COVID News & Articles Keeping you up to date with Fareham College news. Highlighting student success stories, college life and upcoming events.

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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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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Online Open Event 6th May, 2pm-6pm

Join us for our first ever Online Open Event! Due to the unprecedented situation we currently find ourselves in, we have cancelled our forthcoming Open Evening. However, that doesn’t mean that we can’t share with you ‘online’ our fantastic facilities, our wide range of Full Time, Part Time and Higher Education courses and our Apprenticeships…

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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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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 Students Achieve an exceptional 98.8% pass rate in Level 3 Qualifications

Fareham College Level 3 students and staff are today celebrating an outstanding overall advanced level pass rate of 98.8%. Over half of the students achieved high grades and nearly a third achieving the highest grade possible. Fareham College’s Principal and Chief Executive, Andrew Kaye, said: “A huge congratulations to everyone. We are incredibly proud of…

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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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Outstanding student achievements celebrated at Fareham College Annual Awards 2019

Students at Fareham College gathered at Ferneham Hall for its 2019 Annual Awards, a ceremony held every year to shine a light on incredible student achievements.  Fareham College invited parents and employers from across the South to celebrate the exceptional successes and accomplishments of its students across the 2018-19 academic year. Among the 19 award…

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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 celebrates Higher Education success with graduation ceremony

Fareham College has celebrated its Higher Education students graduating with a dedicated ceremony at its campus. The TES FE College of the Year, welcomed 35 graduates and their guests, the majority of whom were graduating from Higher Education programmes, to the College to mark the completion of their courses. Higher Education courses available at Fareham…

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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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Engineering apprentices go head to head for Phase Wars 2018

Apprentices from Defence Munitions Gosport took part in a Scrapheap Challenge-style competition designed to test their flair for manufacturing and ability to work as a team. Eighteen apprentices, who are all working towards a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering, took part in ‘Phase Wars’, an annual competition hosted by Fareham College. Working…

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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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Fareham’s future masterchefs get ‘Exclusive’ opportunity

Fareham College’s Hospitality & Catering department were delighted to host a visit from the ‘Exclusive Chefs Academy’ today’, a career development programme created by the Exclusive Hotels and Venues Group. Students already have the benefit of learning in industry-standard kitchens and being taught by highly-experienced professionals, but were given the additional opportunity to work alongside…

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Whitehall learns lessons from newly-outstanding Fareham College

Whitehall learns lessons from newly-outstanding Fareham College The UK’s top civil servant in charge of Further Education visited Fareham College to learn more about the high-quality teaching Fareham College offers to young people in Hampshire and beyond. Philippa Lloyd, Director General of Higher and Further Education at the Department of Education (DfE), was invited down…

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Success after success as Fareham College shortlisted for FE College of the Year Award

Success after success as Fareham College shortlisted for FE College of the Year Award Fareham College is in the running to become Further Education (FE) College of the Year after the Times Educational Supplement (TES Global) published its shortlist for this prestigious national award. Recognition of Fareham College’s achievements are coming thick and fast at…

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Fareham College Shortlisted for EBP South’s Amazing People Awards

Fareham College Shortlisted for EBP South’s Amazing People Awards Fareham College are pleased to announce they have been shortlisted in EBP South’s prestigious ‘Amazing People Awards’ for the category of Amazing Education Establishment Who Promote Careers Education. The ‘Amazing People Awards’ are designed to thank and reward people for their dedication and commitment to helping…

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Fareham College Celebrates as Avenue 141 is Named one of Top Three College Restaurants in the Country

Fareham College Celebrates as Avenue 141 is Named one of Top Three College Restaurants in the Country After a year of hard work and dedication, Fareham College Hospitality & Catering students were delighted to attend the AA Hospitality Awards dinner this week as finalists for College Restaurant of the Year 2017. The students have been…

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Fareham College’s CEMAST to deliver next generation of BAE Systems engineering apprenticeships in Lee on Solent and Portsmouth

Fareham College is celebrating the awarding of a new apprenticeship contract with BAE Systems that will see nearly 40 engineering apprentices a year pass through its Centre of Excellence for Manufacturing and Advanced Skills Training (CEMAST) at Daedalus Airfield, Lee-on-the-Solent. A total of 37 students started life in their new home from Monday 11th September,…

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Fareham College Students Celebrate Success on National Results Day 2017

Fareham College Celebrates Results Day Success! Fareham College students smashed expectations on national results day today as dozens arrived at the college’s Bishopsfield Road campus to pick up their certificates in further education. One in five students completing their Level 3 BTEC Extended Diplomas achieved the highest possible grade of D*D*D* (a Triple Distinction), which is…

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Fareham College and industry partners launch new Civil Engineering & Groundworks Apprenticeship

Fareham College and industry partners launch new Civil Engineering & Groundworks Apprenticeship In partnership with The Solent Civil Engineering Employers’ Group and Fareham College, a new Civil Engineering and Groundworks Apprenticeship, ‘CEGA’, designed to prepare young people and adults for a career in civil engineering occupations, was launched today at an event held at CEMAST.…

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Game Jam Winners Fareham College

Fareham College Students’ Success at University of Portsmouth Game Jam

Fareham College Students’ Success at University of Portsmouth ‘Game Jam’ Level 3 Gaming and Computing students attended the University of Portsmouth’s Game Jam competition and returned home with a certificate for “Best Game Play Experience”. The aim of the competition was to create a working game which stemmed from three randomly selected topics or articles,…

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Fareham College Annual Awards Ceremony Showcases Students’ Achievement 2017

Fareham College Annual Awards Ceremony Showcases Students’ Achievement Fareham College’s Annual Awards Ceremony took place at Ferneham Hall last week, recognising and praising the outstanding achievements of students throughout the 2016-17 academic year.’ The event highlighted and rewarded a range of successes, with categories including Academic Excellence, Outstanding Achievement, Exceptional Personal Endeavour and Contribution to…

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Fareham College and CEMAST Students Team Up for Local Time Capsule Project

Fareham College and CEMAST Students Team Up for Local Time Capsule Project   Fareham Council recently approached Fareham College and CEMAST in search of volunteers to help develop time capsules for local schools to be rediscovered in 25 years’ time. The project was to research, design and 3D print containers for three local schools, using suitable materials that…

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CEMAST Students Showcase Outstanding Work at Presentation Evening

CEMAST Students Showcase Outstanding Work at Presentation Evening Last night, Level 3 Engineering students showcased their final projects to potential employers, prospective CEMAST students, and their parents at the annual Presentation Evening. Students from Manufacturing, Automotive, Aeronautical and Marine disciplines all dressed up in their finest business attire to display the fascinating projects they’ve been…

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Fareham College Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week with Local Employers

Fareham College Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week with Local Employers To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, Fareham College students were invited to take part in a jam-packed schedule of workshops featuring a host of fantastic speakers from businesses including IBM, Estee Lauder, Portsmouth Football Club and Disney. The theme of the workshops was employability, with the speakers…

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Beauty Therapy Students Visited by Clarins Professionals for Employability Talk

Beauty Therapy Students Visited by Clarins Professionals for Employability Talk Last week our Level 3 Beauty Therapy students were lucky enough to have a visit from industry experts and guest lecturers from Clarins, Ashleigh Houghton, Skin and Spa Manager, and Grace Farrand, Business Manager. Clarins is a leading luxury cosmetics company which manufactures worldwide prestige…

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MP and Universities Endorse Fareham College’s Enhanced Technical Programmes

MP and Universities Endorse Fareham College’s Enhanced Technical Programmes   Following the success of the advanced technical skills programmes run at our CEMAST campus, Fareham College will, from September 2017, offer students with the highest GCSE grades the opportunity to study an AS/A-Level subject alongside their Level 3 BTEC Programme. Students studying at either of the…

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