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  • 19 Jul 2014HongKong & Macau trip

    BCoT Principal, Anthony Bravo, returns from another trip to the Far East.  He visited Macau and Hong Kong on 18th and 19th July respectively, with the aim of recruiting students wishing to study Engineering, Travel and Tourism and Textiles for Fashion higher education courses at BCoT.

    Anthony gave presentations to local Principals, potential students and their parents at two venues, the Centro Ngai Chon in Macau and the Nikko Hotel in Hong Kong.

    For more details, please contact BCoT or our local coordinator for Macau and Hong Kong, Mr Paul Chum of Choice Public Relations and Marketing Ltd, on tel.: +853 62094384


  • 11 Jul 2014RedTails new video produced with BCoT

    BCoT students and a media lecturer have put their talents to stunning effect to produce a music video for band ‘RedTails’.

    The three piece band describe themselves as ‘futurepop’ “blending the catchiness of pop, euphoria of dance and street wisdom of hip hop” and have been playing and gigging together for a couple of years.  Lead singer Collete Francis-Lee is a former BCoT student and first contacted creative media lecturer Scott Hayden in 2013 to see if he could help in making a video for their first single “Brighter Place”.  The resulting video was very well received, with the band and the production team equally proud of the result.

    It came as no surprise when Scott got another call from Collette earlier this year.  “We have been following the band’s success since we worked with them,” said Scott “so it was a real pleasure to be asked to work with them again.  As before, I was able to take some students with me to gain really valuable experience.  We had a small team of BCoT learners working on filming, make-up and photography during the shoot.”

    Filmed at Proteus Creation Space in Basingstoke over a couple of days early in July, the new video for single “Setting Sun” was released on 11th July. 

    The band was very pleased with the result.  "Scott and the BCoT students created such a positive atmosphere for us at the Proteus Creation Space that we knew right away that this would be another successful video. Scott's concept for the narrative was as intriguing as the one he had for 'Brighter Place', and his directing chops are even more impressive this time round. He brought with him a team of diligent apprentices whose hard work and studious attitude helped bring our vision of 'Setting Sun' to life."

    Taken from the RedTail’s second EP ‘The End of the Beginning’, the release of this new single is timed perfectly for the bands appearance at Basingstoke Live on Sunday 13th July.

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    Lead singer Collette has her make-up done for the shoot by BCoT Media Make-Up student Holly.

  • 10 Jul 2014Pupils get taste of BCoT

    Pupils from local schools were invited to experience BCoT’s courses first hand at one of the College’s recent taster days.

    The sessions, which were held throughout June, allowed over 1500 prospective students to get hands-on with a range of options varying from automotive to hair and beauty.

    During each taster day, students were able to try an extensive range of subjects, ranging from designing a video game in Computer Science to gaining practical experience in the College’s Salon Evolve. Things began to heat up in The Restaurant with pupils trying their hand at making (and then eating!) pizzas. In the College’s STEM Academy (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) students were able to sample a selection of interactive activities from the Engineering and Automotive industry, as well handling the animals in the Animal House and exploring the world of Forensic and the Applied Sciences.

    Tom Quante, Schools Liaison Co-ordinator at BCoT said:

    “These days are designed to give pupils an insight into careers focused teaching and learning. The College is committed to developing the careers of young people through industry skilled professional teaching. It is great that the pupils engaged with these experiences and thoroughly enjoyed them too.”

    The schools which took part included:

    Cranbourne Business and Enterprise College, Fort Hill, The Vyne, Brighton Hill, The Costello School, Aldworth School, The Hurst, Testbourne in Whitchurch, The Clere in Burghclere, Perins in Alfresford and, for the first time ever Fernhill School from Farnborough.

    One of the students who attended a taster day from The Costello School said:

    “It was a great opportunity to try what is on offer at BCoT. I really enjoyed my subjects and the tutors were friendly and supportive.”

    Ashley Cole, Head of Year at Fort Hill school said:

    “After year 11 our pupils will need to decide where there future lies; today has gone a long way in helping them do that.”

  • 09 Jul 2014Students showcase their work in Festival Place

    Students from BCoT’s Fashion Retail course held an exhibition in Festival Place to display their Final Major Project work.

    The students, who have just completed the ABC Level 3 Diploma in Fashion Retail, proudly displayed their work and chatted to the public throughout the day about how they achieved such.

    One of the students who took part in the exhibition, Holly Baker, explained why the day was important to her and her classmates:

    “So much work goes into Final Major Project that it’s great to have the opportunity to showcase it.  Initially we have to develop the projects from topics given to us in class.  We then go on to incorporate some of the units we have learnt such as Marketing, PR, branding, styling and the history of retailing.

    It is definitely a challenge!  However, we are lucky at BCoT because we have great teachers who are industry-trained.  Their experience has been so invaluable throughout the course, and enabled us to develop some great concepts and ideas for the final project.  They have also been really helpful in advising on the many career paths we can follow once we finish at BCoT.”

    Fashion Retail lecturer Sarah Gallagher was delighted with the interest shown by visitors to the exhibition, adding:

     “This was a fantastic opportunity to show the people of Basingstoke and Festival Place retailers just how talented these young people really are.  It is also a chance for students to set up a professional exhibition and learn how to sell themselves through their products.

    During the day we were able to raise awareness of the Fashion Retail course in an actual retail environment, allowing potential employers to see the talents of our students’ first-hand.”

    Sarah explained how the College is now a showcase centre for ABC Awards, the national awarding body who devise the course content and support the portfolio development at BCoT.

    “We are now looking into the possibility of running a Level 4 Diploma in Fashion Retail, supported by ABC.  This is really exciting for us, and will open up a whole new world of options for our students – watch this space!”


  • 02 Jul 2014BCoT celebrates student success

    The incredible achievements of BCoT students were celebrated in a series of Prize Giving evenings held at the College. 

    Over four hundred learners were honoured at the awards evenings, which gave staff the opportunity to recognise those students who have strived to achieve throughout the year.  

    The celebrations were held over three nights and students were able to share their success with family and friends, BCoT staff, employers and Governors.

    Anthony Bravo, BCoT Principal also attend the awards each night and said: 

    “I always feel privileged to attend these evenings and celebrate the achievement of so many of our students at BCoT.  The pride shown by these young people in their individual success is a credit to themselves, their families and their friends. 

    I am also incredibly proud of the staff here at BCoT who have shown great drive and determination to support learners throughout their journey at college. 

    I would like to send my own congratulations to all the learners who have succeeded at our college and I wish them every success as they embark on the next stage of their future career.


  • 02 Sep 2014Part-time enrolment evening

    Fancy trying your hand at something new?  Why not try a part-time course at BCoT?

    You can give us a call or drop in the College throughout the summer to book your place; our Student Services team are on hand from 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 4.30pm on Fridays.

    Alternatively, if you'd like to drop in and meet our tutors, our part-time courses enrolment evening takes place on Tuesday 2nd September 5-8pm.

    If you are thinking of learning a new skill for enjoyment or want to develop your employment prospects, then come along and talk to us about the extensive range of courses available at BCoT.

    Click here for our part time directory, alternatively if you would like to talk to our team, please call 01256 306484.

  • 13 Oct 2014Open Evening

    Succes -ratesCome along to our Open Evening from 4.00-7.30pm where you can look around the College, chat to staff and students and find out more about the courses you are interested in.

    The evening is also the chance for you to learn more about A levels and our subsidised travel programme.


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  • 15 Nov 2014Open Day

    Succes -ratesCome along to our Open Day from 10.30am-1.00pm where you can look around the College, chat to staff and students and find out more about the courses you are interested in.

    This is also a chance for you to learn more about A levels and our subsidised travel programme.


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  • 09 Mar 2015Open Evening

    Succes -ratesCome along to our Open Evening from 4.00-7.30pm where you can look around the College, chat to staff and students and find out more about the courses you are interested in. 

    This is a chance for you to learn more about A levels and our subsidised travel programme.

    This event will also be promoting National Apprenticeships Week.

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  • 18 May 2015Open Evening

    Succes -ratesCome along to our Open Evening from 4.00-7.30pm where you can look around the College, chat to staff and students and find out more about the courses you are interested in.

    This is also a chance for you to learn more about A levels and our subsidised travel programme.


    College Entrance

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