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Welcome to BACA College

Welcome to BACA College


Your Route to Success

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At BACA College you will benefit from exciting opportunities that unlock your potential and encourage you to believe you can, while you fully prepare for the future you desire.


Our post-16 provision is unique - we offer a broad range of academic, vocational and technical qualifications that are combined with enrichment programmes and extensive employer collaboration. Our smaller group sizes provide you with the highest quality individual support, from a team that will get to know you as an individual with personal dreams and ambitions.

You will benefit from the guidance of our academic and professional partners who will help you develop your knowledge, skills and confidence to ensure you are perfectly placed, well informed and motivated to succeed. We offer world-class sporting facilities with access to some of the most successful sporting organisations locally and regionally, our award winning Brighton Digital Media Academy courses, and our brand new Construction Centre.


We also host BIMM (British and Irish Modern Music Institute), and BRICTT (Brighton Institute for Contemporary Theatre Training) which further adds to the opportunities to excel in the creative performing arts and music industries.

The outstanding industry connections, evident in all of the specialist academy options, can help launch you into a professional career and lifestyle in these dynamic and diverse industries.  With over 60 exciting industry partnerships, we provide a rich learning experience that will ignite your passion for gaining the expertise that you need to achieve your full potential, whether that is progressing into higher education, apprenticeships or employment.


If you would like to find out more about the courses we offer, please see our prospectus and visit our curriculum page.  To apply please visit our applications page.


BACA College Events:


Unfortunately we have had to cancel our Year 10 Taster Day on Wednesday 8th July 2020. We will update you with details regarding BACA College recruitment events as soon as we can.  



All BACA College Year 13 students successfully passed their Level 3 courses in 2019 and achieved some excellent results.


Performance in BTEC courses was exceptional, with a 100% pass rate for the fifth year in succession and students achieving an average grade of Distinction across all courses.  Students performed exceptionally well in Sports Science, in which 71% achieved the top Distinction* grade, and Creative Media, in which 100% of entries achieved Merits and above, including 42% at Distinction or Distinction*.


BACA’s first Level 3 Construction cohort achieved a very impressive 100% pass rate and are progressing to apprenticeships or full time employment.  The first cohort of Music and Drama students following courses delivered in conjunction with our partners BIMM and BRICTT also secured impressive outcomes, with 92% of entries securing Merit and above and 59% Distinction.  Other highlights include A-Level Art and Photography.


All BACA College students achieved the grades they needed to pursue their chosen destination, whether further study, employment or an apprenticeship.


BACA College students are choosing from offers at universities in Australia and the United States, as well as at Durham, Sussex, Chichester, Brighton, Bath and Exeter universities.


For more information about our students' successes last year please visit our news pages.


To view the BACA College prospectus please click here.


To find out more, please contact BACA College on 01273 691191 ext 2064.