EC Electronics donate circuit boards

28 Apr 2016

Local company EC Electronics recently donated eight circuit boards to BCoT’ s Engineering department which were used by students as part of a fault-finding assignment.  Phil Simmonds from EC Electronics said the company were delighted to have the opportunity to assist students with their project, adding:  “We have always had a great relationship with BCoT and it is good to know we are helping the students with their studies through this donation.”  The company is committed to training the nex…

5 star experience for Travel and Tourism student

28 Apr 2016

An independent BCoT student jetted off to Dubai recently on a week’s work experience in one of the country’s top hotels. Kirstie Bougard, currently studying Level 3 Travel & Tourism, spent the week working at the 5 star Nour Arjaan Fujairah Hotel, an arrangement she organised herself. She found the placement by emailing a number of hotels in Dubai asking if they would take on any work experience over the Easter Holidays. “I wanted to undertake my placement somewhere different so that I wo…

Student raises awareness of PTSD through film

27 Apr 2016

A BCoT student has made a valuable contribution in raising awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by making a documentary video outlining the effects of living with the condition. Jenna Penahallurick, studying Level 3 Media at the College made the video, ‘PTSD Film – The Hidden Illness’, as part of a documentary project for her course. Jenna’s dad was diagnosed with PTSD just over a year ago. She chose to document the topic as she wanted to help people understand what living with i…

BCoT launches digital learning programmes

26 Apr 2016

Global Vocational Skills (GVS) collaborates with Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT) to launch range of digital learning materials A celebratory event was held at the College to promote a new range of digital learning materials it is helping to pilot with digital publisher, Global Vocational Skills (GVS).  The package, known as i-GVS®, consists of highly engaging interactive materials, based on National Occupational Standards, created to help vocational education providers enhance their d…

Professional course leads to career success

26 Apr 2016

Professional course leads to management progression in chosen career. If you are thinking of furthering your own career or would like to develop your employees’ skills, why not consider a professional course at BCoT? Laura Brant, now a Marketing Manager of a leading academic publishing company did just that and has found it has been instrumental in her rapid career progression. “I knew that to progress in my Marketing career I needed to start studying for a CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketin…

College Open Day

25 Apr 2016

Thinking about college? Want to find out more about full-time courses or Apprenticeships?  Come along to the BCoT Open Evening on Monday 16th May 4-7.30pm.  You’ll be able to look around the College, meet our industry-trained tutors and talk to current students about what life is really like at BCoT.   Principal Anthony Bravo says: “Our Open Evenings are designed to give prospective students and their families a real insight into college life.  At BCoT we are committed to giving young people …

Salon owner gives careers advice to Beauty students

25 Apr 2016

Claire Killick, owner of Truly Scrumptious beauty salons visited BCoT recently to speak to Beauty students about how to be successful in the industry. Claire came into the College to talk about CV writing, how to prepare for an interview and gave tips and tricks for job success. Established in 2005, Truly Scrumptious now has five beauty salons around Hampshire in Andover, Basingstoke, Farnborough, Fleet and Overton. They offer a variety of treatments including massages, waxing, tanning and tin…

Arsenal F.C Legend visits BCoT

22 Apr 2016

BCoT was delighted to welcome Football entrepreneur and Premier League architect, David Dein, recently as he came to speak about his glittering career in football.    David visited the College as part of a visit from Speakers for Schools, a charity that aims to give motivational talks in various schools and colleges, and he spoke to a full house of Sport students. The former Arsenal F.C vice-chairman spoke to learners about helping to create the Premier League in 1992 and how it is now rapidly…

Pupils benefit from photography masterclass

21 Apr 2016

The Art department at BCoT was delighted to assist Photography students from Cranbourne Business and Enterprise College by inviting them to use its darkroom.    Thirteen pupils and their teacher took part in a workshop where they created photograms using objects ranging from flowers to chess pieces. Under the tuition of Vikki Soanes, the learners were able to experiment with techniques that were first developed over a century ago. The exercise allowed students to see the difference between anal…

Stress Busting Session

12 Apr 2016

BCoT students soon to be completing their GCSE and iGCSE English and maths exams took part in a stress busting revision and study skills session, set up through Learning Performance Training.   Now the UK’s largest study skills company, Learning Performance visit over 1000 schools and colleges across the UK and Europe annually. They have cleverly combined scientific evidence on how the brain learns with their teaching experience to create innovative study skills and learning strategies that use…

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