The most important aspect of any young person’s education is that they gain the qualifications, knowledge and skills that they need to succeed in our highly competitive modern world. Whatever your child comes here to study, our experienced lecturers will do their level best to ensure that they fulfil their potential.
But there’s more to it than that. We also want you to be sure that your child is safe and cared for during their time here, and we want you to be involved in their education.
Study Programmes at Sandwell College
All 16-18 year olds have a study programme at Sandwell College. The study programme includes a number of elements and is unique to the students’ individual needs to support their career ambitions. Students are required to complete all aspects of their Study Programme in order to achieve.
Work experience is an essential part of the 16-18 study programme and all students enrolled on Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 programmes will need to complete a minimum of 30 hours of meaningful work experience which relates to their main area of study. If your son/daughter is under the age of 18 he/she will be provided with a consent form for you to complete before he/she can begin their work experience placement. Once provided, consent forms need to be returned to the Work Experience Team within two weeks.
The benefits of work experience are:
Whether it is preparing for work or further training, work experience is an essential part of any future progression plan. The aim of our work experience programme is to introduce our students to the world of work and build key skills that may be required for Higher Education and employment. If your son/daughter is planning on progressing to university, it is a requirement of some degree courses that work experience has been completed.
The work experience team and tutors will do their best to prepare each student for a successful placement but it will be down to your son/daughter to put the time and effort into getting the best from this valuable experience.
THE HUB, on Floor Three, is a one-stop shop for Welfare, Finance, Study and Support Services. It’s also the centre from where we run our library services, and includes a quiet-study zone. If your son/daughter has a question, a problem or a need of help, this is the place for them to come.
Our award-winning Student Services Team offers practical, impartial information on education and personal matters which enables students to get the support they need to succeed. The Welfare Team is available to advise on: