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Student bricklayers building up skills on placement

News / 2 July 2016

The 16 and 17 year-olds who study bricklaying at Stourbridge College are spending two days a week restoring some of the frameworks of the 300-year-old buildings which have been vacant for over 20 years. “The repairs began in February with a process of stabilising the building,” explained Andrew Hutchings, Site Manager at Croft Building and […]

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In September 2016 our newly refurbished £1.5 million Construction Centre will open at Stourbridge College

News / 9 June 2016

This investment allows us to increase our full-time student places to 350 – plus additional apprenticeships – and provides a purpose designedcentreof excellence for them to study in. Four of our current students will be working alongside contractors, Speller Metcalfe, on the fit-out of the new centre – with infrastructure being provided by Worcester Bosch. […]

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BMet recruiting three new governors

News / 31 May 2016

The board of BMet, which comprises James Watt College in Great Barr, Matthew Boulton College, Stourbridge College and Sutton Coldfield College currently consists of six independent governors in addition to two student and two staff governors and the principal. The board meets approximately six times a year and each independent governor is a member of […]

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Last chance to apply for Kidderminster Harriers Football Academy place

News / 31 May 2016

Academy Manager, Andrew Blakeley said: “Year on year the Harriers Academy has developed the talent of many footballers, turning them into champions at a regional and national level. Players have gone on to join the first team and other clubs while many others have progressed to university and employment.” The Academy programmes are delivered by […]

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BMet’s degree courses achieve UK quality mark

News / 10 May 2016

A review by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) confirmed the college meets the national requirements for standards and quality for its learning provision across Birmingham and the Black Country. A team of QAA reviewers visited the College and judged that its academic standards, the quality and enhancement of its student learning opportunities […]

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They’re hired! Latest Wesleyan apprentices graduate with permanent roles

News / 9 May 2016

The apprentices are the fifth group to complete the scheme the specialist financial services provider runs with Birmingham Metropolitan College (BMet). The course was designed to provide an alternative career route into the financial services sector. Wesleyan Chief Executive Craig Errington added: “I don’t see this as the end of their apprenticeship, but as the […]

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Prince’s Trust learners dig in for local housing association

News / 9 May 2016

The 15 learners at James Watt College spent a fortnight at Spring Housing Association in Handsworth producing a garden space with flowerbeds and plants. They also made wooden flower troughs and painted an inspirational mural. Team Leader, Fateha Begum said: “There hadn’t been a real garden here before, so the learners have done some amazing […]

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Kidderminster pupils start choosing new school look

News / 9 May 2016

Foley Park Community Primary School has shortlisted three new logos produced for them by student designers at Kidderminster Academy. These are now being presented to the school's parents, staff and governors before a final logo is unveiled in July. Headteacher, Kathryn Sugars said: “We recently achieved a GOOD Ofsted rating, so introducing a new logo […]

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