to the public. You will be hands-on from day one. You’ll learn how to plait and twist hair as well as learn about basic customer service skills.

Key areas of study include: • Introduction to the hair and beauty sector • Presenting a professional image in the salon • Shampoo and condition • Health and safety

HAIR

What next?

Learn about the industry in our new hairdressing salons. You’ll use products found in real salons like Bedhead, and as the salons are open to the public, you’ll get real experience. You can also take part in competitions.

You could go on to study a level 2 qualification in hairdressing, pursue employment in a salon at a basic level or do an apprenticeship.

Entry requirements: An interest in hairdressing.

NVQ in

NVQ in

Hair & BeautY

Hairdressing

level 1

1 YEAR

H

level 2

1 YEAR

HG

This course will give you a basic introduction to the hairdressing and beauty industry. You will learn a range of basic hands-on skills in our salons such as blow-drying, styling and manicures and pedicures. You will also learn basic customer service skills so you can deal with customers and assist with reception duties. You will learn using products such BedHead and Wella.

On this course you will start to develop skills in cutting, colouring and styling, as well as customer service. You’ll learn in our fully equipped salons that are open to the public. You will also build your knowledge in areas of retail, customer care and reception duties, so that you have the skills and knowledge you need to work in a salon.

Key areas of study include:

• Shampooing and conditioning • Client care • Perming • Cutting and colouring

• Assisting with reception duties • Shampooing and conditioning • Manicures and pedicures • Health and safety

What next? You could go on to study a level 2 qualification in either hairdressing or beauty therapy, pursue employment career in a salon at a basic level, or do an apprenticeship.

Entry requirements: An interest in hairdressing and beauty therapy.

Key areas of study include:

What next? You could go on to do a level 3 hairdressing course or do an apprenticeship. It would also give you the skills you need for a career in a salon or you could start your own business.

Entry requirements: You’ll need an NVQ or VRQ in Hairdressing Level 1 qualification.


NVQ IN

NVQ IN

HAIRDRESSING

HAIRDRESSING: COMBINED HAIR

LEVEL 3

1 YEAR

HG

LEVEL 3

1 YEAR

H

This course will expand your skills in hairdressing to an advanced level and will give you hands on experience in specialised techniques such as colour correction and advanced cutting techniques. You’ll get experience in our salons and develop your management skills as well as learning about promotion and marketing.

This course will expand your skills to an advanced level and give you hands on experience of specialised techniques when working with African type hair. As well as hands-on practical experience in our salons you will further develop management and supervisory knowledge as well as learning about promotion and marketing of products and services.

Key areas of study include:

Key areas of study include:

• • • •

• • • •

Promotion of products, services and activities Creative hairdressing skills Styling long hair Colour correction

Promotion of products, services and activities Combining cutting techniques Styling and dressing African type hair Colour correction and techniques

What next?

What next?

You can go on to higher education or a wide range of roles in hairdressing, perhaps as a stylist or supervisor in a salon, spa, cruise liner, or you could start your own business.

You could progress on to a higher education qualification, or seek employment as a senior stylist or at management level. You could even start your own business.

Entry requirements:

Entry requirements:

You must have already achieved a NVQ in Hairdressing Level 2 qualification.

You’ll need either a NVQ in Hairdressing Level 2 or NVQ in Hairdressing: Combined Hair Level 2 qualification.

NVQ IN

HAIRDRESSING: COMBINED HAIR H

This course will develop your skills and knowledge of being a hairdresser working with different hair types, with a focus on African-type hair. You’ll learn in our well equipped salons, which are open to the public. You’ll start to develop skills in cutting and colouring, advising and consulting with clients, changing colour, cutting and finishing, and relaxing hair.

Key areas of study include: • • • •

Health and safety Advise and consult with clients Cut hair using basic techniques Promote additional services or products to clients

What next? You could go onto a NVQ in Hairdressing: Combined Hair Level 3 or NVQ in Hairdressing Level 3 course. You could also seek employment or consider an apprenticeship.

Entry requirements: You’ll need a NVQ or VRQ in Hairdressing Level 1 qualification.

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PUBLIC SERVICES

In the West Midlands there are 7,667 police officers, 2,923 police staff, 537 special constables and 672 pcsos.

28,600 people are employed in the sport and recreation industry in the region.

EXAMPLE JOBS

POLICE COMMUNITY LEISURE & SPORTS SUPPORT OFFICER MANAGER Earn from £20k – £24k per year Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) work with police officers to provide reassurance, increase visibility of the Police on the streets and help make communities safer places to live, work and visit. They often carry out foot patrols, help prevent crime, provide support and assistance at public events and build community relations.

Earn from £14k – £40k per year Leisure and sports centre managers look after the day to day management of centres dedicated to sports, leisure and health and fitness. They are responsible for the recruitment, training and supervision of staff, ensuring the club meets health and safety requirements, marketing and promotion and ensuring the business is profitable.


SPORT

We have a range of courses to get you on the way to your career within public services. Whether you want to get in to the army, be a police officer or work in the fire service, our fully trained tutors will help you get the right skills, attitude and experience you need. If you are interested in sports, then you will be able to use our excellent facilities and benefit from our links with regional sports clubs, including the Warwickshire Cricket Club and Continental Football Club. We also have academies and training clubs to help you get ahead, and maybe get noticed!

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BTEC DIPLOMA IN

Public Services level 2

1 YEAR

BG

This course will equip you with the skills, discipline and knowledge for a career in the public services. You will study physical fitness, team work, map reading and more. From day one you will begin your training, taking part in adventurous activities and service related drills. You will participate in residential stays, activities and camping trips.

Key areas of study include: • Public service skills • Career planning for the public services • Improving health and fitness • Adventurous activities and teamwork

PUBLIC SERVICES Benefit from our links with the Army and other public services to give you the knowledge, experience and skills you need.

What next? You can do a Diploma in Public Services Level 3 or seek work in the public services, such as a fire-fighter or in the police.

Entry requirements: You’ll need 2 GCSEs grade A-D including English or maths.

BTEC DIPLOMA IN

BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN

Public Services

Public Services

level 1

1 YEAR

BG

level 3

2 YEARS

BG

This course will develop the basic skills and knowledge needed to work in the public services sector. There is an emphasis on teamwork, leadership skills and communication and it’s an excellent step for the level 2 course. You’ll work on your fitness, take part in adventurous activities and develop an understanding of the qualities and attitudes essential to the working environment.

This course will equip you with the skills, discipline and knowledge needed for a career in the public services. You will begin training, learning about leadership and teamwork, discipline and being physically prepared. You’ll take part in adventurous activities and a variety of service related exercise drills, as well as residential stays and camping trips.

Key areas of study include:

• Physical preparation for the uniformed services • Leadership and teamwork in the public services • Citizenship, diversity and the public services • Discipline in the uniformed public services

• Practical teamwork in the public services • Personal effectiveness in the public services • Map work and navigation • Diversity in the public services

What next?

Key areas of study include:

What next?

You can progress onto the BTEC Diploma in Public Services Level 2 course at the college.

You will be ready to seek employment in the public services or the emergency services. You could also go on to do a higher education course.

Entry requirements:

Entry requirements:

You’ll need 2 GCSEs grade A-E including English or maths.

You’ll need 4 GCSEs grade A-C including English or maths or a level 2 qualification in public services.


NOCN Diploma in

Army Preparation level 2

3 MONTHS

BG

This course will prepare you for the military entrance tests. You’ll participate in activities which will give you an understanding of life in the Armed Forces. You’ll develop decision making skills, improve and maintain fitness, develop your team working, and maintain and utilise equipment. You’ll take part in a one week stay at a military camp.

Key areas of study include: • Team work and problem solving • Fitness training activities • Health, safety and hygiene • First aid

What next? You will be ready to go through the military entrance tests. The course is also good preparation for other public service courses.

Entry requirements:

SPORT We have great indoor and outdoor sports facilities and links with local clubs and teams. You can also join one of the college’s sports clubs or academies.

No formal entry requirements needed but you will have an interview.

BTEC DIPLOMA IN

SPORT level 2

1 YEAR

BG

This course will give you a range of skills and knowledge to kick start your career in the sport and leisure industry. Using our fantastic facilities, you’ll learn about a variety of sports and fitness activities, about anatomy and physiology, and the development of personal fitness. You’ll develop your skills through a range of individual and team sports activities.

Key areas of study include: • Fitness testing and training • Practical sport • Anatomy and physiology for sport • Nutrition for sports performance

What next? You can go on to study the BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport Level 3. You could also seek employment in a sports centre, leisure centre or outdoor activity centre.

Entry requirements: You’ll need 4 GCSEs at grade D or above, or a BTEC in Sport Level 1 or equivalent level 1 qualification.


BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN

SPORT level 3

2 YEARS

BG

You’ll develop in-depth skills and knowledge of the sports industry and specialise in areas such as sports injuries, training, fitness testing and analysis of performance. You will study the anatomy and physiology of the body, as well as become confident in coaching, training and first aid.

Key areas of study include: • Anatomy and physiology • Sports nutrition • Sports psychology, training and fitness • Assessing risk in sport

What next? You can seek employment in roles such as a sports coach, gym instructor or as a personal trainer working in a sports centre, leisure centre, or an outdoor activity centres. You may also progress to a higher education course.

Entry requirements: You will need either a BTEC Diploma in Sport Level 2 or 4 GCSEs at grade C or above including maths and English.


In the West Midlands 6,800 people have a job in the travel and tourism industry and 250,000 people are employed in the retail sector.

EXAMPLE JOBS

VISUAL TRAVEL AGENT MERCHANDISER MANAGER Earn from £11k – £25k per year A visual merchandiser creates shop window, in store or exhibition displays to promote the image, products and services of the business or shop they work for. They are creative people who can understand their customer and create attractive designs to encourage them to buy. They often work with mannequins, props, paint, graphic displays and lighting to achieve their displays.

Earn from £17k – £50k per year As a travel agent, you will advise your customers on where and when to travel based on their budget, likes and needs. You’ll arrange flights, accommodation and itineraries, whilst always looking for the best deal for your client. You’ll also be responsible for collecting payment, sending out tickets, and dealing with any complaints. As a manager, you’ll be responsible for staff, meeting targets and ensuring customer satisfaction.


RETAIL

TRAVEL

If you would like to bag yourself a job in retail, we can help. You’ll be taught by tutors who have worked in the industry and you’ll be close to the Bullring and Mailbox. Birmingham is a great place to get in to the travel and tourism industry. Not only do we have our own international airport, but many travel and tourism companies have headquarters here including National Express, the NEC Group and Virgin Trains.

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Diploma in

Retail LEVEL 2

1 YEAR

F

This course will develop a range of skills that will enable you to work in retail, including understanding the importance of customer service, handling payments and visual merchandising. You’ll learn about the different fields within the retail industry.

Key areas of study include: • Customer service in retail • The retail selling process • Health and safety • Working in a retail team

What next?

RETAIL

You can progress to the Diploma in Retail Level 3, or consider an apprenticeship.

Learning close to the city centre, the Bullring and Mailbox, you’ll get a great start to your career in retail at the college.

Entry requirements: You don’t need any formal qualifications, just an interest in retail.

Skillsfirst Diploma in

Diploma in

Retail with ESOL

Retail

LEVEL 1

1 YEAR

F

LEVEL 3

1 YEAR

F

This course will give you a taste of the retail industry with added English language support. You will learn the basic skills needed to work in a retail environment such as customer service and handling money and have an introduction to areas such as merchandising and marketing. You’ll improve your skills in spoken, listening, reading and writing in English.

This course will further your skills in retail. You will gain in depth knowledge and skills about retail businesses, building on the basics of customer service, health and safety, and the selling process with more specific areas such as consumer law and security and loss prevention. You can choose the area of retail that you specialise in.

Key areas of study include:

Key areas of study include:

• Health and safety • Understanding the retail industry • How to deal with customer needs • Handling money

• Advanced customer service • Health and safety • Security and loss prevention • Control, receipt and storage of stock

What next?

What next?

Following this course you could go onto a level 2 qualification or you could start a career at a basic level in the retail sector, or do an apprenticeship.

You can go on to a higher education qualification or a career in the retail industry.

Entry requirements:

You’ll need to have completed the Diploma in Retail Level 2.

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

Entry requirements:


BTEC Diploma in

Travel & Tourism LEVEL 2

1 YEAR

HG

This course will continue to develop your skills and knowledge for working in the travel and tourism industry. You will learn about different tourism destinations both in the UK and across the world, planning trips using different transport, customer service and marketing travel and tourism.

Key areas of study include: • The UK travel and tourism sector • Understanding customer service in travel and tourism • Worldwide holiday destinations • Customer service

TRAVEL & TOURISM Whether you are interested in working as a travel agent, a holiday rep or in an airport, our experienced tutors will be able to help you on your journey.

What next? You can progress to the BTEC National Diploma Travel & Tourism Level 3 course at the college or seek employment in the travel and tourism industry.

Entry requirements: You will need 4 GCSEs at grade D or above including maths and English, a BTEC level 1 in Travel & Tourism or an equivalent level 1 qualification.

BTEC National Diploma

Travel & Tourism with ESOL LEVEL 1

1 YEAR

HG

Travel & Tourism LEVEL 3

2 YEARS

HG

This course will give you a taste of the travel and tourism industry with added English language support. You’ll build your knowledge of travel and tour operations and the skills required such as customer service, how to welcome visitors and how to plan basic trips. You’ll improve your skills in spoken, listening, reading and writing in English.

This course will further expand your skills and knowledge of travel and tourism to an in-depth level. You will continue to build your business knowledge as well as specialist knowledge. You’ll study marketing, customer service and management skills. You will learn about long haul travel, hospitality operations and how to handle airline passengers.

Key areas of study include:

Key areas of study include:

• Exploring customer service in travel and tourism • Working in the UK travel and tourism industry • How to plan trips • English language

• The cruise industry • Working as a holiday representative • Marketing travel and tourism products and services • Long-haul travel destinations

What next?

What next?

Following this course you could go onto further study or you could go onto a career in travel and tourism at a basic level such as administrative posts or as a receptionist.

You can progress to higher education or you could go into a career in the travel and tourism or hospitality sector.

Entry requirements:

You’ll need 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, or a level 2 qualification in travel and tourism and a good standard of maths and English.

You will not need any formal qualifications to study at this level.

Entry requirements:


FAQs How different is college to school?

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

South and City College Birmingham offers a more

We have courses for people of all levels, covering

adult environment than school. You get to study

a wide-range of subjects, so there will always be

the things that really interest you and you will

something for you. You can start at entry level and work

meet people of all ages and backgrounds who are

your way up to Level 5 – which is higher education

interested in the same things. Your views and opinions

level – or anything in between. If you have just had

are important here – not only are we interested in

your GCSE results and they are not what you were

what you have to say about your experiences at the

hoping for, don’t worry we can help, just come and talk

college, but we actually listen to your thoughts and

to us and we will help you achieve your best. You can

ideas and act upon them. We have common rooms

even take GCSE English and maths at the college.

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.

How do I choose WHAT to study? When choosing what to do, you should ask yourself a number of questions such as: • W  hat am I interested in and what do I enjoy studying? • W  hat do I want to do in the future and what do I need to get there?

What if I want to go to University?

If you are still unsure, come along to one of our open

You don’t need to do A-levels if you want to go to

evenings or days where you can find out what courses

university. We have many progression routes to take

are available and speak to people who can help

you to university and it is all about finding the right

such as careers advisors, admissions staff, course

one for you. For example, our coursework based

tutors and previous students.

BTEC programmes in vocational subjects are 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.

where do i get more information? Visit www.southandcity.com Call 0800 111 6311 Email hello@southandcity.com


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STILL MAKING YOUR

MIND UP?

If you are still making your mind up, have some questions, or just want to find out a bit more you could....

Visit our website Go to www.southandcity.com for more information about the college, our courses, student support, to see more pictures, videos and to hear what our students say.

Come to an open day We have open days and evenings throughout the year where you can come along to the college, see our facilities, speak to tutors and get a real feel for what it will be like if you come here to study.

See page 15 for full dates and times

Email, call or pop in Call us on 0800

111 6311

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ready TO APPLY? If you have found your ideal course and have all the information you need, then it’s time to apply. Just follow these simple steps.

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Fill out an application form. You can do this ONLINE at www.southandcity.com Or use the application form inside this course guide, and send it FREEPOST back to the college. If you have any problems or questions along the way, you can: Call 0800 111 6311 Email hello@southandcity.com Pop in to any of our campuses

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We’ll then write to you and let you know that we’ve received your application. You’ll be invited to come in for an interview. This might include an assessment, or an audition for some subjects.

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If you are successful at interview, you will be offered a place to study at the college. You will also be given a date for you to enrol at the college. On enrolment day, you’ll be given the information about your first class. We look forward to seeing you soon. You could also apply through UCAS Progress. UCAS Progress allows young people to search and apply for courses. Go to www.ucasprogress.com

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Thank you to the pupils from Ninestiles School, Turves Green Boys’ School and St John Wall Catholic School who helped inform this course guide.

South & City College Birmingham's Young Person's Course Guide 2014  

2014/15 Young Person's Course Guide

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