We understand that leaving school and taking the next step on your educational journey can be daunting, and we’re here to support you. Whether it’s finding your passion, choosing the right course level or helping you to adjust to College life, at Central Bedfordshire College we aim to make you feel right at home.
College is a different environment from school and is a great introduction to what the workplace is like. Our campuses house industry-standard facilities and the majority of our tutors have worked in the field that they now teach in, which means you will learn all of the skills that employers really look for.
As a member of Team CBC, we want you to work hard and take your studies seriously and we will always treat you like an adult. College is a great chance to make new friends with shared interests and really enjoy your next step in education with plenty of trips and activities to give you a rewarding student experience.
What is a Vocational course?
A vocational course is a course that is created with your future career in mind. You will leave your vocational course prepared to start work in the industry of your choice with lots of practical skills and valuable work experience.
What is a study programme?
All students aged 16 to 19 are funded for an individual study programme which is tailored to suit your study/employment goals and reflective of your prior attainment. These include several activities:
- Maths and English for learners that have not achieved a grade 4 (C) or above in these two subjects.
- A valuable qualification, work experience and work preparation
- Value-added activities that are not graded but are in place to support the goals of learners and are embedded in your study programme.
You will have access to excellent student support at CBC; whether you need support with welfare, careers advice or assistance with travel arrangements, we are here to help! Visit our Student Services page to find out more about our Team and how we can help you settle into CBC.
Courses for 16-18 year olds
- ANIMAL CARE
- BUSINESS & ACCOUNTING
- CONSTRUCTION SKILLS LEVEL 1 DIPLOMA C&G (6219-07)
- ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION LEVEL 1 DIPLOMA C&G
- ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA C&G (2365)
- ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION LEVEL 3 ADVANCED TECHNICAL DIPLOMA C&G (8202-30)
- PLUMBING LEVEL 3 ADVANCED TECHNICAL DIPLOMA C&G (8202-35)
- PLUMBING STUDIES LEVEL 1 DIPLOMA C&G
- PLUMBING STUDIES LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA C&G
- DIGITAL MEDIA
- FOUNDATION LEARNING
HAIR & BEAUTY
- BEAUTY THERAPY LEVEL 1 NVQ DIPLOMA VTCT
- BEAUTY THERAPY LEVEL 2 NVQ DIPLOMA VTCT
- BEAUTY THERAPY MASSAGE LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA VTCT
- HAIR AND MEDIA MAKEUP LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA VTCT
- INTRODUCTION TO THE HAIR AND BEAUTY SECTOR LEVEL 1 DIPLOMA VTCT
- THEATRICAL SPECIAL EFFECTS, HAIR AND MEDIA MAKEUP LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA VTCT
- HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE
- HOSPITALITY & CATERING
- MATHS & ENGLISH
- MOTOR VEHICLE
- GATEWAY TO LEARNING
- PATHWAYS - CAROUSEL
- PATHWAYS - EMPLOYABILITY (YEAR 1)
- PATHWAYS - INDEPENDENT LIVING
- PATHWAYS - PERSONAL PROGRESS
- PATHWAYS - SUPPORTED INTERNSHIP (YEAR 1)
- PATHWAYS - SUPPORTED INTERNSHIP (YEAR 2)
- PATHWAYS - SUPPORTED INTERNSHIP (YEAR 3)
- PATHWAYS - VOCATIONAL STUDIES CHILDCARE ENTRY 3 DIPLOMA PEARSON
- PATHWAYS ANIMAL CARE
- PATHWAYS CARING FOR CHILDREN LEVEL 1 DIPLOMA CACHE
- PATHWAYS TO HOSPITALITY AND CATERING
- PATHWAYS TO ICT AND MULTI MEDIA
- PATHWAYS TO SPORT
SPORTS & PUBLIC SERVICES
- ENTRY TO THE UNIFORMED SERVICES LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA NCFE
- ENTRY TO THE UNIFORMED SERVICES LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA NCFE (2YRS)
- ENTRY TO THE UNIFORMED SERVICES LEVEL 3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA NCFE (2YRS)
- GYM INSTRUCTION AND PERSONAL TRAINING (PRACTITIONER) LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA YMCA
- SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA NCFE
- SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA NCFE (WITH FOOTBALL)
- SPORT LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA NCFE
- SPORT LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA NCFE (WITH FOOTBALL)
TECHNOLOGY & COMPUTING
- COMPUTING BTEC LEVEL 3 NATIONAL DIPLOMA PEARSON (2YRS)
- COMPUTING BTEC LEVEL 3 NATIONAL EXTENDED DIPLOMA PEARSON (2YRS)
- ICT SYSTEMS SUPPORT LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA C&G
- INFORMATION AND CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY LEVEL 2 BTEC EXTENDED CERTIFICATE PEARSON
- INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BTEC INTRODUCTORY LEVEL 1 DIPLOMA PEARSON