About Us

Providing career focused courses, apprenticeships and education

Introduction

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.

Careers Advice and Course Information


We are pleased to offer you comprehensive, impartial careers information, advice and guidance service. Our team can help you with:

  • Information about courses
  • How to apply and enrol
  • What financial support might be available to you
  • Accessing careers advice
  • Other support services available to you 
  • Information on college facilities

You can search the website for further information or alternatively e-mail enquiries@southampton-city.ac.uk or call 023 8048 4848.

If you are 19+ you can take also take advantage of our partnership with the National Careers Service. A representative from the service is in the college on a weekly basis to offer impartial careers guidance to our students and members of the public. To book an appointment please call 0800 100 900.

14-16 Education - Schools Provision

We also work with schools throughout Southampton and Hampshire in providing opportunities and improving the choices of young people aged 14-16.

Our dedicated team work in partnership with schools to create tailored education based on the individual's needs, to ensure that the student succeeds within the college and ultimately prepares them for a successful future.

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