New and Returning College Students

Welcome to UCB

Welcome to all of our new college students, and welcome back to those who are returning to UCB.

The information below will help you prepare for enrolment and the start of your course. Listed below is course specific information, including the uniform you need to order.

For general enquiries regarding enrolment please contact Emma Penlington on 0121 232 4106.


Enrolment will take place in August at our Summer Row site. Please click on the following link to view the enrolment timetable for new and returning students:

Enrolment for new and returning students

What you need to bring to enrolment (new students only)

You will need to bring the following items with you when you enrol:

  • Some form of ID which shows your date of birth, such as a birth certificate, passport or driving licence.
  • GCSE and/or other qualification results, either the certificates or result slips. Even if your course does not have a GCSE entry requirement we still need to record your results.
  • If you are claiming asylum, have refugee status or have entered the UK recently please bring copies of your current passport, visas and any previous passport you used when you first entered the UK, together with any residency or other documents that relate to your stay in the UK.
  • If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay tuition fees. You can contact our Finance Department on 0121 232 4013 for advice. If you do have to pay fees you will need to pay the first instalment when you enrol.

Please make sure you bring these items with you, without them we might not be able to enrol you!

What happens during enrolment?

When you’ve completed your enrolment you’ll get your ID card.  Make sure you keep this safe and don’t lose it – you will need to use your ID card every time you come in to college.  If you do lose your card you may be charged a fee to replace it.

Since September 2014 there is a requirement for all students who do not have GCSE grade C or higher (dated within the last 5 years) in maths and/or English, to continue study in these subjects whilst at UCB. If you haven’t already taken the Initial Assessment of your maths and English skills you can do this at enrolment. It should take approximately one hour to complete. The Initial Assessment will help us identify the level of support you need. If you have any queries or concerns you can contact Jody Seaton on 0121 604 1000 ext. 2403.


At induction you’ll join your group and receive your timetable before teaching starts. As well as getting your course information and timetable it’s also a great time to make new friends, find your way around and just get used to college life. 

To find the induction dates for new students please click on the links below. Most inductions will take place during the week commencing 5th September.

The induction timetable for returning students will be available soon.

Induction for new students

Course specific information for new students

The following courses require you to order uniform or equipment. The Learner Support Fund may be able to assist home students financially with the additional costs of studying, such as equipment, childcare and travel. Please contact our Student Budget Counsellor for eligibility criteria and an application form on 0121 604 1000 ext. 2605.

Bakery (Levels 1, 2 & 3)
Beauty Therapy Level 2 Diploma
Chef Cookery Courses Level 2 & 3 Diploma (Professional Cookery)
Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) Level 3 Diploma
Food & Beverage Service (Levels 2 & 3)
Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Combined Level 2 Diploma
Health and Social Care CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma
Hospitality with Events BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
Introduction to Early Years Education and Care (QCF) CACHE Level 2 Certificate


Term Dates

Autumn Term: 5th September 2016 - 16th December 2016

Spring Term: 9th January 2017 - 7th April 2017

Summer Term: 24th April 2017 - 30th June 2017 

We hope you are looking forward to starting your course at UCB. However, if you have any concerns about enrolment or starting your course we can help you. You can email us at or phone us on 0121 232 4106.