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Farnborough College of Technology

Farnborough College of Technology

As a College involved with Further and Higher Education students in a wide range of subject areas, we are all too aware of the importance of the need to balance academic learning with practical, up to date information on the realities of life in the workplace.

Farnborough College of Technology has an excellent reputation for its innovation in course development, the flexibility and variety of its courses and the excellent employment record of all who leave after successfully completing a course. We currently have over 14,000 students at our modern style campus, which offers superb teaching and learning resources.

We value our close relationship with the University of Surrey, a mature and established institution, which has a justifiably high reputation. Colleagues from the College and from the University in all disciplines are forging links aimed at improving the quality of education. Joint initiatives ensure that students enrolling on programmes at Farnborough make the right career choice. Farnborough College of Technology is proud of its Accredited status awarded by the University of Surrey in January 2002.

Our college has built its reputation by carefully considering the needs of industry, staff and of students, and by energetically pursuing a dynamic policy of achievement. This is reflected in the modern style and technology of the buildings, and in our technical and learning resources. As well as taking steps to maintain and improve our physical environment, we actively promote environmental awareness in all our staff, our students and across all our academic disciplines.

The college is committed to high quality provision in its services to students and industry. We hold the national 'Investor in People' award and welcome external quality audits by a wide range of professional and government bodies. Farnborough is a centre of excellence for teaching and learning, focusing its efforts on students' academic development and welfare and on providing first class courses with a strong vocational orientation and three Centres of Vocational Excellence.

Farnborough College of Technology was established in 1957, originally as a training wing of the former Royal Aircraft Establishment. Farnborough's historic links with aviation can be traced back to 1908 with the arrival of the Balloon Equipment Store, later called the Royal Aircraft Establishment and more recently the Aerospace Division of the Defence Evaluation Research Agency. The first Farnborough Air Show was in 1948, and it is now held every two years.

The College is situated in North Hampshire with very convenient motorway, railway and air connections to the rest of the country. The college has a range of in house services that are available to staff including an occupation health unit, counselling service and chaplaincy. The college also has an approved crèche on campus taking children aged three months to eight years, open from 8.30 to 17.30 Monday to Friday.

In common with most successful businesses, we depend on an extensive network of support services, which underpin the work of the College at all levels. The administration of such a large organisation is complex with separate departments for admissions, exams, finance and all other areas of college life. Our sales team establishes and maintains close links with the local and wider community. The HR department provides ongoing staff development programmes to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to stretch and develop their individual skills. All these services work together to strengthen the College and ensure the highest quality provision for teaching and learning.

As a member of staff at the college you will be given the opportunity to develop or enhance your skills and the will be offered support at all stages. We value workplace experience, and in return we can offer you the many benefits of being associated with a quality college.

Annual leave figures below are based on a full time position and are in addition to the statutory bank holidays. Part-time and job share staff are entitled to leave on a pro-rata basis.
Lecturers 40 days per annum; Programme Managers 37 days per annum; Curriculum Managers 37 days per annum; Business Support 32 days per annum;

Final Salary Pension Schemes available for both teaching and non-teaching staff administered by the Teachers’ Pension Scheme and the Local Government Pension Scheme. Both include contributions from both the employer & employee.

Access to Hampshire County Council Employee Support Line to provide counselling, professional advice & support on a range of professional and personal issues.

Discount on Corporate Gym Membership at Farnborough Leisure Centre.

Free swimming passes for Farnborough Leisure Centre and Aldershot swimming pools.

Participation in Golden Hello, Repayment of Teachers' Loans and Key Workers Housing Schemes for eligible teaching staff.

Ofsted approved crèche on campus for children aged from three months, open 8:30am - 5:30pm Monday-Friday. The College also participates in the Busy Bees Scheme childcare voucher scheme. This is a salary sacrifice scheme administered through the payroll.

First class Learning Resource Centre including library and e-learning facilities; access to on-site Sports & Fitness Suite; on site Chaplaincy; College Bookshop; student refectory, separate deli & staff bar; ‘Concept’ Hair & Beauty training Salon; ‘The Gallery’ training restaurant.


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College Details

Farnborough College of Technology

Boundary Road



GU14 6SB

Farnborough College of Technology

Colleges (FE/HE)