Vice Principal (Finance & Facilities) – General College Information

One leading College with three main campuses at South Downs, Alton and Havant, serving the needs of Hampshire and the city of Portsmouth and offering first-class facilities comprising workshops, teaching classrooms, learning resource centres, restaurants, a theatre, a hair & beauty salon and associated facilities.  With significant further investments planned in our estate, the future is bright for HSDC.  We also have two small off-site venues in the city of Portsmouth (Friendship House) and Leigh Park (the Leigh Park Learning Centre).

The College educates:

  • just under 5000 young people on study programmes at its three main campuses split as follows:
    South Downs – 49%
    Alton – 27%
    Havant – 24%
  • around 4000 adult enrolments which are a mixture of its own provision (at all three main campuses, its two off-site venues, a number of JCPs and distance-learning) and provision operated by its sub-contracting/partners (around 35% of its adult enrolments);
  • around 400 live apprenticeship students, focussed mainly in the sectors of Business, Care, Engineering and Health;
  • approximately 150 students on a number of higher education courses (at the Alton and South Downs campuses) which are a mixture of directly-funded provision and franchised provision (in partnership with University of Chichester and University of Portsmouth).

HSDC is ranked highest in our area for academic and vocational excellence.  We are also leading the region after being selected as the only provider in South Hampshire to deliver all three of the new and exciting T Level qualifications from 2020. We were recently recorded as second nationally for positive destinations for 16-18 year olds in the Government’s performance tables.

We provide a student experience that will not be found anywhere else; it is absolutely unique.  Whether students want to progress onto university, are keen to enter the world of work or want to start their own business, we are the platform to help them succeed.


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