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Welcome Talks and Student Support

A Levels & Science

Coming Soon Aerospace Research and Innovation Centre

Apprenticeships

Bookworms Nursery

Business

Care Services

Catering

Cedar Courtyard

Creative Arts

Digital & IT

Emerging Technologies Centre

Engineering

ESOL

Floristry

Foundation and Entry Level Studies

Hair & Beauty

Japanese Courtyard

Learner Services

Library

Media

Motor Vehicle

Music

Performing Arts

Protective
Services

Refectory

Sport

TV & Dance Studio

WELCOME TALKS

Principal’s welcome

Hear our Principal introduce you to our campuses at Farnborough and Aldershot, and what the future has in-store for our students.

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  • Student Welcome
  • Introduction to T Levels
  • Introduction to Study Programmes
  • Additional Learning Support

 

Student welcome

Fashion student Tilly gives an overview of how to make the most of our Virtual Open Event

Upcoming Live Q&As

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T Levels

New Technical Level (T Level) qualifications are set to give young people a great advantage in their careers. Vice Principal Helen Drewery talks us through what they are and what options are available.

Your study programme

What do course levels mean, and what else is involved at college? Vice Principal Helen Drewery introduces the structure of our courses.

Additional Learning Support

There’s lots of support available to students when it comes to their course. Charlotte Turl talks us through the various ways the College can help.

T-Levels

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A Levels & Science

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A Levels

Meet the teacher

Hear from Head of A levels and Science Azzadine, and our former students, about what you can expect from studying A levels at Farnborough. Close-knit classes, dedicated lecturers and plenty of support are just a few of the benefits of joining us!

Vocational Science

Student tour

Take a tour of our lab and classroom spaces with BTEC Science student Thomas. He talks us through what facilities he has access to and some of the experiments he’s completed on the course.

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Meet the teacher

Discover the main topics in Biology, Chemistry and Physics and what students progress into after their course. 

Science A Levels

Meet the teacher

Discover the main topics in Biology, Chemistry and Physics and what students progress into after their course.

Coming soon: Aerospace Research and Innovation Centre

Apprenticeships

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With apprenticeships available in a whole host of industries and sectors, we sat down with Associate Director for Apprenticeships Karen Morris to find out more.  

Business

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Accounting

Meet the teacher

After completing this course you’ll be ready to start a career in finance, go to university, or start an apprenticeship. With accreditation from the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians), employers will know that you’re serious about your career too!

Business

Student tour

Business studies can lead students down a variety of career paths, from advertising and marketing, to finance and management. Business student Aimee tells us why she’s found the course so useful, all the while touring the new Emerging Technologies Centre!

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Meet the teacher

Our Hampshire Business School offers courses that can kick-start your journey into the competitive business industry. Watch Lecturer Clare talk you through the exciting options available at college and routes you can go on to afterwards.  

Travel

Student tour

Guest talks from industry professionals and international trips are just some of the things that Travel and Tourism students Jess and Aaron got to experience on their course. Find out what they loved the most about studying with us.

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Meet the teacher

Do you have a passion for travel and tourism? Previously our students have had the opportunity to visit a wide variety of places around the globe, including Dubai! Watch Lecturer Veronica talk you through the courses available at college within this subject area and the options available afterwards. 

Care Services

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Early Years

Student talk

We caught up with former early years student Coral to hear what she’s been up to since studying with us. Find out what she thought of the course and how it’s prepared her for a career in the industry!

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Meet the teacher

Develop your skills and knowledge in childcare with our early years courses. Our purpose-built Early Years Classroom, lecturers with industry experience and the chance to complete a work placement are in all in-place to prepare you for a rewarding career 

Health & Social Care

Student tour

Health and social care students have the opportunity to complete industry placements, giving them real-life, hands-on experience of working in the sector. Take a look around with student Harry and discover what he’d like to do once he’s finished the course.

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Meet the teacher

Looking to work within the care sector? Our vocational courses in health and social care offer access to a range of placements, from the cadet scheme at an NHS hospital to placements with the ambulance service. Find out more from Programme Manager Clare Grimwood.  

Catering

Student tour

Georgi and George show what a typical day is like for our catering students, touring our kitchen facilities and on-site training restaurant.

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Meet the teacher

While studying a catering course with us, you will be helping to run The Gallery – our recently refurbished restaurant that’s open to members of the public. Youll learn a wide range of superb dishes from our experienced lecturers, whose experience ranges from fine dining to cruise ships!

Construction Courses (Aldershot College)

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Bricklaying

Meet the teacher

This hands-on course will give you the knowledge and skills to enter the world of work in construction. Lecturer Stephen talks us through what courses are available and what to expect from the course.  

360° Panorama

Carpentry

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Considering working in the world of carpentry? Programme Manager Chris breaks down what is covered on the course and where our students progress onto once fishing their course.  

360° Panorama

Electrical Installation

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Lecturer Sean gives us a run through of what is covered on the electrical installation course and what our students go on to do after leaving college.  

Electrical Installation Workspace

Plumbing

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Train to become a plumber in our purpose-built training space at our Aldershot site. Lecturer Kirsty talks us through what to expect on the course.  

Plumbing Workspace

Art & Design

Student tour

There’s more to art and design than just sketch book work; on this course you’ll get to experiment with photography, graphic design, sculpture, art history and more!

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Meet the teacher

Lecturer Jane talks us through the Art and Design courses available and what previous students have gone on to do afterwards.  

Did you know our Art department hosts an annual portrait competition with guest-sitters? 

Fashion and Textiles

Student tour

From helping out back stage at London Fashion week to creating and photographing your own designed pieces, let fashion student Tilly show you what it’s like to be a student here at Farnborough.

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Meet the teacher

Did you know that we’re the only college in our area to offer fashion as a standalone subject? Find out more with Fashion Tutor Sam.

Student showreel

Take a look at some of the stylish pieces created by this years fashion and textiles students as part of their Pattern Crazy project.

You can also click here to view a booklet of student work, get to know the class of 2020 and see what else they got up to on their course…

Graphic Design

Student tour

From designing your own packing and vinyl covers, to creating your own large scale prints, there’s more to graphic design than first meets the eye. Find out what exciting projects you can work on from student Alfie.

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Meet the teacher

We sat down with Graphic Design Lecturer Matt to find out what students can expect from our graphic design course.

Graphic Design Room

Photography

Student tour

Let photography students Hannah and Rebecca show you what they get up to on their photography course, from developing prints in the dark room to learning how to set up lighting and backdrops for digital photoshoots.

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Meet the teacher

Arrange photo shoots, learn how to light a studio, discover the trends in commercial photography and more. Lecturer and artist Holly talks us through this creative course that can lead into a wide range of creative careers.

Photography Studio

Digital & IT

Student tour

From experiencing virtual and augmented reality to exploring software development and robotics, let Thomas take you around our IT suite and Emerging Technologies Centre, where he studies our Digital (IT) T Level.

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Meet the teacher

Our hands-on IT courses and T levels use modern equipment, from VR goggles to tablets in our new Emerging Technologies Centre. Find out what to expect from the course and more from Programme Manager Michelle.  

Emerging Technologies Centre

The College’s latest development is The Emerging Technologies Centre, which is now open for all students. This learning environment has been designed to home new and innovative technology while being a dedicated area for students to study and collaborate with employers.

Engineering

Student tour

Follow Ellie as she takes us around the many facilities available to our engineering students. This course is practical with a heavy emphasis on theory, preparing students for an array of careers in the industry.

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Meet the teacher

Our state-of-art workshops will give you a taste of working as a modern engineer while you hone your skills and start a dynamic career. On our engineering courses, you’ll be taught by skilled lecturers who have worked in all kinds of places – from aerospace to defence. 

Fabrication and Welding Workshop

ESOL

Meet the teacher

Are you hoping to improve your English within a friendly, tight-knit environment? Our ESOL courses offer students the chance to gain confidence in their English-speaking abilities, with the option to progress to study a further vocational or academic programme after completing the course.

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Floristry

Student tour

Floristry is on the rise! There is expected to be 2.4% more florists needed by 2025. Take a look around the studio and find out what our floristry students get up to day-to-day with student Georgia.

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Meet the teacher

On this course you will be helping to run our Floristry Design Studio, selling displays and arrangements to members of the public. Our flower suppliers are the same as those used by high street florists, meaning you’ll be learning with fresh flowers and gaining hands-on skills. Find out more from Programme Manager Gwen and Lecturer Catherine.  

360° Floristry Studio

Foundation and Entry Level Studies

Meet the teacher

What courses are available, and who are they for? Michael Cornwell talks us through the four options.

FELS Kitchen

Hair & Beauty

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Hairdressing

Student tour

From colours and cuts to working on real clients, let Amy show you around our Hair and Beauty Academy. Find out from Amy and her classmates what they get up to on their course.

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Meet the teacher

Our Hair and Beauty Academy salon is open to members of the public, with all treatments provided by our trainee students! If you’re looking to kick-start a career in the dynamic and creative Hairdressing industry, hear from Lecturer Sue about the courses we offer and where they can lead to.

Hair and Beauty Academy

Beauty Therapy

Student Tour

Our beauty courses give students the chance to work in a real, working environment and on real clients. Megan and Mady talk us through the facilities they use and what they’ve been learning on their beauty course.

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Meet the teacher

Our Hair and Beauty Academy salon is open to members of the public, with all treatments provided by our trainee students! If you’re looking to kick-start a career in the dynamic and creative beauty industry, hear from Lecturer Rachael about the courses we offer and where they can lead to.

Hair and Beauty Academy

Media

Student tour

Tour our TV and radio studios and get a look behind the scenes with media students Alfie and Lola-Mae. They also discuss some of the exciting film projects they’re currently working on…

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Meet the teacher

Studying media production with us involves using our dynamic TV and radio studios, editing suites, cameras and lighting equipment. Lecturers bring lessons to life with their own experience of working in the industry. Hear from Lecturer Josh what to expect from the course.  

360° TV Studio

Motor Vehicle

Student tour

Take a walk around our motor vehicle workshop with students George and Evan to see what kind of work they get to do as part of their course.

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Meet the teacher

During our motor vehicle courses, you will be working on various cars and using industry-standard equipment in our modern, full-size garage and engineering workshops. Find out what topics you’ll be covering from Programme Manager John Ryan.  

Motor Vehicle Workshop

Music and Music Technology

Student tour

Acoustically treated booths, software running Logic Pro X and its own live performance area, Rose and Jamie take us around the facilities in our Westminster studio space.

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Meet the teacher

Turn your passion for music into a career pathway with our Music and Music Technology course. We spoke to Lecturer Alan to discuss what the course involves and what our students have gone on to do since leaving the college.  

 

Westminster Studio Space

Performing Arts

Meet the teacher

Whether it’s theatre, performance or dance, our performing arts course will give you a range of opportunities to broaden your skills in the sector. Lecturer Sian talks us through entry requirements, course modules and more.  

Protective
Services

Student tour

Did you know you can progress to university after studying a protective service course? Whatever career path you choose, hear from students Monica and Thomas about what it’s like to study this hands-on course.

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Meet the teacher

With a more hands-on and practical approach to learning, our protective services course will help prepare you for a range of jobs within the sector. You’ll also have access to our onsite gym! We spoke to Lecturer James to find out more.  

Sport

Meet the teacher

Looking to start a career in sport? From coaching to nutrition, our sport courses will teach you the skills needed to feel confident about starting university or a career. With the increase in awareness about health and fitness, there has never been a better time to join the sporting industry! 

Gym

Welome to our Virtual Open Event

Principal’s welcome

After hearing from our Principal in the video, click the ‘x’ to browse our interactive map and watch our student and staff videos.

Feel free to take your time browsing our range of courses, and remember you don’t need to do it all in one go. Come back to this page any time you like to explore your options.

If you have any questions after browsing this event, you can either attend a Live Q&A session or message us: