Attendees at Bridgwater & Taunton College’s (BTC’s) recent open events have been delighted to learn about the wide range of courses and progression opportunities available on their doorstep.
Record numbers of guests and their families came to BTC’s campuses in Bridgwater, Taunton and Cannington. From proactive year 10s and 11s deciding their next steps after school, to adults considering a career change or aiming to get a degree or professional qualification, visitors were able to explore how BTC could help fulfil their ambitions.
BTC is proud to offer progression routes from leisure courses right up to degrees and postgraduate and professional qualifications. Courses include A Levels in 31 different subjects and Vocational qualifications including Certificates, Diplomas and Extended Diplomas. BTC is one of the largest providers of T Levels in the county, offering the A Level-equivalent courses in Construction, Digital, Education & Childcare, Health, Business Management & Information and Engineering & Manufacturing. The College also provides 150 different Apprenticeships, from Level 2 up to Level 6 (degree level).
Adults can choose from leisure courses such as yoga and painting, and professional courses in subjects such as Accounting, HR, First Aid or Health & Safety, to name but a few. Distance Learning courses are also available, opening up educational opportunities to an even wider audience.
University Centre Somerset provides HNCs and HNDs, as well as Foundation, Bachelor’s and Top-up degrees. Subjects available include Aeronautical Engineering, Animal Management & Wildlife Conservation, Business Management, Computing & Digital Technologies, Fashion & Textiles, Early Childhood Studies, Fine Art, Motorsport Engineering and Nuclear Engineering. This year, UCS began offering a new degree in Nursing, which is already proving a popular choice.
Andy Berry, Principal and Chief Executive of BTC said
BTC is proud of the key role it has to play in helping people in Somerset, Devon and the South West achieve their goals and train for successful careers. This is why we provide not only a wide range of subjects and industry-recognised qualifications, but progression routes that mean students can join us from school and achieve qualifications right up to degree level, all without leaving the area, and generating the high-quality professionals that our community needs and values. BTC is here to support the aspirations of local people and help realise the ambitions of our local area through education and achievement.