Time to learn something new? Start a new course this new year!

Learners looking to progress or move in a new career direction or start a new course simply for enjoyment have a variety of opportunities available to them this January. The College’s courses are designed to suit the lives of learners and aim to work around other commitments such as employment and family life.

Are you looking to study a part-time programme? Below are our courses that begin in January or the early part of the new year.

Some courses are even free of charge, so get in touch to take your place now!

Animal Care Duration Day/s Time Fee
Canine Care Welfare 10/01/17-14/03/17 Tu 19:00-21-00 £130.00
Teaching Dogs 25/04/17-27/06/17 Tu 19:00-21-00 £130.00
Basic Dog Grooming Skills 25/04/17-16/05/17 Tu 19:00-21-00 £43.00
Basic Dog and Cat First Aid 25/04/17-23/05/17 Tu 19:00-21:00 £43.00
Basic Dog and Cat First Aid 26/04/17-24/05/17 Wed 11:00-13-00 £43.00
Art & Design Duration Day/s Time Fee
Photography – Introduction 01/03/17-05/04/17 We 18:30-20:30 £65.00
Photography – Improvers 26/04/17-07/06/17 We 18:30-20:45 £65.00
Computing Duration Day/s Time Fee
IT User Skills (ECDL Essentials) (ITQ) Level 1 Award BCS 01/03/17-07/06/17 We 11:00-14:00 £225.00
IT User Skills ECDL Level 2 Certificate BCS 01/03/17-30/08/17 We 11:00-14:00 £405.50
CCNA R&S: Sem1 Introduction to NetworkingQuick Edit 01/02/17-04/10/17 We 18:00-21:00 £400.00
Construction Duration Day/s Time Fee
Introductory Basic Construction Skills Level 1 Certificate CG 6217 01 31/01/17-16/06/17 Va 09:00-17:00 £1,291.50
Introduction to Painting and Decorating Skills 01/02/17-24/05/17 We 18:00-21:00 £98.00
Introduction to Carpentry and Joinery Skills 01/02/17-24/05/17 We 18:00-21:00 £98.00
Introduction to Tiling Skills 01/02/17-24/05/17 We 18:00-21:00 £98.00
Introduction to Bricklaying Skills 01/02/17-24/05/17 We 18:00-21:00 £98.00
Requirements For Electrical Installation BS7671 2008 2015 Level 3 Award CG 2382 15 26/04/17-28/06/17 We 18:00-21:00 £425.00
Engineering
Duration Day/s Time Fee
CAD/Solidworks 06/02/17-03/04/17 Mo 18:00-21:00 £180.00
Introduction to Mechanical Maintenance 08/02/17-05/04/17 We 18:00-21:00 £180.00
Introduction to Hydraulics 27/02/17-01/05/17 Mo 18:00-21:00 £180.00
Flight Simulator Club Null We 18:00-20:00 £800.00
CAD/Solidworks 26/04/17-21/06/17 We 18:00-21:00 £180.00
Introdution to Mechanical Maintenance 26/04/17-21/06/17 We 18:00-21:00 £180.00
Introduction to Pnuematics 26/04/17-21/06/17 We 18:00-21:00 £180.00
ESOL – English for Speakers of other Languages Duration Day/s Time Fee
Entry Level 1
ESOL Literacy Entry Level 1 CG 02/01/17 – 28/06/17 Mo/Tu/We 09:30-11:45 free
Entry Level 2
ESOL Literacy Entry Level 2 CG 02/01/17 – 29/06/17 Mo/Tu/Th 09:30-11:45 free
ESOL Literacy Entry Level 2 CG 02/01/17 – 29/06/17 Mo/We/Th 12:45-15:00 free
Entry Level 3
ESOL Literacy Entry Level 3 CG 03/01/17-29/06/17 Tu/We/Th 09:30-11:45 free
ESOL Literacy Entry Level 3 CG 03/01/17-29/06/17 Tu/We/Th 12:45-15:00 free
Level 1
ESOL Literacy Level 1 CG 03/01/17-29/06/17 Tu/We/Th 09:30-11:45 free
ESOL Literacy Level 1 CG 03/01/17-29/06/17 Tu/We/Th 12:45-15:00 free
* IELTS 03/01/17-14/03/17 Tu 13:15-16:15 £210.00
Hair & Beauty Duration Day/s Time Fee
Photographic Make Up and Dressing Hair Level 2 Award VTCT 01/03/17-17/05/17 We 18:00-21:00 £292.50
Photographic Make Up and Dressing Hair Level 2 Award VTCT 10/07/17- 14/07/17 Va 09:00-17:00 £292.50
Health & Social Care Duration Day/s Time Fee
Understanding Autism Level 2 Certificate NCFE Va Va Va free
Principles of Dementia Care Level 2 Certificate NCFE Va Va Va free
Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care Level 2 Certificate NCFE Va Va Va free
Awareness of Mental Health Problems Level 2 Certificate NCFE Va Va Va free
Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities Level 2 Certificate NCFE Va Va Va free
Equality and Diversity Level 2 Certificate NCFE Va Va Va free
Team Leading Knowledge Level 2 Certificate NCFE Va Va Va free
Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings Level 2 Certificate NCFE Va Va Va free
Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes Level 2 Certificate NCFE Va Va Va free
Horticulture Duration Day/s Time Fee
Market Gardening an Introduction 04/03/17-01/04/17 Sa 10:00-13:00 £86.00
Making the move to Organic Growing an Introduction 29/04/17-27/05/17 Sa 10:00-13:00 £86.00
The Safe Application of Pesticides Using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment Level 2 Award CG (PA1 and PA6) 24/03/17-29/03/17 Fr/ Mo/We 09:00-16:00 £280.00
Hospitality Duration Day/s Time Fee
Customer Service Level 1 Award CG 27/02/17-06/03/17 Mo to Mo 09:30-15:00 £150.00
Food Safety in Catering Level 1 Award 25/01/17-25/01/17 We 09:00-17:00 £33.00
Food Safety in Catering Level 2 Award 01/02/17-01/02/17 We 09:00-17:00 £33.00
Motor Vehicle Duration Day/s Time Fee
Introduction to Basic Car Maintenance 25/01/17-16/03/17 We 18:00-21:00 £150.00
Vehicle Hybrid Technology Training 30/01/17-13/03/17 Mo 18:00-20:00 £1.500.00
MOT Testing (Classes 4 and 7) Level 2 Award ABC 06/02/17-10/02/17 Mo to Fr 09:00-16:00 £550.00
Management & Professional
Accountancy Duration Day/s Time Fee
Accounting Level 2 Foundation Certificate AAT 09/01/17-19/06/17 Mo 14:00-21:30 £950.00
Accounting Level 2 Foundation Certificate AAT 09/01/17-21/06/17 Mo/We 18:00-21:30 £950.00
Accounting Level 2 Foundation Certificate AAT 12/01/17-22/06/17 Th 09:00-16:30 £950.00
Accounting Level 3 Advanced Diploma AAT 09/01/17-30/06/17 Mo/Fr 09:15-15:45 £1,987.00
Marketing Duration Day/s Time Fee
Marketing Introductory Level 3 Foundation Certificate CIM 09/01/17-03/07/17 Mo 18:30-21:30 £750.00
Customer Experience Level 4 Award CIM 18/04/17-11/07/17 Tu 18:30-21:30 £425.00
Digital Marketing Level 4 Award CIM 18/04/17-11/07/17 Tu 18:30-21:30 £425.00
Leadership Duration Day/s Time Fee
Leadership and Team Skills Level 2 Award ILM 03/02/17-24/03/17 Fr 14:00-17:00 £350.00
Leadership and Team Skills Level 2 Certificate ILM 01/02/17-05/07/17 We 14:00-17:00 £995.00
Leadership and Management Level 3 Award ILM 01/02/17-15/03/17 We 18:00-21:00 £350.00
Leadership and Management Level 3 Certificate ILM 01/02/17-14/06/17 We 18:00-21:00 £750.00
Leadership and Management Level 3 Top Up Certificate ILM 29/03/17-05/07/17 We 14:00-17:00 £645.00
Leadership and Management Level 5 Diploma ILM 30/01/17-04/12/17 Mo Va £1,450.00
Retail Duration Day/s Time Fee
Principles of Customer Service -World Host 31/01/17-31/01/17 Tu 09:00-17:00 £59.00
Sales Powered by Service – World Host 07/02/17-07/02/17 Tu 09:30-15:00 £75.00
Retail Knowledge Level 1 Award CG 06/03/17-16/03/17 Mo to Th 09:30-15:00 £150.00
Teacher Training Duration Day/s Time Fee
Education and Training Level 3 Award EDEXCEL 27/02/17-05/06/17 Mo 18:00-20:30 £400.00
Education and Training Level 3 Award EDEXCEL 02/03/17-06/04/17 Th 09:30-15:30 £400.00
Education and Training Level 4 Certificate EDEXCEL 23/01/17-10/07/17 Mo 13:00-16:00 £1,417.00
Community
Arden School Station Road, Knowle B93 0PT Duration Day Time # of weeks Fee
Spanish Beginners Stage 2 09/01/17-27/03/17 Mo 19:00-21:00 10 £140.00
Floral Designs All Levels 09/01/17-27/03/17 Mo 19:00-21:00 10 £140.00
Top Bakes – Adult Only 27/02/17-27/03/17 Mo 18:30-20:30 5 £70.00
Spanish Improvers 24/04/17-03/07/17 Mo 19:00-21:00 10 £140.00
Floral Designs All Levels 24/04/17-03/07/17 Mo 19:00-21:00 10 £140.00
Curry Classics Jalfrezies Madras Bhunas Kormas and Massalas – Adults Only 05/06/17-03/07/17 Mo 18:30-20:30 5 £70.00
Lets Takeaway Pizza Chinese Mexican and Indian – Adults Only 09/01/17-06/02/17 Mo 18:30-20:30 5 free
Family Baking – Breads Biscuits and Cakes – Parent and Child Aged 7-15 Years 09/01/17-27/03/17 Mo 18:30-20:30 10 free
Cookery – Family Cookery – Parent & Child 7-15 Years 24/04/17-03/07/17 Mo 18:30-20:30 10 free
International Cuisine – Adults Only 24/04/17-22/05/17 Mo 18:30-20:30 5 free
Blossomfield Campus Blossomfield Road, Solihull B91 1SB Duration Day Time # of weeks Fee
Calligraphy 09/01/17-27/03/17 Mo 11:30-13:30 10 £140.00
Calligraphy 24/04/17-03/07/17 Mo 11:30-13:30 10 £140.00
Art Workshop 12/01/17-30/03/17 Th 10:30-12:30 10 £140.00
Art Workshop 27/04/17-06/07/17 Th 10:30-12:30 10 £140.00
Creative Writing 09/01/17-27/03/17 Mo 19:00-21:00 10 £140.00
Creative Writing 24/04/17-03/07/17 Mo 19:00-21:00 10 £140.00
Stained Glass 10/01/17-28/03/17 Tu 19:00-21:00 10 £140.00
Stained Glass 11/01/17-29/03/17 We 19:00-21:00 10 £140.00
Stained Glass 25/04/17-04/07/17 Tu 19:00-21:00 10 £140.00
Stained Glass 26/04/17-05/07/17 We 19:00-21:00 10 £140.00
Computing – Intermediates 11/01/17-29/03/17 We 13:30-15:30 10 £140.00
Computing – Intermediates 26/04/17-05/07/17 We 13:30-15:30 10 £140.00
French Beginners/Improvers 10/01/17-28/03/17 Tu 18:30-20:30 10 £140.00
French Improvers 25/04/17-04/07/17 Tu 18:30-20:30 10 £140.00
Italian Beginners/Improvers 09/01/17-27/03/17 Mo 18:15-20:15 10 £140.00
Italian Improvers 24/04/17-03/07/17 Mo 18:15-20:15 10 £140.00
Spanish Beginners/Improvers 11/01/17-29/03/17 We 18:30-20:30 10 £140.00
Spanish Improvers 26/04/17-05/07/17 We 18:30-20:30 10 £140.00
Interior Design Foundation Stage 2 of 3 09/01/17-27/03/17 Mo 19:00-21:00 10 £140.00
Interior Design Foundation Stage 2 of 3 11/01/17-29/03/17 We 09:15-11:15 10 £140.00
Interior Design Foundation Stage 3 of 3 26/04/17-05/07/17 We 09:15-11:15 10 £140.00
Interior Design Foundation Stage 3 of 3 24/04/17-03/07/17 Mo 19:00-21:00 10 £140.00
Interior Design Intermediate Stage 2 of 3 11/01/17-29/03/17 We 11:30-13:30 10 £140.00
Interior Design Intermediate Stage 3 of 3 26/04/17-05/07/17 We 11:30-13:30 10 £140.00
Interior Design Advanced Stage 2 of 3 10/01/17-28/03/17 Tu 09:15-11:45 10 £175.00
Interior Design Advanced Stage 3 of 3 25/04/17-04/07/17 Tu 09:15-11:45 10 £175.00
Introduction To Textiles and Design 09/01/17-27/03/17 Mo 19:00-21:00 10 £140.00
Introduction To Textiles and Design 24/04/17-03/07/17 Mo 19:00-21:00 10 £140.00
Computing – Beginners 09/01/17-27/03/17 Mo 14:00-16:00 10 free
Computing – Beginners 24/04/17-03/07/16 Mo 14:00-16:00 10 free
Computing – Family Beginners Computing 11/01/17-29/03/17 We 19:00-21:00 10 free
Computing – Family Beginners Computing 26/04/17-05/07/17 We 19:00-21:00 10 free
Sewing and Dress Making 11/01/17-29/03/17 We 12:30-14:30 10 £70.00
Sewing and Dress Making 26/04/17-24/05/17 We 12:30-14:30 5 £35.00
Sewing and Dress Making 11/01/17-29/03/17 We 14:30-16:30 10 £70.00
Sewing and Dress Making 26/04/17-24/05/17 We 14:30-16:30 5 £35.00
Maths Fast Track TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC
English Fast Track TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC
Elmwood Place 37 Burtons Way Smith’s Wood B36 0UG Duration Day Time # of weeks Fee
Mentoring for Working in Schools 05/01/17-11/05/17 Th 09:30-12:30 15 £158.00
Computing 09/01/17-27/03/17 Mo 09:30-11:30 10 free
Computing 24/04/17-03/07/17 Mo 09:30-11:30 10 free
Italian Beginners/Improvers 11/01/17-29/03/17 We 19:00-21:00 10 £70.00
Italian Improvers 26/04/17-05/07/17 We 19:00-21:00 10 £70.00
Cookery – Family Cookery – Parent & Child 7-15 Years 11/01/17-29/03/17 We 18:30-20:30 10 free
Family Baking – Breads Biscuits and Cakes – Parent and Child Aged 7 – 15 26/04/17-05/07/17 We 18:30-20:30 10 free
Solihull Lodge Community Centre Grafton Road, Solihull Lodge, Shirley B90 1NJ. Duration Day Time # of weeks Fee
Art Workshop 10/01/17-28/03/17 Tu 12:45-14:45 10 £70.00
Art Workshop 25/04/17-04/07/17 Tu 12:45-14:45 10 £70.00
Wider Family Learning Adult Courses
Creative Writing 10/01/17-28/03/17 Tu 10:00-12:00 10 free
Creative Writing 25/04/17-04/07/17 Tu 10:00-12:00 10 free
St. Mary’s Hobs Moat 30 Hobs Meadow, Solihull B92 8PN Duration Day Time # of weeks Fee
Floristry Beginners Wedding Flowers 11/01/17-29/03/17 We 19:00-21:00 10 £70.00
Floristry Beginners Summer Arrangements 26/04/17-05/07/17 We 19:00-21:00 10 £70.00
Woodlands Campus Auckland Drive, Smith’s Wood B36 0NF Duration Day Time # of weeks Fee
Beginners British Sign Language – Stage 1 09/01/17-27/03/17 Mo 19:00-21:00 10 £70.00
Beginners British Sign Language – Stage 1 24/04/17-03/07/17 Mo 19:00-21:00 10 £70.00
Next Steps – British Sign Language – Stage 1 11/01/17-29/03/17 We 19:00-21:00 10 £70.00
Advanced – British Sign Language – Stage 1 26/04/17-05/07/17 We 19:00-21:00 10 £70.00
Spanish Beginners 11/01/17-29/03/17 We 16:45-18:45 10 £70.00
Spanish Improvers 26/04/17-05/07/17 We 16:45-18:45 10 £70.00
Spanish Beginners Stage 2 11/01/17-29/03/17 We 19:00-21:00 10 £70.00
Spanish Improvers 26/04/17-05/07/17 We 19:00-21:00 10 £70.00
Cake Decorating for Beginners 11/01/17-29/03/17 We 19:00-21:00 10 £70.00
Cake Decorating for Beginners 26/04/17-05/07/17 We 19:00-21:00 10 £70.00
Cake Decorating All Levels 13/01/17-31/03/17 Fr 09:30-11:30 10 £70.00
Cake Decorating All Levels 28/04/17-07/07/17 Fr 09:30-11:30 10 £70.00
Floristry Intermediate and Advanced Wedding Designs 09/01/17-27/03/17 Mo 19:00-21:00 10 £70.00
Floristry Intermediate and Advanced Gift Arrangements and Hand Tied 24/04/17-03/07/17 Mo 19:00-21:00 10 £70.00
Floristry Beginners Wedding Designs 11/01/17-29/03/17 We 19:00-21:00 10 £70.00
Floristry Beginners – Gift Arrangements & Hand Tieds 26/04/17-05/07/17 We 19:00-21:00 10 £70.00
Sugarcraft Flowers – All Levels 13/01/17-31/03/17 Fr 12:30-14:30 10 £70.00
Sugarcraft Flowers – All Levels 28/04/17-07/07/17 Fr 12:30-14:30 10 £70.00
Jewellery and Accessories 09/01/17-27/03/17 Mo 19:00-21:00 10 free
Jewellery and Accessories 24/04/17-03/07/17 Mo 19:00-21:00 10 free
Family DIY Basics – Adults Only 11/01/17-29/03/17 We 19:00-21:00 10 free
Family DIY Basics – Adults Only 26/04/17-05/07/17 We 19:00-21:00 10 free
Yorkswood Excellence in Community Centre Kingshurst Way B37 6DF Duration Day Time # of weeks Fee
Wider Family Learning Adult Courses
Vintage Crafts 13/01/17-31/03/17 Fr 09.30-11:30 10 free
Vintage Crafts 28/04/17-07/07/17 Fr 09.30-11:30 10 free
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