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Welcome to Farnborough College of Technology

I am excited to serve as the Principal for Farnborough College of Technology and delighted that you're considering studying with us. 

We're committed to providing outstanding education and training to all our learners. Therefore, each year you'll be:

  • Entitled to outstanding education and training: Professional Technical Education, Apprenticeships, AS & A Levels, Degrees offered in partnerships with the University of Surrey and Degree Apprenticeships in partnership with employers.
  • Encouraged and stimulated to excel in everything you do and become both positive and active members of a richly diverse society.
  • Expected to be leaders within FCOT, enjoy your experiences and contribute towards maintaining an inspirational, friendly and supportive learning institution
  • Rewarded with qualifications, skills and experiences to progress and succeed

Our drive to achieve these clear ambitions and fulfil your aspirations, continue to ensure FCOT remains amongst the few colleges in England with an outstanding Ofsted validation. You can therefore expect:

  • All of us, from the Board of Governers through to managers, lecturers and support staff to have one primary focus, your success
  • First-rate student services which empower you to successfully engage and progress to your intended destinations
  • Outstanding teaching and learning that ensure your achievements are ranked amongst the best in the country

Virginia Barrett

Facilities available

Students have access to a vast range of facilities to support them at all stages of their studies, including a state-of-the-art Learning Resource Centre, offering books, journals, audio-visual materials, and electronic information services. Study facilities include quiet research areas, Wi-Fi hotspots, audio visual area and open access computers. Media and Creative Arts students benefit from TV, radio, music, photography and dance studios and a 300 seat capacitytheatre, whilst Sports and Exercise students have unlimited access to our state-of-the-art Beyond Fitness Gym.

Based within the town that is home to British aviation, it is hardly surprising that we boast an exceptional Aerospace and Aeronautical Academy. Combined with the opportunities for highly relevant work placements with our industry partners, students at the College are equipped with the skills and experience to compete for roles inspecialised areas of industry.

Other specialist training facilities include the contemporary 'Hair and Beauty Academy' Salon, offering hair, beauty and holistic therapy treatments to fellow students and members of the public at highly discounted prices, the Gallery Restaurant with our very own trainee chefs preparing the finest food at competitive prices, and theFloristry Design Studio, from which we run our successful Floristrycourses and where students can buy beautiful flower arrangements for all occasions.

Additional support

The Hub is your one-stop shop for all the services you might need while at college, from bus passess to careers advice, you can find everything you need here for a smooth college experience.

We have lots of help in place to keep you focused and healthy at college. Your personal tutor will usually be your first point of contact, but we also have a network of support to keep you well looked after and on track:

Academic Support
Our Skills Development Centre can help you to study in the best way for your needs. The team can help you improve on skills like organisation, assignment writing, essays, report writing and Mathematics.
We take all reasonable steps to ensure barriers between students and academic achievement are removed and that all students feel included. 

Student Servics Team
Our Student Services Team is accredited to the Matrix Quality Standard for information, advice, and guidance services. This means we offer:

  • Impartial information and advice to help you find the most appropriate programme of study
  • Support for you to stay focused and achieve on your chosen path of study
  • Guidance to make informed choices to progress successfully on to further or higher education or into employment

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Farnborough College of Technology directly.

Last updated date: 25 October 2016

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