Rated as "Outstanding" by Ofsted, Chichester College is a major centre for a wide range of academic, commercial, scientific, technical, recreational and adult education courses. Opened in 1964, the college is set over two main campuses in Chichester and Brinsbury, as well as having three separate training centres in Bognor Regis, Littlehampton and Worthing. More than 15,000 students are enrolled at the college.
To facilitate the many academic and vocational courses available, Chichester College has an array of building types; from offices and classrooms, to garages, workshops, nurseries, cafes, stables and also a life size plane for training purposes. Buildings are of various sizes and ages, each presenting their own challenges for networking and infrastructure.
With a team of twelve IT staff and responsible for managing tens of thousands of network outlets over the vast campus, the college needed a trusted and experienced networking company they could rely on, so they turned to Black Box.