In our most recent Ofsted inspection, we were rated as an ‘Outstanding Provider’, where “Students benefit from inspirational teaching, that helps them to achieve their learning goals.” Read our full Ofsted report here.
Shortlisted for Tes FE Sixth Form of the Year Award
2017 and 2019
Click here for more information about our Tes Award nomination.
Silver Award from UK Investor in Equality & Diversity
In 2014, we received the Silver Award from UK Investor in Equality & Diversity (UKIED). The award recognises our achievements in establishing and promoting equality & diversity, safeguarding and equal opportunities throughout the College. For more information, visit our Equality and Diversity page here.
Gold Standard Careers Accreditation
In December 2015, Joseph Chamberlain College received a Gold Standard Careers Accreditation. We were one of four educational institutions awarded an accreditation for our careers provision by The Central Quality Award Accreditation. The Quality Award in Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) from careers service Prospects is designed to accredit good practice and encourage development in schools, academies, colleges, special schools and smaller units. Quality awards lead to better careers and guidance programmes, increase senior managers’ and governors’ involvement and demonstrate to outside organisations, including Ofsted, that schools provide high quality CEIAG. We are the only sixth form college in Birmingham to have achieved gold standard – the highest level of accreditation.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award and Licence
Joseph Chamberlain College is proud to hold The Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award and licence. The licence recognises the College as an Approved Activity Provider (AAP) and allows us to run a Duke of Edinburgh Award Programme for our students, providing expedition, residential and volunteering opportunities to participants. To find out more about our Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme and other enrichment opportunities, click here.
Bishop Challoner Catholic College’s Teaching School Alliance
Joseph Chamberlain College is a key member of Bishop Challoner Catholic College’s Teaching School Alliance (TSA). The TSA is a partnership of 43 schools from around the West Midlands, with the majority located in the Birmingham area, and others throughout Dudley, Solihull, Walsall and Worcestershire. Of all of these educational institutions, we are the only sixth form college to be a member.