Student Services Team

Our Student Services Team has a wealth of experience advising and supporting both current and future students on a variety of matters including course choice and progression.

We pride ourselves on offering a friendly, informal and professional service to help you during your time at the College. Throughout the academic year, there will be a range of career and progression events held, supported by local universities and employers, to help students plan their next steps.

Our Student Services Manager, Jo Howard (right), works closely with the Student President and the Student Board to ensure that the students’ views are heard and contribute to the success of the college.

Our team can also offer one-to-one support in addition to your tutorial programme and can give specialist advice on matters such as welfare, finances and travel support. For any type of support, simply call in to the Student Support team on 01329 815 161.

Jo Howard

Manager, Student Services

Financial Help & Welfare

Financial support schemes are available depending on your personal circumstances. Assistance may be available for course fees, childcare, travel costs, course materials or to help in an emergency.

Keeping you safe and well is a priority for us and help is always on hand if you need it.

We can offer initial support and advice on a range of matters and signpost you to more specialist help if it is needed. For more information on how to apply for support, or to arrange a discussion regarding your personal circumstances, please contact the Student Services Team on 01329 815 200 or visit our Student Services Reception.
For Financial Help/Advice please contact a member of our Student Services Team.

FlexEd PayPlans*

FlexEd allows Students to spread their payments on a monthly basis, a minimum value applies and you pay a small administration fee but no interest. To find out more about FlexEd Payment Plans please contact the College Enrolment Office.

To log in to your FlexEd Payment Plan please visit: 

FlexEd Payplans

*Payplans are for Students who require funding.

You May Be Eligible for Free Meals at College

If you received Free School Meals and are aged 16-18, you may be entitled to Free Meals at College as well.

Your parents/carers may need to complete this process as they will need to provide certain details. If you are eligible, all you will need to do is take the printed confirmation to Student Services who will explain how we register you for the free meals. It’s simple! This facility only started this year so please visit the website below to check your eligibility and to apply.

https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/fe-apply

Advice & Guidance

It is important to ensure that every student is placed on a course that is right for them and will lead to future employment. Our team of specialist advisers will be on hand to discuss with you your course choice and intended career path. They will also be able to advice you on appropriate progression routes and entry into university.

Family Support

Further information about services for families and young people in Hampshire can be found on the Supporting & Early Help Service Directory.

Supporting Families

Employer Services

Our Employer Services Team are fully committed to guide and support you in your ultimate goal of securing employment in your chosen career. Our team are on hand to provide advice on all aspects of employability skills and work based learning to help equip you with the skills and expertise you will need for a successful future career in the increasingly challenging labour market.

Learning Support

Learning Support at Fareham College is consistently praised by Ofsted.

We regard every student as an individual and the Additional Support team provides a highly effective support network across college, enabling students to achieve on their chosen course.

We ask for information at the interview stage so that we can prepare support plans in advance. However, students are given many opportunities to request support once they are here.

In-class support

Support varies according to the individual and many students find that assistance in class addresses their needs. We provide in class support for students and  a Study Centre for out of class support which can be accessed on a drop in basis. We can also offer one to one reading programmes for severe difficulties.

Study Centre

Drop in support in the Study Centre is available for students needing more than in class support. We offer an assessment service for access arrangements for examinations should this be required.

The Study Centre is always staffed and supervised and is a calm, productive area highly regarded by our students. We can help with assignments, research, study skills, English and Maths, EFL, reading support and tailored programmes for individual need.

Assistive technology

There is a range of specialist equipment available on loan which enables many students to work independently.  Please ask for more details.

We have a reading programme designed to help improve weak reading skills. If your son or daughter would like to participate then please ensure this is mentioned at interview.

For learners where in class support is not appropriate, we offer assistive technology in conjunction with the drop in Study Centre.

Examinations

We also arrange assessments for examination arrangements in house.

Adjustments

We will make any reasonable adjustment in order to ensure you are able to achieve to  your  potential and are happy to discuss individual requirements with you, preferably prior to your course commencing.

Quiet rooms

For students with Asperger Syndrome or ASD, we have a quiet room which is accessible via the Study Centre

Specialist advisors

We use external agencies for any student needing a continuation of services received at school, for example Specialist Teacher Advisors for Hearing Impairment/Visual Impairment.

Medical conditions

Should your son or daughter have a medical condition of which we need to be aware then please ensure we have full details before the course begins. Medical conditions can be managed via multidisciplinary teamwork and support where appropriate.

Information from school

Your son or daughter may have had extra help at school for a variety of reasons.  If you have any reports or documents relating to a particular difficulty or disability we would appreciate a copy in advance in order to plan appropriate support.  We do, however, request information from schools in year eleven if we are given details at interview.

Disclosure

Students and parents retain the right not to disclose information concerning support needs but you should be aware that this may affect your son or daughter’s performance at Fareham College.

Special Educational Needs and Disability

Fareham College provides support in a number of ways for those who require extra help or have a disability.

The Hampshire County Council dedicated website for children and young people with special educational needs details information on the support we can offer. Please follow this web link to read more: www.hantslocaloffer.info/en/Fareham_College

Jan Lancaster

Manager, Learning Support & Support Staff Governer

Please contact Jan Lancaster,  Learning Support Manager,  on 01329 815271 for information concerning your individual needs at Fareham College. Alternatively, 

Send an Email

Student Board

The Student Board provides students with a voice and an opportunity to be involved in the decisions and development of their College.

Representatives are nominated by their tutor group to speak on behalf of their fellow students by expressing views to the College’s Senior Management Team at regular meetings. This is a great opportunity for those involved to gain valuable team working and communication skills.

In past years, the Student Board has been responsible for the development of the Learning Resources Centre, refurbishment of the College theatre, recycling and efficiency improvements.

This year the Student Board have nominated our chosen National and Local Charities, changes to the food offered in the Mall Restaurant, issues around the College campus and improving those facilities, working to offer a College Prom.

Ofsted Learner View

Learner View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your College. By sharing your opinion, you’ll be helping Fareham College to improve the skills and services that we offer.

Please visit this website to give your views: https://learnerview.ofsted.gov.uk/

Tutorial Support

Each student has a personal tutor whose role it is to provide you with support and guidance throughout your time at college. You will meet with your tutor weekly.

Your tutorials will include:

  • One-to-one meetings with your personal tutor to monitor your progress, address any difficulties and provide individual support.

  • Group tutorials where you will meet with your personal tutor and tutor group to discuss matters of general importance and interest.

Personal tutors will also keep in touch with your parent/guardian to keep them informed of your progress. In addition to this, you will be able to track your own progress and set your own targets via our web based E-Tracker facility.

Travel Support

Every student is entitled to buy a subsidised annual or termly bus pass, or a grant towards the cost of rail travel. Where there is evidence of extreme financial hardship, students could receive some assistance with travel costs through the Learner Support Fund or Hardship Fund. We will look at every case individually to ensure that travel costs are not an obstacle to students attending Fareham College.

At Fareham College, we do not believe that travel should be a barrier to getting the best available education. We also actively promote the use of public transport which is more environmentally friendly than using cars. Our ‘Travel Grant’ is available to all new students aged 16-18 years (at the start of College 2015).

  • You must be using public transport. The College will put the travel grant towards the cost of either an annual First Bus/Stagecoach pass or towards the cost of rail travel.

  • You can use the bus pass on any First Bus in Hampshire, anywhere and at any time Monday- Friday, term time only. This includes the Eclipse Bus Rapid Transit.

For further information about eligibility and how to apply, please refer speak to a Student Advisor on 01329 815 200.