Welcome to Highbury College
Why Highbury? There are plenty of reasons why we should be your College of choice...
We run a fantastic range of study programmes from our four campuses in and around Portsmouth, with fabulous facilities, expert staff, an extensive support network, and great transport links.
With over 50 years of experience, we boast a long and proud tradition of both academic and professional programmes, together with close industry links to ensure that the ever-changing needs of employers in the area are met.
For 2016 we're introducing Applied Generals, combining academic with more practical-based learning so students have the right skill-sets to stand them in good stead for entering the jobs market.
We’re also now offering Level 3 OCR Cambridge Technicals in Engineering.The qualification has been specially designed for learners aged 16-19 wanting to gain thorough knowledge, understanding and competencies for the engineering sector. Assessed by a combination of written exams and assignments, they attract UCAS points for university entry.
It's all about employability - and that's where we come into our own!
We're also big into entrepreneurship and enterprise, so if you're interested in setting up your own business, look no further.
Our Vision: A world-class learning enterprise, leading the way, transcending borders; transforming and enriching lives; pioneering innovative approaches to education and training; inspiring ambition and co-creating sustainable futures with individuals, entrepreneurs, businesses and communities; serving our diverse stakeholder communities with pride and passion; an influential organisation, recognised for excellence locally, nationally and internationally.
Inspired by our Mission: To enable all our students to succeed.
Guided by our Values: Learning for life, work and global citizenship; leadership, accountability and trust; innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship; teamwork; championing equality and diversity; celebrating success; high expectations and sustainability matters.
To achieve our Priorities: Student success, resilience and employability; innovation and enterprise; growth; reputation; leadership; financial health.
The Deck at Highbury campus is a great place to meet your friends, relax, chat or study at one of the many computers available. You can play table tennis, table football or pool. Here you’ll also find the NUS desk, with lots of information about the many great deals and activities on offer. The Deck is situated on the first floor above the Galley restaurant.
Our Library Service offers a variety of resources and equipment, including computers, online materials, books, magazines, newspapers, CD-ROMs and DVDs. There are also group study areas, quiet areas, and wireless technology if you want to use your own laptop. We have a cool Skype beach hut and SOLE (Self Organised Learning Environment) centre - the first in the world to be developed for vocational learning. Students with learning difficulties and disabilities are able to access supportive technology.
In addition, e-books and resources are available through the Virtual Library, which can be accessed from any College computer or from home via the Internet. The library also provides access to MyCourse, our virtual learning environment,
providing anytime/anyplace learning.
SPORT AND FITNESS
The Sports Centre at Highbury Campus has a wide range of facilities, including a sports hall, gym and fitness classes. Sports on offer include badminton, mini-tennis and 5-a-side football, as well as Zumba, roller-skating and martial arts. Discounted membership is available to new students during the first four weeks of term.
FOOD & DRINK
Refectories at Highbury Campus, Highbury Northarbour Centre and Highbury City of Portsmouth Centre offer a good range of refreshments, Fairtrade products and healthy eating options.
Highbury has two Ofsted registered nurseries (at our Highbury and City campuses) that offer care for babies and children up to four years of age.
Highbury’s mission is ‘to enable all our students to succeed’. Our specialist staff will support you throughout your time at College so that you can develop the skills and qualifications you need to move on to the next stage of your life.
INFORMATION AND ADVICE
Information, Advice & Guidance assistants are available to talk with you in confidence about your course options and help you through the admissions procedure.
We welcome applications from students with disabilities, learning difficulties, mental health conditions or medical conditions. Our Disability Equality Scheme sets out our commitment to equality of opportunity and widening participation. In order to help
you plan and prepare for College life, we have a range of services and equipment which can be made available to you. We encourage you to talk to us about your support needs so we can discuss appropriate reasonable adjustments to help you achieve on your course.
You don’t have to let us know about your disability, but if you don’t this may affect our ability to offer you the support you need. A confidential interview will be arranged with a specialist
member of staff to discuss your support needs.
Our Learning Support team will assess your needs and talk to you about how they can help you get the most from College. Specialist support and equipment for students with identified needs includes:
- Assessment by specialist staff to discuss support needs
- Tailored support packages
- Assistive equipment and technologies
- British Sign Language communicators
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Highbury College directly.