Introduction

Whether you are looking to upskill in your current job role, are pushing for a career change or thinking about trying a new hobby in your spare time, we offer a wide range of part time courses and study options to help you to achieve your goals.

Fareham College has a vast range of courses to help individuals to develop their professional skills, boost their employability and improve their career prospects – from one-day skills refreshers to degree-level professional awards.

Our professional courses will help you develop the knowledge and skills required for specific jobs in different fields and industries. You may be in work already and looking to upskill in order to progress your career, or looking to embark upon a new career path altogether. You may be aiming to return to work after a break and want to refresh your knowledge, or simply looking to explore a new field for your own personal fulfilment.

Who are Part Time Courses for?

Our part time courses are available to adult learners (aged 18+) who want to increase their career opportunities, broaden their knowledge in a particular subject, or take that first step into a new area that has always interested them. Whatever your reasons, and whatever your previous experience, we can support you with a comprehensive range of exciting and inspiring courses delivered by friendly and supportive tutors.

Qualification Levels

We offer qualifications accredited by some of the most prestigious professional bodies  institutions, which will not only give you the in-depth knowledge you need to succeed, but will help your CV to stand out to employers who are looking for the highest calibre employees.
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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 9-3 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

Why Choose Fareham?

  • We’re the TES College of the Year 2018 and one of the only Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ colleges in the region
  • We offer a wide range of part time courses delivered by inspirational teachers, who are experts in their field
  • We are a centre of excellence with first-class facilities and a highly supportive learning environment
  • We offer flexible training options for adult learners, including day, evening and weekend courses
  • A range of payment options and financial support is available so you can study now and pay later

Student Facilities

Depending on the subject area, part time courses are delivered at our BRC, CEMAST and CETC campuses, and all students have the use of the College’s range of impressive facilities, including the Learning Resource Centre and on-site Gym 141. You will also have access to a variety of software applications to support your training as needed, including free access to Microsoft Office 365 and Adobe Creative Cloud.

 

Students studying qualifications in areas including management, accounting, human resources, care, and education & training, will also have access to our Professional Development Centre. This is a dedicated learning environment within the Bishopsfield Road Campus containing conference rooms and study lounges that provide an inspiring environment in which to undertake the theoretical study needed to excel in your course.

Advanced Learner Loans

If you’re aged 19 or over and looking to start a Level 3 course or above, you will be able to apply to the government for an Advanced Learner Loan. This loan will help you to study now and pay later, and does not have to be paid back until you are earning over £21,000 per year. If you take out the loan to pay for a QAA Access to HE Diploma and then go on to successfully complete your chosen degree, the balance does not have to be paid back.

You can apply for a loan once you have enrolled on your course – it is a straightforward process and plenty of help and advice is available throughout the application process.

Costs, Payment & Support

Choosing to study alongside your existing commitments is a big decision, especially if it’s a longer course or one that will require additional home study.

Each year, we help hundreds of adult learners to gain new skills and qualifications, and have a lot of experience in helping people to successfully organise their new learning experience around their job, family life and many other responsibilities.

We have a range of support available for learners who may have concerns about returning to education, or the financial implications of funding their training; we aim to ensure that the financial aspect of studying is never a barrier to achieving your goals.

Depending on your personal circumstances, there are different funds, schemes and loans to help cover the cost of part time study and our Career’s Centre Advisors will be able to provide advice and guidance as to the most appropriate options for you.

Course Start Times

Professional qualification courses can last from a few weeks to a couple of years, depending on the level of qualification. There are many different part time study options available so you can choose to learn in a way that suits your lifestyle.  We offer part time courses that are, for example, one evening a week for a few weeks, or longer for professional qualifications, in addition to one-day or weekend workshops.

Generally, most of our professional qualifications start in September or January. However we also offer master classes and shorter professional development courses that have various start dates throughout the year.

Many of our leisure courses repeat on a regular basis, and additional dates may be added to meet high demand.

Brand new courses are often released in-year so it is worth checking our course listings periodically for new opportunities – all new courses will be posted on our social media pages as well as the website, so be sure to follow us to keep up-to-date with new opportunities.

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