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.
Thanks to the generous donations from Form Construction in Portsmouth, Eastleigh College Construction and Plumbing students will benefit from using high-quality materials during their training.
With too many good-quality products going to waste, Form Construction has worked with the College to reduce their amount of project waste and support the industry’s future professionals. The company has donated equipment which includes plumbing tanks and kitchen fittings for students to train with, which will enhance their skills and knowledge and prepare them for the workplace.
Apprenticeships are an opportunity for students to gain practical experience at college, with the opportunity to ask teaching staff for help before putting their skills into practice in employment. Vinnie, a Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery apprentice highlights how using the equipment has already helped him prepare for his future. He comments, “Being able to fit a kitchen with the materials used in the industry has helped me for when I’m on site and actually doing it in my future career. It’s good practice to try it at college before doing it on my own in the workplace and it’s also given me the confidence that I can work independently.”
Matt Thomson, Managing Director at Form Construction highlights the importance of supporting students who are keen to progress into the construction industry. He explains, “The students will get hands-on experience of the products they’re working with and when they are qualified they will have the skills and confidence needed to carry out the jobs required in their role.” He adds, “We’re definitely more likely to employ students from Eastleigh College, knowing they’re trained effectively and with experience using materials used in the industry.”
To find out more about the courses offered at Eastleigh College, please visit the careers page.
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.