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Covid-19 Update

Given the Covid-19 pandemic, the College calendar has been changed for the first term of the 2020/21 academic year and has introduced a two-week October half term break. This break is from Monday 19 to Friday 30 October during which time the College is closed to Learners. The College office will be open from Monday 19 to Friday 23 October (telephone/email enquiries open) and closed from Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October (telephone/email enquiries closed until Monday 2 November). From 2 November we are increasing the areas in which a face mask or covering is required to be worn.

News

Diners delight as East Avenue restaurant reopens

We're delighted that Eastleigh College’s fully licensed restaurant and bar, East Avenue, has reopened after having to close its doors for six months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more about how staff and learners have ensured a covid-19 secure environment for diners.

Six new governors bring added expertise to governing board

Eastleigh College has appointed six new governors, complementing and strengthening an already successful existing board only two weeks after launching our ambitious 2020-2024 strategy. The governing board, which guides and monitors the strategic direction of the college, now boasts additional expertise from a range of corporate areas as well as the public sector.

2021 prospectus for school leavers goes 100% digital

Eastleigh College has launched our new 2021 prospectus for full time courses and apprenticeships, and we're delighted to be the first college in the region to take the step of making this purely digitally. Read more about why we've taken this step, and download the prospectus!

Ambitious strategy aims to create the best ‘new normal’ for college learners and staff

The Eastleigh College Board and Senior Management Team have launched an ambitious strategy for the period 2020-24 that sets out the College’s priorities to see more learners, be more successful, more often.

How we are keeping our college Covid-19 secure

The College has remained open throughout the Covid-19 pandemic for many learners and as from September 2020 all learners (including those planning to attend at College House) have returned to a full high-quality education programme as per government guidelines.

Student-focused principal retires from Hampshire college

Eastleigh College’s Chief Executive and Principal, Dr Jan Edrich, is retiring following three decades working in Further Education. Jan started her career in telecommunications manufacturing industry before moving into education after the birth of her son. She has witnessed much change in the sector since her first teaching role, but has always strived to make a real and meaningful difference for all learners, an ethos which has underpinned each role in her 30-year career.

BTEC and Core Maths Results Update

Centre assessment grades will be communicated with all learners via email on Friday 28th August 2020. Where learners have already received BTEC level 3 qualification results, we will only communicate where a grade has been changed. We would like to reassure all learners that grades will not go down.

BTEC Results Update

Following the announcement that all A level and GCSE learners are to be awarded Centre Assessment Grades Pearson have reviewed the impact this may have on BTEC learners, and their grades, and will therefore be reviewing BTEC qualifications. If you were a BTEC level 3 learner in 2019-20, qualification grades will be reviewed and communicated as soon as possible should there be a change. No learners grade will go down as part of this review. If you were a BTEC level 1 or 2 learner in 2019-20 and expecting to receive your results this week your results will not now be released until the grading review has taken place. Find out more.

GCSE Results Update

On Monday 17th August, Ofqual announced that they will award grades on the basis of what teachers submitted. We will be emailing all GCSE results to learners on Thursday 20th August, the grade given will represent the highest grade awarded by the extraordinary assessment processes put in place to award grades this summer. Find out more.

National teaching awards recognise Eastleigh College with ‘Team of the Year’ and ‘Lecturer of the Year’

The Hospitality & Catering Team and Jules Vince, Teacher Training lecturer, have both received certificates of excellence from The Pearson National Teaching Awards. Their certificates for ‘Further Education Team of the Year’ and ‘Further Education Lecturer of the Year’ respectively provided a real boost to all the teaching professionals at the College at the end of an extraordinary and challenging term!

New courses launched to re-train 18-19s for high-demand work

Eastleigh College has launched a new range of courses called ‘Bounce Back Technical and Professional Qualifications’ to support 18 and 19-year-olds find work in targeted high-demand sectors like engineering, construction, and social care. These courses are free to applicants as part of the measures announced on 8 July in the Chancellor’s ‘Plan for Jobs’ boost for the post-Covid future. The College is now taking applications for the new courses.

2020 Exam and Qualification results update

Exceptional arrangements for sharing qualification outcomes and exam results. Due to the exceptional arrangements in place for awarding qualifications in 2020 and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic there will be some changes in the way the College confirms and shares results with learners this year.