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South and City College Birmingham

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"Our state-of-the-art facilities and unrivalled student support mean our student success rates are well above the national average."

Overview

With over 20,000 enrolments, South & City College Birmingham is one of the region’s largest and most successful colleges. With four prestigious campuses each with their own specialism’s, the College boasts some of the newest and best educational facilities in the Midlands and has recently achieved the new National Training Quality Standard for childcare, care and construction. This is the first College in Birmingham to achieve the Government's new Customer Excellence Award.

From BTECs to NVQs to Foundation Degrees we have hundreds of courses for you to choose from. Our state-of-the-art facilities and unrivalled student support mean our student success rates are well above the national average. All students have free email and Internet access and there are well-stocked libraries and state-of-the-art workshops/studios. Our tutors are highly trained experts with valuable experience in industry. With our wide range of vocational courses you can combine up-to-date theoretical knowledge to help you to progress to university with the practical skills employers want.

What's on Offer

Our recently built, modern Digbeth Campus close to the city centre has a wide range of courses: media, music and performing arts, fashion, ICT, business, finance, professional studies, trade union education, ESOL and basic skills.

Our Construction Campus in Bordesley Green is one of the biggest and best construction training centres in the country, offering most construction trades and related courses and training including professional courses. In addition to our expertise in construction, this campus also provides sports courses and has a new state-of-the-art G3 Astroturf pitch.

The Hall Green Campus offers childcare, health and social care, catering and hospitality, hair and beauty, ESOL, basic skills and caters for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. The Women's Academy in Balsall Heath is newly refurbished and offers a secure environment for female students to study a range of vocational qualifications.

The College boasts a wealth of provision in higher education and has partnerships with Birmingham City University and the University of Wolverhampton.

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Subject strengths

We're proud to offer many strong subject areas with a very high success rate across all curriculum areas.

We offer a dedicated Fashion & Textiles campus in the city centre at Fusion and we also offer full facilities to train in the construction industry at our Bordesley Green campus. 

We offer a wide array of course areas and campuses dedicated to the specific area of study.

Facilities

Sport and recreation facilities

All our main campuses have sport and recreation facilities, including gyms and student common rooms.

Digbeth Campus

  • A large common room with TV and DVD area, pool tables and table tennis, two outdoor table tennis tables, and computers for social use.
  • A gym with a range of cardio-vascular and resistance equipment and loose weights for a full body workout. You can also have an individual fitness plan. There are showers and changing rooms for students to use.

Hall Green Campus

  •  A large common room with soft chairs, TV and DVD area pool tables, table tennis and table football. There are also computers for social use.
  •  A gym with a range of cardio-vascular and resistance equipment and loose weights for a full body workout. You can also have an individual fitness plan. There are showers and changing rooms for students to use.
  •  A sports hall

Bordesley Green Campus

  • A large common room with soft chairs, TV and DVD area pool tables, table tennis and table football.
  • In both centres: A gym with a range of cardio-vascular and resistance equipment and loose weights for a full body workout. You can also have an individual fitness plan. There are showers and changing rooms for students to use.
  • A sports hall with basket ball and football nets.

Handsworth Campus

  • A large common room with soft chairs, TV and DVD area pool tables, table tennis and table football.
  • You will also have the opportunity to use the facilities at the nearby Handsworth Leisure Centre. This has a sports hall, fitness suite, swimming pool and dance studio.

Tyseley Campus

  • A large common room with soft chairs pool tables, table tennis and table football.
  • A gym with a range of cardio-vascular and resistance equipment for a full body workout. You can also have an individual fitness plan.

Hair and beauty salons

We have hair and beauty salons that are open to students and the public and offer a fantastic range of treatments and services, all at affordable prices.
There are salons at Hall Green Campus, Bordesley Green Campus and Handsworth Campus.

Information on the treatments and services on offer, opening times and a price list are all on the About Us section of the website. You can also call 0121 694 5094.

Food and drink

  • There are canteens and facilities for food and drink at most campuses.
  • There are Costa Coffee bars at Digbeth and Fusion for hot and cold drinks, cakes, panini's, sandwiches and other snacks.
  • The canteens are open from 8am right through until 9pm most evenings and serve a wide selection of hot and cold foods, and cater for people with different dietary needs including vegetarian and Halal food.
  • All campuses have areas where you can eat your own food, and most have microwaves for you to heat food up in.
  • Free breakfast - Students who come in to the college before 8:30am can have a free breakfast. You can chose from hot cooked breakfast, cereal, tea and coffee or soft drinks.

Learning resources

There are well equipped Learning Hubs (Libraries) at all of our campuses. They contain books, computers, videos, journals and access to a range of electronic information sources to support your learning at college.

We also use Moodle, a virtual learning environment. It's available to all learners and contains learning materials specially designed for your course. You will be able to access:

  • Course details and modules – schemes of work, reading lists, revision notes, teaching notes.
  • Web-based content for your course – interactive learning material, on-line learning activities.
  • Online assessment for your course – tests, quizzes, assignments.
  • Collaboration and communication tools to use with your tutors and other learners – discussion forums, wikis.

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Location

We've got 11 different locations based in and around Birmingham.  We cover all kinds of different areas of study at the different locations and we have 2 women's centres for women only studying.

To find out more about our facilities please visit our website.

Student story

Matthew Kirby

HND Business and Management

‘I was warmly welcomed back to South & City College Birmingham onto the HND in Business and Management. I had studied the AVCE in Business in 2002. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed and I was impressed by the high quality of teaching and professionalism of all the staff. The groups consist of students from a diverse range of back grounds all of which contribute to a rich learning experience. South & City College Birmingham has given me the opportunity as a mature student to gain the qualifications and skills needed to compete in such a competitive job market.’

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Contact details

South & City College Birmingham
High Street Deritend, Digbeth, Birmingham
B5 5SU

Tel: 0800 111 6311
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