Local College Information

This is a detailed list of Colleges in the Birmingham area and how they are currently operating, contact details and how they are taking applications during the current period of social distancing. Our guide will be kept up-to-date as and when things change.

Boa

Contact Details

info@boa-academy.co.uk

Current Status

College currently closed until after the Easter holidays when the situation will be reviewed

Application Process

The official deadline for receipt of an ‘on-time’ application for start in September 2020 has now passed. The first round aptitude workshops have taken place. Students who wish to submit a late application should download either the Post-16 application form or the Year 10 application form on website The final deadline for receipt of a fully completed application is Friday 15th May 2020. BOA cannot guarantee an aptitude workshop for all who apply after the January deadline.

Open Days

Open events for September 2021 entry will take place in October 2020 and January 2021.

Additional Information

Students are being taught remotely – see website for details

Bmet

Contact Details

ask@bmet.ac.uk 0121 464 4545 https://www.bmet.ac.uk

Current Status

Closed, hoping to open on the 20th April unless notified otherwise.

Application Process

New students can apply online, no interview dates planned.

Open Days

20th June (for now)

Additional Information

Virtual teaching taking place for existing students.

Cadbury Sixth Form College

Contact Details

enquiry@cadbury.ac.uk https://www.cadcol.ac.uk 0121 458 3898 (Preferred method of communication is email)

Current Status

Closed until further notice

Application Process

Are accepting online applications via the website. Interviews are suspended. Students who apply will receive a conditional offer to attend an interview at enrolment subject to the usual reference checks – once an application has been made the college will keep students updated of the process of their application.

Open Days

No Open days planned, currently, looking at what they can do online.

Additional Information

Students can keep up to date with news by following the colleges social media pages and can speak directly with the admissions team via the chat box on the website. They are also looking into hosting live chats with admissions via the website and will publish the times of these.

Joseph Chamberlain College

Contact Details

https://www.jcc.ac.uk

Current Status

Closed until further notice

Application Process

Online applications can still be made. Any applications will be processed and telephone interviews will be scheduled.

Open Days

Additional Information

Remote learning is taking place. Check the website for up to date information.

Sandwell College

Contact Details

enquiries@sandwell.ac.uk Switchboard: 0121 667 5000 Course enquiries: 0800 622006 C Virus queries: covid19@sandwell.ac.uk

Current Status

Closed until further notice

Application Process

New students to apply online through the website. Email enquiries through the contacts page. Places are secure for current applicants.

Open Days

Thurs 18 June 4.00 – 7.00 Sat 20 June 11.00 – 3.00

Additional Information

Preferred method of contact is email.

Solihull College

Contact Details

Email: (both Campuses) enquiries@solihull.ac.uk Tel: Blossomfield Campus 0121 678 7000 Woodlands Campus 0121 678 7391

Current Status

College closed until further notice.

Application Process

To apply: https://www.solihull.ac.uk/16-19/how-do-i-apply/

Open Days

No current dates for Open Days. Check back regularly for updates

Additional Information

College is awaiting Govt advice re: how exams being cancelled will impact on final grades. They use PM quote “no student will be disadvantaged by this decision”.

Solihull 6th Form College

Contact Details

Admissions: 0121 709 7803 admissions@solihullsfc.ac.uk General Enquiries: enquiries@solihullsfc.ac.uk

Current Status

College closed until further notice

Application Process

New applicants should apply online – the college will not be using just predicted grades, but will also do non exam assessments.

Open Days

Next Open Day – Sat 17th October 9.30 – 3.30

Additional Information

Current students are being taught via distance learning

South & City College

Contact Details

Admissions: admissions@sccb.ac.uk General Enquiries: 0121 694 5000 or hello@sccb.ac.uk

Current Status

Currently closed to all students except those with EHCP’s who are being consulted on their support needs.

Application Process

Sept 2020 application process, as usual. Go to: www.sccb.ac.uk/course-subjects or download paper form here  

Open Days

Saturday 20th June 2020 (10am – 1pm) All Campuses.

Additional Information

College the website states that situation is rapidly evolving so check regularly for updates. College states no student will be disadvantaged by not sitting exams and are awaiting further advice. Useful page on website on studying at home: https://www.sccb.ac.uk/latest-news/item/725-studying-at-home-top-tips-for-college-students

UCB

Contact Details

Admissions – 0121 232 4106 admissions@ucb.ac.uk Main switchboard 0121 604 100

Current Status

The college is now closed to all students.

Application Process

New applicants should apply online Students will have a phone interview lasting 10-15 minutes. They will make a decision based on the interview, qualifications to date, school reference and school report.

Open Days

Open Day on Sat 28th March – postponed. Next Open Day is Sat 27th June (See website for updates.) Online open and applicant day on Sat 28th March is in development.

Additional Information

Students will be given the opportunity to sit Maths and English GCSE whilst at college.

Walsall College

Contact Details

Admissions: (01922) 657000 or Enquire: info@walsallcollege.ac.uk

Current Status

No face to face lessons for any students. As of 24/03/20, this now includes Students with EHCP Plans, ‘Looked After Children’ and those with Social Workers.

Application Process

Apply online at: www.walsallcollege.ac.uk/how-to-apply/ more info to follow on how offers will be made.

Open Days

25/3/2022-CANCELLED Next Open Day Tuesday 23 June (4-7pm).

Additional Information

College is waiting for advice re: how exams being cancelled will impact on final grades.