School leavers have two types of courses that they can choose to study at Eastleigh College.
What is best for you?
When deciding which type of course is right for you it is worth considering how you prefer to study, how you like to be graded and where you want to learn:
*We don’t teach academic study programmes (like A-levels) at Eastleigh College.
Academic vs Apprenticeship levels
Technical and Professional courses (at Level 3 and above) and Advanced Apprenticeship courses require you to develop relevant 'hands-on' practical knowledge. The table below compares the different courses.
|Technical and Professional Level||Academic Level||Apprenticeship Level|
|Level 6||Bachelor Degree||Higher (level 6)|
|Level 5||Foundation Degree / HNC / HND||Higher (level 5)|
|Level 4||Certificate of Higher Education||Higher (level 4)|
Find out more about what qualification levels mean. (opens in a new window)
Hair and Beauty learners wow NHS staff with free treatments
NHS staff in the local area have enjoyed complementary treatments from our Hair and Beauty learners, as part of a dedicated December 2021 campaign to thank them for their work throughout the pandemic. A total of twelve NHS staff members signed up for the year-end initiative, with services on offer including facials, massages, manicures, pedicures and haircuts. Learners from all levels of Hair and Beauty study were given the opportunity to participate, with Level 2 learners gaining first-time salon experience and Level 3 learners incorporating the campaign into their Wednesday afternoon commercial salon timetable slots.
Eastleigh College Winter Break and January 2022
Eastleigh College is closed for the winter break from 17:00 on Thursday 23rd December 2021 to 08:30 on Tuesday 4th January 2022. During the winter break the College will be monitoring COVID-19 related developments as they may occur. The current plans for January are linked here: https://www.eastleigh.ac.uk/covid-19/. Any changes to these plans will be communicated via the College news section and social media accounts. The current plans include testing all onsite learners from Tuesday 4th to Monday 10th January.