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STAFF and students at Fareham College are celebrating after winning a top award.

The college won the Association of Colleges (AoC) Beacon Award for Health and Community Care.

In partnership with the local NHS, it set up an on-site leg care centre, which gives high quality, hands-on work experience for all its healthcare students. It provides treatment for around 25 patients each day.

Vice-principal at the college Dr Catherine Richards said: ‘We’re extremely pleased to be recognised with the NHS as delivering the most outstanding health and community care project in the UK.

‘This Beacon Award highlights the outstanding commitment of our students, staff and NHS colleagues in supporting our local community. We are proud of the great results we have achieved together.’

The AoC Beacon Awards are awarded to UK colleges who celebrate the impact they have on their students, staff and communities.

The award will be presented in Westminster in February.