Bournville College

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Bournville College
Bournville College Logo.png
Type Further Education College
Acting Principal Michelle Sutton
Location 1 Longbridge Lane
West Midlands
B31 2AJ
DfE URN 130459 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender mixed
Ages 14+
Governing body Corporation of Bournville College
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. Bournville College has been awarded a Training Quality Standard (TQS).[1]

In May 2009, the college was awarded ‘outstanding grades’ for ‘Employer Views’ and ‘Training Quality Standard’. In July 2014, the college was awarded ‘outstanding grades’ for ‘Effectiveness of leadership and management’ and ‘Motor vehicle’ followed by a Grade 2 (good) Ofsted report. The college has approximately 12,865 (2013/2014) students on roll.[2][3]


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.[4] 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.[5]


Located in the centre of the college, a Learning Resource Centre offers over 300 computers with the latest software, a library, e-learning materials, journals and magazines, and internet access. An Urban Serenity and Urban Elegance department provides training in hair care and beauty with salons that include modern industry standard equipment. The sport facilities include 70 fitness stations and a sauna and a steam room. The sports hall has courts for basketball, netball, badminton and five-a-side football.


  1. ^ "Welcome to Bournville College". Bournville College. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Bournville College". Ofsted. 21 January 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Further Education and Skills inspection report" (PDF). Ofsted. 30 June 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "About our new campus". Bournville College. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "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