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.
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.
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 Careers team if you're not sure which course you'd like to do, or to our curriculum tutors if you've got a particular subject in mind. You can then apply, enrol and get your ID badge right there and then - so no more stressing about what you're going to do this September! And don't worry about starting term late - we're still running induction sessions, so you haven't missed a thing.
If you know what course you'd like to study, then simply apply online and our team will be in touch to arrange your enrolment session where you'll be able to get everything sorted including your ID badge and start date (just remember to bring your qualifications). Alternatively, come along to our Dunstable Kingsway campus at a time that suits you.
If you're unsure of your next steps, then our staff are here to help. Our Careers team can provide professional and independent advice to help with your next steps and our teaching staff will be on hand to answer any specific questions. Just pop down to our main Dunstable Kingsway campus today.