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Follow your passion, create your future

Our practical, vocational courses will prepare you for the world of work – or you might decide to stay on to study for a degree.

We offer VRQs, diplomas, BTECs and national diplomas in a supportive, friendly environment. Our courses are great for school-leavers and mature learners who are looking to change career or pick up new skills.

To view all of our college courses, visit the A-Z of Courses or use the keyword course search above.

Many of my friends were doing the same course at different colleges and were only learning the practical side, but through work placements, I could really cement my learning. Overall, the course helped me immensely in deciding what I wanted to do as a future career.

Jacob Smith Business Level 3

Find the course that's right for you

If you are unsure which course is right for you, visit our course finder to find the courses that suit your interests and that will help you towards your career goals.

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How to apply

If you aren't sure what you need or how to apply for your college course at University College Birmingham, you'll find more information here. 

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Open days

We believe the best way to experience University College Birmingham is by visiting one of our college open days where you will get to meet subject tutors and view our first-class facilities for yourself. Register for your very own backstage pass where you can explore University College Birmingham behind-the-scenes.

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Helping you get hired

hired@UCB is the careers, employability and placements service for students at University College Birmingham. We have a team of specialist and qualified staff with the knowledge and experience to support our students and recognise and build the skills needed to be successful in the world of work.

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Facilities 

Supported by £130 million investment in our new campuses, equipment and resources, University College Birmingham's facilities are nothing short of world-class. 

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Move up to Uni

If you’re a University College Birmingham college student, why not progress onto one of our vocational degree courses, the majority of which are accredited by the University of Birmingham and are big on linking academic theory to modern workplace skills.

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Request a prospectus

Our prospectuses are available to view online and can also be ordered as a printed version.

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