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 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.

 
Schools and families invited to 'have a go' at new skills!

Monday 3rd November 2014

Schools and families invited to 'have a go' at new skills!

Solihull College, part of Premier Colleges, a working group of Further and Higher Education Colleges, has thrown down the gauntlet to teachers, classroom assistants, parents and carers to come and 'have a go' at The Skills Show next week.

 
Solihull College opens its doors during November to prospective learners

Monday 3rd November 2014

Solihull College opens its doors during November to prospective learners

From finding out how to become a veterinary nurse, trying your hand at plastering to finding out more about available Foundation Degrees; these are just a few of the activities on offer during November at Solihull College's open events.

 
Solihull Chamber of Commerce relocates to Solihull College

Tuesday 28th October 2014

Solihull Chamber of Commerce relocates to Solihull College

In a move to further show their support and commitment to local business and the wider economy, Solihull College has welcomed the Solihull Chamber of Commerce to the Blossomfield Campus, relocating from Starley Way near Birmingham Airport on a permanent basis.

 
From unemployed to self-employed in twelve months, how College helped unemployed man realise his dream

Thursday 16th October 2014

From unemployed to self-employed in twelve months, how College helped unemployed man realise his dream

A year ago, twenty-five year old Daniel Barratt from Tile Cross in Birmingham was unemployed and after several years of working as a charity fundraiser, he was unsure what he wanted to do for a career.  After signing on at his local Job Centre, Daniel asked his advisor what courses he could do to try and whet his appetite for a new career.  This was when he was introduced to the Work-Ready courses run by Solihull College in partnership with Job Centre Plus.  

 
Local MP praises College's dedication to engineering and construction for the Midlands

Tuesday 7th October 2014

Local MP praises College's dedication to engineering and construction for the Midlands

Lorely Burt MP has praised the engineering, construction and motor vehicle facilities at Solihull College's Woodlands Campus while visiting the year-old Engineering and Construction Centre at the site in Smith's Wood.

 
Go to university... at Solihull College, College encourages learners, as HE Open Day announced

Friday 12th September 2014

Go to university... at Solihull College, College encourages learners, as HE Open Day announced

For post-18 and adult learners still feeling lost or unsure where to take their next step - or if to take their next step- into higher education, Solihull College has announced they are holding a Higher Education Open Day on Thursday 18th September at the Blossomfield Campus.  This event will be for both full and part time learning.

 
Multi-million pound Computing and IT Centre opens to students

Friday 12th September 2014

Multi-million pound Computing and IT Centre opens to students

New and existing IT learners have been flocking to the new five million pound Computing and IT Centre at Solihull College's Blossomfield Campus, which has opened its doors for the first time this September.  

 
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