Everything you need to know about The Oscott Centre for our
Birmingham Manual Handling Instructor Course
The Oscott Centre in Birmingham is conveniently located in Great Barr with a short drive time into the city centre of 20 minutes via Aldridge Road and the A34. It is located in the county of the West Midlands so is an ideal training location for attendees living in surrounding areas such as Staffordshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire.
For those of you taking public transport from the city centre, there is the X51 bus which departs from Upper Corporation Street (Stop CS2). Its nearest stop to the Oscott Centre is the Scott Arms where you can then walk 8 minutes to get to the Centre.
HOW TO FIND THE OSCOTT CENTRE, BIRMINGHAM
227 Birdbrook Road, Great Barr, Birmingham, B44 9TY
WHY CHOOSE BIRMINGHAM FOR YOUR MANUAL HANDLING INSTRUCTOR
(TRAIN THE TRAINER) COURSE
Birmingham is fast becoming a popular tourist destination with 42 million tourists travelling there back in 2017, making 2017 Birmingham's most successful year yet! There are many interesting things to get up to in your free time. Birmingham, as many of us know, is home to Cadbury's Chocolate - and who doesn't love chocolate? Cadbury World is a fun day trip and one of the UK's most popular family attractions. Another attraction worth visiting is Birmingham's vintage steam train. Running from Birmingham Snow Hill to Shakespeare's Stratford upon Avon, you can enjoy breakfast, afternoon tea or a 3 course Sunday Lunch on board a restored vintage carriage pulled by a heritage steam engine.
For those of you who watched the BBC hit television series Peaky Blinders, based on Birmingham's famous gang during the 18 and 1900s, a walking tour within the city reveals its darker past, close to where the term “Peaky Blinder” was first penned and includes a Victorian style dinner at Deritend High Street's Old Crown Pub. Click here for more information.
WHERE TO STAY
For good quality overnight stays at a great price, Osteopathic Solutions recommend Travelodge. The nearest Travelodge to The Oscott Centre is the Birmingham Perry Barr. The address is Aldridge Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham, B42 2UB. Click here to book via Travelodge's website.
Birmingham's world famous Bullring Shopping Centre is a major shopping destination in the heart of the city centre with over 200 stores. It has been an important feature of Birmingham since it was first founded in 1154 when a local landowner gained permission to set up stalls on the site from King Henry II. It also contains one of the UK's largest fish and meat markets. Other specialities also on sale include exotic fruit and vegetables, clothing and a variety of household goods.
WINING & DINING IN BIRMINGHAM
Birmingham has some truly great eateries. If you're after a good burger, Original Patty Men have the best burger around winning the 2016 award for Britain's Best Street Food Burger. Hard to believe for most, but the pair hit Birmingham's Street Food Scene with a background in design and no professional experience in the kitchen. You can find their location and mouth-watering menu here. They also do great beers! Alternatively, if you're after some Thai food, Sabai Sabai is located bang in the centre of the city on Waterloo Street. Other options include, Opus Restaurant (for fine dining) and El Borracho de Oro for Birmingham's most authentic Spanish tapas.
For a couple of well deserved good quality craft beers after training, Pure Craft Bar on 30 Waterloo Street is a huge favourite amongst locals and worth visiting.
YOUR EXPERT MANUAL HANDLING TRAINER, JONATHAN SIMMONDS BSc (Hons) Ost
Your Instructor on the Manual Handling Instructor Programme will be Jonathan Simmonds. Jonathan is our Peterborough based Manual Handling Instructor and is there to assist you over the course period.
He can be contacted on 0845 299 3513 throughout the duration of the course.
THE TRAINING VENUE
The Oscott Centre in Birmingham is a spacious venue with plenty of room on site to carry out both the theory and practical areas of our highly practical manual handling training courses. The room is equipped with a variety of loads where attendees can perform best practice lifting, carrying, lowering, pulling, pushing and team handling with the guidance of their Expert Trainer Jonathan Simmonds on the training days. Having a good range of equipment to practice with fully prepares you for any loads you may come across within your industry.
For your well deserved breaks there are plentiful hot drinks and chilled water provided throughout the day.
We look forward to seeing you at our fully equipped training centre in Birmingham.
PARKING AT THE VENUE
There is a secure carpark on site at the venue with plenty of space for attendees to park. If you are using public transport, buses depart from Bull Street (The X51). Get off the bus at the Scott Arms on Newton Road. The Oscott centre is a 5 minute walk from here.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN BIRMINGHAM FOR OUR MANUAL HANDLING INSTRUCTOR COURSES
To view dates for our upcoming Manual Handling Instructor Courses at The Oscott Centre please click here