The Aerospace Academy at Solihull College is located at our Woodlands Campus in Chelmsley Wood and offers a wide range of qualifications for people looking to develop a career in the aerospace engineering sector.

Our Centre of Excellence boasts state-of-the-art facilities including access to aircraft components, a wind tunnel and specialist CAD software and prides itself on being the only College in the West Midlands to offer specialist aerospace engineering training. All our staff are highly qualified professionals, relating their industry expertise to all elements of the course.

We offer provision ranging from Level 2 (Diploma in Aerospace Engineering), Level 3 (Extended Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering) and HND (Aeronautical Engineering) so students can learn and develop their skills from the grass roots up, learning all of the necessary skills, at every level, required to succeed in the industry.

The Academy has developed strong links with key manufacturers from the aerospace industry including Goodrich Control Systems and Aero Engine Controls, having delivered various higher level programmes to their employees over many years. In addition, their employees have also delivered workshops to our students about careers in the aerospace sector.


Jenny Rowlands

"The armed forces and the Royal Air Force in particular have always been of great interest and a source of inspiration for me. led me to choose the Aerospace Engineering course at Solihull College.

Naively, I had always thought engineering was all practical 'hands-on' work, but in the time I have been studying aerospace at Solihull College, I have come to realise that the academic aspects of the course are more interesting and challenging than I ever would have thought.

I am now considering the possibility of pursuing a career in radar technology and defence intelligence".

Khalil Ali

"My time at Solihull College began with the BTEC First Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Level 2, I achieved a Merit and carried on progressing through my studies, until I reached and completed the HND in Aeronautical Engineering...