Iram began her business and administration apprenticeship two years ago within the college’s very own business services team. Since starting, she has gained valuable experience and is beginning to plan her future having found a profession she’d love to have a career in.
Khalid had always been one for trying out new hairstyles and had never considered hairdressing as a career but once he read about the college’s hairdressing course he decided to give it a go. Khalid has completed his level 1 and 2 course and is currently doing level 3 as an apprentice.
Fiona finished A Levels knowing she wanted to study construction at higher education level, but was unsure what to specialise in. A HNC in Construction Management meant she could get high level skills whilst deciding, and not only did she find her specialty but she found a job as a result and is now completing a full degree.
Starts: Monday 24 August 2015
Ends: Friday 18 September 2015
South & City College Birmingham’s main enrolment will be open from August 24th 2015, if you have made an application in the past two weeks we advise that you attend one of these dates to be enrolled on to the course that you have applied for. You should attend enrolment at the campus your course is running at, this information should have been made clear to you on application but if you’re unsure which campus to attend on enrolment you can visit our campuses page by clicking here, you’ll find a list of course areas that are run at each campus.
|Tuesday 1 September 2015||10am – 7pm||All campuses|
|Wednesday 2 September 2015||10am – 7pm||All campuses|
|Thursday 3 September 2015||10am – 7pm||All campuses|
|Friday 4 September 2015||10am – 4pm||All campuses|
|Saturday 5 September 2015||10am – 1pm||All campuses|
|Monday 7 September 2015||10am – 7pm||All campuses|
|Tuesday 8 September 2015||10am – 7pm||All campuses|
|Wednesday 9 September 2015||10am – 7pm||All campuses|
|Thursday 10 September 2015||10am – 7pm||All campuses|
|Friday 11 September 2015||10am – 4pm||All campuses|
|Monday 14 September 2015||10am – 6pm||All campuses|
|Tuesday 15 September 2015||10am – 6pm||All campuses|
|Wednesday 16 September 2015||10am – 6pm||All campuses|
|Thursday 17 September 2015||10am – 6pm||All campuses|
|Friday 18 September 2015||10am – 4pm||All campuses|
Main Enrolment – Campuses
You can still apply online for a course, if you make an application on our website then we advise you come along to enrolment on one of the days listed above.
If you’ve got any queries then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us, you can call us on 0800 111 6311 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
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“This was my first ever Skillbuild and, at first, I was nervous as I didn’t think I was capable of competing. However, through hard training with my Competition Champion Trevor Huggins and tutor John Ward, I managed to sharpen my skills and scored a gold medal victory for the College! It has been the best experience I have had so far at college and, hopefully, I can perform well in the Nationals”
– Mitchell Chubb
My name is Mitchell and I am 20years Old. For the past 3years I have been working for Kier Partnership Homes as an Apprentice Carpenter. Alongside this, I have been studying at South and City College Birmingham for the last year, working towards a level 3 NVQ in Site Carpentry.
I had previously studied at another college but the assessor of the NVQ left. My boss referred me to South and City and got me a place on the NVQ level 3 course here – so far, it has been great.
One of the best experiences at the college so far has been taking part in the SkillBuild competition; I won gold in the regional heats and am working really hard to prepare to compete in the National Finals in November.
I didn’t expect to win anything at the regional heats of SkillBuild but I went in with a positive attitude; I told myself it didn’t matter if I won or lost, it was going to be an amazing experience and I felt excited to take part. I felt really proud to represent the college and also to have this chance to improve on my skill set.
When I learned I had won gold, I was shocked. It was an amazing feeling hearing my name called out – I was shaking for about an hour afterwards I was that overwhelmed!
I am nervous about going to the national competition because I know it is going to be harder and more intense – everyone there will have performed really well in their regional heats so the skill level will be high.
I am working hard towards the event by coming into college for extra days, working hard on my hand skills, reading drawings and also trying to build my confidence. It can be mentally tough to compete sometimes and I want to prepare.
My tutor is Trevor Huggins – Trevor brings me in once a week and helps me understand detailed drawings, advises me on how to set out my own carpentry design plans and drawings and is working with me on perfecting my hand skills with tools. Trevor is really supportive; he always gives me a confidence boost and is happy to help me out with anything that I need.
Being a part of SkillBuild 2015 for South and City College is amazing and has really made me think about what I can do in the future. I hope that, once I have finished my apprenticeship, I can go into management and study for a HNC and then a HND to become a Site Manager. That said, I have already had numerous job offers from the contractors I have worked with whilst on my Apprenticeship which is fantastic!
We will be catching up with Mitchell in a few weeks to see how he is getting on with his SkillBuild preperations, his studies and his apprenticeship.
Sam Johnson came to South and City College to study carpentry. In his first year at the college he has learnt a lot of skills and even come third in the regional heat of SkillBuild, competing against many other participants from other colleges. Sam is now hoping to continue his course by going on to level 2 and possibly level 3.
Tom Matthews is studying a fashion and clothing level 3 course at the college’s dedicated fashion campus. Despite living in Shropshire, Tom wanted to come to college in Birmingham as it was exciting coming to the second city. He has done work experience with Britain’s Next Top Model, Next and was recently accepted onto a university course at the London College of Fashion.
Jermaine Henry previously worked as a courier until deciding he wanted a career change. He signed up to a wall and floor tiling course to retrain himself for a new industry.
“I was a self employed courier but the more I worked the more I felt like it wasn’t the right job for me.
“Tiling has always been an interest of mine. I remember having our bathroom refurbished at home and thinking I could do just as a good a job if I got the right training.
Working for South and City College Birmingham I assess, train and support Apprenticeship programmes within the curriculum division, mainly level 3 of social media, creative and digital media.
Managing a case load of students with the aim to monitor, prepare and to mould them into the working world. Apprentices will work for a selected company, gaining vital work experience helping to grow their business with effective strategies within social media. Helping them mature and prepare them for a career in their field of choice.