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About this provider

City College Southampton is a general further education college in Hampshire, providing career focused courses, apprenticeships and education for young people and adults.

Located in the centre of Southampton the campus has invested £48m in new facilities and equipment, allowing students to learn and work in real life working environments using industry standard equipment and benefit from our team of industry expert tutors.

In 2015/16 our overall achievement rate exceeded the national apprenticeship average benchmark.

The college has a dedicated team to support the employer through the apprenticeship system including curriculum, funding and contract arrangements.

We pride ourselves in progressing students into and achieving apprenticeships.

What employers are saying

Based on 26 reviews from employers that work with this training provider.

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Overall rating from October 2018 to now

  • Excellent 3 out of 26 reviews
  • Good 16 out of 26 reviews
  • Poor 6 out of 26 reviews
  • Very poor 1 out of 26 reviews


  • Getting new apprentices started (9)
  • Improving apprentice skills (8)
  • Communication with employers (6)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (6)
  • Training facilities (6)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (2)
  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (2)
  • Working with small numbers of apprentices (2)

Things to improve

  • Communication with employers (13)
  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (11)
  • Adapting to my needs (4)
  • Getting new apprentices started (4)
  • Improving apprentice skills (1)
  • Training facilities (1)

24 Apprenticeships offered

Apprenticeship Type Level View details
Advanced Carpentry and Joinery Standard 3 Details
Boatbuilder Standard 3 Details
Building Services Engineering Craftsperson Standard 3 Details
Building Services Engineering Installer Standard 2 Details
Business Administrator Standard 3 Details
Business and Administration Framework 2 Details
Carpentry and Joinery Standard 2 Details
Civil Engineering Technician Standard 3 Details
Customer service practitioner Standard 2 Details
Decorative Finishing Framework 3 Details
Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Framework 2 Details
Digital marketer Standard 3 Details
Hair Professional Standard 2 Details
Hairdressing Framework 3 Details
Heavy Vehicle Framework 2 Details
Heavy Vehicle Framework 3 Details
Installation electrician / maintenance electrician Standard 3 Details
Light Vehicle Framework 2 Details
Light Vehicle Framework 3 Details
Marine Engineer Standard 3 Details

Contact details

Phone number:
023 8057 7201

Annual survey results

Employer satisfaction:
Learner satisfaction:
Source: FE Choices

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Explain levels

Apprenticeships are set at different levels of difficulty from the equivalent of GCSE (level 2) up to postgraduate (level 7)

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