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 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.
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:
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:
Please find our HER Action plan 2016 below:
HER action plan 2016
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
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.
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.
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.
|BA (Hons) Social Studies (2+2 )||University of Warwick|
|HNC/D Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment||Pearson|
|HNC/D Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment (Civil Engineering)||Pearson|
|HNC/D Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering)||Pearson|
|HNC Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment (Surveying)|
|HNC Electrical & Electronic Engineering||Pearson|
|HNC Manufacturing Engineering||Pearson|
|HNC Mechanical Engineering||Pearson|
|HND Top Up Diploma – Computing ( top up from HNC only)||Pearson|
|HNC/D Graphic Design||Pearson|
|HNC/D Art and Design (Arts Practice)||Pearson|
|HNC/D Sport & Exercise Sciences||Pearson|
|HNC/D Public Services|
|HNC/D Creative Media Production ( Film and Television)|
|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
|BSc (Hons) Games Design & Virtual Reality||University of Northampton|
|BA (Hons) Creative Film Production||University of Northampton|
|BSc (Hons) Networking & Security Top-up||University of Northampton|
|HNC Networking & Security|
|HND Networking & Security||University of Northampton|
|BSc (Hons) Integrated Health & Social Care Top-up||University of Northampton|
Oxford Brookes University
Find out more about our partnership with Oxford Brookes University.
|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|
|FDSc Applied Biosciences (Health Informatics)
BSc (Hons) Applied Biosciences (Health Informatics)
|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|
|BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance||Coventry University|
|HNC/D Aircraft Maintenance||Coventry University|
Information about our Courses and Awards.
Results of Student Surveys
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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