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Support for Students

As well as excellent teaching facilities and exciting enrichment opportunities, there are also many ways that BCoT can help you during your time at College.

Retention and Progression Tutors

We have a dedicated team of staff on hand to make sure you stay on track with your studies during your time at BCoT. Our Retention and Progression (RAP) Tutors are here to help you focus on your course and help support you in progressing to your next step – whether that is university, an Apprenticeship, or employment.

Careers and Employability Hub

Our dedicated Careers team can give you impartial careers advice. They will help you look for work, help with your university application, give CV advice, develop interview skills and help find work placements.

College Nurse

On-site every day during term time, our college nurse is fully qualified and on hand to help if you are feeling under the weather.


BCoT is proud to offer a professional and confidential counselling service all week during term time. We accept self-referrals which means that you can access our service without first having to see your GP.


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

Financial Support

We offer a number of financial schemes to help our students. These funds can help with paying for kit, equipment, tuition fees (for those aged over 19). For more information call our Welfare team on 01256 306484.

The College also operates the Care to Learn scheme - this is for students who have childcare responsibilities and are under 20 on 1st September.

Parent Portal

We want all of our students to be successful and happy while they’re studying with us. That's why we work closely with parents and guardians to help make the step from school to college a success for all our students. The Parent Portal allows parents/guardians of our students to view reports, timetables, attendance, progress, results, qualifications and comments from our teaching staff.

Student Support

Student Support offers a range of options to meet Additional Learning Support (ALS), mainly aimed at students with an Education Health Care Plan [EHCP]. Our focus is on learner autonomy and development of study skills. The Maths and English team also provide support with literacy and numeracy development.

Specialist Support Assistants

These assistants are there to provide in-class support and their work aims to help and develop the skills students need. They may assist one-to-one or in groups.

Subsidised Travel

BCoT is located right in the heart of Basingstoke, with both bus and train stops within walking distance of the College. We offer discounted travel packages to our full time students, which can be paid monthly, termly or annually.

Students who live outside of Basingstoke and travel to and from College by train can receive a discount on their train tickets; whereas if you travel by bus from Zone 2 areas outside Basingstoke, our partnership with Stagecoach means you could qualify for as much as 25% off bus travel.

Bursaries are also available and are based on household income. Contact Welfare on 01256 306393 for more information.


South West Trains Direct local line (no changes) – £207.50 a term* Andover, Reading. Winchester, Farnborough, Hook (from £100), Fleet, Winchfield, Woking, Salisbury, Mortimer.


Stagecoach From £94 a term* – Zone 1: Bramley, Kempshott Park, Hackwood Park Gates, Oakley, Old Basing (The Hatch), Sherfield on Loddon, Sherborne St John

From £135 a term* – Zone 2: Alton, Andover, Baughurst, Newbury, Odiham, Overton, Pamber Heath, Whitchurch, Tadley.


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


There is car parking available at College but this is strictly 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.

A park and ride service is available from the Leisure Park at a discounted rate for BCoT students.

*Costs will change so please check this page for the most up to date rates

Young Carers

We offer support to any student who is a young carer, including one-to-one guidance and advice. We also find support groups for students who are young carers, organise trips and enrichment activities, and can help you learn more about the Young Carers Allowance.

 If you have any questions in regards to student support, please call 01256 306494.

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