Bedford College Accommodation
Casita is always mindful of its obligation to provide off-campus accommodation for all of its students. We exclusively work with the best off-campus housing providers in town to ensure your safety and complete comfort. Studio apartments, ensuites, and other alternatives are available at Casita's Bedford College student accommodation. Wi-Fi, air conditioning, television, and other facilities are available in all of the rooms.
Why Study at Bedford College
Bedford College was established as a Further Education Institute to focus on this sector, and it remained on the Cauldwell Street site. The Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills bestowed Beacon Status on the college in July 2009. Bedford College has achieved the position of being one of the greatest further education institutes in the United Kingdom. The merger of Bedford College and Shuttleworth College; a component of Writtle College, was announced in August 2009. The Bedford College Group, which includes Shuttleworth College and The Bedford Sixth Become, as well as campuses in Wellingborough, Kettering, and Corby, was formed in August 2017 when Bedford College and Tresham College combined to form The Bedford College Group.
Departments and Divisions
Bedford College offers a variety of academic and vocational degrees, apprenticeships, AHE courses, higher education certifications, and foundation education programmes. The following are some of the areas of research: Art, Design & Media Studies, Business & Professional Studies, Care, Childcare & Counselling, Computing, Construction & Building Services, Engineering, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Floristry, Hair, Beauty & Holistic therapies, Hospitality & Catering, Languages, Motor vehicles, Performing Arts, Public services, Sciences, Sport, Teacher Training, and Travel & Tourism.
Facilities and Resources
Advanced Engineering Centre
The new £4.5 million Advanced Engineering Centre is presently under construction, and it will include newer, lighter analytical equipment, BIM software, and robotics to help you progress to higher-level training required in today's industrial and civil engineering markets.
Brooks Hair & Beauty Salon
The Hair & Beauty students are housed in a modern, functional commercial salon on Bedford's High Street. The Salon is modern and pleasant, with up-to-date technology, and provides students with the opportunity to practise in a real-world setting.
Bedford College’s realistic working settings will help you improve your technical abilities and practise your technique in workshop bays suited for carpentry, electrical work, and more if you're studying Construction, Engineering, Motor Vehicle, or Plumbing & Gas.
With rooms for both private and group study, as well as over 30,000 resources, including an increasing number of e-resources, the library is a great place to spend time studying outside of class. Having access to the books you need online allows you to learn from wherever you are, which is proving to be quite popular among existing students. You can also utilise the free WiFi or use computers, which include PCs, Macs, and Netbooks.
This area is your dedicated space to unwind between sessions and is the heart of the College community. It's also a terrific place to meet new people from other classes because it's a shared facility for all students on campus.
Munch & Mocha
This restaurant and coffee shop, which is located on the Tower Block's Mezzanine floor, is the perfect place to discuss your last class over a cup of coffee or enjoy a tasty lunch with friends. It features a large selection of hot and cold drinks, as well as international street food, meal specials, and weekly menu boards. There are also lots of options for take-out!
With a student parking permit, there is limited student parking accessible.
South Bank Arts Centre
Art & Design, Performing Arts, Music & Media, and Performing Arts, Music & Media students are based at the South Bank Arts Centre. Graphic design suites, photography suites, art rooms, fashion and textile workshops, music technology and recording facilities, video studios, a dance studio, and a theatre are all housed in this remarkable structure. Even if you are not enrolled in a course at the Centre, you can attend intriguing events, visits, and discussions throughout the year.
Spring Sports Centre
On-campus, there is a fantastic gym with top-of-the-line equipment, a fitness studio, and a full-sized sports hall. All students are welcome to participate in dancing fitness programmes or a variety of team sports.
This lovely structure, which blends in with the historic neighbourhood, provides a unique learning environment for students aged 16 and up who have to learn challenges or disabilities. The structure has a bright and pleasant atmosphere. It includes an independent living flat and kitchen as well as large classrooms to encourage the development of independence skills.
Bedford College Student Accommodation
Bedford College student accommodation can be found in Shuttleworth College halls. Shuttleworth College halls provide a stepping stone to living independently in a safe and secure setting, which is especially advantageous if your course requires you to get up early or stay late. Many students describe their hallmates as a second family, and you will undoubtedly establish lifelong relationships. The halls have a modern common room that is open in the evenings and has comfortable seats and sofas as well as a plasma screen TV where you can catch up on your favourite TV series. You can practise your cooking abilities in the common room, which also has a kitchen and dining area. You'll find a laundromat and a gym just a few steps away, so you'll have everything you need.
Bedford College is close to a number of highly regarded universities in the United Kingdom, including the University of Bedfordshire, which is a 6-minute ride away, Cranfield University, which is a 22-minute ride away, and The Open University, which is a 26-minute ride away.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Check out these answers to common questions and go to Help Centre for more details.
How many international students are at Bedford College?
Although the exact number of international students studying at Bedford College is a bit difficult to determine, the college has a strong international community, with students from over 100 countries.
Does Bedford College offer scholarships for international students?
Yes, Bedford College offers scholarships for international students. These include International Excellence Scholarship, International Achievement Scholarship, International Leadership Scholarship, and International Bursary.
Are there student support services provided at Bedford College?
Yes, there is. These include:
- Personal Achievement Tutoring
- Additional Learning Support
- Disability Support
- Mental Health Support
- Careers Advice
- Financial Support
What is Bedford College's acceptance rate?
Although the acceptance rate is unclear, Bedford College is considered to be a selective university with strong academic reputation.
What courses does Bedford College offer?
Bedford College offers a wide range of courses, including:
- Applied Sciences
- Art & Design
- Business & Management
- Care & Childcare
- Computing & IT
- English & Maths
- First Aid & Health & Safety