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Fingers crossed as Fareham College challenges the best in the country for top award

Tomorrow (22 Feb) Fareham College will find out if it will win ‘Further Education College of the Year’ as the best colleges across the country gather in London to battle it out for the Times Educational Supplement (TES Global) awards.

Fareham College has been a beacon of educational and training excellence on the South Coast. The college’s status as one of the best in the country has been confirmed by its ‘oustanding’ Ofsted Rating, visits from top Civil Servants in Whitehall and even a ‘well done’ and ‘Merry Christmas’ from the Prime Minister, Theresa May.

Fareham College is one of only eight colleges across the United Kingdom that has been nominated for the TES FE College of the Year award.

Fareham College’s Principal, Nigel Duncan, said:

“I’m enormously proud of what Fareham College has achieved recently and it is a tribute to the dedication and tenacity of our students and the unwavering commitment of our staff. We are an outstanding college with first-class facilities that helps our students realise their potential and achieve all that they can.”

MP for Fareham, Suella Fernandes MP, added:

“Fareham College is a great champion of technical and professional training and apprenticeships. It is doing brilliant work to support the next generation of skilled young people in our area.”

The College currently teaches over 1,500 full-time learners, 1,000 part-time or adult learners and a further 1,000 apprentices.

Student employment prospects at Fareham College are exemplary, with 98% of students and apprentices, of all ages, progressing to positive destinations that include employment, apprenticeships or further study.

About Fareham College: Fareham College offers an exceptional learning environment and provides the very best technical and professional training for ambitious students.  

With a wide choice of subjects, £29 million of campus developments, excellent success rates, and an outstanding Ofsted inspection, Fareham College is the first choice for ambitious students looking for the very best professional and technical training to set them on the path to a rewarding career or higher education.

From highly technical subjects to job-specific training, the College offers a diverse range of courses that includes BTECs, NVQs, Traineeships, Apprenticeships, Higher Education and professional courses to prepare students for employment in their chosen career path or progression to university.

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