Coronavirus

All Central Bedfordshire College campuses open under covid-secure plans

Our students are at the heart of our community and during these strange and uncertain times, here at Central Bedfordshire College we are doing everything we can to support and help students achieve their dreams in a safe environment.

We are now open and ready for the new academic year. We have taken all the necessary precautions to ensure your safety as a student, staff or visitor. This includes safe social distancing whilst on-site, sanitisation stations throughout the campus and limiting the number of visitors on campus to those necessary.

Watch our Digital Welcome Pack to find out more. 

 

September 2020 onwards

Our campuses are open and in operation in accordance with government guidelines. As part of our planning to ensure your learning is undisrupted and you recieve the high-quality and safe education we are known to provide, we have:

  • Developed a covid-secure enrolment process to ensure your safety at all times
  • Considered flexible timetabling – including models which maximise blended learning (should this become a requirement) 
  • Produced alternative plans so we are quickly able to respond to government guidance which we expect to change at various times throughout the year
  • Ensured students have access to IT at home
  • Invested further in our virtual learning systems and materials

We are conscious that college is very much a time to make new friends, that our events, freshers' fairs, trips, employer events, enrichment, tutorials and guest speakers are very much part of what makes your time at college an enjoyable and rounded experience.nWe are working hard to ensure you have access to these.

 

Information for current students

  • Yes, all of our teams are now back on campus and fully accessible (whilst observing social distancing, face-to-face appointments may be limited).

    If you need to contact our Student Services Team, go to the recepiton desk at any campus or call: 01582 477 776.

    You can access our careers team at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. They're based in the LRC at our Dunstable campus, but also based one day a week at our other campuses. Email them to find out more and to arrange a meeting.

  • If you feel unwell, please notify your tutor.

    If you have symptoms of Coronavirus you must self-isolate for 10 days as per Government guidelines. You must also arrange to have a test to confirm whether you have the virus or not. This can be done via the NHS website.

    If your symptoms do not improve after 10 days, you must contact the NHS non-emergency team by calling 111.

  • Tutors can be reached via your college email.

  • The latest guidance for colleges is that face coverings are mandatory in public areas (all areas excluding teaching spaces), in geographies/areas with high rates of infection. We are not operating in an area of high infection rate such as Leicester. Therefore, guidance remains that face coverings are encouraged but not mandatory. If you choose to wear a face mask/covering, it is important to use face coverings properly and wash your hands before putting them on and after taking them off. Face masks should only cover the mouth and nose.

Information for Central Bedfordshire College applicants

  • Yes, we are still accepting online applications for our courses. With the GCSE grading situation having left many uncertain about what their next steps will be, we will guarantee a place on a course for all applicants. And though this might sometimes mean ending up on a different level or even course to the one you’ve applied to, we will absolutely help you begin your journey towards your dream career

    Our Admissions Team will process your application and you will receive email confirmation of your place.

    You may be contacted via telephone by a course tutor to discuss your application. Once the college is open you will be invited for a tour and meet the tutor of your chosen course.

  • You can have a tour of the building by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who can book you in for a time and date that is suited to you. Please bear in mind that with social distancing mandatory, group tours may be impacted and limited, or unavailable. 

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    Of course!

    Email our Admissions Team and they will be in touch with the new details for the course that you want to study.

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