Bedford College

Bedford College is one of the most successful Further Education Colleges in the UK, and student life here is full of opportunity. If you’re looking for somewhere that you can meet like-minded people, express your ideas and find encouragement to reach your goals then Bedford College is the place to be.

We have the distinction of possessing five Centre of Vocational Excellence (CoVE) Awards , and in 2004 we were the first Further Education College in the county to achieve the Matrix Standard, which guarantees you the very highest standards of professional advice and guidance.



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Bedford

United Kingdom

Address:
Cauldwell Street
MK42 9AH
Phone: 0800 074 0234
Fax: 01234 342674
Website: http://www.bedford.ac.uk/


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Our Aims

We are determined to help local students achieve their goals through lifelong learning, so we put your needs first in everything we do. To achieve this goal we aim to become one of the best further education colleges in the UK, so that we are recognised as:

* The leading supporter of learning within the local community
* A nationally recognised centre of excellence in arts and technology education
* The leading provider of care, leisure, business and language training in the county
* The best local sixth form
* A leading and innovative provider of on-line, work-based and community-based learning
* A provider of expert and individual guidance, advice and other student support services, including first class learning environments
* A well managed and financially robust first choice employer.  


Sample Student Art Work (1)

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Location and Getting there

To see our location visit www.bedford.ac.uk/contact/location  


Department and information about the department

Bedford College's Centre for the Arts provides everything you'll need to reach your full potential, with a wide range of creative and performance art courses that have produced numerous national award-winnng students. Courses include:

* 3D Design BTEC HNC
* 3D Design BTEC HND
* Art & Design BTEC First Diploma
* Art & Design BTEC National Diploma
* Art & Design Foundation Studies BTEC Diploma (Pre-Degree)
* Art, Design & Media BTEC Introductory Diploma
* Fine Art BTEC HNC
* Fine Art BTEC HND
* Foundation Design Crafts Programme
* Graphic Design BTEC HNC
* Graphic Design BTEC HND
* Media BTEC First Diploma
* Media BTEC National Diploma (Moving Images)
* Media Production Foundation Degree
* Multimedia BTEC HNC
* Multimedia BTEC HND
* Textiles BTEC HNC
* Textiles BTEC HND
 


News and Events

Bedford College Open Days
Main Campus, Cauldwell Street, Bedford
2pm - 8pm

- Wednesday 23rd January 2008
- Thursday 13th March 2008
- Tuesday 20th May 2008

Come along and:

- find out about our wide range of full-time and part-time courses, degree-level programmes and apprenticeship schemes
- meet students and staff
- take a tour around our top-class facilities including our new South Bank Arts Centre
- get advice from our expert Advisers on careers and study options
- learn about our student support services
- find out how to apply

If you are interested in Plumbing or Motor Vehicle, you will need to visit our sites in Triumph Way, Kempston, Bedford.

No need to book, just turn up!

To see the latest news in our Centre for the Arts visit www.bedford.ac.uk/arts/artnews  


Student Facilities

We are determined to bring your learning to life, so we have created a number of specialised Centres equipped with up-to-date facilities, workshops, training rooms and equipment to help you reach your goals and gain a real understanding of the subject you are studying.

In addition to our Centres we have a wide range of facilities, giving you everything you need to make your College experience a success. These include: over 800 computers with Internet access, an extensive library packed with books, DVDs, CD-Roms, magazines and journals, a Refectory and Coffee Shop providing a wide range of hot & cold meals and snacks, plus a reprographics service for all of your stationery requirements.

Our Centre for the Arts offers the widest choice of courses in the local area. Set to move into a contemporary new ÂŁ6 million Arts Centre before September 2007, the hi-tech, contemporary building will provide you with:
- multimedia suit
- TV suite
- photographic studios
- video and audio control facilities
- editing suites
- recording studio
- studio theatre
- dance studio
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Student Support

For information on students support, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/thecollege/services

If you are a full-time Bedford College student you will be assigned a personal tutor, who will provide continuous support and help you with personal development, skills development and career planning.

Our Student Services team offer a wide range of support, advice, information and counselling services to help you make the most of you time as a student. If you need information or advice about our courses and any other aspects of college life, our Enquiries & Guidance Advisers are on hand to help. Bedford College is proud to have earned the Matrix Standard, which guarantees that the professional advice and guidance we provide is of the very highest quality.
 


Student Life

Our students have achieved all manner of success, with up-and-coming designer Morgan Musselle winning a prestigious Design & Art Direction 'Yellow Pencil' Global Award for Graphics and the College's Outstanding Student of the Year Award, and students also achieving a winning entry in the Formica Laminate Competition, a finalist position in the major UK BlindArt competition, and a gold medal in the 'ukskills' challenge for video production .

As a Bedford College student you will have the opportunity to enter competitions, perform in venues around the county, and visit TV stations, recording studios and theatres to get a feel for your subject. Music students can even have their performances aired on our own radio station, BCFM.  


Student Testimonials

"I knew Bedford College had a good reputation, and felt the Graphic Design course at the College was the best way forward. I found the tutors extremely helpful and informative, and the course covers a wide range of aspects related to Graphic Design."
- Claire Deacon, Graphic Design BTEC National Diploma

"I'd never done media before, but always fancied giving it a go. I found I really enjoyed it and progressed through the levels right up to a Foundation Degree. I'm looking to learn more about video editing and maybe even start my own business."
- Alex Thistlewaite, Media Production Foundation Degree

"I came to an Open Day at Bedford College because I heard it had a good reputation. The facilities are excellent, the tutors are really passionate about their teaching and it's very motivating to see people in their seventies studying with those younger."
- Lucia Jatelova, HND Fine Art  


How To Apply

Call us on 0800 074 0234 or email info@bedford.ac.uk  


Visit us (open days)

Bedford College Open Days
Main Campus, Cauldwell Street, Bedford
2pm - 8pm

- Wednesday 27th August 2008
- Thuesday 11th November 2008
- Wednesday 21st January 2009
- Thursday 12th March 2009
- Tuesday 19th May 2009

Come along and:

- find out about our wide range of full-time and part-time courses, degree-level programmes and apprenticeship schemes
- meet students and staff
- take a tour around our top-class facilities including our new South Bank Arts Centre
- get advice from our expert Advisers on careers and study options
- learn about our student support services
- find out how to apply

If you are interested in Plumbing or Motor Vehicle, you will need to visit our sites in Triumph Way, Kempston, Bedford.

No need to book, just turn up!


 


Request a prospectus (Number, e-mail or follow link)

Request a prospectus by visiting www.bedford.ac.uk/contact/contactform, or download a copy from www.bedford.ac.uk/contact/downloads