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Monday, 01 August 2022

MERGER LATEST: FAQs

Will a bigger college mean reduced quality?  The Bedford College Group, even with the addition of Central Bedfordshire College, will not be a monopoly but it will be even more resilient and stronger than before. The Group’s track record shows that quality has not been sacrificed as it has expanded, always remaining at least Grade 2 (Good) in Ofsted inspections. Central Bedfordshire College is extremely healthy financially and The Bedford College Group’s previous mergers have demonstrated that quality is consistently maintained during and after the transition process in each case. 
Wednesday, 27 July 2022

Partnership with Mindful Education

We are working in partnership with Mindful Education to deliver award-winning, blended learning AAT courses in accounting.  The Online and On Campus courses offer a flexible solution for people with busy lives who wish to study for a professional qualification.  Learners can choose how, when and where they want to study, accessing high-quality video lectures using any device and at a time to suit them. Students also enjoy the benefits of being part of a class that meets regularly with a college tutor, when their learning is supported through group exercises and classroom-based learning.  Funding is available for the Level…
Our exciting merger proposal with The Bedford College Group has been covered in Luton's Community Magazine - read it here on pages 4 and 5. For all the latest news about the merger in one place, please visit our dedicated Merger Updates page.
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. In preparation for this exciting proposed development CBC and TBCG are launching a public consultation from 15th June 2022 and are inviting comments and responses on their plans from the local community and other stakeholders. The deadline for responses to the consultation is 27th July 2022.
Wednesday, 08 June 2022

MERGER LATEST: Continuity

We’ll still be here. But bigger Everyone thinking of studying with us can be assured that there’s no need to change their plans as we work towards our proposed merger with The Bedford College Group.
The College’s income has grown by more than 55% in the last eight years, with significant increases in the number of students aged 16 to 18.
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