Why choose Central Bedfordshire College?
You want your child to enjoy their time at college and progress on to a great career – so do we! As Bedfordshire’s most successful college we know we do a great job of teaching and supporting our students to become mature and successful adults.
But don’t take our word for it – Ofsted’s rigorous inspectors gave us top marks rating us as GOOD for the second time in a row making us the only college in the area to have achieved this consistency for quality. As a parent you can be assured of commitment and consistency from us in all that we do.
Ofsted gave us a big thumbs up for the quality of teaching: “Students show respect for their teachers and each other and improve their levels of confidence”.
They highlighted our teachers’ real and recent experience of the world of work: “Students benefit from and value highly the extensive vocational expertise and experience of their teachers.”
Our happy, successful students “show respect for their teachers and each other and improve their levels of confidence”. See what our students have to say – they really are our best advert!
Great choice of courses
Take a look at all our courses here. We have added new levels, giving each young person their own pathway to a better future, with 96% of our students going into relevant employment or study after their time with us.
Based on our track record of success the government has provided £1.5 million of additional funding to meet the needs of local communities, therefore we have added more course opportunities to our already broad portfolio – you may find something to suit you too!
A supportive environment
And that theme carries on outside lessons, Ofsted also noted the welcoming college environment, saying there is “a safe and harmonious atmosphere throughout the college”, providing a comfortable place for students to grow and learn.
We have special policies in place to ensure students are safe, free from discrimination or bullying and able to seek help or support while at college.
We also provide a comprehensive learning support programme for those with additional needs.
Our excellent new facilities represent a £15.5 million investment in classrooms, salons, kitchens, studios, workshops and technology which help students gain great practical skills and technical knowledge preparing them well for employment.
This all adds up to the perfect learning environment for your child.
No barriers – financial support for learning
Young people aged 16-18 do not have to pay tuition fees for their course. We also offer help with the cost of coming to college for families on lower incomes and the new 19+ Advanced Learner Loan can help cover costs for older students.
See for yourself
Come and visit us to see for yourself the place where success comes to life. There are opportunities to visit coming up soon and most visitors are so impressed with our people and our college they apply for a course before they leave the building!
Do what you love – love what you do