Principal: Jatinder Sharma CBE
Chair: David Wheeler
Phone: 01922 657000

College Overview

Walsall College believes in preparing students and apprentices for the world of work and higher study with a curriculum of wider personal development, focusing on behaviours and attitudes that go beyond the mastery of their chosen discipline, to become ‘Walsall College Graduates’ (skilled, professional and enterprising).

Established in 1952, the college offers vocational courses in most sector subject areas on a full-time, part-time day and evening basis, in the classroom and in the workplace.

September 2020 has seen the college deliver new T Level programmes in construction – design, surveying and planning, digital – software development and education and childcare. It also began delivering traineeships across a range of sectors for 16-24 year-olds seeking industry experience as an employment launch pad.

The college has seven campuses: the main Wisemore Campus (which opened in 2009), Green Lane, Digital Engineering Skills Centre, Walsall Business and Sports Hub, Hawbush and Whitehall Campuses. Construction college Midlands in King’s Norton, Birmingham is also part of the college.

With an increased community offer, the college support adults wanting to develop their confidence and personal advocacy, with a view to becoming active, positive citizens, more able to progress and contribute to wider society.

Higher education provision is well established in the college through direct funding for a range of Pearson Higher National Certificate and Diploma programmes. This includes a growing portfolio of Level 6 qualifications and degree apprenticeships. Links with partners locally, regionally and nationally are strong. Our partners, both locally and nationally, are strong and interactions with businesses have become a more prominent focus for the college over recent years.

Advanced and Higher Technical Specialisms

Digital, technology and computer services

  • CAD CAM software, mechatronics lab and simulation welding. Software development and network engineering resources (including CISCO CCNA qualification through our CISCO Academy)

Construction and Housing

  • Construction technology, practice and management, membership of The Survey Association to support lecturers’ continuous professional development

Professional Business services

  • Blended learning programme options on AAT and CILEX courses, Chartered Manager Apprenticeship

Key Facts 2020/21

Turnover 2021£41,857,000
Staff employed788
ESFA financial health ratingGood
Current Ofsted gradeGood