Are you still taking applications to start in September?
Yes. We are still taking applications to start in September. You can apply now by clicking here. Applications can be made for courses starting in September until Tuesday 29th September.
When is enrolment being held?
Our main enrolment week is 24th- 28th August. We will be sending out further information about this in the next few weeks, please make sure you keep these dates free! If you are unable to attend enrolment on this week please email us here.
The College is committed to providing a Covid-19 secure environment and strict social distancing measures are in place in all areas so that 1-2 metres social distancing can take place. It is important that you enrol at the exact time allocated. If you are early or late for your appointment you may be asked to rearrange.
Please note that extended enrolment for courses starting in September continues until Wednesday 30th September.
I have applied for a course but have not yet been contacted when will I be interviewed?
Our team are still busy processing applications for our September courses and will be in touch with you to arrange an interview over the phone. Please note that due to staff annual leave that the College has very little interview capacity during the period from Monday 27th July to Friday 14th August.
I have not yet heard if I have been accepted onto my chosen course, when will I find out by?
We are currently preparing letters to be sent out to all applicants. These will be sent out shortly.
As part of our ‘Covid-19 Bounce Back Pledge’ we are guaranteeing a place for all eligible full time 16-18 students whether school, or College leaver whose ambition is to purse a professional or technical career through one of our courses. Find out more here.
Is there anyone I can talk to on GCSE results day about my options?
On GCSE results day, Thursday 20th August, we will be holding an Online Open Day from 4.30pm where our Careers Guidance team and course lecturers will be available for further support if you did not get your grades or have any questions.
Register for the Online Open Event here.
If I do not achieve my GCSE grade 4 or above in Maths or English, can I retake this at Eastleigh College?
Yes. We offer Maths and English GCSE courses alongside some of our full-time and apprenticeship courses. For more information please email a member of our Information, Advice & Guidance (Advice & Enrolment) team here.
When does my course start?
The start of term is Monday 7th September and you will be given your course start date at enrolment. New learners will be required to attend a College induction which will take place between Tuesday 1st and Friday 4th September.
How can I apply for financial support for travel and course costs?
If you are eligible for financial support, bursary applications please complete the application form by 21st August. The College's 16-19 Discretionary Learner Support Fund form can be found here.
I have changed my mind about what course I want to do? Am I able to apply for a different course?
All of our courses incorporate many transferable skills that will help you no matter what you decide to do after College. Even if that means pursuing a completely different career. However, if there is a course that you want to switch to, you still can. Call our Advice and Guidance Team on 023 8091 1298.
Are resources available to help with my transition to College?
Our staff have put together some useful resources for practising the key skills you have learnt at school and then developing these further for your new College course. You can work through these at your own pace during the autumn term and over the summer.
Please check the website regularly as the resources will be updated every few weeks. We will be emailing schools to let them know when new updates are available.
How will learning be delivered from September?
Whilst Government social distancing guidelines remain at 1-2m, learning will be delivered either onsite, online or a mix of both with learners and staff being split into two groups – A or B. All English and Maths classes will be delivered online. College staff will confirm individual onsite and online attendance details during enrolment and induction. These details will specify an arrival time, designated entrance, room details or log-in details for online learning. If learners have any queries about attendance expectations then they should in the first instance contact their tutor, teacher, assessor or officer.
Why will we be split into 2 groups?
Learners and College staff with be split into 2 groups to minimise contact between individuals and maintain social distance. The groups will achieve staggered starts with groups being split for onsite attendance. Teaching rooms and workshops will be set to half capacity and all chairs with wheels removed where possible.
What equipment will I need?
To be able to study effectively online you will need access to IT resources such as a good laptop/PC and internet access. We know that not everyone has access to their own laptop or reliable internet and we will seek to provide support through loan of equipment wherever possible.
In addition some of our courses require specific equipment and / or clothing. This information will have been during interview.