Principal’s Welcome


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 and A Levels, Degrees offered in partnership with the University of Surrey and Degree Apprenticeships in partnership with employers
  • Encouraged and stimulated to excel in everything you do and to 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 we remain amongst the few colleges in England with an Outstanding Ofsted validation. You can therefore expect:

  • All of us, from the Board of Governors through to managers, lecturers and support staff to have one primary focus – your success
  • First-rate student services which empowers 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
Principal