Basingstoke College of Technology
|Type||Further education college|
|Local authority||Hampshire County Council|
Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT) is a further education college in Basingstoke, Hampshire, United Kingdom. The college is located on Worting Road with three campus buildings: North, South, and STEM. The college is listed as a Centre of Vocational Excellence in certain areas. The STEM Academy houses Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
There are courses at BCoT, from full-time to part-time, day courses to evening courses. The courses are broken down into each industry area which are:
- Animal Management
- Art and Design
- Automotive Technologies
- ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages)
- Foundation Studies
- Hair, Holistic & Beauty
- Health and Social Care
- Hospitality & Catering
- Public Services
- Science (inc Forensics
- Sound and Music
- Travel and Tourism
The college operates an in-house catering outlet known as Taste @ BCoT, who also operate a Servery & Refectory on the South Campus and a Cafe on the North Campus.
There is an on site Job Shop to help the students with finding a job within their chosen industry that is also related to their chosen course.
The college runs a salon throughout the week, Evolve Salon run by the Hair & Beauty Department.
BCoT also have a nursery which is run by the Childcare department staff.
The College Renovation & Rebrand
In 2010, the college spent £3 million in renovating the South & Tech campuses, the Tech campus was the key focus in the renovation as it was outdated from being BCoT's first building when the college first opened. the renovation includes an automotive garage and showroom, an engineering warehouse and several science labs and animal care rooms. The tech campus is now known as the STEM Academy. The front of the South Campus has been given a new look as well.
The Restaurant at BCoT
In July 2012, the college renovated the Hospitality & Catering department.