After leaving school in 2012 Ben went straight into a Plumbing and Heating apprenticeship with Martins. In 2014 Ben completed his level 2 and is now currently doing his level 3. Ben won Building Services Apprentice of the Year – Plumbing and Heating at our apprenticeship awards and was the Overall Apprentice of the Year.
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.
Benson is a member of the Handsworth Consortium of Schools. The school is one of the oldest in the area and has been in Birmingham, since the 1800s. Currently there are 11 classes based in the main school building and a nursery located next to the school. The school is very fortunate to have a large playing field and three playgrounds. Within the school, they have a brand new ICT suite and each classroom has its own interactive whiteboard.
Jack has been a student at South and City College Birmingham for three months and is currently studying carpentry and joinery. Jack recently took part in a two week work experience placement with Fairhurst Ward Abbotts at the Newman Brothers Coffin Works.
Centrally located in the Digbeth area, Birmingham Industrial Therapy Association (BITA) Pathways is the largest independent voluntary sector provider of learning and work services for adults with mental ill health. They offer a recovery focused service that provides opportunities designed to assist adults experiencing mental illness in working towards employment through personal training and support.
Nazmin left school and worked in a shop but after caring for her Grandmother following a stroke, she realised that could be an ideal career for her. An apprenticeship in health and social care opened doors for her to work in her dream organisation, the NHS.
After Jo left school he started work in the construction industry and whilst he enjoyed it, he didn’t have any clear career progression. Jo enrolled on a level 3 construction management course at the college, and then continued onto a HNC in construction. He is now close to promotion in work and will be completing a full degree at university which will take him one step closer to fulfilling his career goals.
British Military Security (BMS) is a commercial security organisation that offer close protection, man guarding, event security and venue security. They have worked with a number of Blue Chip clients that include British Athletics, Taylor Wimpey, Highways Agency and the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014. Their apprentices are now playing key roles within the business.
Mohamed Awabdi has been a student with South and City College for three years and is currently studying an extended diploma in construction. Mohamed recently took part in a two week work placement with Wates Construction.