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Construction students dig in to chapel conservation project

News / 10 February 2016

“This is a unique restoration project where the students demonstrated a range of practical and specialist skills,” said Andrew Hutchings, Site Manager at Croft Building and Conservation Ltd. “There is a danger of certain craft skills within heritage conservation dying out, so for the students to have picked up some expertise in this area so […]

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Cupid’s arrow aiming for Kidderminster Academy cafe

News / 9 February 2016

A Valentine's-themed three-course menu is available tomorrow and on Thursday (10 and 11 February). “The Valentine's menu is one of our students’ favourites to put together,”said Lecturer, Sarah Billet. “We've made sure our food looks and tastes good while being enjoyed in a 'lovely'atmosphere. “Whether couples are coming by for a first date or to […]

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Sutton students showcasing skills at Media Makeup and Theatre Skills event

News / 2 February 2016

The Media Makeup and Theatre Skills Event takes place on Saturday 12 March at Cranmore Park Conference and Exhibition Centre in Shirley. The college will have an exhibition stand, showcasing the dynamic opportunities available within their creative arts courses. The event will provide valuable work experience for the Level 3 students, giving them first-hand knowledge […]

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MP takes tea with college students and staff

News / 27 January 2016

The Centre, situated within their Art and Design Centre in Brierley Hill provides learning opportunities for local young people with a disability or special education needs. “The Independent Living Centre is an impressive facility, ideal for encouraging students to pursue all avenues of life and learning,”said the MP. “I'm pleased that it’s an environment that […]

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Chris’ grand retail career

News / 21 December 2015

“Before Pylones, I was on a zero hours’contract which came to an end and then I was out of work for six months,”said 49-year-old Chris, “It feels good now to be in a role I enjoy and with prospects. Everyone’s said positive things about Grand Central. It’s definitely helped give Birmingham a new lease of […]

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James celebrates higher level learning success

News / 21 December 2015

James Bradbury completed a Higher National Diploma (HND) in health and social care at Stourbridge College and has progressed to an adult nursing degree at the University of the West of England, Bristol. The 20-year-old reflected on his achievements at the college’s higher education graduation ceremony which took place at Birmingham Town Hall. “My HND […]

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College Open Event includes student sleepover for charity

News / 2 December 2015

The uniformed services students will swap comfy beds for cardboard boxes and take shelter in the college’s car park from 8pm until 8am the following morning. The sponsorship funds they raise will be donated to local charity, SIFA Fireside to support local people experiencing homelessness, or who are vulnerably-housed. “Our sleep out has been motivated […]

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Homebase Garden Academy blossoms with BMet College training programme

News / 2 December 2015

The 40 learners working in Homebase garden centres across the UK have been studying with the college, gaining horticulture skills both in the classroom and the great outdoors. Training is delivered from Winterbourne House and Gardens in Edgbaston by BMet staff and the award-winning designer, Adam Frost. Darren Rudge, Department Manager at the college, said: […]

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Healthcare students get arty at Sense Day Centre

News / 2 December 2015

These have included creating a six foot mural of a tree, along with some decorative items that can be swapped throughout the year in line with the changing seasons. Lecturer, Sham Begum said: “This has been a lovely opportunity for the students to spend time in a care environment as a group before they go […]

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BMet Fellowships recognise industry support for local students

News / 26 November 2015

John Druce, Learning and Development Manager at Arqiva, Craig Errington, Chief Group Executive at Wesleyan and Lucy Healey, Training Specialist at BMW Group UK (Hams Hall engine plant) have received Fellowships to recognise their exceptional support for thousands of students across the UK. Commenting on the Fellowships, BMet Principal, Andrew Cleaves said: “Our honorary awards […]

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