Want to kick off 2021 with something positive? Look no further than our wide range of exciting courses starting this Spring.

From Automotive to Teaching, we have a range of courses on offer, some taught at our campuses across Birmingham and other that are fully online. Whether you’re re-entering the workplace, starting a new career, topping up your skills, or looking to progress into higher education, we’ve got the right course for you.

Check out course listings below or download our latest course guideOn-site courses are currently delayed due to the national lockdown but are expected to start in March.

You can enrol online right now. Alternatively, come along on the first day of the course and register there and then. The choice is yours.

(Looking to study from September 2021 instead? Apply now!)

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health Professionals) (Level 3)

Designed for students who want to progress to university or a higher apprenticeship, this Access to Higher Education course is the equivalent to three A Levels. You’ll study skills for learning, social science (sociology/psychology), health studies and biology. This is an intensive programme that can be completed in six months or up to one year, depending on the pace that suits you. Read more...

Accident Repair (Body) Principles and Paint Refinishing Diploma (Level 3)

Whether you’re interested in accident repair, modification or bespoke paintwork, this Level 3 Diploma could be the course for you.

There is increasing demand for body and paint technicians in the automotive industry, and this qualification gives you the knowledge and skills required to get your career off the ground. Unlike many other providers, at South and City College Birmingham you will study for both body repair and paint refinishing in the same academic year, giving you a fast track into your career. Learn more...

Vehicle Component Fitting Certificate (Level 2) - 16-18 Study

Ideal for students who may have struggled to achieve their full potential at Level 1, this course will help develop your employability skills and confidence, to either gain employment in the automotive industry or progress to higher qualification levels. On the course, you’ll grow your knowledge of health and safety in the automotive environment, removal and fitting of basic light vehicle mechanical, electrical and trim (MET) components, and non-permanently fixed vehicle body panels. Learn more...

Accountancy – Intensive Introductory Award (Level 1)

This intensive Level 1 course will give you an introduction to accounting and is ideal to start your career in accountancy or finance, or if your first language is not English. During the course, you will learn a range of basic accounting practices and techniques, including building and developing your skills in basic mathematical functions using financial data. You will also explore essential accounting procedures such as drawing up basic profit statements. Learn more...

Accountancy – Intensive Certificate (Level 2) - 16-18 Study

This AAT Diploma in Accounting and Business is a full-time course designed for 16–18-year-olds. The course is weighted towards accounting, however includes a small number of business units. Studying on the programme will give you exposure to the main principles of bookkeeping and you will also work on accounting packages such as Sage Accounting and Excel spreadsheets. Meanwhile, the Business units will prepare you for effective communications in the work place. Learn more...

Accountancy – Intensive Advanced Diploma (Level 3)

The AAT advanced diploma is a part-time course designed for people who want to enter this occupational area, change career, or are already working in the accounting field at an intermediate level. The course is also suitable for those who wish to gain qualifications to demonstrate their skills or gain professional status. This is ideally a progression route for those who previously completed their AAT Level 2 qualification, whether as an adult or 16-19 years. Learn more...

Accountancy – Intensive Training Programme (Level 4)

The AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting maximises opportunities for employment within a wider accountancy context and will suit those who would like to continue to build their accounting skills or are already working in finance and would like a formal recognition of their skills.

It is a two-year part-time course and a student who passes an AAT assessment is passing a test of real workplace skills, set in a real workplace scenario context, which has been reviewed by practitioners and industry experts. Learn more...

Business Administration Diploma (Level 2)

If you see yourself working in an administrative environment within the business sector, this course will provide you with skills, knowledge and a recognised industry-related qualification. You’ll also have the chance to attend skills shows and visit local employers, as well as experiencing talks by visiting speakers local Birmingham businesses.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we have redesigned the course to include a mixture of classroom-based and online learning. Learn more...

Business Administration Diploma (Level 3) - Online Course

This NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration is a qualification that prepares you for work in the industry. The online programme is designed to give you the behaviours, skills and knowledge that you will need to function at an operational level in a business administration roll and will give you the scope to develop and build your expertise in functions such as: business communication, business presentations, business reports and working in online environments. Learn more...

Digital Business Skills Award (Level 2) - 16-18 Study

On this 16-18 course, you’ll learn about two key areas: business and digital technology, and how IT is the thread running through all business operations and communications. Not only will you cover fundamental business strategies and practices, but see how digital technology impacts on businesses gaining greater efficiency and a competitive advantage. Learn more...

Setting up a Business BTEC Award (Level 2) - Online Course

Ever dreamed of becoming your own boss? This exciting online short course is an introduction to setting up your own online business and will start you on the path to becoming a successful entrepreneur. It provides guidance on many areas that you need to consider before beginning your start-up, including your business idea, finances, market research and responsibilities, as well as the common pitfalls to avoid. Learn more...

IT and Digital Skills for Adults for the Workplace (Level 2)

This 18-week course will equip you with the essential software and IT skills needed for today's workplace and business environment in every industrial area.

Offered at two campuses twice a year, the course runs from February until the end of June for 2021 and consists of eight hours study per week, offering a blend of on-site classroom learning as well as online delivery. Learn more...

Microsoft Specialist (Access) (Level 2) - Online Course

Learn all you need to know about Microsoft Access database software from the comfort of your home and enjoy a pace of learning set by yourself. Microsoft Access is an information management tool that helps you store information for reference, reporting, and analysis. This online course enables you to plan your learning around your commitments. Read more...

Microsoft Specialist (Excel) (Level 2) - Online Course

Learn all you need to know about Microsoft Excel spreadsheets from the comfort of your home and enjoy a pace of learning set by yourself. Excel is an effective way to create data sets and chart and analyse data – and this online course teaches you how to produce professional spreadsheets for financial reports using custom-built templates or create your own using modern formulas and calculations. Learn more...

Website Design and Development Award (Level 2) - Short Course

With millions of websites currently online and more being added each day, the importance of a high-quality website cannot be underestimated. From a visually pleasing web page to easy navigation and use, the design of a web page can make or break a website. On this 8-week evening course, you will learn to design, plan and create your own website, and test and refine the website in line with a client brief. You will also review your own performance. Learn more...

Building Services BSc (Hons) (Top-Up)

Globally there is a challenge to reduce energy consumption and protect the natural environment. The building service engineering industry in the UK is at the forefront of technological improvements and new ways of working.

This BSc (Hons) Building Services Engineering top-up degree by De Montfort University course will account for the changes in the sector by exploring areas such as soft landings and virtual modelling, making the course suitable for building services engineers and design engineers within the industry in either the mechanical or electrical route. Learn more...

Building Services Engineering HNC

This course is ideal for those who are already working in, or training for a technician role in the areas of heating, ventilation and air conditioning. It will provide you with a thorough understanding of the building services sector and you will explore analytical methods, management principles and building services science in depth. You will also gain a thorough understanding of design processes, principles and concepts. Learn more...

Building Services Engineering (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning or Electrical) HND (Top Up)

If you’re already working in or training for a technician role in heating, BIM, ventilation and air-conditioning, then this is the course for you. We’ll provide you with a thorough understanding of the building services sector and you will explore analytical methods, management principles and building services science in depth. You will also gain a thorough understanding of design processes, principles and concepts. Learn more...

Civil Engineering – Construction HNC

This course is designed to equip you with the values, knowledge and practical skills that employers in the civil engineering industry require. You will develop your understanding of the professional areas within the civil engineering profession. Learn more...

Civil Engineering – Construction HND

This course is underpinned by design principles, science and application of mathematical techniques. You will study a range of modules such as site surveying, structural design and hydraulic principles. You will also gain a thorough understanding of design processes, principles and concepts.

The qualification provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the sector, and their national recognition by employers allows progression into employment. Learn more...

Construction HNC

This course is ideal if you’re already working in, or training for, a technician role in the construction industry and are looking to enhance your qualifications and develop your career. The course may also be suitable for those who want to enter the construction industry at trainee technician level. Learn more...

Construction HND

This course is ideal for those who are already working in, or training for, a technician role in the construction industry and are looking to enhance their qualifications to progress in their career. In addition, the course may be suitable for individuals who want to enter the construction industry at trainee technician level. Learn more...

360 Excavator (Above 10 Tonne) (NPORS) - Short Course

On this 10-day course you will learn the basics of operating a 360 excavator and learn current legislation/health and safety/stability and your responsibilities as a Plant Operator. You will be training in a purpose-built area for excavating trenches, levelling off and grading exercises. With this course you will also learn how to use a quick hitch attachment. Learn more...

Construction Skills Diploma (Level 1)

Do you want to work in construction but are undecided on which career route to follow? This introductory course in Construction Skills is ideal for you. The course mainly concentrates on painting and decorating, but involves some work in other trade areas too. Our students tell us they enjoy this course because we have excellent links with local employers, enabling them to benefit from work experience with employers such as Galiford Try and Willmott Dixon.

Time will be given to those who need to improve their maths and English in preparation for their progression into their chosen trade. Learn more...

Plumbing Diploma (Level 1)

This Level 1 course will give you the basic skills and knowledge needed to enter the plumbing and building services engineering industry. The course provides a solid introduction to this quickly expanding industry, which offers great employment prospects and the ability to earn a good salary. Learn more...

Engineering BTEC Certificate (Level 1)

This 23-week course is an essential starting point for any learner interested in engineering. It will develop the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to progress to further learning or training qualifications. The course also provides and develops wider personal and employability skills, including Maths and English. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we have redesigned this course to include a mixture of classroom-based and online learning. Learn more...

Enterprise in Manufacturing PPEs for Health Professionals (Level 3)

In this course we teach you how to make garments and how they would follow the manufacturing process, from conception through to completed garment on the rail. This includes under-pressing and pressing, lay plans, and cutting processes. The course also covers how to set up and promote a business through social media, setting up an Instagram account, and creating a range of promotional materials. Learn more...

Digital Upskilling: How to access websites and use internet facilities - Short Course

Would you like training on how to send and write emails using digital technology? If so, this short course will be a great starting point for you. You’ll learn how to send and write emails and text messages using appropriate digital tools. How to attach a media file to a message (eg images, video, audio files). Follow appropriate procedures to stay safe when using digital tools. And much more. Learn more...

Digital Upskilling: How to help you and your children with search engines and online research - Short Course

This is a short three-day course to help and support you in using online tools. You will be taught the range and purpose of search engines and identify the main purpose of them. By the end of the course, you will be able to search for information safely using search engines and use at least two different search engines to find information relating to a given topic. You will also be able to identify at least two potential threats to online safety when using search engines. Learn more...

Maths (Functional Skills) (Level 1)

Gaining a recognised qualification in maths is a requirement for many jobs. On this Level 1 course, you’ll work on improving your skills and build the confidence to use numbers in everyday life. The course will focus on the core mathematical skills needed to progress, so you can achieve a qualification at an appropriate level for you. Learn more...

Awareness of Dementia Award (Level 2)

This qualification aims to develop the knowledge and skills required when providing positive care for people with dementia and their families. The Level 2 Award provides an awareness of the causes and symptoms of dementia, and is aligned to the National Dementia Strategy. Learn more...

Common Health Conditions Certificate (Level 2)

Designed for adult learners looking to start working in, or those already working in, the health and social care sector, this Level 2 course will give you an understanding of common health conditions and their effects on individuals.

It’s suitable for jobseekers, adults who are returning to learning or those looking for a career change and are interested in working in the healthcare sector. Learn more...

Early Years Practitioner Diploma (Level 1-2)

This Level 2 course provides you with the OFSTED-recognised qualification needed to work with children up to the age of 5 years old. You will also be gaining important work experience, while on placement, and developing your maths and English skills.

This course is an 18-month qualification and you will study Level 1 Childcare from January until July, beginning your Level 2 Diploma in September. Learn more...

Health and Social Care Extended Diploma (Level 1-2)

This 18-month Level 2 qualification starts in January and gives you an introduction to the health and social care sectors. Over the 18 months, you will develop your knowledge of the sector, undertake a work placement in a relevant health and social care setting, and take your maths and English qualifications. Learn more...

Prevention and Control of Infection Award (Level 2)

This course is suitable for adult learners wanting to work as health care assistants, health care workers or social care workers in local authority or private care environments. It is suitable for jobseekers, adults who are returning to learning or those looking for a career change and are interested in working in the healthcare sector. Learn more...

Pre-employment Training for Jobseekers

This is an employability course for job seekers who are over 19 years of age. It’s designed to give you a boost in your employability skills, so if you’ve recently been made redundant or have become available for work, you will find this course useful to build your confidence. Learn more...

Please note: you will need to be referred by a work coach at your Job Centre.

Digital Graphics Award (Level 2)

This qualification is designed to develop your understanding of the different types of digital graphics and how they are used. You will use your creativity to respond to client requirements and learn how to use tools and techniques to manipulate and create digital graphics for different purposes. Learn more...

Introduction to Film Production (Level 2) - Short Course

Would you love to learn how to create your own short film? Do you want to learn basic film production or how to use a DSLR camera? Then this short course, designed for adults, is the perfect one for you.

Taught by an award-winning feature film maker, with vast experience in making short and feature films, you will study the fundamental aspects of visual storytelling. You will learn basic scriptwriting techniques, how to create professional pre-production and how to effectively use a camera to shoot your film. Once you have shot all of your footage you will learn post-production techniques using Adobe Creative Cloud CC. Learn more...

Music Industry Skills BTEC Certificate (Level 2)

This Level 2 course gives you the opportunity to develop your musical skills, either as a performer or as a music technologist. You’ll study and practise in well-equipped music technology suites, rehearsal rooms and recording studios, and have the option to develop your skills in the areas you have the most interest in. Whether your ambition is to enter the music industry, or simply develop your talent, this course is for you. Learn more...

Music Production Award (Level 2) - Short Course

Would you like to pursue a career in the music industry and understand how music is produced? This short course will introduce you to a broad range of music production skills. You will be able to understand the development and delivery of music production techniques and be equipped with skills to kick-start your music career. Learn more...

Sports Studies Diploma (Level 2)

This course is designed to develop your skills and kick-start your career in the sports and fitness industry. It’s the perfect choice if you would like to progress into employment or further study. Throughout the course, you will study 19 modules covering the sports and leisure industry, including fitness testing and training, practical sport, anatomy and physiology, and sports injuries. Learn more...

DET in Post-Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) (Awarded by Birmingham City University)

This is a 120-credit, two-year programme validated and quality assured by Birmingham City University (BCU), and delivered at our Longbridge (Bournville College) campus. The course is aimed at those wishing to teach in post-14 provision, 16+ and adult education. The scope and range of the teaching qualification is considerable and provides opportunities for teaching in colleges, schools, sixth form centres, adult education departments, vocational centres, training agencies and offender learning (prison education). Learn more...