About Us

South Hampshire College Group

South Hampshire College Group (SHCG) is a large and newly merged college group that brings together three Further Education colleges from Southampton, Eastleigh and Fareham to make one strong, responsive and ambitious organisation. The collaboration of the three colleges will enhance and strengthen the range of provision and delivery of high-quality courses to serve the education and training needs of South Hampshire

City College Southampton

A well-established general further education college in Hampshire, providing career-led courses, apprenticeships and education for young people, adults and businesses. The college has been serving the City of Southampton for over 70 years and currently has around 3,000 students and apprentices.

Eastleigh College

A leading technical and professional college which teaches over 5,700 students from across the country each year, offering a wide range of programmes to provide school leavers, apprentices and adult learners at all educational stages with the skills and knowledge needed for a highly rewarding future.


Through its extensive industry partnerships across the Solent, Hampshire and ‘South Central’ region, the college also supports more than 1,000 businesses with their ongoing training, updating, certification and licensing needs.

Fareham College

An Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rated college that teaches over 3,200 students each year and offers a diverse range of courses. These include T Levels, traineeships, apprenticeships, HE, and part-time and professional courses. These courses help prepare students for employment in their chosen career path or progress to university or onto an apprenticeship.


The college was a wave one T Level provider in 2020 and is the lead college for the South Coast Institute of
Technology (IoT).

Mission Statement

South Hampshire College Group is committed to creating better futures for all of our students. It is our mission to enable students, apprentices and regional businesses to enjoy successful futures through high-quality technical and professional education and training.


It is our aspiration to lead a better distributed, accessible, and collaborative group of South Hampshire Colleges. Through this, we will provide outstanding education and training across a wide community of students and employers in the Solent region. Our work will support the skills needs of employers and improve regional productivity, economic development and social mobility.


We will be an agile organisation, constantly developing and improving, while remaining responsive to policy and reforms in further education, and adaptive to the changing needs of the region’s employers.

Our Values

South Hampshire College Group has three core values


We believe collaboration is at the heart of success and are committed to fostering an environment of unity and teamwork, where we can learn from each other and help each other achieve success


We believe inclusion and diversity are paramount to engagement, discovery, creativity and strong outcomes


We believe in aspiring to be the best version of ourselves and have strong ambitions and expectations for all our students

Strategic Plan 2023-2026

Our strategic plan is a long-term outlook, our operational plans which underpin it contain our short-term targets and measures.

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