Opening the door to higher education

The University has signed a Progression Agreement with Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council (MBC) and the Birmingham Black Country and Solihull Lifelong Learning Network (BBCS LLN) which aims to promote higher education opportunities in Children’s Services.

As part of the agreement the University has developed two new courses; 'Behaviour Management' in collaboration with University College Birmingham (UCB), and 'Autistic Spectrum Disorder'.

Both courses will be delivered in the academic year 2010/2011 and students completing them will be guaranteed an interview on relevant courses offered by the University of Wolverhampton’s School of Education.

Karen Clarke, Associate Dean of Education at the University, said: “We are delighted to work in collaboration with these local authorities and with UCB. The benefits for students on these programmes will, hopefully, be able to be seen in the workplace to enhance the services available to children and young people.”

The signing took place at the Council Offices in Sandwell on September 9, and was attended by members of staff from the University, Sandwell MBC and Birmingham Black Country and Solihull LLN.

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Picture: From left to right: Patrick Highton (BBCS LLN), Simon Whitlow (Sandwell MBC) and Karen Clarke (University of Wolverhampton)

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