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Disability Confident badge shows Eastleigh College is an accessible employer

Eastleigh College has been accredited as a Disability Confident Employer as part of the College’s continual commitment to progressing towards greater diversity in the workplace and inclusive learning. This means the college is already benefitting from being able to draw from the widest possible pool of talent, and is securing, retaining and developing disabled staff who are skilled, loyal and hard-working.

Going for Gold in National Teaching Awards

The Hospitality and Catering Team at Eastleigh College is in the running to win one of the 15 Gold Pearson National Teaching Awards after winning FE Team of the Year in the Pearson National Teaching Silver Awards for their outstanding commitment to changing the lives of the young people they work with every day.

Eastleigh College earns its place alongside national refrigeration experts

Eastleigh College is attending several high profile cooling industry events beginning with the Hampshire Refrigeration Society HRS2021 expo, followed by the National ACR and Heat Pump Awards in Manchester where the College and apprentices are shortlisted, and the RAC and IOR Awards in London where apprentices are in the final.

Innovative tutors take Eastleigh College through to Learning Technology Award finals

April Inglis, Employability and Enterprise Tutor and Richard Carter, Chef Lecturer from Eastleigh College are through to the Learning Technology Award (LTA) final on 17 November which recognises commitment, enthusiasm and passion for learning technologies.

Gas Safety Week 2021 marks busy year for Eastleigh’s Gas Assessment Centre

The eleventh national campaign to raise awareness of gas safety took place last week and marks the end of a busy year at the Gas Assessment Centre (GAC) in Eastleigh where candidates qualify for both home and business ‘gas safe’ registration. Within the past 12 months the BPEC approved assessment centre has been restructured and expanded to accommodate an increased apprentice intake.

Counselling courses are ‘life-changing’ say HE Learners    

Counselling is a continuously evolving career choice and the new DipHE Counselling Diploma qualifications at Eastleigh College are proving popular with learners looking to take their next steps towards this fulfilling and impactful career path. Diploma-qualified counsellors now have the option to top up their counselling diploma (DipHE) to a Bachelor degree with Eastleigh College.

The first MSK Academy in the South opens at Eastleigh College for advanced professional cookery

Strong industry connections and commitment to training future chefs have led to Eastleigh College becoming the first prestigious MSK Academy in the South and one of only four in the UK. Learners benefit from the partnership by having access to the highly functional MSK branded ingredients they can expect to use in industry.

MP opens innovative Learner Hub improving access to resources and support services

Local MP Paul Holmes officially opened the Eastleigh College Learner Hub following a £500,000 transformation of existing space. The Learner Hub enables the College to provide all learner support services in one central location. The Hub provides a range of formal and informal learning and private study areas for learners to use with friends for project work.

New BPEC-approved plumbing workshop is set to raise standards in a changing sector

Neil Collishaw, Chief Executive Officer of BPEC, the employer-led training standards organisation for the Plumbing, Heating, Gas and wider Energy Sector, visited the brand-new plumbing workshop at Eastleigh College. Neil met with Michael Lock, Head of Gas & Plumbing, Smart Metering and Renewable Energy, to discuss how BPEC can better support the College.

Poole-based firm chooses Eastleigh College for electrical apprenticeships

Poole based GF Electrical Ltd has two apprentices training with Eastleigh College and has been so impressed that they are making a placement again for September - on block release again. Here, Michelle Fisher shares her perspective as an employer on the benefits of block release and the value of investing in apprenticeships.

FE/HE collaboration supports businesses in engineering, gas, plumbing and refrigeration

Eastleigh College and Solent University have launched the second in a series of guides to training and succession planning opportunities for employers. The latest guide supports businesses in engineering, gas, plumbing and refrigeration.

Adult students on a career path are positive about going to university

According to figures recently reported by UCAS, the total number of applicants wishing to start university in September hit a new high. The findings coincide with the results of an exit poll of 250 adult learners from Eastleigh College in which 98% agreed that ‘My course will enable me to develop a new career’.