College offers adults a learning curve

Courses available to improve employment prospects. 

Working in partnership with the Birmingham Community Learning Trust, Birmingham Metropolitan College is providing a range of community based short courses which are easy to access and designed to improve the well-being, employment opportunities and quality of life of individuals in the local community.

Courses include introductions to a variety of subject areas including IT, Enterprise (how to set up your own business), Horticulture (general gardening skills), Music Technology, Community Radio, Photography for Beginners, Digital Photography, Hand and Foot Reflexology and Hair Styling Techniques and Sewing.  There are also introductions to Health & Social Care, Construction, Volunteering, Language Skills and Parenting. Study takes place at BMET’s Campuses in Great Barr, Erdington, Castle Vale and Birmingham City Centre as well as the Botanical Gardens.

Linda Round, Executive Director for Economic Development, Employment & Community, said:  “Learning new skills is exciting and enjoyable and, in partnership with the Birmingham Community Learning Trust, we are offering a mixture of day and evening courses, many of which are free or have discounts available, at some of our local campuses.  The short courses are designed to appeal to a broad community base covering subjects that contribute to health and well-being or equip people with skills to help them find work.”

You can check out the full range of courses at  or pick up a brochure from local libraries and community centres.