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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

Local Easter celebrations helped by College donkeys

Tuesday 15th April 2014

Local Easter celebrations helped by College donkeys

Marking their first ever trip outside of Solihull College's Blossomfield Campus, Eeyore and Archie the well-loved College donkeys have helped local school children recreate the religious story of Easter.  St Alphege Infant School in Solihull was this week encouraging pupils to celebrate the Christian festival by adding a practical element to the story telling.

 
Entertaining new traineeship for Midlands school leavers

Thursday 3rd April 2014

Entertaining new traineeship for Midlands school leavers

Young people across Birmingham and Solihull aged 16-18 who are interested in working in retail are being encouraged to join a brand new retail traineeship at Solihull College starting on Monday 28 April.   

 
College Principal at Buckingham Palace by royal appointment

Monday 24th March 2014

College Principal at Buckingham Palace by royal appointment

Having spent 38 years in education and leading a further education college for the past 11, Solihull College Principal Brenda Sheils has collected her OBE at Buckingham Palace, almost three months after learning she was on the Queen's New Year's Honours List.

 
Cup and League win for Solihull College's women's '€˜astounding' football team

Wednesday 19th March 2014

Cup and League win for Solihull College's women's '€˜astounding' football team

With the current football season drawing to a close over the next couple of months, the women's football team at Solihull College are proving they are doing anything but taking their foot off the gas.

 
College wins gold for Investment in People

Tuesday 18th March 2014

College wins gold for Investment in People

Respect, reward and recognition of staff; these are the main values that Solihull College has shown commitment in to be awarded the prestigious Gold Standard by Investors in People (IIP).  Of the 16 per cent of UK businesses who are accredited with the IIP Standard, less than 1 per cent are awarded the Gold Standard, thus proving what a remarkable achievement this is by the College.

 
College's digital strategy recognised by local business

Tuesday 11th March 2014

College's digital strategy recognised by local business

With recent award accolades within further education recognising Solihull College's leadership in digital and social media, the College is pleased to announce they have been selected as a finalist for the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2014.  The College is one of five finalists hoping to win the award for 'Excellence in the use of Social Media'.

 
New university global IT qualification arrives at College

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.

 
Solihull NEETs see Prince's Trust investment go full-circle

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.

 
Retail Birmingham Awards are back for 2014

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.

 
Local mum hopes to empower parents following College course

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.

 
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