Introduction

Deciding on which path to take in college is one of the most important decisions you will make. Our full time courses are designed for school leavers aged 16-18 years and offer you wide possibilities such as going to university, progressing into an Apprenticeship or heading straight into employment.

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. All of our courses are delivered by staff who have real experience in the area you’d like to study.

Whatever career you are interested in, Fareham will have the right course to help you get there.

Who are Full Time Courses for?

Our full time courses are designed for:

School leavers aged 16-18 years

There are also opportunities available for adult learners; please contact our Careers Centre Advisors on 01329 815 200 or info@fareham.ac.uk for more information.

Qualification Levels Explained

Our full time courses are available at different levels and the best one for you depends on your previous education, exam results and experience. Provided you are committed and keen to learn there is a course to suit everyone at Fareham College, whether you plan to go on to university or straight into employment.
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Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 9-3 including English and Maths, or a full Level 1 qualification with a ‘stepping stone’ English and Maths qualification

What qualification will I achieve?

BTEC Level 2 Diploma, Level 2 NVQ, Level 2 City & Guilds, Apprenticeship, Level 2 VRQ

What next?

You can progress on to a Level 3 course, Traineeship, Apprenticeship or head straight in to employment
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Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 including English and Maths, or a full Level 2 qualification with a merit profile and grades 9-4 in GCSE English and Maths. Some courses with significant mathematical content, such as Engineering, may require a grade 5 in Maths.

What qualification will I achieve?

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma, NVQ Level 3, VRQ/NVQ, Advanced Apprenticeship

What next?

You can progress on to a Level 4 course, university or straight in to employment.
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Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Level 4 courses will depend on the type of course being applied for. Please see individual course descriptions.

What qualification will I achieve?

Foundation Degree, HNC, HND, Higher Apprenticeship

What next?

You can progress to university, a Higher Level Apprenticeship or straight to employment.
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Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Level 5 courses will depend on the type of course being applied for. Please see individual course descriptions.

What qualification will I achieve?

Foundation Degree, HNC, HND, Higher Apprenticeship

What next?

You can progress to university, a Higher Level Apprenticeship or straight to employment.
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Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Level 6 courses will depend on the type of course being applied for. Please see individual course descriptions.

What qualification will I achieve?

Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Arts (BA)

What next?

You can progress on to study a Master’s Degree at university, further specific training or employment

English & Maths

English and Maths are essential to whatever study programme you choose, so it is important that you work hard to achieve grade 9-4 (C or above) at GCSE level. If you don’t get a grade 4 or above at school, you will automatically be required to work towards these qualifications at college, but there is lots of help and support available to help you get the results you need.
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English & Maths

English and Maths are essential to whatever study programme you choose, so it is important that you work hard to achieve grade 9-4 (C or above) at GCSE level. If you don’t get a grade 4 or above at school, you will automatically be required to work towards these qualifications at college, but there is lots of help and support available to help you get the results you need.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ENGLISH & MATHS

An Industry-led Curriculum

At Fareham College our courses are developed in conjunction with industry and business leaders to ensure the skills and knowledge you will develop during your time here are ones that are really needed by employers. We keep pace with developments in technology and industry best-practice to make sure that the curriculum you study is closely tailored to the real world. This means you will be highly competitive in the jobs market and of great value to future employers!

 

You will be taught by tutors who are industry-experts and have many years’ experience of working in the field.

An Industry-led Curriculum

At Fareham College our courses are developed in conjunction with industry and business leaders to ensure the skills and knowledge you will develop during your time here are ones that are really needed by employers. We keep pace with developments in technology and industry best-practice to make sure that the curriculum you study is closely tailored to the real world. This means you will be highly competitive in the jobs market and of great value to future employers!

 

You will be taught by tutors who are industry-experts and have many years’ experience of working in the field.

Strong Employment Links

Our main aim is to ensure that every student succeeds to the best of their ability and is able to progress on to their chosen career path or higher education. Working closely with our industry partners, a range of career and progression events are held each academic year to help you plan your next steps after College, get experience of the sector in which you would like to work, and get a head start in the jobs market.

We run a variety of employment preparation workshops, employer liaison events and also have an on-site Employability Hub and dedicated Career’s Advisor who offer a vacancy matching service and advice and guidance.

You will also have the opportunity to apply the skills and theory that your learn on-site at College in a practical context, as all of our courses will require you to undertake work experience or placements as part of your course; this is an invaluable opportunity to get an insight into the sector in which you would like to work.

Applying for a Full Time Course

While we do not have a hard deadline for applications, we encourage you to apply sooner rather than later as popular courses do fill up quickly. Whichever course you are applying for, at whatever level, there is lots of support available to help you decide which choice is best for you.

Once you have submitted your application online, we will be in contact with you via letter to arrange an informal pre-interview between you and one of our Careers Centre Advisors. This is an opportunity to discuss your plans for the future and the various course options you are interested in.

Don’t worry if you’re torn between a number of courses, we’ll make sure that you find the path that’s the best fit for you, your aspirations and the grades you’re hoping to achieve.

In the spring term, we will also ask your school or previous college for a reference.

Due to the current situation caused by COVID-19, we encourage you to attend your interview on your own or with one other family member/guardian. If you would prefer for your interview to take place over the phone, please contact the relevant Careers Centre Advisor stated on your interview letter.

Following your interview with the Careers Centre Advisor you will be invited to attend an Intro Session for your chosen course. This is the second part of your application and vital to secure a place. Your Careers Centre Advisor will give you a paper invitation, so make sure to keep this safe.

Once you have had your pre-interview and attended your Intro Session, we will send your conditional offer letter to you in the post. This conditional offer is subject to a satisfactory reference from your school or previous college.

Please also be aware that for certain subjects you may need to submit a portfolio or audition before we can offer you a conditional place, your Careers Centre Advisor will discuss this in more detail at interview.

During the spring term, you will receive information about travel and financial assistance that may be available. During the summer term you will receive further details about Freshers Induction Day and the Enrolment process.

Your Freshers Induction Day has been planned for Thursday 7th July 2022. This will be an opportunity for you to come in and meet lecturers, peers and ask any further questions you may have about starting with us at Fareham College

Enrolment is the final step in your application process prior to you joining the College in September. During this stage you will confirm your place on your chosen course before receiving your College ID and timetable. Attendance at Enrolment is compulsory and will take place at the end of August 2022.

Our autumn term starts week commencing Monday 5th September 2022, you will meet your lecturers and other students on your course.

You will receive your kit/ uniform lists prior to your start date, however, on your first day, you should receive your full timetable.

Due to the current situation caused by COVID-19, we are strictly following government guidance. Should there be any changes that you need to be aware of, we will contact you.

Assessment

The way in which you are assessed will depend upon the particular course and subject area you do. Unlike A levels, most of our courses do not involve an exam at the end of the course, but are assessed continuously via some, or a combination of all, of the following assessment methods:

  • Coursework and written assignments
  • Written reports and reflections
  • Presentations and group work
  • Portfolios of work/ professional skills record
  • Work-based observations
  • Skills tests and controlled assessments

All courses will require at least 8 hours of self-study per week outside of your College timetable.

Assessment

The way in which you are assessed will depend upon the particular course and subject area you do. Unlike A levels, most of our courses do not involve an exam at the end of the course, but are assessed continuously via some, or a combination of all, of the following assessment methods:

  • Coursework and written assignments
  • Written reports and reflections
  • Presentations and group work
  • Portfolios of work/ professional skills record
  • Work-based observations
  • Skills tests and controlled assessments

All courses will require at least 8 hours of self-study per week outside of your College timetable.

Apply for a Full Time course

There are hundreds of opportunities at Fareham to help you prepare for the career you want. Take control of your future, grab life with both hands and join us to study a course that you are passionate about!

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