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Covid-19 Update

Given the Covid-19 pandemic, the College calendar has been changed for the first term of the 2020/21 academic year and has introduced a two-week October half term break. This break is from Monday 19 to Friday 30 October during which time the College is closed to Learners. The College office will be open from Monday 19 to Friday 23 October (telephone/email enquiries open) and closed from Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October (telephone/email enquiries closed until Monday 2 November). From 2 November we are increasing the areas in which a face mask or covering is required to be worn.

The College offers a wide range of professional qualifications, which have been designed to offer you a way of studying which best suits your work-life requirements. This is broken down in the following list. For more information on each, please click the relevant text:


  • Work-based: No formal ‘lessons’, you put together a portfolio of evidence whilst at work, alongside receiving guidance and support from your assigned assessor
  • Day/block release (ECTA): You will attend lessons either one day a week (‘day’ release) or a number of whole weeks within a set period (‘block’ release)


  • Faculty: a variety of long or short courses, studied at set times through classroom based learning at the college
  • Work-based: a qualification gained through a completed portfolio of works, whilst your current, related job role is undertaken
  • Higher Education: studied part-time at Eastleigh College, with access to the facilities at the University of Portsmouth, who accredit the qualifications
  • Leisure: hobby based courses, which do not generally lead to a qualification and are available at a number of locations within the community