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Vocational Courses

SUBJECTS

  • ACCESS PROGRAMMES

  • ACCESS PROGRAMMES

    Looking for a way to progress in further education?

    Access to Further Education is a one year, full-time, entry level programme that includes English, maths, personal social development and vocational studies.

     

    Our team of friendly and experienced tutors will support you to succeed and progress in further education. Our courses are designed to enable you to improve your skills in order to progress on to level 1 and 2 vocational courses.

  • Accounting

  • Accounting

    If you feel your future lies in accounting, we have the right scheme to set you on track to being the best in the business. A profession in accounting hosts a wide range of career opportunities including auditing, consulting, corporate finance, tax planning, self-employment and much more.

    With a qualification at Solihull College from The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) you will have an internationally recognised and respected qualification that shows potential employers that you have been trained to the highest standard.
  • AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

  • AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

    Studying Aerospace Engineering at Solihull College could give you the power to develop a career as an engineer in one of the most challenging and diverse industries in the modern world.

    Whether you want to become an aircraft engineer or aerospace designer, our Aeronautical courses are set to take your career off to a flying start.
  • ANIMAL MANAGEMENT & VETERINARY NURSING

  • ANIMAL MANAGEMENT & VETERINARY NURSING

    Working with animals can be an extremely rewarding career where no two days are the same.

    With a host of animals living onsite including meerkats, reptiles, donkeys and birds to name a few, studying Animal Care at Solihull College will provide you with the hands on experience you’ll need to start your exciting career.
  • ART & DESIGN

  • ART & DESIGN

    Your creativity could open the door to a wide choice of careers.

    With a range of courses on offer covering a variety of topics such as graphic design, photography, fine art, sculpting, fashion and much more, Solihull College is the perfect place to study Art and Design.
  • BEAUTY THERAPY

  • BEAUTY THERAPY

    Train with us and you’re looking good for a career as a beauty therapist, salon manager, make-up artist, masseur, sports therapist or aromatherapist.

    With hi-tech professional salons located onsite across our two campuses and a range of courses on offer, Solihull College gives you the practical, customer-focused skills you need to get on in industry. We also give you the chance to gain additional qualifications in specialist areas like customer service, product training and spray tanning.
  • BRICKLAYING

  • BRICKLAYING

    Laying the foundations to your successful future is right here.
    Our Level 1 and Level 2 Diplomas in Bricklaying provide the perfect opportunity to build up your skills in this practical trade.

    From developing trowel skills to understanding working drawings, our bricklaying courses are the ideal stepping stone to achieving success in the construction industry.
  • BUSINESS

  • BUSINESS

    Choose a career that means business, as a manager, director, legal administrator or company owner.
    We pride ourselves on preparing students for the modern business environment. You’ll be given grounding in the core principles that will serve you well, whatever industry you choose to enter.

    You can become a lawyer, paralegal or legal secretary through studying one of our brand new ILEX Legal Administration/Secretaries courses.
  • CARPENTRY AND JOINERY

  • CARPENTRY AND JOINERY

    Craft your way to success on our dedicated carpentry courses.

    If you’re looking for a hands-on, practical career in an ever-demanding industry, Solihull College is the place to help you get there.

     

    Train with us and you’ll learn the skills needed to succeed in the carpentry trade, including kitchen fitting, decorative finishes, domestic repairs, and much more.

  • COMPUTING & EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

  • COMPUTING & EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

    Choose a future in programming, game design, web architecture or network administration.

    In our Microsoft IT Academy under the guidance of expert tutors, studying Computing and IT at Solihull College will equip you with essential IT skills and the ability to apply them to real-life scenarios.
  • CONSTRUCTION

  • CONSTRUCTION

    If you want to train for a career in the construction industry, Solihull College is the place to be.
    Our dedicated Construction courses give you the perfect introduction to the sector.

    Learning environments replicate real working conditions and our team of tutors are experienced professionals.
  • CONSTRUCTION AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

  • CONSTRUCTION AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

    Choose to be an architect, building surveyor or structural engineer.

    Our Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment allows you to develop the theoretical and practical skills needed to progress in this exciting industry.
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE

  • CUSTOMER SERVICE

    Customer service is the process of ensuring customer satisfaction with a product or service.

    Good customer service is key to the success of any business or organisation. As a Customer Service representative you’ll ensure customers are dealt with in a positive, reliable and pleasant way, whether it’s through offering advice, answering questions or dealing with complaints. While you are operating within the customer service role performing a transaction for the customer, such as making a sale or returning an item.
  • EARLY YEARS & CHILDHOOD STUDIES

  • EARLY YEARS & CHILDHOOD STUDIES

    If you’ve got what it takes to help give a child the best start in life, we’ve got the course to help kick start your rewarding career.

    Early Years courses at Solihull College offer the perfect balance between study – covering the theory and techniques needed to work with children and families – and practical work experience.
  • ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (ROBOTICS)

  • ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (ROBOTICS)

    Choose a career in power generation and distribution, communications, hardware support, electrical testing and fault finding, or industrial electronic maintenance.

    Solihull College offers courses that do more than provide you with an outstanding introduction to the field, they offer you a real chance to shine and, when the time comes, give you a switchboard full of options.
  • ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION

  • ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION

    The electrical profession covers a wide skills area including domestic installation, shop fitting, factory maintenance, commercial and industrial installations, testing and inspecting, lift installations, and many more.

    Your time at Solihull College will be spent in the workshop, learning and applying the basic skills of electrical installation under the watchful eye of industry experts, as well as studying the electrical principles and installation theory.
  • ENGINEERING

  • ENGINEERING

    To be part of a world that challenges science, maths, art and discipline, choose a career in engineering.

    Here at Solihull College & University Centre we offer a wide range of engineering programmes, so whether you want to work with aircrafts, motor vehicles or electrics, we have the course for you.
  • EVENT PLANNING

  • EVENT PLANNING

    Study towards a certificate in Event Planning and you could be on your way to organising sporting events, corporate events, music events and more. The College is the first educational institution within the Midlands to offer this route into a career within event management and event planning.

    We have great links with a number of local businesses such as Warwick Castle, the NEC and Hogarths Hotel where you can gain valuable work experience to add to your portfolio.
  • GRAPHIC DESIGN

  • GRAPHIC DESIGN

    If you’re looking for a bright future in the exciting and varied world of graphic design, this is the course to set you on your way.

    With access to our dedicated graphic design studios and up-to-date software, Solihull College is the perfect place to express your creative talent and get one step closer to a successful career in areas such as advertising, print, illustration and many more.
  • HAIR & MEDIA MAKE UP

  • HAIR & MEDIA MAKE UP

    We are delighted to offer an exciting new qualification in hair and media make-studies. Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of the skin, health and safety, hair and media make-up products and equipment.

  • HAIRDRESSING & BARBERING

  • HAIRDRESSING & BARBERING

    Choose to be a professional hairdresser, hair stylist, barber or salon manager.
    Solihull College offers a range of qualifications and students will be taught by trained experts, who will develop your skills across a variety of theoretical and practical modules.

     

  • HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

  • HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

    Solihull College could offer the helping hand you need to start your career in nursing, social care, social work or other health-related professions.

    Our Health and Social Care courses range from Level 1 to Level 3 and during your studies you’ll also be able to gain additional qualifications such as First Aid and Infection Control, which will enhance your skills set.

     

  • HORTICULTURE & CONSERVATION

  • HORTICULTURE & CONSERVATION

    If it’s a career in horticulture you want, studying with Solihull College could be the stepping stone you need.

    Our beautiful historic and tranquil walled gardens have been designed to provide our horticulture students with the opportunity to grow and identify plants, maintain grounds, and carry out conservation projects.

     

  • HOSPITALITY & CATERING

  • HOSPITALITY & CATERING

    Choose to study Hospitality and Catering at Solihull College and you’ve picked the recipe for success. Most people know that the hospitality industry can be a truly unique and fun workplace, and diverse in the scope of responsibilities that you can attain as well as being a source for a very respectful income.

    On completion of this programme, you can progress onto an Apprenticeship in Hospitality and Catering, specialising in Front of House, Professional Cookery, Food & Beverage, Hospitality or Food Production.

     

  • MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING

  • MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING

    If you’ve got your sights set on a career working in the manufacturing industry, this is the course for you.

    Train in our specialist workshops and you’ll build your knowledge in tool setting, fitting, assembly and machining, plus much more.

     

    Discovering the essentials for a rewarding future in mechanical engineering is right here.

     

  • MEDIA

  • MEDIA

    Media offers a wide choice of careers from advertising and publishing, to journalism and film making.

    During the course, you will take part in a range of fascinating projects including shooting your own documentary and script writing, which will develop your creativity and open doors you never knew existed.

     

  • MOTOR VEHICLE & MOTOR SPORT

  • MOTOR VEHICLE & MOTOR SPORT

    Choose life in the fast lane as a top motor mechanic, motorsport engineer or technician.
    The highly-experienced tutors at Solihull College will give you the skills and training you’ll need to repair and maintain vehicles.

    You can start at beginner level, brush up on old skills or take on the BTEC Level 3 (Motorsport) in Vehicle Technology, which could lead onto a Higher Education course at college or university.

     

  • PAINTING AND DECORATING

  • PAINTING AND DECORATING

    If you’re looking for a creative career as a painter and decorator, this is the course for you.

    Train in our specialist workshops and you’ll soon develop the skills needed to succeed in this practical trade, learning techniques for both domestic and industrial environments.
  • PERFORMING ARTS

  • PERFORMING ARTS

    Covering all aspects of theatre, from rehearsals and final performance to backstage set up, Performing Arts courses at Solihull College offer students the broadest training to help them develop the various techniques needed to make it in the industry.

    You will develop your vocal, acting and dance skills and techniques through a range of workshops, auditions and live performances each year.
  • PHOTOGRAPHY

  • PHOTOGRAPHY

    Capture the moment and take your place on our dedicated photography course.

    Here at Solihull College you’ll be able to explore location techniques and digital manipulation, as well as practice shooting in our purpose-built darkroom and studio.
  • PLASTERING

  • PLASTERING

    Skim your way to success by studying a plastering course at Solihull College.

    In our dedicated workshops you’ll learn from our highly experienced tutors about the plastering trade, developing skills in rendering, skimming and fixing plasterboard, plus many more.
  • PUBLIC SERVICES

  • PUBLIC SERVICES

    Solihull College’s Public Services courses prepare students for a career in uniform, whether it’s a role in the Police, Fire or Armed Services.

    You’ll be able to take part in practical training sessions, role play scenarios as well as study law and criminology theories.
  • RETAIL

  • RETAIL

    If you’re looking for a future in the world of retail fashion, Solihull College has the course for you.

    From visual merchandising to fashion promotions, the Level 2 Diploma in Retail Fashion prepares you for a career full of high-street success.
  • SCIENCE

  • SCIENCE

    If you’ve got a spark for Science, Solihull College has the right course for you.

    Our vocationally focused Science programme develops and expands your skills across Biology, Chemistry and Physics and will give you an insight into the varied roles of the industry.
  • SPORT & EXERCISE SCIENCE

  • SPORT & EXERCISE SCIENCE

    Whether you want to be a fitness instructor, sports therapist, leisure centre manager, PE teacher or professional sports person, Solihull College has a course for you.

    With first-class facilities onsite, including a sports therapy clinic, all-weather pitches, indoor sports hall and fully equipped gym, you’ll get all the hands on experience you need to succeed
  • TRAVEL & CABIN CREW

  • TRAVEL & CABIN CREW

    CABIN CREW/AVIATION

    Do you dream of a career in the skies? Or checking passengers in for their holidays? Look no further this is the course for you.

    Our course is delivered by outstanding tutors with a proven track record in the Aviation Industry. They will guide you through this one year course covering subjects such as Handling Air Passengers, Emergency and Security procedures.  You will attend a one day training session on Safety and Emergency Procedures with British Airways Trainers at Heathrow and complete your Life Raft training with Monarch Airlines at Luton.

     

    TRAVEL

    Would you like to become a Holiday Rep? A Travel Agent? Is your passion travelling to new destinations, experiencing different cultures?

     

    Join one of our Travel courses and you will learn about Worldwide Travel Destinations, what it’s like to work overseas as well as developing your customer service and selling skills.