Bournville College

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Bournville College
Bournville College Logo.png
Type Further Education College
Principal Mike Hopkins
Location 1 Longbridge Lane
West Midlands
B31 2AJ
DfE URN 130459 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender mixed
Ages 14+
Governing body Corporation of South and City College Birmingham
Website Bournville College

Bournville College is a further education college based in Longbridge, Birmingham. The college offers courses that include A Levels, BTECs, NVQs, Apprenticeships and bespoke qualifications.


The college was established in 1913 by George Cadbury to cater for education for the local population that included the workforce of the nearby Cadbury chocolate and confectionery factory and was named Bournville College from 1949. In 1972, the college was relocated to Bristol Road (52°25′45″N 1°57′10″W / 52.42914°N 1.95266°W / 52.42914; -1.95266), into premises that had been part of Birmingham University. Further expansion took place during the 1960s, and in 2011 the college occupied its new purpose-built campus in Longbridge with a capacity for 15,000 students and 4.2 acres of grounds on the site of the former MG Rover automobile factory that closed in 2005.[1] In 2014 it was announced that the college were to open a training centre in India as part of plans to strengthen ties between Britain and India. As Bournville already have an office in Kolkata, they plan to open the £500,000 centre in the same city.[2]

In 2015 the College created controversy when it purchased Manchester United season tickets before cutting more than 100 jobs, held a £170,000 centenary event, a £35,000 staff party, and paid consultants £2.8m over three years.[3]

In August 2017, Bournville College will be offically taken control by South and City College in which all assets will be moved to SCCB and Bournville College of Further education will cease to exist.


  1. ^ "About our new campus". Bournville College. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Bournville College to set up centre in India". BBC. 27 August 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
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Coordinates: 52°23′47″N 1°59′07″W / 52.3963°N 1.9854°W / 52.3963; -1.9854