news & events

There is always something happening at Solihull College - from successful students to triumphant tutors, fund-raising events, trips to exotic locations, awards, competitions and partnerships - life at our Blossomfield and Woodlands campuses is never dull.

In 'Making the News' you can share in our achievements and enjoy a flavour of what makes Solihull College tick. For media / PR enquiries, please contact our marketing team on 0121 678 7000

Tuesday 22nd July 2014

"People like you make me celebrate Solihull", Mayor of Solihull tells College Prince's Trust Team

The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Mrs Kate Wild, has officially opened a renovated area of land at Bluebell Gardens in Chelmsley Wood which has been transformed by a Solihull College Prince's Trust Team.  The group of young people transformed the area by building an outdoor pizza oven, a complimentary herb garden and an all-weather shelter.  Local residents are now able to take community ownership of this area which is kept by Solihull Council.

 
National award recognitions for College's marketing team

Tuesday 15th July 2014

National award recognitions for College's marketing team

A further two national awards have been scooped by Solihull College's marketing team as they continue to make their mark with their award winning digital strategy.


 
College cabin crew and aviation staff prepared for September 2014 take-off

Tuesday 8th July 2014

College cabin crew and aviation staff prepared for September 2014 take-off

For school leavers and adult learners aspiring to become air cabin crew or to work in within the aviation or travel industry, teaching staff at Solihull College are showing they have - from the ground to the skies - all areas covered.  

 
'€˜Biggest ever challenge' taken on by College's Prince's Trust Team

Tuesday 1st July 2014

'€˜Biggest ever challenge' taken on by College's Prince's Trust Team

A popular Birmingham community centre with limited indoor space has seen their fortunes change after a group of young unemployed people transformed their disused and overgrown grounds.

 
National award win for College's Animal Care Centre

Friday 27th June 2014

National award win for College's Animal Care Centre

It has been called one of Solihull College's "best kept secrets", and now - it has officially been named as the best in the country.  The Blue Cross 'Animals in Education' Awards has awarded the College's Animal Care facility as the best 'Overall Animal Care Unit' for 2014.

 
Adult learners invited to take next step with Solihull College

Wednesday 11th June 2014

Adult learners invited to take next step with Solihull College

Counselling and mentoring, photography, animal care and a wide range of professional qualifications are just a small selection of what's on offer at the next Adult Enrolment event at Solihull College.

 
College nominated for best digital experience

Monday 9th June 2014

College nominated for best digital experience

Having been recognised for their award winning online prospectus, which was created back in 2010, Solihull College is continuing to impress with their digital marketing vision with further award nominations.  The College's marketing team has been nominated for '€˜Best Digital Experience' and 'Best Integrated and/or Social Media Approach' by the UK Digital Experience Awards 2014.
In addition to this, the College has also been nominated by Heist - the premier Awards programme for FE and HE, for the online prospectus (TYP) in the category of 'Digital and Social Media'.

 
Vince Cable describes College as

Friday 16th May 2014

Vince Cable describes College as "beacon" for apprenticeships

Along with a host of Midlands' employers and apprentices, Solihull College welcomed Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Business Secretary Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable to an apprenticeship event at the College's Blossomfield Campus on Thursday.
The Business Secretary explained how through the government's investment, that apprenticeships will "give young people a vision of a good career through vocational education"€.  Mr Cable said Further Education (FE) has a crucial role to play and that Solihull College was "a beacon" for apprenticeships.

 
Vince Cable MP to speak at high profile College apprenticeship event

Tuesday 6th May 2014

Vince Cable MP to speak at high profile College apprenticeship event

With an increasing number of Midlands' employers discovering the value and benefit of apprenticeships, Solihull College and Solihull Chamber of Commerce have joined forces for an Apprenticeship Event on 15 May at the College's Blossomfield Campus.  
Along with attracting key local employers such a Jaguar Land Rover and Virgin Media, the College is pleased to announce that Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills will be speaking.

 
Staff recruitment evening - Engineering and Construction: Wednesday 21 May 2014 4:30-8:00pm

Tuesday 6th May 2014

Staff recruitment evening - Engineering and Construction: Wednesday 21 May 2014 4:30-8:00pm

Do you work in the engineering or construction industries or have a background in education?  If so, then Solihull College would like to see you at their next Recruitment Evening on Wednesday 21 May 4:30-8:00pm at the College's Woodlands Campus.
The College are looking to recruit hourly paid lecturers, assessors and technicians; suiting those who cannot commit to full-time employment and need to work around other commitments.  The post will be based at the Woodlands Campus in Smith's Wood.

 
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