South Downs College

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Havant & South Downs College
College Road


Coordinates 50°51′42″N 1°01′16″W / 50.86159°N 1.02111°W / 50.86159; -1.02111Coordinates: 50°51′42″N 1°01′16″W / 50.86159°N 1.02111°W / 50.86159; -1.02111
Type Further Education College
Local authority Hampshire
Department for Education URN 130695 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Principal Mike Gaston
Gender Coeducational
Age 16+

Havant & South Downs College (HSDC) is a Further Education College in Hampshire, United Kingdom.[1] The College was formed on the 1 August 2017 following a merger of South Downs College and Havant Sixth Form College.[2]

The College provision includes nearly 40 A Level subjects, Vocational courses including UAL and BTEC qualifications, and Apprenticeships delivered in partnership with leading local and national businesses.

The College has just under 7,500 students, with nearly 4,200 of these being full-time students, and 380 Apprentices. As of 2018 Havant & South Downs College has 1,300 adult learners, and nearly 300 Higher Education students.

Havant & South Downs College has two main campuses both located within the Borough of Havant.

The first is the South Downs Campus, on Portsdown Hill. This site is the former location of South Downs College and is the vocational hub of HSDC.

The second HSDC campus is located in Havant. This is the former site of Havant Sixth Form College.

In addition to the full-time A Level and Vocational courses taught at Havant & South Downs College there are also a range of part-time and Higher Education courses on offer. A number of the HSDC Higher Education courses are taught in partnership with local universities including the University of Chichester and the University of Portsmouth.

Notable alumni


  1. ^ "All schools and colleges in Hampshire - GOV.UK - Find and compare schools in England". Find and compare schools in England. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
  2. ^ "Colleges unveil 2017 merger plan". BBC News. 2016-03-14. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
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External links

  • Official Website
  • Independent news article
  • Ofsted inspection report (2004)
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