Eastleigh College has moved to online learning, as such campuses are closed to the vast majority of learners. The College remains open (including over the Easter holiday period) for 16-18 learners of key workers, and those learners with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). However, for both categories, learners are asked to stay at home where it is safe to do so. Consistent with public health advice, learners and staff are asked to follow public health guidance and the steps outlined via the 'read more' button.
Last week we welcomed careers advisors from local schools and organisations to attend a networking lunch, with the opportunity to find out more about the Eastleigh College.
Representatives from Crestwood College, Hampshire County Council and many more joined us for a delicious two-course lunch in our East Avenue restaurant, cooked and served by our Hospitality and Catering students, followed by a tour of our facilities including our brand new Hair, Beauty and Arts Centre.
We discussed how the future employment marketplace may change due to skills gaps and an increased retirement age, and what we’re doing with local and national employers to ensure our students are prepared for the future, in addition to how we can help students to make the right decision for them first-time; whether that be to study a technical and professional course, choose an Apprenticeship or study A-levels.
With Apprenticeships in particular, our Apprenticeship Experts team is keen to ensure as many employers as possible understand the implications of the new Government Apprenticeship Levy, and the potential opportunities this can open up for young people.
Some of our current students were also brave enough to take to the stage and talk about their experience at the College, what they like about their course and their plans for the future, which helps careers advisors to better understand the journey from school to college through the students’ eyes.
If you missed this year’s event, don’t worry! We will be hosting a similar event next June, so if you’re interested in taking part please get in touch by emailing email@example.com.
Following guidance received today from the Department for Education and Ofqual, we can provided reassurance to students who were due to sit GCSEs at Eastleigh College this summer.
Eastleigh College is delighted to announce that following the release of national government data, it has ranked 1st in Hampshire and 10th nationally against all other 6th form and further education colleges for its student achievement rates.