About Sandwell College
As the largest provider of 16-19 study programmes in the West Midlands, we are committed to ensuring that every young person has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We support our learners in developing their academic, personal and social skills so they are fully equipped for future progression to higher education, apprenticeships or employment.
The Sandwell family of colleges is comprised of three campuses – Central Campus, which focuses on the vocational offer for Sandwell; Central St Michael’s, the A Level centre for Sandwell; and Cadbury College, providing A Level and vocational provision in Kings Norton. Each campus offers a positive and inclusive learning environment to ensure that every student can excel and develop within their chosen field.
Located in West Bromwich, Sandwell College boasts best in class facilities and exceptional teaching standards. Alongside delivering outstanding pass rates, the College is proud to offer unrivalled mental health services and welfare support, ensuring that every student has access to the advice and guidance they need. The College’s inspiring team of tutors go above and beyond to help their students achieve not only their qualifications but also to guide them on their journey into work, further education, and university.
Renowned as a centre of excellence for young people, Cadbury Sixth Form College places high quality teaching, pastoral care, and strong student support at its heart. More than 40 A Levels, T Levels, BTEC Diplomas and Subsidiary Diplomas are delivered by the College’s specialist faculty, allowing students to build a strong skill set for the future. The College is dedicated to creating a first-class learning environment and has recently completed the first phase of a multi-million pound Science City development, providing a cutting-edge Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Maths centre.
Highly regarded for its university-style campus and facilities, Central Saint Michael’s Sixth Form offers more than 30 different courses to students. Learners can choose from core AS and A Level subjects alongside a range of specialist diplomas, creating a unique and flexible approach to learning, which is designed to suit the individual needs of pupils. Students from the College go on to make their educational mark at Birmingham’s own universities, as well as leading institutions throughout the UK and across a range of subjects.
Tomorrow’s People is a specialist employer-focussed delivery arm of Sandwell College providing access to recruitment services for employers, vacancy matching and business focussed education and training right across the Midlands and beyond. We work with businesses to support their strategic and operational plans in particular workforce planning to ensure a skilled and growing workforce. Courses and training from Apprenticeships, Professional Qualifications and bespoke delivery aim to keep your current workforce engaged and equipped in an ever-changing market.
To provide and continuously develop and deliver an education of the highest quality, training and learning programmes that help improve the life chances and the economic prosperity of our learners, communities and businesses.
To provide an exceptional, innovative, technologically advanced and inspirational teaching and learning experience leading to individuals’ success; and to be an anchor institution at the heart of our communities by working together with schools, employers and partner organisations to enrich lives, raise aspirations, encourage enterprise and improve social and economic well-being.
Why should I apply?
Sandwell College offers over 36 apprenticeship standards across Dental, Health and Social Care, Professional Services, Engineering, Trades, Automotive and Early Years and Childcare with placements across the West Midlands.
An apprenticeship is a real job where you learn, gain experience and get paid. You’re an employee with a contract of employment and receive holiday leave. Apprenticeships are an exciting option for someone of any age – you will get hands-on training and get the chance to put skills learnt into practice.
Each apprenticeship involves a structured programme of training where you will work as an employee alongside experienced members of staff. Off the job training will be with Sandwell College which could be a day in the college, online assessments or assessments within the workplace.
You will be paid at least the National Minimum Wage apprentice rate for your age (your employer can choose to pay above this). One of the benefits of an apprenticeship is the chance that the employer will continue your employment after completion of the course.
Apprenticeships have become increasingly possible in the last few years with learners of all ages. There are opportunities with leading companies including the NHS and Direct Line.
Some of our employers pay above the National Apprenticeship Minimum Wage! We have health and social care apprenticeship opportunities with the employer paying over £10 an hour!
How to enrol
If you haven’t applied to Sandwell College already, it’s not too late – now that you have your GCSE results, you can visit the sixth form throughout August and enrol on-site. If you’re unable to attend for whatever reason, simply call the college and the team will help to ensure you have a place in September.