Farnborough College of Technology
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Annual Report 2018-19

FCoT is an outstanding medium sized college with two main campuses. The College has been successful in delivering excellent quality outcomes whilst sustaining outstanding financial health. As a result noteworthy accomplishments over the past five years include:

A £5.5m Aerospace & Automotive Academy (AAA) was opened in 2011 by the then Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Sir Vince Cable. This was enabled through careful husbandry and co-investment of £400K from HEFCE
A brand new University Centre (£7.7m) opened in 2016 was part-funded by the Enterprise M3 LEP
Consistent top 10% position amongst high performing colleges for both FE and Apprenticeship success

A position for growth over the next 5 years with less reliance on grant funding (currently 65% grant funding)
Partnership with the University of Surrey which allows us to provide accessible local HE provision for learners destined for the workplace. As a result, the College has HE participation which remains above the average for the sector
The College is also Debt free with good reserves

Where our students live

Our students are primarily drawn from Hart (to the west) and Rushmoor (to the east):

Our Single Transformational Goal

‘Outstanding and expanding 21st century, entrepreneurial college with a reputation for being innovative, learner and employer centric’

Five Enabling Goals

1. Maintain our excellence trajectory to be a model of best practice – renowned for innovation and high performance

2. Retain ‘outstanding financial health’ by diversifying our income streams and evolving finance as a strategic asset

3. Improve the estate and use of technology to enhance the learning environment and sustainability within a 21st Century college

4. Forge greater partnerships to grow from a position of strength

5. Develop a marketing plan that supports this strategy to increase participation, enhance reputation and the bottom line

Success and New Facilities…

Our journey in 2018/19

INVESTED

in facilities, including our Engineering, Learner Services and Gym areas

92 %

of students passed their main qualification

300+ ADULTS

completed a professional course in HR, Accounting or Marketing

135 GRADUATES

celebrated the completion of their degrees at G-Live, Guildford

ONLY COLLEGE

to teach degrees awarded by the University of Surrey, including foundation, honours and two-year accelerated degrees

GROWTH

in the past three years

293 STUDENTS

completed an online course to help them in the workplace

ARIC FACILITY ANNOUNCED

the Aerospace Research & Innovation Centre will open in 2021, with support and engagement from Enterprise M3 LEP and Hampshire County Council

£314k INVESTED

in new laptops, screens, tablets and hardware around the College

EXCLUSIVE STUDY AREA

created for Higher Education students; the UCF Study Centre. IT access, sofas, hot drinks and meeting rooms help students to study, socialise, and collaborate

ONLINE CAMPUS

enhanced with new blended learning in collaboration with Mindful Education, giving students a blended approach to learning on professional courses

37k HOT DRINKS

served across the College, including the College’s Starbucks coffee shop

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES CENTRE

the College’s newest facility has opened, and will feature mixed reality, drones, robotics and a glimpse into the workspace of the future

Staff, Community and Stakeholders…

Our journey in 2018/19

PAY AWARD

for all staff

WAS LAUNCHED

from the Health & Wellbeing board to help create a healthy work-life balance

3.1% REDUCTION

in our gender pay gap

HIGHER THAN AVERAGE SATISFACTION

among our teachers compared with sector averages

STAFF ROOM REFRESH

took place, giving all staff a renewed area to eat, socialise and relax

SCHOOLS

have worked with us, including attendance at our annual careers conference

HIGH-SCORING REVIEWS

for our Gallery Restaurant on TripAdvisor place it in the top 10 for local eateries,
with 9 out of 10 reviewers awarding a five-star rating

8843

students and parents visited at assemblies, careers fairs, and parents evenings

2400

local people visited the College’s
Family Fun Day in June

7387 FACEBOOK

followers reached, with
343 new users in the past year

EMPLOYERS

were involved with our programme
of Apprenticeships

70 STUDENTS

took part in an Extended Industry Placement thanks to local employers. This is in preparation for our role as one of the first colleges to teach T Level qualifications

COMMUNITY

groups and businesses including U3A, Rushmoor BC and CITB hired our rooms

1856

new clients received hair or beauty treatments at our on-site training facility

5000+

local people visited a College or University Centre Open Event


Thank you for reading, and we look forward to updating you with all our successes from 2019/20 in the future.


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