Bournville College was founded in 1913 and is
situated on an attractive campus to the south of Birmingham city centre. All the
attractions of the city are within easy reach by bus.
We believe in the value of proven traditional educational standards combined
with all the advantages of modern technology and high quality teaching. We have
won a range of awards for customer service and the quality of teaching. In 2002
we were ¡Æhighly commended¡Ç at the prestigious national Beacon Awards for our
care and support of international students.
The College has approximately 2.000 full-time and 12.000 part-time students,
including students from more than 50 different countries. We have many years¡Ç
experience of teaching and supporting international students- you will find a
warm welcome here.
Bournville College provides a wide range of internationally
recognised courses plus free English language testing and language support
available throughout your course.
We offer more than 20 subjects at A-level, including Business Studies,
Information Technology, Law, Mathematics and Sciences.
The International Foundation to University course is a popular choice for
international students. The course is taught over one year and includes
intensive preparation for university study, incorporating academic study and
English language teaching. The College has links with local universities to
enable progression onto a degree programme.
We have vocational courses in Art and Design and ICT (AVCE courses), plus
Catering and Beauty Therapy.
Our pre-master's (Business) programme is a one-year course. It enables
international students who have graduated from university in their home country
to prepare for studying a master's degree in the UK.
We have an excellent English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) course,
combining General English with specialist modules including English for Business
and IELTS preparation. Our ESOL department runs a summer School in July and a
pre-sessional intensive English course in August.
Bournville College has three Centres of Vocational Excellence in Business and
Professional Services, Adult Care and Enterprise.
Recreational facilities include a hall, common room and the Venue caf«±.
Activities include aerobics, board games, table tennis, pool, basketball and
five-a-side football. There are reduced rates for students to use facilities at
the nearby Gillette Sports Centre.
We have industry standard IT facilities with over 500 computers available for
students to use. Access to the internet is free, and each student has an email
address. The Library Resource Centre contains more than 20.000 items, mainly
books, popular periodicals, national newspapers, videos, cassettes and CD-Roms.
The College has a large student restaurant on the ground floor as well as a
training restaurant run by the catering students offering excellent good-value
Bournville College is situated in an attractive suburb of Birmingham, the Second
City of the United Kingdom, located in the Heart of England at the centre of the
national transport network.
Birmingham is a cosmopolitan city with a multi-national and multi-ethnic
population of which it is rightly proud. The city's roots go back to the 11th
century when it was given its charter as a market, and has been a thriving
commercial and industrial centre ever since. The city's main market, the new
Bullring, continues this rich heritage.
The city offers many attractions:
- Birmingham is home to many international companies.
- Major sports venues in Birmingham include those for
football, tennis, golf, basketball and cricket.
- The city boasts a state of the art International Convention
Centre with Symphony Hall, home of the world famous City of Birmingham
- These are many theatres, cinemas, night-clubs and pubs.
- Birmingham also has restaurants to suit every taste and
indeed, is famous for its 'Balti' restaurants and the Arcadian Chinese
- There are modern shopping malls and arcades with a wide
charity of nationally and internationally known shops and stores.
- Birmingham is very green, with many large, landscaped civic
If you are interested in England's cultural heritage
Birmingham is surrounded by beautiful countryside, with many country parks just
a few miles outside the city. Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William
Shakespeare, Warwick Castle and numerous stately homes open to the public and
within easy travelling distance, as in Oxford, with its 'dreaming spires'.
For those fond of walking, climbing and hiking Wales, with its
breathtaking mountain scenery and coastline is just a few hours drive. London is
just 90 minutes away by train.
...the heart of England