The

Professional Training programmes

at Birmingham College are designed and developed by experts and professionals who have been working in the specified fields for many years. The programmes follow the successful British template with international influences to offer a truly unique and innovative take on professional training. The team includes professors from top ranked universities in the UK and abroad, higher education lecturers and managers.

Birmingham College professional training courses have become very attractive due to the up-to-date and highly relevant lectures and workshops that also take into consideration traditional techniques and approaches. They are delivered by experienced professionals who consider the participants’ individual needs when delivering, hence many of the programmes are tailor made to suit the needs of our clients.

Continual Professional Development is an essential feature in any career path. It provides evidence of commitment on the part of both the teacher and the school managers. This programme updates ELT/EFL teachers with what is happening in British ELT schools and colleges as well as helping to develop participants’ own teaching.

Birmingham College enables schools, colleges and universities to update the knowledge and skills of their teaching staff in this CPD programme which focuses on key areas, including lesson planning, the learner profile, classroom management, teaching the four skills, language acquisition, assessment, effective ways of using resources and teaching skills. The programme takes a workshop approach and there are opportunities for networking.

The focus of the training is adjusted to meet the needs of the participants. For example, young learners, very young learners, secondary pupils or adults.

The programme can be delivered in the organisation’s own country or at the College campus in the UK, where cultural trips and school visits can be arranged. Successful participants will be awarded a Birmingham College British CPD Certificate.

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Aims :

  • To provide an insight into approaches in ELT in the UK
  • To develop the individual’s English language skills and knowledge
  • To manage the challenges of teaching and achieve goals set out by schools and education institutions
  • To promote the concept of self-reflection in professional practice
  • To stimulate motivation for Continuing Professional Development
  • To emphasise student-centred learning, personalisation and the value of promoting Learner Autonomy
  • To develop skills to help a learner’s ability to work independently and effectively improve
  • To demonstrate recent developments and practice in UK education, plus introduce underpinning theories to support them.
 

Importance of TESOL CPD :

CPD is an important part of belonging to an organisation and takes place across all the stages of a teacher’s career. It helps teachers build professional relationships, develop personal objectives, share and learn from each other. It also helps managers and heads get the best of their teachers.

Keith Harding (in Modern English Teacher Volume 18 Number 3, July 2009) suggests that the characteristics of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) are that it is:

  • Continuous – professionals should always be looking for ways to deal with new challenges and improve performance
  • The responsibility of the individual teacher – who identifies his or her own needs and how to meet those needs
  • Evaluative rather than descriptive – so that the teacher understands the impact of the activity
  • An essential component of professional life, not an extra.
 

Topics Covered :

  • Course Fundamentals
  • Language Acquisition
  • The Study of English & Language awareness
  • Teaching the Four Language Skills
  • Teaching Techniques, Methods and Approaches
  • Methods of Assessment & Testing
  • Lesson Planning
  • Classroom Management & Class organisation
  • Effective use of Aids and Resources
  • The Learner Profile
  • Teaching Skills
  • Developing and Improving Teaching Materials
 

Delivery

The college has a team of experienced trainers who all have vast experience of delivering the programme overseas. All trainers are native speakers and are highly qualified.

The Programme is delivered through workshops, seminars, classroom activities and teaching. The sessions are designed to be thought provoking, interactive and enjoyable.

 

Award

The BRITISH TESOL CPD in ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING Certificate will be awarded by Birmingham College upon successful completion of the programme.

 

Entry Requirements

This programme will be delivered to meet the sponsor’s specific requirements and hence the entry requirements will also be determined according to the delivery of the programme.

However it is desirable that all participants show an active interest in teaching English.

 

Duration

The duration of the programme is up to 30 contact hours, plus time for self study. We ask for 100% attendance.

 

Scheduled Dates

Please contact the programme co-ordinator or a member of the Birmingham College teacher training team on the details below to discuss scheduling in more detail.

 

Fees

Please contact the programme co-ordinator or a member of the Birmingham College teacher training team on the details below to discuss fees, payment options in more detail.

 

Following Birmingham College’s successful Head Teachers’ Conference at Beijing Normal University, China in April 2012, we have continued to develop our programme.

This certificate encourages head teachers and principals of schools and colleges to update their knowledge and managerial skills in a Continuing Professional Development programme which focuses on key areas, including recruiting staff and CPD, leadership and strategic planning, risk management, performance management of teachers and Quality Assurance implementation. The programme consists of workshops and there are opportunities for networking.

A high level of English is not essential for the programme because translators can be available on mono-lingual programmes which are run overseas.

The programme can be delivered in the organisation’s own country or at the College campus in the UK, where trips and visits can be arranged. Successful participants will be awarded a Birmingham College British CPD Certificate.

Aims

To provide an opportunity to enhance the principle professional skills in three major and interrelated priorities for the educational manager:

  • Developing and maintaining quality
  • Effective resource management
  • Strategic planning and the management of change

To enable principals to transcend both national and sector boundaries in their thinking and to draw on a wider range of insights derived from good practice and research evidence.

To help educational managers to improve their own practice by encouraging critical reflection on management processes.

 

Topics Covered

Centre for Educational Leadership and Management based core unit :

  • Leadership and Strategic Management Education and Management
  • Educational Leadership
  • Leadership of effective schools
  • Collegiality and teamwork in Schools
  • Managing and responding to change
  • Managing the Curriculum
  • Curriculum and Learning
  • The school as a learning organisation
  • Self-Evaluation and Inspection
  • Managing Quality in Education
  • Improving schools from within using action research
  • Monitoring and reviewing staff performance
  • Motivation and Delegation

 

Delivery

The college has a team of experienced trainers who all have vast experience of delivering the programme overseas. All trainers are native speakers and are highly qualified.

The Programme is delivered through workshops, seminars, classroom activities and teaching. The sessions are designed to be thought provoking, interactive and enjoyable.

 

For More information

For more information about any of the following please contact the programme co-ordinator or a member of the Birmingham College teacher training team at hl@bcol.co.uk or +44 (0) 121 212 0888:

  • Award
  • Duration
  • Dates
  • Entry Requirements
  • Fees

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Birmingham College is currently working with leading Institutes and organisations in providing

Vocational Training Program

solutions.

We believe Vocation Education will play a big role in supplying the global markets with the skilled labour force it requires and with the upward trend in the numbers opting for Vocations Qualification; we hope to be able to meet that demand.

Benefits of vocational traning

Source : CEDEFOP –European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training

Economic Benefits:

  • Economic Growth
  • Employee Productivity
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Career Development
  • Earnings

Social Benefits:

  • Social Cohesion
  • Crime Reduction
  • Life Satisfaction
  • Individual Motivation

 

Vocation Training Options

Auto Car Industry :

  • Auto Car Maintenance Mechanic - Certificate
  • Professional Auto Car Techincian - Diploma
  • Manufacturer Specific Advanced Training (MSAT) Programme - “Master Technician”

Animation / Animation for Game Designing :

  • Certificate in Animation and Animation for Games Design
  • Diploma in Animation and Animation for Games Design
  • Higher Diploma in Animation and Animation for Games Design

 

Birmingham College offers high quality Executive Education and management training programmes that will unleash the optimum potential of the individuals and organisations in carrying out their assigned tasks.

Why Birmingham college Executive Programmes :

  • Our education and training will enhance business performance
  • Our professional trainers will provide world class insights into the subjects
  • We endeavour to provide all professionals work together with world organisations to provide a global perspective
  • We endeavour to deliver the most flexible learning solutions

Executive Training Programme

Options

Leadership & Management

  • Executive Programme in Effective Leadership
  • Executive Programme in Effective International Management
  • Executive Programme for Women Leader
  • Executive Programme for Non-Profit Leaders
  • Executive Programme in Social Entrepreneurship
 

Finance

  • Executive Programme in Finance and Accounting
  • Executive Programme in developing Strategic Financial Leadership
  • Executive Programme in Financial Risk Management
  • Executive Programme is Enterprise, Microfinance and local development
 

Marketing

  • Executive Programme in Strategic Marketing
 

Global English

  • Executive Programme in English Language
  • Executive Programme in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Executive Programme in developing English for Energy Sector
 

Social Development

  • Executive Programme in Environmental Sustainability and Governance
  • Executive Programme in Gender Equality and Non-discrimination
  • Executive Training and development in International Labour standards
  • Executive Training and development in social Protection
  • Executive Training and development in learning methodology and technology
 

Other

  • Executive Programme in Retail Management
  • Executive Programme in Hair Dressing
  • Executive Programme in Dentistry
  • Executive Programme in Medicine
 

Custom made

We can also design and develop Executive Programmes tailor made to suit your organisations needs and requirements.

 

For more information

If you are interested in attending or hosting any of the above programmes please contact the Executive Programme co-ordinator for more information on:

  • Award
  • Duration
  • Scheduled Dates
  • Entry Requirements
  • Fees
 

Birmingham College has considerable experience of validation processes at university level and with external accreditation bodies. We use QA evidence to main standards and direct policy by using a range of tools which involve staff and students as much as senior management.

We are happy to share 'best practice' in QA by inspecting and making recommendations on the systems and processes of your educational institute as well as training your staff to follow and understand the benefits of the procedures followed in the UK. Birmingham College will produce a report based on an inspection of your current QA procedures and practices and provide a framework and templates to develop your systems.

Following an inspection, your educational institute can become a partner of Birmingham College. This means we validate your English language-related courses and successful students can receive an Birmingham College certificate for the course in addition to your own awards.

Show the world that your institute meets the standards of accredited UK schools and colleges.

For more information

Please contact the Director of Studies for more information: does@bcol.co.uk

 

Public Building Energy Saving Programme: A research based training programme for overseas professionals, lecturers, researchers and government & non-government officials.

Key Features

  • An introductory level education programme
  • Excellent, comprehensive content
  • Comprehensive detailed materials
  • Written and delivered by experienced industry practitioners
  • Specialist and sector specific modules
  • Extensive support and resource material
  • Structured to meet the needs of the industry
  • Course work
  • End of programme assessment
  • Continuous Professional Development
 

Key Benefits

  • Improved knowledge, developed skills
  • Enhanced workplace performance
  • Career progression
  • International outlook
  • Practitioner perspectives
  • Global Outreach
 

Duration

3 Months

 

Delivery Months

1st April to 30th June 2013

 

Programme Description

  • Introduction: Public Building Energy Saving
  • Global Drivers for Building Energy Efficiency
  • Historical Overview of Energy Usage Public Buildings
  • Passive Renewable Technology
    • Building Design
    • Passive Renewable Energy use in Buildings
    • Direct and Indirect Gain Systems
    • Passive Solar Cooling
    • Day lighting
  • Integrated ‘Active’ Renewable & Novel Systems
  • Consumer Protection And Enforcement For Energy Savings In The UK
  • Best ways To Apply the Regulations in Practice
  • Fall and Winter Energy-Saving Tips
  • Energy-saving tips for Public Buildings
  • Saving Energy in Europe: 15 Good Practice : Case Study of the Warm Front Scheme, England -
  • Promoting Energy Efficiency In Buildings
  • Energy Technologies for Public Building
 

Assessment

  • A research report on Public Building Energy Saving in the UK (maximum 5,000 words
  • A filed report (2500 words)
  • A case study (3000 words)
  • Professional Presentation (30 mins)
 

Delivery Structure

  • 6 weeks – Delivery of the programme
  • 4 weeks – Research, Assessment and Field study
  • 2 weeks – Visit to various business and industry e.g. Airport
 

Language

The programme will be delivered in English.

 

Attendance and study hours (optional)

The attendance of the course is a compulsory requirement for applicants. The course is a 3 day a week full-time programme with a minimum of 4 hours a day. The study hours will be made up of class teaching, seminars, workshops, visits and one-to-one tutorials.

 

Fees

The tuition fee for the programme is £5000 per participant inclusive of tuition fees, course materials and tax.

 

Award

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a Birmingham College “Professional Diploma in Public Building Energy Saving”, recording length of attendance, achievements and a progress report written by a senior member of the teaching staff at the college.

 

More Information

Please contact the college on in@bcol.co.uk for more information.

 

The Medical Leadership Management Tour is an exciting initiative in response to achieve the improvement in quality in health service that is desired.

This tour focuses on exploring the links between effective leadership and improving organisations, services and health.

Participants

  • Doctors such as Consultants and General Practitioners
  • Individual professional who are looking to enhance their managerial and leadership responsibilities and contributions to improve the way healthcare is delivered.
  • Clinicians and senior managers who wish to develop their management knowledge and leadership skills through a course that emphasises innovation and creative problem solving firmly based in real practical healthcare service delivery.
  • Medical managers
 

Five key features

  • an innovative, creative emphasis on medical management
  • key note presentations from leading players in the field of medical field
  • professional academics
  • experienced medical managers from within the NHS and the independent sector
  • Visit to hospitals
 

Areas of Seminars /Workshops

  • NHS Strategy, Policy & Organisation
  • Leadership & Principles
  • Managing employees & Creating a high performance team
  • Managing & Improving services
  • Personal development & Demonstrating personal qualities
  • Visit to the Hospitals / Universities
 

Duration

  • From one week to two weeks
 

Delivery month

  • April & May
 

More Information

 

Today when the world is moving towards global internationalisation, at Birmingham College we realise the importance of a global perspective and its value in the world we live in, that’s why we have developed a series of Executive Education Programmes.

The Executive Training programmes at Birmingham College are designed and developed by experts and professionals who have been working in the specified fields for many years. The programmes follow the successful British template with international influences to offer a truly unique and innovative take on professional training. The team includes professors from top ranked universities in the UK and abroad, higher education lecturers and managers.

Birmingham College training courses have become very attractive due to the up-to-date and highly relevant lectures and workshops that also take into consideration traditional techniques and approaches. They are delivered by experienced professionals who consider the participants’ individual needs when delivering; hence many of the programmes are tailor made to suit the needs of our clients.

In order to become better integrated into the global marketplace, Kurdistan’s managers must learn to respond to the radical changes sweeping the economy, education and society. This poses complex challenges for managers, business leaders and the entire community, and also demands a high level of leadership expertise.

We have realised that there is a fundamental need to provide specialist training to leaders of government, public and private organisations and qualified individual who are interested in building careers to higher management positions and recognise those challenges and capitalize on the resulting opportunities.

Programme Mission:

The educational mission of the Executive Education Programme Series is to develop the management competencies professionals need to succeed by:

  • Building a strong foundation of integrated, cross-functional knowledge;
  • Expanding their understanding of new global strategic imperatives and organizational capabilities;
  • Gaining exposure to the socio-economic and political forces transforming the world; and
  • Developing their personal management capabilities and leadership skills.
 

Programme Aims and Objectives:

The content and structure of the programme is guided by one primary goal to make the learning appropriate and actionable for the participants. It has been developed to meet a wide variety of objectives:

  • To impart a deeper understanding of the core business and key challenges.
  • To develop a shared vision and unity of purpose.
  • To increase communication and networking amongst management at all levels of the organization.
  • To deepen management knowledge of organizational approaches and how to translate concepts into practice.
  • To develop understanding and improve their individual management styles and approaches to decision making.
  • To guide management in developing strategies for operating in a competitive business environment.
 

Who Should Attend

The Programme is specially designed for people who fall in the following two categories:

  • Experienced professionals from Business, Industry, Education, Trade and Commerce Under this category, applications welcome from general manager, managing director, partner, CEO, owner, administrator, principal, and director of government, private and public business and services.
  • Fresh Graduates and qualified persons without relevant experience. Under this category, applications are welcome from graduates and post graduates from the fields of business administration, individual members of business and professional associations and qualified individuals.
 

Programme Structure

The EBM Programme proposes a multi-module approach for the programme and is built around a series of daily key themes. The seminars will be led by experienced academics who are specialists in their field. They will seek to provide an overview of their subject, highlight current issues in the UK, and relate to the learning needs identified by the group.

The Academic sessions are combined with Social and Cultural activities to provide participants with a enjoyable experience.

NB Please note this is an indicative schedule only –sessions and scheduling are subject to ongoing planning and change.

 

Programme Duration

This programme can be arranged for a minimum duration of one week and maximum 4 weeks.

 

Programme Dates

This programme has no set date and is made available as per the client’s request. However we require a minimum notice period of 4 weeks for planning and preparation purposes.

 

Programme Certificate

After successfully completing the programme participants will be awarded an ‘Executive Diploma in Strategic Leadership’. This programme does not have There are no examinations to be taken, but all participants are expected to complete required worksheets and become involved with group led activities and discussions.

 

Programme Fee Includes:

  • Management Study Workshops & Seminars
  • Cultural & Academic visits as requested by organisers
  • Accommodation: three / four star hotel with single room / shared
  • Food Arrangements: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Local Travel costs to and from college and places of visit
  • Airport Pick Up & drop off
 

Key Seminars:

A 2 week EBM programme includes

  • Special Seminar A: Developing Vision & Values Leadership & Leading Change
  • Special Seminar B : Developing Brands
  • Special Seminar C: Setting up Businesses in the UK
  • Special Seminar D: Understanding key aspects of doing business in the UK; British Laws, legislations, tax systems
  • Special Seminar E: Foreign Investment in UK
  • Special Seminar F: People Management Approaches
  • Special Seminar G: Financial Risk Management
 

Application Procedures

We are delighted that you are considering to attend the Executive Education Programme. To make it as easy for you as possible we have provided you with step by step instructions below.

  • Step 1:
    Complete Registration Form
    Attach Passport Page
    Attach passport size photograph
  • Step 2:
    Make Fee Payment
    Receive Invitation Letters
  • Step 3:
    Submit Visa Application
    Pre - Departures Briefing
  • Step 4:
    Arrive in the UK to attend the Executive Education Programme
 

How to Register

Please Complete The Registration Form And Return To The College On hl@bcol.co.uk OR

Register Online At: www.bcol.co.uk/registration

 

For more information:

To request more information please contact the programme leader at the college / partner institute for any queries you may have.

Birmingham College
Tel : 0121 212 0888
Fax : 0121 212 0666
Email : hl@bcol.co.uk
Web : www.bcol.co.uk