Eastleigh College’s Health and Social Care department has been awarded the industry-renowned ‘Skills for Health Quality Mark’ for their outstanding teaching and training.
The Skills for Health Quality Mark is the only official standard for the UK’s health sector, and recognises exceptional delivery of learning and training specific to what employers require for a highly effective workforce. The Mark is awarded by NSA Health, following an extensive application and assessment process.
Eastleigh College is currently the only College in the Solent region to be endorsed for world class training in this sector. Matthew Phelps, Vice Principal for Commercial at Eastleigh College, commented, “We are aware of how challenging it is to be awarded this Mark, and also how rare it is to pass assessment first time, so to receive it is a testament to the commitment of the staff and the high standards we set at Eastleigh College.
“Health and Social Care is a priority area for the Government, and we take pride in delivering world class training to the existing and future workforce in this industry.”
The achievement comes alongside Eastleigh College receiving the sixth highest score in the country for general Further Education Colleges in the FE Choices Learner Survey (91.3%), with the employer satisfaction score looking to exceed last year’s 8.8 out of 10.
Jan Edrich, Chief Executive and Principal at Eastleigh College, commented “It has been a great week for the College receiving such an excellent set of results, which reinforces our commitment to both students and employers.”
To find out more about the healthcare courses offered at Eastleigh College, please call 023 8091 1299. Options include full-time courses, part-time courses and Apprenticeships in areas such as Health and Social Care, Childcare and Dental Nursing.
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.
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.