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Explore all available options after secondary school before deciding your future

That’s the message to all 14 to 16 year olds who are thinking about their future.



The college which specialises in offering advanced technical skills training, is encouraging young people in the area to consider all of the possibilities on offer locally including alternatives to traditional routes. It is highlighting the importance of making the right decision and finding the best suited pathway to progression ahead of its open event on Monday 29 January from 4.30pm to 7pm.

For students that are coming to the end of their time at secondary school and are thinking about their next step, the college is opening its doors to offer help and advice from professionally trained staff and industry practitioners. Support for those still making up their mind or in the process of applying will also be available

BCoT’s outstanding facilities will be on show including their state of the art engineering, automotive and construction workshops, art studios and real life hair and barber salons. Current students and the college’s specialist Apprenticeship Team will be on hand to answer questions and are set to be joined by employers and members of the armed forces.

Students can apply on the night, have a go at a subject related activity or get an insight into what college life is really like by learning more about the enrichment opportunities available such as college trips and work experience.

Principal of BCoT Anthony Bravo said: “It’s an anxious time for Year 9, 10 and 11 students who will soon be finishing school as they have some important decisions to make about their future. Our open evening aims to help them consider the options we can offer and guide them to the right decision.”

He added: “Students today have more opportunities to choose from than ever before. With BTEC courses that are equivalent to A-Levels and Apprenticeship training schemes which enable you to earn while you learn and can go on to degree level, there is lots on offer right on your doorstep.”

BCoT has recently been named as one of the top colleges in the UK and Hampshire for advanced technical skills training in the annual performance league tables published by FE Week, a leading education publication. The figures showed that over 90% of students who attended the college progressed to university, employment or further training opportunities.

The college is also the go-to organisation for Apprenticeships. It is one of the largest providers of Apprenticeship training in the region and is in the top 12% for timely achievement according to the National Achievement Tables issued by the Government last year.

To attend BCoT’s open evening, book a place now. 

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