Training and Development

As a City, we know that every day a business isn’t moving forward it's moving backwards. And we know that we need to be able to provide your business with a workforce that will not only move forward with you, but bring with them the new skills and talents you will need. Education, training and development is something that Portsmouth prides itself on- providing a highly skilled and sustainable labour pool.

All of the establishments listed below have Business/Employer Liaison staff and facilities to ensure that the curriculum and training delivered is not only accessible to all type of employed individuals, but is of the right quality and standard needed for your business.

Alternatively, there is The Association of Learning Providers for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight (ALPHI) network. The network is the connection between all the providers in the area to promote and support apprenticeship training. ALPHI also provides a service to external organisations who are looking for information on work based learning provision across the area- offering solutions to a wide range of training needs. http://alphi.org.uk/

 

University:

University of Portsmouth 

  • In top 2% of the world's universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016
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  • 25,000 student
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  • 93% of graduates are working or in further study.
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  • 72% of graduates in professional/managerial level jobs- above the sector average in the UK.

Within 20 miles of Portsmouth City are a number of other Universities

  • Solent University (approx. 19,000 students.)
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  • University of Southampton (approx. 23,000 students)
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  • Chichester University (approx. 6,000 students)

 

Further Education Colleges:

Highbury College

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  • 'Outstanding' Ofsted rating
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  • One of the top performing colleges in the country for student success
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  • WINNER of the Training Centre of Excellence 2016 Award

 

South Downs College

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  • 'Outstanding' Ofsted rating
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  • Beacon Status- recognised for excellence and innovation.
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  • real fuselage section from a Boeing 747 'Jumbo Jet' for training

 

Portsmouth College

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  • • 'Good' Ofsted rating
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  • 98% overall pass rate for 'A' levels
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  • • Student-run enterprise project, to set up and operate a 'small business'

 

Private training providers:

Babcock

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  • • A FTSE 100 company- one of the UK’s largest apprenticeship and traineeship provide
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  • Design, deliver and manage the training for over 20,000 apprentices each year
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  • Recently relocated 400 staff to Portsmouth

 

PETA

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  • Delivers approximately 150 corporate courses.
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  • Praised as an example of good practice in Apprenticeship training by Ofsted
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  • The oldest established private technical training provider in the UK.

 

Fareport

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  • Ofsted 'Outstanding' Grade 1 work-based training provide
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  • 96% of employers rated at 8+ out of 10 for the quality of training

 

Centres of Excellence:

Centre of Excellence in Construction, Energy & Sustainable Technologies

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  • Located at Highbury College, Portsmouth.
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  • One of the top providers of construction training in the country
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  • Industry standard workshops, realistic working environments and a specialist construction library

 

Centre of Excellence in Engineering, Manufacturing and Advanced Skills Training (CEMAST)

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  • Located at Fareham College, approx. 8 miles from Portsmouth City Centre.
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  • Central training facility for over 900 Full Time and Part Time Student
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  • Created in partnership with local industry leaders Inc. BAE, Virgin Atlantic and Burgess Marine.

 

Boatbuilding Skills Training Centre **COMING SOON*

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  • Based in the Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth
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  • Will be home to the International Boatbuilding College Portsmouth, and Highbury College
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  • Training in the techniques of traditional boatbuilding and other related skills

 

University Technical Colleges

University Technical College Portsmouth

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  • Opening 2017
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  • Specialising in advanced manufacturing and electrical & mechanical engineering