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Sutton Coldfield College

100 Years Experience in United Kingdom Education

Entrance to Sutton Coldfield College: The Moat House

Sutton Coldfield College, situated in Birmingham, Britain's Second City, was founded over 100 years ago.

We are one of the most successful and popular colleges in Birmingham offering you a very wide range of courses from English Language (IELTS), Foundation Access, General National Vocational Qualifications, Advanced Vocational Certificates in Education, AS/A levels, Higher National Diplomas and Foundation Degrees etc.

As a state college, we can assure you of a very high standard of education and facilities.

At Sutton Coldfield College we work to blend the traditional with the modern in our courses: the traditional A level alongside many new-style vocational courses, all designed to give you a successful route into United Kingdom higher education.

At our Sutton Coldfield Campus you will find 17th century buildings (the Moat House) next to our state-of-the-art 21st century Sixth Form Centre: a fine blend of the old with the new.

We recently merged with North Birmingham College, giving us the opportunity of offering you an even wider range of courses.

We also have a dedicated Art & Design Centre.

Student profile: Susana

Susana came to the United Kingdom from Columbia, initially to study English, as she finds British English easier to understand than American English!

She is now studying for A levels - her English teacher helped her a lot, and gave her extra help with her English; she is full of praise for all her teachers.

Susana came to Sutton Coldfield College because she had heard of its good reputation and its nice campus.

Now that she has progressed onto A level study she wants to go further and study for a degree in International Business.

Susana has plenty of British friends, and the thing she likes most about Birmingham is that it is so multi-cultural, with people from so many cultures living here.

She admits a fondness for Indian food and says the markets in Birmingham are good for buying exotic foods.
Centre of Vocational Excellence

Sutton Coldfield College was selected by the National Learning and Skills Council as a Centre of Vocational Excellence.

Birmingham is at the centre of the United Kingdom, with excellent transport links to London and major tourist attractions:

Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, Ironbridge, the Peak District and Wales, with its breathtaking mountain and coastal scenery.

Birmingham has much to offer in cultural events, museums, art galleries, parks and a vibrant nightlife with cinemas, theatres, cafes, pubs and nightclubs, not to mention shopping and sports facilities.

Birmingham has an international airport.

Enjoy your time at Sutton Coldfield College

International Office

Our International Team of Anne White, Andrea John and Karen Manley have over 25 years' experience of advising and supporting international students to ensure you have the very best of United Kingdom education.

We aim to give you a caring and professional service from your initial enquiry throughout your time with us to your progression to university.

We will help you with:

Choice of course Assessing your qualifications for their United Kingdom equivalent Advice on visas including renewal Accommodation with a British host Opening a bank account Registering with a doctor Advice on workingand much more.

To introduce you to British life and culture, we organise social activities throughout the year, including day trips and visits to local universities.

Student Services

Active8 and Students' Union:

To encourage participation in a wide range of sporting and cultural activities to give you a fulfilling college experience in addition to your studies.

Recreational facilities:

We have up-to-date facilities for dining and recreation.

The Amenities Centre offers a split-level dining room with hot & cold food and snacks.

Two common rooms have lounge seating, pool tables and games machines.

The excellent sports facilities include a large sports hall offering basketball, 5-a-side football, badminton and a modern multi-gym.

Hair and Beauty:

You can book in for full beauty, hairdressing and holistic treatments (including aromatherapy and reflexology, massage, manicure, facials etc) in our own salons, by supervised students.

Excellent value.

Learning Resource Centre:

Includes a Reference Library with over 25, 000 books, 150 periodicals and audio visual materials, for individual and group study.

The IT area provides access to up-to-date software packages, scanning and colour printing facilities, electronic resources and the internet.

Study Centre:

Based in the Learning Resource Centre, a team of tutors helps you with the essential skills of language, IT and numeracy.

Tutorial System

All students are allocated a Personal Tutor whose role is to support the academic and personal development of the students.

They understand the importance of caring for their students as individuals with very different needs.

Achieve your goals with us

International courses

English IELTS

Foundation Access in Business, IT and Law (aged 19+)

AS/A levels (47 subjects) (ages 16-19)

Vocational courses in:

Art & Design

Beauty Therapy


Computer Aided Engineering

Computers in Control

Electric Training



Legal Studies

Leisure & Recreation


Performing Arts & Dance

Science & Forensic Science

Sports Science, Exercise and Fitness


Travel & Tourism

Higher National Diplomas (aged 19+) in

Art & Design, Fine Art, Graphic Design, 3-D Design, Textiles

Business & Management

Computing & Information Systems

Forensic Science

Legal Studies

Media & Communication

Sports & Exercise Science

City & Guilds courses

Electrical Installation levels 2 and 3

Certificate in Engineering

Entry Requirements:

These vary from course to course.

Contact the International Office to check the United Kingdom equivalent of your qualifications.

When applying, you need to send us photocopies of your certificates.


These are given in the information pack we will send to you, and on the website, International section.

Please note you will need to pay a deposit before we send you the acceptance letter, and the balance of your fee must be paid before enrolment.


We can help you to find accommodation with a British host we visit all homes to ensure you will have a pleasant room and friendly hosts.

Costs per week vary from 45 for room only to 90 for full board.

Apply for host accommodation once you have your study visa.

Summer Schools

We offer a range of summer courses - Football, Beauty Therapy, IELTS, Introduction to CISCO, Introduction to ECDL (Computing) in July and August.

Each course is four weeks and involves 3 hours English in the morning and 3 hours chosen subject in the afternoons.

On Wednesdays there is a day trip to places of interest, eg Oxford, Chester, Stonehenge etc.

The IELTS is 5 hours of English each day, with the Wednesday trip.

For further enquiries, please contact the International Office

T: + 44 121 362 4323

F: + 44 121 362 44390



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Sutton Coldfield College 34 Lichfield Rd

Sutton Coldfield

West Midlands

B74 2NW

Tel: + 44 121 362 4323

Fax: + 44 121 362 4390