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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Fareham College students on the road to engineering success

Three Fareham College students will be embarking on their journeys to engineering success after gaining places at brand new The Engineering Design Institute, TEDI-London to study Global Design Engineering. TEDI‑London is a new higher education provider for future engineers, founded by Arizona State University, King’s College London and UNSW Sydney.   Students Stuart Tucker, Kara…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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’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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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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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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