BCA Wildcats Football Team explore Madrid

The BCA Wildcats Football Team made up of our Foundation Studies students, had the amazing opportunity of travelling to Madrid last week to visit the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (Real Madrid FC’s stadium) and Calderon (Atletico de Madrid’s stadium).

During the trip the students learnt various skills which can be used in day to day life and were also tasked with leading staff members around the Metro.

We were extremely lucky to have this opportunity which was thoroughly enjoyed by all and an amazing experience for the students, for some it was their first time leaving the UK.

To find out more about our Foundation Studies provision, click here: http://ow.ly/7Rd230bRnhp

Public Services students explore the Brecon Beacons

Our Public Services students recently embarked on their first expedition to Wales last week visiting the Brecon Beacons.

During their time away the students all got to the summit of Pen-y-fan, the highest peak in South Wales. Other activities included caving, gorge scrambling and an obstacle course testing their fitness and teamwork.

Throughout the expedition all students spent at least one night camping and took part in outdoor meal preparation.

Find out more about Public Services at BCA here: https://www.bca.ac.uk/course/public-services/

 

Ofsted 2017 – Consistently ‘GOOD’

Staff and students at BCA are delighted with the publication of the recent report from Ofsted, which once again rated BCA as a GOOD college.

The report highlighted and praised many aspects of the College including the following:

  • Students benefit from very good personal and academic, care, guidance and support
  • The respectful student body value each others opinions and are proud to be students at the College
  • Students develop very good practical and work ready skills

BCA Principal, Gillian May said “We are very proud of our college and our students. Our dedicated team of staff invest so much in the development of the young people who choose to study with us. I would like to say a huge thank you to the students, staff and governors for their wholehearted commitment to our ongoing success.  The inspection outcome demonstrates that our commitment to the development of professional skills for young people is  highly effective. We are especially delighted that the Inspection Team recognised the high-quality teaching and learning we provide and the good progress that our students make.

We are justifiably proud of our inclusivity. Regardless of our students’ starting points, we support them in their journey to fulfil their individual potential and ambitions providing stretch and challenge, support and guidance and expert teaching to achieve good results.

I am sure the community will take pride in this outcome for its local College and will continue to support us to deliver a high-quality learning experience for all of our students.”

You can read our most recent Ofsted report here.

New BCA Advertising in Bucks

 

 

 

 

 

We’re absolutely delighted with our new Bucks poster advertising which went up yesterday.

Designed by our friends at Onimpact, with logistics co-ordinated by Ambleglow, it’s been a real team effort.

See if you can spot them around Holmer Green Rd and Penn Rd areas.

First ever AOC League win for the BCA Netball Academy

After months of hardwork, training and fixtures the BCA Netball Academy are celebrating their win of the Association of Colleges (AOC) London League.

The team have been playing regular fixtures against local colleges in the AOC league since October. Last week the team defeated Newham Sixth Form college 52-8 to secure their league win and the first league title for the BCA Netball Academy.

Speaking of the fantastic win, Head of Netball, Emma Rackley said: “The girls have worked incredibly hard all year round to earn this victory and have been a pleasure to coach. The girls have worked well as a team, supported each other and showed great determination winning many of their games by a large margin. This is an incredible achievement for BCA and is the start of big things for the Netball Academy”

The season does not stop here for the girls and they now have a number of summer tournaments they are competing in before earning a well deserved rest over the summer.

To find out more about our Sport Academies please visit: https://www.bca.ac.uk/the-college/academy-of-sport/

Head of Equine Studies in Show Jumping Success

Huge congratulations to Head of Equine Studies, Helen Cranfield who competed on the South Oxfordshire Riding Club team in the Area 6 Intermediate Show Jumping Winter Qualifiers at Snowball Farm on her mare Millie at the weekend.

Helen and Millie jumped double clear in the first two rounds to continue on as an individual in the jump off. “Myself and Millie posted a quick clear meaning we won the qualifier and qualified for the Championships at Bury Farm on April 29th this year” explained Helen. “This is a great achievement for a home bred and produced horse who is stabled here at BCA”.

Talented floristry students visit holland

A group of talented BCA floristry students recently embarked on an exciting trip to the home of the tulip, Holland. During their trip the students were able to meet industry experts and experience the phenomenal Aalsmeer Flower Auction to enhance their knowledge and skills.

During their visit to the Flower Auctions, the students were able to see first-hand the huge scale of production, how and where the flowers were grown and also examine the processes involved in checking and assuring quality.

A visit to European Floristry Designer, Astrid Van Den Berg was next on the agenda, where the students watched a demonstration using the latest techniques and products. After the demonstration, the students were able to put into practice what they had learnt as they participated in a workshop producing their own floral designs.

To find out more about our Floristry courses please visit: http://bit.ly/2mSVFRV