James Watt College
James Watt College, on Aldridge Road in Great Barr, is a centre of excellence for technical training and education. The college offers vocational courses (BTECs) for 16-19s, apprenticeships and trailblazers as well as full and part-time courses for adults including Access to Higher Education and university level study. James Watt specialises in construction, engineering, games, media, health, social care and early years, hairdressing and barbering alongside many others. The gas and electrical engineering workshops are the envy of many commercial operations and the Aura Salon enables students to offer hair and beauty treatments to members of the public. The college is also offering a range of technical and support operations programmes for the rail industry, providing the technical and employability skills to be at the cutting edge of this exciting technological and growth sector.