2020/2021                                   Skills | Knowledge | Careers
Why BCoT?
Active learning and technology     4
Outstanding facilities             6
                                       If you’re considering your next step after                  There are so many reasons to choose to study at BCoT, from academic
Where our courses can take you 10
                                       leaving school or college, or you want to                   success and opportunities to developing advanced technical skills for
Bringing your learning to life    12
                                       progress your career, Basingstoke College of
                                                                                                   your career.
Supporting your success           14
                                       Technology (BCoT) promises to give you the
Future Skills Centre              16   skills and confidence to succeed.
Course levels and                                                                                  High academic standards                             A great college experience
entry requirements                18   We aim to provide a different, more engaging approach to
How to apply                      20   teaching and learning using the latest technology. Whilst   Our Level 3 courses are the equivalent to           Students really enjoy the change from school to
                                       more ‘hands-on’, you can be assured that progression        A-levels and with an achievement rate of 89%*,      college when they start at BCoT. We promote a
COURSES                                and academic achievement is still possible. 97.2% of our    our outcomes are comparable with, and in some       more adult learning environment where you work
Access to Higher Education        22   students progress to university, employment or further      cases higher than, those of other local colleges.   with your teachers to manage your learning. You
                                       study. We’re also one of the largest apprenticeship                                                             will have deadlines, homework and a timetable,
Apprenticeships                   28                                                               Regardless of what level you are at, we will
                                       providers in the region and our Level 3 achievement is                                                          but you aren’t expected to be in college every
Animal Management                 32   on a par with the best colleges in the local area.          always encourage and support you to build your      day. However, you are expected to attend every
                                                                                                   confidence, achieve your best and progress up       lesson and use your free time responsibly. Some
Art and Design                    36
                                       This, combined with the expert teaching on offer from       through the levels to fulfil your potential.        students choose to study in our Learning Hub,
Automotive                        40   industry specialists, the state-of-the-art facilities,
                                                                                                                                                       others have part-time jobs alongside their study
Beauty Therapy and
                                       work experience opportunities and unrivalled
                                                                                                                                                       – there’s also time to walk into town with friends
Media Make-up                     44
                                       employer links, ensures your experience will be
                                                                                                                                                       and have some down-time should you need it.
                                       positive and enjoyable.
Business                          48
                                       I’m really proud of all our students, what
Computing and IT                  58
                                                                                                                                                          BCoT is in the top

                                       they achieve and the happy and supportive
Construction                      62   environment we offer. All I ask is that you
Early Years and Childcare         72   work hard, join in college life and give it                                                                                                    of all UK further
Engineering                       78
                                       your very best.                                                                                                                                education colleges
                                       I look forward to you joining us in
Foundation Learning               82                                                                                                                      offering advanced technical skills training
                                       September 2020.
Hair and Barbering                84                                                                                                                      and is joint best in Hampshire.**
Health and Social Care            88
                                                                                                                                                       **According to annual league tables published by FE Week, a leading
                                                                                                                                                       further education publication. League tables based on key criteria
Hospitality and Catering          94
                                       Anthony Bravo
                                                                                                                                                       published by Department for Education.
Media and Games Design           100
Public Services                  104
Science                          108
Sport                            112   Keep in touch
Travel and Tourism               116
Getting to BCoT                  120
                                            instabcot          snapbcot       @bcot
Financial support and fees       122
                                                                                                                                                                                                    *All ages and levels.
                                            BasingstokeCollegeofTechnology                                                                                                                           National Achievement
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Rate Tables 2017/18.
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BCoT offers a different way                            BCoT is one of only three colleges
                                                       nationally in the Edtech50 and is
of learning. While some thrive                         recognised alongside the very best
on classroom-based learning,                           of the UK’s education technology
others prefer a more ‘active’                          people, products and projects.

learning approach.                      We've also been acknowledged as the only college
                                        in the top 50 to embrace education technology across
Our courses combine academic            the entire college and curriculum.
study alongside practical application
– so you get the ‘know-how’ and the
‘how-to’ in one.
                                                           BCoT was recognised for its
Our courses aren’t all exam-based                          ‘Outstanding use of technology'     Industry links                                        University partnerships
– you will be continually assessed
throughout your course. With formal
                                                           and for improving teaching,
                                                           learning and assessment at the
                                                                                               and work experience
                                                                                                                                                     We are committed to the progression of
assessments each term you will get                         annual Tes FE Awards 2018.                                                                our students and have set up partnership
an ongoing indicator of how you are                                                            As part of your course, you might undertake
                                                                                                                                                     agreements with universities to benefit BCoT
progressing with plenty of time to                                                             some work experience with a relevant employer
                                                                                                                                                     students. The agreement gives Level 3 students
make improvements.                                                                             in your chosen field. Work experience provides a
                                                                 We are one of only a few                                                            a reduction in the UCAS points needed for entry
                                                                                               great opportunity for you to get a taste of working
                                                                 further education colleges                                                          onto a selection of their degree courses.
Our teachers not only bring their                                                              life and see where your course could take you
                                                                 in the UK to be recognised
industry knowledge to your lessons,                                                            in the future. It will improve your understanding
                                        by Google for creative and innovative methods in
but are also very creative in the                                                              of your course, and teach you employability
                                        the classroom.
tools and methods they use to help                                                             skills including time management, networking
you understand your subject. For                                                               and teamwork.
example, lecturers use digital tools
such as Google Classroom, online                                 BCoT was recognised as        We work with a wide range of local and national
quizzes, YouTube videos, surveys                                 an Apple Regional Training    employers to make sure you get the best
on your phones and much more                                     Centre for 2019–2020 for      opportunities. As part of your course you will hear
to make your course as engaging         our commitment to training teachers to use Apple       from guest speakers about career opportunities,
as possible.                            technology in the classroom.                           the latest technologies and how they got into
                                                                                               the industry. Our students have previously heard
                                                                                               from representatives from leading brands such as
                                                                                               Toni&Guy, Mercedes-Benz and Steiner.

                                                                                               Some of our course areas are linked with highly
                                                                                               regarded companies and institutes in their
                                                                                                                                                             For further
                                                                                               industries such as Sandown Mercedes-Benz                      information visit
                                                                                               (Automotive), IMechE – Institute of Mechanical
                                                                                               Engineers (Engineering) and Mike Taylor
                                                                                               Education (Barbering).

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OUTSTANDING                                                                                     TECH IT

           FACILITIES                                                                                      A service provided by students to other
                                                                                                           students, staff, and members of the public
                                                                                                           to help resolve real-life IT problems.              Tech-IT
                                                                                                                                                               BCoT Tech Repair

BCoT has a wealth of industry-standard workshops, studios
and equipment so you can fully immerse yourself in your course
and get a head start in your chosen career.

                                                                                                                                                                                  THE BCoT NURSERY

                                                                                                                                                                                  Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted
                                                                                                                                                                                  in 2018 for the third inspection
                                                                                                                                                                                  in a row, BCoT’s onsite nursery
                                                                                                                                                                                  offers Early Years students work
                                                                                                                                                                                  experience, placements and
                                                                                                                                                                                  childcare options for students
                                                                                                                                                                                  who are parents.

                                                                                                           RECORDING STUDIO/MAC SUITE

    BCoT DIGITAL                                                                                           Using industry-standard software, our Media and Games Design
                                                                                                           department has a recording studio, podcast rooms and green screen
                                                                                                           equipment within our TV studio.
    Renowned for our progressive use
    of digital technologies in classrooms                              THE RESTAURANT
    and workshops, you will find ample
                                                                       AT BCoT
    equipment throughout the campus.
    With the use of the Google Suite of
    apps you can store and access your                                 Basingstoke’s best kept secret,
    work and resources from anywhere.                                  the college restaurant provides
                                                                       students with an opportunity to
                                                                       learn in a real environment using
                                                                       industry-standard kitchens. The
                                            SCIENCE LABS               restaurant is fully operational
                                                                       and open to the public. Enjoy
                                                                       local produce, set menus and
                                            Our bright, modern         theme nights on your doorstep
                                            laboratories are           at affordable prices. Book
                                            equipped with              your table today at                                                                                        ANIMAL DISCOVERY
                                            fingerprinting             therestaurantatbcot.org.uk          LEARNING HUB                                                           CENTRE
                                            equipment, extensive
                                            facilities, fermentation                                       Having undergone a £150,000 refurbishment in 2019, our Learning        The Exotic, Mammal and Aquatic
                                            equipment and more.                                            Hub offers the latest in modern technology including Chromebooks,      Discovery Rooms give students
                                                                                                           virtual reality headsets, a Jamboard (interactive whiteboard by        the opportunity to handle and
                                                                                                           Google) and tablets.                                                   work with a range of animals.

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                                                                                                                                                                             EVOLVE SALON

                                                                                                                                                                             Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy students master
                                                                                                                                                                             their skills in our hair and beauty salons, which are
                                                                                                                                                                             open to the public.

                                                                                                                    MIKE TAYLOR BARBER COLLEGE
                                            ART AND DESIGN STUDIOS
    CONSTRUCTION                                                                                                    Opened in September 2017 in partnership with one
    WORKSHOPS                               Our impressive dedicated art and design suite houses a range            of the UK’s leading barbers, Mike Taylor, our onsite
                                            of studios and rooms for metal work, glass work, ceramics,              barbers gives students the opportunity to provide real
                                            printmaking, textiles, fashion, photography and general studio space.   treatments for free to members of the public using the
    Our electrical, bricklaying, interior
                                            Each area has all the equipment you will need, and our studios can      latest industry equipment. Need a trim? No booking
    systems, carpentry, interiors
                                            also be hired by groups or individuals and offer a range of materials   required, just turn up! Call 01256 306223 for details.
    (painting and decorating)
                                            available to purchase.
    workshops give you real
    industry experiences.


                                                                                                                                                                                                            Light and spacious,
                                                                                                                                                                                                            workshops, with
                                                                                                                                                                                                            equipment and
                                                                                                                                                                                                            tools, from
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Snap-on diagnostic
    OPERATIONS ROOM                                                                                                                                                                                         equipment to
                                            GYM AND SPORTS FACILITIES                                                                                                                                       emissions testing.
    Our operations room allows
    students to practice field and
    search and rescue scenarios, as         Fully-equipped onsite gym and access to off-site multi-million
    well as disaster and emergency          pound sports complex, with swimming pool, athletics track, football
    service response.                       pitches and golf courses.

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WHERE OUR COURSES                                                                                         START YOUR CAREER

            CAN TAKE YOU                                                                                            After studying at BCoT you can also look forward to beginning a career in your
                                                                                                                    chosen field and building valuable work experience. If you don’t want to go to
                                                                                                                    university, our courses will also ensure you can step into the world of work with
                                                                                                                    up-to-date skills and knowledge that employers want.
                                                                      UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH                       If you know what career you want to follow but don’t know which course to study, speak to our
                                                                                                                    industry-trained staff or careers team who will help you get on the right track. Here are some examples:
                                                                                                                            CAREER         NURSE
      Studying a course at BCoT gives you a range                                                                                                                                PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHER
      of different options. It could enable you to                                                                                      As a qualified nurse you will...                    As a teacher you can...
      progress onto the next level of your course or                              NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY                                • Make a real difference to the                    • Inspire children to become
      take you to university. These are just some of                                                                                     lives of others                                     independent learners and excel
                                                                                                                                        • Have excellent                                   • Progress to
      the universities our students have successfully                                                                                    employment prospects                                management positions
                                                                                     TEESSIDE UNIVERSITY
      gone on to study at:                                                                                                              • Work with, and meet, a wide                      • Provide extra-curricular
                                                                                       UNIVERSITY OF YORK                                range of people                                     opportunities to enrich
                                                                                                                                                                                             students lives
                                          UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE                                            SUGGESTED COURSES
 Did you know that                                                                                                    +($/7+$1'62&,$/&$5(ƠPơ                        SUGGESTED COURSE

                                                                               LEEDS ARTS UNIVERSITY                                                                       ($5/
BRINGING YOUR                                                                                 LIVERPOOL
                                                                                                    Art School, galleries
                                                                                                    and museums
                                                                                                                                  Aesthetica Shot
                                                                                                                                  Film Festival
                                                                                                                                                       Crystal Palace FC

                                                                                                    Art and Design                Media and
                                                                                                                                  Games Design
                                                                                                                                                       Wembley Stadium
                                                                           Cadbury World
                                                                           Business                                                                    The Bank of England
Alongside work experience opportunities, you will
                                                                           Autosports International                         CHERTSEY
have the chance to go on course trips and visits                           Automotive                                       Thorpe Park                Ministry of Defence
                                                                                                                            Media and Games Design     Public Services
travelling far and wide to enhance your knowledge
and understanding of your course. Here are just                            MILTON KEYNES
some of the destinations we’ve visited.                                    Bletchley Park
                                                                           Computing and IT                                                             ALTON
                                                                                                                                                        Mill Cottage Farm
                                                                                                                                                        Animal Management
                                                                           Flybe Training Academy
                                                                           Travel and Tourism                                                        PORTSMOUTH
                                                                                                                                                     Portsmouth University
                                                       YPRES, BELGIUM                  BASINGSTOKE
                                                       Public Services                 Hampshire Fire Service
                                                                                       Public Services               WINCHESTER              SOUTHAMPTON
                                                                                                                     Winchester Hospital     Itchen Valley Country Park
                                                                                                                     Sciences                Health and Social Care

                                                                                                                     Marwell Zoo
                                                                                                                     Animal Management
                  TORONTO, CANADA
                  Hospitality and Catering                                                                                                               JIANGSU, CHINA
                                                                                                                                                         Open to all students
                                                                               BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
                                                        ALENCON, FRANCE        Health and Social Care
                                                        Early Years
                                                        and Childcare

                                                           PARIS, FRANCE                                            Travel and Tourism
                                NEW YORK                   Hospitality
                                Open to all students       and Catering

                                                                             SOUTH AFRICA
                                                                             Animal Management

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SUPPORTING     As well as excellent teaching facilities and exciting enrichment
                    opportunities, there are also many ways that BCoT is here to help

     YOUR SUCCESS   during your time at college.

                             Retention and                                      College nurse
                             Progression Tutors                         Onsite every day during term-time, our college
                                                                        nurse is fully qualified and on hand to offer
                    We have a dedicated team on hand to make
                                                                        advice on wellbeing if you are feeling under
                    sure you stay on track with your studies
                                                                        the weather.
                    during your time at BCoT. Our Retention and
                    Progression (RAP) Tutors are here to help you
                    focus on your course and help support you in
                    progressing to your next step – whether that is             Counselling
                    university, an apprenticeship, or employment.
                                                                        BCoT is proud to offer a professional and
                                                                        confidential counselling service all week during
                             Additional                                 term-time. It is a free self-referral service.

                             learning support
                    We have a team of experts to support any
                    additional needs you may have. They can
                                                                        We provide a safe learning and working
                    support in class and offer additional one-to-ones
                                                                        environment, ensuring that staff, students
                    to help with assignments. We have an assessor
                                                                        and visitors feel safe and know how to keep
                    who will meet with students to arrange access
                                                                        themselves safe.
                    arrangements, including extra time.

                             Careers and                                         Equality and diversity
                             employability                              We are committed to challenging discrimination
                                                                        to provide a welcoming environment for all of our
                    Our dedicated careers team can give you             students, staff and visitors.
                    impartial careers advice. They will help you look
                    for work, help with your university application,
                    give CV advice, develop interview skills and help
                    find work placements.
                                                                                 For further information
                                                                                 and to apply visit

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CONSTRUCT YOUR                                                                                     “If you are thinking about taking
                                                                                                           on an apprenticeship, I would

                                                                                                           say ‘crack on’ and do it! When
                                                                                                           you are helping to build a house,
                                                                                                           it is really rewarding watching
                                                                                                           something you have put the time
                                                                                                           and effort into progress through
                                                                                                           the stages. At the end, you can
                                                                                                           take a step back and appreciate
                                                                                                           what you have built.”
                                                                                                           Shane Charman
                                                                                                           Level 2 Apprenticeship in Brickwork
                                                                                                           Former school: Mill Chase Academy

If you’re interested in studying                      COURSES
construction and live in East

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      e Rd
                                                      The centre offers general construction, brickwork,

Hampshire, our Future Skills Centre

                                                      plumbing, electrical and carpentry courses                                                                                        Louisb urg Rd

                                                      alongside apprenticeships and part-time
in Bordon is the place for you!                       construction-related programmes.                                                                                                         N Pa

                                                      Courses range from Level 1 to HNC/HND courses
Part of BCoT and opened in September 2017,            for more advanced students. See the construction                                                                                   d
                                                                                                                                                                                     on R
the Future Skills Centre offers a comprehensive                                                                                                                                 Stati

                                                                                                                                                                                                       Camp Rd
                                                      section on page 62 for more detailed course                                                                       B300

range of construction courses designed to meet        information. We also work with local schools to
the needs of employers in the construction            offer a provision for 14 to 16 year olds.
industry. The project, commissioned by
                                                      • £3.8 million total investment in the new centre.
Hampshire County Council, is part of the
regeneration of Whitehill and Bordon and the          • Between 2019 and 2023, more than 168 jobs

                                                                                                                                                                                             Camp Rd
                                                        will be created in the construction industry.
£3.8 million facility gives you the opportunity to
                                                      • 2.79 million people will be employed in
learn a trade, gain professional qualifications or
                                                        construction by 2023.
get the skills needed for a career in construction.
                                                      • The value of new construction work in 2017 was
                                                                                                                                                    Located on the Hudson Road in Bordon, the
                                                        £109.4 billion.                                       “The FSC is a state-of-the-art
                 As part of this initiative, we’re                                                                                                  Future Skills Centre is easily accessible by
                                                                                                              training centre that will challenge
                 also working with Taylor Wimpey,     • There are 314,590 construction firms operating                                              car and bus.
                                                        in Great Britain.                                     your perception of the construction
                 one of the UK’s largest
                                                      • Average weekly earnings in the construction           industry. We are committed to
residential developers, to find apprentices and
                                                        industry is £607 per week.                            training and upskilling the next      Find out more bcot.ac.uk/bordonfsc
give them the skills they need to help build their
                                                      • Over 23,000 people started Construction,              generation of site operatives and     Follow us             @bordonfsc
home town’s ambitious future.
                                                        Planning and the Built Environment                    construction professionals.”
                                                        apprenticeships in 2017/18.                           Steve Gilder,
                                                                                                              Future Skills Centre Manager
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Whatever your grades or experience, there are always options
available to you to study at BCoT.
Whether you join us on one of our foundation pathways or a Level 3 course, we offer students
clear progression routes to continue studying with us until they are ready to progress to
employment or university.

Our Courses
                  COURSES AT BCoT             ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                LEADS TO...
                                              48 UCAS points or equivalent,
                  Degree apprenticeship       GCSE English and maths at
                                              grade 4 or above
                                                                                Level 7 course             UCAS points
                                              48 UCAS points or equivalent,                                Just like A-levels, completion of an advanced Level 3 qualification will give
                  HND, Foundation                                               Employment, university,
                                              GCSE English and maths at
                  Degree, apprenticeship
                                              grade 4 or work experience
                                                                                Level 6 qualification      you UCAS points that may enable you to study at university – giving you the
                                                                                                           perfect way to become a specialist in your subject before you progress to
                                          48 UCAS points or equivalent,
                  HNC, Foundation
                                          GCSE English and maths at
                                                                                Employment, university,    Higher Education.
                  Diploma, apprenticeship                                       Level 5 qualification
                                          grade 4 or work experience
                                                                                                           The table below shows the UCAS points for completion of a Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma
                                              Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above,   Employment, university,    at BCoT.
                  Extended Diploma            including English and maths, a    Level 4 qualification,
                                              relevant Level 3 qualification    apprenticeship
                                                                                                            YOUR GRADES         UCAS POINTS            OUR GRADES EXPLAINED

                  90 Credit Diploma,          Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above,   Employment, Extended        D*D*D*              168                    D* = Distinction*           M = Merit
                  Level 3 apprenticeship      including English and maths       Diploma, apprenticeship
                                                                                                            D*D*D               160                    D = Distinction             P = Pass
                  60 Credit Diploma,
                                              Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above.   Employment, advanced        D*DD                152
                  Introductory Certificate,
                                              This does not have to include     Level 3 course,
                  plus GCSE English and/                                                                    DDD                 144
                                              English and maths                 apprenticeship                                                         Universities set their own entry requirements
                  or maths if required
                                                                                                            DDM                 128                    for each of their Higher Education courses, and
                  Certificate, Diploma,       Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above    Employment, Level 3
                                                                                                                                                       these can vary widely depending on the subject,
                  apprenticeship              including English and maths       course, apprenticeship      DMM                 112
                                                                                                                                                       the specific course, and the course provider. We
                                                                                                            MMM                 96                     recommend you check with each university what
                  Diploma,                    Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above    Employment, Level 2
                  Future Pathways             including English and maths       course, apprenticeship                                                 their specific entry requirements are.
                                                                                                            MMP                 80

                  Foundation Pathways,                                                                      MPP                 64
                                                                                Employment, Level 1
           Prince’s Trust,                    No formal qualifications
                                                                                course or apprenticeship
                  Prospects, Work Skills                                                                    PPP                 48

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HOW TO APPLY                                                                             COURSES
      Visit our open events to find out more about the college and take
      a look around. See the back cover of this guide or bcot.ac.uk for dates.

      Go to bcot.ac.uk/apply

      Decide which is the right course and level for you. Get your conditional offer.


      ATTEND YOUR INDUCTION                                                             FIND YOUR SUBJECT
      Our summer induction programme will prepare you for college in September.
                                                                                        Access to Higher Education   22   Engineering                78
                                                                                        Apprenticeships              28   Foundation Learning        82
                                                                                        Animal Management            32   Hair and Barbering         84
      RESULTS DAY                                                                       Art and Design               36   Health and Social Care     88
      Hopefully you’ll be celebrating but don’t worry if not! There are always other    Automotive                   40   Hospitality and Catering   94
      options available. Talk to us for help and support.
                                                                                        Beauty Therapy and                Media and Games Design     100
                                                                                        Media Make-up                44
                                                                                                                          Public Services            104

                                                                                        Business                     48
                                                                                                                          Science                    108
                                                                                        Computing and IT             58
      Officially join the college, get your ID card and starter pack.                                                     Sport                      112
      Start creating your future!                                                       Construction                 62
                                                                                                                          Travel and Tourism         116
                                                                                        Early Years and Childcare    72

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Access to                                                         Where can this course take me?

              Higher Education                                            University destinations
                                                                          BCoT Access students have gone on to study at a variety of universities including:

                                                                          Aberystwyth University                          University of Hertfordshire
                                                                          Biochemistry                                    Midwifery
                                                                          Birmingham City University                      University of Portsmouth
                                                                          Children’s Nursing                              Diagnostic Radiography and
                                                                                                                          Medical Imaging;
                                                                          Bournemouth University
                                                                          Physiotherapy                                   University of Reading
                                                                          Buckinghamshire New University
                                                                                                                          Language Sciences and Psychology
                                                                                                                          University of Surrey
                                                                          King’s College London
                                                                          Nursing Studies
                                                                                                                          Nutrition and Dietetics
                                                                          Kingston University
                                                                                                                          University of West London
                                                                          Computer Science
                                                                          Middlesex University                            Nursing
                                                                          Veterinary Nursing
                                                                                                                          University of Winchester
                                                                          Oxford Brookes University                       Childhood, Youth and Community Studies;
                                                                          Biological Sciences;                            Forensic Studies;
                                                                          Paramedic Science;                              Social Work
                                                                                                                          University of York
                                                                          Plymouth University                             Biomedical Sciences
                                                                          Dental Therapy and Hygiene
                                                                          Solent University
                                                                          Criminology and Psychology

Get your qualifications for university
If you’re planning a new career and need a degree to move forward,
our Access courses can help you find the path to higher education.
                                                                               Help cover the cost of
                                                                               your course with an
                                                                               Advanced Learner Loan
These one-year courses are an intensive but supportive route to gaining        See page 122 for details or visit             of our Access students pass and
the academic skills and introductory knowledge needed for university.          bcot.ac.uk/funding                            are able to progress to university.

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Pre-Access (GCSE pathway)                          Biology and Chemistry
                                                   Access to Higher Education
The Level 2 19+ GCSE pathway is a full-time
course designed for individuals who want to        This course will help you develop your academic
improve their career prospects. The course         study skills and provide a solid foundation in
allows you to study GCSE English, maths and        organic chemistry, pathogens and disease,
biology, and learn a range of different skills,    anatomy and physiology, ecology and evolution,
such as planning, organisation, study skills and   reproduction, genetics and cell biology.
problem solving. This pathway will prepare you
to study one of our Level 3 Access courses,        ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
which is a one-year pathway to university.         • GCSE English and maths at grade C/4 or
                                                     above, or completion of our Pre-Access
                                                     course. Other qualifications may also
• Interview with the course tutor.                   be considered.

Animal Management                                  Computing
(Veterinary Nursing)                               Access to Higher Education
Access to Higher Education
                                                   This course is designed to provide you with
This course will prepare you for a degree in       the skills and knowledge needed to study a
the veterinary and animal welfare sector. In       university degree in IT networking and security,
addition to the core study skills units, you       systems development, computer science, digital
will gain experience in animal science and         media development and artificial intelligence. You
animal management including some practical         will study a range of units including networking,
animal husbandry in the college’s Animal           maths, essay writing, software development and
Discovery Centre. The course will also offer       work on an independent project.
you a foundation in both biology and chemistry
to enable applications to a range of related       ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
degree courses.                                    • GCSE English and maths at grade C/4 or
                                                     above, or completion of our Pre-Access
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                   course. Other qualifications may also
• GCSE English and maths at grade C/4 or             be considered.
  above, or completion of our Pre-Access
  course. Other qualifications may also
  be considered.

     All of our Access courses are one-year courses.                                                    “I have always wanted to become a healthcare
                                                                                                        professional and this course has helped me to secure
                                                                                                        offers from various universities. I really enjoy the
                                                                                                                                                     All of our
                                                                                                        course, especially the range of different modules.   ” Access courses are
                                                                                                                                               one-year courses.
                                                                                                        Dhankumari Pun
                                                                                                        Access to HE Nursing and Healthcare Profession
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Engineering                                          Psychology
Access to Higher Education                           Access to Higher Education

This course is designed to provide you with          This course focuses on developing your
the skills and knowledge needed to study a           academic skills and aims to provide a solid
university degree in engineering. You will study     foundation in psychology, cognitive behaviour,
a wide range of units including applied physics,     reflective practice, anatomy, chemistry, research
electronic principles, mechanical science,           methods and statistics.
computer aided design and includes a specific
design project.                                      ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
                                                     • GCSE English and maths at grade C/4 or
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                     above, or completion of our Pre-Access
• GCSE English and maths at grade C/4 or               course. Other qualifications may also
  above, or completion of our Pre-Access               be considered.
  course. Other qualifications may also
  be considered.
                                                     Social Work
                                                     Access to Higher Education
Nursing or Healthcare Professions
Access to Higher Education                           During this course you will learn about social
                                                     work practice, psychology, sociology, research
This course will give you the necessary              methods, social welfare, equality and diversity,
qualification for entry to university to study for   and anti-discriminatory practice preparing you
a degree level course in a variety of healthcare     for a degree and career in social work.

                                                                                                         Sports Science                                       Teaching and Education
professions such as midwifery, occupational
therapy, nursing, podiatry and radiography.          ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
You will develop core academic skills as well as     • GCSE English and maths at grade C/4 or            Access to Higher Education                           Access to Higher Education
gaining the scientific knowledge through units in      above, or completion of our Pre-Access
anatomy and physiology, vocational professional        course. Other qualifications may also
                                                                                                         This course will prepare you to study sports         Throughout this course you will study a variety of
practice, health promotion and equality.               be considered.
                                                                                                         science, therapy and physiotherapy at degree         education related units and have the opportunity
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                                                                       level. In addition to the core study skills units,   to undertake your own research project
                                                                                                         the course will give you knowledge of coaching,      preparing you for a degree in education that
• GCSE English and maths at grade C/4 or
                                                                                                         human and sports science and the wider               could lead on to a career in teaching or work in
  above, or completion of our Pre-Access
                                                                                                         sports industry.                                     early childhood practice.
  course. Other qualifications may also
  be considered.                                                                                         ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                   ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
                                                                                                         • GCSE English and maths at grade C/4 or             • GCSE English and maths at grade C/4 or
                                                                                                           above, or completion of our Pre-Access               above, or completion of our Pre-Access
For further information                                                                                    course. Other qualifications may also                course. Other qualifications may also
and to apply visit                                                                                         be considered.                                       be considered.

      bcot.ac.uk                                                                                             All of our Access courses are one-year courses.

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APPRENTICESHIPS                             BCoT’s apprenticeship team, Aspiral Learning,
                                            is one of the largest providers of apprenticeships
                                            in the region. Working with both large and small
                                            employers across all industry sectors, there are
                                            more than 60 different apprenticeships on offer.
                                            From construction and engineering to business
                                            and hospitality, there is something for everyone.

                                            What is an apprenticeship?                         Why do an apprenticeship?
                                            Apprenticeships give you the chance to learn       Apprenticeships are an excellent way of gaining
                                            on the job, instead of being in the classroom      recognised qualifications, workplace experience
                                            full-time. You will be assessed on a continuous    and skills, while earning a salary. They can
                                            basis, with some exams and end point               also be used to upskill existing staff when
                                            assessments. Apprenticeships involve either day    taking on a new role, such as moving into a
                                            or evening release to BCoT, or personal tutoring   management position.
                                            within your workplace.

                                                                                               What levels are available?
                                               Find an employer
                                                                                               Apprenticeships start at Level 2 and go right up
                                               Before you can apply for an                     to Level 7, which is equivalent to a masters or
                                               apprenticeship, you will need to find           advanced professional qualification. Most people
                                               an employer with an apprenticeship              who are new to a skill area will start at Level 2
                                               position in your chosen industry. See           and progress from there, but some areas will
                                               the latest apprenticeship vacancies             allow direct entry at Level 3 or higher. Degree
                                               at bcot.ac.uk/apprenticeships or                level apprenticeships are becoming more
                                               talk to our BCoT Recruits service,              common – a great way to achieve a university
                                               available through Aspiral Learning,             degree – without the tuition fees!
“My apprenticeship is helping                  who can support you with this.

me become a qualified heating
engineer, and BCoT is the only
college in north Hampshire that
offers the course I need. I have really
                                                       Visit bcot.ac.uk/apprenticeships to see the latest
enjoyed my days at the college with
my classmates and teachers, and
                                                     vacancies and find out more. Alternatively, contact our
the skills I am learning at BCoT are                 apprenticeship team, Aspiral Learning on 01256 306237.
being put to good use when I am out
                                                        @AspiralLearning                 /AspiralLearning              /AspiralLearning
of the college at work.”
Max Boon
Level 3 Apprenticeship in Gas Engineering
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Full details of each apprenticeship can be found in the relevant subject section.

     AUTOMOTIVE                                      Level 5 Apprenticeship in Leadership               EARLY YEARS AND CHILDCARE                       HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
                                                     and Management P57
Level 3 Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle                                                            Level 2 Apprenticeship in Children’s Care,      Level 2 Apprenticeship in Clinical Healthcare
                                                     Level 6 Chartered Manager Degree
Maintenance and Repair P43                                                                         Learning and Development (Children and Young    Support P91
                                                     Apprenticeship P57
                                                                                                   People’s Workforce) P75
                                                                                                                                                   Level 2 Apprenticeship in Healthcare Support
                                                           COMPUTING AND IT                        Level 2 Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching   Services P91
Level 2 Apprenticeship in Beauty Therapy P47                                                       and Learning in Schools P75
                                                     Level 3 Apprenticeship in IT                                                                  Level 2 Apprenticeship in Health
                                                     (Infrastructure Technician) P61               Level 3 Apprenticeship in Children and Young    and Social Care P91
     BUSINESS                                                                                      People’s Workforce (Early Years Educator) P76
                                                     Level 4 Apprenticeship in IT                                                                  Level 3 Apprenticeship in Clinical
                                                     (Cyber Intrusion Analyst) P61                 Level 3 Apprenticeship in Playwork P76          Healthcare Support P93
Level 2 Apprenticeship in Business
Administration P52                                   Level 4 Apprenticeship in IT                  Level 3 Apprenticeship in Supporting            Level 3 Apprenticeship in Health
                                                     (Network Engineer) P61                        Teaching and Learning in Schools                and Social Care P93
Level 2 Apprenticeship in Business
                                                                                                   (Teaching Assistant) P76
Improvement Techniques P52
                                                           CONSTRUCTION                            Level 4 Apprenticeship as Children, Young            HOSPITALITY AND CATERING
Level 2 Apprenticeship in Contact Centre
                                                                                                   People and Families Practitioner P77
Operations P52                                                                                                                                     Level 2 Apprenticeship in Hospitality
                                                     Level 2 Apprenticeship in Brickwork P66
                                                                                                   Level 5 Apprenticeship as Children, Young       (Commis Chef) P98
Level 2 Apprenticeship in Customer
                                                     Level 2 Apprenticeship in Carpentry           People and Families Manager P77
Service P52                                                                                                                                        Level 2 Apprenticeship in Hospitality
                                                     and Joinery P67
                                                                                                                                                   (Hospitality Team Member) P98
Level 2 Apprenticeship in Retail P53
                                                     Level 2 Apprenticeship in Painting                 EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Level 2 Apprenticeship in Sales P53                  and Decorating P68                                                                            Level 3 Apprenticeship in Hospitality
                                                                                                   Level 3 Apprenticeship in Mentoring P55         (Chef de Partie) P98
Level 3 Apprenticeship in Accounting P54             Level 2 Apprenticeship in Property
                                                     Maintenance P68                               Level 4 Apprenticeship in Assessing/            Level 3 Apprenticeship in Hospitality
Level 3 Apprenticeship in Business                                                                 Coaching P56                                    (Hospitality Supervisor) P98
Administration P54                                   Level 3 Apprenticeship in Carpentry P70
                                                                                                   Level 5 Apprenticeship in Skills Teaching P57
Level 3 Apprenticeship in Customer Service P54       Level 3 Apprenticeship in Construction                                                             MEDIA
Level 3 Apprenticeship in Human Resources
                                                     and the Built Environment P70                      ENGINEERING                                Level 3 Apprenticeship in Social Media
Support P55                                          Level 4 Apprenticeship in Construction                                                        and Digital Marketing P103
                                                     and the Built Environment P71                 Level 3 Apprenticeship in Engineering P81
Level 3 Apprenticeship in Retail P55
Level 3 Apprenticeship in Team Leading
                                                                                                   Level 4 Apprenticeship in Engineering P81            PLUMBING, GAS AND ELECTRICAL
and Management P55
                                                                                                        HAIR AND BARBERING                         Level 2 Apprenticeship in Domestic
Level 4 Apprenticeship in Accounting P56                                                                                                           Heating P67
                                                                                                   Level 2 Apprenticeship in Barbering P87
Level 4 Apprenticeship in Business                                                                                                                 Level 2 Apprenticeship in Plumbing P68
Administration P56                                       Did you know?                             Level 2 Apprenticeship in Hairdressing P87
                                                                                                                                                   Level 3 Apprenticeship in Electrical
                                                                                                   Level 3 Apprenticeship in Barbering P87
Level 4 Apprenticeship in School Business                Apprenticeships are not just for school                                                   Installation P80
Management P56                                           and college leavers.                      Level 3 Apprenticeship in Hairdressing P87
                                                                                                                                                   Level 3 Apprenticeship in Gas P70
Level 5 Apprenticeship in Human Resources P57            Employed adults are also able to                                                          Level 3 Apprenticeship in Plumbing/Gas P71
                                                         undertake an apprenticeship programme
                                                         with the support of their employer.
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Trips and work experience                              Industry links
             Animal                                                                      • Conservation experience working with

                                                                                           elephants in South Africa                            • ZSL London Zoo
                                                                                         • Animal Behaviour Conference, Marwell Zoo             • ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
                                                                                         • ZSL London Zoo                                       • Mill Cottage Farm Experience
                                                                                         • National Trust to monitor and collect data on
                                                                                                                                                • Hawk Conservancy Trust
                                                                                           British wildlife
                                                                                         • ZSL Whipsnade Zoo                                    • Four Kingdoms Adventure Park
                                                                                         • Mill Cottage Farm Experience                         • Chessington World of Adventures
                                                                                         • Four Kingdoms Adventure Park working with            • Local kennels and catteries
                                                                                           sheep, goats, pigs, horses, donkeys and llamas
                                                                                         • Experience of working in the animal enclosures
                                                                                           at Chessington World of Adventures
                                                                                         • Hawk Conservancy
                                                                                         • Dogs Trust
                                                                                         • Hart Wildlife
                                                                                         • Crocodiles of the World

                                                                                                    Where can this course take me?

                                                                                             University destinations                        Career options
                                                                                             BCoT animal management                         • Animal Technician
                                                                                             students progressed to a number                • Animal welfare organisations
                                                                                             of universities including:
Prepare for your next steps                                                                                                                 • Horse stables
into the animal industry       Facilities                                                    Aberystwyth University
                                                                                                                                            • Kennels and catteries
                                                                                             Veterinary Biosciences
or university by learning                                                                                                                   • Livestock farms
                                                                                             Anglia Ruskin University
first-hand about the care,     AQUATIC ROOM                   DOG GROOMING AREA                                                             • Pet shops and aquatic centres
handling, health, welfare      Cold water and tropical fish    Brand new for
                               including piranhas             September 2019                 Bangor University                              • Wildlife and conservation
and accommodation of
                                                                                             Zoology with Herpetology;                      • Veterinary nursing
a wide range of animals        MAMMAL                         OUTSIDE                        Zoology with Animal Behaviour
in our specialist facilities   DISCOVERY ROOM                 TEACHING AREAS                                                                • Veterinary surgeries
with expert lecturers          Rabbits, hamsters,             Aviary and mini wildlife       University Centre Sparsholt                    • Zoos, aquariums, safari parks
                               chinchillas                    rehabilitation centre,         Animal Management and Applied Science            and wildlife centres
and technicians.
                                                              bird garden and wild
                               EXOTIC                         flower meadow
                                                                                             University of Exeter
                               DISCOVERY ROOM                                                Zoology
                               Reptiles, arachnids and                                       University of Reading
                               insects, African Grey parrot                                  Zoology

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Level 2 Animal Care                                Level 3 Animal Management
City & Guilds Extended Certificate
                                                   Year one:
This one-year introductory course to animal        Level 3 BTEC 90 credit Diploma
care covers a range of units including animal
behaviour, feeding, accommodation and
                                                   in Animal Management
health. Upon completing the course, you can        Year two:
progress to either the Level 3 Certificate or
Subsidiary Diploma in Animal Management or
                                                   Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma
into employment.                                   in Animal Management
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:                                In your first year you will cover a range of units
                                                   including animal welfare, handling, feeding,
• GCSE English and maths at grade 3 or above,
                                                   accommodation, health, exotic animal health
  or Level 1 Functional Skills, or completion of
                                                   and nursing. If you wish to progress to university,
  our Future Pathways course.
                                                   year two involves a number of more advanced
                                                   units such as biology, anatomy and physiology,
                                                   zoological health and husbandry, ecology
                                                   and conservation, and wildlife rehabilitation
                                                   management. Upon completing the Extended
                                                   Diploma you can progress to university or
                                                   into employment.

                                                   ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
                                                   • Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above,
                                                     including English and maths, or a relevant
                                                     Level 2 qualification.
                                                   • Other pathways at Level 3 are available for
                                                     students who need to re-sit either GCSE
                                                     English or maths. Please see page 18 for
                                                     further information.

                                                                                                         “Studying at BCoT has really
                                                                                                         helped me progress my learning.
      Want to study Animal Management at university                                                      The facilities and the Animal
      but don’t have the qualifications?                                                                 Discovery Centre are amazing,
      See page 22 to discover how our Access to Higher Education                                         and my teachers and classmates
      courses can give you the knowledge and qualifications you                                          have made it a really enjoyable
      need to progress to university.
                                                                                                         environment for me to learn in.”
                                                                                                         Sophie Feeney
                                                                                                         Level 3 Animal Management
                                                                                                         Former college: Merrist Wood College
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Art and                                                                               Where can this course take me?
             Design                                                                          University destinations
                                                                                             BCoT art and design students progressed to a number of universities including:
                                                                                             Arts University Bournemouth                     Oxford Brookes University
                                                                                             Graphic Design; Photography; Illustration       Interior Architecture
                                                                                             Bath Spa University                             Plymouth University
                                                                                             Photography; Graphics                           Graphic Communications with Typography;
                                                                                                                                             Commercial Photography
                                                                                             De Montfort University
                                                                                             Design Crafts                                   University for the Creative Arts
                                                                                                                                             Fashion; Illustration
                                                                                             Falmouth University
                                                                                             Photography                                     University of Brighton
                                                                                                                                             Interior Architecture; Photography;
                                                                                             Greater Brighton Metropolitan College
                                                                                                                                             Textiles with Business Studies
                                                                                             Theatre Arts (Prop Making and
                                                                                             Special Effects)                                University of Edinburgh
                                                                                                                                             Animation; Fashion
                                                                                             Kingston University
                                                                                             Fine Art; Fashion Design                        University of the Arts London
                                                                                                                                             Fashion Styling and Production;
                                                                                             Manchester Metropolitan University
                                                                                                                                             Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear
                                                                                             Fine Art; Textile Design
                                                                                                                                             University of Westminster
                                                                                             Nottingham Trent University
                                                                                                                                             Interior Architecture
Whatever your passion,                                                                       Fine Art; Costume Design
our diverse art and design        Facilities                                                                                                 Winchester School of Art
                                                                                                                                             Fashion Design; Fine Art
courses are an exciting
opportunity for you to build an   Our impressive art and design studios and                  Career options
                                  facilities are unrivalled in the local area. Past
impressive artistic portfolio.
                                  students even return to use them while at                  • Art Therapist                                 • Illustrator
With unrivalled facilities and    university thanks to the high quality and diverse
expert, passionate staff, you                                                                • Ceramicist                                    • Interior Designer
                                  nature of the equipment and spaces we have.
will build up your knowledge                                                                 • Fashion Photographer                          • Jewellery Designer
                                  Our studios include a state-of-the-art 3D printer, laser
and skills and showcase                                                                      • Fine Artist                                   • Photo Journalist
                                  cutter, metal workshop, glass kiln, enamelling ovens,
your work at our end of                                                                      • Games Designer                                • Web Designer
                                  plaster room, casting area, vacuum formers, pottery
year exhibition.                  wheels and kilns, as well as general studio space. We      • Graphic Designer
                                  also have a life drawing studio, a photography studio
                                  and dark room. The dedicated fashion and textiles          Trips and work experience
                                  area has knitting machines, looms, pattern cutting
                                  tables and sewing machines, and the print room             You will be regularly introduced to             This experience, alongside trips to places
                                  houses heat presses, silk screen printing and dyeing       employment opportunities in the creative        such as Venice, Berlin, Madrid and the art
                                  facilities alongside etching, collagraph and other fine     industries via guest speakers and industry      galleries in London gives you a rounded view
FOLLOW US                         art printing opportunities.                                experts including professional photographers,   of the opportunities available to you.
                                                                                             illustrators, fashion and interior designers.
@artstudiosbcot #artstudiosbcot

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Level 3 Introduction                                             Level 3 Art and Design
to Art and Design
Cambridge Technical                                              Year one:
Introductory Diploma*                                            Level 3 Cambridge Technical
                                                                 Diploma in Art and Design
Designed for people with less experience in art                  Year two:
and design, or lower level GCSEs, this one-year
course will provide the instruction, guidance                    Level 3 Cambridge Technical
and encouragement you need to progress to                        Extended Diploma in Art
the Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design or into                    and Design
employment. The course is varied and covers
fine art, textiles and fashion, graphics, painting,              During year one you will be introduced to a wide
printmaking, photography and sculpture.                          range of techniques and learn new processes
                                                                 throughout the different disciplines within art
                                                                                                                        Level 3 Theatre Arts                               Level 3/4 ABC Pre-Degree
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                               and design.                                                                                               Foundation Diploma in
• Five GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including                                                                             Year one:                                          Art and Design
  English and maths or Level 1 Functional Skills.
                                                                 You will design your second year around your
                                                                 chosen specialism such as photography, spatial
                                                                                                                        Level 3 UAL Diploma in Art and
• A good portfolio of work to show.                              design, graphics, sculpture, illustration, fine art,   Design (Theatre Arts)                              You will be extended beyond your A-level
                                                                                                                                                                           studies toward higher level working practices,
                                                                                                                        Year two:
                                                                 fashion or textiles. As the Extended Diploma is
                                                                 equivalent to three A-levels, you will be able to                                                         preparing you for the demands of university
*Please note that the awarding body for this course may change
during 2019/2020. The course will remain the same as described   progress to university, an art foundation course       Level 3 UAL Extended Diploma                       or employment. The course will extend your
above. Please see our website for the latest information.        or into employment.                                    in Art and Design (Theatre Arts)                   creative potential and build strategies to allow
                                                                                                                                                                           you to get the most out of university. It is a
                                                                 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                     During this exciting two-year course you will      fast paced experience that will encourage you
                                                                 • Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above,                      learn and develop skills in special effects        to develop confidence in your own ideas and
                                                                   including English and maths, or a relevant           makeup, set, prop and costume design that          build a substantial portfolio of work. During the
                                                                   Level 2 qualification.                               can be applied to film, TV or stage. You will      course you will have the opportunity to go on
                                                                                                                        complete a number of projects and live briefs      a residential trip and complete a final project
                                                                 • A good portfolio of work to show.
                                                                                                                        exploring these before choosing to specialise in   in your chosen discipline, preparing you for
                                                                                                                        your preferred area. As the course is equivalent   employment or university.
     “I wanted to study something creative,                                                                             to three A-levels, you will be able to progress
     having previously studied something that                                                                           to university, an art foundation course or         ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
     was a lot more restricted and had a lack                                                                           into employment.                                   • Two A-levels, including a creative subject, or a
     of freedom. The art studios here are great                                                                                                                              Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design.
                                                                                                                        ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
     and the technicians within the department                                                                                                                             • GCSE English and maths at grade 4 or above.
                                                                                                                        • Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above,
     have really helped me progress. After
                                                                                                                          including English and maths, or a relevant       • A good portfolio of work to show.
     BCoT, I am hoping to study BA Fashion
                                                                                                                          Level 2 qualification.
     Design at Winchester School of Art.”
                                                                                                                        • A good portfolio of work to show.
     Lucy Gadsden
     Level 3/4 ABC Foundation Diploma
     in Art, Design and Media
     Former college: Queen Mary’s College

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Trips and work experience

               Automotive                                                                   You will have the opportunity to visit local garages, hear
                                                                                            about the industry from guest speakers including professional
                                                                                            racing drivers. Students also have the chance to visit the NEC
                                                                                            Motorsports Show, work with Sandown Group Mercedes-Benz,
                                                                                            join a Classic Car Club, and take part in BCoT’s very own
                                                                                            motorsport racing team with track days at the weekend.

                                                                                                      Where can this course take me?
The demand for automotive skills
has never been higher and an              Facilities
automotive course at BCoT will                                                                 University destinations                       Career options
give you the chance to learn in           Our spacious and extensive automotive
industry-standard workshops from          workshops are fully stocked with                     BCoT automotive students progressed           • Body and paintwork
                                          state-of-the-art equipment, including                to a number of universities including:
professionally-experienced staff.                                                                                                            • Garage services
                                          Snap-on and Bosch diagnostic equipment,
Whether mechanics or motorsport is                                                             Coventry University                           • Motor vehicle sales
                                          to give you real-world experience to take
your thing, our courses will set you on                                                        Automotive Engineering
                                          into your career.                                                                                  • Parts and service
the road to an exciting and fulfilling    You will work on our fleet of modern vehicles
                                                                                               Oxford Brookes University
career in the automotive industry.                                                             Motorsport Technology
                                          giving you live project experience. We also use
                                          the latest exhaust gas analyser and F-gas air        University of Hertfordshire
                                          conditioning equipment.                              Automotive Technologies
                                                                                               with Management

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                                                                                                             Level 3 Vehicle Maintenance                          LEVEL 3 Apprenticeship
                                                                                                             and Repair
                                                                                                             City & Guilds Diploma                               Level 3 Apprenticeship in Motor
                                                                                                                                                                 Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
                                                                                                             This one-year course will give you the skills
                                                                                                             needed to maintain and repair vehicles (cars,       By choosing to do an apprenticeship you will
                                                                                                             vans, trucks or motorbikes) working for a large     be coming to college one day a week to learn
                                                                                                             manufacturer, main dealer or local garage.          both the theory and practical elements including
                                                                                                             During the course you will study units including    fault finding, replacing components, repair and
                                                                                                             vehicle inspection, engine systems, chassis         working with customers. Units also include
                                                                                                             systems, auxiliary systems and electrical faults.   routine servicing to maintain performance,
                                                                                                             After this course you can choose to go on to        identifying and rectifying faults and meeting
                                                                                                             study at a higher level, or go into employment.     customer requirements. After this course you
                                                                                                                                                                 can choose to go on to study at a higher level,
                                                                                                             ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
                                                                                                                                                                 or to go into employment. Upon completion, you
Level 2 Automotive                                     Level 3 Motorsport
                                                                                                             • Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including         will achieve a ‘fully-qualified’ status and be ready
                                                                                                               English and maths.
Maintenance and Repair
                                                                                                                                                                 to enter employment.
                                                                                                             • Successful completion of a relevant
City & Guilds Diploma                                  Year one:                                               Level 2 qualification.                            ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
                                                       Level 2 IMI Diploma in Motorsport                                                                         • GCSE English and maths at grade 3 or above,

                                                       Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
                                                                                                                                                                   or Level 1 Functional Skills, or completion of
On this one-year course you will learn a range
                                                                                                                                                                   our Future Pathways course.
of subjects including how to carry out routine
vehicle maintenance, remove and replace engine         Year two:                                                                                                 • You will need to be employed, or find
units, auxiliary electrical units, chassis units and   Level 3 IMI Extended Diploma                                                                                employment in the motor trade.
vehicle transmission units. After successfully         in Motorsport Vehicle
                                                       Maintenance and Repair
finishing this course you will be able to go on to
higher level study on a Level 3 full-time course,
an apprenticeship or into employment.                  If you want to be part of the fast-paced                  “Studying Automotive at BCoT has a
                                                       motorsport industry, then this course is for you.         really good balance of practical and
                                                       During this two-year technical qualification you          theory lessons. Throughout my course,
• GCSE English and maths at grade 3 or above,          will learn about fault diagnosis and rectification,       we have been on a number of great
  or Level 1 Functional Skills, or completion of
  our Future Pathways course.
                                                       motorsport vehicle preparation and inspection,
                                                                                                                 trips, including Silverstone, Thruxton
                                                       electrical charging and starting systems, vehicle
                                                                                                                 and Croft Circuit. The teachers here go
                                                       ignition systems, engine management systems,
                                                                                                                 the extra mile, and the workshop and
                                                       petrol injection systems and do a vehicle
                                                                                                                 range of cars are great. After I complete
 For further information                               technology project. You will gain the skills and
                                                                                                                 my Level 3 course I want to progress
 and to apply visit
                                                       experience needed to pursue your career in
                                                       motorsport, whether that is university, a higher          to study an apprenticeship in the
                                                                                                                 automotive industry.”
                                                       level apprenticeship or straight into employment.

                                                       ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                        Adam Kinnersley
                                                       • Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above,                         Level 3 Motorsport
                                                         including English and maths, or a relevant              Former college: Uxbridge College
                                                         Level 2 qualification.
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Trips and work experience                             Industry links
                    Beauty Therapy                                                   • Work experience at the BBC

                    and Media Make-up
                                                                                                                                           • Kryolan Professional Make-up in London
                                                                                     • Level 3 Media Make-up course is run in                (affiliated with the Royal Opera House)
                                                                                       conjunction with the Haymarket Theatre
                                                                                                                                           • BBC
                                                                                     • WorldSkills Competition
                                                                                                                                           • Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke
                                                                                       (competing annually and hosted in 2017)
                                                                                                                                           • The Anvil Theatre, Basingstoke
                                                                                     • Workshops with actors and make-up
                                                                                       specialists at The Anvil Theatre, Basingstoke       • Eve Taylor
                                                                                     • Theatre make-up specialists                         • Steiner
                                                                                     • Steiner career talks                                • Hampshire Court Hotel
                                                                                     • London theatre trips
                                                                                     • Tylney Hall
                                                                                     • Local salons; Waxworks, Natural Beauty

The UK beauty industry will be worth
                                                                                               Where can this course take me?
£26.7 billion
by 2022*                                                                                University destinations                        Career options
                                                                                        BCoT beauty therapy and media make-up          • Beauty Therapist
                                                                                        students progressed to a number of             • Freelance contract work
                                                                                        universities including:
                                                                                                                                       • Holistic Therapist
                                                                                        Solent University
                                                                                                                                       • Make-up Artist
                                                                                        Make-up and Hair Design
                                                                                                                                       • Salon Manager
                                                                                        Northbrook College
Training in beauty or media                                                                                                            • Salon Owner
                                                                                        Theatre Arts Make-up and
make-up at BCoT will open up                                                            Hair for Theatre and Media                     • Spa Therapist
many opportunities to you, as                                                           University of the Arts London                  • TV and Film
past students have travelled           EVOLVE HAIR AND      LEADING                     Hair and Make-up for Fashion
the world in this diverse and          BEAUTY SALONS AND    PRODUCT LINES
                                                                                        University College Birmingham
vibrant industry. Learn a              TREATMENT ROOMS      Including Eve Taylor
                                                                                        Specialist Hair and Media Make-up
                                       Open to the public   ‘All that Jazz’
range of popular treatments
including nail technologies            SPA-LIKE             INDUSTRY-STANDARD
and massage, and media                 BEAUTY SALONS        EQUIPMENT
                                                            for laser, tanning and
make-up techniques for TV
                                                            body treatments
and stage from expert and
industry-experienced staff.

*GlobalData, 2017

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Level 2 Beauty Therapy                              Level 3 Beauty Therapy                           Level 3 Media Make-up                              Level 4 Permanent Hair
VTCT Diploma                                        VTCT Diploma                                                                                        Removal and Skin Rejuvenation
                                                                                                     Year one:                                          VTCT Diploma
If you’re considering a career in the beauty        Increase your employability options with this    Level 3 BTEC 90 Credit Diploma
industry, this course is the ideal starting place   one-year technical course. You will study a
                                                                                                     in Production Arts (Make-up)                       Build a career as an employed and/or
for you. On this one-year course you will learn     range of subjects including health and safety,                                                      self-employed make-up artist. The qualification
about health, safety and hygiene, consultation      client care and consultation, body and skin      Year two:                                          will ensure you learn a wide range of make-up
techniques and client care, manicures and
pedicures, waxing, facial treatments, skin type
                                                    analysis, Swedish massage therapy, face
                                                    and body electrical treatments, electrical
                                                                                                     Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma                      application processes while developing your

analysis, eyebrow shaping and tinting, eyelash      science, mechanical massage and anatomy          in Production Arts (Make-up)                       knowledge and understanding of the relevant
                                                                                                                                                        anatomy, physiology and health and safety.
tinting, make-up application and anatomy and        and physiology.                                                                                     You’ll also get to build the skills to consult with
                                                                                                     This two-year pathways course will help
physiology. After successfully completing the                                                                                                           clients, successfully promote retail products,
course you can progress to the Level 3 course       ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                               you pursue a career as an employed and/or
                                                                                                     self-employed makeup artist, providing hair        and gain deeper understanding of the science of
or apprenticeship.                                  • Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above,                                                                   cosmetic application products.
                                                                                                     and make-up services in the media, theatre,
                                                      including English and maths, or a relevant
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                    Level 2 qualification.
                                                                                                     performing arts, fashion and photographic
                                                                                                                                                        ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
                                                                                                     industries. You’ll develop the knowledge,
• GCSE English and maths at grade 3 or above,                                                                                                           • GCSE English and maths at grade 4 or above.
                                                    • Other pathways at Level 3 are available for    understanding and skills to provide a wide
  or Level 1 Functional Skills, or completion of
                                                      students requiring to re-sit either GCSE       range of creative make-up services and             • A relevant Level 3 qualification.
  our Future Pathways course.
                                                      English or maths. Please see page 18 for       enjoy learning how to style and fit hair pieces,
                                                      further information.                           apply false eyelashes whilst developing            • Industry experience will also be considered.
Level 2 Media Make-up                                                                                valuable customer communication skills and
VTCT Diploma                                                                                         commercial awareness.
                                                                                                                                                         LEVEL 2 Apprenticeship
                                                                                                     ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
                                                                                                                                                        Level 2 Apprenticeship
This one-year course will provide you with a                                                         • Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above,
broad introduction to make-up with a particular                                                        including English and maths, or a relevant
focus on working in film, television and stage.                                                        Level 2 qualification.                           in Beauty Therapy
You will learn about photographic make-up,
styling and dressing hair, body art design and                                                                                                          As part of this 18-month apprenticeship, you
skin tanning. On completion of the course you                                                                                                           will learn a number of skills including waxing,
can progress to a related Level 3 qualification.                                                                                                        hand and nail treatments, foot, facial, eyebrow
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                                                                                                                      and eyelash treatments, as well as make-up
                                                                                                                                                        application and basic massage treatments.
• Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above, preferably to        “I love that my
                                                                                                                                                        Delivered through a combination of day-release
  include English and maths and a science, or          course and college enables me to
                                                                                                                                                        and workplace experience, this apprenticeship
  completion of our Future Pathways course.            be as creative as possible with my                                                               is ideal for anyone employed in a beauty
                                                       work. I always knew I wanted to study                                                            therapist role.
                                                       something creative and had an interest
                                                       in hair and make-up. The teachers here                                                           ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
For further information                                really help us achieve our best.”                                                                • Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above, preferably
and to apply visit                                     Hannah Brown
                                                                                                                                                          to include English, maths and a science, or
                                                                                                                                                          completion of our Future Pathways course.

                                                       Level 3 in Media Make-up
                                                       Former school: The Costello School                                                               • You will need to be employed, or find
                                                                                                                                                          employment, in a beauty therapy related role.

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Trips and work experience

              Business                                         • Visit to the Bank of England
                                                               • Trip to business start-up exhibition at
                                                                                                                 • Residential trips (previous locations include
                                                                                                                   Barcelona, New York and Dubai)
                                                                 London Olympia                                  • Young Enterprise Club
                                                               • Trip to Cadbury World and ‘Venturefest          • Guest speakers from industry and
                                                                 South’ business conference                        local businesses

                                                                          Where can this course take me?

                                                                   University destinations                       Career options
                                                                   BCoT business students progressed             • Business Management
                                                                   to a number of universities including:        • Office Administrator
                                                                   Birmingham City University                    • Office Supervisor
                                                                   Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations
                                                                                                                 • Store Manager
                                                                   Bournemouth University
                                                                                                                 • Marketing Manager
                                                                   Accounting and Finance; Business Studies
                                                                                                                 • Employment Law Practitioner
                                                                   Liverpool John Moores University
                                                                   Maritime Business and Management              • Human Resource Manager

                                                                   Manchester Metropolitan University            • HR Administrator
                                                                   International Business Management             • Business Administrator
                                                                   University of Brighton                        • Project Manager
                                                                   Fashion Communication with                    • Event Manager
                                                                   Business Studies
                                                                                                                 • Sales Manager
                                                                   University of Reading
                                                                                                                 • Business Analyst
                                                                   Finance and Psychology
                                                                                                                 • Office Administrator
                                                                   University of Surrey
                                                                   Business Management;
                                                                   Law with Criminology
                                                                   University of Sussex
                                                                   Business, Management and Economics
                                                                   University of Winchester
                                                                   Business Management
                                                                   University of York
Build a solid start to your career in business, management
                                                                   Politics with International Relations
or accounting with a course at BCoT. You will gain skills in
a range of subjects including marketing, finance, human
resources, business administration and law through active
learning from industry-experienced staff.

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