BCoT is a dynamic college with industry-standard facilities in a large campus in Basingstoke and a new training centre in nearby Bordon.
The College offers advanced technical, vocational and academic qualifications that help our students go onto Russell Group universities, higher training or work. We also run a successful apprenticeship and in-work learning programme delivered through our Aspiral Learning team. Our HNCs and HNDs are university-level courses where you can gain qualifications, stage by stage, and work towards a final degree or simply be better qualified for the job market. We also offer part-time courses in a range of subjects from accountancy to car maintenance.
As a key part of our local community, some or our real-world training areas – like Evolve Salon and The Restaurant at BCoT – are open to the public.
Choose the path that’s right for you through our open days, workshops or advice and guidance events. And our teachers have the industry experience and enthusiasm to keep you on track.
At our last Ofsted inspection, in May 2016, the college was awarded Good, with Outstanding features.
The campus is split across two sides of Worting Road, with specialist training facilities including Evolve Hair and Beauty Salons, The Restaurant at BCoT, our onsite Core gym and a commercial nursery.
Basingstoke College of Technology owes its origins to the Works School of Messrs. Thornycrofts, which ran very successfully for many years before the Second World War in premises some three-quarters of a mile from the present college. Classes were taken over by the Hampshire Education Authority in 1942, becoming Basingstoke Technical Institute in 1947, then having its status raised to Technical College in 1954. The Ministry of Education authorised a new college building programme and work on the current site began in June 1958. The new buildings were officially opened in May 1961.
The focus of our provision is vocational education and training, taking into account local skills needs, progression to higher education and further training opportunities.
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We are pleased to have achieved a range of awards and standards over the years:
2016 - Ofsted visited and confirmed we are a Good college, with Outstanding features.
- A major project to refurbish our Construction department was completed.
2015 – BCoT becomes one of only a few training providers in the country to receive accreditation from three professional engineering institutes: The Institution of Engineering and Technology (The IET); The Institute of Mechanical Engineers (The IMechE) and: The Institute of Measurement and Control (The InstMC).
2013 – Ofsted deemed us 'good with outstanding features'. The hospitality and catering department and the leadership and management team were amongst those graded 'outstanding'.
2013 - BCoT won two prestigious awards related to our ECOBCoT environmental initiative:
‘Best Newcomer’ in the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC)’s prestigious Green Gown Awards in recognition of the exceptional sustainability initiatives undertaken by the College and: ‘Sustainable Business’ category winners in the Inspire Awards, which celebrate the success of local businesses and educational institutions in North Hampshire.
2009 – we were awarded National Skills Academy Retail Skills Shop - one of the first in the UK (superseding our previous Centre of Vocational Excellent – CoVE – award for Retail and Associated Logistics awarded in 2006).
2004 - the college became a Centre of Vocational Excellence (CoVE) for Construction, now superseded by the award in full of the Training Quality Standard Part B for Construction.
The college is one of a few in England to be awarded in full the Training Quality Standard (the national kitemark for training providers).
Some of our successful alumni include:
Dr Petra Boynton - Psychologist, author and agony aunt
Collette Francis-Lee - Lead singer with the RedTails
Mark Kempson - Michelin star-winning chef and Head Chef at Marwell House Hotel
Katie Piper - Philanthropist, television presenter and former model
Stephen Earl Rogers - A young artist becoming well known for his portraiture and realism
Mitchell Stokes - County Cricketer (Hampshire & Wiltshire)