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Welcome to Southampton City College

City College Southampton is a general further education college in Hampshire, providing career focused courses, apprenticeships and education for young people and adults.

Located in the centre of Southampton the campus has undergone a £48m investment in new facilities and equipment, allowing students to learn and work in real life working environments using industry standard equipment. Students can use this experience to start, build and develop their careers beyond education.

As well as offering a wide range of full-time career led courses and qualifications for school leavers, the college also provides apprenticeships, professional training for businesses, short courses, adult learning and advanced qualifications including higher education.

City College has particular specialisms in Marine, Engineering, Construction, Hospitality, Travel and Tourism and the Creative and Performing Arts. The college has established close links with employers in the city resulting in our students having excellent access to jobs, apprenticeship vacancies and work experience.

Being in the centre of Southampton the college is very easy to get to with excellent transport links by bus, train, ferry, bike or car. The city centre shops, cafes and amenities are all within a 15 minute walk through parks from the college.

About us

Our Vision

City College aspires to be a college which is recognised as:

  • Expert in career-led education and training
  • First choice for students, parents and employers
  • A key partner in the development of skills in Southampton and the Solent
  • Outstanding in all that we do


Our Values

  • Learning is the heart of all we do
  • We strive for success
  • We aspire for everyone to achieve their full potential
  • We build on each other’s good ideas
  • We treat each other with respect and dignity
  • We celebrate our successes

Facilities available

City College is a modern campus located in the heart of Southampton. Our new £48m facilities are unrivalled locally and provide the very best opportunity for students to learn in real-life working environments using the most advanced industry-standard equipment.

The new hub facilities such as our professional theatre, restaurant, bar and café,  and hair and beauty salons are not just for students, they are open to the entire community. What’s more, many of our facilities are also available for hire.

Additional support

Whilst at City College, you may need extra support to assist your learning needs. Our dedicated team of Learning Support Assistants (LSA’s) have a wealth of experience and knowledge about learning difficulties and disabilities. They use positive and engaging strategies to overcome barriers to learning. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Southampton City College directly.

Last updated date: 01 June 2016

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