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Free courses available with BMet

Added: 21 March 2018

Please see below the latest list of courses available at BMet, free for jobseekers aged 19 years and over and in receipt of JSA, ESA or Universal Credit. The main number to make a referral is 0121 362 1174, or you can make an online application at

Birmingham Metropolitan College is a further and higher education college with 10 campuses across Birmingham and the Black Country.

Here is a list of the courses we are taking referrals for:


Construction Skills

  • Enrolment Wednesday 28th March at 10am or 12pm
  • We have 9 week practical Level 1 courses in Plumbing, Plastering, Electrical Skills and Painting & Decorating, all due to start w/c 30th April
  • Based at the Erdington Skills Centre, Edwards Road, Erdington, Birmingham B24 9EW

CSCS Training

  • 2 day course starts Tuesday 3rd April from Matthew Boulton College
  • Gain Level 1 Health and Safety qualification & get booked onto CITB test
  • Doesn’t include cost of the CSCS card (normally £30)

Rail Engineering (ERG/34475 PRO-193438)

  • Initial Assessment confirmed for Wednesday 4th April at 10am
  • 8 week course covers Level 2 Rail Underpinning Knowledge and practical Track Maintenance diploma
  • Support with PTS card, track induction and sponsorship into work (based on attendance and attitude)
  • Must be Level 1 Literacy

Health and Social Care (ERG/33731 Pro-016432)

  • Initial Assessment Monday 16th April at 9.30am, start date 23rd April
  • 4 week training includes Level 1 Certificate in Care and Employability Skills
  • Includes Level 2 Common Health Conditions qualification
  • Based at Matthew Boulton College

Sigma Financial (SBWA)

  • Initial Assessment on Tuesday 10th April, start date Monday 16th April or Monday 30th April
  • Job involves working in a busy call centre making outbound calls to people in arrears
  • 3 week course to support people into full time Customer Advisor roles, £15.5k p/a
  • 30 people into work since January 2018, 64% success rate
  • Based at Matthew Boulton College
  • Must be Level 1 Literacy and have typing speed 25WPM+

Basic IT Skills for Job search (ERG/33657  Pro-016502)

  • Starts on Monday 23rd April, please call to book onto an initial assessment
  • 2 days a week for 5 weeks (Mondays and Tuesdays)
  • Covers desktop basics, word processing, emailing and job searching using UJM

Horticulture (ERG/27557 Pro-016425)

  • Starts on Monday 23rd April
  • Based at The Study Centre at Botanical Garden, The Study Centre, Westbourne Road, Birmingham B15 3TR
  • 3 days a week for 6 weeks (Monday, Wednesday and Friday)
  • Gain a Level 1 Practical Horticulture Skills qualification

Distance Learning Courses (ERG/34042 PRO-161656)

  • Enrolment on Friday 20th April at 10.30am from James Watt College
  • E-Learning courses, all home based and online, to gain further knowledge of care sector
  • Options include the following:
    • Handling Medication
    • Customer Service Knowledge
    • Certificate in Care and Management of Diabetes
    • Equality & Diversity
    • Learning Disabilities
    • Mental Health
    • Understanding Autism
    • Principles of Dementia Care
    • Understanding End of Life Care
    • Principles of the Prevention & Control of Infection
    • Team Leading Knowledge
    • Nutrition and Health
    • Principles of Care Planning
    • Common Health Conditions

Other courses include Food Safety, Health and Safety at Work, Retail and Cleaning & Facilities

For wider college courses, we have an open event on Wednesday 23rd April between 4pm-7pm (details at )

For apprenticeships, the details are online at

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