'Here at Sandwell we are the newest FE College in the UK and a landmark for the development of education and training in our region!'
Welcome to Central Campus, Sandwell College, the newest FE college in the UK and a landmark for the development of education and training in our region!
Our iconic, £77 million building towers over the centre of West Bromwich and attracts students from across Birmingham and the Black Country, with students on our more specialist programmes coming from much farther afield.
The majority of our full-time students are aged 16-18; they either study courses designed to give them skills for the modern workplace (such as Automotive Engineering, Beauty Therapy and Web Design), or they are preparing for A Levels and university in Central Sixth, our brand-new but heavily over-subscribed Sixth Form. Many of our courses for school leavers have 100% pass rates, and we eagerly anticipate our first A Level results.
We also welcome thousands of adult learners on to an extremely wide variety of full time, part time and short courses. These range from Entry Level tasters to Foundation Degrees, Level 5 vocational programmes and Continuing Professional Development programmes.
A major feature of our provision is an expanding apprenticeship programme and a broad range of training courses designed to meet the needs of regional and local employers. A specialist business team offers work-based learning, bespoke training and short courses to suit the demands of individual businesses.
The new state-of-the-art Central Campus combines a specialist automotive centre, beauty and hairdressing salons, computer suites, construction workshops, engineering and science laboratories, fashion and photography studios, a sports hall and a 170-seater theatre – among many other facilities. Trainee dental nurses practise in a simulated surgery, while Travel and Tourism students train in a real aircraft fuselage.
If you'd like to see what one of the largest Further Education colleges in the West Midlands could offer you, don't hesitate to get in touch with us!