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
Thursday 6th March 2014
New university global IT qualification arrives at College
From September 2014, Solihull College will become the only college in the Midlands, and second in the country to offer a qualification training IT professionals and young people to use the world's largest business software.
Tuesday 25th February 2014
Solihull NEETs see Prince's Trust investment go full-circle
A local company funded by national royal charity The Prince's Trust, are returning their initial investment to the Midlands economy by taking on their first-ever apprentices- who have just completed the Prince's Trust Team programme at Solihull College.
Tuesday 25th February 2014
Retail Birmingham Awards are back for 2014
Retail Birmingham, the Business Improvement District (BID) that represents over 1,000 city centre businesses, will be celebrating outstanding achievements in retailing with the launch of its prestigious Retail Birmingham Awards 2014 on Monday 24 February.
Wednesday 19th February 2014
Local mum hopes to empower parents following College course
A local mum from Chelmsley Wood is looking forward to a promising 2014 after she completed a Business Start-Up course at Solihull College, and is now in the process of setting up her own company. The course which is aimed at unemployed people across Solihull and Birmingham is run alongside Job Centre Plus and takes place at the College's Blossomfield Campus.
Tuesday 4th February 2014
College offering one of the best university degrees in the UK
'Gain your university art degree with us'- that's the message Solihull College is giving to college leavers as many young people start to consider higher education options for September. As part of the College's University Centre, the Oxford Brookes University BA (Hons) Fine Art degree is offered at the Blossomfield Campus, through an Associate College Partnership.
Friday 31st January 2014
Graphics student kickboxes her way to World Champion
A 22-year-old Solihull College graphic arts student has competed against hopefuls from over a hundred and twenty countries to win the current prestigious Unified World Kickboxing Champion title. Hailey Hutton, who won the title earlier this month in Italy, is now planning on inspiring other young people into sport.
Tuesday 28th January 2014
College invites school leavers to Try It! Love It! Learn It!
Hair and Beauty, Motor Vehicle and Aeronautical Engineering and Animal Care; these are all the popular subject areas school leavers are being invited to try out at Solihull College's Next Step Events. Taking place throughout February and March, the College is inviting young people in to Try It! Love It! Learn It! to help them decide which route to take after GCSEs.
Thursday 16th January 2014
Award recognition for College's Employer Services team
With apprenticeships gaining more momentum among school leavers than in recent years, Solihull College has been recognised for their work in helping to produce skilled apprentices. The College's Employer Services team has been shortlisted by the Time Education Supplement (TES) Further Education Awards 2014 for employer engagement, specifically in regards to their relationship with one of the UK's fastest growing caterers, Amadeus.
Monday 13th January 2014
Students help design national payslip phone app
For young people, understanding tax, National Insurance and student loan deductions can seem like an impossible task. This year however, thanks to some creative flair from three Solihull College students, confusion surrounding money matters is set to become a lot less daunting.
Monday 6th January 2014
Job seekers offered entrepreneurial route by College
Do something positive and set up your own business in 2014; this is the message Solihull College is giving to unemployed people across Solihull and Birmingham as it works with Job Centre Plus to deliver a series of free courses.