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01 Introduction 02 Principal Welcomes All 03 Tour around Solihull College 04 Undergraduates 05 Postgraduates 07 About Higher Education 09 No Worries No Fee Stress

11 Animal Care Introduction 13 Animal Management (HND/HNC)

15 Art and Design Introduction 17 Fine Art BA (Hons) 18 Graphic Design (HND) 19 Art and Design FA 20 Photography and Digital imaging (HND)

21 Business Introduction 23 Business and Managment BA (Hons) 24 Business (HND) 25 Business and Management FA 26 Communication in Organisations FA

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27 Computing Introduction 29 Business information Systems/BIT FA 30 Computing HND

31 Early Years Introduction 33 Early Years FA 34 Advanced Practice in Work Children And Famiies (HND/HNC)

35 Engineering Introduction 36 Engineering FA 37 Engineering (HNC) 38 Aerospace (HND/HNC)

39 Hair and Beauty Introduction 41 SPA Management/Therapies FA 42 Hairdressing and Salon Management FA

43 Football Studies FA 45 Sport Coaching FA 46 Sport and Exercise Science


CAMPUS: BLOSSOMFIELD COURSE DURATION:3 YEARS (FULL TIME)/ 6 YEARS (PART TIME) MODE OF STUDY: FULL TIME/ PART TIME VALIDATED BY: BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY UCAS CODE: W100

CAMPUS: BLOSSOMFIELD COURSE DURATION: 2 YEARS MODE OF STUDY: FULL TIME VALIDATED BY: EDEXCEL BTEC UCAS CODE:012W

COURSE CONTENT Students can specialise in a series of artisitc forms such as painting, sculpture or mixed media with supporting studies in the history of art. We offer an intensive experiance with individual support.

COURSE CONTENT This qualification has been developed in collaboration with the modern design industry to ensure it fulfills current workplace requirements. It offers a clear route to employment and degree courses.

ENTRY You should be 18 years and above and have successfully completed either a BTEC Foundation Diploma, an access course, a National Diploma in Fine Art or the Equivalent Qualification. THE FUTURE Students who have studied this programme have progressed to postgraduate University places or entered the world of work in sectors including art therapy, advertising, arts management community arts and teaching. APPLICATIONS Full time applications are made directly through UCAS Part Time applications are made directly through Solihull College

Modules Include: • Computer applications in Art and Design • Historical and Contextual references • Professional Studies • Ideas Generation • Critical Study • Ideas in Context • Drawing techniques and approaches • Advertising Campaigns • Art Direction in Advertising • Typographic Skills • Typographic Ideas • Advanced typographic design


ENTRY You should be over 18 years of age and have successfully completed either a BTEC National Diploma, BTEC Foundation Diploma, Access to Graphic Design, A Levels or equivalent. THE FUTURE Students who complete this course of study can progress to degree level courses or seek employment in areas including advertising, design, marketing and publishing. APPLICATIONS Applications are made directly through UCAS

Nigel Hathaway HND Graphic Design Year One

Nigel had first joined the access course in Graphic design at Solihull College, embracing his goal to achieve and become a Graphic Designer, Nigel 28 has very big ambitions in Graphic Design and pleased with the help and support from the course he decided to stay on and study towards a HND Course in Graphic Design. Here is what he had to say:

After studying the Access course in Graphic Design, I feel that the level of expertise and help was literally fantastic. Tutorials on the course are really helpful with projects and achievements and they provide useful information to become stronger for the industry Graphics has transformed me to be creative, to learn new techniques and to give me the education to become a Graphics professional . Nigel wants to go into the industry after the course, it will provide him with the experience he needs to explore advertising and printing industries across the United Kingdom. He plans to start off as a junior designer then work his way up and hopefully retain his own business.


CAMPUS: BLOSSOMFIELD COURSE DURATION: 2 YEARS MODE OF STUDY: DAY RELEASE OR EVENINGS VALIDATED BY: TBC COURSE CONTENT: This qualification provides learning and professional development opportunities for those already in the workplace, with a desire to progress their career. The programme will enable you to develop high level skills in the management, analysis and presentation of information important to the workplace, an applied understanding of communication technologies, interpersonal and intercultural communication and the ability to relate theory to practice through regular work based learning activities. Year 1 modules include: • • • • • •

Managing your learning Professional development planning Professional presentations using ICT Understanding the communication process Effective marketing communications Building working relationships and developing winning teams

Year 2 modules include: • • • • • • •

A work based research project Integrated reports and online communication tools for projects Customer relationships management Persuasive strategies Powerful written communication Strategies for organizational communication Successful cross cultural working

ENTRY Applicants over 21 must have appropriate work experience, Applicants under 21 will need to have four passes at GCSE including English and Maths and either one A Level or an equivalent qualification. Applicants with non standard entry requirements may be considered on the basis of experience in the workplace. Applicants will need to be in appropriate employment and their employer must provide a letter for support.

THE FUTURE This degree is aimed to those in a range of administrative roles, personal assistants, communication officers, programme administrators, project officers, event and conference organizers, internal communications specialists and publicity material developers. It will also appeal to those in advertising and sales, marketing and public relations, as well as to those with counselling, pastoral and mentoring roles. Students can top up this qualification to a full honours degree. APPLICATIONS Applications are made directly through UCAS (For UCAS code details please contact Solihull College)


CAMPUS: BLOSSOMFIELD COURSE DURATION: 2 YEARS MODE OF STUDY: FLEXIBLE VALIDATED BY: OXFORD BROOKS UNIVERSITY UCAS CODE: P904 COURSE CONTENT This qualification provides learning and professional development opportunities for those already in the workplace, with a desire to progress their career. Attendance in college is six hours per week. The programme will enable you to develop high level skills in the management, analysis and presentation of information important to the workplace, an applied understanding of communication technologies, interpersonal and intercultural communication and the ability to relate theory to practice through regular work based learning activities. Year 1 Modules will include: • • • • • •

Managing your learning Professional development planning Professional presentations using ICT Understanding the communication process Effective marketing communications Building working relationships and developing winning teams.

Year 2 • • • • • • •

A work based research project Integrated reports and online communication tools for projects Customer relationship management Persuasive strategies Powerful written communication Strategies for organizational communication Successful Cross cultural working

ENTRY Applicants over 21 must have appropriate work experience, Applicants under 21 will need to have four passes at GCSE including English and Maths and either one A Level or an equivalent qualification. Applicants with non standard entry requirements may be considered on the basis of experience in the workplace. Applicants will need to be in appropriate employment and their employer must provide a letter for support.

THE FUTURE This degree is aimed to those in a range of administrative roles, personal assistants, communication officers, programme administrators, project officers, event and conference organizers, internal communications specialists and publicity material developers. It will also appeal to those in advertising and sales, marketing and public relations, as well as to those with counselling, pastoral and mentoring roles. Students can top up this qualification to a full honours degree. APPLICATIONS Applications are made directly through UCAS.


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