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Eastleigh College in Top 50 Most Inclusive Workplaces Index 2021

The recent NCFD FREDIE Awards put Eastleigh College in 48th place in the Top 100 Most Inclusive Workplaces Index 2021. The College began working with the National Centre for Diversity (NCFD) in 2020 to further embed its workplace values of ambition, respect, resilience and professionalism in all college activities.

Digital focus for Eastleigh’s new deputy principal

Eastleigh College has appointed a new deputy principal who will be responsible for the delivery of a growing curriculum as well as spearheading the college’s digital development with learners and staff alike.

Proposed Institute of Technology is a step closer in the Solent region

Eastleigh College is one of six FE and HE providers collaborating with Solent University in a bid to become the first Institute of Technology (IOT) in the Solent LEP region. The proposal is to create an IOT specialising in digital technologies, engineering and marine.

920 learners gain Mental Health Awareness

Ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week all learners aged between 16 and 19 currently studying at Eastleigh College were offered an extra fully-funded short course to raise awareness of the issues surrounding mental health difficulties. Over 920 learners took part.

Eastleigh College launches dedicated online learning platform to complement high quality onsite provision

Thousands of people are set to benefit from the launch of EC Online, a dedicated platform from Eastleigh College offering a range of short and mid-term courses which can be completed at a time and place to suit the learner, and the majority of which are free of charge.

Collaborative approach set to benefit employers across the south

A unique collaboration of colleges working with businesses across the region has clarified the key opportunities and benefits of technical training available.

Top marks across the board for NHS apprentices

The first group of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust patient service administrators to complete their apprenticeships with Eastleigh College have set the bar high with all gaining distinctions, the highest grade possible.

Eastleigh College and Solent University work together to strengthen regional skills offer

Solent University and Eastleigh College have entered into a reciprocal governance arrangement, and are working on a number of initiatives to improve education and employer engagement across the region, simplifying and clarifying access to training and apprenticeships for employers and organisations.

Enterprising learners gain valuable work experience during lockdown

Enterprising learners across Eastleigh College have continued to gain valuable work experience while adhering to the Covid-19 safety restrictions that have been put in place by both the college and employers. As well as gaining extra skills, the work experience helps to enhance learning. 

Fairtrade Fortnight website provides wealth of resources for school pupils

A team of Eastleigh College learners has launched a dedicated website to promote a range of fun and inspiring educational online events and activities for schools, colleges, community groups and home-schooling parents to raise awareness of Fairtrade during Fairtrade Fortnight (22 Feb - 9 March).

Demand for Healthcare and Nursing courses rises amid pandemic

Eastleigh College is reporting a surge in demand for Health and Social Care courses, with a third more school-leavers applying for our Level 2 and Level 3 courses, including the unique Pathway to Nursing course that the college runs in partnership with University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.

Learning Centre book sale benefits charities

Two charities have benefited following a cull of books no longer needed by the college’s extensive library. During a stocktake of the library's collection of over 11,000 books, over 400 were donated to African schools or sold to raise money for a leading cancer charity.