We are proud to be a student-focused institution. Solihull College is a modern, responsive and robust organisation and this provides the ideal foundation for us to further develop and excel.

We offer an extensive range of academic and vocational qualifications from entry to degree level, along with support services, to help you achieve your goals. You can find out more about where you will be studying, the awards and accreditations the College has received and future developments.

Our Mission Vison & Values
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Solihull College will make significant contributions to the local and regional economies and beyond, by providing high quality vocational education and training for individuals, employers and the wider community.

Our Vision
Our vision is to be the organisation of choice for learning for young people, adults and employers through their recognition of our excellent and distinctive experiences in vocational education and training.

Our Values
1. Inspiring and supporting students to success
2. Striving for excellence, exceeding expectations
3. Respecting each other
4. Recognising our responsibility
5. Sharing, caring and working together

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Please find our Higher Education strategy below:
Higher Education Strategy – Oct 2016

Please find our Access Agreement below:
Access Agreement

Please find our HE Teaching, Learning, Assessment and Scholarship Strategy below:
HE Teaching, Learning, Assessment and Scholarship Strategy

Please find Information on our Higher Education Tuition Fees below:
HE Tuition Fees.

Please find our HEFCE Financial Information below:
HEFCE financial Information

Here is the latest QAA report for our Higher Education review:
http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/26699/1/Solihull-College-HER-16.pdf

Please find our HER Action plan 2016 below:
HER action plan 2016


Information on the Quality and Standards of our Programmes
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QAA Quality Code

The QAA Quality Code for Higher Education sets out the expectations that all providers of UK higher education are required to meet.

The Quality Code gives all higher education providers a shared starting point for setting, describing and assuring the academic standards of their higher education awards and programmes and the quality of the learning opportunities they provide. We use it to design policies for maintaining academic standards and quality.

The Quality Code has three parts, on academic standards, academic quality and information about higher education provision. Each of these is subdivided into chapters covering specific themes.

Further information is available from the QAA website – www.qaa.ac.uk

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Click here to read this institution’s latest review report.

TEF Gold Award

Solihull College & University Centre is the only College in the West Midlands to have been awarded Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold for our university level provision.

The scheme has three criteria areas against which higher education institutions are rated – Teaching Quality; Learning Environment and Student Outcomes & Learning Gain – which then produce one overall rating.

Click here to read the TEF Outcome report

External Examiners

External examining provides one of the principal means for maintaining UK threshold academic standards within autonomous higher education institutions. External examining is therefore an integral and essential part of institutional quality assurance. At the College we make scrupulous use of the reports external examiners provide to both assure quality and standards and to help identify opportunities for enhancement.

External examiner reports are available internally for students on their Course Moodle site.


Partnerships with Awarding Bodies
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Solihull College has a long standing relationship with our university partners. These include – University of Warwick, Oxford Brookes University, Newman University  and Coventry University. We also offer Pearson BTEC Higher National programmes and have recently developed a new partnership with the University of Northampton.

Warwick

Course Partner
BA (Hons) Social Studies (2+2 )  University of Warwick

 

Pearson

Course Partner
HNC Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment Pearson
HNC Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) Pearson
HNC Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering) Pearson
HNC/D Electrical & Electronic Engineering Pearson
HNC/D Manufacturing Engineering Pearson
HNC/D Mechanical Engineering Pearson
HNC/D Computing & Systems Development Pearson
HNC/D Photography Pearson
HNC/D Graphic Design Pearson
HNC/D Sport & Exercise Sciences Pearson

 

Newman University

Course Partner
BSc (Hons) In Business Systems and Technology Newman University
BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work Newman University
Foundation Degree: Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusive Practice (SENDIP) Newman University
BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusive Practice top-up (SENDIP) Newman University
BA (Hons) Joint Honours History and English Literature Newman University

 

University of Northampton

Course Partner
BSc  (Hons) Games Design & Virtual Reality University of Northampton
BA (Hons) Creative Film Production University of Northampton

 

Oxford Brookes University

Find our more about our partnership with Oxford Brookes University.

Course Partner
Foundation Degree in Educational Practice Oxford Brookes University
BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies Top-up Degree Oxford Brookes University
Foundation Degree in Early Years Oxford Brookes University
Foundation Degree in Health & Social Care Oxford Brookes University
BSc (Hons) Applied Sports Science Top-up Degree Oxford Brookes University
Foundation Degree Animal Behaviour and Welfare Oxford Brookes University
BSc (Hons) in Animal Behaviour and Welfare Top up Degree Oxford Brookes University
Foundation Degree in Veterinary Nursing Oxford Brookes University
BA (Hons) in Creative Arts Practice Top-up Degree Oxford Brookes University
BA (Hons) in Business & Management  Top-up Degree Oxford Brookes University
Foundation Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering Oxford Brookes University
Foundation Degree in Mechanical Engineering Oxford Brookes University
Foundation Degree in Applied Biosciences Oxford Brookes University
BSc (Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering Top-up Degree Oxford Brookes University
BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering Top-up Degree Oxford Brookes University
Foundation Degree in Business & Management Practice Oxford Brookes University

 

Coventry University

Course Partner
BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Coventry University
HNC/D Aircraft Maintenance Coventry University

 

Information about our Courses and Awards.

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Results of Student Surveys

Student Engagement

We engage and listen to our higher education students to continually enhance the learner experience. We use a wide range of methods to engage with students and offer a range of opportunities for those who wish to represent the student body on key decision making committees.

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