Support for Students

Support for Students

Support for Students

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.


Our Safeguarding policy and procedure applies to all of our students and in particular students aged 18 years or under and vulnerable adults.

The key objectives of the policy and guidance are to:
• Promote a safe environment for all our students to learn and achieve
• Actively promote the welfare of students
• Identify any students who may be experiencing abuse or harm in college, at home or in relationships and take appropriate action to ensure their safety (Child and Adult Protection).

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and expect all staff, volunteers and students to share this commitment. For more information about this please download our safeguarding policy.

Financial Support

We offer a number of financial schemes to help our students. Please visit our Fees and Funding section for further information about available loans and bursaries.

Exam Access Arrangements

We will put in place access arrangements for you in exams if you have been assessed as needing these. These may include a reader, scribe, extra time, use of word processor, small room or rest breaks.

If you had access arrangements at school, these will not automatically be carried over at BCoT; previous arrangements are invalidated by a move to a new centre. Therefore, we have to resubmit all applications following an interview and reassessment. To arrange this you need to book an appointment with the specialist assessor in the Maths & English/Support Hub. Referrals for new assessments can also be made by students, parents or tutors.

The exam boards set deadlines for submission of access arrangements and we have no control over these so assessments need to be completed within the first term at college.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Student Support on 01256 306494.


BCoT is proud to offer a free professional and confidential counselling service all week during term time.
The college employs a team of skilled professionals who can help students to get back on track in times when they need support to deal with difficult times in their life. Our counsellors can help to deal with anxiety and depression, or cope with relationship problems, loneliness or trouble at home or whatever issue is getting in your way. Our counsellors are non-judgemental, respectful of all views and open to all our students.

College Nurse

Our college nurse is on-site every day during term time to help when you are feeling unwell.
If you have a long term health condition, the nurse will work with you and your family to ensure we have a care plan in place in order to support you in your studies. The nurse is supported by a team of first aiders who are on-call whenever the college is open.


In partnership with AccessAble, you can find accessibility information about the Student Support hub at BCoT here.

 If you have any questions regarding student support, please call 01256 306494.

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Tel: 01256 354141


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Worting Road
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