Eastleigh College is a leading technical and professional college in the UK with an ambitious vision for the College’s future. More than 22,000 learners from across the country choose to study with us every year because we continue to develop a wide range of programmes to provide the skills and knowledge for a highly rewarding future.
We are clear about our priorities and purpose
The Eastleigh College Board and Senior Management Team 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. Read the full story here.
Delivering opportunity and excellence during the Covid-19 pandemic
We do not underestimate the challenges immediately ahead for the people and organisations in our local communities but believe that by working collaboratively our region can recover and again thrive in the future. This is why we have continued to provide opportunity and excellence in education, training and apprenticeships during the pandemic.
We have also identified a number of commitments as to how we can serve communities and employers during the immediate Covid-19 recovery in 2020/21. Our Covid-19 ‘Bounce Back’ pledge was published in July 2020 and has received strong support from stakeholders.
Teaching, learning and assessment for the workplace
Whether for adult, school leaver or apprentice, our teaching, learning and assessment is delivered by well qualified sector specialists supported by learner and business support colleagues who are experts in their field. Our two campuses provide the same industry standard learning environment that learners can expect to find in the workplace. Our reputation is such that the College has extensive industry partnerships across the South Hampshire and Solent region with businesses who are dependent on us for their ongoing training, updating, certification and licensing needs.
Working to increase employability across the region
We are committed to increasing the number of South Hampshire and Solent residents who are qualified at level 4 and above. To achieve this, we work with over 1,000 different employers in the region and have strategic partnerships with the University of Portsmouth and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. Our work includes:
- Supporting learners in their chosen area of study, enabling them to develop their careers by progressing into employment or higher education
- Providing essential English and maths skills training for adults and school leavers
- Offering an innovative healthcare programme for 16-18 year olds, which is a unique opportunity for the region’s young adults
- Successfully launching SEND Employability Hubs with Hampshire County Council, HSDC (Havant and South Downs College), and St Vincent College.
Recognised for enabling and expecting excellence
In addition to recording the best 2018/19 student achievement for all colleges in Hampshire, the College has also won or been recognised for numerous national and regional awards that include the Association of Colleges Beacon Awards, Pearson National Teaching Awards, National Apprenticeship Awards, and the Times Education Supplement Awards. The College success in these awards is reflected in our inspection reports:
Graded ‘Good’ in our last Ofsted inspection in 2018
Our residential provision, College House, is inspected as a residential care home every three to four years and has been Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ on each inspection since 2008 with the most recent outstanding inspection in 2019.
The College’s last QAA Inspection for Higher Education was in October 2017. This resulted in the best possible outcome of full confidence in both academic standards and academic experience.
"This is a fantastic place to study and we would love to welcome you to our College in the future."
Chief Executive and Principal
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.