The College’s main site is located to the west of Fareham town centre and its pleasant and landscaped campus is within strolling distance of Fareham’s shopping centre, the train station and bus station.
The William Price Building of Fareham College is an impressive and modern open-plan mall. Naturally lit by skylights, and with a vibrant restaurant, the mall has a bright and buzzing atmosphere and is an ideal place to meet and mingle with friends before classes. £16 million has recently been invested in new technology and facilities at Fareham College, providing students with access to innovative classrooms, workshops, laboratories, studios and training suites. These developments ensure that Fareham offers the very best educational experience and a contemporary environment in which to excel.
There is clear signposting throughout the campus, so the college is straightforward to get around and all classrooms easy to find. But if you do get lost, there is always a friendly member of staff nearby to point you in the right direction. Recent investment has also significantly improved access for students with disabilities.
All Engineering and Manufacturing courses run by Fareham College take place at our new Centre of Excellence in Engineering, Manufacturing and Advanced Skills Training (CEMAST).
The site is the central training facility for over 1,100 full time and part time students, and many leading businesses also send their staff to train there to take advantage of the exceptional, and industry-leading, facilities and equipment.
CEMAST’s focus is to provide all of the knowledge needed to effectively prepare for work and higher study in engineering-related roles. Training at CEMAST is an opportunity for students to develop their experience and understanding of technical subjects in an industry-standard environment.
With an investment of over £12 million, the purpose-built facility is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and resources, including workshops for automotive, manufacturing, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, aerospace engineering and marine engineering, and resources including a decommissioned Provost Jet, Wasp helicopter, dynamometer testing facility, 3D printers and digitizers.
The gym at the Bishopsfield Road Campus is available to all students enrolled at the College. Our state-of-the-art fitness equipment includes cardiovascular and resistance machines as well as free weights. You can also dock your iPod or watch live TV while you work out.
We have our very own silver-service restaurant on campus, which is open to the public and offers an exceptional dining experience at a fraction of high street prices. The restaurant is run by our Hospitality & Catering students with a focus on impeccable service, value for money and high quality food and wine. We also offer ‘themed evenings’ throughout the year, which keep customers coming back for more – book early to avoid disappointment.
As a Fareham College student you will be entitled to discounts at our hair and beauty salon, which offers an innovative range of services and treatments at competitive prices. Our Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy students are fully supervised by highly skilled and qualified staff to ensure the highest standards of professionalism and customer service. The products used include Schwarzkopf, SAKS, GHD, Dermalogica, Sienna Spray Tanning, Jessica Nails, and Shellac to ensure excellent results and a first-class experience.
The Information, Learning & Resources Centre (ILRC) provides a spacious environment for research and study with helpful, trained staff. There are specialist books, magazines and DVDs covering all subject areas, together with PCs, copiers and printers for you to use. The ILRC is open before and after main college hours too, so you have full access to all its resources.
Café 141 & Eat at 141
There are several café areas on the College campus, which provide a popular place for students to eat during breaks and lunchtimes.
You will be able to choose from a range of drinks such as coffee, frappes and shakes as well as hot meals, cooked breakfasts and lunches, with options including sandwiches, wraps, paninis and jacket potatoes – always with a vegetarian option.
Throughout the campus you will also find well-stocked vending machines containing a selection of snacks and hot and cold drinks.
The Treehouse Theatre 141
Also based on the Bishopsfield Road Campus, our theatre is open to the public at various times throughout the year for student productions. Recent performances have included ‘Snow White’ and ‘Chicago’ and have attracted packed audiences. The theatre is also used for events such as the annual fashion show and live music performances.