Basingstoke College of Technology

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Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT)
Basingstoke College of Technology Logo.jpg
Worting Road

, ,
RG21 8TN

Coordinates51°15′50″N 1°05′50″W / 51.2639°N 1.0972°W / 51.2639; -1.0972Coordinates: 51°15′50″N 1°05′50″W / 51.2639°N 1.0972°W / 51.2639; -1.0972
TypeFurther education college
Local authorityHampshire County Council
PrincipalAnthony Bravo [1]

Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT) is a further education college in Basingstoke, Hampshire, United Kingdom.[2] The college is located in the centre of Basingstoke on Worting Road, and consists of three campus buildings: North, South, and STEM. The college is listed as a Centre of Vocational Excellence[3] in certain areas, and was rated as 'Good' by Ofsted in 2016.[4]


BCoT offers a wide range of vocational courses and qualifications on both a full-time and part-time basis. The courses are broken down into subject areas which include:

  • Access to Higher Education
  • Animal Management
  • Art and Design
  • Automotive
  • Beauty Therapy and Media Make-Up
  • Business
  • Childcare
  • Computer Science
  • Construction
  • Counselling
  • Education and Training
  • Engineering
  • English and Maths
  • Future Pathways
  • Hair and Barbering
  • Health and Social Care
  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Media and Games Design
  • Public Services
  • Science
  • Specialist Provision
  • Sport
  • Travel and Tourism


BCoT is well-known for its wide range of industry-standard facilities which includes an in-house restaurant, known as The Restaurant at BCoT.[5] Renovated in July 2012, the Restaurant at BCoT is open to the public and provides students with the chance to learn and gain experience in a professional environment.

Evolve Salon[6] is BCoT's on-site training salon, which is also open to the public and is run by the Beauty Therapy and Hair and Barbering department. Opened in 2017, the Mike Taylor Barbering College[7] is a training barbers for barbering students which is also open to the public and run in partnership with leading UK barber Mike Taylor.

As well as a restaurant, salon and barbers, the College also has an Animal Discover Centre, air cabin crew training room, onsite professional nursery[8] (which is open to the public), a library, gym, science labs, large automotive workshop, three engineering workshops, lecture theatre and dedicated Art and Design studios.

Students are able to buy hot and cold food from an in-house catering outlet known as Taste @ BCoT who operate a refectory on the South Campus and a cafe on the North Campus.

Support for Students[edit]

Students have access to an onsite professional counsellor, nurse, careers centre and English and Maths support hub, as well as a dedicated personal tutor.[9]


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  3. ^ "BCOT's new status is accompanied by cash". Basingstoke Gazette. Retrieved 2015-11-27.
  4. ^ "BCoT 2016 Ofsted inspection" (PDF).
  5. ^ BCoT. "The Restaurant at BCoT, Basingstoke, Hampshire". Retrieved 2018-09-03.
  6. ^ drose. "Evolve Salon". Retrieved 2018-09-03.
  7. ^ gtosek. "Mike Taylor Barbering College". Retrieved 2018-09-03.
  8. ^ "The BCoT Nursery".
  9. ^ drose. "Support for Students". Retrieved 2018-09-03.