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We want to ensure that every learner who studies with us achieves. We are passionate about student development and want to provide the best resources and facilities that we can to ensure our learners succeed. Regardless of what level you are at, we will encourage you to achieve your best and help you build confidence as you fulfil your potential. We promote a more adult learning environment where you work with your teachers to manage your learning. You will have deadlines, homework and timetabled lessons but will be expected to use your free time responsibly.
BCoT offers a different way of learning. Studying at BCoT is more than classroom based learning. Our lecturers use creative digital tools such as Google Classroom, online quizzes, YouTube videos, surveys on your phones and much more to make your course as engaging as possible, and to suit your learning style.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.
BCoT Digital are an innovative, exciting team of creative specialists with experience working in creative media. Working collaboratively with our staff, BCoT Digital help create engaging, relevant and meaningful lessons for students that use technology to bring learning to life.
Digital Innovations Specialist: Scott Hayden Manager, Director, Videographer & Media Lecturer who supports the team by guiding them to new creative resources and projects with business and other colleges. Learning Technologist Apprentices: Sky Caves and Charlie Lecuyer They research, advise and implement educational technology to over eighty vocational courses. Learning Technologist and Facilitators: Holly Hunt and Will TurnerAre a dual role that focus on supporting Blended Learning Content. They help deliver the content at the front end, as well as supporting staff by working with them to create Blended Learning activities. Learning Facilitators: Wendy Hammond, Sam Wright, Poppy Woodhams, Grazyna GardnerThey are responsible for delivering the Blended Content that is set by Teaching Staff. They help students complete the work as well as offering digital support and guidance. They are responsible for managing the class and are praised for the pastoral care and support they offer.
Digital LeadersA group of students who have excellent digital skills and knowledge. They work closely with Scott, who assigns them tasks that enhance teaching and learning.
Our mission statement is that we do not use technology for the sake of it. We only use it if it makes an impact to teaching and learning. It must be relevant, meaningful and give teachers back their time.
Our aims include:
As well as EdTech Compass and the BCoT Digital website, within BCoT students have access to:
In 2018, BCoT Digital scored a hat-trick of awards including:
Blended Learning is an hour session every week, where students come in to complete tasks and research that will develop their independent, collaborative and professional skills.
Industry has a rapid demand for more digital skills so Blended Learning aims to help develop those skills. Through a flexible and enjoyable learning experience - both online and on campus - our ultimate ambition is to help students achieve theirs.
If you are a college or employer and would like to find out more or contact the BCoT Digital team, please visit the BCoT Digital website for more information and downloadable resources.
Industry Links and Work Experience
As part of your course, you may undertake work experience with a business 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. It will improve your understanding of your course, and teach you a range of employability skills.
We work with a range of employers to make sure you get the best opportunities. You will hear from guest speakers about career opportunities, the latest technologies and how they got into the industry. Some of our course areas are also linked with highly regarded companies in their industries such as Sandown MercedesBenz (Automotive), IMechE – Institute of Mechanical Engineers (Engineering) and Mike Taylor Education (Barbering).
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