Located in the heart of West Bromwich, Sandwell College is a state-of-the-art college, boasting first-class facilities which cater for more than 100 courses. Recognised as FE’s College of the Year in 2019, it offers school-leavers a wealth of opportunities to reach their full potential. After months of uncertainty for many Year 11 students, the College has continued to prioritise student welfare. Having opened its doors in September, detailed measures have been successfully developed and implemented to ensure that students across every subject has access to a safe and enriching learning experience, in which they are able to thrive.
Reasons to consider a future with Sandwell College
Within the College lies seven floors of first-class resources, led by a supportive team of tutors who are experts within their respective fields. Students can expect to receive hands-on teaching that will help guide their journey into work, education and university.
From apprenticeships to A-levels and vocational courses available at every level, a choice of more than 100 course options offers teaching to suit individual interests, needs and abilities and develop valuable skills that are specific to each learner’s chosen career path.
Programmes include a variety of specialist subjects, from automotive to animal care and dog grooming to fashion, whilst facilities such as a simulated dental surgery and a real aircraft fuselage provide access to real-life working environments.
Students can also maximise the college’s professional network, with its links to organisations such as the National Skills Academy and West Bromwich Albion FC offering once in a lifetime learning experiences. The College also holds strong relationships with leading companies and local organisations, which unlock opportunities to gain vital sectorspecific experience.
All 16 – 18 year olds who are studying full-time can benefit from free Metro or Bus travel, and a range of financial and welfare packages are available for those who are economically or socially disadvantaged, giving every young person the opportunity to succeed.
Creating a safe place to thrive
Amongst the uncertainty that has been faced in recent months, parents and guardians can be assured that their child can expect to receive Sandwell College’s usual high quality standard of teaching from a safe and supportive environment.
Graham Pennington, Principal of Sandwell College, said: “Our team continues to work hard to create a nurturing environment where students from any background and of any ability can thrive. We are committed to providing young adults with all the tools they need to continue their learning journey and move closer to their chosen careers.
“We are pleased to be able to continue offering an enriching learning experience, where students can continue their studies in full confidence and peace of mind.” Recognised as one of the Midlands’ largest Further Education providers, Sandwell College offers over 100 courses for young people and adults, including apprenticeships, vocational programmes and Continuing Professional Development courses.
For more information visit www. sandwell.ac.uk