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Our Commitment


We will be an outstanding College of Further Education, inspiring learners, creating opportunities and changing lives by:

  • Delivering an outstanding student experience
  • Demonstrating outstanding leadership and governance
  • Consolidating our position as an independent, specialist land-based college
  • Expanding the curriculum, to meet local and national needs
  • Developing core strategic policies to support the above aims


Our values express what BCA stands for and how we will conduct ourselves as an organisation:

  • We will provide a supportive and inclusive approach to learning
  • We will give everyone the opportunity to develop and grow as an individual
  • We will inspire our students to achieve their aspirations and recognise achievement
  • We will provide a safe and open culture which promotes friendship and family values


All of our courses are vocational and have been designed with input from employers to ensure students will learn the skills, knowledge and attitudes that recruiters are looking for.

We do this by creating opportunities for them to be exposed to what’s really happening in industry so most of our courses have a work-related element which could be a formal industry placement.

These are some of the different kinds of work-related activities that you might experience on your course:

  • Live briefs from employers
  • Industry visits
  • Guest speakers
  • Research projects
  • Industry placements