Prospectus - Basingstoke College of Technology

Prospectus - Basingstoke College of Technology

Prospectus

2015 / 16

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Open Days

Monday 13 October 2014

4.00pm - 7.30pm

Saturday 15 November 2014

10.30am -1.00pm

Monday 9 March 2015

4.00pm - 7.30pm

Monday 18 May 2015

4.00pm - 7.30pm

Register your attendance online at www.bcot.ac.uk

Term dates 2014/15

Autumn term

Monday 8 September –

Friday 19 December 2014

Spring term

Monday 5 January –

Thursday 2 April 2015

Summer term

Monday 20 April –

Friday 26 June 2015

For half terms and further details please see our website.

Be Inspired at BCoT

We are proud that BCoT is in the top 5% of colleges in the country. Ofsted has judged us as a good college with outstanding features and we are working hard to be outstanding in all areas.

W e offer a clear route to university through a programme of BTEC Level 3

Extended Diploma courses which are equivalent to studying 3 A

Levels and we are now introducing

A Levels in English, Maths and

Biology to run alongside the BTEC programmes.

Around 50% of our Level 3 students look to progress to degree courses at university, with past students gaining places at universities such as Brunel, Leeds and Liverpool St John Moores.

At BCoT our lecturers are industry trained and bring knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for their subject to the classroom. They are experts in their chosen field and retain good links with their industry contacts giving rise to many opportunities for practical work experiences.

As much as we’re proud of our academic achievements, we believe that learning is about more than just what happens in the classroom and so we offer a range of enrichment activities throughout the year including charity events and trips abroad.

We are an inclusive College and have designed our curriculum so that anyone can join us at a level appropriate to their ability and then progress through the academic levels if they wish.

So if you want a place at university or your dream job, take a look through our prospectus and read some of our fantastic student comments. We strongly advise you to come along to one of our

Open Days to talk to staff and students and get a feel for BCoT.

We hope you’ll be inspired and we look forward to welcoming you in September 2015.

Anthony Bravo

Principal and Chief Executive

It was a challenging

brief to design an illustration

for the cover of this prospectus, but very rewarding and invaluable work experience.

Sarah Martin, Art & Design,

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Basingstoke College of Technology Tel: 01256 354141

Contents

INFORMATION COURSES

Why choose BCoT A Levels (English, Maths, Biology)

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Studying at BCoT Apprenticeships

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How to join BCoT

Student Services and Support

Financial Support and Fees

The 5:1Teaching Model

Teaching Facilities

Working with Employers

Travelling to BCoT

ECOBCoT

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Keep in touch:

Follow us @bcot

BasingstokeCollegeofTechnology

Friends of BCoT

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Animal Management

Art & Design

Automotive Technologies

Beauty Therapy

Building Services

Business & Retail

Catering & Hospitality

Childcare

Construction Trades

Computer Science

Electrical Installation

Engineering

Fashion

Fashion Retail

Graphic Design

Hair & Barbering

Health & Social Care

Media

Music & Sound Technology

Photography

Plumbing

Retail

Sciences

Sport

Travel & Tourism

Uniformed Public Services

BCoTvideos

Directions

English for Speakers of Other Languages

(ESOL)

Download the BCoT App www.bcot.ac.uk [email protected]

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Reasons to choose BCoT

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Successful Students

BCoT’s results put us in the top 5% of UK Colleges for 16-18 year old success rates. Figures show that 96% of all our learners will successfully complete their course.

Positive Progression

97% of our students will build on their experience and learning at BCoT to go on to bigger things; most of our students will either be accepted on a University place or take up a positive employment opportunity.

96%

at BCoT

Industry Trained Staff

Staff bring their expertise and experience to the classroom for the benefit of the students. They have excellent employer links enabling BCoT to offer work experience as an integral part of many courses.

Excellent Facilities

From our recently refurbished workshops for engineering and automotive to the new animal discovery centre, and from our first class training restaurant to our newly upgraded computer science and media suites,

BCoT continues to invest in our teaching facilities to ensure you will be learning with resources that reflect what industry expects.

Support and Social

BCoT offers an enjoyable and supportive environment for all our students to study in. From badminton to zumba and from bursaries to welfare, our active Students Union and Student Support teams are here to help you thrive.

Basingstoke College of Technology Tel: 01256 354141 www.bcot.ac.uk [email protected]

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S tudying at BCoT

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he courses offered at BCoT are designed to prepare you for work or a place at university. Our courses are available at a range of levels to suit your ability and include both theory and practical skills.

Entry criteria differ for each level of course; if you are unsure what level you should be studying, visit one of our Open Days or call Job Shop on 01256 306339.

All applicants will be interviewed for a place on their chosen course.

English and Maths

At BCoT we expect all students to attain a Level 2 standard (GCSE grade C) in English and

Maths. If you have a D grade, you will be expected to retake your GCSE in the appropriate subject; if you have an E grade or lower, we will ask you to take Functional Skills as a stepping stone towards achieving your GCSE. We are committed to the success of our learners and will give you the support required to achieve these essential life skills.

Higher Education at BCoT

It doesn’t matter where you start your college life at BCoT, we encourage all students to work towards achieving university level qualifications. So whether you are studying at Level

1, 2 or 3 we will set the expectation that you will progress to the next level, with the potential to study at degree level.

Your Route to University

A BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma is a recognised route to a university degree course.

The equivalent to three A Levels, BTECs will attract the same UCAS points as the equivalent A Level result and are therefore accepted for university entry; for example, a triple Distinction BTEC attracts 360 UCAS points, the same as three A grades at A

Level. As well as points value, BTEC courses are also designed to give you the useful skills that studying towards a degree will require, such as time management and research skills.

Basingstoke College of Technology Tel: 01256 354141

Course Level

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Example Programmes

BA (Hons) Degree

HND

Foundation Degree

Entry Criteria

Varies; typically HNC/D,

A Levels, BTEC Extended

Diploma or equivalent

Typically 120 UCAS points or equivalent plus GCSE

English and Maths at Grade

C or above, or relevant work experience

Typically a Level 3 qualification plus GCSE English and Maths at Grades A*-C

HNC

C&G Level 4 Diploma

A Levels

Advanced Apprenticeship

BTEC Extended Diploma

C&G Level 3 Diploma

CACHE Extended Diploma

C&G Level 3 VRQ Diploma

ABC Level 3 Diploma

Access to HE

Pre-degree Foundation

BTEC Level 2 Diploma

Apprenticeship

C&G Level 2 Certificate or Diploma

OCR Level 2 Diploma

CACHE Level 2 Certificate

CSkills Level 2 Diploma

ABC Level 2 Diploma

C&G Level 2 VRQ Diploma

Ascentis Level 1 Diploma

CSkills Level 1 Diploma

C&G Level 1 Certificate or Diploma

C&G Level 1 VRQ Diploma

BTEC Level 1 Diploma

Edexcel Level 1 Diploma

5 GCSEs at A*-C, including

English and Maths. Some subjects may also require

Science

4 GCSEs at Grade D or above, including English and Maths

4 GCSEs at grade E including English and Maths

Entry Level

Foundation Learning Tier

Edexcel Entry Level

English for Speakers of Other

Languages (ESOL)

Directions

4 GCSEs at F-G preferred, but applicants with no formal qualifications may be considered

No formal qualifications www.bcot.ac.uk [email protected]

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ow to join BCoT

Step 1

Come and see us -

visit one of our Open Days to see BCoT first hand and to meet staff and current students. (Open Day dates on page 2.)

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Step 2

Submit your application -

you can apply online from the homepage of our website or, if you’d like help with your application, call in and speak to us. You can apply for places starting in September 2015 from October 2014.

Step 3

Come to Advice & Guidance -

all potential students are required to attend an Advice & Guidance meeting. This is your opportunity to ask questions and get the information you need to ensure a course is right for you.

Step 4

Your offer -

after your Advice & Guidance meeting, we will write to you to confirm your place on a course and confirm the qualifications you will need to join that course.

Step 5

Attend Summer School -

usually taking place for a day or two in

July, this is a fantastic opportunity to make new friends who will be starting your course too, as well as getting to know your tutors and the College.

Step 6

Complete your enrolment -

when you have your results, we will invite you in to complete your enrolment at the end of August. If your results are not what you expected, come and talk to us as we can always suggest some positive options.

Basingstoke College of Technology Tel: 01256 354141 www.bcot.ac.uk [email protected]

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S tudent Services and Support

Student Services

Travel Bursaries and fees

01256 306484

Free meals

College Nurse Welfare

Activities

Student Union

Clubs and Interest Groups

Careers advice

Sports

Enterprise Passport

Facilities

Learning Resources Centre

On-site Children’s Nursery

Gym

The Cafe and Taste serve hot and cold food on both sites

For more information on facilities please see pages 14-15

Support

Language support

Study skills

Maths and English skills

Boodle – virtual

learning environment

Learner Mentors and Coaches

On-site Counsellor

Specialist support for learners with

Dyslexia, Asperger’s Syndrome or other learning difficulties

Equality and Diversity

At BCoT we are committed to challenging discrimination to ensure a welcoming environment for all of our students, staff and visitors.

Safeguarding

We provide a safe learning and working environment, ensuring that staff, students and visitors feel safe and know how to keep themselves safe.

Basingstoke College of Technology Tel: 01256 354141

Financial Support and Fees

Further Education

Funding for your course will vary depending on your age when the course starts.

Aged 16-18 – You won’t need to pay any tuition or registration fees. There may be costs for equipment for your course and, if so, these are included on our course sheets.

Aged 19-23 – You may need to pay tuition, exam and/or registration fees. If you are in receipt of certain benefits some of the fees may be waived.

Aged 24 and over – If you are studying at Level 3 or

4 you may qualify for the 24+ Advanced Loan. Please speak to us for details or help applying.

Higher Education

You may be eligible for a loan to cover your course fee and living expenses.

See www.gov.uk/student-finance

for more detail.

Financial Help

If you are unable to pay any of the fees you may be eligible to receive financial assistance from the

Government Bursary Fund.

You may also claim financial assistance towards childcare, travel, trips, equipment and materials.

For more information call Student Services on 01256 306484 or email [email protected]

www.bcot.ac.uk [email protected]

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12 he 5:1 Teaching Model -

Bite sized learning

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t BCoT we teach to a 5:1 model where learning is split into bite sized

sessions of six weeks long.

Students follow five weeks of teaching, learning and assessment and then one week of Review and Development, known as RAD Week. This means you can see your progress as you complete one module in full, before moving on to the next.

Benefits of the 5:1 Model

Simple structure to your college work -

you concentrate on one unit at a time

and can really focus on what you are learning.

Allows you to measure your progress -

you will complete a unit every

six weeks.

Avoids lots of deadlines at the end of the year you complete assessments

for each unit as you go along.

Allows you to understand what you’re studying and when -

this puts you

in control of your learning.

Allows you to improve and be more successful -

you will have the

opportunity to go back and improve your grade in any units you’ve already completed.

The 5:1 model provides a useful

time management

and the workplace.

Melicia Chivers

Business - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Basingstoke College of Technology Tel: 01256 354141 www.bcot.ac.uk [email protected]

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Teaching

Facilities

A t BCoT we are proud of our facilities,

from our training restaurant and hair and beauty salons, to our recording studios and automotive garage. Many of our facilities are open to the public, providing hands-on work experience for the students as part of their course.

The Restaurant at BCoT

The modern training restaurant and kitchen provide the opportunity for students to showcase their cookery and practise front of house skills. Hospitality and catering students prepare, cook and serve dishes to the public on a day-to-day basis as an integral part of their course. www.bcot.ac.uk/the-restaurant-at-bcot

Salon Evolve

Students train in fully equipped on-site hair and beauty salons which are open to the public. Industry trained lecturers are on hand and students learn their skills in a realistic working environment. www.bcot.ac.uk/evolve

Automotive Garage

The garage is designed for automotive students to progress their skills. With state of the art Snap-on tools and a fleet of college cars, students have every opportunity to develop their practical skills.

The College Nursery

Graded Outstanding by Ofsted, the on-site Nursery offers three large rooms divided between babies, toddlers and children, with space for quiet time, creative activities and outside play. www.bcot.ac.uk/the-nursery

Basingstoke College of Technology Tel: 01256 354141

Recording Studio and

Mac Suites

Our extensive music and media facilities offer a range of Mac and ICT suites, and recording studios. The facilities give our music and media students the opportunity to write, produce, record and mix tracks to a professional standard.

Core Fitness Gym and

Sports Facilities

BCoT has its own on-site gym which is fully equipped with the latest in Technogym equipment.

Through local partnerships, BCoT students have access to a multi-million pound sports complex with swimming pool, athletics track, football pitches and golf courses.

Tech-IT

Tech -IT

BCoT Tech Repair

Our Tech-IT repair service allows students to provide valuable IT support and repairs to the community. www.techitbcot.co.uk

Aspiral

Aspiral

The College is proud to have a high street shop that offers enterprise and work experience opportunities across many curriculum areas. www.aspiralshop.co.uk

Other facilities include:

Bespoke Lecture Theatre

ILT Suite

Construction Workshops

Art & Design Studios

Science Laboratories

Games Development Room

Multi Camera TV Studio

Engineering CAD & CAM www.bcot.ac.uk/bcot-enterprise [email protected].ac.uk

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Working with

Employers

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e’re committed to growing your employability skills as part of each programme of study.

At BCoT our staff are industry trained and have strong links with local businesses and national organisations.

We work with a wide range of local and national employers, organising work experience, guest lecturers and visits. This ensures that students are trained to industry standards and prepared for their first job or a place at university.

Employer

Sponsorship

Increasingly, curriculum areas have established strong links with employers; Building and Construction students benefit from close links with multinational organisations such as Kier and Fosters who look to BCoT for new apprentices. Engineering work in partnership with Gillette, WBTC and the Middlesex

Group to offer Apprenticeship opportunities to students who successfully complete full time courses.

Work Experience

As a BCoT student you are likely to undertake work placements as part of your course. This gives you the opportunity to experience work first hand preparing you for future employment.

Care students work in local hospitals, nurseries, schools and residential homes

Catering and Hospitality students work with 5 star hotels and provide civic hospitality for the Mayor’s

Office of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

Students studying Animal Management work with conservation groups and zoological parks

Science students work with major companies such as De La Rue, benefitting from their experience of forensics

Computer Science students work with Motorola and Microsoft

Media students undertake work experience at film studios

Travel and Tourism students receive training from

British Airways and Virgin.

Industry Guest

Speakers

Wherever possible, guest speakers from industry are invited to talk to students about latest technology, new ways of working and career opportunities.

Hair and Beauty students for example have visiting speakers from top brands such as Trevor Sorbie,

Toni & Guy and Steiner.

Enterprise

The Enterprise Passport is a way to boost students’ employability skills and enhance their profile with employers. There is a wide range of interesting activities available, such as volunteering and work placements.

As well as providing work experience, these activities will greatly enhance a student’s CV.

Careers Advice

The Job Shop provides impartial careers advice and help for students looking for work. They can help with CV writing, interview skills and arranging work experience.

BCoT Recruits

Our BCoT Recruits service can help you find part time work or work experience placements, or even an

Apprenticeship or full time work for when you have completed your course. Please speak to us for more details; telephone

01256 306237.

www.bcot.ac.uk [email protected]

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Getting Here

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asingstoke has excellent bus and train services and both bus and train stations are within walking distance of the College.

The College offers discounted travel packages to our full-time students. Students who live outside

Basingstoke and travel to and from the College by train can receive up to 55% off their rail fare and can pay monthly, termly or annually. Our partnership with Stagecoach means that students travelling to the College by bus from outside of the centre of Basingstoke in Zone 2 areas may also qualify for up to 25% off bus travel.

Bursaries are also available and are based on household income. Contact Student Services on

01256 306484 for more details.

By Train

South West Trains:

Direct local line (no changes)

£184.50 a term*

Andover – Basingstoke: 17mins

Reading – Basingstoke: 22 mins

Winchester – Basingstoke: 15 mins

Farnborough – Basingstoke: 13 mins

Hook – Basingstoke: 10 mins

(from £100)

Fleet – Basingstoke:12 mins

Winchfield – Basingstoke: 14 mins

Woking – Basingstoke: 20 mins

Salisbury – Basingstoke: 34 mins

Mortimer – Basingstoke: 14 mins

By Bus

Stagecoach:

From £92 a term*

Zone 1:

Bramley

Kempshott Park

Hackwood Park Gates

Oakley

Old Basing (The Hatch)

Sherfield on Loddon

Sherborne St John

From £131.25 a term*

Zone 2:

Alton

Andover

Baughurst

Newbury

Odiham

Overton

Pamber Heath

Whitchurch

Tadley

By Bike

By Car

If you wish to cycle to College, there is plenty of space to park your bike.

Please make sure you have a suitable lock to secure it.

There is car parking available at College but this is limited to students living outside of the

Basingstoke area. If you live in Basingstoke, parking is only available to full time students aged 19 or over. Please note car parking charges apply.

* 2014/2015 Prices correct at time of publication but subject to change. All train fares are £184.50 a term, except Hook which is from £100 a term

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North site

South site

Travelling by Car

Leave the M3 at either J6 or J7.

From Junction 6

At Black Dam roundabout take the first exit, joining the A30 Ringway

South. After one mile, go straight over roundabout, staying on the

Ringway. After a mile, at Winchester

Road roundabout, take the second exit, joining Ringway West. Very shortly, take the slip road on the left. At the top of the slip road, turn right on to Worting Road. BCoT is a quarter of a mile.

From Junction 7

Follow signs for Basingstoke town centre for approximately three miles and going over three roundabouts.

As you pass Basingstoke Football

Club on the left, keep in the left hand lane. At the next roundabout take the first exit, joining the

Ringway West. Very shortly, take the slip road on the left. At the top of the slip road, turn right on to Worting

Road. BCoT is a quarter of a mile.

Travelling by Train

Walking from Basingstoke Railway

Station: Make your way to Festival

Place Shopping Centre. Turn right out of Festival Place near the Sports

Centre into Church Street. Go through the underpass and into

Flaxfield Road. At the junction with

Sarum Hill, turn right into Worting

Road. BCoT is situated on both sides of the road. The walk takes approximately 10 minutes.

www.bcot.ac.uk [email protected]

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Levels at BCoT

Study A Levels alongside

Advanced Vocational Courses

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pplicants who are offered a

Level 3 Extended Diploma and intend to go on to university have the opportunity to study an A Level in

English, Maths or Biology in addition to their Diploma.

students to study a skills-based, hands-on vocational qualification alongside an integral academic subject.

This offer is conditional upon the applicant achieving grade A* or A at

GCSE in their selected A Level subject and having achieved at least GCSE grade C in English and Maths.

The A Level subject will be studied over two years. Level 3 Extended

Diplomas are equivalent to three

A Levels meaning that, upon completion of an additional A Level, a student will leave with qualifications equivalent to four A Levels.

This Advanced Vocational Study

Programme will allow talented

Some nursing and midwifery degree programmes require an A Level in addition to a BTEC qualification.

ECO BCoT

ECOBCoT is our campaign name for the many initiatives we have launched to help reduce waste, promote environmental issues and support sustainability.

Sustainability

As a College we are committed to looking after the environment. In 2013, BCoT saw the largest solar installation in

Basingstoke when over £160,000 worth of solar panels were installed on the roofs of the main south site building and the Technology building. The panels will reduce energy bills and after eight years will pay for themselves.

Planet Friendly Printing

BCoT is committed to sustainability and aims to print all of its marketing materials on paper from sustainable sources where possible. We look to carbon off-set any printed material we produce. We also recycle any unused or out of date publications.

The carbon used to make this prospectus is about the same as it takes to make 5 plastic bags.

Environmentally Friendly

As part of our green agenda, beehives have been installed at BCoT to enable us to produce our own honey for use by the hospitality and catering students in The Restaurant or sell in Aspiral, our shop. Some of our staff are currently training to become beekeepers and plan to get students involved in the project too.

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A Levels Maths English Biology

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BCoT has a good

Apprentices

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I enjoy my course and apply what I learn to my job at

Trident Electrical.

Nathan Fearns

Electrical Installation Advanced Apprenticeship

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Basingstoke College of Technology Tel: 01256 354141

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes for anyone aged 16 or over. As an apprentice you earn a salary whilst training towards a recognised qualification. BCoT will support you in finding an Apprenticeship position with an employer.

Why do an Apprenticeship?

An Apprenticeship allows you to train on the job, whilst working towards a qualification. This involves either day release or personal tutoring in your workplace. All Apprenticeships last for a minimum of one year.

BCoT offer a range of Apprenticeships including:

Accountancy

Barbering

Beauty Therapy

Business Administration

Carpentry & Joinery

Childcare

Construction & the Built Environment

Creative & Digital Media

Customer Services

Dental Nursing

Engineering

Electrical Installation

Food & Drink Service

Food Cooking & Production

Graphic Design

Hairdressing

Hospitality Services

Hospitality Supervision & Leadership

Interior Systems

IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professional

Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

Building Maintenance & Refurbishment

Management

Marketing

Nail Services

Painting & Decorating

Plumbing

Professional Cookery

Retail

Sales & Telesales

Sport Coaching

Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

Team Leading

Warehousing & Storage

To find out more about Apprenticeships, call BCoT for Business on 01256 306237.

www.bcot.ac.uk [email protected]

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Childcare

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CoT has its own nursery which has been graded as Outstanding by Ofsted.

Please note you will be required to have a

DBS check to undertake these courses.

Specialist facilities

You will benefit from working in a modern, fully equipped nursery with purpose built training room and craft room.

Trips and activities

An annual French exchange trip is usually organised with a college in Alençon, which is twinned with

Basingstoke. Previous students have attended the

Health, Social Care and Childcare Conference in

Paris, and a team building event at Itchen Valley

Country Park.

Working with employers

You will work in local schools, nurseries and special needs settings; work experience is an integral part of the course.

Guest speakers include Camp America representatives, Family Support Workers, Child

Protection Officers, Play Specialists and Nursery

Managers as well as agencies such as Nannies

Abroad talk to students about career options.

What’s on offer:

Childcare

Children’s Education

Your Future

Potential Careers

Nursery Assistant

Nanny

Primary School Teaching

Social Work

Going to Uni

Primary Education

Childhood and Youth Studies

Social Work

Available see page 23

BCoT has helped my career in so many ways. The way you learn, the style of learning enables you to prepare for the working world and have the confidence to believe you are ready for it. The tutors offer so much support and that is key to the development students make on the course.

Andrew Ellery, Quality Assurance/Case Audit,

Local Safeguarding Officer at the Children’s Board

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Childcare

Basics in Health, Social Care

& Childcare

Entry Level

Entry Level BTEC Award in Health & Social Care

Course Code: TBC

Course Overview:

This qualification is designed to help you understand what it means to work in the early years or health and social care sectors. The course involves a lot of practical work helping you to develop your employability and communication skills, teamwork, time management and creativity.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grades F-G

Introduction to Health, Social Care

& Childcare

Level 1

BTEC Diploma in Health & Social Care

Course Code: PF25

Course Overview:

This course aims to give you a recognised qualification in Health and Social Care, providing the skills and understanding to progress to a Level 2 qualification.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grade E or above including English

Advanced Childcare

Level 3

Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Educator

Course Code: TBC

Course Overview:

This qualification is intended to prepare you to become an Early Years Educator, enabling you to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years. Upon achievement of this qualification, you will be able to enter the workforce or access Higher Education; it is anticipated that this qualification will attract up to 280 UCAS points, equivalent to two A Levels. The course has a mandatory

750 hours of work experience within a range of childcare and educational settings, to complement the knowledge and skills you will learn at College.

Your learning will centre around four main themes: Health and well-being; Legislation, frameworks and professional practice; Play, development and learning for school readiness; Professional development.

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSEs at Grades C or above, including English

Introduction to Children’s Education

Level 2

CACHE Certificate Early Years Educator

Course Code: PF35

Course Overview:

This course is designed to give you a qualification in child care, providing the knowledge, skills and understanding required to gain employment or progress to a Level 3 qualification.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grade D or above including English

and Maths

Or the Foundation Learning Tier (Distinction) and

completion of appropriate literacy and numeracy

Advanced Children’s Education

Level 3

Level 3 Diploma in Childcare & Education

Course Code: TBC

Course Overview:

This qualification is intended for those working or wishing to work in early years education and care, or to progress to higher education in this area. The Diploma will enable you to gain the knowledge and experience which will allow you to work with children from birth to 5 years. It is expected that this qualification will attract 360 UCAS points, equivalent to three A Levels.

The course includes mandatory work experience of

750 hours within a range of childcare and educational settings to give you the opportunity to practie the skills you will learn at College.

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSEs at Grades C or above, including English

For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk Tel: 01256 354141

are amazing.

high quality

work experience.

Beverley Ford

Childcare - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk [email protected]

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Health & Social Care

H ealth & Social Care courses at BCoT are designed to be hands-on to provide the skills and knowledge to progress into work in the care sector or on to university.

Please note you will be required to have a

DBS check to undertake these courses.

Specialist facilities

What’s on offer:

Health & Social Care

Nursing & Health Care

Professions

Social Work

Our facilities include a practical training room with bed and hoist for lifting patients.

Trips and activities

Students have visited Marwell Zoo to look at Health

& Safety risk assessments, the Childhood Museum,

Science Museum, Florence Nightingale Museum and Victorian Operating Museum in London. They also participated in a team building exercise at Itchen

Valley Country Park and attended a Health, Social

Care and Childcare Conference in Paris.

An annual French Exchange trip is organised with a college in Alençon.

Working with employers

You will undertake work placements in residential care homes, day care centres, and the North Hants Hospital.

Special guest speakers include Consultant

Psychiatrists and care agencies who talk about career options.

The NHS, local nurseries, residential homes and schools provide work experience and you will have the option to volunteer for charity work.

Your Future

Potential Careers

Child Nursing

Adult Nursing

Mental Health Nursing

Midwifery

Social Work

Going to Uni

Child Nursing

Adult Nursing

Mental Health Nursing

Midwifery

Social Work

Psychology

Paramedics

Biochemistry

The tutors at BCoT had all come from clinical backgrounds which helped us understand the teaching as they could relate to actual case studies.

BCoT has enabled me to believe that I can achieve whatever I want.

Tiana Pritchard

Undergraduate at Southampton University, studying Nursing

For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk Tel: 01256 354141 For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk [email protected]

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Health & Social Care

Basics in Health, Social Care

& Childcare

Entry Level

BTEC Entry Level Award in Health & Social Care

Course Code: TBC

Course Overview:

This qualification is designed to help you understand what it means to work in the early years or health and social care sectors. The course involves a lot of practical work helping you to develop your employability and communication skills, teamwork, time management and creativity.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grade F-G

Introduction to Health, Social Care

& Childcare

Level 1

100% Pass Rate

BTEC Diploma in Health & Social Care

Course Code: PF25

Course Overview:

This course is designed to give students a recognised qualification in Health and Social Care providing the knowledge, skills and understanding required to progress to a Level 2 qualification.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grade E or above including English

and Maths

Health & Social Care

Level 2

BTEC Diploma in Health & Social Care

Course Code: PF23

Course Overview:

This is a one year course designed to give you a recognised qualification in Health and Social Care, providing the knowledge, skills and understanding required to progress to a Level 3 course, or employment. The main units covered are: practical care, communication, hygiene and safety.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grade D or above, including English

Advanced Health & Social Care

Level 3

100% Pass Rate

BTEC Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care

(2 years)

Course Code: PF24

Course Overview:

This course is an ideal starting point for a wide range of health care careers including nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy, community and hospital work.

Work experience in a wide variety of placements in the local community is also provided, preparing you for work or higher education. Studies include promoting health and wellbeing, psychology, biology and professional studies.

This course balances academic study in sociology, care practice, health promotion, the legislative framework, equality and rights with practical placement in a variety of related fields.

This course is equivalent to 3 A Levels and attracts up to 360 UCAS points. Learners can progress on to

University degrees in child nursing, adult nursing, social work and psychology or to the workplace.

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSEs Grade A*- C including English, Maths and

preferably Science

Or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care

at merit level or above with Level 2 English and Maths

Come and see our facilities and talk to tutors at one of our Open Days - see page 2 for details.

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Special Needs

school which is really preparing me for the world of work after college.

Jack Darnley

Health & Social Care - Level 3 BTEC Diploma

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Health & Social Care

Nursing & Health Care Professions

Level 3

Access to HE Diploma in Nursing & Health Care

Professions

Course Code: PF17

Course Overview:

This course has been designed specifically for mature students who have some vocational experience but do not have the relevant qualifications for entry to higher education.

It will provide the necessary knowledge and skills to progress on to higher education in order to pursue a career in health including children’s nursing, adult nursing, mental health nursing, biomedicine, operating theatre practitioner, paramedic science, midwifery, physiotherapy, podiatry and psychology.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs Maths and English at Grade C or above,

ICT and keyboard skills

Social Work

Level 3

Access to HE Diploma in Social Work

Course Code: TBC

Course Overview:

Access Courses are designed for those who would like to study at university but who left school without the usual qualifications, such as ‘A’ levels or GCSEs.

They are also useful for changing career, entering employment supporting professionals and accessing work-based training.

This course will provide the necessary skills and knowledge to progress on to higher education in order to pursue a career in social work.

Typically, specialist subject areas you will study are likely to include: Research Methods, Child Development &

Welfare, Adolescence, Adulthood & Old Age, Social

Conflict, Social Interaction and Issues in Social Work.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs Maths and English at Grade C or above,

ICT and keyboard skills

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Come and see our facilities and talk to tutors at one of our Open Days - see page 2 for details.

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Catering & Hospitality

R ecently graded as Outstanding by

Ofsted, Catering and Hospitality students are taught by industry experts in modern training kitchens.

Specialist facilities

You will benefit from a professional working environment which includes three state of the art kitchens with the latest technology in cooking equipment.

Our restaurant is open to the public providing real life work experience.

Trips and activities

Trips are organised to places at home and abroad to sample the industry. Previous students have visited:

London, for the Good Food show and top hotels;

France, to see the cellars at Moët and Chandon and the famous Rungis market in Paris; and New York.

Working with employers

Guest speakers from the Concorde Hotel

Management Scheme are invited in to talk to you as well as guest chefs from local hotels and restaurants.

The on-site refectory and restaurant provides practical work experience, as well as visits to hotels including the Four Seasons, Hampshire Court, Apollo, Lainston

House and Pennyhill Park.

We also have a contract to provide civic hospitality for the Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane.

What’s on offer:

Cookery

Hospitality

Event Management

Food & Drink Supervision

Licensed Retail

Your Future

Potential Careers

Restaurants

Hotels

Holiday resorts

Cruise ships

Going to Uni

Cruise Line Management

Event Management

Culinary Arts

Food Technology

Hospitality & Management

Available see page 23

BCoT set me up for my career as a chef. The Catering & Hospitality teachers at BCoT proved to me why they were awarded ‘Outstanding’ status by Ofsted. They motivate and encourage students to be the best they can, pushing them to the limits in professional cookery.

Phil Yeoman

Freelance Head Chef

For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk Tel: 01256 354141 For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk [email protected]

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Hospitality & Catering

Entry Level

100% Pass Rate

Entry Level – Hospitality & Catering

Course Code: OF19

Course Overview:

This is a very practical course, where you will learn how to produce superb food in the training kitchens and practise your food and drink service dealing with customers in our restaurant.

The qualification is designed to develop your confidence and understanding of the hospitality and catering industry.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grade F-G or above including English

and Maths

Professional Cookery

Level 2

City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma In Culinary Skills

Course Code: OF12

Course Overview:

This course is ideal for progression from the Level 1

Introduction to Professional Cookery. Students will build on the skills previously gained and prepare for work in professional catering kitchens. They will develop their food and drink service and social skills in dealing with customers in our widely acclaimed Restaurant at BCoT. Topics covered include kitchen operations and special diets.

Entry Requirements:

Level 1 in Hospitality and Catering

Or accredited prior learning with a skills test

Introduction to Professional Cookery

Level 1

City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Culinary Skills

Course Code: OF02

Course Overview:

This course will help you to develop your practical skills and theory knowledge of the industry.

Topics covered will include: preparation and cooking methods; the industry and; workplace skills.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grade E or above including English

and Maths

I thoroughly enjoyed my course.

It was great to get involved with the hands-on practical lessons and take part in the annual competition. The tutors were so supportive and friendly and it helped me decide this is what I wanted to do for a career.

Mark Kempson

Michelin Star Head Chef at Kitchen W8

Advanced Professional Cookery

Level 3

100% Pass Rate

City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Professional

Cookery

Course Code: OF16

Course Overview:

This course is designed to give students a nationally recognised qualification in advanced professional cookery, providing the knowledge, skills and understanding required to gain employment within the industry.

This course allows students to specialise in developing their professional cookery and personal management skills. Topics covered range from menu design to commodities.

Entry Requirements:

Completion of Level 2 Diploma in Professional

Cookery and a successful interview/assessment

Students will normally be over 17 at the start of the

course and have completed two years of study in the

department

Please note students who do not have GCSE Grade

C or above in English and Maths will be expected

to work towards these alongside this course

For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk Tel: 01256 354141

I did my work experience

at The Fat Duck

Chef Heston Blumenthal.

It was brilliant

and experience into practise.

Haydn Mortimore

Level 3 City & Guilds Diploma in Advanced

Professional Cookery

For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk [email protected]

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Catering & Hospitality

Hospitality & Event Management

Level 3

100% Pass Rate

BTEC Extended Diploma in Hospitality (2 years)

Course Code: OF15

Course Overview:

This is a business management course for the hospitality and catering industry. You will study a variety of business related topics including marketing, human resources and finance as well as acquiring practical skills through working in our professional kitchen and restaurant.

This course is designed to give you the skills and understanding required to gain employment within the industry.

Course topics will include:

Event Management

Food and Beverage Operations

Customer Care in Hospitality

Health, Safety and Security

Team Leadership and Supervision

Food and Beverage Organisation

Introduction to Contemporary Cuisine

Hospitality Business Enterprise

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSEs Grade A*-C including English, Maths and

preferably Science

Food & Drink Supervision with Event Planning

Level 3

100% Pass Rate

City & Guilds Diploma Food & Beverage Supervision with Event Planning

Course Code: OF17

Course Overview:

This programme allows you to develop your advanced food service skills, such as carving and preparing food at the table, as well as developing supervisory and management skills through a variety of activities in our training restaurant.

The course is designed to give you the knowledge and skills to gain employment within the industry.

Some of the units studied will include:

The principles of supervising food and beverage

service operations

The principles of food safety supervision

Promoting food and beverage services and products

The principles of supervising customer service

performance

The legal and social responsibilities of a personal

license holder

Entry Requirements:

A food service qualification at Level 2 or relevant

industry experience

Students will normally be over 17 at the start of the

course and have completed 2 years of study in the

department

Come and see our facilities and talk to tutors at one of our Open Days - see page 2 for details.

For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk [email protected]

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Beauty Therapy

B

CoT offers the opportunity to train in Beauty and Nail techniques in modern salons with lecturers who are fully qualified and experienced practitioners.

Specialist facilities

You will benefit from a purpose built Make-Up room, specialist beauty equipment and receive real life work experience in the Beauty and Nail

Salons which are open to the public.

Trips and activities

Beauty students attend the Professional Beauty

Exhibition in London, and Media Make-Up students attend the annual International Make-Up Artist

Trade Show. Overseas trips may be organised and previous students have visited spas in Barcelona.

Working with employers

You will attend workshops given by Charles Fox

Make-Up in London (affiliated to the Royal Opera) and work experience has been organised at the BBC.

Make-Up practise sessions will be organised with actors at The Anvil theatre in Basingstoke and theatre

Make-Up specialists Steiner will give careers talks.

You will benefit from work experience at local salons as an integral part of your course.

What’s on offer:

Beauty Therapy

Beauty Management

Make-Up Artist

Massage Therapist

Nail Technician

Media Make-Up

Your Future

Potential Careers

Beauty Therapist

Make-Up Artist

Salon Owner

Managerial roles

Spa Therapist

Going to Uni

Salon Management

Make-Up Design

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Available see page 23

When my sight deteriorated I came to BCoT to re-train as a masseur. My sight continued to worsen over time; I can’t see details anymore, just silhouettes which constantly blur. The support at BCoT was amazing, and now I run my own massage business called Blind Sensations.

Samuel Appleton

Owner, Blind Sensations

For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk Tel: 01256 354141 For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk [email protected]

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Beauty Therapy

Introduction to Beauty Therapy

Level 1

City & Guilds Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Course Code: NF96

Course Overview:

This course is designed to give you a preliminary qualification in Beauty or Media Make-Up providing the knowledge and skills to progress to a Level 2 qualification.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grade E or above including English

Foundation Beauty Therapist

Level 2

City & Guilds Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Course Code: NF57

Course Overview:

This qualification in Beauty Therapy provides the knowledge, skills and understanding required to gain employment or progress to a Level 3 qualification.

The course includes skills in: Facials, Waxing, Manicures,

Pedicures, Make-Up and Eye Treatments

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grade D or above including English

Or successful completion of a Level 1 course

in a related subject

Advanced Nail Technology

Level 3

100% Pass Rate

Level 3 City & Guilds Diploma in Nail Technology

Course Code: NF60

Course Overview:

This Level 3 course is designed to give you a nationally recognised qualification in nail technology providing the skills and knowledge to gain employment as a nail technician.

Units studied will include:

Apply and maintain nail enhancements

Enhance nails using electric files

Airbrush designs for nails

Design and apply nail art

Explore technological developments within hair,

beauty and associated areas

Nail enhancements and advanced hand and nail

art techniques

Health and safety

Client care and communication

Promote and sell products and services

Entry Requirements:

Completion of a suitable Level 2 course with tutor

recommendation

Foundation Media Make-Up Artist

Level 2

City & Guilds Diploma in Media Make-Up

Course Code: NF58

Course Overview:

This course is designed to give you a Level 2 qualification in Media Make-Up, providing the knowledge and skills to gain employment or progress to a Level 3 qualification.

The course covers a wide range of subjects including:

Photographic Make-Up, Styling and Dressing Hair, Skin

Tanning Techniques, Lash and Brow Treatments and

Make-Up.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grade D and above including English,

Art and Maths

Or the Level 1 Diploma in Hair and or Beauty

Come and see our facilities and talk to tutors at one of our Open Days - see page 2 for details.

For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk Tel: 01256 354141

Advanced Beauty Therapy

Level 3

100% Pass Rate

NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Course Code: NF63

Course Overview:

This course is designed to give you a nationally recognised NVQ qualification in Beauty Therapy, providing the skills and understanding to gain employment as a Beauty Therapist.

The course covers a wide range of subjects including:

Body massage

Epilation

Planning promotional activities

Explore technological developments within hair,

beauty and associated areas

Facial & body electrotherapy treatments

Anatomy and physiology

Single eyelash extension treatment

Entry Requirements:

NVQ 2 in Beauty Therapy

Note: Some medical conditions may need a GP referral prior to commencement of the course: please consult a lecturer for further advice

Come and see our facilities and talk to tutors at one of our Open Days - see page 2 for details.

For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk [email protected]

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Beauty Therapy

Advanced Media Make-Up Artist

Level 3

100% Pass Rate

City & Guilds Diploma in Media Make-Up

Course Code: NF61

Course Overview:

You will receive instruction, guidance and encouragement to practise and develop the skills necessary to work in the Make-Up industry.

The course covers a wide range of subjects including:

Theatre Make-Up

Special Effects Make-Up

Fashion/Photographic Make-Up

Design and apply Face and Body Art

Skin Camouflage Make-Up

Airbrush Make-Up

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSEs Grade C or above including English, Art and

Maths

Or Level 2 Media Make-Up, Beauty Therapy or

Hairdressing

Advanced Production Arts

Level 3

BTEC Extended Diploma in Production Arts

(Make-Up) (2 years)

Course Code: NF95

Course Overview:

This course provides you with an insight into working within the media industry as a Make-Up artist as part of a production team.

Units include:

Make-Up for Performers

Make-Up Application Skills and Creative Use in

Performance

Make-Up

Mask Making

Full Body Make-Up

Special Effects Make-Up and using Prosthetics

Period and Fantasy Make-Up

Period Hair Design and Wigmaking

Hair Styling and Dressing

Historical Context of Performing

Production Arts Planning

Arts in the Community.

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English

Maths and preferably Art

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After College I have been offered a job as a

Beauty Therapist.

My work experience and

have helped me start my career.

Tegan Walsh

Beauty Therapy - Level 3 BTEC Diploma

For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk Tel: 01256 354141

Come and see our facilities and talk to tutors at one of our Open Days - see page 2 for details.

For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk [email protected]

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Beauty Therapy

Management & Techniques in

Beauty Therapy

Level 3

100% Pass Rate

BTEC Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Course Code: NF75

Course Overview:

This course is designed to give you the skills required to become a Beauty or Massage Therapist.

First year units include:

Client Care and Communication

Facial Skin Care

Body Massage

Face and Body Electrotherapy

Health and Safety in the Salon

Second year units will then include:

Apply Make-Up

Lash and Brow Treatments

Manicure and Pedicure

Waxing

Stone Therapy

Aromatherapy

Entry Requirements:

NVQ 2 in Beauty Therapy

Note: Some medical conditions may need a GP referral prior to commencement of the course: please consult a lecturer for further advice.

Advanced Massage Therapist

Level 3

100% Pass Rate

City & Guilds Diploma in Beauty Therapy Massage

Course Code: NF62

Course Overview:

This course is designed to give you a nationally recognised qualification in massage therapies, providing the knowledge, skills and understanding required to gain employment as a Massage Therapist.

You will receive the opportunity to practise and develop the skills necessary to achieve the award.

The course covers a wide range of subjects including:

Body Massage

Indian Head Massage

Pre-Blended Aromatherapy

Stone Therapy

Financial Effectiveness

Planning Promotional Activities

Self Tanning Services

Health and Safety

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSEs Grade A*-C including English, Maths and

preferably Science

Or NVQ 2 Beauty Therapy

Note: Some medical conditions need a GP referral prior to commencement of the course: please consult a lecturer for further advice.

Come and see our facilities and talk to tutors at one of our Open Days - see page 2 for details.

Management & Advanced Techniques in Beauty Therapy

Level 4

City & Guilds Diploma in Management Practice &

Advanced Techniques in the Hair and Beauty Sector

Course Code: NF85

Course Overview:

This course can help you set up and run your own hairdressing or beauty business. You will gain skills in staff and resource management, promoting your business and developing your technical skills.

Entry Requirements:

GCSEs in English and Maths at Grade C or above

Relevant vocational Level 3 qualification

For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk Tel: 01256 354141 For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk [email protected]

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Hair & Barbering

I f you would like to train as a hairdresser or barber, BCoT offers excellent training facilities and links to some of the top salons in the country. We hold an annual Hair and Beauty Competition at The Anvil in

Basingstoke - a great chance for students to showcase their skills and creativity.

Specialist facilities

You will benefit from working in commercial training salons using industry standard equipment.

Trips and activities

Visits include the Salon International Show in

London. Charity work is regularly undertaken and has previously included:

Working with Employers

You can benefit from work experience at local salons in

Basingstoke and the surrounding areas.

Work placements may be arranged with Trevor Sorbie, and talks are given by industry professionals from

L’Oreal, Trevor Sorbie, Steiner – The Onboard Spa

(cruise ships), local salon owners and Balmain

International (hair extension experts).

What’s on offer:

Hairdressing for all types

Barbering

Management

Wigs for a local amateur dramatic company

Help for Heroes charity haircuts

Wig cutting for My New Hair

Mad Hair Day for Children in Need.

An annual competition is organised by BCoT and held at

The Anvil. Judges include representatives from L’Oreal,

Trevor Sorbie, Guy Kremer and The British Barbering

Association.

You will also take part in other competitions including the Hairdressing Federation and British Barbering

Association competitions.

Your Future

Potential Careers

Colour Director

Teaching

Salon Owner

Session Stylist

TV Hairdresser

Bridal Specialist

Sales and marketing for branded products

Working on a cruise ship

Available see page 23

I’ve been with Toni & Guy for fourteen years now, based in Holland for the last three years. Many people have inspired me throughout my career but the main influences in the early days were my teachers at BCoT.

Russell Seneviratne

European Art Director for Toni & Guy

For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk Tel: 01256 354141 For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk [email protected]

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I have learnt so many hair techniques;

science when

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the process.

Hannah Bromilow

Women’s Hairdressing - Level 3 City & Guilds Diploma

For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk Tel: 01256 354141

Hair & Barbering

Introduction to Hairdressing

Entry

City & Guilds Entry Level Certificate in Introduction to

Hairdressing & Barbering Sector

Course Code: NF50

Course Overview:

This is a one year course designed to give you a basic qualification in the personal and employability skills relevant for work in Hairdressing and Barbering.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSE at Grades F- G including English and Maths

Hairdressing or

Hairdressing & Barbering

Level 1

City & Guilds Diploma in Hairdressing & Barbering

Course Code: NF96

Course Overview:

This is a one year course designed to give you a preliminary qualification in one of the following pathways:

Hairdressing or Hairdressing and Barbering.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grade E and above including English

Or completion of the appropriate entry level course

with tutor recommendation and good attendance

Women’s Hairdressing

(option to specialise)

Level 2

City & Guilds Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing

Course Code: NF47

Course Overview:

This is a one year course designed to give you a qualification in women’s hairdressing, providing the knowledge, skills and understanding required to progress to a Level 3 qualification.

You will be able to choose one of the following pathways relating to hair classification types or a combination of the following pathways:

Pathway 1 - Straight hair (Caucasian and Asian),

Pathway 2 - Wavy hair (Caucasian and Afro Caribbean)

Pathway 3 - Curly hair (Afro Caribbean).

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grade D or above including English and

Or City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma

in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy with tutor

recommendation and a good attendance report

Come and see our facilities and talk to tutors at one of our Open Days - see page 2 for details.

I came to BCoT as I knew I wanted to do hairdressing. Working in the salon at BCoT has given me real confidence and prepared me for the workplace. I would definitely recommend this course.

Nicole Tigwell

Studying Level 3 Advanced

Apprenticeship in Hairdressing

For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk [email protected]

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Hair & Barbering

Barbering Techniques

Level 2

City & Guilds Diploma in Barbering

Course Code: NF88

Course Overview:

This is a one year course designed to give you a qualification in barbering, providing the knowledge, skills and understanding required to progress to a Level 3 qualification.

Units covered will include: styling; client consultation; cutting and colouring men’s hair; cutting facial hair and; scalp massage services.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grade D or above including English and

Or City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing,

Barbering or Beauty Therapy with tutor

recommendation and a good attendance report

Advanced Women’s

Hairdressing

100% Pass Rate

Level 3

City & Guilds Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing

Course Code: NF66

Course Overview:

This course is designed to give you a nationally recognised

Level 3 qualification, providing the knowledge, skills and understanding required to become a creative hairdresser and to gain employment within the industry.

Topics covered will include: health and safety in the salon; consultation support for colleagues; style and dress hair; creative hairdressing design skills; perm hair to create a variety of looks; bridal hair and; colour correction.

Entry Requirements:

Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing or Barbering with tutor recommendation and a good attendance report

I thoroughly enjoyed my course. It was great to get involved with the hands-on practical lessons and take part in the annual competition.

The tutors were so supportive and friendly and helped me decide what I wanted to do for a career.

Ella Patton

Hairdresser at The Cutting Bar

Advanced Barbering

Techniques

Level 3

City & Guilds Diploma in Barbering

Course Code: NF80

Course Overview:

This course is designed to give you a nationally recognised Level 3 qualification, providing the knowledge, skills and understanding required to become a creative men’s hairdresser and to gain employment within the industry.

Topics covered will include: cutting skills; providing consultation support to colleagues; use of colour and; cutting facial hair.

Entry Requirements:

Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing or Barbering with tutor recommendation and a good attendance report

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Management in the Hair Sector

Level 4

Management Practice & Advanced Techniques in the Hair Sector

Course Code: NF85

Course Overview:

This course is designed to give you a nationally recognised qualification in Management Practice in the

Hair and Beauty Sector, providing the knowledge, skills and understanding required to gain employment within the industry.

It can help you set up and run your own Hairdressing or Beauty business. You will obtain the skills to manage staff and resources, learn how to develop and promote your business and develop your technical skills.

Entry Requirements:

GCSEs in English and Maths at Grade C or above

and a relevant vocational Level 3 qualification

You must attend an interview with the course leader

and may be requested to undertake a piece of

written work

Come and see our facilities and talk to tutors at one of our Open Days - see page 2 for details.

For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk [email protected]

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Art & Design, Fashion & Clothing,

Photography & Graphic Design

A rt and Design is a valuable subject for

a wide range of careers. BCoT offers state of the art facilities with courses from

Level 1 through to a BA (Hons) degree.

Towards the end of the year, you’ll have the chance to showcase your work at the annual

Art Exhibition and Fashion Show. BCoT’s industry trained lecturers bring their skills, expertise and industry contacts to the course.

Specialist facilities

Drawing studios

Metal workshops

Glass cutting

Enamelling ovens

Printing presses

Photographic studio

Darkroom

Mac Suite with creative software

Pattern cutting tables

Sewing machines

Screen printing

Knitting machines and looms

Pottery / Ceramics

Plaster room

Trips and activities

You will have the opportunity to experience art and design first hand with organised visits to venues like the V&A Museum and Brick Lane in London,

Venice, Madrid and St Ives.

Guest speakers include lecturers from Southampton

Solent University, The Purple Agency, professional photographers, illustrators, fashion and interior designers.

Available see page 23

What’s on offer:

Art & Design

Photography

Graphic Design

Fashion & Clothing

Textiles

(For ‘Fashion Retail’ please see our Business Section p 64)

Your Future

Potential Careers

Graphic Designer

Web Designer

Architectural Technician

Ceramicist

Photo Journalist

Art Therapist

Curator

Creative Director

Illustrator

Interior Designer

Fashion Photographer

Scenery Painter

Jewellery Designer

Fashion Designer

Fine Artist

Going to Uni

Art & Design Fashion Design

Graphic Design

Photography

Animation

Knit Design

Textiles

Weaving

For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk Tel: 01256 354141 For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk [email protected]

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Art & Design

Introduction to Art & Design

Level 1

BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Art and Design

Course Code: FF33

Course Overview:

This course is designed to give you a preliminary qualification in Art and Design providing the knowledge, skills and understanding required to progress to a Level

2 qualification.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grade E or above including English

and Maths

Art & Design

Level 2

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design

Course Code: FF25

Course Overview:

This broad based introduction to Art and Design will enable you to experiment with a wide range of disciplines including drawing, painting and sculpture, 2D and

3D design, graphic design, photography, fashion and textiles, ceramics and digital art.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grade D and above including English

Or successful completion of a Level 1 course such as

Creative Media

You must also have a good portfolio and demonstrate

enthusiasm

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Art & Design

Level 3

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design

(2 years)

Course Code: FF29

Course Overview:

You will receive instruction, guidance and encouragement to experiment, practise and develop the skills necessary to identify a specialism in Art and Design.

The course encourages and promotes creative thinking skills through a range of projects, activities, competitions and events both within art and design and through cross

College activities. It is exciting, challenging and intensive in its delivery, developing creative awareness through the practise of research, drawing and the understanding of a wide variety of 2D and 3D studies.

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSEs Grade A*-C (to include English and

an Art related subject)

Or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design or

Creative Media Production and working towards

GCSE English Grades A*-C

Functional Skills English Level 2

Enthusiasm for the subject supported by a portfolio of

work showing your creative ability. Your portfolio of

work will be considered in place of one GCSE.

Foundation Art & Design

Level 3/4

ABC Pre-degree Foundation in Art & Design

Course Code: FF03

Course Overview:

This course is for students who want to progress either into Higher Education in Art and Design or employment, particularly if you are not sure which area of art and design you wish to specialise in. The course will enable you to develop a portfolio which will demonstrate ability, experimentation and thinking in all aspects of Art and Design.

The course is designed to give you experience of a wide range of visual and practical skills, before you then work towards your final project in your chosen discipline. Specialist resources available include: painting; drawing and sculpture; ceramics and glass; printed, knitted or woven textiles; photography and video and; graphic design.

Entry Requirements:

2 A Levels or 1 A Level plus 3 GCSEs at Grade C

or above

You must show enthusiasm for the subject supported

by a portfolio of work demonstrating your creative ability

BCoT gave me the confidence that I didn’t have before I started. It allowed me to express myself freely and work in a way made for my industry, I felt fully prepared for university and the world of work.

Emma Evans

Southampton Solent University graduate

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Fashion & Clothing

Fashion & Clothing

Level 3

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design

(Fashion & Clothing) (2 years)

Course Code: FF29

Course Overview:

You will receive specialist teaching and guidance within Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design. A range of practical applications will enable you to develop a broad understanding of the design process from initial concept, recording and drawing, and research development to pattern cutting and garment construction.

You will learn about materials handling and technical processes through the study and understanding of the following:

Use and application of colour theory in fashion,

clothing and textile design

Selection and manipulation of appropriate fabrics

suitable for fashion and clothing through pattern

cutting and garment construction

Mixed media drawing, contemporary illustration

and photography techniques to effectively

communicate and present ideas for fashion and

clothing/textiles, fashion flat drawings and

illustration, repeat patterns, trend and concept boards

The second year will provide you with the opportunity

to showcase your final collection in a Catwalk Show.

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSEs Grade A*-C (to include English, Maths and

an Art related subject)

Or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design

Or Creative Media Production (Merit) working towards

GCSE English Grades A*-C

Functional Skills English Level 2

Enthusiasm for the subject supported by a portfolio of

work showing your creative ability. Your portfolio of

work will be considered in place of one GCSE

Textiles

Level 3

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in

Art & Design (Textiles) (2 years)

Course Code: FF29

Course Overview:

The Textiles course involves visual composition, colour theory and material handling. Study areas will include visual studies, printing, graphics, fashion and 3D design with the main emphasis on textiles. You will sample subject disciplines including textiles during your first year enabling you to pursue a deeper level of understanding of textiles within Art and Design for the remainder of the course.

The course encourages and promotes creative thinking skills through a range of projects, activities, competitions and events both within Art and Design and through cross

College activities. It is exciting, challenging and intensive in its delivery, developing creative awareness through the practise of research, drawing and the understanding of a wide variety of 2D and 3D studies. You will be required to work independently and use your creativity to express ideas and intentions and produce exciting and original outcomes.

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSEs Grade A*-C (to include English, Maths and an

Art related subject)

Or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design

Or Creative Media Production (Merit) working towards

GCSE English Grades A*-C

Functional Skills English Level 2

Enthusiasm for the subject supported by a portfolio of

work showing your creative ability. Your portfolio of work

will be considered in place of one GCSE

Come and see our facilities and talk to tutors at one of our Open Days - see page 2 for details.

Textiles for Fashion

BA (Hons)Textiles for Fashion

Course Code: FF15

Degree

100% Pass Rate

Course Overview:

Discover and explore ways of working using knitted, woven and printed textiles and apply them to your fashion designs.

Learn to design and make your own fabrics and garments to express your individuality and innovation.

Entry Requirements:

We are pleased to consider a variety of entry options,

please contact us for details

For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk Tel: 01256 354141

By learning a

and practical tasks

I feel ready for

either university or to start my career in the fashion industry.

Emma Cope

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design

(Fashion & Clothing)

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Photography & Graphic Design

Photography

Level 3

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma Art & Design

(Photography) (2 years)

Course Code: FF29

Course Overview:

This course includes experimentation, guidance and specialist teaching in analogue and digital media.

Alongside practical workshops in the dark room and studio, you will learn about visual composition, colour theory and graphics through the collaboration of Art and Design.

The course promotes creative thinking skills through a range of projects, activities, competitions and events both within Art and Design and through cross College activities. It is exciting, challenging and intensive in its delivery, developing creative awareness through research and practical activities. You will be required to work independently and use your creativity to express ideas and intentions and produce exciting and original outcomes. You will have access to studios which are well equipped with professional materials and technology.

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSEs Grade A*-C (to include English, Maths and

an Art related subject)

Or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design

Or Creative Media Production and working towards

GCSE English Grades A*-C

Functional Skills English Level 2

Enthusiasm for the subject supported by a portfolio of

work showing your creative ability. Your portfolio of

work will be considered in place of one GCSE

Graphic Design

Level 3

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma Art & Design

(Graphic Design) (2 years)

Course Code: FF29

Course Overview:

This course includes specialist teaching and opportunities to experiment and practise in drawing, design, photography and CAD (Adobe Photoshop/

Illustrator/InDesign). Alongside practical workshops, you will learn about visual composition, colour theory and graphics through the collaboration of Art and Design.

The course encourages creative thinking skills through a range of projects, activities, competitions and events both within art and design and through cross College activities. It is exciting, challenging and intensive in its delivery, developing creative awareness through research and practical activities. You will be required to work independently and use your creativity to express ideas and intentions and produce exciting and original outcomes.

You will have access to studios which are well equipped with professional materials and technology.

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSEs Grade A*-C (to include English, Maths and

an Art related subject)

Or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design

Or Creative Media Production and working towards

GCSE English Grades A*-C

Functional Skills English Level 2

Enthusiasm for the subject supported by a portfolio of

work showing your creative ability. Your portfolio of

work will be considered in place of one GCSE

Come and see our facilities and talk to tutors at one of our Open Days - see page 2 for details.

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Business, Retail &

Fashion Retail

T he study of Business gives you the skills needed by employers and is a good base for any future career. As part of your course you will cover a variety of subjects, such as marketing, law and finance, and you’ll also be involved in

Young Enterprise - a chance to set up your own company and compete with other Young Enterprise companies.

Trips and activities

Business students take part in the Young Enterprise

Club, and visits are organised to places like the Bank of England and the Business Start-Up exhibition at Olympia.

Working with Employers

Real enterprise and industry experience is key to all our business and retail courses and so we try to include visits, work experience or guest speakers as often as we can. Recent work with employers has included: a visit to Madejski Stadium to explore event management skills; a talk by a consultant in business continuity; interview skills development with Enterprise

Car Rental and a presentation by AWF about how volunteering can give you work and enterprise experience.

The Young Enterprise scheme is embedded into our

Level 3 course and you will meet with your mentors from the world of business every week, particularly focussing on business finance and operations.

What’s on offer:

Business

Enterprise

Fashion Retail

Retail

Your Future

Potential Careers

Office Administrator

Office Supervisor

Business Management

Retailing

Store Manager

Merchandiser

Shop Window Dresser

Going to Uni

Business Management

Events Management

Fashion Buying

International Business

Law

Marketing

Retail

Retail Management

Available see page 23

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required to run is really great.

Melicia Chivers

Business - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

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Business, Retail & Fashion Retail

Introduction to Business

Level 2

BTEC Diploma in Business

Course Code: JF41

Course Overview:

The course gives you the opportunity to develop the knowledge and personal qualities essential for employment in Business. Your lessons will be part theory and part practical and you will be assessed through a variety of methods including assignments, role-play, producing promotional material and exams.

Learning will include simulated work which is a fun and enjoyable way to learn. The course offers trips and residentials to enhance your experience and enjoyment.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grade D or above, including English

and Maths

Introduction to Fashion Retail

Level 2

ABC Diploma in Fashion Retail

Course Code: JF21

Course Overview:

This course will introduce you to the exciting world of

Fashion Retail. Over one year you will be involved in projects based on visual merchandising, fashion history, trend forecasting, personal styling and customer service.

The course is designed to give students a Level 2 qualification in Fashion Retail, providing the knowledge, skills and understanding required to gain employment or progress to a Level 3 qualification.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grade D or above including English

and Maths

Enthusiasm for working in fashion retail or a

design portfolio

Business Enterprise

Level 3

BTEC Extended Diploma in Business

(2 years)

Course Code: JF54

Course Overview:

This course covers all the traditional Business modules to ensure you can progress to university. However, it also covers really exciting and enjoyable aspects of Business

Enterprise.

You will develop knowledge about setting up and running your own business through a structured programme of learning. This includes:

Finance

Set up a supply chain

Communicate with customers

Monitor the performance of the business

Write a business plan

Develop marketing skills

Explore the law

This course is designed to give students a nationally recognised qualification in Business Enterprise, providing the knowledge, skills and understanding required to gain employment within the industry, set up your own business or go on to higher education through progression to BCoT’s HND in Business or a BA

Honours degree at university.

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSEs Grade A*-C, including English, Maths and

preferably Science

A real interest in running your own business is essential

The BCoT course was the best thing I have ever done. I am now earning a salary, studying for a BA (Hons) in Business

Management and all my tuition fees are paid for by my company.

Maisie Cole

CGI Group Inc.

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Business, Retail & Fashion Retail

Fashion Retail

Level 3

100% Pass Rate

ABC Diploma in Fashion Retail

Course Code: JF26

Course Overview:

This course offers a combination of exciting units such as Fashion Buying, Visual Merchandising,

Promotions, Fashion History, Brand Development and Style Advising which will develop skills every retailer needs. Real work simulations are an essential part of the course; from designing and implementing window schemes and carrying out customer styling makeovers to planning a promotional business event, you will be constantly learning.

Having completed the ABC Level 3 Diploma in Fashion

Retail it is recommended that you continue studying into the second year to achieve the Level 4 Diploma in

Fashion Retail or the BTEC Level 3 90 credit Diploma in

Business. This is ideal if you wish to gain entry to a retail training scheme with a major retailer or wish to apply for a place at University. The 90-Credit Diploma covers the core Business topics of Marketing, Business Resources and Business Communication as well as retail specific units including Visual Merchandising and Styling.

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSEs Grade A*-C including English, Maths and

preferably Science

Or a Level 2 Diploma (Merit)

A portfolio of work will be considered in place of 1

GCSE, and an interest in working in the fashion retail

sector is important

Retail

Level 4

ABC Diploma

in

Retail

Course Code: TBC

Course Overview:

This course explores the changing environment and influences on Fashion Retail business. It focusses on many vital aspects associated with Fashion Retail management including consumer behaviour, customer service, financial planning, human resources and team management skills.

Entry Requirements:

Relevant Level 3 qualification and 5 GCSEs at Grade

C or above including English and Maths

Business

HNC

Business (part time)

Course Code: JEBH001

Course Overview:

This course will offer you a vocational and academic insight into the business world and help you develop the transferable skills required to be successful in it.

Entry Requirements:

120 UCAS points or equivalent and GCSE English

and Maths at Grade C or above

Relevant industry experience

Come and see our facilities and talk to tutors at one of our Open Days - see page 2 for details.

Business

HND

Business (full time)

Course Code: JFBH004

Course Overview:

On this course you will gain knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the complexities of the business world. On completion of this course it is possible to progress on to a top up BA (Hons) degree at university.

Entry Requirements:

120 UCAS points/PPP or equivalent and GCSE

English and Maths at Grade C or above

Relevant industry experience and a successful

interview with the course leader

You may be asked to undertake a short piece of

written work

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Travel & Tourism

O ur Travel and Tourism lecturers have industry backgrounds and work directly with high profile employers to provide first class training and hands on experience for you.

What’s on offer:

Travel

Tourism

Air Cabin Crew

Specialist facilities

You will benefit from a cabin simulator training room complete with aircraft chairs and meal carts, and Health and Safety equipment including fire extinguishers, fire hoods and oxygen masks.

Trips and activities

Residential trips are organised to Europe and further afield, for example to New York.

Working with employers

You will benefit from links with British Airways who provide training in customer service, and Virgin

Airlines who provide state of the art training facilities for an intensive four day workshop.

Your Future

Potential Careers

Holiday and Tour companies

Travel Agencies

Cruise Ships

Going to Uni

Tourism

Tourism Heritage

Studying at BCoT showed me the different career avenues that tourism can offer. After BCoT, I went on to gain my degree in

Tourism Heritage Management at the University of Winchester and I now tailor-make itineraries for charities, corporate groups and schools.

Vicki Earle

Charity and School Group Specialist at World Expeditions

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Travel & Tourism

Introduction to Travel & Tourism

Level 1

BTEC Diploma in Travel & Tourism

Course Code: TBC

Course Overview:

This course is a chance to look at the exciting careers in travel, such as a holiday rep, cabin crew and travel agent, and prepare you for the Level 2 course.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grade E or above, including English

Travel & Tourism

Level 2

BTEC Diploma in Travel & Tourism

Course Code: JF38

Course Overview:

This course will help you gain an understanding of the different aspects of the Travel and Tourism industry. It will enable you to find out the different job opportunities and further study options available. You will develop both your knowledge and customer service skills essential for employment. After studying this course you can progress to Level 3 and study Travel & Tourism with Air

Cabin Crew.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grade D and above, including English

and Maths

Come and see our facilities and talk to tutors at one of our Open Days - see page 2 for details.

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career

is what I want to do.

Harry King

Travel and Tourism - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

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Travel & Tourism

Travel & Tourism

Level 3

BTEC Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism

(2 years)

Course Code: JF56

Course Overview:

If you are seeking employment in the Travel and Tourism industry then this is the course for you. The employment opportunities are: Travel Agents, Holiday Rep, Airport

Ground Agents, Cruise Industry, Hotel Industry, Tour

Operations and Reservations.

Your lessons will be part theory and part practical and you will be assessed through a variety of methods including assignments, role-play, producing promotional material and reports. Learning will include simulated work which is a fun and enjoyable way to learn.

The course offers trips and residentials to enhance your experience and enjoyment; you may visit London,

Paris or New York to learn about tourist attractions and industry sectors. On completion you could stay at BCoT and study the HND in Travel and Tourism, go to university or into employment.

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSEs Grade A*-C including English, Maths and

preferably Science

Or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in a related subject at Merit

Level or above

Tourism & Air Cabin Crew

Level 3

BTEC Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism with

BTEC Level Certificate in Introduction to Cabin Crew

(2 years)

Course Code: JF56

Course Overview:

If you have always dreamed of being Air Cabin Crew, travelling the world and experiencing different cultures then this is the course for you. Whilst you will gain two qualifications, Air Cabin Crew and Extended Diploma in

Travel and Tourism, there is a strong bias to the airline industry.

Your lessons will be part theory and part practical and you will be assessed through a variety of methods including assignments, role-play, producing promotional material and reports. Learning will include simulated work which is a fun and enjoyable way to learn.

The course offers trips and residentials to enhance your experience and enjoyment. On completion you can stay at BCoT and study the HND in Travel and Tourism, go to university or into employment.

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSEs Grade A*-C including English, Maths and

preferably Science

Or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in a related subject at Merit

Level or above

Come and see our facilities and talk to tutors at one of our Open Days - see page 2 for details.

Travel & Tourism Management

HND

Travel & Tourism Management

(2 years)

Course Code: JF15

Course Overview:

This course is ideal for those seeking to work within the travel and tourism sector. You gain an equivalent to the first two years of a degree. Study a third year at university to top up to a BA (Hons) degree.

Entry Requirements:

120 UCAS points/PPP or equivalent and GCSE

English and Maths at Grade C or above

For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk [email protected]

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Music & Media

B

CoT has invested in its media facilities to ensure that you work with modern equipment and industry standard software. Technicians are on hand to support you, with courses for all abilities from Level 1 to HNC.

Specialist facilities

You will benefit from modern recording studios, Mac suites with industry standard software, DJ room with electronic mixing, Camera/TG studio, Green Screen equipment and a specialist games development room.

What’s on offer:

Music

Media

Games

TV and Film Production

Event Management

Broadcast Journalism

Trips and activities

Student trips are organised to Solent University for music competitions, to the Eurogames Exhibition in

London and to professional photography studios.

Guest speakers include representatives from Rockstar who make Grand Theft Auto, professional music producers and songwriters who give music workshops.

Working with employers

Work experience is encouraged and has previously been organised with Premier Business Audio, who make voice overs for adverts, and Black Hangar

Film Studios, who give workshops in Green Screen techniques.

Available see page 23

Your Future

Potential Careers

Photographer

Film or TV Editor

Graphic Designer

Video Producer

Studio Producer

Theatre

Sound for Film or Games

Going to Uni

Studio Production

Event Management

Music Business

Film Production

Graphic Production

3D Animation

Photography

My time at BCoT was both enjoyable and extremely productive. It was my tutor who presented me with the opportunity to do some work experience which landed me a job in the audio industry.

Alex Hinton

Studio Technician, Premier Business Audio

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Introduction to Music

Level 1

NCFE Level 1 in Music

Course Code: TBC

Course Overview:

This course is designed to give you an introduction to

Music Technology and the recording process, and to help you prepare for work in the industry or further study.

Units covered will include, for example, recording studio operations, multi-track loop sequencing software and

DJ skills.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grade E or above, including English

and Maths

Media, Music or Games Production

Level 2

100% Pass Rate

BTEC Diploma in Creative Media Production

Course Code: CF32, EF24

Course Overview:

This course will introduce you to the world of Creative

Media Production and equip you with a variety of skills that can be applied within the Media or Art and Design industries.

You will widen your knowledge and skills in digital graphics, 2D design, computer games and animation techniques.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grade D and above including English

and Maths

Or Level 1 in Creative Media

Television & Film Production

Level 3

100% Pass Rate

BTEC Extended Diploma in Creative Media

Production (Television and Film)

(2 years)

Course Code: CF36

Course Overview:

This innovative two year course covers a wide-range of media disciplines and has two pathways; Games

Development and Interactive Media.

It is designed to give you a nationally recognised qualification in Media providing the knowledge, skills and understanding required to gain employment within the industry or progress to further studies.

Units covered within the Media (Television and Film) pathway include:

2D animation

Single camera techniques

Music video production

Film and video editing techniques

Soundtrack production

Designing idents for television

Multi-camera techniques

Advertisement production for television

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSEs at Grade A*- C including English, Maths

and preferably Science

Or Level 2 course at Merit level or above

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for media.

Alex Scher-Smith

Creative Media Production - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

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Live Music & Event Management

Level 3

BTEC Extended Diploma in Production Arts

(2 years)

Course Code: CF52

Course Overview:

This course is designed to give you a nationally recognised qualification in Live Music and Event

Management, providing the skills and understanding to gain employment within the industry.

Your learning will be project-based with a focus on putting theory into practise. The course will cover the following units:

Production Management for Live Performance

Marketing for the Performing Arts

Legal Aspects in Performing and Production Arts

Live Sound for the Stage

Stage Sound Design

Stage Sound Operations

Stage Management

Performing Arts

Events Management

Arts in the Community

Production Art Workshop and Performing

Arts Business

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSEs Grade A*-C including English, Maths and

preferably Science

Games Development

Level 3

BTEC Extended Diploma in Creative Media

Production (Games Development)

(2 years)

Course Code: CF49

Course Overview:

This innovative two year course covers a wide range of media disciplines and has two pathways; Games

Development and Interactive Media.

This course is designed to give you a nationally recognised qualification in Games Production, providing the knowledge, skills and understanding required to gain employment within the industry or progress to further studies.

Units studied will include:

Sound for Computer Games

Flash for Computer Games

3D Modelling

Animation and Environments

Digital Graphics

Computer Game Engines

Game Platforms and Technologies

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSEs at Grade A*-C including English, Maths and

preferably Science

Or Level 2 course at Merit level or above

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Music Technology

Level 3

100% Pass Rate

BTEC Extended Diploma in Music Technology

(2 years)

Course Code: EF27

Course Overview:

This course is for musicians and non-musicians alike who are interested in the music and sound industry, who wish to record, edit and improvise using a variety of modern techniques.

The units within the course include:

Understanding and investigating the industry

Recording and editing live sound

Using software applications for original creation

The College has a comprehensive sound studio with modern recording and mixing equipment, a soundproof booth and multi-track recording facility. MIDI and computer technology is embedded within the course using modern software such as Logic.

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSEs Grade A*-C including English, Maths and

preferably Science

Or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Music or Creative Media

Production at Merit level or above

Media Techniques

(Broadcast Journalism)

Level 3

City & Guilds Diploma in Extended

Media Techniques

Course Code: CF51

Course Overview:

This course is designed to give you a nationally recognised qualification in Broadcast Journalism, providing the knowledge, skills and understanding required to gain employment within the industry or progress to further studies.

Topics covered on this course include:

Organisation

Regulation and Practice

Researching

Radio and TV Journalism

Radio Studio Production

Freelance Employment

Web Journalism

Understanding Broadcast Audiences

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSEs Grade A*-C including English, Maths

and preferably Science

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Music and Media (combined)

HNC

Music and Media (combined) (Part time)

(2 years)

Course Code: ERBH003

Course Overview:

This course will cover theoretical and practical aspects of audio engineering and production, computer music, acoustics, music business, synthesis, live sound, mastering and post-production.

Entry Requirements:

120 UCAS points/PPP or equivalent and GCSE

English and Maths at Grade C or above

For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk Tel: 01256 354141

The tutors come so their knowledge and links really

help us get a head start.

Matthew Robinson

Music Technology - Level 3 Extended Diploma

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Computer Science

C omputing and information technology plays a vital part in every organisation and in every aspect of business. The

IT industry is a fast growing sector and

BCoT offer Industry Standard Vendor qualifications including Compt-TiA, MTAs and Microsoft Office Specialist.

What’s on offer:

Computer Science

Office Skills

Specialist facilities

You will benefit from dedicated computing workshops with 100 PCs, a dedicated networking room and PC repair/build room for practical work.

Trips and activities

Your Future

Potential Careers

IT Support

Web Design

@

Office IT

Trips are organised to see IT in action. These have included a look behind the scenes at high tech theme parks such as PortAventura in Spain, EuroDisney in

Paris and Thorpe Park in the UK.

Working with employers

Going to Uni

Computing

Software Engineering

Information Systems

Network Support

Previous students have worked with Motorola and attended dedicated workshops organised by Microsoft. Local employers offer computing work experience including web design, database management and PC repair and build.

Available see page 23

My time at BCoT taught me so much; there is course content but also life skills which enhance your career prospects. I went on to university and now work in the industry I love.

Simon Dawson

Helpdesk Engineer, Project Five

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Computer Science -BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

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Computer Science

Creative Technology

Level 1

100% Pass Rate

BTEC Diploma ITQ Level 1/BTEC Certificate in

Creative Media

Course Code: CF29

Course Overview:

This course is designed to give you an introduction to the various aspects of the world of creative technology, including Music, Media and Information Technology.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grade E or above including English,

Maths and Science

Or successful completion of the Introduction to Creative

Technologies programme and tutor recommendation

Computer Science

Level 2

100% Pass Rate

BTEC First Diploma in Information &

Creative Technology

Course Code: CF39

Course Overview:

This qualification will develop your skills and knowledge in a wide range of applications, including: The Online World,

Technology Systems, Computing in the Workplace,

Software Development and Computational Thinking.

The course will be delivered through a variety of media including individual and group assessments, practical application of classroom based teaching and industry related projects.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grade D or above including English

and Maths

Or Functional Skills English and Maths

Computer Science

Level 3

100% Pass Rate

BTEC Extended Diploma in Information

Technology (2 years)

Course Code: CF43

Course Overview:

This course is designed for those interested in the growing and dynamic world of technology. It will give you the knowledge and skills that you will need for employment or higher education.

Units studied include:

Computer Systems and Communication

Networking

Website development

Technical Support

You will also have the opportunity to study industry standard qualifications such as the Microsoft Technical

Associate.

This course is made up of two 1 year qualifications: year 1

90 credit Diploma (equivalent to 3 AS Levels) and year 2 the full Level 3 Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A levels).

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSEs Grade A*-C including English and Maths

Or Functional Skills English and Maths Level 2

Or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Information Technology at

Merit Level or above.

Come and see our facilities and talk to tutors at one of our Open Days - see page 2 for details.

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Animal Management

A nimal management involves the care, handling, health, welfare and accommodation of animals. BCoT has invested in new indoor and outdoor facilities and boasts impressive rainforest and aquatic displays.

Specialist facilities

You will benefit from the new Animal Discovery

Centre with the Exotic Discovery room, Mammal

Discovery room, Aquatic Discovery room and large rainforest and marine aquarium zoo exhibits.

There is also a new outside specialist teaching area containing an aviary and a mini wildlife rehabilitation centre.

Trips and Activities

Trips are arranged to Crufts Dog Show, the

Hawk Conservancy, the Living Rainforest, the

Natural History Museum, Longleat Safari Park,

London Zoo, Laverstoke Park Farm and other zoological parks.

Working with employers

Practical work experience is an integral part of the course and you will work at a range of animal management centres including Bird World Zoo, 4

Kingdoms Adventure Park and Mill Cottage Farm.

What’s on offer:

Animal Care

Animal Management

Land Based Studies

Your Future

Potential Careers

Kennels and Catteries

Veterinary Surgeries

Livestock Farms

Zoos and Aquariums

Safari Parks

Wildlife Centres

Pet Shops

Aquatic Centres

Horse Stables

Animal Welfare Organisations

Going to Uni

Marine Biology

Zoology

Animal Science

Veterinary Nursing

Equine Veterinary Nursing

Microbiology

Animal Management

Animal Welfare and Behaviour

Veterinary Medicine

I studied as a mature student, but the staff were very friendly and understanding. The course is hands-on and practical so it prepared me for my future career very well. I would recommend this course, without hesitation to anyone thinking of working with animals.

Anne-Marie Smith

Veterinary Nurse at Brunswick Place Vets

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I really enjoy

the practical hours in the

animal

discovery centre.

My favourite assignment is veterinary nursing, this is something I hope to do when I leave college.

Molly Wicks

Animal Management - Level 3 Extended Diploma

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Animal Management

Introduction to Animal Management

Level 1

100% Pass Rate

City & Guilds Diploma in Land Based Studies

Course Code: HF19

Course Overview:

This course is designed to give you a preliminary qualification in Animal Management, providing the knowledge and skills required to progress to a Level 2 qualification.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grade E and above including English

and Maths.

Animal Management

Level 2

100% Pass Rate

Animal Care BTEC Diploma

Course Code: HF21

Course Overview:

Gain the basic skills needed to care for animals and practical caring and handling experience. Study includes

Biology, Behaviour, Health and Exotics.

You can progress onto the Level 3 Diploma or gain employment in the Animal Management industry.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grade D and above including

English, Maths and preferably Science

Previous work experience with animals and pets

would be an advantage.

Advanced Animal Management

Level 3

BTEC Extended Diploma Animal Management

(2 years)

Course Code: HF22

Course Overview:

This qualification looks at Animal Behaviour, Biology,

Health and Nursing and will help you gain practical skills in animal handling and husbandry including Farm and

Zoo Livestock.

You can progress on to a degree or gain employment in the Animal Management industry; Kennels and Catteries,

Veterinary Surgeries, Livestock Farms, Zoo & Aquariums,

Wildlife Rehabilitation and Rescue Centres, Pet Shops,

Horse Stables, Grooming Parlours, Animal Welfare

Organisations to name just a few.

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSEs Grade A*-C to include English, Maths

and preferably Science

Or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care (Merit)

Mature students are welcome

Come and see our facilities and talk to tutors at one of our Open Days - see page 2 for details.

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Sport

O ur Sport courses focus on improving sporting and exercise performance, using theoretical aspects applied in practical settings. They are designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to start a career or progress to Higher Education.

Specialist facilities

You will benefit from a modern on-site gym for fitness testing and independent work-outs. For a small monthly fee (currently £17), you will have use of a multi-million pound sports centre with swimming pool and circuit sessions within walking distance of the College.

The College works with Basingstoke Sports Trust,

Active Life and Basingstoke & Deane Borough

Council giving access to professionally maintained facilities including football grounds, athletic tracks, golf centres, gymnasiums, a free running centre and an ice skating rink. Transport to and from these excellent facilities is provided by the College.

Trips and activities

Trips are organised to see sport in action; these have included Stamford Bridge, Wembley Stadium and

Twickenham.

Students also get the opportunity to visit the Body Power

Expo, the largest fitness consumer show in Europe.

What’s on offer:

Sport and Fitness Academy

Football Academy

Rugby Academy

Your Future

Potential Careers

Fitness Instructor

Sports Therapist

Sports Psychologist

Sports Nutritionist

Dietician

Sports Analyst

Sports Scientist

Sports Journalist

Biomechanical Analyst

Going to Uni

Sports Therapy

Football Studies

Sports Coaching and

Development

Sports Science

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The course I chose catered to all my needs and really suited my learning style. The whole experience at BCoT was amazing and set me up for where I am now.

Ross Stringer

Sports Promoter, Sport Solent

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supporting me with my university

application, study Sports

Beth Evans

Sport & Fitness Academy - Level 3 Extended Diploma

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Sport

Introduction to Sport &

Public Services

Level 1

NCFE Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed

Services combined with BTEC Certificate in

Sport & Active Leisure

Course Code: JF30

Course Overview:

This combined course will give you qualifications in

Sport, Leisure and Public Services, with the view to progressing to a Level 2 qualification.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grade E or above, including English

and Maths

Sport

Level 2

100% Pass Rate

BTEC Diploma in Sport

Course Code: JF39

Course Overview:

This course gives you the opportunity to develop your sporting talents and gives you an insight into working in the sports industry. It looks at how the body works, health, safety and injury issues, and will enable you to gain valuable sports leadership and coaching skills. You will also undertake a range of practical sports and gain valuable work experience.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grade D or above, including English

and Maths

Or Level 1 Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure

Football Academy

Level 3

BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport

(2 years)

Course Code: JF37

Course Overview:

This vocational course is aimed at those who wish to combine progression in football, either playing or coaching, with the dynamic area of physical education, sports coaching and sports development.

Mixed with daily training and opportunities to play at various levels of semi-professional football, this course will look at many aspects of the game.

This course is equivalent to 3 A Levels and attracts up to

360 UCAS points. You can progress on to University or the workplace.

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSEs Grade A*-C including English, Maths and

preferably Science

Or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport at Merit Level

or above

Successfully passing a football trials session

Come and see our facilities and talk to tutors at one of our Open Days - see page 2 for details.

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Sport

Rugby Academy

Level 3

BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport

(2 years)

Course Code: JF23

Course Overview:

This vocational course is aimed at those who wish to combine progression in rugby, either playing or coaching, with the dynamic area of physical education, sports coaching and sports development.

Mixed with daily training and opportunities to play at various levels of semi-professional rugby, this course will look at many aspects of the game.

This course is equivalent to 3 A Levels and attracts up to

360 UCAS points. You can progress on to University or the workplace.

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English

Sport & Fitness Academy

Level 3

100% Pass Rate

BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport &

Exercise Science (2 years)

Course Code: JF36

Course Overview:

This is an exciting vocational course aimed at those who wish to enter the dynamic area of physical education, sports coaching, sports therapy, personal training or nutrition, or for those who wish to improve their own performance.

There is a core of science based modules specific to sport and exercise, which is complemented by practical sports modules giving you the ability to gain an in-depth knowledge of sport and exercise science.

This is a practical, work related course equivalent to 3

A Levels and attracts up to 360 UCAS points. You can progress on to University or the workplace.

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSEs Grade A*-C including English, Maths and

preferably Science

Or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport at Merit Level

or above

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Sport

HNC

HNC in Sport (Health, Fitness & Exercise)

Course Code: JRBH000 (part time)

Course Overview:

This course provides you with an understanding of fitness training and instructing, sports nutrition and sports psychology.

Entry Requirements:

120 UCAS points/PPP and GCSE English and

Maths at Grade C or above

Or relevant industry experience.

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Public Services

T he Public Services courses will provide you with the opportunity to study a broad range of subjects such as leadership and teamwork, discipline, physical preparation and understanding the impact of war, conflict and terrorism. The courses are designed to give you an insight into a career in the Police, Ambulance, Fire Service and the Armed Forces.

What’s on offer:

Sport

Public Services

Specialist facilities

Modern on-site gym for fitness testing

and independent work-outs

For a small monthly fee (currently £17),

you will have use of a multi-million

pound sports centre with swimming

pool and circuit sessions within walking

distance of the college.

Trips and activities

Your Future

Potential Careers

Police Force

Fire and Rescue Service

Paramedic

NHS

British Army

Royal Air Force

Royal Navy

Royal Marine

Prison Service

You will take part in a range of activities and have the opportunity to interact with the Public Services through speakers and visits to places such as RAF

Odiham, Hampshire Police and the Metropolitan

Police and Basingstoke Fire Station.

We also visit outdoor centres and organise a residential experience and New Forest expedition.

Going to Uni

Policing

Criminology

Adventurous Activities

Law

The skills I learnt during my time at BCoT have certainly helped me with the transition into employment, especially the Law unit of the course as this directly related to my job. Being able to do something I have always wanted to do, and knowing I will have a lifelong career as a result, makes every day a great day.

Charlie Barsby

Police Constable, Hampshire Constabulary

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Public Services

Introduction to Sport & Public

Services

Level 1

100% Pass Rate

NCFE Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed

Services combined with BTEC Certificate in

Sport & Active Leisure

Course Code: JF30

Course Overview:

This combined course will give you qualifications in

Sport, Leisure and Public Services, with the view to progressing to a Level 2 qualification.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grade E or above, including English

and Maths.

Uniformed Public Services

Level 2

BTEC Diploma in Uniformed Public Services

Course Code: JF40

Course Overview:

This course is designed to give you the opportunity to gain a realistic idea of what a career in the Public

Services can offer. To be successful in this industry it is important to have excellent interpersonal skills, be able to communicate with a range of other people, and to demonstrate effective team working skills.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grade D or above, including English

and Maths

Uniformed Public Services

Level 3

BTEC Extended Diploma in Uniformed

Public Services (2years)

Course Code: JF35

Course Overview:

This course provides an excellent introduction to a career in the uniformed services. Approved by leading Public

Service organisations, it combines specialist subjects such as major incidents and uniformed services with outdoor activities, expedition skills and fitness related units.

A variety of visits and guest speakers complement classbased activities.

This is a nationally recognised qualification in Public

Services to help you gain employment within the industry or progress to further studies.

The course is equivalent to 3 A Levels and attracts up to

420 UCAS points.

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSEs Grade A*-C including English, Maths and

preferably Science

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Public Services at Merit

Level or above.

to learn about

all the different types of public services; from the armed forces

fire service.

Dean Slade

Uniformed Public Services - Level 3 Extended Diploma

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Sciences

T he Technology Centre at BCoT offers a range of Science courses delivered in a modern teaching environment.

Specialist facilities

You will benefit from state-of-the-art laboratories with forensic science equipment including finger printing equipment and forgery detection apparatus. There is also an electrostatic lifter for analysing shoe prints, alternative energy kits for testing sustainability, and extensive microbiological facilities including aseptic work spaces and cultures and fermentation equipment.

Trips and Activities

Trips have been organised to the Science

Museum, Winchester Crown Courts and the Big Bang exhibition in London. Previous students have also visited Syngenta to see working laboratories and local fire stations to see forensics in practise.

Working with employers

Guest speakers include forensic experts from the Forensic Collision Investigation Unit,

Detectives and Traffic Officers from the Police

Force and Fire investigators.

Students have undertaken work experience at Winchester Hospital laboratories, the arson unit at Hampshire Fire Service and forensic departments at Qinetiq and De La Rue. Students also visit science technicians in local schools.

What’s on offer:

Applied Science

Forensic Science

Environmental Science

Medical Science

Your Future

Potential Careers

Laboratory Technician

Forensic Scientist

Police

DNA Geneticist

Probation Service

Biomedical Scientist

Going to Uni

Forensic Science

Psychology

Criminology

Law

Biological Sciences

Biomedical

Health Science

The course suited my ambitions; I wanted to get into forensics and it had everything I needed to help me with that. There was an interesting mix of people and the staff were friendly, supportive and helpful.

Ashley Gray

Graduated from the University of Portsmouth and currently DNA analyst at LGC Forensics

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Sciences

Introduction to Applied Science

Level 2

100% Pass Rate

BTEC First Extended Certificate in Applied Science

Course Code: HF25

Course Overview:

Study a range of science subjects with an emphasis on practical skills. This course is designed to give you a recognised qualification in Applied Science, providing the knowledge, skills and understanding required to progress onto the Level 3 Forensic Science,

Medical Science or Environmental Science courses or employment.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grade D or above, including two of either

Science, Maths or English.

Forensic Science

Level 3

BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science

(Forensic Science) (2 years)

Course Code: HF24

Course Overview:

On this course you will study a range of forensic science subjects such as criminal behaviour, forensic psychology, fire and accident investigation, forensic photography, crime scene science and criminal investigations. You will work with a team to investigate a mock crime scene, analyse evidence and prepare your case for mock court.

Visits and external speakers are an important part of this interesting and varied course.

It is equivalent to three full A Levels and contains a large amount of practical work and forensic investigation.

This course provides a route into higher education or employment in a scientific /criminal justice environment.

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSEs Grade A*-C including English, Maths

and Science

Or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science at Merit

Level or above.

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Sciences

Environmental Science

Level 3

BTEC Extended Diploma in Environmental

Sustainability (2 years)

Course Code: EF40

Course Overview:

Study science and apply the skills gained to a range of environmental science subjects such as ecology, conservation, alternative energy, recycling and water quality. Visits and external speakers are an important part of this interesting and varied course.

This course is equivalent to three full A Levels and contains practical work and an investigative project.

This course provides a route into higher education or employment in a scientific, engineering or ecology environment.

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSEs Grade A*-C including English, Maths

and Science

Or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science at Merit

Level or above

Medical Sciences

Level 3

BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science

(Medical Sciences) (2 years)

Course Code: HF27

Course Overview:

Study science and apply the skills gained to a range of medical science subjects such as physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, biomedical science, clinical psychology and diseases and infections.

Visits and external speakers are an important part of this interesting and varied course.

It is equivalent to three full A Levels and contains a large amount of practical work related to medical sciences.

This course provides a route into higher education or employment in a scientific or Medical Science environment.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs Grade A*-C, including English and Maths

and GCSE Grade B or above in Science (preferably

Double or Triple Science)

Or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science at

Distinction Level

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theory

of why people

crime

that intrigues me the most.

Genevieve Marshall

Applied Science (Forensics) -

Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma

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Construction Trades

I ndustry trained staff deliver a range of training skills from carpentry and joinery through to plastering, painting and decorating. The extensive workshops offer a practical and safe space for you to learn your craft.

Specialist facilities

You will benefit from specialist workshops with industry standard equipment including laser levels, specialist cutting equipment, mortar mixers, paint mixers and paint spray guns. The carpentry area has a full range of work tools including routers, spindle moulders, sanders, planing machines and saws.

What’s on offer:

Carpentry

Joinery

Bricklaying

Interiors & Plaster Finishes

Painting & Decorating

Building Maintenance

Construction & the Built

Environment

Trips and activities

Level 3 students have visited Barcelona to see different forms of architecture.

Working with employers

Work experience with local and national builders is an integral part of all courses.

Your Future

Potential Careers

Painters

Decorators

Interior Fitters

Carpenters

Going to Uni

Quantity Surveying

Construction Management

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When I was undertaking this course, I had a goal in mind. Life has changed that goal, however the course has been a massive help.

I am now working in a Civil Engineering company based in Newcastle and I am studying towards my degree in Civil Engineering.

Beth Hewett-Stanley

Former Construction Crafts student

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Construction Trades

Basics in the Construction Industry

Entry Level

Ascentis Introductory Award in the Construction

Industry

Course Code: AF29

Course Overview:

This course gives you an introduction to Building

Craft Occupations and offers progression into Level

1 courses. You will have the opportunity to try several trade areas including Bricklaying, Carpentry and Joinery,

Painting and Decorating, Tiling and Plastering.

Entry Requirements:

Formal qualifications are not prerequisites of this course

Introduction to the Construction

Industry

Level 1

Ascentis Diploma in Skills for Employment in the

Construction Industry

Course Code: AF46

Course Overview:

This course allows you to explore areas within the

Construction Industry to help you make an informed choice about your future career. As well as the mandatory units, which cover areas such as health and safety and self-employment, you can choose to experience three of the following optional units:

Dry Lining; Painting and Decorating; Plastering;

Plumbing; Trowel Operations; Wood Operations and;

Electrical Operations.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grade E or above including English

and Maths

Or completion of the Introductory Award in the

Construction Industry and Entry Level English

and Maths

Introduction to Carpentry & Joinery

Level 1

100% Pass Rate

CSkills Award in Carpentry & Joinery

Course Code: AF08

Course Overview:

This course provides both practical skills and theory in carpentry and joinery to progress to a Level 2 qualification. Topics covered include: Building methods and construction technology; Basic woodworking joints;

Maintain and use hand tools and; Prepare and use portable power tools.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grade E and above in English and Maths

Or completion of the Introductory Award in the

Construction Industry and Entry Level English and Maths

Introduction to Bricklaying

Level 1

100% Pass Rate

CSkills Diploma in Bricklaying

Course Code: AF09

Course Overview:

This course is designed to prepare you for a career in

Brickwork. Areas covered include: Building Methods;

Damp Courses; Block and Bricklaying and; Setting Out.

Successful completion of the qualification will allow you to progress to Level 2.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grade E and above in English and Maths

Or completion of the Introductory Award in the

Construction Industry and Entry Level English and Maths

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Construction Trades

Introduction to Interiors &

Plaster Finishes

Level 1

100% Pass Rate

CSkills Diploma in Interior & Plaster Finishes

Course Code: AF32

Course Overview:

This course covers basic knowledge in suspended ceilings, partitions and plaster finishes. It includes both theory and a full programme of practical tasks. Units covered will include: building methods and construction technology; construction of internal and external masonry; roof construction; producing components from moulds; producing plasterwork and cement components.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs Grade E and above including English

and Maths

Or completion of the Introductory Award in the

Construction Industry and Entry level English and Maths

Intermediate Carpentry & Joinery

Level 2

100% Pass Rate

CSkills Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery

Course Code: AF24

Course Overview:

This course will give you the knowledge and skills required to gain employment or progress to a Level

3 qualification. Topics include: access equipment; carcassing; first fix before plasterwork; second fix after plasterwork and; power tools.

Entry Requirements:

Completion of CSkills Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry

with Functional Skills in English and Maths

Introduction to Painting &

Decorating

Level 1

100% Pass Rate

CSkills Diploma in Painting & Decorating

Course Code: AF13

Course Overview:

This course is designed to give you a qualification suitable for progression to further study or employment. Topics covered include: building methods and construction technology; access and working platforms; preparation of surfaces; application of paint systems by brush and roller and; applying papers to walls and ceilings.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs Grade E or above including English and

Maths

Or completion of the Introductory Award in the

Construction Industry and Entry level English and Maths

Come and see our facilities and talk to tutors at one of our Open Days - see page 2 for details.

Intermediate Bricklaying

Level 2

100% Pass Rate

CSkills Diploma in Bricklaying

Course Code: AF23

Course Overview:

This course builds in greater depth on knowledge and skills gained in the Level 1, such as groundworks and working platforms. It is designed to give you a qualification in Bricklaying, to assist you in gaining employment or progressing to a Level 3 qualification.

Entry Requirements:

Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying

Building Maintenance

Level 2

CSkills Diploma in Building Maintenance Multi-trade

Repair & Refurbishment Operations

Course Code: TBC

Course Overview:

This is a useful, general maintenance course designed to give you skills in basic brickwork, carpentry, rendering, plumbing, drainage and other general building maintenance skills. This can lead to an Apprenticeship in

Buildings Maintenance, further study or employment.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs Grades D and above, including English

and Maths

For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk Tel: 01256 354141

Intermediate Fitted Interiors

Level 2

100% Pass Rate

City & Guilds Diploma in Fitted interiors

Course Code: AF41

Course Overview:

This course will develop your skills in building installations, including areas such as fitted furniture, basic plumbing and the preparation and fit out of kitchens and bedrooms.

The course is designed to give you a qualification in fitted interiors, to gain employment or progress to a Level

3 qualification. You will learn by a series of extended practical exercises in well-equipped workshops, backed up by relevant classroom theory.

Entry Requirements:

Level 1 qualification in a Building Services discipline

Intermediate Interior Systems

Level 2

100% Pass Rate

CSkills Diploma in Interior Systems

(Ceiling & Partitions)

Course Code: AF33

Course Overview:

This course will provide you with both practical experience and theory knowledge to prepare you for either further study or employment in interior systems. Areas covered will include: finishing dry lining joints; installing dry lining and encasements; dry lining and proprietary partition systems; raised access flooring and; suspended ceilings.

Entry Requirements:

Completion of CSkills Level 1 Diploma in Interiors and

Plaster Finishes with Functional Skills English and Maths

Intermediate Painting &

Decorating Skills

Level 2

100% Pass Rate

CSkills Diploma in Painting & Decorating

Course Code: AF25

Course Overview:

This course gives you the opportunity to learn about, and practise, the essential skills required for painting and decorating including: the preparation of surfaces; application of paint by brush and roller; applying papers to walls and ceilings; producing specialist decorative finishes and; applying water-borne paint using spray equipment.

The qualification will allow you to either progress to employment or further studies within this area.

Entry Requirements:

Completion of Level 1 Diploma in Painting and

Decorating and Functional Skills

Construction & the Built

Environment

Level 2

BTEC Diploma in Construction & the Built

Environment

Course Code: AF43

Course Overview:

This qualification will provide you with the knowledge and skills to gain employment or progress to a Level 3 qualification in Construction or the Built Environment industry. The course looks at key roles within the construction industry including: architects, architectural technologists and town planning technicians; building and civil engineering technicians; chartered surveyors; civil engineers; draughtspersons and; estimators.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs Grade D and above, including English,

Maths and Science

Come and see our facilities and talk to tutors at one of our Open Days - see page 2 for details.

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I wanted to be skilled

I am off to study

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Construction

at university next year.

Liam Scudder

Construction & the Built Environment -

Construction Trades

Advanced Site Carpentry

Level 3

100% Pass Rate

CSkills Diploma in Site Carpentry

Course Code: AF26

Course Overview:

This course is aimed at those wishing to progress from the Level 2 qualification, with the desire to gain more in-depth knowledge of wood occupations and the construction industry. It will introduce the management skills required on site for successful project management and can lead to an Apprenticeship in Carpentry and

Joinery or further study in the construction industry; the next step for many students is progression to supervision and site management. The BTEC National Diploma in

Construction is a recognised route into the management aspects of the construction industry. You will be assessed by practical and on-line tests for each unit.

Advanced Construction & the

Built Environment

Level 3

100% Pass Rate

BTEC Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment

Course Code: AF37

Course Overview:

This course is designed to prepare you for a variety of careers in the construction industry, including civil engineering, project management, architecture, building surveying, planning, estimating, quantity surveying and building control.

Topics covered include the following units: Sustainable

Construction; Science and Materials in Construction and the Built Environment; Construction Technology and Design in Construction and Civil Engineering; Project Management;

Graphical Detailing; Measuring, Estimating and Tendering

Processes; Surveying; Mechanical and Electrical Services;

Building Regulations and Control; Planning Procedures and; ICT in Construction and the Built Environment.

Entry Requirements:

Successful completion of Level 2 Site Carpentry

Come and see our facilities and talk to tutors at one of our Open Days - see page 2 for details.

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSEs Grade A*-C including English, Maths and

preferably Science

Construction & the Built

Environment

HNC

100% Pass Rate

(Part time)

Course Code: ARBH002

Course Overview:

This course will develop your understanding of the construction industry and will include topics such as current health and safety legislation, government and planning policy, the effect of site location and the behaviour of construction materials. Through a group project you will develop the skills needed to devise and plan a project from design to implementation management. Your progress will be assessed through assignments, presentations, time controlled assessment and a final project. This course will boost your career progression or enable you to study a relevant degree.

Entry Requirements:

120 UCAS points/PPP or equivalent and GCSE

English and Maths at Grade C or above

Or relevant industry experience

For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk [email protected]

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Building Services

A t BCoT, the Building Services department provides modern facilities in purpose built workshops and classrooms. Staff are trained to a high industry standard and have extensive work experience.

What’s on offer:

Building Services

Plumbing

Electrical Installation

Specialist facilities

You will benefit from fully equipped workshops with industrial standard equipment including consumer units, conduit bending equipment and electric and steel threading and cutting machines. Installation bays and gas assessment areas allow students to practise what they have learnt under professional supervision.

Working with employers

Guest speakers from large organisations such as

AWE, Kier Group, Fosters and Armitage Shanks give talks to students about latest industry equipment and career routes. Many students go on to train as apprentices in the building industry.

Your Future

Potential Careers

Electrician

Plumber

Going to Uni

Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Services

Available see page 23

At BCoT you are taught what you need to know and how to apply it to the outside world of work. I have gained a wealth of knowledge.

Neil Henley

Owner of NH Electrical

For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk [email protected]

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Building Services

Access to Building Services

Level 1

City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Access to

Building Services

Course Code: AF39

Course Overview:

This course is designed to give you a general introduction to the essential skills of Building Maintenance and Services, including health and safety, plumbing, electrical work, heating and ventilation and refrigeration and air conditioning.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs Grade E or above including English

and Maths

Or completion of an Entry Level qualification in a

Construction Industry qualification and Functional Skills

Plumbing

Level 2

BPEC Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing Studies

Course Code: AF52

Course Overview:

Thinking about leaky pipes, water systems and drainage? This qualification could be for you. The course is designed to teach you the trade and give you a qualification in Plumbing, to gain employment or progress to a Level 3 qualification.

Entry Requirements:

Completion of Level 1 Plumbing course and tutor

recommendation

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Basics in Plumbing

Level 1

City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing

Course Code: AF49

Course Overview:

This course is designed to give you a qualification in

Plumbing to help you progress to Level 2 studies or employment. The course covers a range of related topics, such as hot and cold water supplies, sanitation and understanding health and safety.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grade E or above, including English

and Maths

Electrical Installation

Level 2

City & Guild 2365 Level 2 Diploma Electro-

Technical Craft

Course Code: AF45

Course Overview:

This qualification is designed to help you learn and develop the practical skills and the appropriate theory knowledge to work in Electrical Installation. Units studied will include Health and Safety, Scientific Principles and

Hand Skills. Please note, this qualification will not make you a fully qualified electrician but it will give you the essential skills to work towards electrician status.

Entry Requirements:

Completion of Level 1 Electrical Installation course

and tutor recommendation

Basics in Electrical Installation

Level 1

City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Electrical

Installation

Course Code: AF47

Course Overview:

This course will give you the basic knowledge and skills to carry out works in the Electrical Trade by studying units including Health and Safety, Scientific Principles and Hand Skills. From here, you could progress to employment, an Apprenticeship or further studies.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grade E or above, including English

and Maths

Come and see our facilities and talk to tutors at one of our Open Days - see page 2 for details.

For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk Tel: 01256 354141 For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk [email protected]

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Building Services

Advanced Plumbing

Level 3

BPEC Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing Studies

Course Code: TBC

Course Overview:

This course will help you achieve a nationally recognised qualification in plumbing, to help you towards a career as a Plumber or Plumbing and Heating Engineer.

Areas covered on the course include planning plumbing installations, complex cold water systems, domestic hot water, central heating systems, sanitation and drainage systems and domestic gas principles.

Successful completion of the qualification will allow you to progress to further studies or employment in this industry area.

Entry Requirements:

Completion of the Level 2 Plumbing course and tutor

recommendation

Advanced Electrical Installation

Level 3

Diploma in Electrical Installation, Building

& Structures

Course Code: AF48

Course Overview:

This course is designed to give you a nationally recognised qualification in Electrical Installation, which can help you gain employment within the industry and work towards becoming a fully qualified electrician.

Units covered within the course include both practical and theory aspects of: health and safety; environmental technology systems; electrical installation, fault diagnosis and rectification; inspection, testing and commissioning of installations; electrical systems design; the principles of electrical science and; career awareness in the building services sector.

Entry Requirements:

Completion of the Level 2 Electrical Installation course

and tutor recommendation

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The Construction department has its own

block of facilities;

it makes you feel like you really are in the workplace.

Jacob Vickery

Level 3 City & Guilds NVQ Diploma in Installing

Electrotechnical Systems & Equipment

For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk Tel: 01256 354141

Come and see our facilities and talk to tutors at one of our Open Days - see page 2 for details.

For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk [email protected]

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Automotive

B

CoT has invested in a purpose built garage workshop. As well as practise vehicles, students can work on customer vehicles from College staff, which gives them the opportunity to work on real projects. The College also runs a successful racing team, offering experience to students who study motorsports.

Specialist facilities

You will benefit from a modern, fully equipped vehicle workshop with an extensive range of industry standard Snap-on diagnostic equipment and a fleet of modern vehicles for students to work on.

If you study Motorsport you will work on a Toyota MR2 race car and be part of a team participating in around seven race meetings a season.

The College provides motorsports students with practise cars, a BMW and 2CV, used for test days.

Trips and activities

There is an annual trip to the Autosports Show at the NEC and Motorsport students participate in race and test days at circuits around the country.

Trips have been organised to the Mini factory at Cowley, where students see cars being built from scratch, and to Pro-Drive, who manufacture modified engine components for racing cars.

Working with employers

City Motor Holdings in Basingstoke own several garage franchises and work with the College offering work experience and giving talks on career opportunities. Other guest speakers have included professional racing drivers and local garage owners.

Local garages take small groups of students on tours of their facilities and give careers advice including how to start your own business.

What’s on offer:

Vehicle Valeting

Vehicle Maintenance

Vehicle Fitting

Electric Vehicles

Motorsports

Vehicle Diagnostics

Your Future

Potential Careers

Garage Services

Motor Vehicle Sales

Garage Receptionist

Parts and Service

Body and Paintwork

Going to Uni

Motorsport

Automotive Industry

Engineering

Available see page 23

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Automotive

Introduction to Automotive

Entry Level

100% Pass Rate

City & Guilds Diploma in Vehicle Systems & Body

& Paint Maintenance (3902-02)

Course Code: DF11

Course Overview:

Would you like a better awareness of the day-to-day activities that take place in a garage? This is a practical

‘hands on’ course and offers you progression to further studies on successful completion.

Entry Requirements:

Applicants with no formal qualifications will be

considered

Introduction to Vehicle Valeting

Level 1

City & Guilds Certificate Vehicle Valeting

Principles (4290-42)

Course Code: DF22

Course Overview:

This qualification is for you if you want to learn and practise the skills required for employment in the Motor

Vehicle Valeting sector. The course includes quality cleaning and finishing, working with others and delivering excellent customer service. Progression is available to the Level 2 course.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grades E or above including English

and Maths

Vehicle Maintenance

Level 1

100% Pass Rate

City & Guilds Diploma Vehicle Maintenance

(4290-11)

Course Code: DF12

Course Overview:

On this course you will learn the essential skills required to work in a garage and gain an understanding of how the different systems, engines, chassis, suspension etc. operate and are maintained. This course can allow you to take up an

Apprenticeship or progress to a Level 2 qualification.

Entry Requirements:

Entry Level qualification

Or have 4 GCSE at Grade E or above including

English and Maths

For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk Tel: 01256 354141

Vehicle Valeting

Level 2

City & Guilds Diploma Vehicle Valeting

Principles (4290-42)

Course Code: DF23

Course Overview:

This course will enable you to practise and further develop your valeting skills. Areas covered include both interior and exterior valeting, assessing a motor vehicle’s condition and customer service. You will also gain the transferable skills required to consider progression to other automotive disciplines or an Apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements:

Level 1 Vehicle Valeting principles

Or 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above including English

and Maths

Vehicle Fitting Principles

Level 2

City & Guilds Certificate Vehicle Fitting

Principles (4290-52)

Course Code: DF18

Course Overview:

Want to learn more about replacing tyres, batteries, exhausts or parts on vehicles? This qualification will help you learn and practise the skills required to test and fault find on batteries and other engine parts; check tyres and exhausts for defects and replace or repair them; balance and realign wheels and; give customers general maintenance advice. The course is ideal for anyone wishing to develop a career in the ‘Fast

Fit’ motor industry.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grade D or above, including English and

Maths (or equivalent Functional Skills at Level 1)

Or City and Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Systems

Introduction to Electric Vehicles

Level 2

City & Guilds Award

in

Hybrid Electric Vehicle

Operation & Maintenance (4290-70)

Course Code: DF24

Course Overview:

Do you need to know more about the safety precautions required when working on or near a high voltage hybrid vehicle? This qualification will give you the essential knowledge to understand hybrid components and operations, how to work safely on hybrid and related vehicle systems and how to work with electric vehicles.

Entry Requirements:

Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Or Level 3 VCQ in a related subject

Or at least 4 years automotive industrial experience

Remove and Refit Vehicle

Components

Level 2

City & Guilds Diploma Light Vehicle Maintenance

& Repair (4290-12)

Course Code: DF13

Course Overview:

Light Vehicle Service Technicians service and repair vehicles such as cars and vans up to 3.5 tonnes. If you are interested in this as a career, this course will give you the training you will need in all areas of vehicle mechanics and electronics, from engine and exhaust systems to air conditioning and security features.

On successful completion, you could choose to progress to further studies or into employment or an

Apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements:

Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

and Functional Skills at the appropriate level

The staff are the amazing; they are so supportive and are always there to help guide you but not to hold your hand as they want you to be independent too. If you’re committed and willing to work hard on this course, it’ll pay off and be well worth it!

Lewis Alcorn

Vehicle Technician at Audi

For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk [email protected]

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Introduction to Motorsport Vehicle

Technology

Level 2

BTEC Diploma in Vehicle Technology (Motorsport)

Course Code: DF16

Course Overview:

This specialist course is for students who want to have a career in motorsport. You will study at an advanced level and learn about engine management systems, transmission systems and the application of vehicle science and mathematics. Working in BCoT’s own garage will also support your learning and development.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grade D or above, including Maths, English

and Science

Or Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

and Functional Skills at an appropriate level

Motorsport Vehicle Technology

Level 3

BTEC Diploma in Vehicle Technology

(Motorsport)

Course Code: DF15

Course Overview:

This course is for students who want to work within the area of motorsport. This is an ideal opportunity to study at an advanced level and will involve many aspects of the latest motor vehicle technologies.

This specialist course will prepare you for a range of careers within the engineering and automotive industry including motorsport. Topics covered include engine and vehicle technology, computing, servicing, Maths and electrical and electronic systems. You will also have the opportunity to work on a project of your own.

Light Vehicle Diagnostics

Level 3

100% Pass Rate

City & Guilds Diploma Light Vehicle Maintenance

& Repair 4290-13

Course Code: DF14

Course Overview:

This course is designed to give you a nationally recognised qualification to gain employment within the industry or progress to further studies.

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSEs Grade A*-C (to include English, Maths

and preferably Science)

Or successful completion of the BTEC Level 2

Diploma in Vehicle Technology (Motorsport) and Level

2 Functional Skills

The key skills you will have acquired upon achievement of this qualification are: diagnosing the cause of and repairing a problem in line with manufacturers’ standards and; repairing and replacing vehicle components;

Testing existing and repaired systems and; checking for problems in newer vehicles with testing equipment connected to the vehicle’s electronic control unit (ECU).

Entry Requirements:

Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

and Functional Skills at the appropriate level

Advanced Vehicle Diagnostics &

Management

Level 4

Advanced Vehicle Diagnostics & Management

Competence (4122-04/94) Certificate

Course Code: DF25

Course Overview:

This qualification combines both theory knowledge and practical competence in working in the motor vehicle industry. Units covered include: diagnosing vehicle faults; using diagnostic equipment and technical information and; providing technical support and advice to colleagues. The qualification will allow progression to

Higher Apprenticeship or Foundation degree in a relevant subject or into employment.

Entry Requirements:

Relevant Level 3 qualification as well as GCSE

English and Maths at Grade C or equivalent

Candidates with relevant industry experience will also

be considered without these, subject to satisfactory

interview

For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk Tel: 01256 354141

Motorsport technology

of the vehicles, cars to race;

it’s really interesting.

James Herbert

Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in

Vehicle Technology (Motorsport)

For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk [email protected]

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Engineering

T he Engineering department at BCoT works closely with employers such as Gillette, WBTC and the Middlesex

Group to provide a direct route into employment for successful students.

All courses are affiliated to either The

IET (Institution of Engineering and

Technology) or The IMechE (Institution of Mechanical Engineers).

Working with employers

Work experience is undertaken with employers who are often looking to recruit students when they finish their course.

Engineering courses are sponsored by employers who work with the College to offer students progression directly into employment, usually via an Apprenticeship.

What’s on offer:

Electronic Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Specialist facilities

You will benefit from CAD and CAM machinery, a

PLC suite, Instrumentation & Control software and hardware, Rapid Prototyper (3D Printer) plus industry standard workshops with modern technology.

Trips and Activities

Previous students have visited Barcelona to see the F1 circuit and the Camp Nou football stadium to look at the building structure. A visit to Prague was arranged to see the manufacturing line at the

Skoda factory and the use of green energy at a power station.

Other visits have included the Science Museum in London and Thorpe Park.

Your Future

Potential Careers

Precision Machining

CAD Design

Engineering

Manufacturing

Going to Uni

The Engineering department has an agreement with Southampton

Solent University whereby students who have successfully completed the HND course at BCoT have direct entry onto the third year of their engineering degree course

Available see page 23

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Engineering

Engineering (Electronics)

Level 2

100% Pass Rate

City & Guilds NVQ in Electronic Engineering –

Performing Engineering Operations

Course Code: EF33

Course Overview:

Would you like to learn electrical skills and perhaps progress on to more advanced qualifications or a job in engineering? This course is for you. You will cover the following topics: assembling and testing electrical circuits; maintaining electronic systems and equipment and; wiring and testing electrical systems and equipment.

Work experience is part of the course and the College can assist in finding suitable employers. Please note, you will be required to purchase safety shoes/boots and overalls for use in the workshop.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs Grade E and above including English

and Maths

Engineering

Level 2

100% Pass Rate

BTEC Diploma in Engineering

Course Code: EF31

Course Overview:

Would you like to discover the world of mechanical engineering and hopefully go onto an Apprenticeship in Mechanical or Electronic Engineering? This course gives you an excellent opportunity to find out more about

Engineering and the different types of jobs that can be explored for your future career in Engineering.

As well as the mandatory units such as health and safety and Maths for engineers, optional units available include: machinery techniques to remove material; electronic devices and communication applications and; using computer aided drawing.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs Grade D and above including English

and Maths

Engineering (Mechanical)

Level 2

100% Pass Rate

City & Guilds NVQ in Mechanical Engineering –

Performing Engineering Operations

Course Code: EF32

Course Overview:

Are you interested in engineering? This course will give you the opportunity to learn and practise some essential skills using core engineering equipment such as milling machines, lathes, CNC machines and hand finishing tools. On completion of the course you will be able to progress to an advanced Apprenticeship and a Level 3 qualification.

Work experience is part of the course and the College can assist in finding suitable employers. Please note, you will be required to purchase safety shoes/boots and overalls for use in the workshop.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs Grade D and above including English

and Maths

I would definitely recommend this course. It has a good structure and the teaching is fantastic; there is a good range of styles and interaction. It’s certainly prepared me for future challenges.

Alex Griffiths

Higher Apprenticeship in Engineering:

Quality and Control, AWE

For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk [email protected]

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Engineering

Advanced Engineering

Level 3

BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering

Course Code :TBC

Course Overview:

This course is designed to give you the knowledge and skills to gain employment or progress to further qualifications. The course includes manufacturing technology, electronics, drawing, marking out and computer aided design, delivered in state-of-the-art facilities.

BCoT has made multi-million pound investments in science and technology facilities, including new engineering workshops, laboratories and CAD suites, making it one of the best learning centres for technology in the region.

BCoT work with industry ambassadors to guide students on the most up to date career paths in engineering. Work placements are organised with local employers including ITT Cannon, AWE, LG Motion and

De La Rue.

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs at Grade D or above including English

Or NVQ Level 2 in Engineering and Functional Skills

at Level 2

Advanced Practical Engineering

Level 3

City & Guilds 2850 Diploma in Engineering

Course Code: EF29

Course Overview:

This course will appeal to those interested in a broad range of engineering industries including mechanical, design, manufacture, communications and other related sectors. It develops the skills, knowledge and understanding required to prepare students for employment at technician level or for progression to university.

Equivalent to three A Levels, this challenging course enables you to study units of advanced engineering including mechanical, electronics, engineering design, and computer aided design with the support of mathematics and science units.

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSEs Grade A*- C, including English, Maths

and preferably Science

Or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Engineering (Merit)

and Functional Skills at Level 2 in English and Maths

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Electrical & Electronic Engineering

HND

Course Code: EF42

Course Overview:

You will gain knowledge and experience of analysing and working with electrical/electronic principles applicable to current technologies. You will undertake a range of lab work and hands on projects, mixed with academic theory.

Entry Requirements:

120 UCAS points or equivalent and GCSE English

Or relevant industry experience

Mechanical & Manufacturing

Engineering

HND

Course Code: EF43

Course Overview:

You will gain knowledge and experience of analysing and working with mechanical principles applicable to current technologies. You will undertake a range of lab work and hands on projects, mixed with academic theory.

Entry Requirements:

120 UCAS points or equivalent and GCSE English

Or relevant industry experience

For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk Tel: 01256 354141

I really enjoy

The facilities top-notch, they really are state-of-the-art.

Kane Walsh

Engineering - Level 3 BTEC Diploma

For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk [email protected]

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Directions

A re you looking to improve your grades

and skills? The Directions course at BCoT could be a fresh start for you - setting you up on the pathway to your future career.

What’s on offer:

Functional Skills English

Functional Skills Maths

Functional Skills ICT

Personal and Social

Development

Employability and Enterprise

Vocational option of your

choice

The course has helped my grades but I’ve also improved as a person.

I used to be shy but my confidence has grown since being at BCoT. I’ve learnt to challenge myself and push myself to achieve better grades. I’ve applied to do a Level 1 course at

BCoT next year and I hope to go on to Level 2 and Level 3 after that.

Danny Paterson

Former Directions student

Directions - Access to Vocational

Studies

Entry Level 2

Entry Level 2 Directions - Access to Vocational

Studies

Course Code: VF03

Course Overview:

This course is suitable for you if you have mild/moderate learning difficulties. It will support you to develop the confidence in becoming independent or gaining the skills you need to get a job, including building skills in English,

Maths and ICT.

Entry Requirements:

There are no formal entry requirements, however all

learners will need to undertake a successful interview

and provide a good reference

Personal qualities such as motivation, enthusiasm

and willingness to learn are key

Directions - Access to Vocational

Studies

Entry Level 3

Entry Level 3 Directions - Access to Vocational

Studies

Course Code: VF03

Course Overview:

You will study qualifications in Personal and Social

Development, Employability and Enterprise, English,

Maths, ICT and two vocational options of your choice eg Construction, Music Technology, Hair and Beauty,

Engineering, Sport or Catering.

You will be challenged and supported to achieve and will be encouraged to take part in work experience and enrichment activities when possible.

Attendance of 100% is necessary in order to complete the course.

Entry Requirements:

There are no formal entry requirements, however all

learners will need to undertake a successful interview

and provide a good reference

Personal qualities such as motivation, enthusiasm

and willingness to learn are key

For full course details visit www.bcot.ac.uk Tel: 01256 354141

English for Speakers of Other

Languages (ESOL)

D o you want to improve your reading,

writing, spelling and Maths?

Do you speak English as a second language? Our full time ESOL course is designed for you.

What’s on offer:

Intensive ESOL Skills for Life

Tutorial with personal tutor

GCSE Maths or Science

Numeracy and ICT lessons

English for Speakers of Other

Languages (ESOL)

Entry Level

Course Code: HF99

Course Overview:

This course is designed for students who want to enhance their existing knowledge of English enabling them to progress to higher levels of English study, or to give them the linguistic skills required to study a vocational programme.

Entry Requirements:

A successful placement test

The learning is made easy by the teachers and we learn about UK culture as well as the language. It’s more than just the language – it’s a way of life. When I’m out, I can now speak on my own. I don’t need help anymore.

Mariama Sow

Former ESOL student

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Index

Access Course, Entry Level

Air Cabin Crew

Animal Management

Applied Science

Art & Design

Automotive

Barbering

Beauty Therapy

Bricklaying

Broadcast Journalism

Building Maintenance

Building Services

Built Environment

Business

Cabin Crew

Carpentry

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89

103

56-57

122-124

51-52

42, 46

108, 110

80

110-111

116

111,113

65-66

73

108, 110-111, 113

Catering

Childcare

Clothing, Fashion and textiles

Computer Science

Construction

Construction & the Built Environment

Cookery

Creative Media

36

26

58

85

108 111, 113

111, 113

36

85

Design, Art

Directions

Education, Children’s

Electric Vehicles

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Installation

Electronic Engineering

Engineering

56-57

132

26

123

129-130

116, 119

129-130

129-130

English for Speakers of Other Languages

Enterprise

Environmental Science

ESOL

Event Management, Hospitality

Event Management, Music

Exercise

Fashion & Clothing

Fashion Retail

Film Production

Fitness

Fitted Interiors

Fitting, Vehicles

Food & Drink Supervision

Football Academy

Forensic Science

Games Production

Graphic Design

Hairdressing

Health & Social Care

Hospitality

ICT

Joinery

Journalism, Broadcast

Maintenance, Building

Maintenance, Vehicle

Make-Up

Management, Animal

Management, Beauty Sector

Management, Hair Sector

Management, Travel & Tourism

Manufacturing Engineering

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104

132

39

79

93-94

58

65-66

76

93-94

110,111

123

39

93

103

76, 79

61

51-52

26, 30

36-39

85

108,110-111

80

110-111

122-124

42-45

89

46

53

73

129-130

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Massage

Mechanical Engineering

Media Make-Up

Media Production

Media Techniques

Medical Science

Motor Vehicles

Motorsport Technology

Music

Music & Media

Nail Technology

Nursing

Painting & Decorating

Photography

Plastering

Plumbing

Public Services

Retail, Fashion

Rugby Academy

Science

Social Work

Sport

Television & Film Production

Textiles

Tourism

Travel & Tourism

Uniformed Public Services

Valeting

Vehicle Diagnostics

Vehicle Valeting

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94

103-104

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93-94

76

58

71-73

71-73

98

122-123

123

122-123

76, 80

80

42

33

108,110-111

61

110

116, 119

46

129-130

42, 45

76

80

104

122-124

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