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Industry Placement

BCA Students are lucky enough to have a dedicated Industry Placement department at the college which is part of the Beyond BCA team. As part of the study programme at BCA, all students undertake some form of industry placement. We work with companies across various sectors to provide students with outstanding opportunities in industry. Placement enriches students in many ways – it gives you the opportunity to see your industry in action and puts the skills you have learned at college into practice gaining you valuable working skills and experience.


We have over 2,000 employers in our database and always welcome more. These are employers we trust and have worked with previously, ranging from small-scale, local operations to multinational businesses. We believe that there is a placement for everyone regardless of their circumstances and we are dedicated to supporting you and making sure you get the right placement for you.


Please visit the Beyond BCA website for more information.

When you leave college you will have:

  • Industry recognised qualifications
  • Technical skills and know-how
  • Practical work experience with leading employers
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We Will


  • Guide you and provide resources for you to self-source your perfect placement
  • Underpin classroom taught theory by putting it into practice
  • Carry out health and safety visits to
    ensure the workplace is ready for you
  • Support you on a one-to-one basis
    with your work placement
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Frequently asked questions

Industry Placement refers to a specified period of time that you will spend working within a business to learn directly about working life and the work environment.

Some industry placement positions will offer you the chance to try particular tasks, while others provide the opportunity to watch and learn first-hand. The nature and length of the work experience can vary, but these arrangements can be agreed in advance with you, the student and the employer via the College.

  • Industry placement introduces you to the world of work – It will give you an idea of the day-to-day elements of your industry and the skills that are most valuable to it.
  • It allows you to build relationships with potential future employers – Students often impress their employer so much that their placement can result in a job offer.
  • It enhances your CV – Students with work experience are always more attractive to future employers.
  • An industry placement is a compulsory requirement for your BCA study programme.
  • It gives you the opportunity to experience different settings – Helping you make meaningful decisions about what sector you intend to specialise in beyond your studies.

There is no legal requirement for a business to pay you for your time on industry placement as you are there to learn as part of your continuing programme of study. In some cases, however, employers do offer to contribute to your travel expenses, pay for lunches or extend an employee benefit.

  • Enables you to develop vital employability skills
  • Provides an insight into the real work environment
  • Helps you gain confidence in the workplace
  • Increases your knowledge of a job role or industry and the skills it requires
  • Increases your chance of finding employment on completion of your course
  • Helps you build your CV
  • Helps you understand how skills you are learning in college relate to the workplace.

Some of our courses have industry placements built in, giving you a valuable and regular opportunity to work in the relevant industry and to put your learning to the test in a real, but supported, work environment.

Students on courses without compulsory placements can also access industry experience with support from college staff.

For more information contact the team via email on: or call 01628 827516, you can also visit our Beyond BCA website

Whilst we will do our best to reply to you with 24 hours, we may be out visiting students and employers


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