Why choose us?

Why choose us?

Gaining a higher education qualification is all about setting you apart and furthering your career – find out why Bedford College is where you can make it happen…

Stay local and save money

Save thousands of pounds by studying locally and living at home. According to the NUS, student living costs, such as accommodation, now average £12,000 per year.

Strong links with employers

The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) commended our strong links with employers. We work with 1,000 organisations across the region to ensure you are more employable. These include: Avon; Cancer Research Cambridge; General Motors – Vauxhall and Millbrook Proving Ground; HMGCC; John Lewis Partnership; Lockheed Martin; Marshall Aerospace; Network Rail and Nissan.

Why choose us?

Flexible study options

A variety of flexible study options from as little as six hours per week to fit around your work and other life commitments.

More support

Smaller class sizes and more face-to-face contact time with tutors when compared to university.

Honours top-up

Our close partnerships with regional universities give you the option to top-up to a full honours degree.

Dedicated higher education spaces

We offer dedicated higher education spaces for students.

Careers & Job Shop

Providing you with professional careers advice and the latest job opportunities.

Industry experts

Many of our tutors are industry professionals, with the first-hand knowledge, experience and contacts to give your studies the edge.

Stepping stone

Don’t let a break from education or a lack of qualifications get in the way of your higher education journey – our Access courses are designed as a stepping stone to get you there. If you are aged 19 or over, you can get a low cost loan to cover the cost of your Access course, which is completely written off when you progress on to a higher education course.

We have strong partnerships with the following universities...

The University of Northampton

Our partnership with The University of Northampton gives engineering students the opportunity to complete a full BSc (Hons) in Engineering.

University of Northampton

The University of Northampton offers a unique blend of vibrant campus life, superb facilities and academic excellence. At the heart of all the university offers is a commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change. The university is proud of its ground-breaking new areas of study and growing reputation for research excellence, with state-of-the-art facilities and technology that ensures all students have access to extensive libraries, IT suites, studios, innovative learning spaces and laboratories. The university is split across two campuses, located near to Northampton town centre. Getting there is easy too, thanks to the free bus service that runs from the city centre bus station to both campuses.

In 2015 The University of Northampton achieved the impressive figure of 96% Employability for three years running which makes it the 4th placed University in the UK. The Guardian University League tables 2016 ranked the university 16th out of 119 institutions for ‘Overall Student Satisfaction’. It is also placed in the top four for ‘Satisfied with Feedback provided by academic staff to students’, and in the top 20 for ‘Satisfied with Teaching’.

Find out more about The University of Northamptonshire at www.northampton.ac.uk

Graduate at Bedford College

University of Bedfordshire

Many of our Foundation Degrees and teaching qualifications are backed by the award-winning University of Bedfordshire, and thanks to our strong partnership you’ll have the option to progress on to the final year of a full Bachelor’s degree following the completion of your HND or Foundation Degree course.

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About the University
With campuses in Bedford (situated within walking distance of the College), Luton, Milton Keynes and Aylesbury, the University of Bedfordshire is a modern, vibrant institution offering high quality, career-focused teaching, excellent student support and a great student experience. Winning awards, including the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2011 and the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher & Further Education in 2013, for its ground-breaking research, the University of Bedfordshire is a leading university for career prospects and career choices.

Find out more about the University of Bedfordshire at www.beds.ac.uk

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