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BMet’s BPFS sector expertise helps boost “skills for future success” UK report

News / 30 July 2021

BMet’s expertise in the Business Professional Financial Services (BPFS) sector has been credited in a key report addressing skills challenges to delivery growth in UK regions. The college’s specialist and professional input helped shape the content of the aptly named UK-based “Skills for Future Success” report. Suzie Branch-Haddow, Vice Principal of External Development at BMet, […]

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Institutes of Technology celebrate first wave of launch

News / 8 July 2021

On Thursday 8th July a nationwide celebration will take place marking the launch of the initial wave of 12 Institutes of Technology. Institutes of Technology (IoTs) are collaborations between further education (FE) providers, universities and employers. They specialise in delivering higher technical education (at Levels 4 and 5 – equivalent to the first and second […]

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Sporting centre to be kept in Kidderminster

News / 6 July 2021

Home grown talent will stay in the borough as local college prepares to take over the mantle at the Centre of Sporting Excellence (CoSE).    A transfer is a common move in the football world and the same is set to happen this summer with the transfer of teaching provision at CoSE from BMet to Kidderminster […]

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BMet celebrates a trio of college virtual student awards

News / 2 July 2021

Students across BMet’s three main colleges were recognised for their exemplary achievements and behaviours at a trio of virtual student award celebrations last week. Over 100 participants including students, BMet teaching and support staff, as well as key note speakers joined the special events. The Vice Principals at BMet’s James Watt, Matthew Boulton and Sutton […]

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Creative IT students find winning digital solutions to deal with Covid-19

News / 2 July 2021

IT students from BMet’s Matthew Boulton Career College have found the “winning digital formulas” to help people cope with the adverse and challenging effects of Covid-19. Using creative and presentation skills, the annual 12-week project with AWS (Amazon Web Services) and Careers Colleges, gave the level 3 technology lovers the opportunity to find a real […]

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Sutton College students impress Mayor with designs to boost royal town

News / 1 July 2021

Sutton Coldfield College students had the opportunity to showcase their innovative art and sculpture designs for their local town to its Mayor, Councillor Terry Wood this week. The captivating designs were part of a 45-week industry placement for the college’s level 3 art and design students, with the Royal Sutton Town Council. The project brief […]

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BMet academy students crowned AoC Esports national champions

News / 24 June 2021

Football video gaming enthusiasts at BMet are now officially at the top of their Esports game…after gaining the Association of Colleges (AoC) X-BOX FIFA 2021 National Champions title this month. The winning BMet team, which consists of three level 3 students on Sutton Coldfield College’s Esports Academy course, were unbeaten throughout the two-month long tournament […]

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Construction underway on new Institute of Technology hub

News / 10 June 2021

Building work on a new state-of-the-art Institute of Technology (IoT) for Greater Birmingham and Solihull has begun on Aston University’s campus in Birmingham city centre. Construction started on The Hub at the Aston University based site in May and is expected to be complete by December 2021, ready to open in January 2022. In March […]

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New Principal joins BMet

News / 3 June 2021

BMet welcomed Pat Carvalho as its new Principal and Chief Executive earlier this week, on Tuesday 01 June. Pat grew up in Birmingham and will be moving back to the city after over 30 years in London and is joining BMet from Harrow College, where she held the post of Principal. During her time at […]

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