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Our Approach

Our mission: Building Careers of Tomorrow

BCoT offers a different way of learning. While some thrive on classroom-based learning, others prefer a more ‘active’ learning approach.

Our courses combine academic study alongside practical application – so you get the ‘know-how’ and the ‘how-to’ in one.

Our courses aren’t all exam-based – you will be continually assessed throughout your course. With formal assessments each term you will get an ongoing indicator of how you are progressing with plenty of time to make improvements.

Our teachers not only bring their industry knowledge to your lessons, but are also very creative in the tools and methods they use to help you understand your subject. For example, lecturers use digital tools such as Google Classroom, online quizzes, YouTube videos, surveys on their phones and much more to make your course as engaging as possible.

Our dedicated BCoT Digital team work alongside our lecturers to integrate digital skills and technology into the classroom, so students learn in an active way that suits them. 

Industry links and work experience

As part of your course, you might undertake some work experience with a relevant employer in your chosen field. Work experience provides a great opportunity for you to get a taste of working life and see where your course could take you in the future. It will improve your understanding of your course, and teach you employability skills including time management, networking and teamwork.

We work with a wide range of local and national employers to make sure you get the best opportunities. As part of your course, you will hear from guest speakers about career opportunities, the latest technologies and how they got into the industry. Our students have previously heard from representatives from leading brands such as Toni&Guy, Mercedes-Benz and Steiner.

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

University partnerships

We are committed to the progression of our students and have set up partnership agreements with universities to benefit BCoT students. The agreement gives Level 3 students a reduction in the UCAS points needed for entry onto a selection of their degree courses.



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