"We offer full-time and part-time courses for everyone; from adult education and apprenticeships to technical and professional courses for 14-18's."
Eastleigh College offers a wide variety of technical and professional courses, which gives our learners the specific skills that employers are seeking. This includes a wide variety of full-time courses, part-time professional courses and Apprenticeships. The majority of our part-time professional courses and Apprenticeships can also be studied at your place of work.
As an Ofsted 'Outstanding' training provider, Eastleigh College is recognised widely for its high standards of teaching and student support. Courses are taught by highly qualified staff with relevant work experience in the subject they teach. The College also benefits from state-of-the-art modern facilities, which are currently undergoing a £12million transformation.
An important part of the local community, Eastleigh College also runs a wide range of part-time leisure courses in convenient community locations throughout the local area in addition to the full-time and part-time professional courses at the main campus.
What's on offer
Eastleigh College is fully equipped with a Learning Centre available to all students, which has a large IT suite, reference books, audio-visual equipment and a Student Support Centre. The student intranet also provides a useful virtual-learning environment.
Students in all subject disciplines have the opportunity to gain plenty of experience in practical work in a realistic working environment.
Eastleigh is a professional and technical College, offering a wide range of full- and part-time further education courses, Apprenticeships and part-time professional and general interest courses. There are close and productive links with business partners, other employment interests and local communities. These links allow our staff to help students gain employment, from promoting job opportunities to arranging job interviews with employers at College.
As an Eastleigh College student, you will have access to an extensive range of facilities, to ensure both studying and socialising is enjoyable.
Following recent extensive development and refurbishment at the College, you will find excellent new facilities for Hopsitality and Catering, Hair and Beauty, Art Design & Media, and Accounting, with brand new facilities due to open for Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science in September 2017. There is also a fully equipped Gas Assessment Centre on site, a Motor Vehicle Workshop and a travel agency run by Travel & Tourism students.
Eastleigh College is situated a ten minute walk from Eastleigh town centre, which has fantastic rail and bus links. The town itself has plenty of shops and eateries and has recently undergone a major refurbishment, now boasting a nine-screen cinema and bowling alley. The closest train station is Eastleigh.
To apply for a course, please visit the Eastleigh College website where you will find all of our courses listed by subject area for both full-time, part-time and Apprenticeships.
You can apply directly online, or you can download and print an application form which can be posted or dropped in at Reception. You can also use our 'Prospectus Builder' tool to make your own prospectus!
In Year 10? Already thinking about what course you would like to do when you leave school? Then why not come along to our Full-Time Courses and Apprenticeship Open Event.
The evening will be your opportunity to speak to the tutors, ask any questions and get a taster of what sort of things you would undertake at the College.
This year's event will take place on Wednesday 15th June from 4:30-7.30pm at the Eastleigh College Main Campus, on Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, SO50 5FS.
Alternatively, if you would like to speak to someone about your options, prior to the event, then please call our Information, Advice and Guidance team on 023 8091 1299.
We look forward to welcoming you to the College!
Name: Stephanie Evans
Course: Level 3 Health and Social Care
After finishing her GCSEs at school, Steph knew that she was interested in a career in Health and Social Care, so didn’t hesitate to apply for the course. She particularly liked going on work placements during her course, as this was what really informed her of the kinds of careers she could aim towards and gave real insight into what they involved.
From studying Adult Nursing at Bournemouth University, Steph went on to become a Staff Nurse at Winchester hospital. This involves working with a multi-disciplined team, assisting patients, monitoring medication and assessing symptoms. Steph also needs to comfort and reassure patients and their relatives, which requires an entirely different set of skills.
With the experience Steph has from her College placements and her full time role, she could go on to work in the community or even as a nurse abroad.
Steph said, "My course at Eastleigh College gave me excellent experience, and with each new job opportunity I am in the position to progress higher in my career."