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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.

Eastleigh College has a wealth of experience working with a range of employers, but don't take our word for it!

Mike White, I.V.S

"Eastleigh College has guided, encouraged, made funding available and allowed us to grow in a controlled way. They keep us compliant and up-to-date with processes and procedures. I'd recommend other businesses to grab the opportunity to join a first class college."

Daryl, Total Support Training

"Eastleigh College provides a vital service of staying up to date and current with various funding and regulatory bodies by pulling together information and distributing it. If I were to do this internally I’d need to employ a specialist team. I know they are good at what they do, which leaves me free to be good at what I do."

Maxine, LEAD

"We have worked with Eastleigh College for many years and through this time we have seen many improvements and changes. It’s definitely the best college we work with, and we have worked with many. It's a high quality college which works to a high standard with competent staff in all areas. They want to be the best but also want you to be the best. We frequently learn something new and they always take into consideration our business needs, as well as College requirements." 

Becky, More Training

"Eastleigh College has helped us to remain compliant, efficient and knowledgeable which ensures we provide an excellent journey for our learners. It’s been a positive experience and the staff are approachable."

Sarah, Winchester Bourne Ltd

"We are delighted to be working with Eastleigh College, the whole scheme seems very efficient and works well for us."

Nigel, Howes Precision Hydraulics Ltd

"We now have two apprentices from Eastleigh College, one has completed their apprenticeship and the other is in their final year. I've been more than satisfied with the service provided by Eastleigh College."

Stuart, GW Martin Ltd

"We have been very happy with the support we receive from Eastleigh College in order to help bring young engineers into the industry."

Ian, OKW Enclosures Ltd

"Experience with College is good - we've put 6 people through the College in the past 3-4 years."

Jeff, K.A. Watts Plumbing and Heating

"Very pleased with the quality of the Apprenticeship scheme you have here, Eastleigh College makes me aware of any problems before they escalate further."

Shaun, Haycal Developments

"I've found Eastleigh College very helpful in training our Apprentices. The service we get from Eastleigh College is excellent."

Joanne, Beauworth Plumbing and Heating Ltd

"I am happy with Eastleigh College and would encourage any employer to take apprentices."

Paul, Climachill Ltd

"Eastleigh College have provided 1st class training to our apprentice with a well delivered course. I am extremely impressed and happy that we chose Eastleigh College."

Angela, Abicare

"I couldn't be happier with the service and support we have all received from Eastleigh College. The team there made it so easy for all of our employees to enrol on what is a relevant, fun and interesting course for all. Thanks guys!!"

GEA Searle

“The Eastleigh College team have worked with us to help a range of our staff pass their BIT NVQ. After an initial introduction to our team and site they managed this with minimal support and gave training which really made a difference and that all trainees enjoyed. We are now considering how to extend this training to others at Searle. I am very happy to recommend Eastleigh College as an excellent provider of the BIT NVQ course.”

Alexandra, Hamble Heights

"I have been working alongside Eastleigh College for just over a year, and have found them to be extremely flexible and accommodating to our needs. Many of our staff have benefitted from the Health & Social Care qualifications that they provide, and I am very pleased to have upskilled and engaged staff who want to learn more and better themselves. The tutors, assessors and support staff at Eastleigh College have all been fantastic, and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to other organisations."

James, South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

“We have been using Eastleigh College to provide workplace training for over a year now. The courses on offer are varied yet relevant to the healthcare sector. We have utilised the colleges Vocationally Related Qualifications (VRQs) to train our staff in areas such as mental health, end of life care and nutrition and health. The support we have had has been great. Hannah, our tutor has dedicated a permanent allotted afternoon each week to be on site to see our staff face to face, to catch up and offer advice and guidance. So far over 240 staff have benefited from completing a VRQ and 100+ staff are currently undertaking qualifications.”

Diane, Biffa Waste Services Ltd

"The ease of booking my team and myself onto the NVQ 3’s has been really easy. I have found Jess to be really helpful and extremely knowledgeable which has helped us get onto the correct Apprenticeships for our staff requirements. Her helpfulness has been second to none, we look forward to gaining the qualifications now!"


“Denplan have worked closely with Eastleigh College over the past few years and the support we receive is excellent. Eastleigh College students also provide assistance by volunteering to be interviewed –allowing Denplan employees to gain experience with this skill. The staff at Eastleigh College are helpful and fully support the development of others."

Jack, R. Twining & Company Limited

"The delivery of the Business Improvement Techniques (BIT) NVQ to our employees has helped us improve their individual capabilities and their understanding of the business, which in turn has resulted in us being able to fully empower our teams to work more effectively, more independently, more autonomously, with better and a more positive team sprit than before. It has been so successful that we are moving from a voluntary type NVQ delivery process to the inclusion of the BIT NVQ as part of our employee's actual role requirements."

Clare, Kidz Play (UK) LTD

"Eastleigh College have been a delight to work with. Students are fully supported, trainers are helpful and friendly to both students and employers."

Stuart, Doughty Engineering

"Eastleigh College are a great service provider for our training needs, they understand and adapt to our culture instead of trying to change our culture... They understand our needs and how we go about doing things, and they are flexible to adapt to that."

Venetia, The Toynbee School

"During the last few years we have used Eastleigh College’s training programmes to help promote Continual Professional Development within our own support staff. The staff have found the training very helpful and rewarding, for some it's the first time they have studied since they left school. This has helped build their own confidence levels and aim for higher positions or advanced courses. I find the College staff and Assessors to be very friendly and informative. I feel we have a good working relationship."

Carol, NHS UK

"We have received an excellent service from Eastleigh College, supporting the delivery of both Functional Skills and Apprenticeships in Customer Service and Contact Centres, with a high success rate. Eastleigh College has been instrumental in the delivery of Functional Skills training to our staff, their understanding of our business needs and delivery requirements has led to a successful partnership, one we hope to continue for a long time."

Margaret, Blake Morgan Solicitors

"We started taking apprentices in 2011 and it was something of a new approach for us as we tended to only recruit experienced staff in the past, but they have proved to be successful. For this particular branch we use Eastleigh College, which is nice because there is always someone that you can phone, plus the students know that they haven’t got far to go to college and they get to know each other there as well. We are continuing to recruit Apprentices through Eastleigh College."

Lucy, Hampshire County Council

"We have used Eastleigh College to deliver numeracy and literacy skills to our employees for a number of years and find them extremely flexible: sessions are delivered at any location across the whole of Hampshire, making it really easy for our staff to access the training. It is also very efficient as no time is lost travelling. The sessions are delivered one to one with tutors, which provides an opportunity for learning to be tailored to the individual, while also encouraging staff sign-up’s. We’re continuing to work with Eastleigh College to provide Functional Skills and Apprenticeships."