Welcome to City College

City College is a further education college in Hampshire, providing career led courses and education for young people and adults.


The college is listed as 'good' by Ofsted, with some outstanding features.

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A fantastic venue for hire including large exhibition space, hub Theatre and bar. Aspire Restaurant. Also, Kudos hair and beauty salons.

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City College is totally committed to supporting every young person to achieve their full potential, regardless of background or prior academic success

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The Marine Skills Centre is at the forefront of making sure those employees, apprentices and future workers have the skills levels to compete in this highly-competitive industry.

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Latest news

  • City residents Love Southampton

      A duo of photography students from City College Southampton have been on a mission to produce a series of images which capture the diversity of the city, to celebrate its 50 years of city status.   Anne Barratt and ...

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  • College tutors selected to contribute to national guidebook

      Hairdressing staff and students from City College Southampton have proven they're a cut above the rest by contributing to a national guidebook.   Tutors from the college were asked to create the all-important pictor...

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  • Attendance matters

      Congratulations go to Level 2 Business student Kegan Holzmann for being City College's star student in the first half of the autumn half term and for attending 100% of his lessons. The Principal, Sarah Stannard, presented ...

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  • Southampton company scoops top national apprenticeship award

    A stalwart of marine manufacturing in Southampton has won a top national award and been listed as one of the UK's top 100 employers of apprentices.   Griffon Hoverwork, based in Woolston, has been named Medium Employer of t...

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  • It’s never too late to learn

    Mature students from Hampshire proved it's never too late to learn as they graduated this week (October 23).   City College Southampton held a special cap and gown ceremony for adult learners who have completed higher edu...

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  • Roll of honour for Student Awards 2014

      Sincere thanks to all of the organisations who supported our event by sponsoring the awards.   Access to Higher Education   The University of Southampton Achievement AwardLeah Njenga Kuria - Access to HE Dipl...

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  • Hampshire’s stars of tomorrow shine at City College awards evening

    Outstanding academic achievements, selfless acts of kindness and a steely determination to be the best. These were among the reasons the city's stars of tomorrow had their time to shine as they were honoured at City College Sout...

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Short Courses

  • £30.00

    Enhance Your Image - Beauty and Complementary Therapies

    Ref: B03703 - 004 - 1415 : No Qualification Date(s):31/01/2015
    Times(s):09:30:00 - 12:30:00

    Enhance your image is part time workshop. As part of the lessons you are required to complete essential research, as well as practicing your vocational skills in your own time. The programme covers of basic practical and technical skills...

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  • £400.00

    Nail Technologies - Beauty and Complementary Therapies

    Ref: B02522 - 001 - 1415 : City & Guilds Date(s):03/02/2015 to 19/05/2015 (11 weeks)
    Times(s):17:00:00 - 21:00:00

    The qualification is about the particular skills involved in applying and maintaining nail enhancements. The knowledge gained in this unit includes the preparation for, application, maintenance and removal of the following nail enhanceme...

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  • £180.00

    Microsoft 2007 Project - Introduction - Computer & IT

    Ref: B03754 - 004 - 1415 : No Qualification Date(s):12/02/2015
    Times(s):09:30:00 - 14:30:00

    This course will give delegates the skills to be able to create, modify and track a project schedule using the internatioanlly acclaimed MS Project platform. By the end of the course, delegates will be able to define project date...

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  • £400.00

    Intimate Female Waxing - Beauty and Complementary Therapies

    Ref: B02618 - 001 - 1415 : City & Guilds - Award Date(s):16/02/2015 to 09/03/2015 (3 weeks)
    Times(s):13:00:00 - 19:00:00

    This short course has been designed by City and Guilds for Beauty Therapist wanting to take a bite size course to develop or update their technical skills at Level 3 in Intimate waxing and gai...

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  • £80.00

    Barbering Techniques - Hairdressing

    Ref: B03707 - 001 - 1415 : Workshop Date(s):16/02/2015
    Times(s):13:00:00 - 19:00:00

    This workshop is ideal for those with a little or limited knowledge of Barbering and are wanting to develop their clippering techniques - you will require a previous qualification in Hairdressing ideally up to NVQ2.

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  • £70.00

    Dressing Bridal Hair - Hairdressing

    Ref: B03705 - 001 - 1415 : No Qualification Date(s):16/02/2015
    Times(s):09:30:00 - 15:30:00

    This one day workshop is designed for beginners or people who have some knowledge of putting hair up. Dressing Long Hair focuses on current long hair trends giving you the skills to translate them into beautiful, commercial, simplistic l...

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  • £250.00

    Woodwork - Construction & Building Services

    Ref: B03734 - 001 - 1415 : No Qualification Date(s):19/02/2015 to 19/03/2015 (5 weeks)
    Times(s):18:30:00 - 20:30:00

    This course is designed for those who have little knowledge or experience of woodwork but have an interest and desire to complete small home improvements and repairs.

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  • £250.00

    Quality Home Improvements - Construction & Building Services

    Ref: B03732 - 002 - 1415 : College Certificate Date(s):24/02/2015 to 24/03/2015 (5 weeks)
    Times(s):18:30:00 - 20:30:00

    Fed-up with expensive quotes or just want to start your own project but not sure how to get it going? We will help you learn the skills and the trade secrets to achieve a quality finish to your home improvements. This is a short...

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  • £360.00

    Refresher Course for Hairdressers (Colouring) - Hairdressing

    Ref: B03704 - 002 - 1415 : No Qualification Date(s):26/02/2015 to 30/04/2015 (3 weeks)
    Times(s):18:30:00 - 20:30:00

    These are nine week courses which is aimed at anyone that wants to refresh or update their knowledge and skills in colouring or cutting skills. Content of the refresher course may vary, depending on the level of the applicants' previous ...

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  • £249.00

    Sage 50 Accounts Level 1 - Business, Finance & Administration

    Ref: B03769 - 003 - 1415 : Certificate Date(s):27/02/2015 to 08/05/2015
    Times(s):09:30:00 - 13:30:00

    This course is for beginners looking to gain a working knowledge of Sage Line 50 Accounts. Learners will have the opportunity to input data into a practice company and run basic reports.

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  • £230.00

    First Aid At Work - Health & Safety / First Aid

    Ref: B01577 - 006 - 1415 : Certificate Date(s):02/03/2015 to 04/03/2015
    Times(s):09:00:00 - 17:00:00

    Health and Safety in the workplace are essential considerations for all employers. It is vital that there are people on site who are qualified to act as First Aiders in case of an accident. This course is designed for workplace and as su...

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  • £130.00

    Relaxing Caribbean Hair - Hairdressing

    Ref: B03706 - 001 - 1415 : Workshop Date(s):03/03/2015 to 17/03/2015 (3 weeks)
    Times(s):18:00:00 - 21:00:00

    This short course is designed for beginners or people who have some knowledge and wish to gain an insight into the different products used and the workshop will combine both theory and practical assessments.

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  • £100.00

    Food Safety in Catering - Catering, Hospitality, Food & Drink

    Ref: B03456 - 005 - 1415 : Highfield ABC - Award Date(s):09/03/2015
    Times(s):09:30:00 - 16:30:00

    Aimed at everyone working in a situation where food is prepared, cooked and/or served. Relevant to all catering operations – such as pubs, hotels, restaurants, contract and outdoor caterers, fast-food outlets, hospitals, ...

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  • £1,600.00

    Personal Time Management - Management & Customer Care

    Ref: B03751 - 002 - 1415 : No Qualification Date(s):19/03/2015
    Times(s):09:00:00 - 17:00:00

    Take charge of your working day! If you work late, miss deadlines, or arrive late to meetings then this course is a must. A one day workshop that shows the way to regain control of your...

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  • £200.00

    Excel For Engineers - Engineering, Manufacturing, Welding & CAD

    Ref: B03724 - 003 - 1415 : No Qualification Date(s):14/04/2015 to 12/05/2015 (5 weeks)
    Times(s):18:30:00 - 20:30:00

    A vital part in so many jobs today particularly engineering is the collation and sorting of data. Often raw data must be presented in suitable formats to communicate and summarise the key points. Microsoft Excel is a very power tool allo...

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