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 our Admissions team:

Tel: 0121 232 4106


Find out more about being a full-time college student at UCB with our step-by-step guide:  


Enrolment for new students

Enrolment will take place at the end of August at our Summer Row site. 

Enrolment for new students

Enrolment for returning students will take place on Friday 1 September in Summer Row.

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 team 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, as without them you may be unable to enrol. 

Induction for new students

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 4th September.

The induction timetable for returning students will be available soon.

Induction timetable 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. If you would like to check your eligibility for the Learner Support Fund, or if you would like an application form, please contact our Student Budget Counsellor:

Tel: 0121 232 4405


College of Food

Bakery Level 2 and Level 3
Chef Cookery Courses Level 1, 2 and Level 3 (Professional Cookery)
Food and Beverage Service Level 2 and Level 3
Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Apprenticeships (RACA) Level 2 and Level 3

School of Education, Health & Community

Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) Level 3 Certificate and Diploma
Early Years Education and Care (Introduction) CACHE Level 2 Certificate
Health and Social Care CACHE Level 3 CACHE Level 3 Award, Certificate and Extended Diploma

School of Sport and Creative Services 


Key dates for 2017-2018 

Enrolment Week: 24 August – 1 September 2017

Course Induction Week: 4 – 8 September 2017

Teaching starts: 11 September 2017

Term dates for 2017-2018 

Autumn Term: 11 September - 15 December 2017 (Activity Week 23-27 October 2017)

Spring Term: 8 January - 29 March 2018 (Activity Week 19-23 February 2018)

Summer Term: 16 April - 29 June 2018 (Activity Week 28 May - 1 June 2018)

(Please note that the University will be closed on Friday 29 September 2017 due to our undergraduate graduation ceremony)


New students will receive their timetables during induction week.