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FULL-TIME STUDY PROGRAMMES

2020-21 GUIDE

FIND WHAT YOU LOVE


WELCOME

OPEN DAYS

Deciding what to do after GCSEs is a big decision and it’s important to make the right decision for you.

We can’t wait to meet you and show you around. Choose a date (or two) from the list below and come along to: • Take a tour • Talk to tutors and current students

IN THIS GUIDE YOU WILL FIND:  lenty of information on what makes P studying at college so different to staying on at school

• Get careers advice from our team of advisors.

 verything you need to choose the E perfect study programme for you

Bedford Campus

 ots of helpful case studies from L current students at Bedford College

Pre-register your place online now at: www.bedford.ac.uk/opendays

• Thursday 7 November 2019, 5.00pm–7.30pm • Tuesday 21 January 2020, 5.00pm–7.30pm • Tuesday 17 March 2020, 5.00pm–7.30pm

We aim to give you the best possible learning experience while you’re with us and the best preparation for when you leave us; whether that is for work, an apprenticeship or university. So have a look through and see if Bedford College could be the right fit for you.

• Wednesday 10 June 2020, 5.00pm–7.30pm If you can’t make any of the Open Day dates, call us on 01234 291000 or email info@bedford.ac.uk to arrange a personal visit. BEAT THE QUEUES Pre-register your place online at: www.bedford.ac.uk/opendays

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CONTENTS KEY INFORMATION

OUR STUDY PROGRAMMES

Open Days

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Access to Higher Education

26-29

Top 10 reasons to choose Bedford College

4-5

Art & Design

30-35

Our campuses

6-7

Business

36-39

Getting to College

8-9

Care & Childcare

40-45

Computing

46-49

Construction

50-57

Student life

10-11

The Bedford College Group Students’ Union

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Student destinations

12-13

Dental Care

58-59

Your study programme

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Electrical Installation

60-63

Qualifications explained

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Engineering

64-67

Fees and funding

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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

68-69

Apprenticeships

18-21

Foundation Learning

70-71

What to do next

22-23

Hair & Beauty

72-77

Our full-time study programmes

24-25

Motor Vehicle

78-81

Shuttleworth College

106-107

Performing Arts, Music & Media

82-89

National College for Motorsport

108-109

Plumbing & Gas

90-93

110-111

Sport & Fitness

94-97 98-101

The Bedford Sixth Form Undergraduate courses

112

Travel & Tourism

The Prince’s Trust Programme

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Uniformed Public Services

Study programme index

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TOP 10 REASONS to choose Bedford College

1. FIND WHAT YOU LOVE Our vast range of study programmes ensures you will find a subject you love, opening up more choices, opportunities and experiences every day at College.

5. SUPERB SUPPORT Our award-winning Student Services team are here to help and proudly hold the Matrix Quality Standard. You will also get one-to-one support from your Personal Achievement Tutor.

2. EXCELLENT EDUCATION Ofsted rates us ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features, so you’ll receive an excellent education from day one.

6. WORK EXPERIENCE Get involved on the perfect work placement for you thanks to our links with hundreds of top employers. This real life on-the-job experience will enhance your CV and prepare you for employment.

9. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 94% of our full-time students would recommend us1. Don’t just take our word for it — listen to our students. Visit www.bedford.ac.uk and search ‘meet our students’.**

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3. FUTURE PROSPECTS Our students move on to further study or employment. Studying with us gives you strong future prospects.

7. SUCCESS GUARANTEED We’re confident you’ll achieve your qualification with us – and if you don’t we’ll give you £100 or refund any fees paid.*

4. FANTASTIC FACILITIES Train in industry standard environments from workshops and studios to salons and theatres – plus there’s our new £5 million Advanced Engineering Centre.

8. LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS Many of our tutors work, or have worked, in the industry they teach – what better way to learn about the real working world than from people who have experienced it?

10. GUARANTEED PROGRESSION All full-time students can progress on to the next level with us, right up to degree-level.

* Terms and conditions apply visit www.bedford.ac.uk ** Bedford College Destination Data 2018

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OUR CAMPUSES Our locations in Bedford and across the local area include: our main campus on Cauldwell Street, situated in the heart of town on the banks of the Great Ouse; a commercial high street salon; and technical vehicle and plumbing workshops, all with fantastic facilities designed to provide everything you need to succeed.

BEDFORD CAMPUS Cauldwell Street, Bedford MK42 9AH Library

Our modern Library is the place for you to spend time studying outside of classes, with spaces for both individual and group study, and over 30,000 resources including books, journals, e-journals and other online resources to support your learning. You can also access computers including PCs, Macs and Netbooks, or make use of our free WiFi. Plus, when you’re not on-site you can access online resources and library services from wherever you are 24/7 through Moodle – our online student portal.

Munch & Mocha Restaurant and Coffee Shop

Our restaurant and coffee shop is the ideal place to debate your last class over a coffee or savour a delicious lunch with friends. There are also plenty of take-away options available. Smaller food outlets or vending machines can be found in other College buildings throughout the campus.

SPRINGS Sports Centre

If you are studying a course such as Electrical Installation or Construction, our realistic working environments will help you hone your technical skills and practice your technique in workshop bays designed for carpentry, electrical work and more.

All students can hit the gym at our fully-equipped fitness studio for £20 for the year. Our modern £2.5 million sports centre gives Sport students the chance to make the most of their studies, and all other students the chance to get active and have fun. Plus, as a Bedford College student, you will also be able to apply for a discount card at our Trinity Arts & Leisure Sports Centre entitling you to 20% off (T&Cs apply – to find out more visit www.trinityleisure.co.uk).

Yourspace Common Room

South Bank Arts Centre

Industry-class Workshops

The hub of the College community, this room is your dedicated space to relax between classes. There is a kitchenette with a microwave and it is also a great place to meet new friends on different courses, as it is a communal space for all students on campus.

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The South Bank Arts Centre is home to our Art & Design and Performing Arts, Music & Media students. This impressive building includes: graphic design suites, photography suites, art rooms, fashion and textile workshops, music technology and recording studios, video studios, a dance studio and theatre. Even if you don’t use the Centre as part of your course, you can enjoy exciting events, visits and talks throughout the year. See the full timetable at: www.southbankarts.com

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£5 MILLION ADVANCED ENGINEERING CENTRE The new Advanced Engineering & Construction Centre houses new, lighter, analytical equipment, BIM software and robotics. The Centre allows you to move through to higher engineering and degree-level training. The ability to use advanced equipment is essential in today’s manufacturing and civil engineering markets, meaning you will already meet some of the huge demand from employers for skilled engineers.

£2 million Stansfeld Building

This beautiful building, in keeping with the historic streetscape, opened in 2015 and provides a specialist environment for students aged 16+ with learning difficulties and disabilities.

KEMPSTON CAMPUS Triumph Way, Woburn Road Industrial Estate, Kempston MK42 7QB

BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon

Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre

Our modern working commercial salon, conveniently located on Bedford High Street, is home to our Hair & Beauty students who offer a wide range of hair and beauty treatments to paying customers at competitive prices. The wide range of services includes hair styling, barbering and various body and facial treatments. The Salon is equipped with up-to-date equipment and has a modern and relaxing feel so you can enjoy being pampered in luxurious surroundings.

Vehicle Technology Centre

85 High Street, Bedford MK40 1NE

Visit: www.brooksspa.com to find out more and treat yourself to your own pamper session.

Our City & Guilds and British Plumbing Employers Council (BPEC) approved training centre will provide you with some of the most advanced equipment in the UK including solar panels and unvented hot water systems.

Our dedicated automotive training facility is the ultimate environment to develop your technical vehicle repair skills. The Centre is kitted out with engine and repair bays, paint mix and spray rooms and a body repair area – the perfect place for a budding mechanic.

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GETTING TO COLLEGE Bus routes to our Bedford Campus

By bus •B  us services frequently stop less than a 10 minute walk away from our campuses • Kempston Campus is served by bus route numbers 52 and 53, stopping just outside the Woburn Road Industrial Estate and running between Bedford town centre and the villages of Marston Moretaine (52), Cranfield (52) and Wootton (53) • Visit www.stagecoach.com for the most up-to-date information or visit www.bedford.ac.uk/travel for a list of bus routes from local towns and villages • Bus passes and financial support are available for eligible students

By car •L  imited student parking is available at our Bedford (Cauldwell Street) Campus at £1 per day with a student permit • Free on-road parking at our Kempston Campus with easy access to Woburn Road Industrial Estate just off the major A421 road

By train •B  edford’s mainline station is a 15 minutes walk from our Bedford (Cauldwell Street) campus and BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon • Bedford St Johns station is only five minutes from our Bedford (Cauldwell Street) Campus • The nearest station to our Kempston Campus is Kempston Hardwick, which is served hourly by the Marston Vale Line between Bletchley and Bedford

By foot or cycle •T  here are bike racks at our Bedford (Cauldwell Street) Campus • You can download a copy of the Bedford Borough Council Cycle Map from our website at: www.bedford.ac.uk/travel

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Route Number

Location

Frequency

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Kempston (via Bedford Road)

Every 15 minutes

2

Elstow Park & Ride site

Every 15 minutes

3

Fenlake

Every 30 minutes

4

Goldington

Every 30 minutes

5

Elms Farm

Every 15 minutes

6

Brickhill (Tyne Crescent)

Every 15 minutes

7

Woodside

Every 30 minutes

8

Great Denham

Every 30 minutes

9

Shortstown

Every 15 minutes

10

Goldington

Every 30 minutes

41

Northampton

Every 60 minutes

42

Ampthill & Flitwick

Every 60 minutes

50

Rushden & Kettering

Up to every 60 minutes

51

Clapham & Oakley

Every 30 minutes

53

Cranfield, Marston Moretaine & Wootton

Every 20 minutes

73

Sandy & Biggleswade

Every 30 minutes

74

Biggleswade

Every 60 minutes

81

Clophill & Luton

Every 60 minutes

C1,C10 & C11

Milton Keynes

Every 60 minutes

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Cambridge-Oxford

Every 30 minutes

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TRAVEL BURSARY Full-time students aged 16–18 and living more than three miles from College may be entitled to subsidised travel from their local authority. If your local authority is unable to help, and you have a household income less than £30,000, the College has a travel bursary worth up to £600 which you may qualify for.* Aged 19 or over with a household income of £30,000 or less? If you’re not eligible for other transport support and have applied for an eligible study programme, you will also qualify for the travel bursary. For more information, visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/travelbursary Or contact the Student Services help desk on: 01234 291000 or studentservices@bedford.ac.uk

*Please note these are subject to review and can change, visit our website www.bedford.ac.uk/travel to get the latest information.

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STUDENT LIFE Our students tell us that they love how Bedford College is so different to studying at school… More subjects to choose from  varied day with time for independent study A between lessons Freedom to study in the way that works best for you New friends to make and a new area to explore  wap the textbooks for real life working S environments  enefit from the industry experience of your tutors B and their connections  our own Personal Achievement Tutor alongside Y your subject tutors The Bedford College Group Students’ Union

“What’s great about the College environment is that the students are here because they want to be. The tutors are all brilliant and you also have the support of Student Services and the careers advice team, so there is always someone you can go to for help and advice.” Sameera | Travel & Tourism Level 3

The Bedford College Group Students’ Union  he Bedford College Group Students’ Union is run by T students for students. It: •w  orks in partnership with the College, driving for outstanding teaching and learning, services and facilities. • it is run by an elected team of students who work closely with the College Student Services team •w  orks with the College to make sure your voice is heard, your views understood and changes are made •p  uts on regular events, both educational and social, keeps you up to speed on national issues of concern to all students, and supports a number of studentchosen charities over the year. All students are also able to purchase the TOTUM Card (the new name for the NUS Extra student discount card), which gives you great discounts with local and national retailers. The card also secures discounted admission at many theatres, cinemas, museums, art galleries, music events and festivals. For more information drop into one of the Students’ Union bases at each campus.

Student Voice Alongside the Students’ Union you will have the opportunity to be a study programme rep, go to the Exec Question Time event, attend the yearly Student Voice Conference and more!

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STUDENT SUPPORT WE’RE HERE TO HELP ACADEMIC SUPPORT Your Personal Achievement Tutor will support you with personal development, progress on your course and career planning. As a full-time student you are entitled to at least three individual tutorials per year, plus regular group tutorials. Within the first six weeks of your course your personal tutor will meet with you for your first initial one-to-one tutorial to make sure you are settling in and on the right course.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT We have specialist support staff for those with an identified learning difficulty and/or disability.

CAREERS SERVICE Our professionally qualified careers advisers provide impartial, confidential advice and guidance to help you: • decide what you are going to do next • fi  nd out more about your options in education, training and work, both at College and beyond • put your plans into practice •g  et support with job searches and with your university application (UCAS). If you are looking for information or have a quick query you can drop in to the Student Services office where an adviser may be able to help you immediately, or you can book a longer appointment.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL We believe that the unique experiences, abilities and backgrounds of each individual at Bedford College add to the overall learning experience.

FINANCIAL ADVICE Speak to our Student Services team for all money matters relating to college.

SAFEGUARDING AND WELLBEING We’ll keep you safe at all times and we offer a dedicated counselling service if you need someone to talk to.

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STUDENT DESTINATIONS At Bedford College we are dedicated to getting our students where they want to be in life. Providing a great education in environments that mirror the working world, alongside training to give them the practical skills they need so they are ready for the world of work or higher level study. We make sure our students are fully on track demonstrating to employers that they’ve got what it takes to succeed.

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CHRIS Study Programme: Sport Level 3 Destination: Football Academy Owner & Coach “My time at Bedford College gave me an insight into the many different facets of the sporting industry. Exploring different elements such as Bio-mechanics, Physiotherapy, Sport Psychology as well as many others, has enabled me to apply what I was taught to my current job on a daily basis. I knew I always wanted to work in sport but hadn’t identified a clear pathway. My Level 3 gave me the solid foundation and qualification I needed to enrol on the HND pathway that was the start of a career I was passionate about. This is when I began football coaching at grassroots level. I had some fantastic tutors at the college who really ignited my desire to improve, they helped me identify the path I was going to take in the sporting industry. The tutor’s enthusiasm is something that I draw upon today, when working to keep young minds ignited. After finishing my education, I started up my own sports coaching business which began in 2010 and still delivers School Sports provision across Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire today.”

SHOAIB Study Programme: Motor Vehicle Maintenance Level 3 Destination: MOT Tester “Once I had completed my course and it was time for me to leave College, I was able to gain experience working on cars in a local garage. From here I went on to finish up my MOT course and became a qualified MOT tester. Today I am working for BMW, one of the most respected dealerships around. I have worked extremely hard to get where I am today and owe a lot to my family and of course Bedford College. The tutors at the College brought the best out in me and supported me through my studies. Bedford College is equipped with tutors who really care about their students and this is definitely something that comes across in the teaching, as they want to give you every opportunity available to broaden your knowledge and become successful.”

FRANCESCA Study Programme: Art & Design Foundation Diploma (Pre-Degree) Advanced Level 3 and 3D Design BTEC HND Destination: Senior Jewellery Designer “After leaving school, I was unsure as to which creative path I wanted to explore and develop in. The option of studying for my foundation qualification at Bedford College meant I was not only able to study locally, but also explore a range of subjects and pathways that I had not yet considered whilst being at school. During my time on the Foundation Level 3 course, the tutors were able to oversee and understand my strengths and weaknesses. Along with the projects that we were set, I was able to see what areas of Art and Design I was drawn to. This close interaction between the tutors helped guide me onto the creative pathway of 3D design, which ultimately led me onto a higher education course, a HND in 3D design. Being able to explore this subject further resulted in me now working in the jewellery industry. The expertise of the tutors at Bedford College and their industry knowledge fueled my interest and passion in the field with the course giving me the opportunity to work with a range of different briefs, materials and fellow students. The Level 3 course allowed the perfect combination of individual learning and working alongside others, both tutors and students. Being a bespoke Jewellery Designer, I love being able to translate a client’s briefs into a reality. I see jewellery as miniature sculptures and forms of art, the importance the jewellery has to the wearer is equal to the design. Jewellery is something that everybody can relate to and understanding its function, communicating this into a design is something I find extremely rewarding.” Full-time Study Programme Guide

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YOUR STUDY PROGRAMME Think of your study programme as building up lots of different skills that will help you to stand out in today’s competitive market. Employers and universities are looking for much more than just a qualification these days, which is why we’ve designed our study programmes to include everything you need to be successful. Your study programme will provide you with: • A nationally-recognised qualification • English and maths skills • Work experience • Personal development skills • Study skills • Employability skills such as CV writing and interview techniques • Additional vocational learning and qualifications, depending on the programme you choose

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Time Management

Work/ Voluntary Experience

Teamwork

Communication Personal Responsibility

Employability Skills Resilience

Flexibility

Study Skills

YOUR STUDY PROGRAMME Work Ethic

Additional Vocational Learning

Personal Development

How to self-manage

Nationallyrecognised Qualification

Selfmotivation

Self-esteem

Personal Presentation

English & maths

English and maths Love them or hate them, English and maths are essential for work and education! Many employers complain that too many young people lack the literacy (English) and numeracy (maths) skills needed for jobs in today’s workplace. If you’re not yet ready for work, but want to continue in education, you’ll also find that entry onto higher level courses requires grades 9–4 or A*–C in GCSE English and maths. In short, they’re very important and we’ll help you get the grades you need.

Work experience Work experience is a key (and fun!) part of your full-time study programme at College. We have strong links with hundreds of employers in every industry area to ensure we find the best placement for you. Every student has a minimum of 20 hours per year of external work experience. Here’s a little peek at where some of our recent students have spent theirs: •3  D Applied Design students organised ‘Hey Clay’ workshops for the general public to attend •A  rt & Design Students hosted cartoon workshops in conjunction with Bedford Library •E  ngineering students undertook work experience projects with companies such as London Electronic, Cranfield Precision and Pressfab Engineering •F  ine Art students organised an exhibition in The Arcade, Bedford for The Teenage Cancer Trust •H  air & Beauty Students completed work experience with Centreparcs Woburn Aqua Sana Spa

“At the end of the day your success at College is down to you, and I like that. It’s a mature environment that makes you grow up a lot more than I think you would do by staying at school. We have everything we need here and it’s nice to have access to the industrial machines and the opportunities to use them. I’ve learnt so much so far and I’m really looking forward to going into my second year!”

Ruby | Fashion & Textiles Level 3

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QUALIFICATIONS EXPLAINED We are committed to helping you find what you love and guarantee your progression on to the next level of study with us. This table shows how we can support you to progress all the way from Level 2 up to Level 6. Level

Study Programme

Typical Entry Requirements

Equivalent

Level 6

• Top-up Degree Level 6

• Level 5 qualification OR • Related industry experience

BA (Hons), BSc (Hons)

Level 5

• Higher National Diploma (HND) • Foundation Degree (FD) • Higher Level Apprenticeship

• Level 4 qualification OR • Related industry experience

Bachelor degree (year 2)

Level 4

• Higher National Certificate (HNC) • Higher Level Apprenticeship

• A–Levels OR • Level 3 qualification OR • Related industry experience

Bachelor degree (year 1)

Level 3

• BTEC Certificate and Diploma • Access to Higher Education • Advanced Level Apprenticeship

•4  GCSEs grades 9–4 or A*–C ideally including English and maths OR • Level 2 qualification

A-Levels

Level 2

• BTEC Certificate and Diploma • Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

ONE YEAR PROGRAMME • 3 GCSEs grades 9–3 or A*–D ideally including English and maths OR • Level 1 qualification

GCSEs 9–4 or A*–C

TWO YEAR PROGRAMME • 3 GCSEs grades 9–1 or A*–G ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in a relevant subject OR • Other relevant levels of qualification or experience will be considered

LOOKING AT UNIVERSITY AFTER COLLEGE? All of our Advanced Level full-time study programmes have a UCAS points value – your journey to university starts here! We have high expectations for our students, with many going on to study at institutions across the UK including:

ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY

ASTON UNIVERSITY BRUNEL UNIVERSITY

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY KING’S COLLEGE LONDON (UNIVERSITY OF LONDON)

MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON 16

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FEES AND FUNDING If you are a school leaver aged 16-18 on 31 August 2020 the study programmes in this prospectus are FREE. Are you aged 19 or over? All full-time Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever your age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification (equivalent to A-Level), courses are still FREE if you’re aged under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full-time Level 3 qualification. If you’re aged over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. To find out about the fees of our Level 3 qualifications visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/coursefees If you would like to work out the cost implications of a course, please use our Fee Calculator, which you can access through any course page on our website. You may have to pay for specialist textbooks, uniforms or equipment, as well as trips and visits that boost your understanding of your subject. You can find out if there are any additional costs by viewing your study programme on our website, or by looking on the study programme pages in this prospectus.

A range of financial support packages are available, which include help with essential costs, travel or meals. Contact our Enquiries and Admissions team on 01234 291000 or info@bedford.ac.uk to find out if these could apply to you or visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/financialsupport

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APPRENTICESHIPS As an apprentice, you’ll get all the benefits of studying with Bedford College for an industry-recognised qualification, while working in your chosen industry. We are one of the largest apprenticeship providers in the South East Midlands, which means whatever career path you are interested in we will have an apprenticeship to suit you.

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a programme of work-based learning. To be enrolled as an apprentice, an organisation must have offered you a contract of employment and agreed to pay your wage and support you throughout your training. Your job role must include a range of work relevant to the apprenticeship qualification you wish to undertake.

90%

How long does it take?

of Apprentices will stay in employment or go on to further training1

Apprenticeships take between one and four years to complete depending on the type and level undertaken.

How will I spend my time?

For most apprenticeship programmes, you will need to attend College, either for one day per week (day release) or for a few weeks at a time (block release).

Apprentices are 15% more employable than other graduates2

The benefits

You’ll need enthusiasm and commitment to study and work in a particular industry, but the rewards will be significant: • Get the best of both worlds by earning as you learn • Choose from a wide range of practical trades and jobs •W  e will help you find an employer from our excellent links with hundreds of top employers •G  ain industry-recognised qualifications, Functional Skills and specialist techniques that could see you progress to high-level jobs in your chosen sector

71%

•L  earn from valuable job experience and time spent developing your skills on a day-to-day basis 1 2

www.gov.uk www.apprenticeships.org.uk

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APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMMES

We work with over 1,000 employers each year and, as one of the biggest providers of apprenticeships in the South East Midlands, we have the experience to help you excel during your apprenticeship. Our wide range of apprenticeships include: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Accountancy Adult Care Worker Agriculture Arboriculture (Coming Soon) Barbering Beauty Therapy Brickwork Business Administration Care Children & Young People Commis Chef Clinical Healthcare Construction Management Contact Centre Operations Customer Service Cyber Intrusion Analyst Decorative Finishing Dental Nursing Electrical Installation Engineering Environmental Conservation Facilities Services Hairdressing Healthcare Support Worker Healthcare Assistant Practitioner Horticulture Human Resources Management

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IT Application Improving Engineering Operations Infrastructure Technician Lead Adult Care Worker Leadership & Management Management Management Accounting (CIMA) Mechatronics Motorsport Motor Vehicle Body & Paint Operations Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair (Light Vehicle) Network Engineer Painting & Decorating Plastering Plumbing Senior Healthcare Support Worker Software Developer Software Development Technician Teaching Assistant Team Leading/Supervisor Technical & Professional (Civil Engineering) Unified Communication Trouble Shooter Warehousing & Storage Wood Occupations: Bench Joinery Wood Occupations: Site Carpentry

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To apply for an apprenticeship you must no longer be in full-time education and aged 16 or over before the 31st August 2020. Here are your steps to success! I am looking for an apprenticeship 1. W  e have hundreds of vacancies each year, visit our website www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships to find your perfect job. 2. O  nce you have found an apprenticeship you are interested in, check you meet the criteria and complete the online application form. If you need help completing the application form, contact our Recruitment team on 01234 291747 or email apprenticeships@bedford.ac.uk 3. W  e will invite you in to meet with the Recruitment team to discuss your application before we send it to the employer. 4. A  fter you have visited our Recruitment team we will keep in contact with you with our other available vacancies and support you with any queries you may have. 5. Following a successful interview with the employer you will then be enrolled and start your apprenticeship!

I have already been offered an apprenticeship 1. If you have already been offered an apprenticeship, you or your employer will need to contact our Business Development team on 01234 291747. 2. A  member of the Business Development team will then contact the company to confirm that they have offered you an apprenticeship. 3. We will visit your employer to discuss your apprenticeship and carry out health and safety checks. 4. You will then be invited in to the College to discuss your apprenticeship and we will enrol you.

I want an apprenticeship but I can’t find what I am looking for If you can’t find the type of apprenticeship that you are looking for, or you are unsure about meeting the entry criteria, you can contact us on 01234 291747 or email apprenticeships@bedford.ac.uk

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WHAT TO DO NEXT Follow our simple steps to apply for your chosen study programme and get your college journey started… You can apply online at any time! Visit www.bedford.ac.uk - you don’t need to wait until you get your exam results. Don’t forget to provide your correct contact details so we can keep in touch with you about your application.

1. SHORTLIST YOUR FAVOURITE STUDY PROGRAMMES AND ATTEND AN OPEN DAY Visit www.bedford.ac.uk/courses for the full list of study programmes, or to pre-register for one of our Open Days. See page 2 for dates.

4. ATTEND YOUR WELCOME DAY You will be invited to attend a Welcome Day on Tuesday 30 June 2020 where you will get a taste of college life, meet your tutors and make new friends.

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2. APPLY ONLINE Apply for your chosen study programme. If you do not have access to a computer you can complete your application at our Cauldwell Street Campus.

5. ENROLMENT You will be invited to enrol on to your study programme between Friday 21 August 2020 and Friday 4 September 2020. Don’t worry if you don’t get your grades, you can get advice at our Open Day on GCSE results day.

3. RECEIVE AN OFFER You will be invited in for a group interview to find out more about your course. You will also have the opportunity to meet your tutor. You will leave with a course offer.

6. START YOUR STUDY PROGRAMME! Term starts on Monday 14 September 2020.

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OUR FULL-TIME STUDY PROGRAMMES One of the best things about coming to college after school is choosing the subject you are going to study. The following pages are full of all the great subject areas and specific study programmes we offer here at Bedford College. Each section will tell you a bit about: the sector, the different career paths available, how you can progress through the different levels, individual course details with everything you need to know from the entry requirements to units of study, and of course, real life stories from our current and past students!

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Courses

Location

Access to Higher Education

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Art & Design

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Business

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Care & Childcare

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Computing

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Construction

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Dental care

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Electrical Installation

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Engineering

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Performing Arts, Media & Music B K

Plumbing & Gas

Prince’s Trust Team Programme B Sport & Fitness

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Travel & Tourism

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Uniformed Public Services

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LOCATION KEY B - Based at Cauldwell Street Campus K - Based at Kemptston Campus BROOKS - 85 High Street, Bedford

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ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION If you are a mature student without the standard qualifications to enter higher education, these one year intensive courses are ideal for you.

If you complete one of our Access to Higher Education courses and use an Advanced Learner Loan to pay for your tuition fees, the Student Loans Company will write off the balance on the Advanced Learner Loan if you then go on to complete an undergraduate course.

Our Access courses build the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to progress on to higher education in the subject area you’re interested in. They are recognised by universities across the UK and allow entry on to higher education courses in your chosen specialist area.

If you’re 18 years old you may apply and will need to have English Language and maths GCSE at grade 4/C or above, or equivalent Level 2 qualifications, before the start of the course and be subject to a successful interview.

You will gain a good introduction to your chosen subject, develop your study skills and increase your confidence and ability with this level of study. The course takes one year and, on completion, you will gain an Access to Higher Education Diploma. All pathways will include compulsory English and maths, as well as research skills units. You will also need to have good IT skills as all of your assignments will be carried out using either Word, Excel or PowerPoint. You can undertake IT Skills classes at our Learning Centre based on the High Street in Bedford.

Successful applicants will be in College for three days per week and will also have to undertake a relevant work placement for up to 150 hours (which is a requirement of some courses). A work placement officer may be able to support you in finding suitable places. You may also have to complete a successful DBS check. If you are successful you may qualify for a free place. Alternatively, we offer Level 2 and Level 3 courses that may be funded for 16-18 year olds.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost more affordable. Find out more about your payment options at: www.bedford.ac.uk/loans

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“I started this Access course two years after leaving sixth form. I’d had some time out and had intended to go back to sixth form, but decided I wanted to go to university and searched online for other options. I found that Access courses can get you to university in just one year if you don’t already have the grades you need. Coming to Bedford College was a really good decision. I’ve met so many great people and it’s getting me to where I want to be. I was quite a shy person growing up and found that I could connect with people through computing. I’m looking forward to going to the University of Westminster to study Computer Science at the end of the Access course and would love to have a career in either software development or game development.”

Katherine | Access to Computing

COURSE INSIGHTS Animal Management

Business Studies

(Based at Shuttleworth College) Days in College: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Days in College: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Typical units covered: • Animal Behaviour • Animal Health & Welfare • Animal Management • Animal Nutrition • Animal Science • Conservation • Inheritance, Evolution & Ecology • Principles of Biology Progression: You could progress on to our Animal Management Foundation Degree (FdSc) or study a range of degrees such as Animal Science, Biology, Veterinary or Zoology at other universities.

Typical units covered: • Business Financial Accounting • Business Management Accounting • Business Recruitment and Retention • Developing a Business Plan • Financial Planning in Business • Introduction to Microeconomics • Managing Human Resources for Business • Marketing Principles and Implications for Business • Setting up a New Small Business • The Nature and Context of Business Progression: You could progress on to our Business BTEC HNC/HND. Past students have gone on to study Events Management at Bournemouth University, International Fashion Management at University of the Arts London, International Business at Sheffield Hallam and Economics at the University of Hertfordshire.

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Combined Science

Engineering

Days in College: Tuesday and Friday

Days in College: Monday, Thursday and Friday

Typical units covered: • Biomolecules (Biochemistry) • Blood, Circulation and Breathing • Cells, Tissues and Organs • Chemistry Foundations • Drugs and Food Additives • Energy • Evolution and Ecology • Digestion and the Liver • Homeostasis • Mendelian and Applied Genetics • Microbiology • Periodic Table • Separation and Analysis

Typical units covered: • Computer Aided Engineering for Engineers • Engineering Design • Engineering Materials • Engineering Project • Electronic Science for Engineers • Further Mathematics for Engineers • Manufacturing Processes in Engineering • Mathematics for Engineers • Mechanical Science for Engineers

Progression: Past students have gone on to study Pharmacy at the University of Hertfordshire, Biomedical Science at Aston University, Pharmacy at Kings College London, Biomedical Science at Anglia Ruskin University, Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation & Massage at Cardiff Metropolitan University and Food Science & Nutrition, Physiotherapy and Zoology at the University of Nottingham.

Computing Days in College: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Typical units covered: • Computer Architecture • Computer Networks and Data Communications • Data Representation for IT • Designing and Building an IT Software Solution • Designing and Building a Multi-Page Website • Impact of IT Systems on Society • IT Business Solutions • IT System Security • Operating Systems and Systems Tools Progression: You could progress on to our Computing HNC/HND or study a range of degrees such as Computer Sciences, Computer Networking, Computer Graphics & Visualisations, Software Engineering, Programming Language Theory, Computer Security and Forensics and much more at other universities.

Progression: You could progress on to our Electrical & Electronic or Mechanical Engineering BTEC HNC/HND, or you could go on to study a degree in Construction, Estimating & Planning, Construction Equipment, Civil Engineering, Mechanical or Electrical Systems at other universities.

Media Production Days in College: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday Typical units covered: • Media Production Management Process • Media: Pre-production • Media: Production – Film Production • Media: Post-production • Plus a range of other units taught with the Music students Progression: You could progress on to one of the following Media undergraduate courses we offer; Creative Media Production HNC/HND or Media Production Foundation Degree (FdA).

Music Production Days in College: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Typical units covered: • Electronic Composition • Theory of Music Production • Studio Recording Techniques • The Context and Value of Music Production • Plus a range of other units taught with the Media students Progression: You could progress on to one of the following Music undergraduate courses we offer; Music Performance HNC/HND or Music Technology Foundation Degree (FdA).

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Days in College: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday or Monday, Tuesday and Thursday Typical units covered: • Blood Circulation • Cells, Tissues and Organs • Digestion and the Liver • Disease and Body Defence • Drugs and Food Additives • Healthcare within the NHS • Homeostasis • Mendelian and Applied Genetics • Introduction to Psychology • Introduction to Sociology • Reproductive Biology • Understanding Mental Health Difficulties • Sociology of Health • Health Care within the NHS

Social Sciences

Access to Higher Education

Nursing & Healthcare Professions (including Midwifery)

Days in College: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Typical units covered: • Social Work Practice • Crime and Deviance • Mental Illness and Society • Psychology • Cognitive Psychology • Social Psychology • Social Policy • Sociology • Sociology of the Family • Sociology of Mass Media Progression: Past students have gone on to study Psychology at London South Bank University, Government & Politics at the University of Hertfordshire, Economics at Plymouth University, Social Work at the University of Hertfordshire and Criminology with Psychology at the University of the West England.

Progression: Past students have gone on to study Biomedical Science at De Montfort University, Midwifery at the University of Bedfordshire, Mental Health Nursing at the University of the West of England, Nursing at the University of Northampton and Psychology at the University of Leicester.

Psychology Days in College: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Typical units covered: • Bio Psychology • Child Development • Cognitive Psychology • Criminal Psychology • Cyber Psychology • Forensic Psychology • Introduction to Psychology • Introduction to Sociology • Psychology of Education • Sociology of Crime and Deviance • Social Psychology • Understanding Mental Health

Teacher Education Days in College: Monday, Thursday and Friday Typical units covered: • Chemistry • English • English Literature • Human Biology • Mathematics • Practical Science • Research Skills • School Based Experience; Education, Curriculum and Early Learning 10 week placement (placement not based at college) • Science for Teachers Progression: You could progress on to our Educational Practice Foundation Degree (FdSc). Past students have gone on to study Education Studies & English at the University of Bedfordshire, Primary Teacher Education at Oxford Brookes University, English Studies at the University of Bedfordshire and Childhood & Youth Studies at the University of Bedfordshire.

Progression: You could progress on to our Psychology & Crime Foundation Degree (FdSc) or study a degree in a range of psychological fields such as Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Legal Psychology, Social Psychology or Forensic Psychology at other universities.

Please visit our website for more information on work-shadowing requirements: www.bedford.ac.uk/access-teacher-education

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ART & DESIGN Our Art & Design students regularly produce award-winning work. Year on year our students beat UK universities in industry-set challenges for creative solutions and design contexts.

OUR COURSES AND YOUR FUTURE PROGRESSION Higher Education within The Bedford College Group

Our Fashion & Textile students win national awards at fashion and clothing industry events.

For more information view our undergraduate prospectus or visit www.bedford.ac.uk/undergraduate

•F  ine Art students feature in Royal Academy sponsored shows.

3D Design HNC/HND

•3  D Design students take part in national events in Hey Clay as well as exhibiting at New Designers in London. •G  raphic Design and Communication students win regular International Design competitions including the YCN Glover’s Award and exhibit at D&AD London each year. All students regularly engage with employers and a mix of design industries as part of their programme. They study a blend of underpinning skills and contexts, such as drawing and visual study communication, alongside industry relevant technical skills in production techniques, software and presentation.

Art Practice HNC/HND Creative Media Production – Animation, Games & VFX HNC/HND Fashion & Textiles HNC Fashion HND Graphic Design HNC/HND Interior Design HND Photography HNC/HND Product Design HND Textiles HND Fashion BA (Hons) (Top-up from HND)*

Student Destinations In 2018 91% of students went on to degree-level study at colleges and universities such as the University of Brighton, De Montfort University and Portsmouth University, or moved straight into paid employment. Source: Bedford College Student Destination Data 2018

Graphic Communication BA (Hons) (Top-up from HND)* Photography BA (Hons) (Top-up from HND)* Textiles for Fashion BA (Hons) (Top-up from HND)*

Level 3/4 Foundation Diploma Art & Design BTEC Foundation Diploma (Pre-Degree)

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“I’ve always enjoyed drawing and, as I got older, my interest turned to design. You need to be both creative and be yourself to study art, because every artist is different, from Michelangelo to today’s artists. By studying 3D Design at College I am building a good portfolio for university and developing my technique as well.”

Bismark | Art & Design (3D Design) Level 3 Previous School: In Italy

FIND A JOB YOU LOVE

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PRESS PHOTOGRAPHER MAGAZINE ART DIRECTOR

INTERIOR DESIGNER FASHION SPECIAL EFFECTS

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FURNITURE DESIGNER CURATOR

3D PRODUCT DESIGNER MAGAZINE FEATURE EDITOR FILM MAKER GRAPHIC DESIGNER ANIMATOR ARCHITECT WEB DESIGNER TEXTILES DESIGNER

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Art & Design Intermediate (Level 2)

Art & Design Advanced (Level 3): 3D Applied Design

Location: Cauldwell Street

Location: Cauldwell Street

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration: 1 year

Duration: 2 years

•3  GCSEs grades 9–3 or A*–D ideally including English and maths OR •A  rt & Design BTEC or UAL Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills

Duration: 2 years •3  GCSEs grades 9–1 or A*–G ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in art and design. Other relevant levels of qualification or experience will be considered

What will I study? This study programme will introduce you to a wide range of art, design and craft techniques through a mix of studio-based projects, lectures, teamwork and one-to-one teaching. You will develop a comprehensive portfolio of work that reflects improvements in your ability, and gain an insight into various disciplines within art & design.

•4  GCSEs grades 9–4 or A*–C ideally including English and maths OR •A  rt & Design BTEC or UAL Level 2 Diploma (Merit level or above) with Functional Skills

What will I study? This exciting study programme will encourage you to experiment in a diverse range of disciplines. You will work with a wide variety of materials, including glass, wood, metal, ceramics and plastics. Mixed media and non-traditional approaches and techniques will be encouraged, alongside research as a basis for design development, informed by drawings and sketchbook work.

What qualifications will I gain? • Art & Design UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required • Short course in Art & Design practice if required

What qualifications will I gain? • Art & Design UAL Level 2 Diploma

UCAS points available:

• English and maths qualifications if required

Up to 168

•S  hort course in Art & Design related practice if required

Are there any additional costs?

Are there any additional costs? •T  here will be an additional fee of £40 for course materials and £40 for trips and visits

What could I do next? Upon successful completion of this course you can progress on to one of our Art & Design Level 3 programmes.

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• £50 to cover the cost of trips and visits •Y  ou will also be encouraged to buy appropriate equipment and text books related to your specialism such as sketchbooks, sketching pencils, USB sticks and other general art materials

What could I do next? You can progress on to studying our 3D Design BTEC HNC/HND. Alternatively, you can apply for a university course in a relevant subject, or progress to employment in a related field.

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Art & Design Advanced (Level 3): Animation,

Illustration & Games Design

Art & Design Advanced (Level 3): Fashion & Textiles

Location: Cauldwell Street

Location: Cauldwell Street

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration: 2 years

Duration: 2 years

•4  GCSEs grades 9–4 or A*–C ideally including English and maths OR

•4  GCSEs grades 9–4 or A*–C ideally including English and maths OR

•A  rt & Design BTEC or UAL Level 2 Diploma (Merit level or above) with Functional Skills

•A  rt & Design BTEC or UAL Level 2 Diploma (Merit level or above) with Functional Skills

What will I study?

What will I study?

You will be exposed to a variety of different types of animation such as 2D, 3D and stop motion. You will also explore Illustration and Games Concept Art Design, with some aspect of Level Creation. You will gain experience in using a variety of programmes, including the Adobe Suite and web-based games engines.

What qualifications will I gain? • Art & Design UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required

You will explore various design aspects, including surface pattern for fashion and interiors, fashion visualisation and illustration, and sculptural textiles/fashion. You will also have the opportunity to learn silk screen printing, machine and hand embroidery, paper making, fabric manipulation techniques, draping, transfer printing, computer aided design, felt making, and drawing. The emphasis will be on experimentation with materials and ideas generation for fashion, textile, interior and illustration outcomes.

• Short course in Art & Design practice if required

What qualifications will I gain?

UCAS points available:

• Art & Design UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required • Short course in Art & Design practice if required

Up to 168

Are there any additional costs?

UCAS points available:

• £50 to cover the cost of trips and visits •Y  ou will also be encouraged to buy appropriate equipment and text books related to your specialism, such as sketchbooks, sketching pencils, USB sticks and other general art materials

What could I do next? You can progress on to studying our Digital Design BTEC HNC/HND. Alternatively, you can apply for a university course in a relevant subject, or progress on to employment in a related field.

Up to 168

Are there any additional costs? • £50 to cover the cost of trips and visits • You will also be encouraged to buy appropriate equipment and text books related to your specialism, such as sketchbooks, sketching pencils, USB sticks and other general art materials

What could I do next? You can progress on to studying our Fashion & Textiles BTEC HNC/HND. Alternatively, you can apply for a university course in a relevant subject, or progress on to employment in a related field.

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Art & Design Advanced (Level 3): Fine Art

Art & Design Advanced (Level 3): Graphic Design

Location: Cauldwell Street

Location: Cauldwell Street

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration: 2 years

Duration: 2 years

•4  GCSEs grades 9–4 or A*–C ideally including English and maths OR

•4  GCSEs grades 9–4 or A*–C ideally including English and maths OR

•A  rt & Design BTEC or UAL Level 2 Diploma (Merit level or above) with Functional Skills

•A  rt & Design BTEC or UAL Level 2 Diploma (Merit level or above) with Functional Skills

What will I study?

What will I study?

This study programme will give you the flexibility to work with a range of materials, techniques and processes, often dipping into other subject areas, such as digital media and video. The core programme offers painting, sculpture, printing, experimental photography and a range of open ended projects designed to challenge your ability to think and work creatively.

This study programme will give you a strong insight into illustration, typography, advertising, layout design, packaging and drawing using a variety of media and techniques including digital photography. You will also learn how to use the Adobe Creative Suite software: Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, and Adobe After Effects for graphic animation.

What qualifications will I gain?

What qualifications will I gain?

• Art & Design UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma

• Art & Design UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma

• English and maths qualifications if required

• English and maths qualifications if required

• Short course in Art & Design if required

• Short course in Art & Design practice if required

UCAS points available:

UCAS points available:

Up to 168

Up to 168

Are there any additional costs?

Are there any additional costs?

• £50 to cover the cost of trips and visits

• £50 to cover the cost of trips and visits

•Y  ou will also be encouraged to buy appropriate equipment and text books related to your specialism, such as sketchbooks, sketching pencils, USB sticks and other general art materials

•Y  ou will also be encouraged to buy appropriate equipment and text books related to your specialism, such as sketchbooks, sketching pencils, USB sticks and other general art materials

What could I do next?

What could I do next?

You can progress on to studying our Arts Practice BTEC HNC/HND. Alternatively, you can apply for a university course in a relevant subject, or progress to employment in a field related to your subject specialism.

You can progress on to studying our Graphic Design BTEC HNC/HND/BA (Hons) pathway. Alternatively, you can apply for a university course in a relevant subject, or progress to employment in a field related to your subject specialism.

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Art & Design Advanced (Level 3): Photography

Art & Design BTEC Foundation Diploma Pre-Degree Advanced (Level 3)

Location: Cauldwell Street

Location: Cauldwell Street

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration: 2 years

Duration: 1 year

•4  GCSEs grades 9–4 or A*–C ideally including English and maths OR

• Minimum of one A-Level in a design related subject.

•A  rt & Design BTEC or UAL Level 2 Diploma (Merit level or above) with Functional Skills

What will I study? You will have the opportunity to explore different lens-based media and learn about film-based and digital techniques, including darkroom techniques and image manipulation. You will develop personal projects that explore themes and ideas connected with the potential of photography to record, document, narrate and challenge. You will learn how to select photographic equipment and technologies that are appropriate and fit for purpose.

What will I study? This study programme will enable you to explore and experiment with a wide range of concepts, ideas and materials, in addition to giving you the opportunity to focus on your chosen specialist area and build up your portfolio of work. This programme is highly recommended if you have completed A-Levels (or a Level 3 equivalent qualification) and want to progress on to a degree-level course in an art and design subject at university or college.

What qualifications will I gain? • Art & Design BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma

What qualifications will I gain?

UCAS points available:

• Art & Design UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required • Short course in Art & Design practice if required

Up to 84

UCAS points available:

Are there any additional costs? •Y  ou will be able to participate in field trips and visits in this country and abroad (for an additional cost) •Y  ou will also be encouraged to buy books related to your specialism and appropriate equipment such as pens, pencils, USB sticks/external hard drives

Up to 168

Are there any additional costs? • £50 to cover the cost of trips and visits •Y  ou will also be encouraged to buy appropriate equipment and text books related to your specialism, such as sketchbooks, sketching pencils, USB sticks and other general art materials

What could I do next?

•T  here is an additional cost of £130 to cover course materials

What could I do next? You can progress on to one of our HNC/HNDs in your chosen art and design discipline, or an Art & Design-related degree.

You can progress on to studying our Photography BTEC HNC/HND. Alternatively, you can apply for a university course in a relevant subject, or progress to employment in a field related to your subject specialism.

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BUSINESS Our Business department is accredited by professional bodies, including the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), and the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). This accreditation means that you can be confident that the skills you are learning have real industry value. You will undertake a work placement as part of your study programme, giving you valuable experience within the industry, alongside various trips to see how companies work. Our students have recently visited the Amazon Fulfilment Centre in Peterborough, Luton Magistrates Court, Westfield and British Airways to aid units in courses such as; International Business, Enterprise and Marketing. On their visit to British Airways, students also took part in activities and simulations that enabled them to develop the skills required to deliver outstanding customer service and gained an understanding of its impact on the reputation and performance of the airline.

OUR COURSES AND YOUR FUTURE PROGRESSION Higher Education within The Bedford College Group For more information view our undergraduate prospectus or visit www.bedford.ac.uk/undergraduate Business BTEC HNC/HND

Level 3 Advanced Accountancy Business

Level 2 Intermediate Accountancy Business

Student Destinations In 2018 our students progressed on to universities such as the University of Sheffield, De Montfort University and University of Liverpool or went into employment with some companies such as Land Rover Jaguar and Luton Airport. Source: Bedford College Student Destination Data 2018

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“I enjoy the Marketing units of the study programme because I’m good at presenting and getting my points across to people, as well as designing things. Another unit I’ve really liked is Exploring Business. It’s all about the external environments around business and what affects it. We’ve looked behind the scenes at old business scandals and what actually goes on inside!”

Aaron | Business Level 3 Previous School: Bedford Business School

FIND A JOB YOU LOVE BUYER BUSINESS

ANALYST BRAND CONSULTANT E-BUSINESS ENTREPRENEUR ESTATE AGENT RETAILER CUSTOMER SERVICE ADVISOR INVESTMENT BANKER PRODUCT MANAGER

AUDITOR HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER FINANCE MANAGER CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT MARKET RESEARCHER ACCOUNT MANAGER COMMERCIAL

DIRECTOR SOCIAL ENTERPRISE/CHARITY OFFICER ESTATE MANAGER STRATEGIC

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Accounting & Business Intermediate (Level 2)

Accounting Advanced (Level 3)

Location: Cauldwell Street

Location: Cauldwell Street

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration: 1 year

Duration: 1 year

•3  GCSEs at grades 9–3 or A*–D and ideally including English and maths at grade 4

•3  GCSEs grades 9–4 or A*–C ideally including English and maths AND • Accounting AAT Level 2 qualification OR

What will I study? This study programme will provide you with the foundation stage of the Association of Accounting Technician’s (AAT) Accountancy qualifications. The AAT is the world’s leading body for Accounting Technicians, making this course essential for anyone looking to develop a career in accounting or business finance. You will study a range of topics, including book-keeping, cash management, an introduction to payroll, basic costing, computerised accounts, and business and communication law.

• Equivalent accounting qualification

What will I study? This study programme will further develop your accountancy skills and knowledge. You will study a wide range of topics, including advanced book-keeping, building your skills in final accounts preparation, management accounting and costing, indirect tax, ethics and spreadsheets.

What qualifications will I gain? • Accounting AAT Level 3 Diploma

What qualifications will I gain? • Accounting and Business AAT Level 2 Diploma

• English and maths qualifications if required

• English and maths qualifications if required

UCAS points available:

Are there any additional costs?

Up to 56

•Y  ou will be required to pay £230 to cover the costs of books, enrichment activities and trips

Are there any additional costs?

•T  he course fee covers the cost of one exam for all units, so re-sits will need to be paid for if qualifying conditions have not been met

What could I do next? You can progress on to the Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3, the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business or you can go into employment as a bookkeeper or accounting clerk.

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What could I do next? You can progress on to our Accounting AAT Level 4 Diploma or begin your career in an accountancy role.

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Business Intermediate (Level 2)

Business Advanced (Level 3)

Location: Cauldwell Street

Location: Cauldwell Street

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration: 1 year

Duration: 2 years

•3  GCSEs grades 9–3 or A*–D ideally including English and maths OR

•4  GCSEs grades 9–4 or A*–C ideally including English and maths OR

• Business Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills

•B  usiness BTEC Level 2 Diploma with Level 2 Functional Skills

Other relevant levels of qualification or experience will be considered.

What will I study? This study programme will provide you with a solid basis for progression in a number of business pathways and a sound knowledge of fundamental business concepts while also equipping you with essential business and study skills. The dynamic programme will also give you the opportunity to undertake work experience and organise College events. You will explore all the key functions of a modern business, including finance, human resources, customer service, marketing and sales.

What qualifications will I gain? • Business BTEC Level 2/1 First Extended Certificate • English and maths qualifications if required

Are there any additional costs? •Y  ou will be required to pay £80 to cover books, enrichment activities and trips

What could I do next? You can progress on to the Business Level 3 programme, or into employment in a business related role or a Level 3 Apprenticeship (see page 20).

What will I study? This study programme will prepare you for a career in business by developing skills in an exciting learning environment. You will also develop a range of key skills and knowledge that will be essential for future employment or university study. You will develop practical skills in all areas of business, including marketing, management, finance, decision making, digital marketing and recruitment.

What qualifications will I gain? • Business BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required

UCAS points available: Up to 168

Are there any additional costs? •Y  ou will be required to pay £85 to cover books, enrichment activities and trips

What could I do next? You can progress on to a Higher Level Apprenticeship, full employment in a business role, further study at university or our Business HNC/HND. As part of the programme, you will be given advice on developing a career in business to help you make the important decision about what to do next.

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CARE & CHILDCARE As a Care & Childcare student, you will benefit from tutors who have previously enjoyed professions as nurses, health visitors, social workers, early years specialists, primary school teachers and care assistants, so you can draw on the knowledge and expertise from people who have worked in the sector. You will be involved in a range of charity and fundraising events, as well as practical and voluntary placement experience. We also hold a Care & Childcare Progression Event where we introduce students to local employers and help them identify employment opportunities within the professions.

OUR COURSES AND YOUR FUTURE PROGRESSION Higher Education with The Bedford College Group For more information view our undergraduate prospectus or visit www.bedford.ac.uk/undergraduate Child & Family Studies Foundation Degree (FdA) Early Years Studies Foundation Degree (FdA) Educational Practice Foundation Degree (FdA) Health & Social Care Foundation Degree (FdA) Psychology & Crime Foundation Degree (FdA)*

Student Destinations In 2018 our students progressed on to universities such as Coventry University, University of Bath and University of Westminster or went into employment with some going to work for the NHS. Source: Bedford College Student Destination Data 2018

Level 3 Advanced Childcare Fast Track to a Foundation Degree in Educational Practices Health & Social Care

Level 2 Intermediate Childcare We also offer apprenticeships in Children & Young People, Care Leadership & Management, Health & Social Care, Teaching Assistant, Early Years Educator and Dental. To find out more visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships or see page 20.

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“When I was studying the Level 1 in Childcare here at College I wanted to become a Social Worker. However, now I have changed my mind and would like to be a Criminologist because I find it a fascinating area to study. There are aspects of criminology and mental health on this programme, so once I have completed the Level 3, I plan to apply to university to study Criminology and eventually work in a police department. My favourite part of the programme so far has been the Creative Therapies unit where we have worked on tasks such as making an object from playdoh and learning how to clearly describe it to someone who might be blind, or learning how to describe simple tasks to someone with dementia.”

Buse | Health & Social Care Level 2 Previous School: Kempston Challenge Academy

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DEVELOPMENT OFFICER SOCIAL CARE WORKER DENTAL NURSE CHILD

MINDER CHILDCARE PRACTITIONER

CHILD NURSE DENTAL RECEPTION ADMINISTRATOR PSYCHOLOGIST DENTAL TECHNICIAN TEACHING ASSISTANT RESIDENTIAL CARER PLAY WORKER FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER SPECIAL NEEDS ADVISOR EARLY YEARS WORKER

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Childcare Intermediate (Level 2)

Childcare Advanced (Level 3)

Location: Cauldwell Street

Location: Cauldwell Street

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration: 1 year

Duration: 2 years

•3  GCSEs grades 9–3 or A*–D ideally including English and maths OR

•4  GCSEs grades 9–4 or A*–C including English and maths OR

•C  hildcare OR Health & Social Care Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills

•E  arly Years Educator Level 2 qualification with English and maths

Duration: 2 years

What will I study?

•3  GCSEs grades 9–1 or A*–G ideally including English and maths Entry will also be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. You will also need to demonstrate an ability to work in an early year’s placement.

What will I study? This study programme is ideal if you are planning to work with children, and offers excellent preparation for higher-level courses in the childcare field. You will learn about the physical care and development of the child, working with children, and emotional and social development. You will also learn about child development, play and practical activities, communication, and professional skills in working with babies and young children.

This study programme prepares you to become an Early Years Educator, enabling you to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 0–7 years. The learning experience will be reflective of the current structure and expectations of the childcare sector and you will have the opportunity to put theory into practice by preparing and carrying out relevant activities in quality childcare placements covering ages 0–5 years.

What qualifications will I gain? • Early Years Educator CACHE Level 3 Diploma

UCAS points available: Up to 144

Are there any additional costs?

What qualifications will I gain?

• You will be required to pay £54 for any trips/visits

• Early Years Educator CACHE Level 2 Certificate • English and maths qualifications if required

What could I do next?

Are there any additional costs? • You will be required to pay £54 for any trips/visits

What could I do next?

You can progress on to our Child & Family Studies Foundation Degree (FdA) or our Early Years Studies Foundation Degree (FdA) or work in a supervisory role in the early years sector (subject to achieving grades 9–4 or A-C in GCSE English and maths).

You can progress on to the Childcare Level 3 study programme. You could also enter employment as a qualified assistant nursery nurse, combining your job with studying our Early Years Educator Level 3 Diploma.

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Advanced Educational Practice (FdA) (Level 3)

Health & Social Care Intermediate (Level 2)

Location: Cauldwell Street

Location: Cauldwell Street

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration: 1 year

Duration: 1 year

•4  GCSEs grades 9–4 or A*–C ideally including English and maths OR

•3  GCSEs grades 9–3 or A*–D ideally including English and maths OR

•E  arly Years Educator Level 2 qualification with English and maths

•C  hildcare or Health & Social Care Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills

Entry will also be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. You will also need to demonstrate an ability to work in an early years placement.

Other relevant levels of qualifications or experience will be considered.

What will I study? This study programme will prepare you to become a teaching assistant and/or teacher, enabling you to work with children from 5 to 18 years. It will prepare you for working unsupervised or in a supervisory capacity with children in a school setting.

What qualifications will I gain? •S  upporting Teaching and Learning in Schools CACHE Level 3 Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required

UCAS points available:

Entry will also be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. You will also need to demonstrate an ability to work in the health & social care environment.

What will I study? This study programme will give you an insight into working in the caring profession, allowing you to study a wide range of topics, including anatomy and physiology, the impact of diet, therapeutic activities, and more. You will also gain real work experience in a variety of health & social care settings, such as with the elderly, children and those with learning disabilities.

What qualifications will I gain? • Health and Social Care CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma

Up to 168

• English and maths qualifications if required

Are there any additional costs?

Are there any additional costs?

•Y  ou will be required to pay £54 for any trips and visits

• You will be required to pay £54 for any trips and visits

What could I do next?

What could I do next?

You can apply to the Educational Practice Foundation Degree (FdA) and then progress on to a top-up degree for an Applied Education Studies BA (Hons). With further study and teacher training Qualified Teacher Status can be achieved.

You can progress on to our Health & Social Care Level 3 study programme, or into employment within health & social care settings.

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Health & Social Care Advanced (Level 3) Location: Cauldwell Street Duration and Entry Requirements Duration: 2 years •4  GCSEs grades 9–4 or A*–C including English and maths (a science subject is also highly recommended) OR • Health and Social Care Level 2 Certificate at Merit level Entry will also be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. You will also need to demonstrate an ability to work in the health & social care setting.

What will I study? This study programme will provide you with the skills required to start a career in the health & social care profession. You will be able to specialise in either health care or social care, while gaining valuable work experience within a variety of settings, such as with the elderly, children and those with learning disabilities. You will study a range of topics, including anatomy and physiology, lifespan development, communication and more.

What qualifications will I gain? • Health & Social Care CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required

UCAS points available: Up to 168

Are there any additional costs? •Y  ou will be required to pay £20 for books and £54 for any trips/visits

What could I do next? You can progress on to study at university or enter employment, where further work-based training qualifications can be gained.

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Care & Childcare

“I would like to train to be a care assistant or support worker looking after older people, as I have spent time looking after my own grandparents, as well as children in my family. I’ve been given lots of opportunities through the College, including a Health & Care Assistant Apprenticeship, which I will start next year in a local care home. The highlight of the study programme for me has been the work on legislation and the Equality Act in Healthcare. It was interesting to study how people are treated and to learn about discrimination in the sector. I enjoy the written assignments that we have to do and my tutors are very nice and kind. They will always give any help you need. You feel a lot more responsible for your own learning at College, because it’s a more independent environment where you can develop your own interests. I’m really glad I chose to come here.”

Nisha | Health & Social Care Level 1 Previous School: Kempston Challenger Academy

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COMPUTING We ensure that you are at the cuttingedge of this exciting subject by teaching you the latest skills and techniques accredited by the world’s leading IT organisations, including Oracle, CompTIA and Cisco. Our tutors have worked in the IT industry in a wide range of roles including networking, programming, PC maintenance, website development and helpdesk support, so you will benefit greatly from their expertise and industry knowledge.

OUR COURSES AND YOUR FUTURE PROGRESSION Higher Education within The Bedford College Group For more information view our undergraduate prospectus or visit www.bedford.ac.uk/undergraduate Computing HNC/HND Digital Technologies BSc (Hons)

Outside of the classroom, educational visits are organised to give you the opportunity to see how IT is used in a real life setting. Previous visits include the Thinktank Science Museum in Birmingham, The Skills Show, Silverstone, History of Computing Museum, Thorpe Park and Vauxhall.

Level 3 Advanced

Our CISCO lab was used to host a warm-up for the WorldSkills IT Networking final held in Sao Paulo, Brazil and the WorldSkills organisers praised it as ‘one of the best’ in the UK.

Level 2 Intermediate

Year on year our students make it through to the WorldSkills UK LIVE Finals at the NEC in Birmingham where they have to work under pressure to complete challenges in a range of computing disciplines against peers to be recognised as the UK’s best in their skill.

Student Destinations In 2018 our students progressed on to universities such as Bournmouth University, University of Greenwich and University of Leicester. Source: Bedford College Student Destination Data 2018

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Information & Creative Technology

We also offer apprenticeships in Cyber Intrusion Analyst, Infrastructure Technician, Network Engineer, Software Developer, Software Development Technician and Unified Communications Trouble-shooter. To find out more visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships or see page 20.

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“Although I considered sixth form after finishing school, I chose to come to College because I wanted to do something relevant and focus on one thing. My brother had studied the Level 2 and Level 3 here, and I had already studied IT in school. Everything is becoming IT based now in society so it made sense to choose this study programme.”

Chloe | Computing Level 3 Previous School: Kempston Challenger Academy

FIND A JOB YOU LOVE TECHNICAL ANALYST/TECHNICIAN PROJECT MANAGER

MOBILE APP DEVELOPER HARDWARE MANAGER

IT HELP-DESK FIRST LINE SUPPORT

WEB DESIGNER OPERATIVE PROGRAMMER TECHNICAL SUPPORT MACHINE GLOBAL LOGISTICS SECURITY CONSULTANT TECHNO FUNCTIONAL ANALYST

DEVELOPER (PEARL, PHP, VISUAL BASICS 6, WEB, NET)

SOFTWARE TESTER GAMES CODING & PROGRAMMER

SUPPORT ANALYST SYSTEM DEVELOPER JAVA DEVELOPER NETWORK DESIGNER/ARCHITECT SERVICE DESK MANAGER

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Computing Intermediate (Level 2): Information & Creative

Computing Advanced (Level 3):

Technology

Software Development or Networking & System Support

Location: Cauldwell Street

Location: Cauldwell Street

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades 9–3 or A*–D ideally including English and maths, plus a keen interest in IT OR • IT Users BTEC Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills

Duration: 2 years

Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades 9–1 or A*–G ideally including • English and maths, plus a keen interest in IT

What will I study? This study programme will provide you with a varied knowledge and understanding of the information technology sector, as well as developing your computing skills and preparing you for a future career in the IT industry. You will study a wide range of topics, including installing and maintaining computer systems, technology systems and website development, together with some aspects of the creative industries, such as multimedia products development.

What qualifications will I gain? • Information & Creative Technology BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate • English and maths qualifications if required

Are there any additional costs?

•4  GCSEs grades 9–4 or A*–C ideally including English and maths, plus a keen interest in IT OR • Information & Creative Technology BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate with Functional Skills, plus a keen interest in IT

What will I study? This study programme will provide you with the knowledge and experience required to start building a career in a range of IT jobs including programmer, web designer, technical support, or networking technician. You will study a range of key topics, including computer systems, software development, website production, computer networks, digital graphics and more. In the second year of the study programme, you will select a pathway in either software development or networking and system support.

What qualifications will I gain? •C  omputing BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A-Levels) • English and maths qualifications if required

• There will be an additional cost of £25 for trips

•S  ome students will have the opportunity to gain a Level 3 in Maths in Context (equivalent to half of an A-Level)

What could I do next?

UCAS points available:

A wide range of entry level jobs in the IT industry will be available to you on completion. You can also progress on to our Computing Advanced Level 3 Software Development, or Networking & System Support programme, or an apprenticeship (see page 20).

Are there any additional costs?

Up to 168

• There will be an additional cost of £25 for a trip

What could I do next? You can progress on to our Computing HNC/HND or Computing BSc (Hons) Degree. Alternatively, you can apply for a university course or progress into employment.

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“The highlight so far for me has been representing the College at the Skills Show in Birmingham. We were presenting demos on computer hardware, which tied in with the Hardware unit we were studying where a problem would be created within a computer and we’d have to fix it and put it back together. Problem solving was also a big part of my recent work experience placement with the trade union, Affinity. I spent three days taking an IT consulting approach to problems they were experiencing and coming up with solutions. The Computing department at Bedford College is excellent. The whole floor has been renovated, we have new equipment and people come from a long way away to study here. I’m definitely going to stay on for the HNC/HND and hopefully gain a BSc here at the College. I know the staff here and the software we use, and so I’ll be able to focus on my work without any change, plus financially it makes more sense to stay local.”

Harry | Computing Level 3 Previous School: Home schooled

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CONSTRUCTION We’re at the cutting-edge of construction with our industry-class workshops and equipment. Our tutors have all enjoyed successful careers in the industry and now take the lead in shaping the UK’s construction and building services training sector, talking at high profile industry events such as Ecobuild – the leading event for sustainable design, construction, energy and the built environment. This means they have direct input into what you, as a student, will learn to ensure that you stand out from the crowd when it comes to looking for a job. We also have strong links with local employers. During your study programme you will work on and produce real life working projects through work experience with major construction companies. You will also be taken on trips, experience educational visits and have guest speakers from the industry come into College, for example from the Society of the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB). Our Advanced Level Construction students were recently invited to view the first phases of construction at the Shuttleworth College Zoological Education Centre, in order to use the development as a live case study in site management. Painting & Decorating students have been to the Dulux Decorating Centres and Brickwork students have visited numerous construction projects in the local area.

OUR COURSES AND YOUR FUTURE PROGRESSION Higher Education within The Bedford College Group For more information view our undergraduate prospectus or visit www.bedford.ac.uk/undergraduate Civil Engineering HNC/HND Construction & the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering) HNC/HND Construction HNC/HND Building Services & Sustainability Foundation Degree (FdSc)* Sustainable Construction Foundation Degree (FdSc)*

Level 3 Advanced Bench Joinery Brickwork Painting & Decorating Site Carpentry

Student Destinations In 2018 our students progressed on to universities such as Oakland College, University of Greenwich and University of Reading or went into employment with some going to companies such as KCW Windows and Mint Construction.

Technical & Professional Construction

Level 2 Intermediate Bench Joinery Brickwork

Source: Bedford College Student Destination Data 2018

Painting & Decorating

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“I chose Brickwork because I have always been fascinated by building work and I get a real sense of satisfaction from building something from scratch. I must say I was a bit hesitant getting back into education and not sure how I would cope, but the younger students here are great and the tutors are so friendly.”

Mohammed | Brickwork Level 2

FIND A JOB YOU LOVE LABOURER QUANTITY

SURVEYOR

DESIGN ENGINEER I NDUSTRIAL TECHNICIAN

SUPERVISOR CAD DESIGNER CONSTRUCTION WORKER

CONSTRUCTION SUPPORT

SECURITY CONSULTANT PLUMBER TECHNICAL SALES MANAGER ROOFER

PAINTER AND DECORATOR WORKSHOP MANAGER ARCHITECTURE TECHNICIAN DESIGN ENGINEER HEALTH & SAFETY MANAGER FOREMAN We also offer apprenticeships in Brickwork, Painting & Decorating, Technical & Professional and Wood Occupations. To find out more visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships or see page 20.

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Bench Joinery Intermediate (Level 2)

Bench Joinery Advanced (Level 3)

Location: Cauldwell Street

Location: Cauldwell Street

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration: 1 year

Duration: 1 year

•C  arpentry & Joinery Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills

• Bench Joinery Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills

What will I study?

Duration: 2 years •3  GCSEs grades 9–1 or A*–G ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in joinery

What will I study? This study programme will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to carry out a range of joinery work to the standards agreed by the leading industry bodies. You will gain a good overall understanding of the wood trade, as well as industry recognised skills and qualifications, ensuring that you complete the programme with a good grounding for future career development.

This study programme will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to carry out a range of joinery work to the standards agreed by the leading industry bodies. You will study a range of advanced joinery units, including setting out complex joinery items, marking out and manufacturing complex joinery items.

What qualifications will I gain? • Bench Joinery CSkills Awards Level 3 Diploma • Health, Safety and Environment (CSCS) Card • English and maths qualifications if required

What qualifications will I gain?

Are there any additional costs?

• Bench Joinery CSkills Awards Level 2 Diploma

•P  ersonal protective equipment (PPE), approximately £30

• Health, Safety and Environment (CSCS) Card • English and maths qualifications if required

•Y  ou will also be required to pay approximately £40 to take a CSCS test. This will allow you to complete the mandatory 30 hours’ work experience required as part of this study programme

Are there any additional costs? •P  ersonal protective equipment (PPE), approximately £30 • Textbooks, approximately £20 •Y  ou will also be required to pay approximately £40 to take a CSCS test. This will allow you to complete the mandatory 30 hours’ work experience required as part of this study programme

What could I do next? You can progress on to our Bench Joinery Level 3 study programme, or gain employment as a Bench Joinery Apprentice (see page 20).

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• Textbooks, approximately £20

What could I do next? You can gain employment as a Bench Joinery apprentice, where you can convert your qualification to an NVQ Level 3 through further study at the College, or study the Technical & Professional Construction Advanced Level 3 study programme to pursue a career in construction management. You could also apply for our Construction BTEC HNC/HND (entry is subject to a successful interview).

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Brickwork Intermediate (Level 2)

Brickwork Advanced (Level 3)

Location: Cauldwell Street

Location: Cauldwell Street

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration: 1 year

Duration: 1 year

• Bricklaying Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills

• Bricklaying Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills

Duration: 2 years

What will I study?

•3  GCSEs grades 9–1 or A*–G ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in brickwork

What will I study? This study programme will provide you with the training you will need to develop your skills and experience to carry out bricklaying to industry standards. You will study a range of key topics, including thin joint masonry, solid walling, cavity walling and more.

This study programme will provide you with the training and experience you will need to develop advanced brickwork skills to an industry recognised standard, along with the additional skills required for supervisory roles. You will study a range of topics, including structural and decorative brickwork, repairing and maintaining masonry structures, erecting complex masonry structures and more.

What qualifications will I gain?

What qualifications will I gain? • Bricklaying CSkills Award Level 2 Diploma • Health, Safety and Environment (CSCS) Card • English and maths qualifications if required

• Bricklaying CSkills Award Level 3 Diploma • Health, Safety and Environment (CSCS) Card • English and maths qualifications if required

Are there any additional costs?

Are there any additional costs?

•P  ersonal protective equipment (PPE), approximately £30

•P  ersonal protective equipment (PPE), approximately £30

• Textbooks, approximately £20

• Textbooks, approximately £20 •Y  ou will also be required to pay approximately £40 to take a CSCS test. This will allow you to complete the mandatory 30 hours’ work experience required as part of this study programme

•Y  ou will also be required to pay approximately £40 to take a CSCS test. This will allow you to complete the mandatory 30 hours’ work experience required as part of this study programme

What could I do next?

What could I do next? You can progress on to the Brickwork Level 3 study programme, or move into employment as a bricklayer.

You can gain employment as a Bricklaying apprentice where you can convert your qualification to an NVQ Level 3 through further study at the College, or study Construction Advanced Level 3 to pursue a career in construction management. You could also apply for our Construction BTEC HNC/HND (entry is subject to a successful interview).

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Painting & Decorating Intermediate (Level 2)

Painting & Decorating Advanced (Level 3)

Location: Cauldwell Street

Location: Cauldwell Street

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration: 1 year

Duration: 1 year

•P  ainting & Decorating Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills

•P  ainting & Decorating Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills

Duration: 2 years

What will I study?

•3  GCSEs grades 9–1 or A*–G ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in painting and decorating

What will I study? This study programme will provide you with the key knowledge and skills required for entering the painting and decorating industry, as well as giving you the confidence to tackle a number of small decorating projects. You will focus on various wall and ceiling coverings, including anaglypta, blown vinyl and vinyl papers. You will also learn about wood graining and marbling, and a variety of broken colour techniques.

What qualifications will I gain? • Health, Safety and Environment (CSCS) Card • English and maths qualifications if required

Are there any additional costs? •P  ersonal Protective Equipment (PPE), approximately £30 • Textbooks, approximately £20 •Y  ou will also be required to pay approximately £40 to take a CSCS test. This will allow you to complete the mandatory 30 hours’ work experience required as part of this study programme

What could I do next? You can progress on to the Painting & Decorating Level 3 study programme or into a related apprenticeship (see page 20).

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This study programme will give you the confidence to manage small projects and provide you with the skills needed to decorate complex surfaces, whether with paint, paper or metal leaf. The programme involves more research than tuition, so you will be expected to solve problems and manage your own learning to meet the course requirements, and will cover installing lincrusta on to walls, intricate picking out and replica faux painting of marbles and woods.

Are there any additional costs? •P  ersonal Protective Equipment (PPE), approximately £30 • Textbooks, approximately £20 • You will also be required to pay approximately £40 to take a CSCS test. This will allow you to complete the mandatory 30 hours’ work experience required as part of this study programme

What could I do next? You can gain employment as a Painting & Decorating apprentice, where you can convert your qualification to an NVQ Level 3 through further study at the College (see page 20), or study our Construction Advanced Level 3 study programme to pursue a career in construction management. You could also apply for our Construction BTEC HNC/HND (entry is subject to a successful interview).

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Site Carpentry Intermediate (Level 2)

Site Carpentry Advanced (Level 3)

Location: Cauldwell Street

Location: Cauldwell Street

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration: 1 year

Duration: 1 year

• Site Carpentry Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills

• Site Carpentry Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills

Duration: 2 years

What will I study?

•3  GCSEs grades 9–1 or A*–G ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in carpentry

What will I study? You will acquire the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to carry out a range of joinery work to the standards agreed by the leading industry bodies. This programme will enable you to gain a good overall understanding of the wood trade, while also providing you with industry-recognised skills and qualifications, ensuring that you complete the course with a good grounding for future career development.

You will acquire the skills and experience you need to carry out a wide range of carpentry work to the standards agreed by the leading industry bodies. The programme will help widen your understanding of the industry in which you work, ensuring that you complete the course with a good grounding for future career development.

What qualifications will I gain? • Site Carpentry CSkills Awards Level 3 Diploma • Health, Safety and Environment (CSCS) Card • English and maths qualifications if required

What qualifications will I gain?

Are there any additional costs?

• Site Carpentry CSkills Awards Level 2 Diploma

•P  ersonal Protective Equipment (PPE), approximately £30

• Health, Safety and Environment (CSCS) Card • English and maths qualifications if required

Are there any additional costs? •P  ersonal Protective Equipment (PPE), approximately £30 • Textbooks, approximately £20 •Y  ou will also be required to pay approximately £40 to take a CSCS test. This will allow you to complete the mandatory 30 hours’ work experience required as part of this study programme

What could I do next? On successful completion of this study programme you could progress to Site Carpentry Advanced Level 3. Alternatively, you could gain employment as a Carpentry apprentice, where you can convert your qualification into an NVQ Level 2 by collecting work-based evidence (see page 20).

• Textbooks, approximately £20 •Y  ou will also be required to pay approximately £40 to take a CSCS test. This will allow you to complete the mandatory 30 hours’ work experience required as part of this study programme

What could I do next? You could progress on to our Construction Advanced Level 3 study programme to pursue a career in construction management. Alternatively, you could gain employment as a Site Carpentry apprentice (see page 20) in a wide range of organisations, such as construction companies, local authorities, public organisations or shop fitting companies, where you can convert your qualification into an NVQ Level 3 by collecting work-based evidence. You could apply for our Construction BTEC HNC/HND (entry is subject to a successful interview).

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“When I decided I didn’t want to study at sixth form anymore, my journey at College began. I had just painted my own bedroom, so thought I would try studying a course in painting and decorating. I started studying at Bedford College on a full-time study programme and then, about a year in, a local company came into the College looking for an apprentice. My tutor asked me if I wanted to do it, and it’s been a really good decision.

Construction Advanced (Level 3) Location: Cauldwell Street Duration and Entry Requirements Duration: 2 years •4  GCSEs grades 9–4 or A*–C including English and maths

What will I study? This study programme will give you a good understanding of the whole construction process, giving you the opportunity to study a large number of interlinked units to broaden your industry knowledge. The programme will cover a wide range of topics, including building surveying, mechanical and electrical services, building regulations and more.

I am now learning both on the job and at College, and I also received a £500 bursary from the Connolly Foundation to help with costs. I work for Coles Decor in Biggleswade on two week block release from College. I enjoy painting the most, especially stencilling work. All of my tutors are so helpful and they allow you to work how you want to work. It’s a pretty relaxed environment and, although I’m one of the only girls in the department, everyone is really easy to get along with. After the apprenticeship comes to an end I want to get into full-time employment to gain more experience before hopefully becoming a self-employed Painter & Decorator.”

Eleana | Painting & Decorating Level 2 Apprenticeship Previous School: Stratton Upper School

What qualifications will I gain? •C  onstruction & the Built Environment BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma • Professional Construction Practice Level 3 Diploma - ISG • Health, Safety and Environment (CSCS) Card • English and maths qualifications if required

UCAS points available: Up to 168

Are there any additional costs? •Y  ou may be required to pay £20 for uniform/equipment and £30 for a course textbook to aid your studies •Y  ou will need to pay £10 to attend educational event(s) that complement your course •Y  ou will also be required to pay approximately £40 to take a CSCS test. This will allow you to complete the mandatory 30 hours’ work experience required as part of this study programme

What could I do next? You can progress to higher education through the College’s Construction BTEC HNC/HND. Alternatively, you could progress on to our Construction Technical & Professional Advanced Apprenticeship (see page 20) or pursue employment in the construction industry.

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DENTAL CARE If you are interested in starting your career in dental health in a customer facing role, or if you are thinking of becoming a dental nurse, our study programmes and apprenticeships will provide you with a range of essential technical and practical skills and knowledge.

OUR COURSES AND YOUR FUTURE PROGRESSION Level 3 Advanced Dentistry

Level 2 Intermediate Working in Dental Settings

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Working in Dental Settings Intermediate (Level 2)

Dentistry Advanced (Level 3)

Location: Cauldwell Street

Location: Cauldwell Street

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration: 1 year

Duration: 1 year

•3  GCSEs grades 9–3 or A*–D ideally including English and maths OR

•4  GCSEs grades 9-4 or A*-C ideally including English and maths OR

• Childcare or Health & Social Care Level 1 or 2

• Working in Dental Settings Level 2 OR

Entry will also be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

• Health & Social Care Level 2 OR

What will I study?

• Any other suitable level 2

This study programme is for you if you are interested in starting a career in dental health in a customer facing role. Alternatively, if you are thinking of becoming a dental nurse, but are not yet ready to move on to the Dental Nursing Advanced Level 3, then this is a good starting point. The study programme will provide you with a range of essential technical and practical skills and knowledge, which will equip you to seek employment or further training within the dental health industry.

What qualifications will I gain? •W  orking in Dental Settings City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate • English and maths qualifications if required

Are there any additional costs?

• Childcare Level 2 OR Entry will also be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

What will I study? This study programme focuses on direct chair side work and support during a range of dental treatments and is suitable for anyone who wants to work as a dental nurse and also develop a career as a dental hygienists’. You will study a range of topics including principles of infection control, preparing and maintaining environment, instruments and equipment for clinical dental procedures and chairside support for the provision of fixed and removable prostheses.

What qualifications will I gain? • Dental Nursing City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma • Level 2 Infection and Prevention Control

•Y  ou will be required to pay £100 to cover uniform and books

What could I do next?

• English and maths qualifications if required

UCAS points available: 168 points

You can progress on to our Dentistry Advanced Level 3 course (See next entry), Dental Nursing Advanced or Dental Reception Administration Apprenticeship Level 3. Alternatively, you could go into employment with a dental practice or dental department of a hospital, or go to university to continue your studies.

Are there any additional costs? •Y  ou will be required to pay for the cost of a work placement uniform and text book costing?

What could I do next? Following the completion of this course you could chose to gain further post qualifications or employment in these specific roles: dental hygiene/therapy, dental technician, practice management, teaching and assessing or lecturing.

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ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION Our Electrical Installation study programmes will enable you to access a range of electrical career paths. Our students have gone on to work for major electrical contractors on some very exciting projects including The Shard, Crossrail and Heathrow Airport. Others have joined apprenticeship programmes working for the Red Bull F1 team. Our students have been on trips to look at how power stations operate. They also take part in both internal and external competitions with other colleges throughout the year with great prizes on offer. Every year we have local employers contact us to recruit our best students, give talks on what they look for in an individual and give away prizes for the best and most improved student.

OUR COURSES AND YOUR FUTURE PROGRESSION Higher Education within The Bedford College Group For more information view our undergraduate prospectus or visit www.bedford.ac.uk/undergraduate Electrical & Electronic Engineering HNC/HND Electrical Engineering BSc (Hons) (Top-up from HND)*

Level 3 Advanced Electrical Installation

Level 2 Intermediate Electrical Installation

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“I have found more freedom at College along with lots of practical based learning, which suits me. The tutors are great and also help out with the theory work. I had to study English and maths last year, which was good. After the Level 2 I am hoping to move on to an apprenticeship.”

Oliver | Electrical Installation Level 2 Previous School: Sharnbrook Academy

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Electrical Installation Intermediate (Level 2)

Electrical Installation Advanced (Level 3)

Location: Cauldwell Street

Location: Cauldwell Street

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration: 1 year

Duration: 1 year

•3  GCSEs grades 9–3 or A*–D ideally including English and maths OR

•4  GCSEs grades 9–4 or A*–C ideally including English and maths OR

• Relevant Level 1 qualification with Functional Skills

•E  lectrical Installation Level 2 Diploma with Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths

Duration: 2 years •3  GCSEs grades 9–1 or A*–G ideally including English and maths

What will I study? This study programme will give you an introduction to the skills you will need to carry out a range of electrical installation activities required to start work in the industry. Units of study will include an introduction to all types of circuits, including the theory and regulations behind them. You will also gain both practical and theoretical insights into the electrotechnical field of expertise.

What qualifications will I gain? •E  lectrical Installation (Buildings & Structures) City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required

Are there any additional costs? •Y  ou will need to purchase steel toe footwear, safety glasses and gloves for practical sessions •Y  ou will also need to provide note-taking equipment, a scientific calculator, along with the current versions of the OSG (On Site Guide) that costs approximately £28

What could I do next? Upon successful completion, you can progress on to the Advanced Electrical Installation study programme, a Level 3 apprenticeship (see page 20) or into employment.

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If you are over 21 you can gain entry to a subject via a successful interview and written assessment, and will be considered individually on your experience rather than your qualifications.

What will I study? This study programme is intended for those who want to expand their knowledge and proficiencies within the electrotechnical industry. You will develop the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in the field. The study programme lasts one year and is aimed at those who have recently completed a full-time Level 2 qualification, or those with relevant experience and knowledge of the industry.

What qualifications will I gain? •E  lectrical Installation (Buildings & Structures) City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma

Are there any additional costs? •Y  ou will need to provide note-taking equipment, a scientific calculator, along with a current version of the BSEN 7671 Regulation book that costs approximately £85

What could I do next? You can undertake a Level 3 NVQ, a range of short courses or a relevant technical course, which range from Levels 3–5.

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“I’d been a stay at home dad for several years and was researching my options with regards to becoming a self-employed electrician. After speaking with a couple of established electrical contractors in Milton Keynes, it became clear that Bedford College was well respected by the trade. There are two main components to the course; theory and practical. While the course does consist of a significant amount of electrical related maths, I have found that Bedford College does provide the support needed to master the electrical theory and any maths involved; the tutors here are very experienced and know how to best assist the students to master the theory. The other main part of the course consists of practical experience in the College’s workshop. As someone who not only aims to become a self-employed electrician, but who also enjoys working with his hands, I have truly enjoyed the opportunity to actually practice the electrical installation work. Over the course of the year we have been taught everything from the basics of how to correctly strip and terminate cable through to installing steel conduit and testing our work using test instruments. Once I’ve successfully completed Level 2, I can enrol on to the Electrical Installation Level 3 course. Completing this course puts a student in a fantastic position to be employed in the trade as a trainee electrician, in order to get the work experience they need for final assessment to become fully qualified.”

Simon | Electrical Installation Level 2

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ENGINEERING Our Engineering study programmes enable you to choose an area to specialise in and provide you with transferable skills, such as problem solving and project management, making you particularly attractive to potential employers.

OUR COURSES AND YOUR FUTURE PROGRESSION Higher Education within The Bedford College Group

Engineering students will study in our £5 million Advanced Engineering Centre, which houses newer, lighter, analytical equipment, BIM software and robotics. The Centre allows you to move through to the higher engineering and degree-level training, essential in today’s manufacturing and civil engineering markets, meeting some of the huge demand from employers for skilled engineers.

For more information view our undergraduate prospectus or visit www.bedford.ac.uk/undergraduate

We have excellent links with the industry, working with large technology companies such as Vauxhall, Lockheed Martin and Millbrook Proving Ground, so you will always be up to date with industry changes and developments – something that employers will be looking for.

Electrical Engineering BSc (Hons)

Students complete projects by working with companies such as London Electronics, Cranfield Precision and Pressfab Engineering.

General Engineering BSc (Hons)

Electrical & Electronic Engineering HNC/HND Electrical Engineering BSc (Hons) (Top-up from HND) General Engineering HNC/HND General Engineering BSc (Hons) (Top-up from HND) Mechanical Engineering BTEC HNC/HND Mechanical Engineering BSc (Hons) (Top-up from HND)

Student Destinations In 2018 our students progressed on to universities such as Bangor University, University of Leeds and University of Nottingham.

Mechanical Engineering BSc (Hons)

Level 3 Advanced Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Source: Bedford College Student Destination Data 2018

General Engineering Mechanical Engineering We also offer apprenticeships in Engineering. To find out more visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships or see page 20.

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“My favourite parts of this study programme are the maths, the mechanics and electronics practicals including building circuits. In the second year I will be going on a work experience placement, but this year we have already visited the Skills Show at the NEC in Birmingham and had someone from Mercedes AMG come in to talk to us. Once I finish the programme I will be searching for an apprenticeship with a company such as Mercedes or Rolls Royce.”

Charlotte | Engineering Level 3

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Engineering Advanced (Level 3):

Engineering Intermediate (Level 2)

Electrical & Electronic, General or Mechanical Engineering

Location: Cauldwell Street

Location: Cauldwell Street

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration: 1 year

Duration: 2 years

•3  GCSEs grades 9–3 or A*–D including English, maths and science

•4  GCSEs grades 9–4 or A*–C including English, maths and science OR

What will I study?

•E  ngineering BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate or equivalent

This study programme will provide you with a good level of knowledge and understanding of the basic engineering techniques used within the sector. You will study a wide variety of topics, including engineering materials, machining techniques, electronic circuit construction and more.

What qualifications will I gain? • Engineering Operations BTEC Level 2 Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required

What will I study? This study programme has been developed with local employers to provide you with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to gain confidence in Engineering. In your first year you will study for an Engineering BTEC Level 3 90-Credit Diploma, before specialising in mechanical, electrical and electronic or general engineering in your second year.

What qualifications will I gain?

Are there any additional costs? •T  here will be an additional fee of approximately £30 for required clothing/uniform and £25 to attend trips that will complement your course

•E  lectrical & Electronic Engineering BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma OR •M  echanical Engineering BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (in your second year)

What could I do next?

UCAS points available:

You can progress on to the Engineering Level 3 study programme (see next entry), or into employment in the engineering industry at apprentice level.

Up to 168

Are there any additional costs? •T  here will be an additional fee of £30 towards any clothing needed for this course and £25 to attend trips that will complement your course

What could I do next? Successful completion of the second year will allow you to progress on to one of our Engineering HNC/HND programmes, look for employment in the engineering industry or apply to go to university.

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“I wanted to study Engineering at College because it’s a subject that gives you an understanding of everything in the world around you. Being at College has made me want to learn more and I know I’m getting taught by the best. My tutors are experts in their fields and they set me extra-curricular tasks in programming, microcontrollers and circuit boards, which I like to get on with. I’ve had a work experience placement with a mechanical engineering company who make parts for planes, and we’ve been on a trip to Marshall Amps in Bletchley to look at their mass production methods for the amplifiers. I feel Electrical Engineering was a good path for me to pursue, as it’s quite a broad subject that will open up more opportunities than studying a more specific field might. The new Buchanan Centre for Engineering is fantastic with plenty of facilities in the labs; it’s an independent environment where you can choose what you want to focus on. For one of our projects we had to choose from three common world problems to solve. I chose a biometric fingerprint attendance system to be used in schools and colleges, which I built from scratch. I love the project management work here and would eventually like to be a project manager in Engineering. I already have a couple of university offers and hope to go on to do a Masters after my undergraduate degree.”

Zaqyas | Electrical Engineering Level 3 Previous School: Challney Boys School

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ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (ESOL) This study programme is for students whose first language is not English and who want to improve listening, speaking, reading and writing for work, study and everyday life. The study programme is offered from beginner level through to advanced level. It will help you to learn and practise English in many ways, including in the workplace. You will also learn to use your maths skills in an English environment.

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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Location: Cauldwell Street What will I study? During this study programme you will practise many language skills, as well as: • Reading, writing, listening and speaking • Grammar and structure • Pronunciation • Vocabulary development • Maths • ICT (using computers) • Employability skills (including work placements) You will also learn about health, education, local government, employability and other topics, which are all part of being a citizen in the UK. The level at which you start will depend on your existing skills.

What do you need to start? You do not need any qualifications to start, but you must be between 16 and 19 years old on 31 August 2020 and you must be a resident in the UK. You will need to attend an assessment interview before you start; this is to help decide which level is best for you.

What qualifications will I gain? You will work towards English Speaking Board ESOL awards and certificates and Pearson Functional Skills maths and ICT certificates at an appropriate level. The levels are: • Entry Level 1 • Entry Level 2 • Entry Level 3 • Level 1 • Level 2 Your tutors will do practice exams with you throughout the year before entering you for exams.

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FOUNDATION LEARNING We offer a Foundation Skills programme aimed at young people with identified learning difficulties and/or disabilities. The programme will support you to develop your study and personal skills for progression on to higher level programmes at the College or into work. Our supportive tutors will work with you to build flexible learning programmes that suit your individual goals and needs. On successful completion of the programme, you’ll have gained a range of new skills that will help you towards living independently, as well as significantly increasing your study and employment options. The programme aims to develop your independence skills and help you to progress within a supported environment. You will take part in a range of subjects, which will include independent living skills, work preparation, community skills, English and maths.

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Alongside this you will undertake a supported work experience placement; previous students have been placed with Costa, Premier Inn, Higgins Museum and local charity shops. You will select a vocational option of your choice from a wide range of subjects, which include Art and Media, Catering and Business, Animal Care and more. You will have the opportunity to attend a residential, participate in community fundraising projects, and attend employer fairs that we host. Trips are organised throughout the year; most recently students have been to meet our local MP at the Houses of Parliament. A number of our students have progressed into mainstream education, in subjects such as: • Animal Care • IT • Childcare • Media • Construction • Sport

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HAIR & BEAUTY We are renowned for producing award-winning Hair & Beauty students who consistently perform at their best.

OUR COURSES AND YOUR FUTURE PROGRESSION

A key factor in the success of our students is the industry knowledge that staff provide them with, which keeps them up-to-date with the latest techniques and trends. The expert teaching of specific technical treatment skills in our well-equipped salons provides our students with international qualifications leading to excellent employment opportunities. Our students get the opportunity to showcase the skills they develop every year at the Hair & Beauty Show at Bedford Corn Exchange. Students use this event to present the skills they have developed by working models and showcasing to the public.

Higher Education within The Bedford College Group

BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon in Bedford town centre is our working salon. It is open to the public, and enables you to gain experience working with clients with full support from tutors. Our students also keep busy outside of the salon. Recently they have visited Salon International, to experience the latest hairdressing techniques and products on the market. Our Beauty & Make-Up students attended the Professional Beauty exhibition in London to learn about the latest trends and techniques in an ever expanding industry.

Hairdressing

We also offer apprenticeships in Beauty Therapy and Hairdressing.

For more information view our undergraduate prospectus or visit www.bedford.ac.uk/undergraduate Media Make-up & Character Design Foundation Degree (FdA)*

Level 3 Advanced Beauty Therapy

Level 2 Intermediate Barbering Beauty Therapy Hair & Media Make-Up Hairdressing

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“I’ve always had a passion for hairdressing. While I was at school I started working as a Junior in a salon, which I am still doing now alongside College. It works both ways because I teach them new up-to­-date ways of doing things that I have learnt in lessons, and they teach me their different techniques.”

Emily | Hairdressing Level 2 Previous School: Redbourne Upper School

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Barbering Intermediate (Level 2)

Beauty Therapy Intermediate (Level 2)

Location: BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon

Location: BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration: 1 year

Duration: 1 year

•3  GCSEs grades 9–3 or A*–D ideally including English and maths OR

• 3 GCSEs grades 9–3 or A*–D including English OR

• Equivalent Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills

•B  eauty Therapy and/or Hairdressing Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills

Duration: 2 years

Duration: 2 years

•3  GCSEs grades 9–1 or A*–G ideally including English and a keen interest in barbering

•3  GCSEs grades 9–1 or A*–G ideally including English and a keen interest in beauty therapy

Other relevant levels of qualifications or experience will be considered.

What will I study?

What will I study? You will learn traditional and modern cutting and styling techniques plus facial hair shapes in gents’ hair. You will be based at BROOKS, our commercial salon, for your training and work placement.

What qualifications will I gain? • English and maths qualifications if required

•Y  ou will be required to purchase a barbering kit and Jagged Edge Academy uniform, costing approximately £285

What could I do next? At the end of this programme you will be a qualified Level 2 barber, with further employment opportunities with barbers.

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This study programme will equip you with the skills you need to carry out a range of beauty therapy treatments to a nationally recognised standard. You will study a diverse range of topics, including manicure, pedicure, waxing, facial treatments and more.

•Y  ou will be required to pay £140 for personal equipment and £41 for a uniform, as well as £15 for trips/visits

What could I do next? You can progress on to employment as a junior therapist in a range of professional establishments, or progress on to our Beauty Therapy Advanced Level 3 study programme or on to an apprenticeship (see page 20).

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Beauty Therapy Advanced (Level 3)

Hair & Media Make-Up Intermediate (Level 2)

Location: BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon

Location: BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration: 1 year

Duration: 1 year

• Beauty Therapy Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills

• 3 GCSEs grades 9–3 or A*–D including English OR • Equivalent Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills

What will I study? This study programme will provide you with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required for all aspects of beauty therapy. The programme will support the development of your ability to a nationally recognised standard, and will help to progress your career to a higher level. You will study a range of topics, including Swedish body massage, advanced facial techniques, body contouring treatments, epilation, anatomy and physiology, and more.

What qualifications will I gain? • Beauty Therapy City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma

Duration: 2 years •3  GCSEs grades 9–1 or A*–G ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in hair and media make-up. Other relevant levels of qualifications or experience will be considered

What will I study? Based at our BROOKS Hair & Beauty salon, you will cover the skills to start your career path in media make-up, learning hair styling, body art, spray tanning and make-up.

• English and maths qualifications if required

What qualifications will I gain?

Are there any additional costs?

• English and maths qualifications if required

•T  here will be additional fees to cover the cost of your uniform and your personal equipment. During the course you will be required to go on field trips where there may be additional costs

What could I do next? You can progress into employment in a range of professional establishments, such as salons, spas, cruise liners, setting up your own business or you could gain employment in the training of others. Further training is available to extend skills in Nail Technology, Indian Head Massage, Stone Therapy Massage and Aromatherapy.

• Hair & Media Make-Up City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma

Are there any additional costs? •Y  ou will need to pay £25 for your uniform and £45 for trips throughout your course •Y  ou will also be required to purchase a hair and make-up kit, costing approximately £470 • Art supplied for the creation of mood boards

What could I do next? You can progress on to the Production Arts Technical Make-Up Level 3 study programme (see page 89). This involves the application of prosthetic pieces, fantasy hair design for performers, and creating and casting small prosthetic pieces and bald caps. Alternatively, you may wish to continue your studies to incorporate hair or beauty.

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Hairdressing Advanced (Level 3)

Location: BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon

Location: BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration: 1 year

Duration: 1 year

•3  GCSEs grades 9–3 or A*–D ideally including English and maths OR

•H  airdressing qualification at Level 2 with Functional Skills

• Hairdressing City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma

What will I study?

Duration: 2 years •3  GCSEs grades 9–1 or A*–G ideally including English and a keen interest in hairdressing Other relevant levels of qualifications or experience will be considered.

What will I study? This study programme will focus on the development of the underlying principles and practical skills required in the hairdressing industry, which will prepare you for progression to a higher level of study. You will learn how to consult with clients, promote products and services, and develop a variety of hairdressing skills in cutting, colouring and perming.

What qualifications will I gain? • Hairdressing City & Guilds VRQ Level 2 Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required

Are there any additional costs? •Y  ou will be required to purchase a uniform for £25 and personal equipment for £220, plus pay for trips/visits at a cost of £25

This is the perfect programme to advance your knowledge of hair skills, whilst learning new and advanced techniques to offer greater employment opportunities, such as technical and training support within industry led manufacturers. You will progress your skills and knowledge while working within the commercial surroundings of BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon.

What qualifications will I gain? • Hairdressing City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required

Are there any additional costs? •Y  ou will be required to pay £25 for your uniform and £200 for your professional kit

What could I do next? You could progress on to further part-time courses or into careers such as a salon manager, rep technician, session stylist or artistic director. You could also undertake competition work, become self-employed or open your own salon.

What could I do next? You can progress on to further study in a relevant subject such as the Hairdressing Level 3 Diploma or an apprenticeship (see page 20). Alternatively, you could move into employment as a junior hairstylist in a salon.

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“Since leaving school I have studied for a degree in Floristry and completed a part-time Accounting course. I still love doing floristry, but unfortunately it was not providing consistent work; I needed something that would guarantee full-time work, and I love working with people, so I chose Barbering. I’m a very creative person, so I knew I could incorporate this into barbering. I came to Bedford College because it is local and has a good reputation. The Barbering programme was recommended to me and all I can say is I wish I had done it earlier! I love coming here every day and just don’t want it to end. My tutor has been a brilliant support and has flown me through the programme. I’ve had work experience with Jagged Edge Barbers where I helped on the till, with stock checks, gowning up and shampooing hair.”

Charlene | Barbering Level 2

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MOTOR VEHICLE Our Vehicle Technology Centre in Kempston is kitted out with an industry comparable vehicle workshop, a spray booth and body repair section. We offer a unique opportunity to gain qualifications and experience in vehicle body repair, vehicle paint and vehicle maintenance during the first year of your study programme. All of our tutors have worked in the automotive industry in a variety of roles, often being leaders in their chosen specialisms. You will be taught professional techniques and potential technologies that are likely to become compulsory in the future, such as working on electric cars. Using their experiences and engineering backgrounds, they build a multitude of portable practical resources to better engage students in the classroom, appealing to a more practically-minded student. Our students also benefit from professional links with the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) as well as major employers in the area to keep abreast of industry changes: just one example is Vauxhall Motors, who have donated a number of ex-trial vehicles to us to help students test their diagnostic skills on the very latest technology.

OUR COURSES AND YOUR FUTURE PROGRESSION Level 3 Advanced Motor Vehicle Body Repair & Paint Motor Vehicle Maintenance

Level 2 Intermediate Motor Vehicle Body Repair & Paint Motor Vehicle Maintenance

We also offer apprenticeships in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Motor Vehicle Body Repair & Paint. To find out more visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships or see page 20.

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“When I moved to the UK from Cyprus after finishing school, I only looked at Bedford College because I love cars and bikes and knew this is what I wanted to study. I am enjoying every part of the course. I like working on the car engines because they are quite complicated and so give you a bit of a challenge.”

Mathew | Motor Vehicle Level 2

FIND A JOB YOU LOVE MECHANIC D  IAGNOSTICS ENGINEER VEHICLE MECHANIC

BREAKDOWN & RECOVERY TECHNICIAN S ERVICE MANAGER

TRANSPORT MANAGER TYRE TEST DRIVER C  LASSIC

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Motor Vehicle Intermediate (Level 2): Body Repair & Paint

Motor Vehicle Advanced (Level 3): Body Repair & Paint

Location: Vehicle Technology Centre, Kempston

Location: Vehicle Technology Centre, Kempston

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration: 1 year

Duration: 1 year

•T  ransport Maintenance IMI Level 1 Diploma and Accident Repair Level 1 Certificate with Functional Skills and/or GCSEs at the appropriate level

•M  otor Vehicle Body Repair & Paint IMI Level 2 Diplomas with Functional Skills and GCSE English and maths at the appropriate level

Duration: 2 years

What will I study?

•3  GCSEs grades 9–1 or A*–G including English and maths and a keen interest in motor vehicle technologies

What will I study? This study programme will cover the technical needs for today’s motor vehicle repair industry, including basic body repair and refinishing techniques and procedures. You will gain essential knowledge for body repair and paint, working on a wide range of vehicles. You will also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace, and other skills associated with working in a garage, dealership or specialist body repair shop.

What qualifications will I gain?

This study programme will provide you with the advanced knowledge and skills required for vehicle body repair and paint, working on a wide range of vehicles. You will also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in a garage.

What qualifications will I gain? •V  ehicle Accident Repair Body Principles IMI Level 3 Diploma • Vehicle Accident Paint Principles IMI Level 3 Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required

UCAS points available: Up to 48

• Transport Maintenance IMI Level 1 Diploma (2 years) • Accident Repair IMI Level 1 Certificate (2 years) • Vehicle Accident Repair Body Principles IMI Level 2 Diploma (1 year) • Vehicle Accident Repair Paint Principles IMI Level 2 Diploma (1 year) • English and maths qualifications if required

Are there any additional costs?

Are there any additional costs? •T  here will be an additional fee of approximately £24 for required clothing/uniform and £10 for any trips and visits

What could I do next? You can progress into employment in the motor industry, or undertake an apprenticeship in a related field.

•T  here will be an additional fee of approximately £24 for required clothing and £10 for any trips and visits

What could I do next? You can progress on to our Motor Vehicle Body Repair & Paint Level 3 study programme, an apprenticeship or into employment.

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Motor Vehicle Intermediate (Level 2): Maintenance

Motor Vehicle Advanced (Level 3): Maintenance

Location: Vehicle Technology Centre, Kempston

Location: Vehicle Technology Centre, Kempston

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration: 1 year

Duration: 1 year

•T  ransport Maintenance IMI Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills and/or GCSEs at the appropriate level

•M  otor Vehicle Maintenance IMI Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills and/or GCSEs in English and maths at the appropriate level

Duration: 2 years •3  GCSEs grades 9–1 or A*–G ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in vehicles

What will I study? This study programme will introduce you to the technical needs for today’s motor vehicle repair industry, including the diagnosis of non-complex system faults. You will gain the essential knowledge required for work as a service technician working on light vehicles (cars and vans) in all types of garages, dealerships and maintenance depots. You will study a range of topics, including routine vehicle maintenance, removing and replacing engine units and more.

What qualifications will I gain? • Transport Maintenance IMI Level 1 Diploma (2 years) • Accident Repair IMI Level 1 Certificate (2 years) •L  ight Vehicle Maintenance & Repair IMI Level 2 Diploma (1 year) • English and maths qualifications if required

Are there any additional costs? •T  here will be an additional fee of approximately £24 for required clothing/uniform and £10 for any trips/visits

What could I do next?

What will I study? Offered through the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), this study programme is a continuation from the Motor Vehicle Maintenance IMI Level 2 Diploma. The programme will build on your existing knowledge and develop your skills in advanced diagnostic and rectification techniques related to the mechanical and electrical systems of the vehicle.

What qualifications will I gain? •L  ight Vehicle Maintenance & Repair IMI Level 3 Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required

UCAS points available: Up to 48

Are there any additional costs? •T  here will be an additional fee of approximately £24 for required clothing/uniform and £10 for any trips/ visits that take place

What could I do next? You can progress on to an apprenticeship programme, or into employment in the motor vehicle sector as a trainee technician.

You can progress on to our Motor Vehicle Advanced Level 3 Maintenance study programme, an apprenticeship or into employment.

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PERFORMING ARTS, MEDIA & MUSIC As a student you will benefit from the expertise of leading practitioners in each vocational area and their contacts within industry. You will also have numerous opportunities to showcase your talents in a range of production work; through in-house performances, external events and festivals such as the Theatre Connections Festival and Battle of the Bands. During your studies you will participate in a range of enhancement activities including music exhibitions and exposés, backstage tours, theatre visits and workshops with leading industry professionals. Previous trips have included a visit to New York, MOVEIT! Music Live, RSC Stratford-Upon-Avon and Harry Potter Studios. Students have continued their education by obtaining places at some of the UK’s most prestigious training institutions including Rada, LAMDA, Guildhall, GSA, Stella Mann, East 15, BSA, London Studio Centre, The Brit School for Performing Arts & Technology, BIMM and Bournemouth University. Our previous students have obtained work with some of the UK’s most respected organisations including the BBC, West End Productions and National Tours.

OUR COURSES AND YOUR FUTURE PROGRESSION Higher Education within The Bedford College Group For more information view our undergraduate prospectus or visit www.bedford.ac.uk/undergraduate Performing Arts (Performance) HNC/HND Performing Arts HNC/HND Media Make-up & Character Foundation Design (FdA)* Media Production Foundation Degree (FdA)* Music Technology Foundation Degree (FdA)* Media Production BA (Hons) (Top-up from HND)* Music Technology BA (Hons) (Top-up from HND)*

Level 3 Advanced Creative Media Production

Student Destinations

Music: Music Performance

In 2018 our students progressed on to universities such as the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and The Academy of Contemporary Music.

Performing Arts: Acting

Source: Bedford College Student Destination Data 2018

Music: Music Production

Performing Arts: Dance Performing Arts: Musical Theatre Production Arts: Technical Theatre & Stage Management

*Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire.

Production Arts: Theatrical Make-up

Level 2 Intermediate Media Production Music Performing Arts: Performing & Production

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“I want to be an actress and being at Bedford College is helping me to achieve my dream. I’m currently applying to drama schools and universities and already have some interviews lined up. My tutors have all been to drama school themselves and so they are a great help.”

Michaela | Acting Level 3 Previous School: In Barbados

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MUSICIAN MIXING ENGINEER TEACHER MUSIC RESTORATION PROSTHETICS SPECIALIST DIRECTOR DANCER MEDIA MAKE-UP ARTIST COMPOSER M  USICAL THERAPIST CHOREOGRAPHER

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Media Production Advanced (Level 3)

Media Production Intermediate (Level 2)

Location: Cauldwell Street

Location: Cauldwell Street

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration: 2 years

Duration: 1 year

•4  GCSEs grades 9–4 or A*–C including English and ideally maths OR

•3  GCSEs 9–3 or A*–D including English and ideally maths OR

•C  reative Media Production Level 2 Extended Certificate with Functional Skills Level 2 AND

•R  elevant Level 1 Diploma with Level 1 Functional Skills AND

•P  roduce a 250–300 word review of a film or TV show and a 250–300 word analysis of a recent news story to be presented at interview

•P  roduce a 250–300 word review of a film or TV show to be presented at interview

What will I study?

•3  GCSEs grades 9–1 or A*–G ideally including English and ideally maths with a keen interest in music and evidence of previous musical study

This study programme will give you the chance to engage with both practical and theoretical aspects of media production, gaining useful filmmaking skills and developing your knowledge of the media industry. Key areas you will study include planning, organising, shooting and editing short films and music videos.

What qualifications will I gain? •C  reative Media Production UAL Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required

UCAS points available:

Duration: 2 years

What will I study? This study programme will give you digital media production skills and media industry knowledge including planning, organising and producing various digital media products such as short films, adverts and written articles. You will develop knowledge of the ownership and function of modern media and apply this knowledge in a vocational context to your project work.

What qualifications will I gain?

Up to 168

• Creative Media Production UAL Level 2 Diploma

Are there any additional costs?

• English and maths qualifications if required

•Y  ou will be required to provide your own headphones and memory stick/hard drive approximately £40-£50

Are there any additional costs?

What could I do next? You can progress on to our Media Production Foundation Degree, to university or into employment.

•Y  ou will be required to provide your own headphones and memory stick/hard drive approximately £40-£50

What could I do next? You can progress on to study our Media Production Level 3 programme or seek employment in the media industry.

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Music Intermediate (Level 2) Location: Cauldwell Street Duration and Entry Requirements Duration: 1 year •3  GCSEs 9–3 or A*–D including English and ideally maths OR •M  usic Technology Level 1 Extended Certificate with Functional Skills AND •E  vidence of previous musical study or instrumental skills

Duration: 2 years •3  GCSEs grades 9–1 or A*–G ideally including English and ideally maths with a keen interest in music and evidence of previous musical study

What will I study? This study programme will introduce you to the practical skills required for sound recording, composing and music technology, including the creation and production of music through the use of computers and sound recording systems. You will study a range of key topics, including music theory, sequencing, the music business, sound recording and performance.

What qualifications will I gain? • Music Performance & Production UAL Level 2 Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required

Are there any additional costs? •Y  ou will be required to provide your own headphones and memory stick/hard drive to participate on this course •T  here will be an additional fee of approximately £50 to cover the cost of trips and visits

What could I do next? You can progress on to study our Music Performance or our Music Production Level 3.

“I love the jam sessions we have in College, trying to work out what our next song will be. Everyone I work with has the same ambitions as me, so there’s a good rapport and the tutors really know their stuff.”

Ethan | Music Level 3 Previous School: Cardinal Newman

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Music Advanced (Level 3):

Music Advanced (Level 3):

Music Performance

Music Production

Location: Cauldwell Street

Location: Cauldwell Street

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration: 2 years

Duration: 2 years

•4  GCSEs grades 9–4 or A*–C including English and ideally maths OR

•4  GCSEs 9–4 or A*–C including English and ideally maths OR

•M  usic Level 2 qualification with Functional Skills Level 1 AND

•M  usic Technology Level 2 Extended Certificate with Functional Skills/GCSEs AND

•T  he ability to demonstrate that you have the necessary instrumental or vocal ability to succeed

•E  vidence of previous musical study or instrumental skills AND • A portfolio of music to be presented at interview

What will I study? This study programme will develop key practical skills in music performance, rehearsal techniques and concert production, including composition and contemporary song writing techniques. You will also learn the fundamentals of using computer software to produce and create music, by using programmes such as Logic Studio and Ableton Live.

What will I study?

What qualifications will I gain?

What qualifications will I gain?

•M  usic Performance and Production UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required

UCAS points available:

Up to 168

Up to 168

Are there any additional costs? • Approximately £50 to cover the cost of trips and visits •Y  ou will be required to provide your own headphones and memory stick/hard drive approximately £40-£50

What could I do next? You can progress on to our Music Technology Foundation Degree (FdA), or into employment.

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You will gain practical skills in sound recording, composing and music technology, including the creation and production of music through the use of computer and sound recording systems. During the programme you will study a range of topics, including sequencing, the music business, sound recording and DJ skills.

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Are there any additional costs? • Approximately £50 to cover the cost of trips and visits •Y  ou will be required to provide your own headphones and memory stick/hard drive approximately £40-£50

What could I do next? You can progress on to our Music Production Foundation Degree (FdA) or into employment.

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Performing Arts Intermediate (Level 2): Performance & Production

Performing Arts Advanced (Level 3): Acting

Location: Cauldwell Street

Location: Cauldwell Street

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration: 1 year

Duration: 2 years

•3  GCSEs grades 9–3 or A*–D including English and ideally maths OR

•4  GCSEs 9–4 or A*–C including English and ideally maths OR

•P  erforming Arts Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills AND

•P  erforming Arts Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills/ GCSE English and ideally maths grades 9–4 or A*–C AND

•P  revious experience within performing or production arts

•P  revious experience within performing or production arts AND

Duration: 2 years

•Y  ou will also be required to perform one monologue lasting two minutes at your interview.

•3  GCSEs grades 9–1 or A*–G ideally including English and maths with a keen interest in music and evidence of previous musical study AND •E  ntry will also be subject to passing an audition where you will be expected to perform a short piece within your chosen discipline (acting, dance or musical theatre)

What will I study? This programme will provide you with an introduction to the performing arts area through group project work, including a choice of specialist pathways in acting, dance, musical theatre, production arts and theatrical makeup. The emphasis of the course is on developing skills for successful progression into the level 3 specialist programmes.

What will I study? This study programme will help you to acquire practical skills and the critical understanding of acting techniques, theatre and devising classical and contemporary performance. You will focus on developing skills in characterisation, improving vocal and movement technique, be introduced to the work of key practitioners and have opportunities to take part in a range of performance pieces.

What qualifications will I gain? •P  erformance & Production Arts UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required

UCAS points available:

What qualifications will I gain?

Up to 168

•P  erformance & Production Arts UAL Level 2 Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required

Are there any additional costs? • Approximately £50 to cover the cost of trips and visits

Are there any additional costs? • £100 to cover the cost of any trips and visits • Clothing/uniform at a cost of £15 and personal equipment costing £20

What could I do next?

What could I do next? You can progress on to one of our Performing Arts Level 3 study programmes, specialising in Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre, Production or Theatrical Make-Up.

You can progress on to our Performing Arts HNC/HND, a specialist acting school or apply to university.

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Performing & Production Arts Advanced (Level 3): Dance

Production Arts Advanced (Level 3): Musical Theatre

Location: Cauldwell Street

Location: Cauldwell Street

In association with Phoenix Starr Academy of Dance.

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration and Entry Requirements Duration: 2 years

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs at grades 9-4 or A*-C ideally including English and maths OR • Performing Arts BTEC Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills/GCSE English and maths grades A*-C or 9-4 AND • E  ntry will also be subject to participation in an audition where you will be required to perform a two minute dance routine in a style of your choice

•4  GCSEs grades 9–4 or A*–C including English and ideally maths OR •P  erforming Arts Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills/GCSE English and ideally maths grades 9–4 or A*–C AND •Y  ou will perform a monologue of your choice (two minutes), a musical theatre song of your choice (two minutes) and participate in a short dance workshop

What will I study?

What will I study? This study programme will equip you with dance skills across a range of disciplines including Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz, focussing on Commercial and Hip Hop Dance. Working alongside industry professionals, you will also develop choreographic skills that enable you to explore the dance world.

This is the stepping stone you need to realise your dreams if you are dazzled by the bright lights of the West End, a drama queen, dancing diva or singing star. You will increase your dancing and acting techniques, develop your vocal and singing techniques, and perform musical theatre works to a live audience.

What qualifications will I gain?

What qualifications will I gain?

• Performing and Production Arts UAL Level 3 Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required

• English and maths qualifications if required

UCAS points available:

UCAS points available:

Up to 168

Up to 168

Are there any additional costs? •Y  ou may be required to purchase specialist uniforms, equipment or books • £100 for trips, visits and competition entries • PSAD T-shirt, ballet leotard and jazz leotard at approximately £80.

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•P  erformance & Production Arts UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma

Are there any additional costs? • £100 to cover the cost of any trips and visits •C  lothing/uniform at a cost of £15 and personal equipment at £20

What could I do next? You can progress on to our Performing Arts HNC/HND, seek employment in the performing arts industry, or move on to a specialist musical theatre school or university.

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Production Arts Advanced (Level 3): Technical Theatre & Stage Management

Production Arts Advanced (Level 3): Technical Make-up

Location: Cauldwell Street

Location: Cauldwell Street

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration: 2 years

Duration: 2 years

•4  GCSEs 9–4 or A*–C including English and ideally maths OR

•4  GCSEs 9–4 or A*–C including English and ideally maths OR

•P  erforming Arts Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills/GCSE English and ideally maths grades 9–4 or A*–C AND

•P  erforming Arts Level 2 Diploma at Merit level with Functional Skills/GCSE English and ideally maths grades 9–4 or A*–C AND

•S  ome experience of theatre production and completion of a pre-interview creative task

• E  ntry will also be subject to producing a portfolio of make-up designs and examples of application, to be presented at interview

What will I study? This is an excellent opportunity to develop all-round skills in set design, production, theatre management and other areas. You will work on both small and large projects such as musical theatre performances, plays, dance shows and live music events. You will study a range of topics, including lighting and sound, set design and stage management.

What will I study? This study programme will focus on developing skills in all areas of hair, make-up and special effects whilst developing an understanding of the various job roles within a production company. You will engage in production projects including special effects and prosthetics, a wide range of make-up and hair for performers, fantasy and a period with wig making.

What qualifications will I gain?

What qualifications will I gain? •P  erformance & Production Arts UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required

•P  erformance & Production Arts UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required

UCAS points available:

UCAS points available:

Up to 168

Up to 168

Are there any additional costs?

Are there any additional costs? • £100 to cover the cost of any trips and visits •C  lothing/uniform at a cost of £15 and personal equipment at £20

What could I do next? You can progress on to a specialist theatre school in your chosen discipline to further develop your career prospects.

•T  here will be an additional fee of £350 for professional make-up kit and £100 for trips and visits

What could I do next? You can progress on to our Media Make-up & Character Design (FdA) or go into employment or onto university.

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PLUMBING & GAS You’ll learn the technical skills you need for this demanding trade at our dedicated Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre based in Kempston, with a range of specialist facilities that recreate the real working environments you’ll encounter when pursuing your plumbing career. Approved by industry bodies including City & Guilds and the British Plumbing Employers Council (BPEC), our facilities and study programmes provide the very latest knowledge of traditional gas and plumbing techniques and state-of-the-art renewable technologies. We have excellent links with local employers, many of whom have direct input into the design of our programmes and will provide you with work experience. Opportunities like this not only improve your practical skills but demonstrate to future employers that you are enthusiastic, motivated and willing to learn on the job.

OUR COURSES AND YOUR FUTURE PROGRESSION Higher Education within The Bedford College Group For more information view our undergraduate prospectus or visit www.bedford.ac.uk/undergraduate Building Services & Sustainability Foundation Degree (FdSc)* Sustainable Construction Foundation Degree (FdSc)*

Level 3 Advanced Plumbing

Level 2 Intermediate Plumbing

We also offer apprenticeships in Plumbing. To find out more see page 20 or visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships

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“I’m looking to move on to an apprenticeship for Level 2 so that I can work towards becoming a qualified plumber. I’ve had a day of work experience already in the workshop here at College getting parts ready for people, and am looking to place with an external company in the summer.”

Mehdi | Plumbing Level 2 Previous School: Biddenham International School and Sports College

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OIL INSTALLER

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Plumbing Intermediate (Level 2)

Plumbing Advanced (Level 3)

Location: Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre, Kempston

Location: Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre, Kempston

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration: 1 year

Duration: 1 year

• 3 GCSEs 9–3 or A*–D including English and maths OR

•P  lumbing City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills

•P  lumbing City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills

Duration: 2 years •3  GCSEs grades 9–3 or A*–D ideally including English and maths with a keen interest in plumbing

What will I study? This study programme will equip you with the necessary practical and theoretical skills you need to carry out a range of plumbing work to standards agreed by the industry. You will study a broad range of topics, including central heating systems, electrical supplies, sanitation systems and more.

• English and maths qualifications if required

•Y  ou will be required to wear suitable safety footwear and overalls whilst in the workshop •Y  ou will be required to pay a fee of £30 for materials needed to complete the course

What could I do next? You can progress on to the Plumbing Advanced Level 3 study programme or move into employment, where you can combine your job with part-time study at the College to gain a Plumbing NVQ Level 2 or progress on to an apprenticeship (see page 20).

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•Y  ou will be required to pay £30 towards materials for you to complete this study programme

Are there any additional costs?

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Are there any additional costs?

What qualifications will I gain?

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What could I do next? You can progress to employment in building, domestic, industry and commercial environments, where you could combine your job with part-time study at the College to gain an NVQ Level 2 and then NVQ Level 3 in order to become a qualified plumber. You could also progress onto our Building Services & Sustainability Foundation Degree (FdSc) or our Sustainable Construction Foundation Degree (FdSc) (see our Undergraduate prospectus for more information).

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SPORT & FITNESS Our Sport students have access to a wide range of excellent facilities. Springs is our multi-million pound sports centre. It features a full sized sports hall, and a fitness studio with cardiovascular equipment and weights. We also have access to fitness laboratories for sport science testing and to Kempston Football Club. Our students take part in a range of sports including football, rugby, athletics and cross country, golf and badminton, leading to them competing in a range of district, county and national competitions.

Student Destinations In 2018 our students progressed on to universities such as Bournmouth University, University of Cumbria and University of Portsmouth or went into employment with some going to companies such as SLL Leisure Centre, Centre Parks and the Royal Navy. Source: Bedford College Student Destination Data 2018

OUR COURSES AND YOUR FUTURE PROGRESSION Higher Education within The Bedford College Group For more information view our undergraduate prospectus or visit www.bedford.ac.uk/undergraduate Sport Science (Personal Training) Foundation Degree (FdSc)* Sport Science (Sport Coaching) Foundation Degree (FdSc)* Sport (Outdoor Adventure) HNC/HNC

Level 3 Advanced Sport & Physical Activity Development

Level 2 Intermediate Fitness Instruction

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“I love being able to spend time training at College, but also enjoy the theory work. Everyone is easy to get along with because we all enjoy sport and the tutors are very understanding and helpful, so no one falls behind. We’re trusted and given more freedom at College, and because the tutors give you respect, you want to show respect back by getting your work done on time.”

Rian | Sport Level 2 Previous School: Mark Rutherford

FIND A JOB YOU LOVE SPORTS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER SPORTS THERAPIST SPORTS STADIUM MANAGER PE TEACHER

DIETICIAN EVENT COORDINATOR SPORTS

PERSONAL TRAINER GYM

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SPORTS NUTRITIONIST SPORTS ACTIVATOR PERFORMANCE ANALYST SPORT PSYCHOLOGIST

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Fitness Instruction Intermediate (Level 2)

Sport Intermediate (Level 2)

Location: Cauldwell Street

Location: Cauldwell Street

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration: 1 year

Duration: 1 year

• 3 GCSEs 9–3 or A*–D including English and maths

• 3 GCSEs 9–3 or A*–D including English and maths OR • Sport BTEC Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills

What will I study? This study programme will combine both theory and practical sessions to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of a range of sports-related occupations. The programme will focus on the fitness industry, circuit training and fitness for children, while also giving you the knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. There will be coursework and practical assessments and you will have an Anatomy & Physiology and Principles of Exercise exam.

What qualifications will I gain?

What will I study? This study programme will combine both theory and practical sessions to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of a range of sports-related occupations. The programme will focus on sport development and coaching, while also giving you the knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. This assessment is predominately coursework based, however you will have an Anatomy & Physiology and Fitness for Sport exam.

•F  itness Instruction Circuit Instructor and Fitness for Children YMCA Level 2 Certificate

What qualifications will I gain?

• English and maths qualifications if required

• English and maths qualifications if required

Are there any additional costs? • There will be an additional fee of approximately £35 for required clothing

What could I do next? You can progress on to our Sport & Physical Activity Development Advanced Level 3 study programme.

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• Sport BTEC Level 2 First Certificate

Are there any additional costs? • There will be an additional fee of approximately £35 for required clothing

What could I do next? You can progress on to our Sport Advanced Level 3 study programme.

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Sport Advanced (Level 3) Location: Cauldwell Street Duration and Entry Requirements Duration: 2 years •4  GCSEs grades 9–4 or A*–C including English and maths OR •S  port BTEC Level 2 First Certificate with Functional Skills

What will I study? This study programme is ideal if you are interested in pursuing a future career in the sports industry. It is made up of a combination of theory and practical based study, which allow you to apply your knowledge in practical settings. Key subjects include learning about anatomy, psychology, nutrition, fitness and coaching. You will be assessed via coursework throughout the year with a total of four exams over the two year programme. The Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A-Levels.

What qualifications will I gain? •S  port & Physical Activity Development OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required

UCAS points available: Up to 168

Are there any additional costs? • There will be an additional fee of approximately £35 for required clothing

What could I do next? You can progress to higher education study, such as our Sport Science (Sport Coaching) Foundation Degree (FdSc) based at Tresham College or our Sport Science (Personal Training) Foundation Degree (FdSc) based at Bedford College, or apply to university. You will also be well-equipped to pursue career opportunities in the sports industry.

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TRAVEL & TOURISM Our Travel & Tourism department is proud to be part of Swissport Aviation’s Academy.

OUR COURSES AND YOUR FUTURE PROGRESSION

Being part of the Swissport Academy brings a number of benefits to our students including airport visits, guest speakers and a guaranteed interview with Swissport.

Higher Education within The Bedford College Group

Our students have a strong track record of finding fantastic employment after their study programme. Our students have gone on to become cabin crew, holiday reps, ground staff and check in staff for British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Swissport and Signature Aviation, to name a few! Our residential trips have previously included Dubai, Marbella and Gibraltar, cruising from Hull to the Netherlands, Malta, Dublin and Edinburgh. Day trips have included Drayton Manor, Thorpe Park, The London Eye, London Dungeons, World Travel Market, Emirates Skyline, Edinburgh, and various airports. We have also visited British Airways for our cabin crew training days to allow our students to be trained by British Airways cabin crew trainers.

For more information view our undergraduate prospectus or visit www.bedford.ac.uk/undergraduate International Travel & Tourism Management HNC/HND

Level 3 Advanced Travel & Tourism

Level 2 Intermediate Travel & Tourism

Student Destinations In 2018 92% of students went on to degree-level study at colleges and universities such as De Montfort University, Manchester Metropolitan University, Sheffield Hallam University and Southampton Solent University, or moved straight into employment at companies including TUI, First Choice and Centre Parcs. Source: Bedford College Student Destination Data 2018

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“What’s great about the College environment is that the students are here because they want to be. The tutors are all brilliant and you also have the support of Student Services and the careers advice team, so there is always someone you can go to for help and advice.”

Sameera | Travel & Tourism Level 3 Previous School: Biddenham International School and Sports College

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CABIN CREW HOTEL MANAGER TRAVEL AGENCY MANAGER TOUR GUIDE

EVENTS RECREATION MANAGER TRAVEL JOURNALIST TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE MANAGER

TOUR MANAGER

HOLIDAY REPRESENTATIVE TOURISM OFFICER

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Travel & Tourism Intermediate (Level 2)

Travel & Tourism Advanced (Level 3)

Location: Cauldwell Street

Location: Cauldwell Street

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration: 1 year

Duration: 1 year to gain the Introduction Diploma in Travel & Tourism • 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 or A*–C ideally including English and maths. A genuine interest in working in the industry is desirable

•3  GCSEs at grades A*-D or 9-3 ideally including English and maths OR • Travel & Tourism Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills Other relevant levels of qualifications or experience will be considered.

What will I study? This study programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills required for working in a junior position within the travel and tourism industry. You will develop your selling and communication skills and learn about tourist information services, worldwide travel destinations and the structure of the travel industry.

Duration: 2 years to gain the Level 3 Diploma in Travel & Tourism • You must complete the Introductory Diploma before progressing

What will I study?

• English and maths qualifications if required

This study programme, designed by travel and tourism professionals, will provide you with skills and knowledge relevant to a range of different sectors within the travel and tourism industry. Your personal skills will be expanded through a variety of assessment methods to prepare you for the workplace. The study programme will cover the world of travel and tourism, global destinations, the conference and event industry, tour operations, travel agency operations, worldwide passenger airlines and managing the customer experience.

Are there any additional costs?

What qualifications will I gain?

•T  here will be an additional £250 fee to cover the cost of trips and uniform

• Travel and Tourism NCFE Level 3 Introductory Diploma

•Y  ou will be required to wear a uniform for a minimum of one day a week. You will be required to provide your own pens, paper and folders

• English and maths qualifications if required

What qualifications will I gain? • Travel & Tourism City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma • Resort Representatives NCFE Level 2 Award

What could I do next? You can progress on to our Travel & Tourism Level 3 study programme. You can also seek employment in the travel and tourism industry as a trainee or apprentice at a travel agency, tour operator or visitor attraction.

• Second year: Travel & Tourism NCFE Level 3 Diploma

Are there any additional costs? •T  here is an additional £500 fee per year to cover the costs of trips and uniform. This will include day visits and a residential overseas. This will be payable on enrolment; further details will be given at interview •Y  ou will be required to wear a uniform for a minimum of one day a week. You will be required to provide your own pens, paper and folders

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UNIFORMED PUBLIC SERVICES Studying Uniformed Public Services will help you to develop the skills, fitness and determination to put yourself ahead of the rest, with career paths that include the armed forces, emergency services or the prison service, and many more. Tutors have experience in public service roles in the armed forces and emergency services, which give an extra dimension to lessons and will enable you to draw on their vocational experience. As a student, you will have opportunities to visit and train with the RAF, Army and Fire Service. Recent visits have included expeditions to the Lake District and The Peak District and work experience with the British Army, participating in fieldcraft and military exercises. We have close links with Bedfordshire Police where we have worked on a number of initiatives with them, as well as organising volunteering projects for the British Legion. Students also have the opportunity to take part in outdoor activities on land and water, includeing orienteering, map reading, canoeing and kayaking.

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OUR COURSES AND YOUR FUTURE PROGRESSION Level 3 Advanced Uniformed Public Services

Level 2 Intermediate Uniformed Public Services

Student Destinations In 2018 our students progressed on to universities such as Coventry University, University of South Wales and University of Derby or went into employment with some going into the Royal Navy. Source: Bedford College Student Destination Data 2018

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“I enrolled on the Uniformed Public Services Level 3 study programme to give me a greater insight into what it is like to work in the public services. I got much more out of the study programme than I had ever imagined; my teamwork and leadership skills improved and I made a whole new group of friends.”

Kelly | Uniformed Public Services Level 3

FIND A JOB YOU LOVE IMMIGRATION OFFICER FIRE FIGHTER TRANSPORT POLICE OFFICER PROBATION OFFICER PARAMEDIC

ROYAL MARINES COMMANDO PRISON

OFFICER

AIRMAN/AIRWOMAN POLICE OFFICER DOG HANDLER SAILOR SOLDIER

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Uniformed Public Services Intermediate (Level 2)

Uniformed Public Services Advanced (Level 3)

Location: Cauldwell Street

Location: Cauldwell Street

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration and Entry Requirements

Duration: 1 year

Duration: 2 years

•3  GCSEs 9–3 or A*–D ideally including English and maths OR

•4  GCSEs 9–4 or A*–C ideally including English and maths OR

•P  ublic Services BTEC Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills

•U  niformed Public Services NCFE Level 2 Diploma at Merit level with Functional Skills

What will I study?

What will I study?

This study programme will provide you with the opportunity to develop skills and experiences that will help you to pursue a career in the uniformed public services, and is ideal if you wish to join the armed forces, emergency services or the prison service. The study programme will allow you to participate in a wide range of activities to aid your learning, such as outdoor pursuits, fitness training and team building events. You will gain valuable insight from current and former public services employees, as teaching staff have served as members of the armed forces or emergency services. You will also have the opportunity to meet working members of the public services.

What qualifications will I gain?

This study programme will give you the opportunity to develop skills and experiences that will help you to pursue a career in the uniformed public services, and is designed for those who wish, for example, to join the armed forces, emergency services or prison service. You will cover topics that build upon your knowledge and personal development to help prepare you for applying to join a uniformed service. During your studies you will take part in a wide range of activities to aid your learning, such as outdoor pursuits, fitness training and team-building events.

• Public Services BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

What qualifications will I gain? • Uniformed Public Services NCFE Level 2 Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required

• English and maths qualifications if required

UCAS points available: Up to 168

Are there any additional costs? •T  o take part in this programme you will be required to pay a fee of approximately £45 for required clothing. Any trips/visits will be paid for nearer the time

What could I do next? You can progress on to the Uniformed Public Services Advanced Level 3 study programme (see next entry), or move into employment within the public services.

Are there any additional costs? •T  o take part in this programme you will be required to pay a fee of approximately £45 for required clothing and approximately £300 for an outward bound week in the first year, and approximately £100 for an additional expedition in the second year

What could I do next? You can progress to a range of job roles within the public services or pursue further study at university.

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STUDY IN OUR

OUTDOOR CLASSROOM

LOOKING FOR EVEN MORE CHOICE? Set within the stunning location of Old Warden Park, Shuttleworth College offers a wide variety of full-time and part-time courses, making full use of the natural resources available, which include parkland, farm land, lakes and woodland. What a great place to study! If you live at a distance you can benefit from our travel scheme, or you might like to consider staying in our Halls of Residence – often our students are so happy living on site that they don’t want to leave!

Old Warden Park, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9DX

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Subjects available at Shuttleworth College:

You will have access to: • A brand new Zoological Education Centre

• Agriculture

• Indoor and outdoor sports facilities

• Animal Sciences • Arboriculture & Forestry

• Kingshill Farm

(livestock and arable)

• Countryside Management

• Library

• Equine Management

• Mechanisation Centre of agricultural machinery

• Fisheries & Fish Management • Floristry • Horticulture & Gardening

• Information Learning Technology suites • Mount Pleasant Equine Centre

• Outdoor Adventure

• Munch & Mocha Restaurant and Coffee Shop • Fish farm and lakes • Woodland and conservation area • Walled garden, lakes and parkland

Halls of Residence Shuttleworth College has been judged OUTSTANDING by Ofsted for its residential accommodation. If commuting to Shuttleworth College will be difficult for you, then you can choose to live in our halls of residence on campus. Priority is given to those who live the furthest distance from the College so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment. Our halls offer you a stepping stone to living independently in a safe and secure environment and are particularly useful if your course involves you getting up early or finishing late. Many of our students say the friends that they make in halls are like a second family and you are sure to make friends for life.

FIND OUT MORE AT:

WWW.SHUTTLEWORTH.AC.UK

For more information about our hall of residence visit www.shuttleworth/halls-of-residency

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Training the race technicians of the future The Bedford College Group is proud to offer motorsport technician training at our National College for Motorsport based at the Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, where students are taught by highly-skilled tutors, experienced in many areas of the motorsport industry. We are the first college in the UK to achieve the Motorsport Academy Employer Recognition Scheme Charter Mark for our training for race technicians. The scheme was introduced in 2007 to ensure that training providers deliver quality, industry-relevant training. In January 2018 we were awarded the Motorsport Industry Association ‘Service to Industry Award’ for our exceptional performance in training and guiding young people into Race Technicians apprenticeships. You will be given the opportunity to work at tests and races with the College and our motorsport partners. Through our excellent links to the motorsport industry, we offer tremendous opportunities, with a high percentage of our students progressing into employer-led apprenticeships.

Why choose the National College for Motorsport? • Based at the Silverstone race circuit • Study programmes designed to meet the needs of the motorsport industry • Purpose-built workshops and study facilities • Practical work experience with professional race teams • Established links with motorsport teams

Programmes on offer: • Foundation Race Technician Level 2 • Advanced Race Technician Level 3 • Apprenticeships Unit 2285, Silverstone Technology Park, Towcester NN12 8GX 108

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Our world class facilities, equipment and resources The National College for Motorsport boasts world class facilities that give our students the best possible start to their careers in the industry. Students are able to apply the theory that they learn in the classroom in tailored practical workshop sessions that cover all aspects of race car preparation. Students are trained in the use of a wide range of industry standard equipment, including: • Magnaflux Non-destructive Testing Equipment – used to check ferrous metal components for fatigue • SPA Damper Dynamometer – used to test dampers for optimum performance • Equipment used for the fundamentals of car set-up – Set-up Patches, Corner Weight Scales, Camber/Caster Gauges and Ride/Drop Height Gauges. The cars that our students use to develop their skills and knowledge are also of the highest quality and include: • 2018 Formula Renaults • Formula BMWs • Formula Fords.

Previous students have progressed onto working with teams such as Mercedes F1, Red Bull, Williams, Renault, Haas F1, Force India, M-sport World Rally Team, Australian Touring Cars and many other high profile international teams. Find out more by visiting our website or downloading our prospectus. T: 01536 419580 W: www.nc4m.ac.uk Full-time Study Programme Guide

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LOOKING FOR A-LEVELS? If you want to study A-Levels and have your sights firmly set on university, The Bedford Sixth Form is the place for you. We offer a sixth form experience that will make you stand out from the crowd.

FANTASTIC FACILITIES

MORE CHOICE, MORE OPPORTUNITIES

You will have the chance to study unique combinations of A-Levels in more than 30 subjects alongside a range of Level 3 Diplomas.

EXCELLENT PASS RATES

In 2019 our A-Level students achieved a 98% pass rate, with 43% of grades being A*, A or B.

A captivating mix of modern learning spaces and stunning period buildings, our amazing campus provides the perfect environment to achieve academic success.

PERSONAL SUPPORT

Your own personal tutor and a dedicated support team are on hand to provide one-to-one guidance on everything from finance and careers, to academic performance and personal wellbeing.

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WANT TO LEARN MORE?

£4000 ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE BURSARY SCHEME

Visit: www.bedfordsixthform.ac.uk to find out the full story and download a copy of our new prospectus. bedfordsixthform @thebedfordsixth @bedfordsixthform

You may qualify for this £4,000 bursary if you achieve eight GCSEs grades 9-6 including English and maths. At least four of your GCSEs must be at grades 9-7.

LIFE BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

A PLATFORM FOR SUCCESS

EXPERIENCED TEACHERS

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Life at The Bedford Sixth Form doesn’t stop at the end of lessons – an extensive enrichment programme gives you the chance to get involved, challenge yourself and have fun.

We’re fully focused on helping you to achieve the academic success that secures your place at university. In 2018, 95% of our students progressed onto further study at university1. Source: Student Destination Data 2018

Our courses are taught by specialists in their subject area, including examiners with first-hand knowledge of how to achieve great results. Tel: 01234 291291 Full-time Study Programme Guide

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UNDERGRADUATE COURSES AT BEDFORD, CORBY, KETTERING AND SHUTTLEWORTH Honours top-up Our close partnerships with regional universities give you the option to top-up to a full honours degree in many subjects.

Stay local Save thousands of pounds by studying locally and living at home.

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.

Strong links with employers We work with over 1,500 organisations across the region to ensure you are more employable.

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

Competitive tuition fees Take advantage of our lower course fees and save thousands on your degree.

More support Smaller class sizes and more one-to-one support.

Industry experts Many of our tutors are industry professionals, with first-hand experience and contacts.

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What’s on offer? • Degrees (BSc/BA) • Foundation Degrees (FdA/FdSc) • Higher National Certificates & Diplomas (HNC & HND) • Teaching Qualifications • Access to Higher Education Courses

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THE PRINCE’S TRUST TEAM PROGRAMME Since 1999, Tresham College (part of The Bedford College Group) has been proud to be the award winning delivery partner for Northamptonshire’s Prince’s Trust Team programme. This programme is now available to students studying at our Bedfordshire campuses. This 12 week, full-time, personal development programme is aimed at young people aged 16–25 years old and will give you: • A better chance of moving into a job, education or training • An opportunity to use your skills and gain new ones • A nationally recognised qualification • Help with job-hunting and writing your CV • The chance to make a difference in your community.

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STUDY PROGRAMME INDEX ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

26-29

COMPUTING

46-48

Animal Management

27

48

Business Studies

27

Computing Intermediate and Creative Technology

Combined Science

28

Computing Advanced Software Development or Networking & System Support

48

Computing

28

CONSTRUCTION

50-57

Engineering

28

Bench Joinery

52

Media Production

28

Brickwork

53

Music Production

28

Painting & Decorating

54

Nursing & Healthcare Professions (including Midwifery)

29

Site Carpentry

55

Psychology

29

Construction

56

Social Sciences

29

DENTAL CARE

58-59

Teacher Education

29

Working in Dental Settings

59

ART & DESIGN

30-35

Dentistry

59

Art & Design

32

ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION

60-63

3D Applied Design

32

ENGINEERING

64-67

Animation, Illustration & Games Design

33

Engineering

66

Fashion & Textiles

33

Fine Art

34

Graphic Design

34

Photography

35

Art & Design BTEC Foundation Diploma (Pre-Degree) Advanced

35

BUSINESS

Engineering Advanced, Electrical & Electronic 66 or Mechanical Engineering ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (ESOL)

68-69

FOUNDATION EDUCATION

70-71

HAIR & BEAUTY

72-77

Barbering

74

36-39

Beauty Therapy

74-75

Accounting

38

Hair & Media Make-Up

75

Business

39

Hairdressing

76

CARE & CHILDCARE

40-43

MOTOR VEHICLE

78-81

Childcare

42

Motor Vehicle Body Repair & Paint

80

Advanved Educational Practice (FdA)

43

Motor Vehicle Maintenance

81

Health & Social Care

43-44

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PERFORMING ARTS, MUSIC & MEDIA

82-89

Media Production

84

Music

85

Music (Music Performance)

86

Music (Music Production)

86

Performing Arts & Production

87

Acting

87

Dance

88

Musical Theatre

88

Technical Theatre & Stage Management

89

Theatrical Make-Up

89

PLUMBING & GAS

90-93

SPORTS & FITNESS

94-97

Sport

96-97

Fitness Instruction

96

TRAVEL & TOURISM

98-101

UNIFORMED PUBLIC SERVICES

102-105

DISCLAIMER: While every effort is made to ensure that the information within this prospectus is correct at the time of printing, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the study programmes, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if student numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course, we will refund any fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

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