CBC Autumn Term Newsletter
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We are pleased to announce that Central Bedfordshire College has been awarded Silver Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) status by the Office for Students. This confirms that the College delivers high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students that consistently exceed rigorous national quality requirements for UK Higher Education.
Silver TEF status has been awarded by an independent panel of students, academics and other experts at the Office for Students. Feedback from this panel has noted that full-time student satisfaction with academic support is exceptionally high and that small classes with personalised provision ensure high levels of learner engagement.
It was acknowledged in the feedback that course design and assessment practices are influenced by industry and provide relevant and challenging learning opportunities for learners. A very clear focus on vocational learning signalling the acquisition of knowledge, skills and understanding that are highly valued by employers.
We are very proud to have gained this recognition for our higher education courses; if you would like to find out more about higher education courses at CBC please click here.
Central Bedfordshire College will be closed due to boiler issues, and will re-open Monday 5th March as normal.
There will be no evening classes or weekend classes until week commencing 5th March.
We expect to be open as normal on Monday 5th March, if the situation changes we will be sure to update you via this website or on our social media platforms.
The planned volunteer information morning due to take place on Thursday 1st March will be postponed until a new date can be arranged.
The British Council selected our Higher Education and International Development Manager, Dr Richard Harrison, to participate in a Further Education Panel Discussion at four workshops located in different major cities in China in December 2017. The purpose of these workshops was to build relationships between organisations which are committed to promoting the UK's further education sector and international schools, vocational colleges, and relevant providers within mainland China.
The workshops are held annually in major cities in China, aiming to bring national education agents first-hand information on UK education, the latest visa policies and market trends, and to support them to prioritise and better promote UK education, while developing their capacity and professionalism.
Dr Harrison’s trip consisted of four agent workshops in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Chengdu. During these workshops, Richard represented Central Bedfordshire College during the FE Panel Discussion session as a guest speaker, alongside Mr Shaf Hussain from Nottingham College and Mr Ian Thomas from Cardiff and Vale College. This was an exciting chance for Central Bedfordshire College to develop relationships with colleagues from the education sector overseas to provide further opportunities for our current and prospective students.
Around 130,000 mainland Chinese students are studying in the UK, with over 75% undertaking Higher Education courses. Following this successful series of workshops, we look forward to the growth of our international student community at Central Bedfordshire College.
Central Bedfordshire College will not be open for this evenings courses today due to the temperatures forecast this evening.
We are open as normal during the day today and ask you to take extra care coming in.
We are recommending that you do not use our carpark due to the ice, if you do chose to use it please take extra care.
If anything changes we will be sure to update you on this website and on our social media channels.
Central Bedfordshire College will be closed on Monday 11th December due to adverse weather conditions.
We expect to be open as normal on Tuesday 12th December, if the situation changes we will be sure to update you via this website or on our social media platforms.