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125 Years of Achievement

Thursday 30 November 2017

The annual Achievement Ceremony of Bedford College in 2017 celebrated the highlights of the most successful year in the 125 year history of the organisation.

Outstanding Student of the Year

Wednesday 29 November 2017

Rajbir Dhot beat 1,000s of students to the title of Outstanding Student of the Year at The Bedford College Group Achievement Ceremony.
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Medal at World Skills

Monday 27 November 2017

IT Technician Collette White, of Luton, took Bronze in an annual World Skills event.
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World class winner

Thursday 23 November 2017

Paralympian David Smith is the star speaker at the Bedford College annual Achievements Ceremony on Tuesday November 28th.
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Westminster outreach

Thursday 23 November 2017

Bedford College hosted a talk from a member of the House of Lords to encourage students to become more engaged with the political and parliamentary process.
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Business sponsors

Wednesday 22 November 2017

Some of the biggest names in business in Bedfordshire are sponsoring Bedford College’s annual awards ceremony on Tuesday 28th November.
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Double First for Bedford College

Wednesday 22 November 2017

Bedford College took first prize in the Large Business of the Year Award at the first Bedfordshire Midweek Newspaper ceremony on November 21st.
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£1,000,000 boost for town

Tuesday 21 November 2017

The £1,000,000 mark has been passed by the pioneering Bedford Business Improvement District (BID) “Love Bedford” gift voucher scheme - thanks to Bedford College.
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Ed Chief goes to Dollywood

Monday 13 November 2017

Bedford College’s Principal is hitting the headlines with his version of a Dolly Parton hit aimed at Education Secretary Justine Greening.
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Bridge to business

Thursday 9 November 2017

From the 11 January – 2 February 2018, Bedford College’s award winning Higher National Diploma Graphic Design course will again be open for business.
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Supporting Green Aiders

Wednesday 8 November 2017

Ex-service personnel can get their garden spruced up with a visit from “Green Aiders” and student volunteers.
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Hat trick for World Skills

Thursday 19 October 2017

Three talented young people will be representing The Bedford College Group in the forthcoming World Skills Show event in the NEC Birmingham.
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Carp cups weekend off the scale

Wednesday 18 October 2017

Fisheries students at Shuttleworth College were invited to help marshall the Mixed Carp Cups Southern Final from the 29 September to the 1 October 2017.
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Students make waves with pro Wakeboarder

Wednesday 18 October 2017

Level 3 Extended Diploma Outdoor Adventure students from Shuttleworth College got to meet the current Masters National Champion female Wakeboarder.
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Nationwide tour for Marcus

Wednesday 4 October 2017

A dream role playing Donkey in Shrek in a nationwide touring musical has been won by Bedford actor and singer Marcus Ayton.
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Learning Partnership becomes part of The Bedford College Group

Wednesday 4 October 2017

The Learning Partnership is becoming part of The Bedford College Group. The partnership will help secure the future of adult and community education funding opportunities.
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Winning GCSE results

Tuesday 3 October 2017

The Bedford College Group is helping students achieve winning GCSE results.
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The Big Chair

Wednesday 27 September 2017

The Think Big campaign promoting the benefits of the merger of Bedford College with Tresham College has been seen across the two counties and beyond.
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Connolly Foundation boosts move to apprenticeships

Wednesday 27 September 2017

Full-time construction students at Bedford College are being helped to take up apprenticeships with a £500 bursary from the Connolly Foundation.
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Taking training higher

Friday 22 September 2017

New Director of Social Studies for The Bedford College Group, including Tresham College in Northamptonshire, is Karen Campbell.
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Graphic Design students flourishing at leading design agency

Tuesday 22 August 2017

EMC Design is the leading print and digital design agency for publishing, based in Oakley near Bedford.
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Exceptional increase in A-Level results

Thursday 17 August 2017

Ian Pryce CBE CEO of The Bedford College Group has applauded the success of students at The Bedford Sixth Form.
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Country style job

Tuesday 15 August 2017

The first step in a career to the sort of ‘outdoor' job that some people dream of, is on offer at Shuttleworth College.
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The Bedford College Group unveiled

Tuesday 1 August 2017

New imagery has been unveiled to showcase a new powerhouse of education for the South East Midlands: The Bedford College Group.
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Spring Awakening for students

Tuesday 1 August 2017

Bedford College’s Kirsty Newman (pictured), Sam Robinson and Luke Bates are all involved in the Spring Awakening play being staged in September by the Bedford Marianettes.
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Next ‘stage’ in career

Monday 31 July 2017

As Bedford College students part company after completing a two-year BTEC Extended Diploma in Performing Arts they are preparing for the next “stage” of their lives.
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Top engineering outcomes

Monday 31 July 2017

Students from Bedford College’s Engineering Technology Centre have gone on to win the best engineering university and apprenticeship jobs in the region.
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Kevin in Korea

Monday 31 July 2017

Bedford College’s Kevin Norley has been meeting Koreans at an international conference of educators.
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We can get you in movies

Monday 31 July 2017

Business link ups between the South Bank Arts Centre at Bedford College with the north bank Riverside are underway.
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First for Arts degrees

Monday 31 July 2017

Young people joining Bedford College can progress and complete a BA (Hons) degree in Graphic Design - and get great grades.
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1,000s Love Bedford for a day

Monday 24 July 2017

Bedford College joined the second Love Bedford Day visited by 1,000s who enjoyed free fun and games. They unveiled their Think Big campaign materials which included a selfie mirror, giant deck chair and unicorn.
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Bigging up Bedford College

Thursday 20 July 2017

Bedford College is unveiling a fun package for public events this summer starting with Love Bedford Day on Sunday 23 July.
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University of uniforms

Monday 17 July 2017

Three Fashion & Textile Higher Education students at Bedford College took 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in the national Project 20/20, Professional Clothing Awards.
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Star student wins international design prize

Monday 17 July 2017

Since arriving in the UK three years ago, a talented graphic designer has found a new career path thanks to the team at Bedford College.
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Showing his metal

Sunday 16 July 2017

An 18-year-old Bedford College full-time engineering student has secured himself a job with Pressfab of Flitwick by making the most of an introduction.
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Switched on job

Sunday 16 July 2017

Dominic Spencer took up the chance of work experience at London Electronics near Sandy when it came up at Bedford College - and now has full-time job there.
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Fast Lane to Engineering Apprenticeship

Friday 14 July 2017

Bedford College students have excelled into the fast lane towards careers in engineering following an end of year ceremony to celebrate their achievements of the past year.
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Regional engineering centre

Monday 10 July 2017

SEMLEP Board member Tom Wells switched on work at a £5 million Advanced Engineering & Construction Centre at Bedford College.
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Theatrical Make-up show

Friday 7 July 2017

The end of year show by Theatrical Make-up students at Bedford College was called a Night at the Movies.
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Arts supporting mental health

Tuesday 27 June 2017

TALENTED performing arts students from Bedford College have taken centre stage to help change attitudes about mental health, writes Gemma Donaldson.
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Business links in beauty

Tuesday 27 June 2017

The beauty business creates 1,000s of jobs in the UK and so Bedford College team members were delighted to join a gathering of the key faces of the industry recently.
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Pushing work experience

Monday 26 June 2017

Each year Bedford College’s award-winning Higher National Diploma (HND) Graphic Design course students take on paid projects under the banner of “Bridge".
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Bubbins means Business

Monday 26 June 2017

Gina Bubbins has been appointed Director of Business Development for Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes/Buckinghamshire for Bedford College.
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International Women in Engineering Day - 23 June

Wednesday 21 June 2017

Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day will be Dawn Fitt, of Bedford College, a past President of the Women’s Engineering Society.
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Outdoor Adventure placement

Friday 16 June 2017

Robyn Masterson, a student studying Level 3 BTEC in Outdoor Adventure at Shuttleworth College is currently on a work experience placement...
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That’s a wrap!

Friday 16 June 2017

A design competition set by brand engineers CGI Creative Graphics International provided a double reward for Bedford College students.
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Magic success for Lewis

Friday 9 June 2017

Former Bedford College performing arts student Lewis Joss is now a fully-fledged member of the prestigious Magic Circle and full-time magician.
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Beautiful apprenticeship

Tuesday 6 June 2017

Beauty is the business of Kel’s Belles in Clair Court, off Lime Street, Bedford.
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We went to see the Wizard...

Thursday 1 June 2017

A colourful version of The Wizard of Oz is was staged at Bedford College’s South Bank Theatre by students.
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Wild Welsh adventure

Wednesday 24 May 2017

This year Outdoor Adventure students had the opportunity to visit Wales for their annual expedition. The trip took place over two weeks with the first group visiting the Brecon Beacons.
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Instagram success

Tuesday 23 May 2017

The hair and beauty highlight of the year attracted an audience of 500, and 1,500 fans on Instagram, bringing young talent and businesses together to show how they “Love Bedford”.
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Apprenticeships across UK

Tuesday 16 May 2017

Bedford College is part of the Collab Group of Colleges which has been selected by leading property, residential, construction and services group, Kier, based at Sandy, Bedfordshire.
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Yacht Cruising in Croatia

Friday 28 April 2017

Over the Easter break nine students and two staff from the Outdoor Adventure department visited Croatia.
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£8,400 Heritage Lottery Fund grant

Monday 24 April 2017

Shuttleworth College has received a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Sharing Heritage grant for its work in tracing the DNA of “Shakespeare’s Pear”.
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Hottest news

Monday 24 April 2017

Santa Pod Raceway has partnered with Bedford College to launch a pioneering new initiative to benefit the special-needs community.
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16 going on 17? Get on track to a motor career with Bedford College

Wednesday 19 April 2017

Teenagers from Herts, Cambs and Northants travel to Kempston to attend full-time study programmes at the Vehicle Technology Centre in Triumph Way.
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Silver for Shuttleworth Young Gardeners

Wednesday 19 April 2017

On Friday 24 March 2017 the Shuttleworth College team were awarded Silver medal in the annual Ideal Home Show ‘Young Gardeners of the Year’ competition.
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Luton loves IT skills

Wednesday 12 April 2017

More than 100 people have upgraded their computer skills thanks to the Bedford College Training Centre in Castle Street, Luton.
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Top hospitality

Wednesday 12 April 2017

Bedford College hosted a prestigious Chef of the Year cook off competition in conjunction with The Milton Keynes Food and Leisure Awards.
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Working with Europe’s No 1 engineering company

Monday 10 April 2017

The automation latest technology will be available to students at Bedford College courtesy of Europe’s No 1 for engineering, Siemens.
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Uniform success

Thursday 23 March 2017

Three Fashion & Textile Higher Education students at Bedford College have been shortlisted and selected for the semi-finals of the Project 20/20, Professional Clothing Awards.
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Higher recognition

Thursday 23 March 2017

Four Bedford College staff members presented research papers at the ARPCE (Association of Research in Post-Compulsory Education) international conference, held at Manchester-Harris College, Oxford University.
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May the 4th be with you

Thursday 23 March 2017

The ‘loveliest’ show in town is being backed by town centre businesses under the Love Bedford banner.
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Certified success

Tuesday 21 March 2017

Certificates in nationally recognised office computer skills have been attained by 200 people at the High Street IT training centre.
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Higher than Mount Everest

Monday 20 March 2017

Shuttleworth College Outdoor Adventure students climbed way above the height of Mount Everest to raise funds for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
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HIGHER up the construction careers ladder

Monday 20 March 2017

Going back to college is helping men and women in construction progress up the career ladder.
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Growing for Gold

Tuesday 14 March 2017

Yet again Shuttleworth College has a team short-listed in the annual Ideal Home Show ‘Young Gardeners of the Year’ competition.
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Apprenticeship Director announced in National Apprenticeship Week

Monday 13 March 2017

A new Director of Apprenticeships has been appointed to spearhead Bedford College’s campaign to add to its 1,000s of “earn while you learn” opportunities.
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Apprenticeships - have your cake and eat it

Thursday 9 March 2017

The Bedford College apprenticeship team took to the High Street on Thursday ( 9th March) to prove that ‘earning while learning’ is a piece of cake.
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Cup final beckons

Monday 6 March 2017

The Bedford College Football Academy/AFC Kempston Town partnership has pitched up at the Wixams “new town”.
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Judith is top UK teacher

Thursday 2 March 2017

Judith Larsen, Bedford College, wins teacher of the year at the annual TES FE Awards.
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Rehearsing for real life

Tuesday 28 February 2017

Stage craft, filming, singing and dancing opportunities are being made possible for performing arts students of Bedford College.
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Billion dollar beauty business

Tuesday 28 February 2017

Beauty students at Bedford College’s High Street training salon Brooks are being introduced to new career paths in the multi-billion pound business.
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Future of engineering unveiled

Friday 10 February 2017

On 9 February 2017 Bedford College unveiled details of its new £5 million Advanced Engineering & Construction Centre.
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Meeting with Minister

Wednesday 8 February 2017

Gina Bubbins, Head of Business Development at Bedford College, has met the Minister for Small Business, Margot James.
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Merger good news for region

Friday 3 February 2017

Bedford College and Tresham College of Further and Higher Education have begun the process to officially merge from today. The colleges have been in discussions since autumn last year and a formal decision was made by the board of governors on Thursday 2nd February.
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Classics comes to The Bedford Sixth Form

Thursday 2 February 2017

From September 2017 students at The Bedford Sixth Form will have the opportunity to study ‘Classical Civilisation’ at A-Level.
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Arts in spotlight

Wednesday 1 February 2017

New Director of the Arts for the South Bank Centre is sculptor turned professional musician Toby Clark.
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Rising stars in Bedford College Sport

Wednesday 11 January 2017

Daniel Bullen, 19, a student of Bedford College, won the Disability Sports Award at the Bedford Sports Awards.
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TES finals in February

Tuesday 10 January 2017

A Bedford College tutor is in the prestigious TES national awards finals at Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 24th February.
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Real working insights

Tuesday 10 January 2017

Fourteen students from Bedford College’s engineering department visited Pressfab Engineering in Flitwick to gain an insight into some of the latest manufacturing technology.
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Setting apprenticeship standards

Monday 9 January 2017

In partnership with international motor giant General Motors, Bedford College is setting the “standards” in apprenticeships.
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A new Dawn for girls in engineering

Monday 9 January 2017

Dawn Fitt, a former Young Woman Engineer of the Year is showing the way for young people into careers in electrical and electronic engineering at Bedford College.
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Pole position for apprentices

Friday 6 January 2017

Bedford College students are in pole position when it comes to winning ‘Formula One’ apprenticeships with Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP).
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Apprentice to Masters

Friday 6 January 2017

Master craftsman is a term associated with olden times, when people progressed from being an apprentice to a recognised expert in a specialist field over a seven year period.
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Going up a gear

Wednesday 4 January 2017

Companies which need the best young engineers are donating equipment to Bedford College to help apprentices prepare for the workplace.
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Answers to 2017 Skills Shortages

Thursday 15 December 2016

Bedford College has been featured on regional television as having the answers to the national shortage of skills in the construction industry.
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Bedford College No 1 for Christmas

Monday 28 November 2016

As the town’s Christmas fireworks lit up the skies outside, star students shone inside the Bedford Corn Exchange.
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Business links abound

Thursday 24 November 2016

Bedford College and its employer associates were very much in the spotlight at the first Bedfordshire on Sunday business awards.
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Climbing higher with adventure careers

Thursday 17 November 2016

Employers offering work experience in outdoor adventure careers around the globe were at a Shuttleworth College event open to schools from across the county.
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Our Pride in Harrison

Monday 7 November 2016

Harrison Dowling won the Excellence in Education prize in the Times & Citizen newspaper Pride in Bedford awards.
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Higher up the food chain

Wednesday 2 November 2016

Turning up the heat in the hospitality industry is Rhys Haggerwood who, at the age of 19, has his sights set on running his own restaurant.
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Computing Ruth in finals

Tuesday 25 October 2016

Ruth Tippell, a part-time Computing Lecturer at Bedford College has reached the finals of the Bedfordshire on Sunday Employee of the Year awards. She will be joining others at a ceremony at Bedford Corn Exchange on November 17th for the announcement of the overall winner.
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Industry 4.0 today at Bedford College

Tuesday 25 October 2016

A worldwide industrial revolution is already underway in engineering heard trainees at Bedford College, from Alan Norbury, Chief Technology Officer of Siemens.
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Art Sue’s higher moves

Monday 24 October 2016

In an exciting move, young people are now completing full BA Honours degrees in Graphic Design at Bedford College.
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Europe’s No1 for engineering

Monday 24 October 2016

Bedford College is reinforcing its relationship with Siemens - the largest engineering company in Europe.
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New bond with business

Monday 24 October 2016

Leading adhesive brand Gorilla Glue and the carpentry and multi-trade departments at Bedford College, have forged a new partnership, establishing Gorilla Glue as the team’s new official adhesive partner.
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On the ball for charity

Thursday 20 October 2016

A fantastic sum has been donated to Cancer Research after a fund-raising ball supported by AFC Kempston Town and also Bedford College staff and students.
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South Sea Iguana saved from extinction - by students near Biggleswade

Wednesday 19 October 2016

Helping to save a tropical iguana from extinction is now a badge of honour worn by the team at the English countryside setting of Shuttleworth College.
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Meals and Deals for record numbers

Tuesday 18 October 2016

Record numbers of students have signed up to the campuses of Bedford and Shuttleworth College and The Bedford Sixth Form for the autumn term. More than 15,000 are signed up on the student roll call.
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Long-awaited primary and secondary schools to open within 12 months

Thursday 13 October 2016

Bedford College Academies Trust (BCAT) will run the new primary school next to its secondary at Wixams, it was announced this week (10 October 2016).
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Team Bedfordshire

Thursday 6 October 2016

Hot on the heels of the GB success in Rio, Bedford College is supporting sporting achievements in the Borough.
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Try-ing work experience

Wednesday 5 October 2016

Work experience is fun and games at 5th Avenue spa for Bedford College beauty students.
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Breaking new ground

Thursday 18 August 2016

Trainee footballers at Bedford College now have a promotion route into the two top teams in town.
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Making charity ride add up

Tuesday 16 August 2016

Bedford College Deputy Director of Finance Dave Roffey is handing over every penny raised on a super cycle run to the mental health charity MIND.
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Bright sparks in Electrical

Tuesday 19 July 2016

Electrical Installation course students at Bedford College are plugged in and ready to go to work at the end of their course.
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DNA of Shakespeare's pear

Tuesday 19 July 2016

Shuttleworth College is celebrating winning a Heritage Lottery Fund grant for its “Bedfordshire Old Warden Pear: Identification by DNA testing, Propagation and Bedding Out” Project.
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Star wedding setting

Tuesday 19 July 2016

Local celebrity Nicola Weeks was invited to cut the ribbon on The Grand Hall in Bromham Road - the newest wedding ceremony venue for Bedford.
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A record 1,200 students

Tuesday 19 July 2016

Shuttleworth College students celebrated the end of term with a Summer Ball and Awards ceremony within the grounds of Old Warden Park.
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Sharing shearing skills

Thursday 7 July 2016

Sheep shearing is a skill which traditionally was handed down from father to son, and today at Shuttleworth College that experience is shared with other students.
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Beefing up training

Thursday 7 July 2016

Shuttleworth College is playing host to the National Red Poll Cattle Society Day on Sunday 17 July.
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Photography heights

Thursday 7 July 2016

Dominika Ziveliene was put in the picture when she won a £500 prize for photographing a refurbished business centre at Bedford Heights.
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White on!

Friday 24 June 2016

The end of year show by Art, Design, Fashion & Textile students at Bedford College was a ‘white winner’.
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Judith is UK champion

Friday 24 June 2016

The male dominated world of IT networking has a female champion at Bedford College: Judith Larsen.
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Message in a glass bottle

Friday 24 June 2016

Bedford College Applied Design 3D students were commissioned to create glass work to help share a message from Bedfordshire Alcohol Services.
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Powering ahead

Friday 24 June 2016

Powering towards a great career, with the help of Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP), is 17-year-old Oskar Kutyla.
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£100 Billion business

Friday 24 June 2016

Shuttleworth College is a member of a new UK-wide organisation bringing the £100 BILLION farm and food industry together with education providers.
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You Can at Bedford College

Wednesday 22 June 2016

Bedford College students continue to share centre stage with the best in the world when it comes to Art & Design.
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Royal Academy exhibition

Wednesday 22 June 2016

Creative talent from Bedfordshire is going to be strongly featured at the Royal Academy of Arts.
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Jobs trending with Jagged Edge

Wednesday 22 June 2016

Jagged Edge is trending on social media across the UK with on-line films, official DJ and playlist leading to a queue of would-be trainee barbers.
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National win adds up

Tuesday 21 June 2016

Bedford College has won a national award for its work in training accountants. It took the prize as the AAT Large Provider of the Year at an event in London beating competition from across the UK.
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EU debate on film

Tuesday 21 June 2016

Bedford College students are in the midst of the (Lights, Cameras …) ACTION when it comes to filming important events as part of their course work.
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Marathon Man Mark

Wednesday 15 June 2016

Of all the marathons in all the world, only six are in the big league and only 600 people have completed all of them. Among that number is Mark Lewis, Head of Hospitality at Bedford College.
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A higher plain for art

Tuesday 14 June 2016

Higher National Diploma Fine Arts students from Bedford College have been installing outdoor exhibits in the grounds of Old Warden Park.
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Apprenticeship Levy

Thursday 26 May 2016

Bedford College hosted a meeting of all apprenticeship providers in the region to hear details about a new Government levy on employers.
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Skills Minister acknowledges colleges as "unsung heroes"

Thursday 26 May 2016

Bedford is combating the digital skills shortage with forward-thinking companies and advanced education providers.
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Bridge to success

Wednesday 25 May 2016

Bedford College student, Emma Lemon, has won a pitch to design a poster for the 2016 Castle Quay Weekender.
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7 up for 3D new designers

Thursday 19 May 2016

Talented HNC/D 3D Design students from Bedford College are taking part for the first time in an international event.
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Good news for the Creative Arts

Wednesday 18 May 2016

Model and dancer Anastasija Kanina is off to the top London Studio Centre after training at Bedford College for two years.
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Upcycling talent in Hair and Beauty

Friday 13 May 2016

Upcycling raw talent into polished professionals is the mission of Bedford College.
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Art alone is not enough

Thursday 12 May 2016

Young people seeking places at the best art schools and universities need more than a school A Level in Art.
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Spring Awakening

Thursday 12 May 2016

The Spring Festival at Bedford’s South Bank Arts Centre showcases some of the top talent from across the county.
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The Grand Hall – high class wedding venue

Tuesday 10 May 2016

The latest wedding ceremony centre to be licensed in Bedford is The Grand Hall in the former High School in Bromham Road.
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Theatre to Rent

Tuesday 10 May 2016

The former Bedford Girls’ High School in Bromham Road, Bedford has now opened up its fabulous facilities to the wider community.
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A ‘Master Class’ in websites

Thursday 5 May 2016

A team from Bedford College is really a class of masters when it comes to website development. They have been selected by the international IT company Hewlett-Packard (HP) to test-drive the latest ‘virtual creativity’ technology.
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Engineering great career prospects

Thursday 5 May 2016

Advances in modern engineering are mirrored at Bedford College and demonstrated by successful apprenticeship partnerships with leading companies.
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Mission is Possible with Mailbox

Thursday 28 April 2016

The team at Mailbox in Park Street, Luton can claim to have made Tom Cruise’s film mission possible thanks to a special delivery to a film set in Canada.
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Award winning apprentice

Wednesday 20 April 2016

An apprentice who studies at Bedford College and works MACS Plasterboard Systems Limited has won a prestigious Apprentice-of-the-Year award.
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No 1 in UK with 157 Group

Wednesday 20 April 2016

A team of students from Bedford College have won the chance to redesign the website of the UK’s premiership organisation of FE Colleges.
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High note for music students

Friday 15 April 2016

Representing Bedford College for the 2016 Battle of the Bands at the Stables, MK were the winning band, 'Weighted Space'.
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Eddie the Eagle

Friday 15 April 2016

Now showing at cinemas is the film about former Bedfordshire mad-cap Olympian, Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards. Against all the odds, Eddie took part in the death-defying ski-jumping sport at the 1988 Winter Olympics, amid the mountains of Calgary
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Wow Factor for AA Rosette at 25 Restaurant

Thursday 14 April 2016

The 5th floor restaurant with a view at Bedford College, 25 Restaurant, has been awarded an AA Rosette and listing on its national database.
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Soroptimist success

Thursday 14 April 2016

Bedford College is helping the Soroptimist International organisation celebrate its 85th anniversary in 2016.
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UK Quality Mark for Bedford College

Thursday 14 April 2016

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) has confirmed the quality and standards of provision at Bedford College, following its review.
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Democracy in spotlight

Thursday 7 April 2016

Media students are helping to put democracy under the spotlight by filming council meetings.
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Highlighting success

Thursday 7 April 2016

From apprentice to salon owner is the dream route for many young people entering Hair and Beauty studies.
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£36 Million project apprentices

Thursday 7 April 2016

Three Bedford College students have become the latest people to benefit from the opportunities being created as part of the new £36M development that will deliver a new town centre for Bedford.
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3 in 157 finals

Friday 1 April 2016

Three entries from Bedford College have made it through to the final five of the national 157 Group website design competition. They were all named checked by Shadow Secretary of State Lucy Powell on social media.
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TV gardeners praise Shuttleworth College

Thursday 31 March 2016

An entry in the Young Gardeners of the Year competition by Shuttleworth College students has been praised by TV gardeners Alan Titchmarsh and David Domoney.
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Trinity Theatre to Rent!

Thursday 31 March 2016

Performing Arts students are to appear in an exciting production at the Trinity Theatre, part of the Bedford College estate.
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Uplifting engineering

Thursday 31 March 2016

Bedford College engineering apprentice Joseph Fairey was in the spotlight for the official unveiling of the Airlander airship at the world famous giant Cardington hangars.
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National award for David Litchfield

Wednesday 23 March 2016

Proving once again that Bedford College has top teaching staff, David Litchfield from the art department has won a national award.
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The IN crowd for farming

Wednesday 23 March 2016

The case for staying IN the EU was put by John Shropshire, Chairman of the G’s Fresh Group, at meeting at Shuttleworth College on Monday March 21st.
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Passion Play filming

Monday 21 March 2016

There have been many film productions of the story of Jesus. Bedford College students will be making their own, based on The Passion Play being staged in Bedford town centre on Easter Saturday (26 March).
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Business adds up with Ernst & Young

Thursday 17 March 2016

Careers progression is really adding up for Bedford College Business and Accounting students, thanks to Ernst & Young LLP.
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The sky’s the limit with Monarch competition

Thursday 17 March 2016

A fantastic opportunity from an international company based in Kempston has resulted in presentations to two Bedford College students of graphic design.
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Shuttleworth TV stars

Tuesday 15 March 2016

Internationally renowned Shuttleworth College has been involved in a Monty Don TV show featuring students.
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Top tier in training

Wednesday 9 March 2016

After collecting a kitchen shelf-full of awards at the International Salon Culinaire at Hotelympia, Bedford College has now been presented with a “Showcase” ABC Award.
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The only way is UP-cycling

Tuesday 8 March 2016

More than 200 students will be contributing to the biggest Hair and Beauty Show in Bedford on Thursday 12 May.
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BCS Ltd - opening campus doors

Tuesday 8 March 2016

The commercial wing of Bedford College, BCS Ltd, is opening up facilities to partners and people from across Bedfordshire.
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Website WOW!

Tuesday 8 March 2016

Computing students at Bedford College have been asked to submit designs for the website of the national 157 Group.
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Fast track to apprenticeships

Tuesday 8 March 2016

Calling all would-be apprentices! A wide range of fantastic jobs are on offer via Bedford College in time for National Apprenticeships Week which starts on Monday 14 March.
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EU and farming

Tuesday 8 March 2016

Farming and Europe will be the theme of the lecture at Shuttleworth College on 21 March, organised by the East of England Agricultural Society.
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World Class University links for engineering apprentices

Tuesday 8 March 2016

Engineering apprentices from Bedford College have been linking up with world-wide experts at Cranfield University.
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Bedford College Services - Learning from business

Thursday 3 March 2016

Bedford College Services Ltd is learning best practice from an international franchisee and leading local businesswoman.
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Caring about jobs

Friday 26 February 2016

More than 20 employers from the fields of Care and Childcare met potential recruits at a special Progression Day held at Bedford College.
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Adding value to education

Friday 19 February 2016

Bedford College is raising the standards of state education across Bedfordshire, as proven by new Department for Education tables.
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AFC Kempston Town and Bedford College – a premiership partnership

Thursday 18 February 2016

Top talent is growing up from the grassroots of football, thanks to a team work between AFC Kempston Town and Bedford College.
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Outstanding IT

Monday 15 February 2016

Bedford College is shortlisted in the Times Educational Supplement (TES) awards for its ‘Outstanding use of technology for improving teaching and learning’.
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A future in hospitality

Monday 15 February 2016

Some of the biggest names in the hospitality industry sponsor the FutureChef competition, part of which was staged in February at Bedford College.
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World Class college at National Apprenticeship Show

Friday 12 February 2016

Bedford College is taking its place at the first National Apprenticeship Show where 100s of employers will meet 1,000s of students.
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World Class apprenticeships

Friday 12 February 2016

Bedford College will be showcasing its talents at the National Apprenticeship Show on March 14th and 15th.
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Musical menu

Thursday 11 February 2016

A showcase of cooking and crooning was on display at 25 Restaurant with a ‘Night at the Musicals’.
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Going for Gold

Thursday 4 February 2016

Table-tennis champion Daniel Bullen is working his way towards the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. He recently took a gold medal in a National School Games event.
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MP opens £2 Million new build

Friday 18 December 2015

Richard Fuller MP officially declared open the new £2 Million Stansfeld Building at Bedford College.
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Your Future with Bedford College

Friday 18 December 2015

Bedford College staff met with 100s of school students at the Bedfordshire Chamber ‘Your Future’ event at Kings House, Ampthill Road, Kempston, Bedford.
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Santa making a splash at Shuttleworth

Friday 18 December 2015

Shuttleworth College Outdoor Education students have been taking to the water for charity this Christmas.
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World class Apprenticeships in Luton

Friday 11 December 2015

Bedford College is confirming its position as THE provider of Apprenticeships in the county with the official launch of the Luton Training Centre.
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Calling all weekend wood choppers

Thursday 10 December 2015

With the sales of wood burning stoves soaring and a book on how to chop and stack wood a Number One best-seller it is little surprise that more and more people are out wielding chainsaws at the weekend.
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Shuttleworth apprentices tackle Storm Desmond damage

Thursday 10 December 2015

Weston Way Nursery School, Baldock for 3 and 4 year olds, called upon Shuttleworth College of help when their wood was battered by high winds.
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Bedford College welcomes elective home educators

Thursday 10 December 2015

Hundreds of children and young people in Bedfordshire are “Electively Home Educated” by their families and are being taught outside of mainstream classroom environments.
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Action and adventure awaits

Monday 7 December 2015

A world of adventure was awaiting those looking for careers advice and work placements at a Shuttleworth College Outdoor Education event.
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Driving up jobs in construction

Friday 4 December 2015

A minibus, funded with the help of £15,000 from the Luton-based organisation, will be used to drive Bedford College construction trainees and apprentices to building sites.
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World Class Education for Bedford

Thursday 3 December 2015

Academic, Apprenticeships and Higher Education studies on offer at Bedford College now make it the most important education provider in the region, heard hundreds at the Bedford Corn Exchange on Wednesday 2 December.
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World Class for Technology

Tuesday 24 November 2015

IT whizz Oliver Davis is off to the World Skills as the Best in Britain having won gold in the UK Skills Show.
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Bedford College linked to Sainsbury’s success story

Tuesday 17 November 2015

Bedford College has helped a former student train his staff in readiness for the launch of a new business deal linked to Sainsbury’s.
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College counts at BID

Thursday 12 November 2015

Bedford College is making its Deputy Director of Finance Dave Roffey available to be part of the Board which governs the BedfordBID.
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Luton Training Centre re-launch

Thursday 12 November 2015

Bedford College is confirming its position as THE provider of Apprenticeships in the county with the official launch of the Luton Training Centre.
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Adventure careers ahead

Thursday 5 November 2015

Shuttleworth College is inviting young people to find out more about adventure careers at a very special event on Wednesday 11 November.
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A-Z in farming

Friday 30 October 2015

Shuttleworth College continues to train young people for careers in agriculture all over the UK and the world. Potential students can find out about careers from arboriculture to zoology if they visit the 500-acre Old Warden Park estate Open Day on Saturday 7 November from 9.30am-12.30pm.
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5 ‘star’ catering awards: All whites on the night for chefs

Friday 30 October 2015

The star chefs and hospitality professionals of tomorrow were applauded at a special ‘Caties’ awards.
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Bridge to businesses

Tuesday 20 October 2015

From the 6-30 January 2016, Bedford College’s Award Winning Higher National Diploma Graphic Design Course will again be open for business.
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Access support for deaf

Wednesday 14 October 2015

MP Richard Fuller, Mayor Dave Hodgson and Cllr Henry Vann joined a special event hosted at Bedford College.
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Cleo's doing something she loves – thanks to Bedford College

Thursday 8 October 2015

Cleo Young is a young woman ‘facing up’ to life in business after completing courses at the Bedford College's High Street BROOKS Hair & Beauty Spa.
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Creative studio is “Unreal”

Wednesday 7 October 2015

A new super studio at Bedford College’s South Banks Arts Centre means students are working in a creative environment as good as any London agency.
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Sixth Form short cut to success from September 2016

Tuesday 6 October 2015

Sixth Form students can take a short cut to success ahead of the opening of the proposed state-of-the-art Bedford Technical Academy at Wixams in 2017.
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Lower entry age for Bedford Technical Academy from September 2017?

Monday 5 October 2015

A brand new state-of-the-art Technical Academy for Bedford and surrounding areas being created by Bedford College Academies Trust (BCAT) and Bedford Borough Council...
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Shuttleworth College – students are in safe hands

Thursday 1 October 2015

Students joining Shuttleworth College to undertake studies in range of course from agriculture to “zoology” joined a Freshers’ Fair this week (Sept 23rd).
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Benchmarked against the best

Tuesday 29 September 2015

Bedford College benchmarks itself against not the FE sector but the best in the private and public business worlds.
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Link with Higher Educational history

Tuesday 29 September 2015

A beautiful new £2 Million building, in keeping with the historic street scape of St Mary’s has been completed by Bedford College.
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Freshers Fairs

Wednesday 23 September 2015

Hundreds of new students arriving for the first time at Bedford College and Shuttleworth College were made welcome at the recent Freshers’ Fairs.
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Location of Technical Academy announced

Tuesday 8 September 2015

A brand new state-of-the-art Bedford Technical Academy for 13-19 year-olds from Bedford and surrounding areas, is planned for Wixams.
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MORE movie business links

Friday 21 August 2015

A movie destined to be shown at the world’s most famous festivals like Sundance was written and stars a former Bedford College performing arts staff member.
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Stage set for RADA

Monday 10 August 2015

Two Bedford College students have their next life stages set for RADA, the world famous school of dramatic arts.
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40+ Apprenticeships on offer

Monday 10 August 2015

Bedford College is seeking young people to take up more than 40 apprenticeships offered by a range of employers from Traka PLC to Bedford Borough Council.
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Arts HIGHER than universities

Tuesday 4 August 2015

The South Bank Arts Centre at Bedford College is a beacon for brilliance in graphic design.
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Taking off with Airlander

Thursday 23 July 2015

Bedford College engineering students have been given an exclusive look into the latest technology at Hybrid Air Vehicles at Cardington, Beds.
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100% success rate AND careers

Monday 20 July 2015

Graduates of the new Jagged Edge and Bedford College Academy passed with flying colours and 100% success rate. They are now at work at Jagged Edge outlets.
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Top training – without university price tag

Wednesday 15 July 2015

Bedford College students who took part in the “New Blood” exhibition of the national D&AD met with the biggest names in the industry.
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South Bank sets standard for arts

Tuesday 14 July 2015

An important play giving insights and raising questions into the controversial Yarl’s Wood detention centre in Bedfordshire has been unveiled in a special showing at the South Bank Arts Centre.
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Fast track with Mercedes

Tuesday 14 July 2015

Bedford College engineering students are in the fast lane when it comes to jobs with Mercedes AMG High Performance Power Trains (HPP) and Formula One technology.
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Cup-winning football

Friday 10 July 2015

AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College won the Britannia Cup for the first time in their 25 year history.
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A to Z in farming

Friday 10 July 2015

Shuttleworth College continues to train young people for careers in agricultural all over the UK and the world.
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Archbishop at Shuttleworth

Monday 29 June 2015

The Archbishop of Canterbury visited Shuttleworth College to show support for the farming industry on Friday June 19th 2105.
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The Art of Fashion

Tuesday 23 June 2015

Bedford College students demonstrated that the South Bank Arts Centre is THE place to study for exciting careers in fashion, photography, animation, design and more.
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Mountain High

Monday 22 June 2015

Among the students on Shuttleworth College Outdoor Education courses have been some real champions.
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Growing job opportunities

Friday 19 June 2015

Jobs in landscaping, tree surgery and garden centres await Shuttleworth College students who have completed their BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture.
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Make-up student in national final

Wednesday 17 June 2015

Veronika Holomanova of Queens Park is a winner when it comes to making people beautiful.
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Building jobs for the future

Wednesday 3 June 2015

A “high energy” event encouraging young people to pursue careers in sustainable construction was staged at Bedford College.
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Work - Life "balance" in hospitality

Wednesday 3 June 2015

Hospitality trainees from Bedford College were on the street on Thursday May 21st celebrating National Waiters’ Day.
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Art off campus

Wednesday 3 June 2015

Bedford College Higher National Diploma (HE) Photography students are exhibiting their own display at the Animal Studio and Rock City Art Premises at Castle Quay in the town centre as part of “professional practice”.
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Sailing up-stream towards employment

Monday 1 June 2015

Setting sail for a career in event management, tourism promotion and more, are talented HNC/HND students at Bedford College.
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Nepal Earthquake appeal meal

Monday 1 June 2015

A very special themed five-course dinner was arranged at the popular 25 Restaurant on the 5th floor of Bedford College tower.
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Vintage Hair and Beauty STYLE show

Friday 22 May 2015

Talent erupted on to the catwalk at the Bedford College Hair and Beauty Show before an audience of more than 500.
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Guiding girls towards College

Friday 22 May 2015

Saturday 16th May saw the final of the Girlguiding Bedfordshire Great Bake-Off held at Bedford College Hospitality Training Department.
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Cooking skills in the bag

Friday 22 May 2015

Manufacturer of catering products, Terinex, has teamed up with Bedford College to promote professionalism in the kitchen.
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Minister visited Cauldwell Campus

Wednesday 20 May 2015

Iain Duncan Smith, who is continuing in his role as Work and Pensions Secretary in the new Conservative Government, visited Bedford College prior to the May election.
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Outstanding openings to work

Monday 18 May 2015

A packed hall at The Mansion House, Old Warden Park saw 14 -16-year-olds collecting awards for their work with Bedford/Shuttleworth College.
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Zak’s grads now ready for career with an ‘Edge’

Monday 18 May 2015

The first graduates of the Bedford College and Jagged Edge academy are now ready for clients – after a fast-track course.
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Ross on show reel

Thursday 30 April 2015

Student film maker Amy Richardson has been putting skills learned as part of her Foundation Degree in Media Production to good – by filming Jonathan Ross.
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Hair & Beauty show: Vintage v Modern

Wednesday 22 April 2015

BedfordBID is sponsoring Bedford College's exciting hair and beauty show where the theme this year is: Vintage v Modern.
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Seeds of success

Thursday 16 April 2015

Sensory Garden planned for Bedford College - plus a contest to contribute ideas.
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Designs on future

Thursday 16 April 2015

A Bedford College student has won a coveted internship with an international graphics company.
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Cross college challenge

Monday 13 April 2015

Old Warden Park was the setting for an adventure assault course competition involving 100 students and staff.
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Highest branches of training

Monday 13 April 2015

Three Shuttleworth College former students have been featured in the ProArb Magazine thanks to their employers Maydencroft Ltd.
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Sunbathing with sea lions, Swimming with sharks

Monday 13 April 2015

- but the real reward was community work amid the mountains
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Bolt of brightening

Monday 13 April 2015

Students with learning difficulties will have their own fabulous £2 Million purpose-built centre later this year.
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Marshmallows puff-up business plan





Monday 13 April 2015

A student project to use marshmallows as the soft building blocks of
 iconic designs has helped primary pupils see business as fun.
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Spring into jobs with Bedford College

Monday 9 March 2015

Bedford College has extended the national Careers Week and Apprenticeship Week into a full season of “employability” activity to help young people “spring” towards jobs.
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Showtime for Apprenticeship employers

Monday 9 March 2015

Leading employers of apprentices, who work with Bedford College, met young people to talk about job prospects.
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Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony

Monday 9 March 2015

A celebration of the value that apprenticeships bring to young people, businesses and the local economy was staged at Bedford Corn Exchange.
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Banking on work preparation with Barclays

Monday 9 March 2015

Students from Bedford College are being given the opportunity to improve their employability skills as part of Prepare for Work.
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A live case study in site management

Thursday 26 February 2015

Bedford College students were invited to view the first phases of construction at the new Flitwick Leisure Centre in order to use the Central Bedfordshire Council development as a live case study in site management.


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World class IT facilities

Wednesday 18 February 2015

Bedford College has hosted a warm-up for the World Skills IT Networking competition to be held in Brazil.
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TV records Shakespeare history at Shuttleworth

Tuesday 17 February 2015

Saving Shakespeare’s pear from extinction has led to TV coverage for Shuttleworth College.
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The future of modern engineering

Tuesday 17 February 2015

Bedford College has been confirmed as the region’s leading modern engineering showcase through an investment of £4.5 Million in an advanced electronics, robotics and pneumatics centre.
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Bridging the gap

Tuesday 17 February 2015

A road bridge could be built between Bedford College and Borough Hall taking traffic from Kingsway across to the north side of the river.
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Technology and Leadership: Two National Award Nominations

Thursday 12 February 2015

Bedford College is looking forward to hearing the result of the TES FE Awards on 27th February, after being shortlisted in two award categories.
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UTC On Top Form

Thursday 12 February 2015

University Technical College (UTC) Central Bedfordshire has been rated top in the UK in a Department of Education league table.
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Vauxhall apprenticeships at Bedford College

Monday 2 February 2015

Bedford College continues its close relationship with Vauxhall in the county by offering up some sought after 2015 apprenticeships with the international organisation.
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And the Oscar goes to……Mathematics!

Friday 30 January 2015

It is interesting to see two of the strongest contenders for the Best Male Actor Oscar this year are Brits playing brilliant mathematicians!
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Designs on garden award

Thursday 22 January 2015

TV’s David Domoney has been giving Shuttleworth College students advice in advance of the Ideal Young Gardener Designer of the Year event in March.
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H & S Sword of Honour

Tuesday 20 January 2015

Bedford College has won a prestigious Sword of Honour from the British Safety Council.
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Art + Engineering = Genius

Monday 19 January 2015

A combination of art and engineering, creativity and craft make up the visually outstanding work by Bedford artist, Alex Chinneck.
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Trinity tops for fitness

Wednesday 14 January 2015

More than 3,000 people a week are now using the Trinity Swimming Pool since Bedford College took over the former Bedford High School in Bromham Road.
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Winning water work

Wednesday 14 January 2015

Art student Nicola Westcar has her work on permanent display in the gardens at the prestigious St Bede’s 55+ independent living centre, in Bromham Road, Bedford.
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College responds to two-tier shift

Thursday 8 January 2015

Bedford College has responded to the fast moving shift to two-tier education across South Bedfordshire by maintaining the entry age to the Central Bedfordshire University Technical College at age 14.
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£50,000 sports win

Tuesday 23 December 2014

Bedford College is leading the way on a major sporting initiative which will involve 1,000s of young people across Bedfordshire.
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Rushden roaring into 2015

Monday 22 December 2014

Hundreds of local people have attended Rushden Learning Centre over the past year to get to grips with IT skills and to help them seek and secure employment in 2015.
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Duke of York Gold award

Thursday 18 December 2014

Six students from the University Technical College at Houghton Regis have received awards from the Duke of York for success in technical education.
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Investing in Bedford

Wednesday 17 December 2014

BedfordBID is working closely with award-winning Bedford College to invest in the future of the town centre.
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Higher level of debate

Monday 15 December 2014

Students taking a step towards professional degrees on the “Access to University” courses at Bedford College are putting politicians through their paces.
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Central Beds construction support

Tuesday 9 December 2014

Bedford College students are to use the success of the new Flitwick Leisure Centre development as part of a learning module for construction.
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Bedford Learning Centre

Tuesday 9 December 2014

Borough Mayor Dave Hodgson presented certificates to some of the 100s who achieved IT qualifications at Bedford College’s High Street Learning Centre.
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Yamaha Music School

Tuesday 9 December 2014

Ace, the guitarist with the band Skunk Anansie, led a Yamaha Music School at Bedford College.
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Luton Learning Centre annual awards

Tuesday 9 December 2014

At the Luton Learning Centre annual awards ceremony a large selection of 500 learners, who have achieved nationally-recognised qualifications, were presented with their certificates.
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So much to LOVE about Bedford College

Monday 24 November 2014

The 2014 annual Achievements Ceremony of Bedford College marked the pinnacle of another record-breaking year in its 120 year history.
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IT Oliver takes bronze at ‘World Skills’

Thursday 20 November 2014

Top student Oliver Davis, aged 18, who is on a full-time Foundation Degree in IT and network security at Bedford College won a bronze medal in the ‘World Skills’ event at Birmingham.
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Statutory Consultation Outcome

Tuesday 18 November 2014

UTC Central Bedfordshire statutory consultation on changing its age range and admission numbers from September 2015 has now closed.
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UTC joins World Skills at Birmingham

Tuesday 18 November 2014

Students from the 14+ University Technical College in Houghton Regis joined the best schools in the UK at The Skills Show at Birmingham.
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A career with an ‘Edge’

Tuesday 18 November 2014

Only a few places are left on the pioneering: Bedford College and Jagged Edge barbering course.
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Voted Region's 'Best People'

Tuesday 18 November 2014

Bedford College is in the national finals of the British Chambers of Commerce’s ‘Commitment to People’ award.
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At your service

Tuesday 18 November 2014

Bedford College has been accepted as a member of the Customer Service Institute, demonstrating its commitment to looking after its 1,000s of customers.
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Students at World Dance Championships

Monday 17 November 2014

Three students from Bedford College have achieved world class status on a recent trip to Germany to compete in the 2014 World Hip Hop Championships.
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Name the caiman competition

Monday 17 November 2014

A premature baby Caiman has been helped along to health by staff and students at the Shuttleworth College Animal Welfare training unit.
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Flying high at World Skills

Friday 14 November 2014

Bedford College was one of an exclusive group of 16 Premier Colleges at The Skills Show held at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC).
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New leadership makes difference at UTC, says Ofsted

Tuesday 11 November 2014

Sponsor Bedford College is steering the University Technical College (UTC) towards success, says the latest Ofsted report published on Tuesday 11 November.
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Hospitality students are on the top table

Friday 7 November 2014

Bedford College hospitality students are on the top table when it comes to catering, cooking and cake-making skills.
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Training by ex Marine

Thursday 6 November 2014

More than 75 Outdoor Education students from Shuttleworth College have been thrown in the deep end by a former Marine.
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Graphic design team open for business

Thursday 6 November 2014

From the 8-30 January 2015, Bedford College’s award-winning Higher National Diploma Graphic Design course will be open for business.
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Barbering academy auditions

Wednesday 5 November 2014

Bedford College and entrepreneur Zak Resinato are teaming up to make the most of the growing fashion of modern barbering.
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Meeting Boris Johnson in Bedford

Thursday 30 October 2014

Mayor of London Boris Johnson blew into town on Thursday October 30th and met up with Bedford College Principal and CEO Ian Pryce CBE, and Bedford Sixth Form student Joel Course.
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Hitachi powers up Bedford College

Friday 24 October 2014

Students at Bedford College are working with over £3,000 worth of power tools thanks to a collaboration with Milton Keynes based Hitachi Power Tools.
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World Skills via Bedford College

Friday 24 October 2014

Bedford College is one of an exclusive group of 16 Premier Colleges supporting The Skills Show to be held at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC).
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Bedford College and Hastingsbury

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Hastingsbury Upper School and Community College will convert to an Academy in partnership with Bedford College.
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National award for IT

Friday 17 October 2014

Bedford College has been shortlisted for an AoC Beacon Award: The JISC Award for the Effective Use of Technology in FE.
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Employer work experience

Friday 17 October 2014

Trainees from BROOKS, the Bedford College High Street salon and spa, have been given a chance to gain some additional real life work experience with the award-winning team from the beauty business 5th Avenue.
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We want your views

Monday 13 October 2014

UTC Central Bedfordshire is a specialist engineering and design college for students aged 14 to 19 in Houghton Regis.
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Tracy is Wedding Planner

Friday 10 October 2014

Following on from the success of the TV show: Don’t Tell the Bride at The Mansion House at Old Warden, near Biggleswade, there is more good news: Tracy Butterfield, The Wedding Planner, is on set.
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New Head of Hair and Beauty

Thursday 9 October 2014

Preparing people for careers in the multi-billion pound hair and beauty business is the mission of new Bedford College Assistant Director Kerry Attfield.
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Bedford College ahead of game with games design

Tuesday 30 September 2014

A government announcement that £6.5 million will be put into training games designers has been welcomed by Bedford College.
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Government announces new Technical Academy for Bedford

Tuesday 30 September 2014

Students aged 13 – 19 years are being offered the chance to fast track to careers requiring technology skills through a new Technical Academy in Bedford Borough.
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TV Don't Tell the Bride at College venue

Wednesday 24 September 2014

Bedford College has once again been showcasing the best of Bedfordshire - this time via the programme: Don’t Tell the Bride.
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Arts thrive at South Bank Bedford

Tuesday 23 September 2014

The specialist theatre, film, fine and graphic arts centre of Bedford College: The South Bank Centre is a beacon of creativity.
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Commonwealth Games

Thursday 7 August 2014

Former Bedford College students took part in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
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New Job Shop - FREE to businesses

Thursday 7 August 2014

Bedford College is reinforcing its links with 1000’s of businesses across Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes by launching a Job Shop for students.
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UK's first Apprenticeship Graduations

Friday 1 August 2014

Bedford College is staging one of the new UK Graduation Ceremonies for Apprentices.
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Barn-storming success

Wednesday 9 July 2014

A dozen young men have been learning the traditional skills of carpentry and joinery on a “Get Into” programme with the Prince’s Trust and Bedford College.
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Vauxhall donate Insignia

Thursday 26 June 2014

Vauxhall Motors has donated an Insignia for educational purposes to Bedford College Vehicle Technology Centre, providing a valuable technical aid to their training programmes.
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Photography and Art shows on tour

Thursday 26 June 2014

Bedford College art and photography HND students have been broadening their horizons in terms of exhibition spaces.
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World, European and National recognition in IT

Thursday 26 June 2014

Bedford College is among the best in world in computing and to prove it has scooped two British Council awards for its work: Beware! Codebreakers!
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Bedford College one of strongest in UK

Thursday 26 June 2014

As further education colleges across the UK fall foul of Government changes in funding, Bedford College is among the most sound financially.
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Adult Learners' Week winners

Thursday 26 June 2014

Hosted at Shuttleworth College, part of Bedford College, the events saw Center Parcs Woburn Forest General Manager Wayne Matton present the prizes.
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Creative Catwalk

Thursday 26 June 2014

The South Bank Arts Centre at Bedford College came alive on Friday June 13th with a fantastic fashion show.
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National spotlight

Thursday 26 June 2014

Model at the Bedford College Hair Show Violeta Tarasjuka is taking beauty to the next level in July.
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Let them bake cake

Thursday 26 June 2014

Looking for a creative way to relax? Or perhaps earn a few extra pounds? Cake decorating and sugar craft are winners at Bedford College.
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Pryce pledge to UTC

Wednesday 11 June 2014

Ian Pryce CBE, Principal and CEO of Bedford College, has met with parents of the Houghton Regis UTC it is now sponsoring.
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Sponsor of Central Bedfordshire UTC

Wednesday 4 June 2014

Secretary of State Michael Gove has asked Bedford College to become the new sponsor of the Central Bedfordshire University Technical College (UTC), based at Houghton Regis.
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Daisy's chain of success

Wednesday 28 May 2014

A former Shuttleworth student has scooped a Gold medal and title of Chelsea Young Florist of the Year at the world-famous horticultural show.
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Equine Gala Evening

Tuesday 27 May 2014

Shuttleworth College hosted a very special Equine Gala Evening on Thursday 22nd May.
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Hair and Beauty Show – a student sensation

Friday 23 May 2014

More than 700 family and friends packed the Bedford Corn Exchange to see the latest Hair and Beauty catwalk show by Bedford College students.
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£2,500+ for charity

Monday 19 May 2014

Marathon man Mark Lewis, Assistant Director for Hospitality completes four marathons in four weeks.
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Glamorous event of the Year

Monday 19 May 2014

Bedford’s biggest hair and beauty show involving 100s of college students is taking place on May 22nd.
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£30K Bonus for hard-working apprentices

Thursday 15 May 2014

A Bedfordshire charity is giving £30,000 to support 60 apprentices in construction and engineering at Bedford College.
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World-class art talent

Friday 9 May 2014

The number of students going on to great success in design careers is greater among the ‘talent pool’ at Bedford College than almost any other in the UK.
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South Bank Arts Centre means Business

Friday 9 May 2014

Bedford College is preparing young people for careers in the £36 Billion arts industry.
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World-class skills

Friday 9 May 2014

World class skills start at Bedford College – including those in much needed Health & Social Care and Childcare vocations.
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Volume up on TV talent

Friday 9 May 2014

Daytime television took a turn for the better when Bedford College students hosted their own magazine programmes.
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£2 Million new build

Friday 9 May 2014

Bedford College has unveiled plans for a £2 Million building which will substantially improve the look of St Mary’s Street.
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College Ofsted report “a boost for Bedford”

Tuesday 29 April 2014

Bedford College’s Good, with Outstanding features, Ofsted reinforces its position as one of the best in the UK.
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Miss Universe finalist

Friday 25 April 2014

Former Bedford College student Marissa Evans, 21, is through to the Miss Universe GB finals.
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All Aboard for school trips

Friday 25 April 2014

Ahoy there! Bedford College students are helping to stir up new ideas for trips on board the award-winning John Bunyan community boat for the 2014 season.
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Talking up beauty of town

Friday 25 April 2014

Bedford College Principal and CEO Ian Pryce has been helping Kerry Cash of 5th Avenue put beauty in Bedford on the national map.
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Enterprise growing fast

Friday 25 April 2014

Music man turned entrepreneur English Monroe was the inspirational guest speaker at Bedford College’s student Grow with Enterprise event.
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Marathon Man trains on Snickers puddings

Tuesday 22 April 2014

Bedford College Head of Hospitality Mark Lewis has set himself a serious challenge. He is going on the road to run four marathons in the UK and USA in a month to raise money for Whizz Kidz.
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500 IT-skilled and ready for work in MK

Wednesday 9 April 2014

More than 500 people have completed IT training at the Milton Keynes Learning Centre in Silbury Boulevard, Central Milton Keynes.
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Bedford Technical Academy is answer to top jobs crisis

Wednesday 9 April 2014

Access to the best paid, permanent jobs is restricted due to the lack of modern workplace skills, says a new national report.
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1000th success story at MK Learning Centre

Thursday 3 April 2014

Milton Keynes Learning Centre, part of Bedford College, is celebrating its 1,000th success story.
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Step towards £Billion arts industry jobs

Friday 28 March 2014

More than 200 attended an event at Bedford College to learn about careers in the £36 Billion arts industry.
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Bedford College buys High School site

Friday 28 March 2014

Bedford College has bought the former Harpur Trust building it has been leasing as a Sixth Form for a figure of £3.25 Million.
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Association of Pastry Chefs Dessert of the Year Competition

Friday 28 March 2014

Bedford College students are warming up for some fantastic work experience with the UK’s best pastry chefs at a Hotelympia event.
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Bedford Academy's pioneering approach

Wednesday 12 March 2014

Bedford College sponsored and supported the Bedford Academy through a change of Governments from Labour to the current Coalition.
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Apprenticeship Week in pictures

Monday 10 March 2014

The Bedford College Apprenticeship team have been working all week with the county's biggest and best employers.
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Engineering apprenticeships twice as popular as degrees

Thursday 6 March 2014

More than double the number of young people are choosing engineering apprenticeships as degree courses, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has revealed.
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Vauxhall apprenticeships

Tuesday 4 March 2014

Bedford College is featured in a high level trade publication article about how Vauxhall works with us.
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Free website advice

Tuesday 4 March 2014

Nearly 100 local businesses and students packed the Studio Theatre at the South Bank Centre at Bedford College on Wednesday 26th February to hear Chris Smith and Alec East of THBOOM! Web Consultancy.
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BREEAM Excellent award first for Bedford College

Monday 3 March 2014

The shining Brundtland Building on the Cauldwell Street campus of Bedford College has been recognised as a national eco beacon.
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National Apprentice Competition

Wednesday 26 February 2014

Bedford College is hosting the regional heats of the ‘Megger National Apprentice Electrician of the Year 2014’ on Friday February 28th.
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Apprenticeship Week March 3 - 7

Tuesday 25 February 2014

Bedford College is leading the way in Apprenticeship Week across the county as the LARGEST training provider of apprenticeships in Bedfordshire.
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On board for tourist training

Monday 24 February 2014

Bedford College students are helping to stir up new ideas for trips on board the award-winning John Bunyan community boat for the 2014 season.
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3 in 1 facility for community

Tuesday 18 February 2014

Trinity Arts & Leisure is a 3 in 1 facility which is open to the public on the same site as The Bedford Sixth Form on Bromham Road.
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Traineeship is step in right direction

Tuesday 18 February 2014

Outstanding Ofsted Bedford College is empowered to bring young people and employers together through Government-funded Traineeships.
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The bull that Jamie Oliver bought - is now a Daddy

Friday 14 February 2014

When Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty came to Shuttleworth College to be filmed on tractors for their Friday Night Feast programme, they left behind a large tip.
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5 Star College

Thursday 6 February 2014

Bedford College has been awarded a 5 star rating by the British Safety Council.
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Building history brought to life

Thursday 6 February 2014

Students at Bedford College are known for learning the very latest technology skills, but in some cases they are going back in time to study ancient crafts.
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Technology Academy clicks with BBC

Thursday 9 January 2014

Current coverage of the world’s largest electronics event in Las Vegas by the BBC’s “Click” team shows where the best jobs will be in the future.
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Boost to Bedford

Tuesday 7 January 2014

Bedford College is pouring money into town centre tills thanks to its support of the Love Bedford voucher scheme.
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Rushden job winners

Tuesday 7 January 2014

Getting back into training can be daunting – but at Rushden Learning Centre the friendly team have been helping 100s into IT and new jobs.
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New Year New career prospects

Monday 6 January 2014

Bedford College Learning Centres are helping train people into jobs waiting to be filled by employers who require IT-skilled staff.
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Ofsted says Shuttleworth outcomes Outstanding for students

Friday 13 December 2013

Shuttleworth College has been praised by Ofsted for ensuring “outstanding” outcomes for young people.
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It IS Rocket Science and Bedford College wins

Thursday 12 December 2013

Two Bedford College apprentices Ashley Ward and Lewis Wilson of Axis Electronics reached the highest level in a rocket launching competition among MP's and the best young aerospace trainees in the country.
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Bedford College tuned into Government Apprenticeships

Thursday 12 December 2013

Bedford College Director Sharon Chinneck met with Gordon Birtwhistle, MP and Apprenticeship Ambassador for Business.
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Learning to love the High Street

Wednesday 4 December 2013

High Street champion Greg Warwick was invited to present the prizes at the annual Bedford Learning Centre awards ceremony.
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Prince Charles meets students

Wednesday 4 December 2013

HRH Prince Charles took time to chat to several Bedford College students on his walkabout in town on Tuesday December 3rd.
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Applause from Education Minister

Monday 2 December 2013

Bedford College Principal and CEO Ian Pryce joined the group that met Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Education, at Bedford Free School on Friday 29th November.
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BROOKS at Mercedes Benz

Monday 25 November 2013

Trainees from Bedford College’s BROOKS salon joined a fantastic fun night in the top quality surroundings of Mercedes-Benz in Bedford.
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Thousands helped in Luton

Friday 22 November 2013

Luton Learning Centre has welcomed more than 8,500 people gain basic IT skills, and many move on to employment, since opening in 2001.
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WOW at World Skills thanks to Bedford College team

Thursday 14 November 2013

A ‘working with animals’ stand run by Shuttleworth College added an “I’m a Celebrity get me out of here” type guessing game to the World Skills Show at the NEC.
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World Class Skills

Wednesday 13 November 2013

World class skills of staff and students of Bedford College will be on display at the NEC Birmingham from 14 - 16 November.
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Zulu - the bull that Jamie Oliver bought

Tuesday 12 November 2013

On the last days of the summer term, Shuttleworth College was buzzing with arrival of Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty who were filming at Kingshill Farm.
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Bedford College links with region's BEST employers

Tuesday 12 November 2013

Bedford College was delighted to see that four companies which it supports with staff training or apprentices were featured in the EEF Awards at Mercedes Brooklands.
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Success of the lifetime for all

Monday 11 November 2013

Bedford College and CEO Ian Pryce CBE were applauded at the Bedfordshire Business Excellence Awards.
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Technology? Ask a teenager

Wednesday 6 November 2013

Sorry Mum and Dad - I’m a teenager and I know more about technology than you. Parents – do YOU know enough about advancing technology to decide if a Technical Academy is the best route to a good future career for your child? The answer is probably: No.
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Christmas dinner dates

Friday 25 October 2013

Delicious dishes prepared by the top chefs of tomorrow are available now at 25 Restaurant on the 5th floor of Bedford College.
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Consultation event invitation to new Technical Academy

Friday 25 October 2013

A new free option in education for pupils aged 13+ with the focus on technology training is being planned in Bedford.
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Top jobs and awards for hospitality

Friday 25 October 2013

The first ever “Caties” Award launched by Bedford College Hospitality and Catering team heard of top jobs and national competitions won by students.
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College Loves Bedford and points Portas in right direction

Tuesday 22 October 2013

Bedford College is key to the vitality of the High Street, the town centre and economy of the borough, heard a Government Minister and Mary Portas on Monday
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Sequel to cult classic Quadrophenia announced at Bedford College

Monday 7 October 2013

Big news for the movie business was announced at the Bedford College screening of Quadrophenia.
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Bridge

Thursday 3 October 2013

From the 9-24 January 2014, Bedford College’s Award Winning Higher National Diploma Graphic Design Course will be open for business.
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Future jobs TODAY

Monday 16 September 2013

Bedford College is planning to open a Technical Academy for 13 – 19 year olds who want to secure careers in science, service and creative industries.
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Making movies

Saturday 7 September 2013

Wayland’s Song which goes on national release nationally and will be shown at the Bedford Film Festival this month (Sept 2013) was filmed in Bedford with the help of Bedford College staff and students.
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Learning latest styles

Tuesday 20 August 2013

Learning the latest hair colouring techniques from a national expert was a summer holidays training opportunity for staff and trainees at 5th Avenue and BROOKS.
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Tomorrow’s people in technology training

Wednesday 7 August 2013

Bedford College offers sky high standards of engineering training – from aerospace to state of the art 3D-printing.
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Hand in glove with Royalty

Wednesday 7 August 2013

Matthew Churchill, studying Extended Diploma in Graphic Design, met Her Royal Highness, The Countess of Wessex in London to receive an art prize.
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Hospitality to Jamie Oliver down on the farm

Friday 2 August 2013

Bedford College and Shuttleworth College bring together farming and food production with catering and hospitality when training young people for key careers.
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Commander Pryce busking in Bedford

Monday 29 July 2013

Bedford College staff and students were in action during the BIG town centre Saturday on July 27th.
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The heat is on – can I go home now please?

Thursday 25 July 2013

This is the burning question being asked of me by employees and employers alike nearly every day: is there a maximum temperature beyond which staff should not be expected to work?
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International acclaim for lecturer

Wednesday 24 July 2013

A Bedford College lecturer has received international acclaim after publishing books on improving literacy and numeracy skills for people in the UK.
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Excellence in Engineering apprentices

Wednesday 24 July 2013

Bedford College brings together the best engineering employers with top candidates for apprenticeships.
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Icing on new career cake

Monday 22 July 2013

Sweeten your earning potential by learning new skills in Sugar Craft at Bedford College.
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Hailing success of Free School

Thursday 18 July 2013

When Bedford College was asked by the Department for Education to project manage the Bedford Free School and see it through its first year it was regarded as its toughest challenge.
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Top MP at BROOKS

Wednesday 17 July 2013

Yvette Cooper the Shadow Minister for Women and Equality met hair and beauty apprentices at the Bedford College BROOKS spa on Thursday July 11th.
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Lone Star Texan rides into College

Tuesday 25 June 2013

Bedford College has been playing host to the Dean of the fabulously named Lone Star College-Montgomery, Conroe, Texas.
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On the ball with AFC Kempston

Monday 24 June 2013

A winning team deal between Bedford College, Lloyds TSB Commercial Banking and AFC Kempston will keep soccer on target for a decade to come.
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World Skills UK at Bedford College

Wednesday 19 June 2013

Selected Bedford College students and staff received special training in coaching and vocational competitions to challenge students, boost their confidence and raise their performance to World Skills standards.
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National awards at art show

Wednesday 19 June 2013

An art exhibition at Bedford’s own South Bank showcases the talents of students from Bedford College’s nationally applauded Creative Arts and Media courses.
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CEO joins MPs debate

Wednesday 19 June 2013

Government Minister Alistair Burt flew in from his Foreign Office duties to join Bedford and Kempston MP Richard Fuller and Bedford Borough Mayor Dave Hodgson at the biggest business breakfast event of 2013 in the town.
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The Art of Beauty in Bedford

Tuesday 18 June 2013

A student at Bedford College is bringing skills and techniques from Fine Art to the world of Beauty Therapy.
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Award winning Animal Centre at Shuttleworth College

Tuesday 18 June 2013

The Animal Centre at Shuttleworth College has scooped prestigious Blue Cross awards in three categories, after competing nationally against 37 colleges from across the country:
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Language of success

Monday 10 June 2013

Bedford College is helping people from a wide range of nationalities towards Government-approved qualifications.
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BedFringe at Bedford College

Tuesday 4 June 2013

Bedford College is supporting BedFringe by hosting three events at the South Bank Arts Centre.
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Hair show a storming success

Friday 24 May 2013

World weather was the theme of the most fantastic range of climatic creations at the annual end of year Bedford College hair and beauty show.
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Bedford College in Milton Keynes

Tuesday 21 May 2013

Bedford College has officially opened the latest in its chain of successful Learning Centres, this time at 402-420 Silbury Court East, Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes.
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Best ever Bedford College

Monday 20 May 2013

Bedford College is better than all the rest as proven by a record breaking year.
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Adult Learners’ Week is a chance to change your job and your life

Monday 20 May 2013

Those who left school a long time ago or who have never been to college will find themselves welcomed at a range of events and activities staged by staff.
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Business students talk to leaders about Bedford

Thursday 16 May 2013

Mayor of Bedford Dave Hodgson talked to business students at Bedford College about the challenges facing his council.
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Art and Design lift off

Thursday 16 May 2013

The creative work of award-winning Bedford College students will be on show at the South Bank Arts Centre from 3 June.
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Learning Centre hosts Portas

Wednesday 15 May 2013

Those who left school a long time ago or who have never been to college will find themselves welcomed at a range of events and activities staged by staff.
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Open to the community – pool, gym and theatre

Friday 10 May 2013

Amanda Riches and team at the re-named Trinity Arts & Leisure at the former Bedford High School – are getting into the swim with the local community.
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200,000 plumbers a year!

Wednesday 1 May 2013

An international agreement between the Governments of the UK and India towards training 200,000 plumbers a year has taken a step closer this week at Bedford College.
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Transform into a teacher in 12 months

Wednesday 1 May 2013

A one year full-time intensive PGCE course is preparing teachers to lead classes in just 12 months at the Outstanding Ofsted Bedford College.
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Anglia TV on tourism

Wednesday 1 May 2013

Bedford College students welcomed news of a boost for tourism business for the UK this week.
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Teacher is top 3 out of 24,000

Monday 29 April 2013

Claire Baker of Biggleswade, a teacher at Shuttleworth College, joins a shortlist of just 3 finalists for a national teaching award that has seen a record 24,000 nominations this year.
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Floristry fan success

Monday 22 April 2013

Shuttleworth College floristry student Noriko Garratt is in the pink after reaching the final stages of a Chelsea Flower Show competition.
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Essex Emu joins Shuttleworth

Wednesday 27 March 2013

Shuttleworth College has added a new member to its animal kingdom - a female emu.
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