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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…
Friday, 16 September 2022


Central Bedfordshire College will be closed on Monday 19th September 2022 to staff and students for the funeral of Her Majesty the Queen. College will resume as usual on Tuesday 20th September 2022.
The next step to your future without limits. We have a limited number of places across a number of our course areas so it's not too late to enrol with us. Whether you've recently received your GCSE results, are still unsure of your next step or are looking for a change in your career, then our team is on hand to help.  We're able to accommodate walk ins all this week, so please come along to our Dunstable Kingsway campus where our friendly Student Services team will be happy to help you. You'll have the opportunity to chat to our…
Monday, 01 August 2022


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.
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