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Visit New York with BCoT

18 Sep 2017

Register your interest now for the chance to visit New York in February 2018. This year, BCoT students have the exciting opportunity to visit the Big Apple for a 6-day trip which includes visiting all the major New York landmarks and popular sightseeing locations including Grand Central Station, The Empire State Building, Times Square and Central Park and many more. You will get a feel for the atmosphere and hustle and bustle of "the city that never sleeps" with excursions to China Town, Little …

Latest BCoT Newsletter

08 Aug 2017

We've had a busy year at BCoT and can't wait to welcome our new students in a few weeks time.  Keep up to date with all of our events, activities, news snippets and good news in our latest newsletter.

Mike Taylor Barbering College launches at BCoT

10 Jul 2017

With barbering currently deemed the cool trade to be in there’s no better time to get into the industry and BCoT will be the place to train as we launch our new Mike Taylor Barbering College this September. The College is partnering with one of the UK’s leading barbers, Mike Taylor who was the very first in the UK to be crowned master craftsmen. As one of its founders, Mike is one of a handful of barbers in the country trusted to write the British Barbers' Association's national standards for…

BCoT ranked among best colleges in UK

27 Jun 2017

Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT) has ranked among the top UK colleges in the National Achievement Rates Tables issued by the government last week. The College was ranked number 3 in the country for level 3 achievement on higher level apprenticeship programmes; in the top 12% of colleges nationally for timely achievement of apprenticeships and impressively in the top 13% of colleges for achievement at Level 3 for 16-18 year olds ranking BCoT alongside the top colleges in the area for this…

Award for Aspiral Learning

11 May 2017

Aspiral Learning have been named Provider of the Month by the Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE) Aspiral Learning, the employer-focused national provider arm of Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT), received the award in recognition of the work they have been doing in running the NCFE Mental Health qualification. Aspiral Learning specialise in providing training services for business and have recently added the NCFE Level 2 in Mental Health Awareness qualification to their progr…

BCoT prepares students for a digital future

10 May 2017

In the age of digital technology, BCoT is leading the way in ensuring its students have the digital skills needed to give them a head start in the world of work. The College has created a unique digital team whose role it is to develop the digital and technical skills of all staff and students. They work with the latest online tools such as Google Classroom to combine digital media and traditional classrooms techniques to create a new method of teaching and learning. This means that all student…

New Centre Manager starts at Bordon FSC

09 May 2017

Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT) has appointed Steve Gilder as Centre Manger for the new Bordon Future Skills Centre (BFSC) which opens its doors in September. The flagship facility will offer high end construction training to meet the skills demands of employers as part of the regeneration programme in Bordon and Whitehill.  The centre will also host an extensive range of adult and community learning programmes for the wider community. Steve, who was formerly Head of Construction/Buil…

Hyundai Coupe Cup race report

11 Apr 2017

What a brilliant weekend our Motorsport students had at Silverstone recently, taking part in the Hyundai Coupe Cup. Race driver, Rob Brown's post-race report is below:   Testing I arrived early on Friday to test the car for the first time and as I pulled into the paddock I could see that Dave and the students had already arrived and unloaded the car. The car looked absolutely fantastic and very well prepared. Before the first session Dave got the team to work, checking things over and just ma…

Prince's Trust students excelling at BCoT

10 Apr 2017

Staff and students on The Prince’s Trust programme at BCoT were visited by the members of the Trust’s executive team to see how students have been getting on since starting in October. The Prince’s Trust Achieve programme was introduced at BCoT 18 months ago. It offers disadvantaged young people aged 13-19 the opportunity to develop the skills and confidence they need to reach their goals. It is designed to help students re-engage with education and support them to achieve their full potential.…

Former apprentice retires

05 Apr 2017

An employee who started his working life as an Apprentice at the age of 16 is set to retire after fifty years of service with Middlesex Aerospace in Basingstoke. Stephen Wood began his career in Engineering shortly after leaving school. His first job involved working on the factory floor as a general assistant, learning the basics. He was then offered an Apprenticeship with Weyside Engineering in Guildford, which was later bought by Middlesex Aerospace, marking the start of his career as an Eng…

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