Sandwell College is leading the way in supporting the West Midlands and beyond with skills improvement so we are perfectly positioned to help businesses with their current and future workforce to keep up with industry demands.

Take a look at what we offer below, but please note we can create bespoke packages to meet your business needs.

We can help you recruit, train and qualify apprentices to train new or existing employees.

Funding is available and we’ll provide relevant training to industry standards. Not only that, we’ll match you with suitable enthusiastic and motivated candidates who will go on to gain valuable qualifications and add value to your business.
If you want to hire an apprentice, or you already work successfully with apprentices and want to add to your workforce, contact our friendly advisers on 0121 667 5018.

Is your team missing energetic and young people who are keen to learn? As part of the Government’s Plans for Jobs, a range of government programmes, some of which offer financial incentives, are available for employers who are considering hiring employees, offering work experience or upskilling existing staff.

These include:

  • Sector Based Work Academy Programme (SWAP)
  • Traineeships

The Professions Academy at Sandwell College has a strong reputation for delivering
high quality, fully online Management and Leadership Programmes, featuring ‘real-time’ interactive classes with on-demand online learning materials available 24/7.

The Professions Academy now delivers ‘Flexi-Study’ courses in Management and
Leadership out of its new premises at Bennetts Hill in Birmingham City Centre. Flexi-Study courses combine one day a month of face-to-face classroom teaching with independent distance learning and support from a dedicated tutor able to offer learners online support
throughout their studies.

From September 2022, The Professions Academy will be broadening its range of Professional Courses to offer even more qualifications from the UK’s leading awarding bodies including Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and more!

Industry placements give students an opportunity to develop their practical and technical skills in a role directly relevant to their course. It benefits you as a business by having young and enthusiastic students filling in industry and business gaps. For more information please contact our friendly advisers on 0121 667 5018.

The Fab Lab is high-tech makerspace and digital innovation hub where anyone can come to prototype, design and build their own amazing products and inventions. If you can dream it – we can help you make it!

The Fab Lab has worked with entrepreneurs and businesses across the West Midlands to help design innovative new products with state-of-the-art emerging technologies. Businesses can also access an entire suite of advanced manufacturing equipment, such as 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC machines and virtual reality headsets.

Fab Lab’s Skills Accelerator programme has provided many Black Country businesses free, personalised training for their staff on; cybersecurity, digital marketing, website design, emerging technologies and 3D printing.

Get in touch today with our award-winning staff for a free consultation: [email protected]

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