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Fareham College Successfully Secures Investment for Skills through Strategic Development Fund

Fareham College, working in partnership with other further education providers, has secured additional funding from the Department for Education through the second wave of the Strategic Development Fund (SDF). Recognised as economically, socially and culturally significant, the Solent region is set to benefit from further investment in skills training and technical education, supporting businesses to…

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Maths Conference Attended by Bob Craig, Bobby Seagull and Johnny Ball at Fareham College

Fareham College recently welcomed Maths delegates from across the south coast region to a conference at the Bishopsfield Road Campus, a registered Centre of Excellence in Maths (CfEM). The event, featuring insightful talks from guest speakers Bob Craig, Bobby Seagull and Johnny Ball, provided an opportunity for Maths professionals to network, discussing best practices and…

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Creative Industries are in the Spotlight!

Fareham College’s Creative Industries Faculty, comprising Art, Design and Fashion, Media, Music and Performing/Production Arts, Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy, hosted their annual Creative Showcase on Thursday, 23 June! On show was a mixture of live music, dramatic theatre performances, hair and makeup design, extraordinary artwork and outstanding student-led film projects. The event, hosted at the…

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New Business Centre for the Solent region a step closer to reality

Fareham College, which is leading this exciting new project and working in partnership with nine other colleges in the Solent region, has been successful in obtaining the funding required from the Department for Education’s Strategic Development Fund for the design and development of a new College Business Centre. This will be based at Fareham College’s Bishopsfield Road campus, and…

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World-Renowned Barber visits Fareham College

Fareham College welcomed Simon Shaw, Global Artistic Director for Wahl, to inspire and demonstrate to students and industry leaders, new cutting and clipper techniques.     Salon bosses and their teams, as well as college students past and present attended the event at Fareham College’s Bishopsfield Road campus, many of whom study at the College’s The Academy Barbering, which teaches students the skills they need to work in the Barbering industry.     Simon created three…

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OVER £1BILLION OF OPPORTUNITIES ON OFFER TO SOUTH’S BUSINESSES AT #VFS21 FESTIVAL OF INNOVATION

£1billion over the next four years available for research into science and technology announced by Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL)   More than a billion pounds of opportunities will be on offer to the South’s innovators, businesses and start-ups at #VFS21: Festival of Innovation on Thursday 21st October – the fifth annual showcase event…

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2022 GCSE Advice

The arrangements for GCSE exams have now been agreed for summer 2022.  GCSE Exams will go ahead.  To support potential missed learning, the grade boundaries will be adjusted in 2022 with a plan to return to normal by 2023. The Government have stated this approach will “provide a safety net for this year’s students as…

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Solent Colleges to launch new Skills Accelerator Programme

Following Fareham College’s successful application to the government’s Skills Accelerator programme, ten Further Education and Sixth Form Colleges in the Solent region are set to benefit from significant funding to upgrade equipment and enhance teachers’ skills and knowledge for the benefit of training in the digital, marine and carbon reduction sectors.   Working collaboratively to…

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New Aircraft Unveiled at Fareham College

Fareham College staff and students have welcomed the arrival of a brand-new aircraft at the College’s Centre of Excellence in Engineering, Manufacturing and Advanced Skills Training (CEMAST) campus in Lee-on-the-Solent.   Speaking with students and staff, Caroline Dineage MP attended the unveiling of the new aircraft in CEMAST’s Aeronautical and Aerospace workshop. She said, “I…

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A National Day of Reflection

A message from Fareham College Principal and Chief Executive, Andrew Kaye:   Today marks one year since the first national lockdown and the massive change to our daily lives that brought about. At that point there were 364 recorded deaths from Covid in the UK, the total now stands at 126,172. The indirect impact of Covid…

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Important Message for Our Students – 31st December

Our top priority is to ensure that the College is a safe environment for all students, staff and visitors. While at present it has not been made mandatory for individuals to wear face coverings in educational establishments, we believe that wearing face coverings will further enhance the preventative measures we have already put in place to mitigate as far as possible the transmission of COVID-19.

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Important Message for Our Students – 9th December

Our top priority is to ensure that the College is a safe environment for all students, staff and visitors. While at present it has not been made mandatory for individuals to wear face coverings in educational establishments, we believe that wearing face coverings will further enhance the preventative measures we have already put in place to mitigate as far as possible the transmission of COVID-19.

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Online Open Event 20th January

Join us for our Online Open Event on Wednesday 20th January, 3pm–8pm Due to the current guidelines the format of our Open Events has changed. However, that doesn’t mean that we can’t share with you our fantastic facilities, our wide range of Full Time, Part Time and Higher Education courses and our Apprenticeships leading to…

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Online Showcase

Due to the current guidelines the format of our Open Events has changed. However, that doesn’t mean that we can’t share with you ‘online’ more information about our fantastic facilities, our wide range of Full Time, Part Time and Higher Education courses and our Apprenticeships leading to great careers.

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Coranvirus Update 3rd November

Our top priority is to ensure that the College is a safe environment for all students, staff and visitors. While at present it has not been made mandatory for individuals to wear face coverings in educational establishments, we believe that wearing face coverings will further enhance the preventative measures we have already put in place to mitigate as far as possible the transmission of COVID-19.

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Fareham College Teams Up With Job Centre Plus to Help People Join the Construction Industry

Fareham College has teamed up with Job Centre Plus (JCP) to establish a bespoke Sector-Based Work Academy to offer people the opportunity to Refresh, Refocus, Retrain and gain the skills and knowledge required for pursuing a career in the construction industries.   Fareham College’s Civil Engineering Training Centre (CETC) is working with JCP to help…

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Secretary of State for Education launches new T Level qualifications and Civil Engineering Training Centre at Fareham College

Fareham College staff and students and employers were delighted to welcome the Right Honourable Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education, to the College to open the brand new T Level facilities and qualifications at the Bishopsfield Road campus and the College’s new Civil Engineering Training Centre in Lee-on-the-Solent.    T Levels are a new…

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Keeping You Safe at Fareham College

Our top priority is to ensure that the College is a safe environment for all students, staff and visitors. While at present it has not been made mandatory for individuals to wear face coverings in educational establishments, we believe that wearing face coverings will further enhance the preventative measures we have already put in place to mitigate as far as possible the transmission of COVID-19.

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Local Colleges Awarded £100K From the Department for Education to Enhance and Develop Capability in Digital Learning

Fareham College, Highbury College and HSDC have been awarded a grant from the Department for Education to enhance and further develop digital learning for students. Working in partnership, the three colleges will bring together curriculum specialists from a variety of disciplines to create a range of professional and technical high-quality blended learning resources to support…

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2020 Exam Results Update

Arrangements for sharing exam results with our students In light of COVID-19 and the use of centre assessed grades this year, instead of examinations, there are some changes to how you will receive your results from Fareham College.   Level 3 Results Day – Thursday 13th August We will send your results to you by…

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Fareham College Recognised for Engagement with Employers in the Association of Colleges Beacon Awards

Fareham College has won the prestigious Association of Colleges (AoC) Beacon City & Guilds Award for Engagement with Employers. The College won this award for its innovative initiative which seeks to ensure that the future training and skills requirements for civil engineering and construction businesses in the Solent region and beyond are met. An estimated…

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Coronavirus Update 1st April

Thank you for your participation and engagement in remote learning. To date, we have had an excellent response from you, thank you, please continue to work hard. We appreciate you are very apprehensive about the achievement of your qualifications and plans for progression next year. Please be assured we have this in hand. We are…

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Change to Scheduled Training at CEMAST

In response to the current COVID-19 situation, Fareham College has adopted successful remote delivery models for all apprentices on programmes delivered from CEMAST. Response to date to our delivery has been extremely positive. We are continuing to monitor and react to feedback during this time.  To ensure apprentices are supported over the Easter break, CEMAST…

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Coronavirus Update 24th March

It is unprecedented that we find ourselves in a position that we have altered our day-to-day lives in such extraordinary ways. I hope you and your families are adjusting to this ‘new normal’. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we have responded to the rapidly changing government guidance. Please be assured that every…

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Coronavirus Update 20th March

Campus Closures In line with government guidance, it is with deep regret that we have decided to temporarily close our CEMAST and CETC campuses in Lee-on-the-Solent. Our Bishopsfield Road campus will remain open between 08.30 and 17.00 manned by a skeleton staff for students whose parents are keyworkers and vulnerable students.   Children of Keyworkers…

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Coronavirus Update 18th March

At present, we have had no confirmed cases of COVID-19. Following this evening’s announcement from the Secretary of State for Education, Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE, in addition to the changes put in place yesterday, we have decided to implement further measures to ensure the safety and well-being of students and staff: From Monday 23rd…

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Coronavirus Update 17th March

Following on from yesterday’s update. The College will continue to remain open. We have had no confirmed cases of COVID-19. Based on updated Government  guidance, we have taken further measures to ensure the safety and well-being of staff and students: We will cease all work experience; We will cancel all trips and visits; Mock exams…

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Coronavirus Update 16th March

In light of the ever-changing situation related to Coronavirus and COVID-19 this update is to provide you with the current situation at Fareham College. We continue to follow the Government and Department for Education guidance for schools and colleges. As the situation develops, we will update parents and carers as and when we receive changes…

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Coronavirus Update 13th March

The government’s response to Coronavirus has been updated.   Key points to note: There was no recommendation to ask schools or colleges to close; Anyone with a “new, continuous” cough and fever is advised to self-isolate for seven days; Testing will only focus on identifying people with the virus in hospital; Schools are being advised…

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Fareham College trailblazes new opportunities for students by becoming first FE partner of Venturefest South

Fareham College has advanced its reputation as a leader in education and business collaborations by becoming the first FE college to partner with Venturefest South.  Fareham College has pledged its support to Venturefest South, becoming the first further education (FE) college partner of the event that celebrates the region’s exceptional innovation ecosystem. The move is…

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Latest advice on COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Fareham College is following national guidance that has been issued for educational settings. The senior leadership team monitor the situation on the daily basis and will communicate any changes to the situation as appropriate and in line with government advice. The latest accurate information on Coronavirus (COVID-19), including the current situation in the UK and…

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CETC receives industry recognition as finalist in RICS Social Impact Awards 2020

Fareham College’s Civil Engineering Training Centre (CETC) has been selected as a finalist in the RICS Social Impact Awards 2020 in the Education category for the South East. The only nationally recognised awards programme applauding the built environment’s transformative contribution to society, the RICS Social Impact Awards 2020 highlight excellence at a regional and national…

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Fareham College shows off its creative side as its annual talent showcase returns

Fareham College showed off its creative side with the return of its annual Creative Industries Showcase, the College’s unique, and popular, festival-style open evening that presents the amazing talents of its students through live shows and performances. Taking place at the Bishopsfield Road campus and co-produced by the students taking part; the event treated families,…

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Fareham College and South Western Railway celebrate 100th apprentice

Fareham College and South Western Railway (SWR) is today celebrating the 100th apprentice to join SWR’s REACh apprenticeship programme. The REACh apprenticeship programme began in 2018 and offers apprenticeships that cover a wide range of themes, including how to successfully lead and manage people, problem solve effectively and develop strong project and operations management skills.…

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Fareham College shortlisted for national Construction Apprenticeship Provider of the Year

Fareham College, the TES FE College of the Year, has been announced as a national finalist for the Construction Apprenticeship Provider of the Year Award at the FE Week and AELP ACC Apprenticeship Awards 2019.  The College was shortlisted for its innovative Civil Engineering and Groundworks Apprenticeship (CEGA) and Civil Engineering Training Centre (CETC), based…

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Fareham College restaurant Avenue 141 receives top industry accreditations

Fareham College’s hospitality and catering department has been recognised for the quality of its training restaurant and teaching. Avenue 141, Fareham College’s training restaurant based at its Bishopsfield Road Campus, has been awarded a Highly Commended AA College Rosette Accreditation and Gold Accreditation and Centre of Excellence for Food and Beverage. The AA College Rosette…

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Fareham College shortlisted at the Tes FE Awards 2019

Fareham College has been shortlisted for the Tes FE Award 2019 for Apprenticeship Programme of the Year. The awards recognise the most outstanding individuals and institutions that the FE sector has to offer. Tes FE editor Stephen Exley said: “Excellent practice exists right across the further education sector, and those shortlisted for the Tes FE Awards are the cream of…

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Headmaster of renowned Scottish public school, Gordonstoun visits the UK’s College of the Year

Titus Edge, Headmaster of the highly acclaimed boarding school, Gordonstoun, based in Elgin, Scotland, visited Fareham College today to observe and learn about the business of running this graded Outstanding by Ofsted and TES UK College of the Year, at first hand. Gordonstoun School, with alumni including Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Prince Andrew, as…

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Students battle it out in intercollege culinary competition

Culinary students from Fareham College, Highbury College and City College Southampton all took part in a MasterChef-style intercollege competition, aimed at bringing the three colleges together and allowing the students to show off their cooking skills in a professional kitchen environment. Organised and sponsored by Southampton-based food wholesaler, Harvest Fine Foods, and taking place at…

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Fareham College Annual Awards 2018

Outstanding student achievement celebrated at our 2018 Annual Awards Students at Fareham College, the UK’s College of the Year, were celebrating last night as it hosted its 2018 Annual Awards Ceremony to recognise student achievement during the 2017-18 academic year. Held at Ferneham Hall, and attended by parents, schools, employers and teachers, the lavish awards…

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