Results have been outstanding in 2023 right across the College! Special mentions must go to our very first students achieving T Level qualifications, and Engineering, Computing and Automotive BTEC students who saw a surge in their grades this year too. Performing and Visual Arts, Business Studies, Travel and Hospitality are also among the top improvers celebrating excellent results.
We opened our state-of-the-art skills lab for Health & Social Care. The upgraded facilities have been named in honour of Mary Seacole and feature a simulation ward with VR headsets, robotic cats for dementia care, a therapy room, and a modern IT suite.
We expanded our campus facilities for Animal Care and Dog Grooming and invested in a new training room to house bearded dragons, leopard geckos, a corn snake and a royal python + many more adorable species!
Students now have access to Esports gaming rooms, editing suites and enterprise pods where they study a wide range of topics including organising competitive esports events, enterprise and marketing, broadcasting and presentation, health, wellbeing and fitness, and responsible gaming.
Our Automotive Team pioneered a new course teaching aspiring mechanics the specialist skills needed to maintain electric and hybrid vehicles.
We started working with B:Music at Symphony Hall Birmingham on the B:Aspirational programme to perform our favourite covers and some of our own original music.
Our name was on the back of the Warwickshire Bears’ shirts at their Metro Bank One Day Cup campaign.
We are the first education provider to partner with a professional Esports team, and our partnership with Wolves Esports means that future students will benefit from stadium tours, interaction with professional teams, guest speaker talks and work experience opportunities in this rapidly growing industry, already worth over £1 billion.
T Level Construction learners toured a new build development with industry specialists Lovell.
Early Years students went on a long-awaited trip to The Rep to watch Nativity! The Musical.
Fashion students saw DIVA at the V&A South Kensington, celebrating the power and creativity of Billie Eilish, Beyonce and Lady Gaga, and REBEL: 30 Years of London Fashion exhibition, sponsored by Alexander McQueen, featuring Harry Styles’ outfit from his video for ‘Golden’, and Sam Smith’s inflatable latex suit by HARRI from this year’s BRIT Awards.
Sandwell’s Student Union are rewarding students with excellent attendance with a visit to Winter Wonderland – the annual event in London’s Hyde Park – featuring the UK’s largest open air ice rink and a giant observation wheel.
My Culture: What Defines Me – a worldwide project to create public art
Birdbox designed by Kaitlyn, David and Kajin to incorporate the enfinium company’s logo and provide a safe place for birds to nest and eat
The More Things Change – Young Artists’ Showcase on display at Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Stars of Tomorrow
We’re looking forward to even more in 2024! Join us on our journey 😊