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Support Shop and Student Zone

Basingstoke College of Technology, Worting Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 8TN

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  • Services / facilities within the building include a social area with seating, table tennis and pool tables and vending machines; the Health Point; the Support Shop, which offers Additional Learning Support, Student Mentoring and Counselling, Learner Voice, the Students' Union, Learner Parliament, Enrichment.
  • Related link North Site.
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  • Comments View
    • Student Services and the Student Zone are located on the ground floor of Block B of the North Site, at the bottom of the internal ramp and steps.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • From Junction 6 of M3: At Black Dam roundabout take the first exit, joining the A30 Ringway South. After one mile, go straight over roundabout, staying on the Ringway. After a mile, at Winchester Road roundabout, take the second exit, joining Ringway West. Very shortly, take the slip road on the left. At the top of the slip road, turn right on to Worting Road. BCoT is a quarter of a mile.
      From Junction 7 of M3: Follow signs for Basingstoke town centre for approximately three miles and going over three roundabouts. As you pass Basingstoke Football Club on the left, keep in the left hand lane. At the next roundabout take the first exit, joining the Ringway West. Very shortly, take the slip road on the left. At the top of the slip road, turn right on to Worting Road. BCoT is a quarter of a mile.
  • By Bus View
    • The nearest bus stop is the BCoT stop on Worting Road outside the south site of the college. This stop is serviced by the 3, 11 and 16 buses. There is a bus station is in Festival Place Shopping Centre, go to stop J, the journey takes about 6 minutes.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station is Basingstoke. This station is serviced by National Rail, Great Western Railway and Southwestern Railway. The station is about half a mile from the college. Buses are available from outside the station.
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Useful Information

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Friday 08:30 - 16:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Parking (Car Parks 4 and 5)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders cannot booked in advance.
  • There is/are 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 360cm x 450cm (11ft 10in x 14ft 9in).
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 24m (26yd 9in) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located at the front of the North Site Building.
  • Comments View
    • Students have to pay to use this car park.
    • Payment is not required for official visitors if they register at reception.
    • Blue Badge holders must display badges and get a Disabled Drivers Permit from reception to park for free.
    • There are a few designated drop and collect spaces (photograph 3).
    • Car Park 6 to the rear of the site has many more standard bays and 2 Blue Badge bays. The marked areas are one side and to the rear. The minimum width is 105cm. They are 230cm x 467cm big (photographs 7 & 8).

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 122cm (4ft).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 143cm (4ft 8in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • Comments View
    • There are security barriers between the two sets of doors with a key card reader 102cm above the floor.
    • There is a wide barrier 89cm wide, and narrower barriers 65cm wide.
    • There is a dropped kerb up towards the entrance (photograph 2), and slight slope in front of the entrance (photograph 3).
    • There is a slight ramped section through the barrier gates that could present a trip hazard (photograph 6).

Level Change (A Block to B Block Link)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 115cm (3ft 9in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located beyond the entrance.
  • There is/are 5 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Inside Access (Student Zone)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Portable loops can be requested from the main reception at South Site.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are welcomed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • There are computer terminals on the side of the Student Zone, one of which is on a lowered table (shown in photograph 2).
    • There are vending machines located in the student area which can be seen in photograph 4.

Support and Foundation Learning

  • Support and Foundation Learning is located in the Student Zone.
  • It is accessed by two heavy manual doors which are push to open and have a width of over 150cm. These can be seen in is photographs 1 and 2.

BCOT Student Union Office

  • The BCOT Student Union Office is located in the Student Zone.
  • It is accessed by a single heavy door with a width of 86cm.

Careers and Work Experience

  • The careers office can be seen in photographs 1 and 2. This area is for drop in session and one to ones with careers advisors.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest adapted toilets are located in Block B of the North Site. Please see the guide for the North Site for further details.

Standard Toilet(s)