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

Solihull College joins the fight against cuts to adult education funding

Wednesday 25th March 2015

Solihull College joins the fight against cuts to adult education funding

Solihull College has joined forces with colleges across the country to protest against cuts to adult education funding.  The Government has announced it will cut the adult education budget by 24% in the 2015/16 academic year, which may lead to the loss of over 190,000  adult learning places next year alone across the country.

 
Business presidency role for Solihull College Principal

Monday 23rd March 2015

Business presidency role for Solihull College Principal

Solihull College's Principal and Chief Executive, John Callaghan who has been with the College since June 2014, has been announced as the new president of Solihull Chamber of Commerce.  During his time, John will continue to strengthen the links, and to highlight the importance of the relationship between local business and education to improve skills and training.

 
Football Academy to offer brand new full-time training programme from September

Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Football Academy to offer brand new full-time training programme from September

Aspiring football players aged 16-19 from across Solihull, Birmingham and beyond will soon be able to train on a full-time programme as part of the Solihull College Football Academy.  Both the women's academy in partnership with Birmingham City Ladies, and the men's academy in partnership with Solihull Moors will be offering full-time coaching alongside a College qualification from September 2015. This is particularly significant for the women's side as it is thought to be a unique offering not only regionally, but nationally.


 
Traineeship first for Solihull College and Virgin Trains

Wednesday 25th February 2015

Traineeship first for Solihull College and Virgin Trains

A group of people aged 18-24 from Birmingham have successfully completed the first ever traineeship carried out by both Solihull College and Virgin Trains.  Aimed at preparing people for an apprenticeship, and employment, traineeships provide trainees with basic skills and knowledge, including numeracy and literacy.

 
Former College students revisit College 20 years after falling in love

Tuesday 17th February 2015

Former College students revisit College 20 years after falling in love

It is nothing new that many couples start their relationship after meeting at work or university, but one romantic husband from Solihull arranged to surprise his wife with a visit to Solihull College's Blossomfield Campus 20 years to the day that they fell in love as students.

 
Traineeships are the best way to prepare for an apprenticeship

Monday 16th February 2015

Traineeships are the best way to prepare for an apprenticeship

Since 2010, Solihull College has more than doubled its number of apprentices; the numbers of young people across the region are increasingly choosing the €œ'earn as you earn' route as they make their post 16 choices.  With not only young people, but local employers seeing the value of apprenticeships, the College welcomed Business Secretary Vince Cable and Solihull MP Lorely Burt to the Blossomfield Campus this week to meet some apprentices and trainees.

 
Fifty thousand pound car investment will make students more employable, says Solihull College

Thursday 12th February 2015

Fifty thousand pound car investment will make students more employable, says Solihull College

A Range Rover, Audi TT and Bentley are just some of the examples of what is included in the fifty thousand pound investment Solihull College has made to its Woodlands Campus to improve the learning experience of Motor Vehicle students.   With the spotlight likely to remain on the College's Woodlands Campus throughout the year in relation to the investment, this is the beginning of what will be a significant development in teaching facilities at the College.

 
Former Sport students create unique smartphone app

Thursday 29th January 2015

Former Sport students create unique smartphone app

Two former Solihull College students have launched a unique smartphone app as part of their '12 Week Body Transformation' weight management business.

 

Thursday 29th January 2015

"€œWe need female role models in engineering, construction and science", Employment Minister tells College students

A senior government minister has visited Solihull College as part of a campaign to challenge career gender stereotypes. With just 272,000 women in the UK working in construction, compared to two million men and only seven per cent of engineers who are female, the Minister of State for Employment, Esther McVey visited the College to discuss the #NotJustForBoys campaign.  

 
College opens its doors to school leavers

Wednesday 21st January 2015

College opens its doors to school leavers

Throughout February and March, Solihull College will be opening its doors to school leavers as it hosts the annual Next Step events which allow learners to try taster sessions of subjects.  All subject areas, including Animal Care, Engineering, Photography, Construction and Hairdressing will be holding 'Try It! Love It! Learn It!' sessions.  

 
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