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Tuesday, 27 September 2022

MERGER LATEST: Consultation Results

Proposed Merger between Central Bedfordshire College and The Bedford College Group

Central Bedfordshire College (CBC) is proposing to merge with The Bedford College Group (TBCG), one of the largest college groups in the country, from 1st February 2023.

Earlier this year, in preparation for this exciting proposed development CBC and TBCG held a public consultation from 15th June 2022 for six weeks and invited responses from the local community and other stakeholders.

CBC serves communities across southern Central Bedfordshire and Luton local authorities, with campuses in Dunstable, Houghton Regis, Leighton Buzzard and Luton, whilst TBCG already serves parts of Central Bedfordshire through its Shuttleworth College campus. 

CBC has chosen to merge with the Group because it will enable the communities of Central Bedfordshire and Luton to access an even broader choice of educational opportunities. Learners will be able to stay and progress with CBC right up to degree-level, whilst businesses will be able to access the technical and vocational training needed for their workforce to meet future skills needs.

To find out more about the responses and analysis of the consultation please download our consultation results brochure.