We offer a range of courses, from basic vehicle maintenance and valeting up to hybrid vehicle technologies covering a wide range of skills. We have a purpose-built workshop stocked with an extensive range of industry standard tools and ‘Snap-on’ diagnostic equipment.

Local garages give careers advice including how to start your own business and guest speakers are invited to talk to students; these have included professional race drivers. We are delighted to welcome Mercedes-Benz of Basingstoke as a course sponsor.

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Career Opportunities: Garage Services, Vehicle Sales, Garage Receptionist, Parts and Service, Body and Paintwork

Going to University: Motorsport, Automotive Industry, Engineering


Student Profile.

Name: Joe Readings
Course: Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
School: Testbourne School

Joe’s journey with BCoT began when he joined a Year 10/11 programme that allowed him to study a technical subject at the College as well as completing his GCSEs at school. 

“I had always wanted to work with cars, so when I heard that I could go to BCoT to do that and still study for my GCSEs, I knew I had to do it!” explained Joe.

After completing this programme, Joe enrolled at the College on a full time Level 1 course in Vehicle Maintenance, developing his knowledge and understanding of mechanics further. He then progressed to Level 2 and Level 3 courses in Automotive Studies.

“I had learnt so many new skills and I was naturally good at what I was studying so I couldn’t wait to get out and gain some more work experience in a local garage. This was helpful and taught me more about the industry I wanted a career in.”

Joe believes his time at BCoT put him on the right path for a career he had always wanted.

“Going to BCoT has been a great experience. The tutors are fantastic and they invest so much time in you, they are so helpful and I feel they are the reason I am doing so well now. To anyone who is thinking of studying automotive technology at BCoT I would say go for it. The skills I have learnt both in the trade and in English and maths have helped me get fantastic work experience opportunities and I am looking forward for what the future brings.”

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