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Daniel Pengelly

Daniel Pengelly

Level 3 Automotive

I’ve grown up surrounded by cars and knew BCoT was the right college for me after I saw the workshops and facilities.

Why did you choose to study with BCoT at the end of Year 11?
The facilities that were available and to be able to progress from Level 1 up to 3. The opportunities and knowledge to work on cars.

Why did you choose your course/Apprenticeship in particular?
Always wanted to do automotive. Grown up around cars.

What are you planning on doing after studying at BCoT? 
Apprenticeship with Bakers Garage in Oakley as a Mechanic. Does services on cars as well as vehicle maintenance. Evenings and weekends does callouts. Basic servicing to engine strip down.

What do you like most about your course/apprenticeship? Any memorable moments/trips/units?
NCS trip to a motor show. Achieving goals in the workshop. Satisfaction of completing a task and your booklet.

What do you think of your teachers at BCoT?
Paul Steve and David and Gemma. There was a really really good atmosphere. It doesn’t feel like you’re in a classroom. There was good garage banter and everyone gets along as well. They’re always happy to give you one to one advice.

What would you say to anyone thinking of doing the same course as you?
Definitely go to an Open Day and give it the chance to progress.

What advice would you give any Year 11’s who are about to go to college?
Don’t go in with a heavy head, listen to the teacher and make sure you get the understanding of how things work before you start trying to do everything.

Basingstoke College of Technology I 2019