Eastleigh College celebrates the Festival of Learning
The Festival of Learning (previously Adult Learner’s Week) takes place in the months of May and June 2016, and is a celebration of learning no matter what your age. As part of the nationwide campaign, Eastleigh College offered a range of taster activities from its extensive list of part-time professional and leisure courses, from engineering to chocolatier-ing!
Visitors were able to try out a range of activities including hair styling, floristry, carpentry and even spinning. Eastleigh College hopes that by encouraging people to try something new, they will be inspired to take up a new hobby or even enhance their professional skills to go further in their career.
Darren Peach has been thinking about getting into carpentry for a while, so thought he’d investigate a part-time course that would get him up to scratch. He said, “To begin with I’m looking at building a simple hinged-lid box, then I’ll take it from there! Today has been a very enjoyable way to find out about the course before I start.”
Sarah Moody is a current student and came along to the event to encourage others to join. She used to work in Sales, but decided to try a Floristry course with the ambition of doing it full-time. So far she has already set up her own business on the side, and thinks the open day was a great idea, “It’s a really good idea to try things out first before you commit”, she said.
On-hand at the event were full-time students studying Event Management. As part of their course they had organised the open event, from blowing up balloons and hanging bunting to advertising the event locally with flyers.
Rosie Kitcher, studying Level 3 Event Management, commented, “We have organised the event using three departments: internal, external and marketing, and I’ve been working in the marketing team designing flyers, banners and posters. I worked in a different team at our last event, so it’s been good to get experience in all the different areas.”
The College offers a range of part-time courses including cake artistry, furniture restoration and accounting. Visit our new part-time leisure listings for 2016/17 to find out more information on course costs and start-dates, our browse our careers section for part-time professional courses.
Eastleigh College Confirms COVID-19 Cases
At midday on Thursday 19 November we were made aware of eight confirmed COVID-19 cases amongst College learners. Based on the information supplied in seven of these cases there has been possible transmission linked to attendance at the College. In addition two staff members are required to self-isolate whilst seeking tests. Through our seating and group plans we have been able to quickly identify any learner(s) who were in proximity to the affected learners and all identified learners have been contacted in advance of this information being posted online and through social media. The College has also made contact with the parents, guardians or carers of these individuals where they are under 18, or under 25 and have an Education Health and Care Plan. Read more.
National recognition for careers and enterprise innovation
Eastleigh College has been commended by the Association of Colleges for the careers and progression support it provides to learners by being shortlisted for this year’s Beacon Awards. This recognition highlights the outstanding work of the college’s career and work readiness team, and other staff across the college who are dedicated to ensure learners are fully aware of the opportunities available to them.