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Disability Discrimination Act

The college wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA Part 5). BCoT is therefore committed to ensuring that people with disabilities, including those with learning difficulties, are treated fairly. All reasonable adjustments to provision will be made to ensure that students and other people with disabilities are not substantially disadvantaged. If you have a disability please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Students with Physical Disabilities - The college will make arrangements, wherever possible, to accommodate students' physical disabilities by moving classes to ground floor locations, and purchasing or hiring specialist equipment to support individual students' needs.

Students with a Visual Impairment - Adaptation of materials can be arranged. College information featured in the Basingstoke Gazette is included in 'Talking Newspapers for the Blind'.
Students with a Hearing Impairment - The reception desk has an induction loop. A minicom service is also available by calling 01256 841627.

Students with Dyslexia - Students with dyslexia who hold an education psychologist report can apply for extra exam time. Please consult your tutor.

Employability Statement

BCoT is committed to ensuring that all students gain employability skills to enable them to enter graduate level jobs and pursue the careers of their choice.

Career planning opportunities provided include Tutorial and Careers' Adviser guidance in potential job opportunities and application processes including CV writing, mock interviews by employers in workplace environments and assistance from the Aim Higher team from the University of Winchester.

Work Experience and placements students on most part-time programmes are also employed in relevant industries. Students on some programmes undertake vacation employment or placements in industry. Students on Sport courses are involved in coaching in schools and youth organisations.

Being involved with volunteering is another way to improve employability skills, as well as enhancing CVs, achieving personal development, and making a difference within the local community.

Before we approve a course staff have to demonstrate that they will provide students with employability skills. Most of our lecturers have also worked in industry and are able to make sure studies prepare students for the world of work. Our vocational courses are accredited by the relevant professional bodies.

Support for Development of Employability within courses include: Workplace research projects using corporate documentation and statistics, Live design projects, Promotional skills are encouraged by entry into competitions organised by industry and exhibiting skills are developed for example through Creation of final collection leading to catwalk show and exhibiting at New Designers.

At BCoT, all students have the opportunity to improve their learning, personal and professional skills by following an individual learning plan.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

BCoT is committed to educational and social inclusion for all. As such the College takes every opportunity to promote equal opportunities and complies with statutory requirements in relation to equality, disability and race relations.

Under the Equality Act (2010), we have a legal duty to:

  • Publish equality information on our website each year;
  • Review our equality objectives at least every four years (please see below);
  • Include equality data in our College reporting (previously, the Single Equality Scheme required that we publish a separate report).

Equality and Diversity Champions

The College is proud to have an enthusiastic group of E&D Champions, drawn from our staff and students.  The Champions meet at the Safeguarding, Equality and Diversity Forum regularly to review our progress. 

For 2016 - 2020, our Champions will lead the College towards the following objectives:

  • Everyone working for and studying at BCoT will promote our values of equality, diversity and inclusion and this will underpin everything the College does.
  • We will review achievement disparities between different groups, action support processes so that these individuals can achieve their full potential, and provide information and guidance to colleagues to support this.
  • The College will recruit and maintain a staff and student population which is reflective of the local and wider community.
  • The College's vision and values for equality, diversity and inclusion will be communicated to all stakeholders.

All staff will be supported through training and development to advance the College's values.

Contact 01256 306204 if you want to become an Equality and Diversity Champion.

Click here to read our Equality and Diversity 2016-2017 Report

Gender Pay Gap

Gender pay reporting legislation requires employers with 250 or more employees to publish statutory calculations every year showing how large the pay gap is between their male and female employees. 

Download our 2017 Gender Pay Gap Report here.

Safeguarding Policy

Read our Safeguarding Policy here.

Health and Safety Policy Statement

Access and Participation Statement

Financial Statements

Consumer Protection Law Policy and Procedure

Complaints Policy and Procedure

Terms and Conditions for HE Students

Higher Education Refund and Compensation Policy

Freedom of Speech Code of Practice

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