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

College iGCSE helps '€˜inspirational' 47-year-old mum realise her dream

Tuesday 26th August 2014

College iGCSE helps '€˜inspirational' 47-year-old mum realise her dream

A Solihull College pilot programme with Oxford Brookes University helping adult learners to fast-track their way through GCSE English has proved a success. A total of fifteen adults who are looking to enter further or higher education were contacted by the College about the iGSCE, funded by Oxford Brookes University, and run by Solihull College.

 
Exciting new partnership between Virgin Trains and Solihull College

Friday 15th August 2014

Exciting new partnership between Virgin Trains and Solihull College

Virgin Trains is on the look-out for young, unemployed people to join their new Traineeship scheme being run in partnership with Solihull College.

 
Solihull College expands its Civil Engineering Apprenticeship provision

Thursday 14th August 2014

Solihull College expands its Civil Engineering Apprenticeship provision

Increasing numbers of young people across the West Midlands are taking up apprenticeships at Solihull College; this is being matched with the number of employers working with the College to offer the programme to learners.  This is a promising time as the high value of apprenticeships is starting to be seen by both sides.  The College currently has nearly 1500 apprentices.

 
Solihull College announces

Thursday 14th August 2014

Solihull College announces "outstanding" higher education results

With many young people and adult learners finding the rising cost of university unattainable, Solihull College has had a record year in not only welcoming higher education students to the College, but also in the numbers passing degrees with Distinctions.

 
College post-exam guidance events being held

Friday 8th August 2014

College post-exam guidance events being held

The wait is nearly over for thousands of young people across Solihull and Birmingham, and most will have the same question needing an answer: what next?  To provide some much needed guidance, Solihull College is holding two events during August; the Higher Education Advice Day on Tuesday 19th August and the School Leaver Advice Day on Tuesday 26th August.

 
Employment offers for College's Amadeus apprenticeship students

Wednesday 6th August 2014

Employment offers for College's Amadeus apprenticeship students

The first young people to join the Amadeus Apprenticeship Programme, in partnership with Solihull College, have successfully completed the scheme and have been offered employment with the award winning caterer, part of the NEC Group.

 
National Trust help deliver new College conservation diploma

Monday 4th August 2014

National Trust help deliver new College conservation diploma

Ecological surveys, plant and estate maintenance and hands-on work experience; these are just some of the skills school leavers will learn when they enrol on the brand new Solihull College qualification.  

 

Tuesday 22nd July 2014



The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Mrs Kate Wild, has officially opened a renovated area of land at Bluebell Gardens in Chelmsley Wood which has been transformed by a Solihull College Prince's Trust Team.  The group of young people transformed the area by building an outdoor pizza oven, a complimentary herb garden and an all-weather shelter.  Local residents are now able to take community ownership of this area which is kept by Solihull Council.

 
National award recognitions for College's marketing team

Tuesday 15th July 2014

National award recognitions for College's marketing team

A further two national awards have been scooped by Solihull College's marketing team as they continue to make their mark with their award winning digital strategy.


 
College cabin crew and aviation staff prepared for September 2014 take-off

Tuesday 8th July 2014

College cabin crew and aviation staff prepared for September 2014 take-off

For school leavers and adult learners aspiring to become air cabin crew or to work in within the aviation or travel industry, teaching staff at Solihull College are showing they have - from the ground to the skies - all areas covered.  

 
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