Introducing You to Fareham College

Thank you for visiting Fareham College’s designated Careers Advisor Portal.

Judged Outstanding by Ofsted in October 2017 and awarded Times Educational Supplement College of the Year in 2018, Fareham College equips your students for excellence. From highly technical subjects to professional job-specific training, we have the widest choice in the area.

Welcoming Career Advisors

I would like to thank you for your consideration when offering your students advice, as they plan to leave school and progress to Further Education. Whichever careers your students are interested in, I am sure that Fareham College will have the right programmes to support their career aspirations.

Andrew Kaye, Principal and Chief Executive.

Excellence Is Closer Than You Think

We offer the very best facilities and innovative learning environments in which to train. We have workshops for a wide range of construction trades, a digital industries gaming pod, a fully integrated media, music and performing arts suite, plus an on-site gym and sports centre. Our commercially successful Avenue 141 fine-dining restaurant and Salon 141 also offer our students a professional dimension to their studies.

Excellence Is Closer Than You Think

We offer the very best facilities and innovative learning environments in which to train. We have workshops for a wide range of construction trades, a digital industries gaming pod, a fully integrated media, music and performing arts suite, plus an on-site gym and sports centre. Our commercially successful Avenue 141 fine-dining restaurant and Salon 141 also offer our students a professional dimension to their studies.

Our Campuses

Bishopsfield Road Campus

Fareham College’s Bishopsfield Road campus provides an outstanding learning environment for the students based here. With £16 million of investment, Fareham’s students have access to excellent facilities, the latest technologies and curriculum-based equipment to support some of the best technical and professional teaching in Hampshire.

CEMAST

CEMAST Campus

Fareham College’s Centre of Excellence in Engineering, Manufacturing and Advanced Skills Training. All Automotive, Engineering and Manufacturing programmes run by Fareham College are delivered at the CEMAST campus, located at the Daedalus airfield in Lee-on-the-Solent. The Centre’s huge contemporary concourse provides an inspiring area in which to work.

CETC Campus

Fareham College’s Civil Engineering Training Centre (CETC) was established in 2017 in response to a county-wide skills shortage believed to be hindering civil engineering growth and expansion in the south of England. CETC is a busy and energetic campus, with constant activity taking place as apprentices learn the essentials of the trade.

Bishopsfield Road Campus Virtual Tour

Point and click to navigate your way around our campus buildings our jump to a specific area using the embedded menu.

CEMAST & CETC Campuses Virtual Tour

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Career Aspirations

Course Areas

Engineering, Manufacturing and Advanced Skills Training

Engineering is a huge and diverse sector and offers many different career paths and opportunities to specialise. All of our Engineering courses are delivered at CEMAST, our dedicated Centre of Excellence in Engineering, Manufacturing and Advanced Skills Training, one of the most unique facilities in the country.

Engineering, Manufacturing and Advanced Skills Training

Engineering is a huge and diverse sector and offers many different career paths and opportunities to specialise. All of our Engineering courses are delivered at CEMAST, our dedicated Centre of Excellence in Engineering, Manufacturing and Advanced Skills Training, one of the most unique facilities in the country.

Education, Childcare, Health, Science, Sport and Uniformed Public Services

Our courses are the first step in an exciting journey to a very fulfilling career. With a range of opportunities from training to work in the Early Years or the Education sector, pursuing a career in Health, Social Care and Science-related fields, through to our courses offering an exciting and varied programme of practical and theoretical learning in Sport or Uniformed Public Services.

Creative Industries

Taught by expert artists and designers, our creative courses will inspire you to explore and develop your talent, and prepare you to play your part in the creative arts industry of the future. Taking advantage of our superb facilities, you will learn industry-standard techniques, experiment with different media, materials and software and get hands-on experience with state-of-the-art equipment.

Creative Industries

Taught by expert artists and designers, our creative courses will inspire you to explore and develop your talent, and prepare you to play your part in the creative arts industry of the future. Taking advantage of our superb facilities, you will learn industry-standard techniques, experiment with different media, materials and software and get hands-on experience with state-of-the-art equipment.

Civil Engineering and Construction

If you are interested in a career in civil engineering or a construction trade, Fareham College provides outstanding training to get you qualified for employment in this broad industry. Earn while you learn by undertaking our bespoke Level 2 Civil Engineering Apprenticeship at our new Civil Engineering Training Centre (CETC).

Enterprise, Digital Industries, Hospitality and Travel

Fareham College is at the forefront of a revolution in the teaching of IT, computer science, games design and hardware manufacture. Our Hospitality and Catering courses have gained a superb reputation with our industry-standard training and production kitchens. And our Travel & Tourism courses can provide the knowledge to embark on an exciting, fulfilling career that could lead you to travel the world.

Enterprise, Digital Industries, Hospitality and Travel

Fareham College is at the forefront of a revolution in the teaching of IT, computer science, games design and hardware manufacture. Our Hospitality and Catering courses have gained a superb reputation with our industry-standard training and production kitchens. And our Travel & Tourism courses can provide the knowledge to embark on an exciting, fulfilling career that could lead you to travel the world.

Types of Study

Full Time

Full time courses are a combination of practical and theory-based lessons taught in class and through self-directed study on campus and at home. You’ll have access to the very best equipment and facilities and plenty of support throughout your studies.

Part Time

Whether you are looking to improve your skills and knowledge in your current job role, searching for a career change or thinking about trying something new in your spare time, we offer a wide range of part time courses and study options.

T Levels

T Levels are a revolution in technical education, and we are proud to be one of the few elite colleges in the South of England to be pioneering these new courses.They are a new qualification that focuses on high-level technical study and work-ready skills.

Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship is a real job combined with studying, allowing you to gain nationally-recognised qualifications and competencies whilst earning a wage. Apprenticeships not only lead to a fulfilling career, but also funded pathways to higher education.

Traineeships

Traineeships are tailor-made study programmes for young people who are interested in an Apprenticeship or securing work, but require additional support to build their skills and confidence.

Higher Education

Whether you are already in employment and want to progress your career, or would like to study a completely new subject, our flexible programmes are available via a range of delivery methods and in collaboration with leading universities.

Online Study

At Fareham College our online courses provide an engaging, effective, accessible and affordable way to undertake training in your subject of choice, whilst benefiting from the same level of support and guidance from our outstanding tutors.

Testimonials

View our Digital Prospectus

CETC Flyer

Vision and Strategy 2020+

Frequently Asked Questions

Fareham College has three campuses located in the Fareham and Lee on Solent area, each easily accessible by public transport. Please see links below for more information:

https://www.fareham.ac.uk/bishopsfield-road-campus/

https://www.fareham.ac.uk/cemast/

https://www.fareham.ac.uk/cetc/

We offer financial support for our students which included support with travel, essential trips and kit/uniform for specific courses. Each year applicants are sent this information around May time, please see link below for more information and to see how our application form works:

https://www.fareham.ac.uk/financial-support/

Students can apply by visiting our website fareham.ac.uk. Once we have the application, one of our Careers Centre Advisors will be in contact via post with an interview date. Once the student has attended their interview, they will then be invited to an intro session. An intro session gives students a chance to meet their lecturer and find out more about the course that they have applied for. Once the student has attended both of these parts of the recruitment process, they will then receive their conditional offer. This is subject to a satisfactory reference from their school.

Applications for September 2022 entry open on Monday 27th September 2021, any applications received before this date will not be processed until then. Although we do not have an official deadline date for Full Time applications, we would suggest that students apply before Friday 22nd July 2022 as otherwise they will be classed as a late application and won’t be interviewed until the end of August.

We attend school careers fairs, mock interview days, assemblies, parent’s evenings, lunch time stands and other events which we are invited to. Our Outreach Co-ordinator, Maisie Holder, is your contact for school liaison and outreach. Maisie can be contacted at maisie.holder@fareham.ac.uk

Although we do not have a Careers Advisor at Fareham College, we do have Careers Centre Advisors for each course area. This ensures that all students are given advice and guidance from qualified course experts. Our Careers Centre Advisors support students from the start of their application process, right through to when the student leaves us. Each year our Careers Centre Advisors work with each student on an individual basis to ensure that they are given advice and guidance on their progression options.

Our students progress onto employment, apprenticeships and university. Although we do not offer A Levels at Fareham College, we offer a range of Level 3 courses which carry UCAS points as well as T Levels. For more information on T Levels, please visit https://www.fareham.ac.uk/t-levels/. Our Business Plus Team support students in work experience and apprenticeships; they work with many local employers to ensure that we have apprenticeships available to our prospective and current students.

Our Student Support team and Learning Support team are on hand to support students with wellbeing and support. We complete a learning support form with each applicant so that we can assess their needs and ensure that they are supported at college, as well as a medical form so that we are aware of any medical concerns. For more information please visit fareham.ac.uk/student-support.

We have financial support available to students whose parents/carers have a lower family income. This information is sent to applicants in the spring term.

We no longer offer an under 16 programme at Fareham College. We do however offer Young Leaner Clubs which are short courses during the holidays or on the weekend. For more information on these courses, please click on the following link https://www.fareham.ac.uk/young-learners-clubs/

We always advise students to aim as high as they can in terms of grades. We do however offer a Level 1 Transition to College course, which is for students who have not achieved their 3 in Maths and English. This course gives students a strong focus on Maths and English and also gives students an idea of what our different study areas are like at Fareham College. The idea is that after the Transition to College Course, students will then have a 3 or above in their Maths and English and can then progress to their area of choice.

Year 11 Assembly Presentation

Please view and share our pre-recorded assembly to show to your students. This presentation will give your students a chance to learn more about our offerings, see what our campuses look like and listen to what our students say about us. The presentation also has important information about our open evening dates and application/ interview process guidance.

Get in touch

If you have any queries, about post 16 options or our outreach activities available for your students, please contact Danielle Logan, our Outreach Coordinator on 01329 815200 or at Danielle.Logan@fareham.ac.uk

View our Outreach Activities

We are really excited to inform you that our Faculty Directors and their teams have a huge variety of outreach activities available to your students from September. The outreach activities are for courses across all three of our campuses, available to students from Year 7-11. You will see that each outreach activity has a member of staff that you could contact should you wish to book your students onto these activities.