About South & City College

South and City College Birmingham is a vocational college which offers students part time, full time and Apprenticeship courses from level 1 to higher education in a range of subjects.

We are committed to ensuring students have the relevant skills, qualifications, and experience required for their future, whether that is to seek employment or continue their education at college or university.

We have exceptional facilities which we continue to invest in, including a purpose, built construction centre, hair and beauty salons which are open to the public, a fine dining restaurant run by students, music and sound recording rooms, an industry standard auditorium and much more.

The college is actively involved in the community, with local businesses and has excellent links with industry; this not only allows us to provide excellent opportunities for our students to gain work experience placements, Apprenticeships and job opportunities but for the college to help employers ensure they have the skilled workforce needed for the future.

Mission, Vision & Values

South & City College Birmingham is an exempt charity under the terms of the Charities Act 2006. In return, the college has a commitment to deliver a significant, measurable, public benefit to its local community. In considering its vision, mission and values, South & City College Birmingham has had due regard of the Charity Commission's guidance on a report this public benefit.

Mission

To provide outstanding education and training which is primarily vocational, in response to the needs of learners and employers

Vision

To continue to develop and be recognised as an outstanding educational and economic resource by learners, staff, employers and the wider community

Values

The college:

  • believes that its learners are the most important members of the College and that it is the responsibility of all College staff to help them achieve their full potential
  • Is proud of the diversity of its college community and strives to be a socially inclusive organisation that recognises, values and celebrates individual differences, where everyone is enabled to achieve their full potential
  • is opposed to all forms of violent, abusive and discriminatory behaviour
  • is proud of the fact that it is an inclusive, learning organisation and believes that all of its members are entitled to be treated fairly, with dignity and respect. Furthermore, they are entitled to work and study in a welcoming, safe and supportive environment
  • values its staff and governors, will help them develop their skills and expertise, and will do its utmost to provide a good working environment
  • welcomes all who would benefit from the opportunity to study at, or be trained by, the College, irrespective of their backgrounds
  • believes in the local economy and wants to support local people and businesses

The college creates public value by:

  • Ensuring local people are skilled for employment
  • Promoting equality and diversity
  • Actively working with businesses to create partnerships and encourage apprenticeships and work placements for students
  • Supporting local community-based projects and charities
  • Working supportively with the local community.
  • Working in partnership with schools and universities
  • Delivering a curriculum suitable for local needs
  • Opening facilities to the public which are run by students
  • Training Hairdressing facilities open to the public at discounted prices
  • Promoting Apprenticeships, training and recruitment
  • Contributing to the economy as a major employer
Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

A-levels

South & City College - Birmingham

Whether you’re aiming to progress to higher education or gain the qualifications you need to enter the workplace, our A Level courses can help set you up for success in y ... [+]

A Levels

Whether you’re aiming to progress to higher education or gain the qualifications you need to enter the workplace, our A Level courses can help set you up for success in your career. Many of our students go on to enjoy a broad range of opportunities after completing their A Level courses, typically choosing three or four A Levels for a two-year study programme.

From two years packed full of creative courses and a chance to develop your talents, to fascinating A Level courses in the sciences that will keep you at the cutting edge of technology, our courses offer you the opportunity to develop skills and prepare for further education.

Why choose Bournville College for A Level courses? We use a range of teaching techniques to help you learn in a way which best suits you You will benefit from study skill classes to help with revision techniques, writing styles and organisation Our team of experienced personal tutors will monitor your progress and offer targeted support throughout the year We offer a wider programme of enrichment activities with trips to local and national universities, including Aston, Birmingham, Warwick and Birmingham City University We offer access to week-long work placements to help implement employability skills and improve confidence Progression routes for A Level course students ... [-]
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2 years
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Courses

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Our courses are for anyone interested in careers in computer game development and gaming content for industry and media. You will gain a sound grounding in these areas wh ... [+]

‘Students studying games art use industry-standard software and develop appropriate technical skills to create a 3D treasure chest for an online game.’ Ofsted, 2018

Why study Games Development with us? Our courses are for anyone interested in careers in computer game development and gaming content for industry and media You will gain a sound grounding in these areas while working across a variety of platforms You will use the latest computer industry technologies We prepare you for pursuing routes to specialisms in higher education Animation, Visual Effects and Games

Level: 3 | Location: Digbeth Campus

South and City is the only college in Birmingham to offer this NextGen course for skills in the Visual Effects (VFX) and Games industries. The uniqueness of this course and something that we are very excited about is that it has been created by and for the Animation, VFX and Games industry.... [-]

United Kingdom Birmingham
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English
Full-time
1 - 2 years
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South & City College - Birmingham

South & City College is a member of both the British Council and English UK. This English course for international students is 21 hours per week, for students at inte ... [+]

Overview

South & City College is a member of both the British Council and English UK. This English course for international students is 21 hours per week, for students at intermediate, upper intermediate or advanced level (IELTS 4.5 to 7.5 or CEFR B1, B2 and C1) who want to develop their English skills for progression to university or for better career opportunities.

Course description

This course will improve your English language skills and support your development of academic skills, preparing you for further study. It will help you to improve skills such as:

Writing assignments Taking part in discussions Listening Note taking in lectures Reading academic texts Exam techniques Greater accuracy of grammar IT-based learning Presentation skills ... [-]
United Kingdom Birmingham
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English
Full-time
1 - 24 weeks
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South & City College - Birmingham

This course is equivalent to the second year of an undergraduate degree and covers a range of general business topics such as economics, marketing and accounting, alongsi ... [+]

Overview

This course is equivalent to the second year of an undergraduate degree and covers a range of general business topics such as economics, marketing and accounting, alongside specialist management modules. It is aimed at students who want to learn about how business and finance play a key role in many organisations.

Course description

There is a strong emphasis on practical skills on this course, as well as building the required knowledge for a successful career in this area. You will learn about the underlying principles and techniques used in business and management to develop an understanding of contemporary issues in the business world. The course will be supplemented with industry visits and keynote speaker sessions.... [-]

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Full-time
2 years
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Business & Finance Courses

Accounting AAT Diploma Level 3The AAT Diploma in Accounting is a part-time course designed for people who want to enter work or are already working in the accounting field.

Advanced Apprenticeship in AccountingThe AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting apprenticeship is the first step towards gaining a professional qualification on the Association of Accounting Technicians programme.

Advanced Apprenticeship in Business AdministrationThis apprenticeship covers roles across the business administration profession, including typing, spreadsheets, post duties and photocopying. You will earn as you learn and could be involved in a range of activities from customer service to organising people and resources. You will learn about business administration, and the types of careers available.... [-]

United Kingdom Birmingham
August 2020
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Digbeth Campus, High Street Deritend
B5 5SU Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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Main Campus, 1 Longbridge Lane, Longbridge
B31 2AJ Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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Fordrough Lane, Bordesley Green
B9 5NA Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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Cole Bank Road, Hall Green
B28 8ES Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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103-105 Golden Hillock Road, Small Heath
B10 0DP Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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Soho Road, Handsworth
B21 9LR Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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334-339 Bradford St, Digbeth
B5 6ES Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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Construction Centre, 3 Devon Way, Longbridge
B31 2TS Birmingham, England, United Kingdom