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

Popular fast-track College iGCSE for adult learners makes 2015 return

Thursday 18th December 2014

Popular fast-track College iGCSE for adult learners makes 2015 return

Following the success of the pilot earlier this year with Oxford Brookes University, Solihull College is bringing back the iGCSE English course for adult learners in January which is now accepting applications.

 
College seals successful award year with additional award nomination

Thursday 18th December 2014

College seals successful award year with additional award nomination

Following the success of a string of awards for their digital marketing communications, Solihull College has scooped a further award nomination for the prestigious Times Education Supplement (TES) Further Education Awards 2015.

 
Royal charity project helps Solihull people with dementia remember

Tuesday 9th December 2014

Royal charity project helps Solihull people with dementia remember

People with dementia at a Bentley Heath day care centre have received a helping hand with old memories thanks to a project completed by a group of young unemployed people on the Prince's Trust Team programme at Solihull College.

 
Former student sets up first sensory hair business of its kind in West Midlands

Monday 8th December 2014

Former student sets up first sensory hair business of its kind in West Midlands

A former Solihull College student who successfully completed an enterprise qualification focussing on business start-ups has seen her dream realised by finally setting up her own business in Solihull.  

 
Solihull College only college in Midlands to receive HEFCE funding

Monday 8th December 2014

Solihull College only college in Midlands to receive HEFCE funding

As part of a two hundred million pound investment from Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE), Solihull College is one of 73 universities and colleges across the country -  and the only college in the Midlands -  to benefit from the support to increase in high-quality science, technology, engineering and mathematic students.  

 
Lifetime Achievement Award for College's Director of Marketing

Tuesday 2nd December 2014

Lifetime Achievement Award for College's Director of Marketing

With a career in college marketing spanning nearly 30 years, Solihull College's Director of Marketing Dave Cooper is getting ready to leave his current role at the College after six years to start his own digital communications consultancy - DigitalEdgeuk.  To mark his departure, along with his constant enthusiasm for digital technology and innovation, the College marketing team nominated him for a '€˜Lifetime Achievement Award' at the national College Marketing Network.

 
All women lead for new College HNC Construction qualification

Monday 1st December 2014

All women lead for new College HNC Construction qualification

Following an appeal by the construction industry, Solihull College is leading the way to increase the number of skilled female engineers in the West Midlands.  Introduced this autumn, the new qualification backed by a global civil engineering firm, is being taught at the College's Woodlands campus.

 
Solihull College secures '€˜significant' funding for Life Science Centre

Wednesday 12th November 2014

Solihull College secures '€˜significant' funding for Life Science Centre

€"Upskilling a specialised workforce"€ which contributes £180m to the local economy and employs over 1600 people, that is what will come from the investment granted to Solihull College for the development of an Advanced Life Science Centre. 

 
Soaring success rate among unemployed taking maths and English at College

Tuesday 11th November 2014

Soaring success rate among unemployed taking maths and English at College

An increasing number of unemployed people from across Solihull and Birmingham who are coming to Solihull College to improve their numeracy and literacy skills are passing with flying colours.

The Work-Ready courses run at the College, in partnership with Job Centre Plus, have seen an increase in success rates for both maths and English courses since last year.

 
Amey apprentice on road to success thanks to Solihull College's Prince's Trust and Police partnership

Tuesday 4th November 2014

Amey apprentice on road to success thanks to Solihull College's Prince's Trust and Police partnership

A graduate of Solihull College Prince's Trust Team, which is run in partnership with West Midlands Police, are on the road to success after landing sought-after apprenticeships with infrastructure giant Amey.

 
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