Aims and values

“Delivering world class skills and vocational education to the communities we serve.”
Bedford College aims to be one of the best general further education colleges in the country, offering courses at all levels from entry level to higher education. In particular we wish to be recognised as:

  • the leading advocate for learning within the local community with strong and productive links with other partners
  • a nationally recognised centre of excellence in arts and technology education
  • the leading provider of care, leisure and business training in the county
  • the best local sixth form measured by results and value added scores
  • a leading and innovative provider of 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 first choice employer, well managed and financially robust.

Our values reflect the manner in which we set out to achieve our aims. We put the learner at the heart of all we do. Our three core values are:

Student Focus


We seek to achieve a high quality learning experience for every student.

High Performance


We strive for consistently high levels of performance in all aspects of our work.

Respect, Openness & Honesty

We treat everyone with respect, encourage openness and honesty, and recognise each other’s contributions and achievements.

Download the Bedford College code of ethics

YouTube Instagram LinkedIn Moodle Higher Education Moodle Have Your Say