Whether you're preparing for your GCSEs or studying at another college, we have a wide choice of programmes to help you reach your full potential.
Ready to study at University-level? We offer work-focused programmes to enhance your career options without having to move away from home.
Our courses teach you the skills and qualifications needed to improve your career prospects, while providing employers with a skilled workforce.
Have you ever wondered what we are made of, how we fight disease or what role plants play in our lives? Then the study of Biology is for you.
Biology is always in the news whether it is finding a potential cure for a disease or how plants can be genetically modified to enhance food production. The AQA course presents Biology as exciting, relevant and challenging. It emphasizes how science works and the contribution of science to modern society.
Business is front page news. The way companies operate is under greater scrutiny than before, while TV programmes like the Apprentice and Dragons Den have raised the profile of Business to a new generation. The new specifications, starting in 2015, bring the subject up to date, enabling students to engage with, explore and understand business behavior and develop a critical understanding of what business is and does.
If you enjoyed Chemistry at GCSE, you will love the AS/A Level course. In the two years that will fly by, you will get a real in-depth knowledge of this fascinating subject, preparing you for Higher Education.
Chemists have greatly improved the quality of life for the majority of people. Chemists have, for example, developed drugs for previously untreatable diseases and continue to search to improve our quality of life - without burdening the environment.
Economics has become high profile. Oil prices, the credit crunch, bankers’ bonuses and fears of a Euro meltdown are just some of the topics rarely out of the news in recent years, throwing a light on the importance of, and divisions within, the discipline.
The course combines theory with its practical application to current issues. For example, should the railways be Government run, should the rich pay much higher taxes, is the UK better off leaving the European Union? Students should have a keen interest in current affairs and reasonable numerical skills.
This course aims to increase awareness of the ways in which writers and speakers vary their use of language depending on their audience and purpose. It offers opportunities to develop your skills in communicating clearly and effectively in speech and writing.
The literature section of the course will introduce you to a range of novels, plays and poetry.
Film Studies A Level has been designed to ignite a passion for film and encourage broader cultural and historical perspectives on this academic area of study. This course of study encourages learners to watch, engage critically with and explore a wide range of film; to develop and sustain confident, personal responses to film via textual analysis; and to enjoy a variety of critically acclaimed films across the major genres. These include films from different cultural perspectives and from the 1930s to present day.
This subject will appeal to anyone who is interested in the world around them. Every day in the media, we hear news stories about the effects of climate change, whether there are too many people on the earth and events such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. These issues and other exciting topics are at the heart of this subject. A very wide range of resources are used to help students’ understanding of the topics covered such as films, internet video clips, photographs, maps, animations and news articles. Field trips are an essential component of most options and are undertaken within a day.
We don't always like politicians and the things that government do but the business of politics touches every aspect of our lives. And while we criticize governments for some of their policies, it is better than having no governments at all. Society just wouldn’t function without the elected body to decide, say, what taxes will be levied, how these taxes will be spent on things like health and education or how the country will be defended.
History isn’t a subject that’s stuck in the past; far from it. Historical events have shaped society worldwide into what it is today.
The A Level History course has been designed to help you understand the value and significance of world events in the past. In the process you’ll gain a deeper understanding social, cultural, religious and ethnic diversity. Knowing how people lived in the past helps to understand why people act as they do today.
This course gives students the opportunity to study aspects of the English legal system and criminal law. It is a highly regarded qualification by both employers and Higher Education providers.
A Level Law provides a firm foundation for anyone who wishes to pursue a legal career. However, successful students are not limited to a career in law. Many careers require some legal knowledge. Consequently, it is widely regarded as a valuable qualification.
New AS and A levels in Mathematics and Further Mathematics are being introduced in England for first teaching from September 2017. Students will need at least a grade 6 in the higher tier GCSE and additionally must have good algebraic skills in order to have some chance of coping with the course.
OCR Media Studies specification is designed to allow you to develop your abilities to respond critically to the media. You will study nine media forms and associated set products using a theoretical framework covering media language, media representations, media industries and media audiences. You also consider the social, cultural, economic, political and historical contexts of media products.
This course will equip you with the skills you need to explore your own views about some of the very big questions about the world around us – What is truth? What is morally right and wrong? Is there a God? What is thought?
You will learn how to develop arguments which are logical and well-supported, as well as getting to grips with some of the greatest thinkers who ever lived.
This course will bring together the practical skills you need to develop your creativity using both digital and film-based techniques along with detailed study of the history of photography and in-depth analysis of the work of some of the masters in this field.
You will cover a wide range of topics such as portraiture, landscape and experimental. There is lots of opportunity for students to develop their own interests in their choice of work.
Physics is at the heart of everything we do. We use the basic ideas to explain almost every aspect of our world from the smallest parts of our bodies to the great clusters of galaxies. Physics is relevant to almost every human activity. Such is the importance of physics, both now and for the future, that we need more young people to study physics.
Psychology is the study of the human mind and human behaviour. We seek to understand and explain thoughts, emotions and behaviour by looking at different explanations or perspectives.
Are you interested in people and their behaviour? If the answer is 'Yes', then Sociology could be the right course for you. Sociology is the study of society and of people in groups in society. Sociology asks lots of questions about the relationships between groups of people within society and explores issues of power, roles, labelling, crime and inequality. These structures and relationships are often complex and invisible to the naked eye but nevertheless exist and affect us.
The Professional Certificate in Education (PCE) is a part-time, in-service teacher training programme run through the University of Greenwich.
It provides a great opportunity for those new to teaching in the Further Education and Skills Sector and those teachers who already have some experience who want to develop their teaching skills and become fully qualified. This course will give you the knowledge and skills to develop effective practice and gain up to date knowledge of teaching, learning and assessment strategies.
This 30-hour course is being offered as a ‘taster’ for individuals who feel they might be interested in developing counselling skills or studying for a professional counselling training. The awarding body is the CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body.
Farnborough College of Technology is pleased to offer, a two-year course leading to a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling awarded by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body.
CPCAB is an organisational member of the European Association for Counselling and their qualifications are internationally available. Each year comprises 228 guided learning hours, the total course hours are 456. The CPCAB website can be accessed on
This course is for Adult Learners aged 19 or over who do not have an A* - C or 9 - 4 in GCSE Mathematics.
The programme is examined at two tiers, foundation and higher, and, in some cases, students may be permitted to enter for a higher tier award if it is deemed to be a suitable route.
The AQA examination board has been specifically designed to suit students who are 19+. Whilst the course can be challenging and will require perseverance and dedication, we aim to make the study of mathematics at FCOT as relevant and applicable to the real world as possible.
NVQ Level 2 Barbering at Junior Stylist level enabling you to work commercially.
This new degree will launch in September 2020 and is subject to change and validation, please come back soon for more course information.
Mechanical engineers work to discover efficient solutions to the development of processes and products. This could range from small components that improve efficiency, to huge pieces of machinery or vehicles.
There are roles for mechanical engineers within all areas of product development, such as research and development, design and manufacture, installation and ongoing maintenance.
Mechanical engineering is found within a range of industries, making employment possible in various organisations and parts of the country.
This qualification is intended for candidates who have already acquired a recognised qualification in counselling skills and want to take the next step in training to become a counsellor to learn more about counselling theory, ethics and mental health and be prepared for work as a professional counsellor in an agency setting.
This course is validated by the CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body). CPCAB is an organisational member of the European Association for Counselling and their qualifications are internationally available. The CPCAB website can be accessed on
This course is validated by the CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body). It provides training in the use of counselling skills at intermediate level.
This qualification is designed to give you the underpinning knowledge, skills and competencies to use counselling skills ethically and safely in a variety of contexts and roles.
Farnborough College of Technology offers the above qualification for teaching assistants/learning support assistants. The programme follows the National Occupational Standards for Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.
This course is avalible until the end of February, but must be completed by 30 June. This course is due to restart on the 1 August 2020.
You will be provided with the learning materials either online and/or hardcopies and you will have the support of a knowledgeable assessor/tutor who will give you guidance and feedback on the course as you complete it. This course takes between 2 to 6 months to complete.
This new degree will launch in September 2020 and is subject to change and validation, please come back soon for more course information.
Working in electronics engineering can involve the design, development, maintenance and testing of components, devices, systems or equipment that use electricity as part of their source of power. These components include capacitors, diodes, resistors and transistors.
During your career you could be involved in the design and development stage, testing of prototypes and the final manufacture and implementation of a new product or system. You will typically work within a team of colleagues with specialisms in other areas of engineering.
Explore your creative design style and prepare for a career in graphic design, learning from lecturers with industry experience and using the latest design software. This course starts each September and is awarded by the University of Surrey.
It provides a route into careers related to graphic design, illustration, web design, branding, marketing and more
Previous placements have included Meanfiddler, Marks & Spencer, Good Empire, Fast Car Magazine, Drum, Zombie Collective and Quad Graphics
You will have an opportunity to work on live briefs for industry clients
Taught at University Centre Farnborough, with modern study facilities and access to Adobe software
Previous guest visits have included graphic designer Dan Mumford who has worked for exciting clients, including Disney, Sony and Iron Maiden
Being taught over two full days per week, the course also gives you more flexibility in balancing work or family commitments
Why study this course with us?
This programme is perfect for those with a creative flair for designing, drawing, web design or photography. We encounter the work of graphic designers every day – on packaging, magazines, books, advertising and online. The ability to explore the different techniques and skills for each of these mediums could lead to a range of interesting careers.
At Farnborough, you will be involved with live industry briefs, design work placements and international design competitions. You will also be taught the latest Adobe Creative Suite software including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver and After Effects in modern Apple Mac studios. The design studio is fitted out with large format printers, a 3D printing facility and computerised cutting facility.
A degree in graphic design will hone your design skills and encourage your own creative style that will be evident in your portfolio of work produced over the three years of study, which will help set you apart from other candidates when starting your new career.