Information Update for Applicants of Full Time courses – June 2020
I hope you and your families are well and that you are looking forward to your future at Fareham College. This has been an incredibly uncertain and challenging time for all of us, but I wanted to write to tell you how much we are looking forward to welcoming you in September. Your place is here at Fareham College and we are pleased you have chosen to study with us.
I also want to explain what you can expect from Fareham College before you start and when you join.
Before you join
- You received your college transition project in May and thank you if you completed and returned it to us, we have had some fantastic work submitted. These projects will give you a great head start on your studies with us.
- During the week commencing 6 July, your tutors will feedback on your projects when they call you to confirm your place and provisionally enrol you.
- Please look out for our new Careers Advice page https://www.fareham.ac.uk/careers-advice/ which contains a range of careers information and resources to help you if you are applying for a part time job and/or searching for work experience to support your time at the College, or if you are interested in Apprenticeship opportunities.
- If you have recently applied to us and are going through the admissions process, we will be in contact shortly. Once you have received your conditional offer with us, we will also send you a copy of your college transition project.
- You will receive a call from your course leader week commencing 6 July. During that call, they will provisionally enrol you onto your course at Fareham College. This is a great opportunity to chat with your course leader and ensure all your questions are answered.
- After your enrolment call, you will be sent your college account details via email. These details will give you access to your college email and course Microsoft Teams account. The course Microsoft Teams account will have course materials added throughout the summer and an opportunity to ‘ask the expert’ any concerns, queries or questions you may have. It will also allow you to meet other students before the start of term.
- Thursday 20 August is GCSE results day and we would like to wish you the very best of luck when receiving your GCSE results. If once you have received your results you need to speak with someone regarding your College place and/or next steps, our Careers Centre Team will be available to speak to you. You can contact them by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01329 815229.
- From Monday 24 August our full time enrolment starts. You will receive an email from us, specifying the date and time of your face to face enrolment appointment. Please ensure you keep that date and time free so you don’t miss your slot.
- Monday 7 September is the start of term and we can’t wait to start the next academic year with you! During your enrolment, you will have received your timetable and this contains all the information you need regarding the days and times you will need to attend college.
When you start
We are working hard to plan your start at Fareham College in September. With the guidelines around social distancing and the reopening of schools and colleges under constant review, we can’t yet confirm the specifics of your timetable but we can share with you our September commitment. In September we will provide you with:
- rich, interactive, online resources for learning to enhance the classroom teaching you will take part in. We have invested in a brand new Virtual Learning Environment to further excel in online teaching and learning
- access to outstanding facilities – we have invested a further £1m at our Bishopsfield Road Campus to enhance our teaching spaces, with significant improvements in Digital Technologies and Early Years Education for our new T Level courses. We have invested at CEMAST too, with improved resources in the workshops
- one-to-one support through our team of Success Coaches who will support you in achieving your career goals and help you excel academically
- support for English and Maths with dedicated coaches who will work with you in small groups or one-to-one if you need to re-sit GCSE English and/or Maths
- access to a wide range of student support services –including health and wellbeing, financial and travel.
We will also ensure your safety and welfare and have a robust risk assessment in place to make sure all our staff and students will be protected within the College environment.
Finally don’t forget to follow us on social media and check on our website for updates.
Stay safe and alert and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Principal and Chief Executive