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PART-TIME COURSES Take life or work in a new direction

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Welcome to part-time study at Bedford College Whether you’re looking to change career, develop a new hobby or just need some ‘me’ time, Bedford College offers a wide range of parttime courses, delivered by industry experts in a supportive and nurturing environment.

Term dates No classes will take place during half-term holidays. Autumn Term 2016 Monday 12 September 2016 to Friday 16 December 2016 Half-term: Monday 24 October 2016 to Friday 28 October 2016 Spring Term 2017 Monday 9 January 2017 to Friday 31 March 2017 Half-term: Monday 13 February 2017 to Friday 17 February 2017 Summer Term 2017 Tuesday 18 April 2017 to Friday 23 June 2017 Half-term: Monday 29 May 2017 to Friday 2 June 2017

Inside this guide you will find hundreds of part-time courses – from developing your management and leadership skills to learning how to maintain your motorcycle. Many of our qualifications are accredited by leading industry bodies and class times are designed to fit around your life and work. So take a look and discover why thousands of students choose to study with us every year.

Open Days 2016/2017 Our Open Days are a great way to find out more about part-time study at Bedford College – you can chat to tutors about the courses that interest you and have a look around too. Open Days take place throughout the year, find out more or pre-register now at www.bedford.ac.uk/opendays See all of our upcoming events on the back cover.

Contents Getting started with part-time study

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How to use this guide

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How to enrol

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Guide to qualifications and levels

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Locations and facilities

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Course fees and payment options

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What fees will I pay?

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Financial support

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A helping hand back into work

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Support with your course

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Looking for an alternative to part-time study? 13 • Full-Time Study Programmes

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• Higher Education

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• Employer Training Services

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• Apprenticeships

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Courses A-Z

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Come and see us

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A-Z Index

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Getting started with part-time study

Discover a fascinating hobby or interest, develop skills to move on at work, or start training for a whole new career – however you’re looking to spend your spare time, turn it into time well spent with part-time study at Bedford College. Boost your career with qualifications across a range of professions Pick up new talents and friends thanks to our short leisure courses Learn on your doorstep at locations throughout the local area

Study to fit around your busy lifestyle with day, evening or weekend and workplace courses

Develop real-world skills that fit into work, using industry-class kit and facilities

Study now and pay later through our range of payment options and financial support

Get the professional edge, thanks to expert tutors with industry experience Your success, guaranteed – get your money back if you don’t pass*

How to use this guide

Our part-time courses are grouped by subject area in tables containing information on each course. Includes course name and qualification type. See the ‘Key to symbols’ on each page to find out what the different symbols here mean.

Number of hours, days, weeks or years.

Hospitality & Catering COURSE TITLE

LEVEL

The total cost of your course, depending on your age and the amount of government funding you can access. See pages 8-11 for more information on fees, discounts and financial support available.

Day(s) when the course runs.

COURSE LENGTH

START DATE

DAY(S)

TIME(S)

FEE

SITE

COURSE CODE

32 weeks

20/09/2016

Tue

9.30am-12.30pm

£347

CSC

H1351S1

Cake Decorating Cake Decoration ABC Level 1 Award

The level of the course. (See page 4) Date of first class. Some courses have alternative dates listed.

Start and finish time of the class.

Where the course is held. See the ‘Key to locations’ on each page to find out what the location code means, plus more information about our locations on page 6. You will need this for your application form and to search for more information on our website.

Check out our online fee calculator The easiest way to find out what you’ll pay for your chosen course... We know the different rules on whether a discount may apply to you or your course can be confusing, which is why we’ve launched our online fee calculator to make finding out the cost of your course simple. To use it, just find your chosen course at www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and launch the fee calculator – you’ll work through a short set of questions to find out the price you’ll pay for your chosen course.

* We’re so confident our teaching and support will help you pass your course that if you meet all of the entry requirements for your course, attend at least 90% of your lessons (or 95% for courses less than 23 weeks long), complete all of your coursework and/or exams on time but still do not pass your course, then we will refund your fees in full.


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How to enrol

Found your perfect course? Here’s how to book your place... Does your course have the

symbol next to it?

No

Yes

You can book and pay for your course using one of the following methods:

You’ll need to complete an application form online or print a form and return it to us (available at www.bedford.ac.uk/downloads or by calling 01234 291000). We will then invite you to a short interview to ensure that your chosen course is the right match for your skills and experience.

Online If your course shows the symbol you can book and pay online – just find your course using the Course Search at www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and click ‘Enrol Online’. Please make sure you have your chosen method of payment ready. Phone You can also give us a call on 01234 291000 to speak with a member of our Enquiries & Guidance team. Lines are open at the times listed opposite. Drop-in Feel free to enrol in person at reception at our Cauldwell Street Campus or Shuttleworth College Campus. Opening times are listed opposite.

Enrolment opening hours – All times are subject to change Bedford College Cauldwell Street Campus Monday-Thursday: Friday: 8.40am-9.45am, 8.40am-9.45am, 12.30pm-1.30pm, 12.30pm-1.30pm, 3.00pm-4.00pm 2.45pm-3.45pm We are also open in the evening Monday-Thursday from 5.00pm-6.40pm during term-time only.

Shuttleworth College You can enrol at Bedford College during the times opposite or call Shuttleworth on 01234 291916 to arrange a convenient time to come in.

Guide to qualifications and levels

Are you ready to get started? Here’s a simple explanation of what the levels and qualification types in this guide mean...

Qualification levels Qualifications are split by different levels that relate to how advanced the course subject is – to take a course at a particular level, you may need to already have certain qualifications. Professional courses To find out which level you should start at, take a look at the following table: You have...

You can study at...

Leisure courses Some of our courses, such as those offered just for fun or as a hobby, are split into the levels below: Level...

No formal qualifications, but can demonstrate a commitment to, and interest in, your chosen subject

Beginner – courses require no previous experience or knowledge of the subject

Generally no formal qualifications – some courses may require you to have an Entry Level qualification in your chosen subject

Intermediate – courses require some knowledge of the subject or completion of the beginner-level course

Level 1 qualifications – for example GCSEs at grades D-E, or a BTEC Diploma or NVQ at Level 1

Advanced – courses require a good understanding of the subject or experience in the area, or completion of the intermediate-level course

Level 2 qualifications – for example GCSEs at grades A*-C, or a BTEC Diploma or NVQ at Level 2 Level 3 qualifications – for example A-Levels, Access to Higher Education courses, or a BTEC Diploma or NVQ at Level 3 Level 5 qualifications – for example a Foundation Degree, HND, or an NVQ at Level 5

To find out if there are any additional entry requirements for your chosen course, check online using the course code at www.bedford.ac.uk/courses

Look for...


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Qualification types We offer a range of different qualifications through part-time study – find out what they are and the levels they’re offered at in the following table: Level...

Qualifications offered at this level... • BSc Degree • NVQ Level 6 • Professional qualifications • Foundation Degree • Higher National Diploma (HND) • NVQ Level 5 • Professional qualifications • Higher National Certificate (HNC) • NVQ Level 4 • Professional qualifications • A-Levels • BTEC Certificates or Diplomas • NVQ Level 3 • Professional qualifications • GCSEs • NVQ Level 2 • Professional qualifications • Skills for Life (English & Maths) Level 2 • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Level 1 • NVQ Level 1 • Professional qualifications • Skills for Life (English & Maths) Level 1 • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Entry Level • Skills for Life (English & Maths) Entry Level

BTEC Certificates and Diplomas (Levels 1, 2 or 3) – work-related qualifications designed to link closely with industry, and recognised by universities and employers.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) (Entry Level & Level 1) – designed to improve English language skills for those for whom English isn’t their first language.

BTEC Higher National Certificates and Diplomas: HNCs and HNDs (Levels 4 & 5) – work-related higher education qualifications, providing a vocational alternative to degree-level learning. You can also convert a HNC/D to a bachelor’s degree at university with extra study. We now offer an Engineering BSc Top-up programme validated by The University of Northampton – so you can top-up your Engineering HND to a full degree here at Bedford College.

Foundation Degrees (Levels 4/5) – higher education qualifications that can lead to improved career prospects or automatic progression on to the final year of a bachelor’s degree at a university. GCSEs (Level 2) – we offer GCSE English and maths for anyone who wants to improve their skills or existing grades.

National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Certificates and Diplomas (Levels 1-6) – designed to develop your knowledge and skills in a specific job, in that working environment, covering the vast majority of business sectors. Professional qualifications (Levels 1-6) – designed to provide you with the specialist skills and knowledge to help develop your career, accredited by industry-leading bodies such as City & Guilds, Lantra, RHS, CMI and many more. Skills for Life (Entry Level, Level 1 & Level 2) – designed to help you develop the reading, writing or maths skills you use in everyday life.

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Locations and facilities No matter which direction you choose, great courses deserve great study spaces...

Cauldwell Street Campus Cauldwell Street, Bedford Situated right in the heart of Bedford on the banks of the River Great Ouse, our Cauldwell Street Campus provides some of the most up-to-date facilities around for work and play – including industry-class construction and engineering training workshops, our modern Learning Resources Centre (LRC), £2.5 million Springs Sports & Leisure Centre, cutting edge South Bank Arts Centre, 25 Restaurant (see page 46) and Munch & Mocha Restaurant and Coffee Shop – so everything you need to succeed is right on your doorstep.

Learning Resources Centre

BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon, Bedford Develop your hair and beauty skills in a real-life working environment at our commercial salon on Bedford High Street, for hairdressing, beauty treatments and therapies.

BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon

Kempston Campus Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre, Kempston Learn in an environment that mirrors the gas and plumbing industry at our dedicated technical facility in Kempston, which features industry-standard equipment and training areas. Vehicle Technology Centre, Kempston Fully kitted out with a range of cars, up-to-date vehicle diagnostic equipment and repair bays, our Vehicle Technology Centre is the ultimate environment to learn technical vehicle repair skills, with facilities that mirror a working garage.

Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre

Vehicle Technology Centre

South Bank Arts Centre


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Shuttleworth College Campus Old Warden, near Biggleswade Our self-contained, leafy campus at Shuttleworth College is set within 500 acres of beautiful, protected parkland and lakes, with a newly-refurbished Learning Resources Centre, British Horse Society-accredited Equine Centre and dedicated Animal Centre joining our working Kingshill Farm and sports facilities to offer a fantastic range of land-based courses. Plus, if you need a bite to eat, our restaurant serves up snacks, meals and more throughout the day.

CAULDWELL STREET CAMPUS MK42 9AH

Shuttleworth College

KEMPSTON CAMPUS MK42 7QB

Equine Centre

SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE SG18 9DX

Car parking There’s ample free parking at our Shuttleworth College Campus and free on-road parking at our Technology Centres in Kempston. For Cauldwell Street Campus, there is a limited number of student parking spaces charged at £1 per day (£2 per day at weekends) with a student parking permit (available from the College).

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Course fees and payment options Find out what you’ll pay for your course and what support is available to help with the cost. How do I find out what the fee for my course is? The fee for your chosen course is listed in the course entries (from page 15) and includes the cost of tuition plus the cost of any exam and registration fee charged by the exam board (if applicable). For certain professional qualifications you may also need to join membership organisations such as the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). Are there any other costs I may have to pay? Some courses will require you to pay extra costs for things such as course books, trips, specialist equipment or clothing. To find out if your course has any additional costs, check online at www.bedford.ac.uk/courses using the relevant course code or call 01234 291000. I am unemployed and receiving benefits. Is there any help available? Certain benefits may qualify for a discount to fees on some courses. See page 11 to see if it could apply to you.

Check out our online fee calculator The easiest way to find out what you’ll pay for your chosen course... We know the different rules on whether a discount may apply to you or your course can be confusing, which is why we’ve launched our online fee calculator to make finding out the cost of your course simple. To use it, just find your chosen course at www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and launch the fee calculator – you’ll work through a short set of questions to find out the price you’ll pay for your chosen course.

I’m an international student – are my course fees different? If you have not been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for more than three years before the start of your course (excluding any time spent in full-time education), different course fees may apply to you – please call +44 (0)1234 291000 to find out more. How do I pay for my course? You can pay by cash, cheque, credit or debit card. And for courses over £100 we offer an affordable Direct Debit instalments option. See ‘Pay by instalments’ on this page to help spread the cost of your course. Low interest loans are also available for courses with the or symbol. Find out more at www.bedford.ac.uk/finance My employer is funding my course – what do I need to do? You’ll need to provide a signed letter or purchase order from your employer and we will invoice them accordingly. Call our Employer Training Services team on 01234 291747 to find out more.

Low-interest loans – study now, pay later Advanced Learner Loan If you’re aged 19 or over on the start date of your chosen course, you can apply for a loan to cover the tuition fees for some Level 3 to 6 qualifications. And with nothing to pay back until you’ve completed your course and you’re earning over £21,000 per year, an Advanced Learner Loan is a fantastic way to make part-time study more affordable. See page 10 for further information. Look out for the symbol next to the course title to see if your chosen course is eligible for the loan. Higher Education Loan Low-interest loans are also available to pay the cost of the tuition fee for higher education courses (e.g. HNC/Ds and Foundation Degrees), with repayments starting after your studies are finished and only when your salary rises above £21,000. See page 10 for further information. Look out for the symbol next to the course title to see if your chosen course is eligible for the loan. Visit www.bedford.ac.uk/loans to find out more.

Pay by instalments Taking out a loan isn’t the only way to pay for your course – for courses over £100 Bedford College also offers an affordable Direct Debit instalments option to help make part-time study more affordable and spread the cost of tuition fees. Please note: an additional £20 charge applies if you choose to pay by instalments. Visit www.bedford.ac.uk/finance to find out more.


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What fees will I pay? Who will be paying for your course?

Examples of full Level 2 qualifications include… • five GCSEs at grades A*-C • two AS-Levels • one A-Level • a BTEC Diploma at Level 2 • a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) at Level 2 Examples of full Level 3 qualifications include… • four or more AS-Levels • two or more A-Levels • a BTEC Diploma at Level 3 • a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) at Level 3

MY EMPLOYER

ME

Have you been living in the UK, EU or EEA for more than three years before the start date of your course?

What are ‘full’ qualifications?

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Your employer may qualify for some funding. Please call our Employer Training Services team on 01234 291747 to find out more.

YES

NO

Please call our Enquiries & Guidance team on +44 (0)1234 291000.

Are you aged 16-18 on 31 August 2016? YES

NO

Are you unemployed, looking for work and receiving one or more of the means-tested benefits listed on page 11? YES

NO

Are you in full-time education?

Are you aged 19-23 on the start date of your chosen course and looking to study a Level 1 or Level 2 qualification and do not already hold a full Level 2 qualification? Not sure what this means? Check the list above.

YES

NO

You may be able to study your chosen course for free* if the symbol is displayed. Call us on 01234 291000 to find out more.

Call us on 01234 291000 to find out more.

You will have to pay for your part-time course. To find out the cost, search for your course online at www.bedford.ac.uk/courses and launch our online fee calculator.

YES

NO

Your chosen course may be free* to study if the or symbol is displayed. Are you aged 19-23 on the start date of your chosen course and looking to study your first full Level 3 qualification? Not sure what this means? Check the list above. NO

YES

Your chosen course may be free* to study if the symbol is displayed.

You will need to pay the fee listed for your chosen course. Low-interest loans and a Direct Debit instalments option may be available for your course – check page 8 to find out more.

* Please note: additional costs such as books, uniform or equipment may be payable depending on your chosen course. To find out, check online at www.bedford.ac.uk/courses


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Financial support Need more support? Please get in touch with Student Services as we may be able to advise on what support is available to you. Contact us on 01234 291934 or email studentservices@bedford.ac.uk to find out more.

Loans and financial support Loans/Grant

Applicable courses

Available to part-time students?

Further details

Advanced Learner Loan

Courses with the symbol

Yes • From £300 up to the cost of tuition

A low-interest, repayable loan to pay for tuition fees. The amount is paid directly to Bedford College on your behalf. You’ll only need to start repaying the loan from April 2018, after you’ve completed your course and you’re earning more than £21,000 per year. If you don’t complete your course you will be required to repay the loan amount relative to your attendance. When you stop attending, payments will stop and you’ll only be liable to repay the amount (including any interest accrued on that amount) that’s already been paid to the College. Visit www.gov.uk for more information.

Advanced Learner Loan Bursary

Courses with the Yes symbol if you have already taken out the Advanced Learner Loan

A non-repayable bursary which may be available if your household income is £26,000 or less and you have taken out an Advanced Learner Loan (see above). This bursary is designed to provide financial support towards costs such as childcare or travel associated with your course. If you are eligible for the loan, you must have taken out the loan in order to qualify for the bursary.

Adult Support Fund

Funded part-time courses not covered above

Yes

A non-repayable bursary which may be available if your household income is £26,000 or less and you are aged 19-23 and on your first full Level 3 qualification. This bursary is designed to help with course-related costs associated with your Art & Design Foundation Diploma or your Access course, such as travel, fees or equipment. It can also help with childcare costs if you are aged 20-23.

Disabled Students’ Some professional Yes Allowance qualifications Level 1-6

You can apply if you have a disability, including a: long-term health condition; mental health condition; specific learning difficulty, e.g. dyslexia. You must meet the definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010. The support you get depends on your individual needs and not on income. For more information visit: www.gov.uk/studentfinancesteps

Professional & Career Development Loan

Some professional Yes qualifications Level 1-6 • Between £300 and £10,000 in total

A loan from a participating high street bank to pay for the cost of your course. Loans are usually offered at a reduced interest rate and the government pays the interest while you study. Visit www.gov.uk/career-development-loans for more information.

Teaching Bursary & Scholarship

Teaching in PostCompulsory Education

Yes

In 2015/16 there were government training bursaries and scholarships available for some subjects. Please visit www.bedford.ac.uk/teaching or https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk for the latest information.

Higher Education Tuition Fee Loan

Courses with the symbol

Yes • Up to £6,750 per year • Part-time students must complete a minimum of 25 per cent of the full-time course content each year.

A low-interest, repayable government loan from Student Finance England to pay for the tuition fees of your higher education course – the amount is paid directly to Bedford College on your behalf. You’ll only need to start repaying the loan after you’ve completed your course and you’re earning more than £21,000 per year. Visit www.gov.uk/student-finance for more details.

To find out more and apply, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/finance or call our Student Services team on 01234 291934. Please note: the level of support you receive will depend on your household income and the course you are studying. Conditions apply and early application is recommended as funds are limited.

Please note the information on this page is correct for the academic year 2015/16 and may be subject to change.


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A helping hand back into work If you are aged 19-23, unemployed and receiving benefits then you could learn for free at Bedford College.

Benefits that qualify for a discount... You could be eligible for free study if you are on one of the following benefits:

ü Council tax benefit ü Employment and Support

Allowance (work-related activity group)

ü Housing Benefit ü Income support ü Jobseekers Allowance ü Working Tax Credit

(subject to income)

For more information, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/concessions Which courses can I study? All courses containing the symbol could be free. Last year, the most popular courses studied included: • Accounting AAT Level 2 Certificate • Counselling Skills CPCAB Level 2 Certificate • Fitness Instructing CYQ Level 2 Certificate • IT User Skills OCR Level 2 Certificate • Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools CACHE Level 2 Certificate For more information and full conditions, visit www.bedford.ac.uk/concessions

Traineeships – getting young people ready for work Traineeships are training programmes to help those aged 16-25 gain the skills they need to secure employment in an Apprenticeship or other form of work, including employability skills and maths and English. They have been developed to bridge the gap between your education and starting your career through work preparation training. Traineeships can help you to make yourself known within a company, which could lead to further opportunities. For more information visit www.bedford.ac.uk/traineeships for all the latest vacancies.


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Support with your course

Whether you’re used to education or are returning after a break, we’ll support you all the way.

Academic support

Wellbeing

Careers advice

Financial advice

We know that assignments or exams can seem intimidating, which is why our course tutors ensure that you feel as comfortable as possible when preparing for and completing any academic assessments on your chosen course.

Your wellbeing can affect your learning. Should you ever need to talk to someone confidentially about issues in your private or College life, we have a dedicated counselling service where our trained members of staff are here to help.

A part-time course can help you to change your career or enhance your current job prospects – and our expert careers advisers will provide you with all the information and impartial guidance you need to make choices about your training and work.

Money matters shouldn’t stop you coming to College, which is why our Student Finance team are available to advise you on sources of financial help including any grants, bursaries or support funds that might be available to you. See page 10 for more on financial help.

Why wait? Visit www.bedford.ac.uk/careers now for online careers chat and advice.

Additional support

The Job Shop

Our Additional Support team are on hand to ensure that your individual learning needs are met – they can help you with everything from developing assignment skills and providing specialist equipment to access to specialist support staff for those with dyslexia, hearing or visual impairments. Call our team on 01234 291905 to find out how they can help.

Based at our Cauldwell Street Campus, The Job Shop is open to all Bedford College students seeking to progress into employment or looking for part-time work during their studies. Help and advice on applications and interview techniques is always readily available.

Help and advice you can trust The Student Services team at Bedford College are proud to have held the Matrix quality standard since 2004 – awarded in recognition of the professionalism and quality of our support and guidance.

For more information on the help and support offered by our Student Services team, or to speak to one of our advisers, call our help desk on 01234 291934 or email studentservices@bedford.ac.uk


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Looking for an alternative to part-time study? WE ALSO OFFER A FANTASTIC RANGE OF FULL-TIME STUDY PROGRAMMES... If part-time learning isn’t right for you, with hundreds of study programmes in over 20 different subject areas available, studying full-time with Bedford College is an opportunity you won’t want to miss.

Our full-time students benefit from... • award-winning student support in everything from money matters to personal wellbeing • modern study spaces, industry-standard facilities and the latest equipment to deliver real-world skills • a huge range of full-time subjects to choose from Visit www.bedford.ac.uk/fulltime

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What’s on offer...

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BSc Degree Foundation Degrees (FdA/FdSc)

Degree-level learning with a difference

Higher National Certificates & Diplomas (HNC & HND) Teaching Qualifications (PGCE/Cert. Ed. and more) Access to Higher Education

IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN A HIGHER EDUCATION QUALIFICATION, BEDFORD COLLEGE CAN OFFER YOU A HIGHER EDUCATION EXPERIENCE THAT’S TRULY DIFFERENT... • Save money – our higher education courses offer the same level of learning as university at a much lower price • Stay local – no expensive moves, travel or accommodation keeps your costs down even more • Get skills for work – our employer-designed degrees develop the specific skills your industry demands • Be flexible – part-time study options mean it’s easy to balance work or family life with your course Many of our higher education qualifications can be studied on a part-time basis – just look out for the symbol within the course listings. Visit www.bedford.ac.uk/highereducation

Are you an employer? Our Employer Training Services team specialise in helping organisations like yours improve their performance and productivity by delivering tailored training solutions  to develop the skills of your staff. We offer a wide range of  industry specific training, from NVQs and Apprenticeships delivered in the workplace to short courses and industry-recognised qualifications that develop specialist skills. • Flexible & convenient delivery – whenever, wherever • Bespoke courses – because each customer is different • Experienced industry specialists – learn from the best • Cost effective training – access top expertise without the corporate price tag

Call our Employer Training Services team today on 01234 291747 or visit www.bedford.ac.uk/employers Confused by course costs? Use our online fee calculator at www.bedford.ac.uk/courses


Courses

KEY TO LOCATIONS BKS CSC GPC SC VTC

Find out more: www.bedford.ac.uk/courses

KEY TO QUALIFICATION LEVELS

BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon, Bedford Cauldwell Street Campus, Bedford Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre, Kempston Shuttleworth College, Old Warden Park (near Biggleswade) Vehicle Technology Centre, Kempston

Access to Higher Education

Entry Levels

Level 5

Level 1

Level 6

Level 2

Beginner

Level 3

Intermediate

Level 4

Advanced

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COURSE LENGTH

START DATE

DAY(S)

TIME(S)

FEE

SITE

COURSE CODE

16 weeks

21/09/2016

Wed & Thu

9.00am-5.00pm

£250

CSC

E2297S1

16 weeks

08/02/2017

Wed & Thu

9.00am-5.00pm

£250

CSC

E2297S2

Business Studies

33 weeks

You will need to study 2-3 days per week Mon-Fri. This will be discussed at interview.

£3,022

CSC

E2283

Combined Sciences

33 weeks

You will need to study 2-3 days per week Mon-Fri. This will be discussed at interview.

£3,384

CSC

E2290

Computing

33 weeks

You will need to study 2-3 days per week Mon-Fri. This will be discussed at interview.

£3,928

CSC

E2280

Nursing & Healthcare Professions (Midwifery)

33 weeks

You will need to study 2-3 days per week Mon-Fri. This will be discussed at interview.

£3,384

CSC

E2289

Social Sciences

33 weeks

You will need to study 2-3 days per week Mon-Fri. This will be discussed at interview.

£3,022

CSC

E2288

Teacher Education

33 weeks

You will need to study 2-3 days per week Mon-Fri. This will be discussed at interview.

£3,384

CSC

E2287

COURSE TITLE

LEVEL

Preparation for Access to Higher Education Preparation for Access to Higher Education

Access to Higher Education

Access to Higher Education

We will also be offering Access to Higher Education courses in Psychology, Animal Management and Engineering (with Construction) – please call 01234 291000 for details.

Don’t let your lack of existing qualifications stop you ACCESSing university Bedford College Access to Higher Education courses are designed to provide a route to degree-level study, if you don’t have the right qualifications, or experience, to take a higher education course. Access courses aim to introduce you to your chosen subject, developing your study skills and increasing your confidence and ability with degree-level study. Access courses are recognised by universities across the UK and allow entry on to their degree programmes, as well as higher education courses right here at Bedford College. If you take out an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course and you then progress on to, and complete, a higher education qualification, your loan will be written off when you graduate.

Discover more about our range of Access courses online at www.bedford.ac.uk/access Contact us via www.bedford.ac.uk/contact or call 01234 291000


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Courses

KEY TO LOCATIONS BKS CSC GPC SC VTC

Find out more: www.bedford.ac.uk/courses

KEY TO QUALIFICATION LEVELS

BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon, Bedford Cauldwell Street Campus, Bedford Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre, Kempston Shuttleworth College, Old Warden Park (near Biggleswade) Vehicle Technology Centre, Kempston

Agriculture COURSE TITLE

LEVEL

Entry Levels

Level 5

Level 1

Level 6

Level 2

Beginner

Level 3

Intermediate

Level 4

Advanced

COURSE LENGTH

START DATE

DAY(S)

4 years

26/09/2016

You will need to study 6 hours per week 9.00am-4.30pm. The days will depend upon the units you choose to study.

TIME(S)

FEE

SITE

COURSE CODE

Agriculture Higher Education Agriculture Foundation Degree (FdSc) You will also need to pay £90 for safety equipment and £450 for trips (trips are optional) per year. This course is validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire. Your fee is set by the University. The advertised fee and fee for subsequent years may vary depending upon the number of credits you study. This will be discussed at interview.

Year 1: £3,000 SC Year 2: £3,000 Year 3: £3,000 Year 4: £3,000 Total: £12,000

B1323

Agriculture & Smallholder Skills Agriculture City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma

Up to 18 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details SC

B1278

Agriculture City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma

Up to 18 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details SC

B1283

Breeding Livestock (Sheep, Cattle & Pigs)

3.5 hours

05/11/2016

Sat

9.30am-1.00pm

£55

SC

B1092S2

Habitat Management (Woodlands)

3.5 hours

15/04/2017

Sat

9.30am-1.00pm

£55

SC

B1335S1

Handling & Keeping Livestock

5.5 hours

01/10/2016

Sat

9.30am-3.00pm

£68

SC

B1246S1

Lambing & Calving Training

3.5 hours

28/01/2017

Sat

9.30am-1.00pm

£55

SC

B1334S1

We can deliver lambing and calving training to individuals, groups and companies – call 01234 291000 for more details.

COURSE TITLE

LEVEL

COURSE LENGTH

START DATE

DAY(S)

TIME(S)

FEE

SITE

COURSE CODE

Tue

9.00am-4.30pm

£248

SC

B1314S1

All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) You will also be required to attend one additional day for assessment. Sit Astride ATV Handling NPTC Level 2 Award

1 day

24/01/2017

Brushcutting You will also be required to attend one additional day for assessment. Safe Use of Brushcutters & Strimmers NPTC Level 2 Award

1 day

Various – see website

£249

SC

B1299

Strimmer & Brushcutter Operations Lantra Awards Level 2

1 day

Various – see website

£228

SC

B1235

Strimmer & Brushcutter Use: An Introduction

3 hours

15/10/2016

Sat

9.30am-12.30pm

£54

SC

B1275S1

3 hours

25/02/2017

Sat

9.30am-12.30pm

£54

SC

B1275S2

Various – see website

£395

SC

B1300

Various – see website

£228

SC

B1310

Forklifts You will also be required to attend one additional day for assessment. Land-Based Forklift Truck Operations (Rough Terrain, Mast & Telescopic) NPTC Level 2 Award

2 days

Hedge Cutters You will also be required to attend one additional day for assessment. Safe Use of Hand Held Hedge Cutters NPTC Level 2 Award

1 day

Mowers You will also be required to attend one additional day for assessment. Safe Use of Pedestrian Controlled Mowers NPTC Level 2 Award Safe Use of Ride-on Self Propelled Mowers NPTC Level 2 Award

1 day

07/10/2016

Fri

9.00am-4.30pm

£228

SC

B1195S1

1 day

06/02/2017

Mon

9.00am-4.30pm

£228

SC

B1195S2

1 day

09/06/2017

Fri

9.00am-4.30pm

£228

SC

B1195S3

1 day

07/10/2016

Fri

9.00am-4.30pm

£228

SC

B1194S1

1 day

06/02/2017

Mon

9.00am-4.30pm

£228

SC

B1194S2

1 day

09/06/2017

Fri

9.00am-4.30pm

£228

SC

B1194S3

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KEY TO SYMBOLS Tuition is free if you’re aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 2 qualification. See page 9.

Course requires you to complete an application form and attend an interview before you can start. See page 4.

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You can book and pay for your course online now. See page 4.

Tuition is free if you’re aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. See page 9.

Course is eligible for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan. See page 8. Course is eligible for a higher education loan. See page 8. If you’re unemployed and in receipt of the benefits listed on page 11 your course will be free. COURSE LENGTH

START DATE

DAY(S)

TIME(S)

FEE

SITE

COURSE CODE

Mowers: Self Propelled Mowers (Refresher)

1 day

03/03/2017

Fri

9.00am-4.30pm

£228

SC

B1298S1

Mowers: Introduction to Use & Maintenance of Ride-on Mowers

3 hours

04/03/2017

Sat

9.30am-12.30pm £54

SC

B1276S1

3 hours

10/06/2017

Sat

9.30am-12.30pm £54

SC

B1276S2

COURSE TITLE

LEVEL

Mowers – continued

Tractor Driving Agricultural Tractor Driving & Related Operations NPTC Level 2 Award

1 day

Various – see website

£350

SC

B1308

Pest Control You will also be required to attend one additional day for assessment. Various – see website

£228

SC

B1311

Pesticide Application (PA2): Ground Crop Sprayer NPTC Level 2 Award

1 day

Various – see website

£228

SC

B1312

Pesticide Application (PA4): Pelleted or Granular Pesticides – Mounted or Trailed Applications (Units S or G) NPTC Level 2 Award

1 day

Various – see website

£228

SC

B1331

1 day

Various – see website

£228

SC

B1307

An additional fee may apply if you wish to be assessed for both units.

Pesticide Application (PA6A): Hand Held Applicators NPTC Level 2 Award An additional fee may apply if you wish to be assessed on PA6W (Hand held applicators to apply pesticides near water).

Welding Basic Welding

1 day

05/11/2016

Sat

9.00am-4.30pm

£175

SC

B602S1

1 day

11/02/2017

Sat

9.00am-4.30pm

£175

SC

B602S2

1 day

15/04/2017

Sat

9.00am-4.30pm

£175

SC

B602S3

Animal Management

1 day

Agriculture

Pesticide Application (PA1): Safe Use of Pesticides NPTC Level 2 Award

We can deliver our Agriculture courses to groups and companies on request – call 01234 291000 for more details.

We also offer Apprenticeship programmes in Agriculture. To find out more see page 18 or visit www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships

Animal Management COURSE TITLE

LEVEL

For more information about your course simply enter the course code or title at www.bedford.ac.uk/courses

COURSE LENGTH

START DATE

DAY(S)

4 years

19/09/2016

You will need to study 6 hours per week. The days and times will depend upon the units you choose to study.

TIME(S)

FEE

SITE

COURSE CODE

Year 1: £3,000, Year 2: £3,000 Year 3: £3,000 Year 4: £3,000 Total: £12,000

SC

B869

Higher Education Animal Management Foundation Degree (FdSc) There is an additional fee of £450 for trips per year (optional). This course is validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire. Your fee is set by the University. The advertised fee and the fee for subsequent years may vary depending upon the number of credits you study. This will be discussed at interview.

Contact us via www.bedford.ac.uk/contact or call 01234 291000


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KEY TO LOCATIONS BKS CSC GPC SC VTC

BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon, Bedford Cauldwell Street Campus, Bedford Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre, Kempston Shuttleworth College, Old Warden Park (near Biggleswade) Vehicle Technology Centre, Kempston

Confused by course costs? Use our online fee calculator at www.bedford.ac.uk/courses

KEY TO QUALIFICATION LEVELS Entry Levels

Level 5

Level 1

Level 6

Level 2

Beginner

Level 3

Intermediate

Level 4

Advanced


KEY TO SYMBOLS Tuition is free if you’re aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 2 qualification. See page 9.

Course requires you to complete an application form and attend an interview before you can start. See page 4.

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You can book and pay for your course online now. See page 4.

Tuition is free if you’re aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. See page 9.

Course is eligible for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan. See page 8. Course is eligible for a higher education loan. See page 8. If you’re unemployed and in receipt of the benefits listed on page 11 your course will be free.

Arboriculture COURSE TITLE

LEVEL

COURSE LENGTH

START DATE

DAY(S)

TIME(S)

FEE

SITE

COURSE CODE

£410

SC

B1302

£228

SC

B1204S1

£720

SC

B1306

£288

SC

B687S1

£540

SC

B1303

Chainsaw & Related Operations You will also be required to attend one additional day for assessment. 2 days

Various – see website

Chainsaw Maintenance & Crosscutting NPTC Level 2 Award Refresher (CS30)

1 day

Climb Trees & Perform Aerial Rescue NPTC Level 2 Certificate (CS38)

5 days

Use of Chainsaw From Rope & Harness NPTC CS39 Refresher

1 day

Felling & Processing Trees up to 380mm NPTC Level 2 Award (CS31)

3 days

Aerial Cutting of Trees Using Free-Fall Techniques NPTC Level 3 Award (CS39)

2 days

07/11/2016

Mon

9.00am-4.30pm

£485

SC

B1305S2

2 days

10/04/2017

Mon

9.00am-4.30pm

£485

SC

B1305S4

01/02/2017

Wed

9.00am-4.30pm

Various – see website 16/06/2017

Fri

9.00am-4.30pm

Various – see website

15/05/2017

Mon

9.00am-4.30pm

£485

SC

B1305S3

2 days

10/07/2017

Mon & Tue

9.00am-4.30pm

£485

SC

B1313S2

Felling & Processing Medium Trees NPTC Level 3 Award (CS32)

4 days

17/04/2017

Mon-Thu

9.00am-4.30pm

£700

SC

B1304S3

4 days

26/06/2017

Mon-Thu

9.00am-4.30pm

£700

SC

B1304S2

Chainsaw Use: An Introduction

1 day

18/02/2017

Sat

9.30am-4.30pm

£145

SC

B1274S2

1 day

13/05/2017

Sat

9.30am-4.30pm

£145

SC

B1274S3

1 day

04/11/2016

Fri

9.00am-4.30pm

£228

SC

B550S1

1 day

16/03/2017

Thu

9.00am-4.30pm

£228

SC

B550S2

3 days

28/11/2016

Mon-Wed

9.00am-4.30pm

£610

SC

B592S1

3 days

08/05/2017

Mon-Wed

9.00am-4.30pm

£610

SC

B592S2

£228

SC

B1301

Tree Inspection Basic Tree Inspection Lantra Awards Professional Tree Inspection Lantra Awards

Arboriculture

2 days Aerial Tree Pruning NPTC Level 3 Award (CS40)

Apprenticeships

Chainsaw Maintenance & Crosscutting NPTC Level 2 Award (CS30)

Woodchippers Competence in Manually Fed Woodchippers NPTC Level 2 Certificate

1 day

We also offer an Apprenticeship programme in Trees & Timber. To find out more see advert opposite on page 18 or visit www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships

Various – see website

For other machinery, see Agriculture, page 16.

Contact us via www.bedford.ac.uk/contact or call 01234 291000


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KEY TO LOCATIONS BKS CSC GPC SC VTC

BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon, Bedford Cauldwell Street Campus, Bedford Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre, Kempston Shuttleworth College, Old Warden Park (near Biggleswade) Vehicle Technology Centre, Kempston

Art & Design COURSE TITLE

KEY TO QUALIFICATION LEVELS

LEVEL

COURSE LENGTH

START DATE

DAY(S)

2 years

22/09/2016

32 weeks

22/09/2016

Entry Levels

Level 5

Level 1

Level 6

Level 2

Beginner

Level 3

Intermediate

Level 4

Advanced

FEE

SITE

COURSE CODE

You will need to study 6 hours per week, Thu-Fri 9.15am-4.30pm. The days and times will depend upon the units you choose to study.

£630 per 15 credit unit. 8 units in total.

CSC

L1320

You will need to study 6 hours per week, Thu-Fri 9.15am-4.30pm. The days and times will depend upon the units you choose to study.

£630 per 15 credit unit. 8 units in total.

CSC

L1323

TIME(S)

3D Design Higher Education 3D Design BTEC HNC You will also need to pay a £75 studio resources fee each year.

3D Design BTEC HND (top-up from HNC) You will also need to pay a £75 studio resources fee each year.

Drawing Each 4 week course focuses on a different aspect of life drawing. They can be studied individually or in a sequence. Life Drawing Workshop 1

4 weeks

20/09/2016

Tue

6.30pm-9.30pm

£78

CSC

L775S1

Life Drawing Workshop 2

4 weeks

18/10/2016

Tue

6.30pm-9.30pm

£78

CSC

L775S2

Life Drawing Workshop 3

4 weeks

22/11/2016

Tue

6.30pm-9.30pm

£78

CSC

L775S3

Life Drawing Workshop 4

4 weeks

17/01/2017

Tue

6.30pm-9.30pm

£78

CSC

L775S4

Life Drawing Workshop 5

4 weeks

21/02/2017

Tue

6.30pm-9.30pm

£78

CSC

L775S5

Life Drawing Workshop 6

4 weeks

18/04/2017

Tue

6.30pm-9.30pm

£78

CSC

L775S6

Life Drawing Workshop 7

4 weeks

16/05/2017

Tue

6.30pm-9.30pm

£78

CSC

L775S7

18 weeks

20/09/2016

Tue

6.30pm-9.30pm

£299

CSC

L1482S1

18 weeks

21/09/2016

Wed

6.30pm-9.30pm

£299

CSC

L1482S3

16 weeks

21/02/2017

Tue

6.30pm-9.30pm

£289

CSC

L1482S2

16 weeks

22/02/2017

Wed

6.30pm-9.30pm

£289

CSC

L1482S4

2 years

22/09/2016

You will need to study 6 hours per week, Thu-Fri 9.15am-4.30pm. The days and times will depend upon the units you choose to study.

£630 per 15 credit unit. 8 units in total.

CSC

L1319

32 weeks

22/09/2016

You will need to study 6 hours per week, Thu-Fri 9.15am-4.30pm. The days and times will depend upon the units you choose to study.

£630 per 15 credit unit. 8 units in total.

CSC

L1324

2 years

22/09/2016

You will need to study 6 hours per week, Thu-Fri 9.15am-4.30pm. The days and times will depend upon the units you choose to study.

£630 per 15 credit unit. 8 units in total.

CSC

L1321

32 weeks

21/09/2016

You will need to study 6 hours per week, Thu-Fri 9.15am-4.30pm. The days and times will depend upon the units you choose to study.

£630 per 15 credit unit. 8 units in total.

CSC

L1322

4 weeks

20/09/2016

Tue

6.30pm-9.30pm

£78

CSC

L728S1

4 weeks

31/01/2017

Tue

6.30pm-9.30pm

£78

CSC

L728S2

4 weeks

08/11/2016

Tue

6.30pm-9.30pm

£78

CSC

L1071

Fashion Production Fashion Production: Pattern Cutting Fashion Production: Sewing Skills Higher Education Fashion & Textiles BTEC HNC You will also need to pay a £75 studio resources fee each year.

Fashion & Textiles BTEC HND (top-up from HNC) You will also need to pay a £75 studio resources fee each year.

Fine Art Higher Education Fine Art BTEC HNC You will also need to pay a £75 studio resources fee each year.

Fine Art BTEC HND (top-up from HNC) You will also need to pay a £75 studio resources fee each year.

Graphic Design Photoshop: Introductory Photoshop: Intermediate

Confused by course costs? Use our online fee calculator at www.bedford.ac.uk/courses


KEY TO SYMBOLS Tuition is free if you’re aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 2 qualification. See page 9.

Course requires you to complete an application form and attend an interview before you can start. See page 4.

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You can book and pay for your course online now. See page 4.

Tuition is free if you’re aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. See page 9.

Course is eligible for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan. See page 8. Course is eligible for a higher education loan. See page 8. If you’re unemployed and in receipt of the benefits listed on page 11 your course will be free.

COURSE TITLE

LEVEL

COURSE LENGTH

START DATE

DAY(S)

FEE

SITE

COURSE CODE

2 years

22/09/2016

You will need to study 6 hours per week, Thu-Fri 9.15am-4.30pm. The days and times will depend upon the units you choose to study.

£630 per 15 credit unit. 8 units in total.

CSC

L1318

32 weeks

22/09/2016

You will need to study 6 hours per week, Thu-Fri 9.15am-4.30pm. The days and times will depend upon the units you choose to study.

£630 per 15 credit unit. 8 units in total.

CSC

L1325

2 years

20/09/2016

You will need to study 6 hours per week, Thu-Fri 9.15am-4.30pm. The days and times will depend upon the units you choose to study.

£630 per 15 credit unit. 8 units in total.

CSC

L1580

32 weeks

22/09/2016

You will need to study 6 hours per week, Thu-Fri 9.15am-4.30pm. The days and times will depend upon the units you choose to study.

£630 per 15 credit unit. 8 units in total.

CSC

L1579

6 weeks

27/09/2016

Tue

6.30pm-9.30pm

£90

CSC

L730S1

6 weeks

09/11/2016

Wed

6.30pm-9.30pm

£90

CSC

L730S2

6 weeks

11/01/2017

Wed

6.30pm-9.30pm

£90

CSC

L730S3

6 weeks

21/02/2017

Tue

6.30pm-9.30pm

£90

CSC

L730S4

6 weeks

19/04/2017

Wed

6.30pm-9.30pm

£90

CSC

L730S5

4 weeks

09/11/2016

Wed

6.30pm -9.30pm

£78

CSC

L1069S1

2 years

22/09/2016

You will need to study 6 hours per week, Thu-Fri 9.15am-4.30pm. The days and times will depend upon the units you choose to study.

£630 per 15 credit unit. 8 units in total.

CSC

L1496

30 weeks

22/09/2016

You will need to study 6 hours per week, Thu-Fri 9.15am-4.30pm. The days and times will depend upon the units you choose to study.

£630 per 15 credit unit. 8 units in total.

CSC

L1497

TIME(S)

Graphic Design – continued Higher Education Graphic Design BTEC HNC You will also need to pay a £75 studio resources fee each year.

Graphic Design BTEC HND (top-up from HNC)

Interactive Media Higher Education Interactive Media BTEC HNC You will also need to pay a £75 studio resources fee each year.

Interactive Media BTEC HND (top-up from HNC) You will also need to pay a £75 studio resources fee each year.

Art & Design

You will also need to pay a £75 studio resources fee each year.

Photography Digital Photography: An Introduction

Digital Photography: Studio Portraits Higher Education Photography BTEC HNC You will also need to pay a £75 studio resources fee each year.

Photography BTEC HND (top-up from HNC) You will also need to pay a £75 studio resources fee each year.

Contact us via www.bedford.ac.uk/contact or call 01234 291000


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KEY TO LOCATIONS BKS CSC GPC SC VTC

KEY TO QUALIFICATION LEVELS

BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon, Bedford Cauldwell Street Campus, Bedford Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre, Kempston Shuttleworth College, Old Warden Park (near Biggleswade) Vehicle Technology Centre, Kempston

Building Services

Entry Levels

Level 5

Level 1

Level 6

Level 2

Beginner

Level 3

Intermediate

Level 4

Advanced

COURSE LENGTH

START DATE

DAY(S)

TIME(S)

FEE

SITE

COURSE CODE

Electrical Installation City & Guilds 7202 Level 1 Certificate

32 weeks

20/09/2016

Tue & Thu

7.00pm-9.00pm

£740

CSC

D1640

32 weeks

22/09/2016

Thu

9.00am-4.30pm

£820

CSC

D1641

Electrical Installations (Building & Structures) City & Guilds 2365 Level 2 Diploma

32 weeks

20/09/2016

Tue

9.00am-4.30pm

£860

CSC

D1467

32 weeks

20/09/2016

Tue & Thu

6.30pm-9.00pm

£860

CSC

D1474

32 weeks

19/09/2016

Mon

9.30am-6.30pm

£3,345 CSC

D1468

32 weeks

20/09/2016

Tue & Wed

6.00pm-9.00pm

£2,600 CSC

D1469

Call for N/A details

D1253

COURSE TITLE

LEVEL

Electrical Installation Long Qualifications

You need to have completed Level 1 to progress on to Level 2.

Electrical Installations (Buildings & Structures) City & Guilds 2365 Level 3 Diploma You need to have completed Level 2 to progress on to Level 3.

Electrotechnical Services City & Guilds NVQ Level 3 Diploma

Up to 3 years

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Short Courses Building Regulations for Electrical Installations in Dwellings City & Guilds 2392-10 Level 3 Certificate

1 day

Various – see website

9.00am-5.00pm

£250

CSC

C941

Combined Electrical Inspection & Test City & Guilds 2395-01 Level 3 Award

5 days

Various – see website

9.00am-5.00pm

£875

CSC

D1479

12 weeks

Various – see website

6.00pm-9.00pm

£875

CSC

D1502

Combined Electrical Inspection & Test EAL 600-4338-6 Level 3 Award

5 days

Various – see website

9.00am-5.00pm

£875

CSC

D1617

12 weeks

Various – see website

6.00pm-9.00pm

£875

CSC

D1619

In-Service Inspection & Testing of Electrical Equipment (PAT) City & Guilds 2377-22 Level 3 Award

2 days

Various – see website

9.00am-5.00pm

£240

CSC

D1414

Initial Verification & Certification of Electrical Installations City & Guilds 2394-01 Level 3

5 days

23/01/2017

Mon-Fri

9.00am-5.00pm

£620

CSC

D1408S1

12 weeks

21/02/2017

Tue

6.00pm-9.00pm

£620

CSC

D1409S1

5 days

22/05/2017

Mon-Fri

9.00am-5.00pm

£620

CSC

D1408S2

5 days

23/01/2017

Mon-Fri

9.00am-5.00pm

£620

CSC

D1620S1

12 weeks

21/02/2017

Tue

6.00pm-9.00pm

£620

CSC

D1642S1

5 days

22/05/2017

Mon-Fri

9.00am-5.00pm

£620

CSC

D1620S2

Installation & Maintenance of Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Systems City & Guilds 2399-12 Level 3 Award

4 days

19/06/2017

Mon-Thu

9.00am-5.00pm

£750

CSC

D1415S1

Management Requirements for the Maintenance of Electrical Equipment City & Guilds 2377-32 Level 3 Award

2 days

Various – see website

9.00am-5.00pm

£240

CSC

D1413

Periodic Inspection, Testing & Certification of Electrical Installations City & Guilds 2395-01 Level 3 Award

5 days

12/12/2016

Mon-Fri

9.00am-5.00pm

£620

CSC

D1410S1

12 weeks

21/02/2017

Tue

6.00pm-9.00pm

£620

CSC

D1411S1

5 days

27/03/2017

Mon-Fri

9.00am-5.00pm

£620

CSC

D1410S2

5 days

12/12/2016

Mon-Fri

9.00am-5.00pm

£620

CSC

D1621S1

12 weeks

21/02/2017

Tue

6.00pm-9.00pm

£620

CSC

D1643S1

5 days

27/03/2017

Mon-Fri

9.00am-5.00pm

£620

CSC

D1621S2

Initial Verification & Certification of Electrical Installations EAL 600-4337-4 Level 3 Award

Periodic Inspection, Testing & Certification of Electrical Installations EAL 600-4338-6 Level 3 Award Requirements for Electrical Installations City & Guilds 2382-15 Level 3 Award: 17th Edition Wiring Regulations Please note the one day option is designed as an update for those who have already taken the course before the changes to the wiring regulations took place.

Design & Verification of Electrical Installations Level 4 Award City & Guilds 2396-01

3 days

Various – see website

9.00am-5.00pm

£450

CSC

D1406

6 weeks

Various – see website

6.00pm-9.00pm

£450

CSC

D1407

1 day

Various – see website

9.00am-5.00pm

£135

CSC

D1632

5 days

Various – see website

9.00am-5.00pm

£750

CSC

D1412

We can also offer bespoke electrical courses for groups and businesses to suit your individual needs – call 01234 291000 for more details.

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KEY TO SYMBOLS Tuition is free if you’re aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 2 qualification. See page 9.

Course requires you to complete an application form and attend an interview before you can start. See page 4.

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You can book and pay for your course online now. See page 4.

Tuition is free if you’re aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. See page 9.

Course is eligible for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan. See page 8. Course is eligible for a higher education loan. See page 8. If you’re unemployed and in receipt of the benefits listed on page 11 your course will be free.

We also offer Electrical Installation and Plumbing Apprenticeship programmes. To find out more see page 18 or visit www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships

For more information about your course simply enter the course code or title at www.bedford.ac.uk/courses

COURSE TITLE

LEVEL

COURSE LENGTH

START DATE

DAY(S)

TIME(S)

FEE

SITE

COURSE CODE

Gas Gas Elements 1 day

Various – see website

9.00am-4.30pm

£250

GPC

C419

Domestic Gas Cooking Appliances (CKR1) BPEC Certificate

1 day

Various – see website

9.00am-4.30pm

£250

GPC

C424

Domestic Gas Fires & Wall Heaters (HTR1) BPEC Certificate

1 day

Various – see website

9.00am-4.30pm

£250

GPC

C420

Domestic Gas Meters (MET1) BPEC Certificate

1 day

19/09/2016

Mon

9.00am-4.30pm

£200

GPC

C422

Gas Flue Analysis (CPA1) BPEC Certificate

1 day

21/09/2016

Wed

9.00am-4.30pm

£190

GPC

C1085

Warm Air Heating System Design (DAH1) BPEC Certificate

1 day

Various – see website

9.00am-4.30pm

£190

GPC

C421

Core Domestic Gas Safety (CCN1) Certificate: 2 Days’ Assessment

2 days

Various – see website

9.00am-4.30pm

£400

GPC

C684

Core Domestic Gas Safety (CCN1) Certificate: 2 Days’ Training & 2 Days’ Assessment

4 days

Various – see website

9.00am-4.30pm

£664

GPC

C418

Core Domestic Gas Safety (CCN1) Certificate: 3 Days’ Training & 2 Days’ Assessment

5 days

Various – see website

9.00am-4.30pm

£830

GPC

C1091

Gas Safety

Building Services

Domestic Gas Central Heating Boilers & Water Heaters (CENWAT) BPEC Certificate

You can also enrol on to the Core Domestic Gas Safety (CCN1) BPEC Certificate including CENWAT, CKR1, HTR1 for just £1,060 (quote C1439). Call 01234 291000 to find out more. COURSE LENGTH

START DATE

DAY(S)

TIME(S)

FEE

SITE

COURSE CODE

Building Services & Sustainability Foundation Degree (FdSc)

3 years

26/09/2016

Mon

9.00am-4.30pm

Year 1: £4,000 Year 2: £4,000 Year 3: £4,000 Total: £12,000

GPC

C1039

Sustainable Construction Foundation Degree (FdSc)

3 years

26/09/2016

Mon

9.00am-4.30pm

Year 1: £4,000 Year 2: £4,000 Year 3: £4,000 Total: £12,000

GPC

C1040

30 weeks

20/09/2016

Tue

6.00pm-9.00pm

£1,550

GPC

C1827

3 weeks

03/10/2016

Mon-Fri

9.00am-4.30pm

£1,550

GPC

C1828

Call for details

N/A

C1619

COURSE TITLE

LEVEL

Plumbing Higher Education

Long Qualifications Gas Foundation Course for Plumbers Plumbing & Heating City & Guilds NVQ 6189-57 Level 2 Diploma

Up to 12 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Up to 2 years

20/09/2016

Tue

9.00am-7.00pm

Year 1: £2,711 Year 2: £2,711 Total: £5,422

GPC

C1666

Plumbing & Heating City & Guilds 6189-74 Level 2 Diploma

32 weeks

20/09/2016

Tue

9.00am-8.00pm

£1,594

GPC

C1674

Plumbing Studies City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma

2 years

20/09/2016

Tue & Thu

6.00pm-9.00pm

Year 1: £797 Year 2: £797 Total: £1,594

GPC

C1798

Plumbing & Heating City & Guilds NVQ Level 3 Diploma (Environmental Pathway)

2 years

Call for details

GPC

C1692

Plumbing & Heating City & Guilds NVQ Level 3 Diploma (Gas Pathway)

Up to 3 years

Year 1: £2,861 Year 2: £2,861 Year 3: £2,861 Total: £8,583

GPC

C1679

Flexible – delivered in the workplace 22/09/2016

Thu

9.00am-8.00pm

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KEY TO LOCATIONS BKS CSC GPC SC VTC

COURSE TITLE

KEY TO QUALIFICATION LEVELS

BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon, Bedford Cauldwell Street Campus, Bedford Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre, Kempston Shuttleworth College, Old Warden Park (near Biggleswade) Vehicle Technology Centre, Kempston

LEVEL

COURSE LENGTH

START DATE

DAY(S)

Entry Levels

Level 5

Level 1

Level 6

Level 2

Beginner

Level 3

Intermediate

Level 4

Advanced

TIME(S)

FEE

SITE

COURSE CODE

Plumbing – continued Short Courses Domestic Hot Water Storage Systems BPEC Level 2 Certificate

1 day

Various – see website

9.00am-4.30pm

£250

GPC

C428

Domestic Hot Water Storage Systems BPEC Level 2 Certificate: Re-assessment only

½ day

Various – see website

1.15pm-4.30pm

£120

GPC

C1427

Water Regulations Training BPEC Level 2 Certificate

1 day

Various – see website

9.00am-4.30pm

£250

GPC

C429

Efficiency & Energy for Domestic Heating BPEC Level 3 Certificate

1 day

Various – see website

9.00am-4.30pm

£250

GPC

C426

Rainwater Harvesting & Grey Water Installation Systems City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate

3 days

Various – see website

9.00am-4.30pm

£600

GPC

C1686

Gas Foundation Course for Plumbers This course is aimed at plumbers who are looking to be gas qualified for the first time. It includes training in all aspects of domestic gas safety and preparation for ACS assessment, which is the industry-recognised and accepted route to gain a certificate of competence needed to become a member of the Gas Safe Register. You will have to attend College to complete ‘off the job’ training and then complete ‘on the job’ training where you will build up a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate that you have received sufficient training under the supervision of your own Gas Safe mentor(s). Call 01234 291000 for more information.

Confused by course costs? Use our online fee calculator at www.bedford.ac.uk/courses


KEY TO SYMBOLS Tuition is free if you’re aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 2 qualification. See page 9.

Course requires you to complete an application form and attend an interview before you can start. See page 4.

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You can book and pay for your course online now. See page 4.

Tuition is free if you’re aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. See page 9.

Course is eligible for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan. See page 8. Course is eligible for a higher education loan. See page 8. If you’re unemployed and in receipt of the benefits listed on page 11 your course will be free.

Business, Management & Personal Development COURSE TITLE

LEVEL

COURSE LENGTH

START DATE

DAY(S)

TIME(S)

SITE

COURSE CODE

15 weeks

22/09/2016

Thu

15 weeks

02/02/2017

Thu

6.30pm-8.30pm £298

CSC

E1895S1

6.30pm-8.30pm £298

CSC

E1895S2

8 weeks

03/11/2016

8 weeks

20/04/2017

Thu

6.30pm-8.30pm £298

CSC

E1890S1

Thu

6.30pm-8.30pm £298

CSC

6 weeks

E1890S2

12/01/2017

Thu

6.30pm-8.30pm £320

CSC

E1893

FEE

Accountancy Bookkeeping City & Guilds Level 1 Award Computerised Accounts City & Guilds Level 1 Award

Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Qualifications Accounting AAT Level 2 Certificate

32 weeks

19/09/2016

Mon

9.00am-4.30pm £632.50

CSC

E1739S1

You will need to join the AAT and pay your membership fee directly.

32 weeks

20/09/2016

Tue & Wed

6.00pm-9.00pm £632.50

CSC

E1739S2

Accounting AAT Level 2 Certificate (Fast-Track)

28 weeks

22/09/2016

Thu

9.00pm-4.30pm £632.50

Luton

E2275

You will need to join the AAT and pay your membership fee directly.

23 weeks

04/01/2017

Wed

9.00pm-4.30pm £632.50

Luton

E2275S1

23 weeks

06/01/2017

Fri

9.00pm-4.30pm £632.50

CSC

E2275S2

Accounting AAT Level 3 Diploma

32 weeks

20/09/2016

Tue

9.00am-4.30pm £1,987

CSC

E1885S1

You will need to join the AAT and pay your membership fee directly.

32 weeks

20/09/2016

Tue

1.15pm-9.00pm £1,987

CSC

E1885S2

32 weeks

20/09/2016

Tue & Thu

6.00pm-9.00pm £1,987

CSC

E1885S3

Accounting AAT Level 4 Diploma

34 weeks

07/09/2016

Wed

9.00am-4.30pm £1,987

CSC

E1730S1

You will need to join the AAT and pay your membership fee directly.

34 weeks

07/09/2016

Wed & Thu

6.00pm-9.00pm £1,987

CSC

E1730S2

2 years

27/09/2016

Tue & Wed

5.30pm-8.30pm £630 per CSC 15 credit unit. 8 units in total.

E2020

2 years

27/09/2016

First year: Tue Second year: Wed

9.00am-4.30pm £630 per CSC 15 credit unit. 8 units in total.

E2271

30 weeks

27/09/2016

Tue & Thu

5.30pm-8.30pm £630 per CSC 15 credit unit. 8 units in total.

E2021

Business Higher Education Business BTEC HNC

Business BTEC HND (top-up from HNC)

Business Administration Business Administration NVQ Level 2 Diploma

Up to 12 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details N/A

W406

Business Administration NVQ Level 3 Diploma

Up to 12 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details N/A

W407

Business Administration NVQ Level 4 Diploma

Up to 12 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details N/A

W401

Building Services Business, Management & Personal Development

Computerised Accounts City & Guilds Level 2 Award

Business Skills Minute Taking

1 day

14/11/2016

Mon

9.30am-4.30pm £175

Bedford W013S1

Lunch is provided with this course.

1 day

16/05/2017

Tue

9.30am-4.30pm £175

Bedford W013S2

Modern Business & Report Writing

1 day

01/11/2016

Tue

9.30am-4.30pm £175

Bedford W043S1

Lunch is provided with this course.

1 day

08/06/2017

Thu

9.30am-4.30pm £175

Bedford W043S2

Time Management

1 day

11/10/2016

Tue

9.30am-4.30pm £175

Bedford W011S1

Lunch is provided with this course.

1 day

17/01/2017

Tue

9.30am-4.30pm £175

Bedford W011S2

1 day

09/05/2017

Tue

9.30am-4.30pm £175

Bedford W011S3

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KEY TO LOCATIONS BKS CSC GPC SC VTC

COURSE TITLE

KEY TO QUALIFICATION LEVELS

BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon, Bedford Cauldwell Street Campus, Bedford Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre, Kempston Shuttleworth College, Old Warden Park (near Biggleswade) Vehicle Technology Centre, Kempston

LEVEL

COURSE LENGTH

START DATE

DAY(S)

Entry Levels

Level 5

Level 1

Level 6

Level 2

Beginner

Level 3

Intermediate

Level 4

Advanced

TIME(S)

FEE

SITE

COURSE CODE

Customer Service Customer Service NVQ Level 2 Diploma

Up to 12 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details N/A

W408

Customer Service NVQ Level 3 Diploma

Up to 12 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details N/A

W409

Customer Service NVQ Level 4 Diploma

Up to 12 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details N/A

W411

Human Resources Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) Qualifications Human Resource Practice CIPD Level 3 Certificate You will need to join the CIPD and pay your membership fee directly.

Human Resource Management CIPD Level 5 Certificate You will need to join the CIPD and pay your membership fee directly.

34 weeks

22/09/2016

Thu

5.00pm-9.00pm £1,265

CSC

E2028S1

34 weeks

21/02/2017

Tue

5.00pm-9.00pm £1,265

CSC

E2028S2

34 weeks

20/09/2016

Tue

5.00pm-9.00pm £1,920

CSC

E2301

34 weeks

23/02/2017

Thu

5.00pm-9.00pm £1,920

CSC

E2262

Management & Leadership Team Leading NVQ Level 2 Diploma

Up to 9 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details N/A

W389

Management NVQ Level 3 Diploma

Up to 9 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details N/A

W390

Management NVQ Level 4 Diploma

Up to 12 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details N/A

W347

Management & Leadership NVQ Level 5 Diploma

Up to 12 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details N/A

W391

Introduction to Supervising & Leading a Team

2 days

27/09/2016

Tue-Wed

9.30am-4.30pm £350

Bedford W017S1

Lunch is provided with this course.

2 days

14/02/2017

Tue-Wed

9.30am-4.30pm £350

Bedford W017S2

2 days

06/06/2017

Tue-Wed

9.30am-4.30pm £350

Bedford W017S3

Managing People & Performance

2 days

08/11/2016

Tue-Wed

9.30am-4.30pm £350

Bedford W047S1

Lunch is provided with this course.

2 days

07/03/2017

Tue-Wed

9.30am-4.30pm £350

Bedford W047S2

2 days

27/06/2017

Tue-Wed

9.30am-4.30pm £350

Bedford W047S3

We also offer Conflict Management, Managing Change in the Workplace and Managing Poor Performance courses to groups and companies. Call 01234 291000 for further information. COURSE TITLE

LEVEL

COURSE LENGTH

START DATE

DAY(S)

TIME(S)

SITE

COURSE CODE

8 weeks

22/09/2016

Thu

6.00pm-9.00pm £720

CSC

E1490S1

FEE

Management & Leadership – continued Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Qualifications First Line Management CMI Level 3 Certificate

8 weeks

27/04/2017

Thu

6.00pm-9.00pm £720

CSC

E1490S2

First Line Management CMI Level 3 Diploma

24 weeks

22/09/2016

Thu

6.00pm-9.00pm £1,987

CSC

E1491

Management & Leadership CMI Level 5 Certificate

8 weeks

21/09/2016

Wed

6.00pm-9.00pm £724

CSC

E1493S1

8 weeks

15/03/2017

Wed

6.00pm-9.00pm £724

CSC

E1493S2

20 weeks

21/09/2016

Wed

6.00pm-9.00pm £1,987

CSC

E2286

12 weeks

23/11/2016

Wed

6.00pm-9.00pm £1,263

CSC

E2306

Management & Leadership CMI Level 5 Diploma On completion of this course you can apply for CMI Chartered Management Status.

Management & Leadership CMI Level 5 Diploma (top-up from Certificate) On completion of this course you can apply for CMI Chartered Management Status.

We also offer Apprenticeship programmes in Business Administration, Accountancy, Customer Service, Team Leading, Management, Management Accounting and Contact Centre Operations. To find out more see page 18 or visit www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships

Confused by course costs? Use our online fee calculator at www.bedford.ac.uk/courses

For more information about your course simply enter the course code or title at www.bedford.ac.uk/courses


KEY TO SYMBOLS Tuition is free if you’re aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 2 qualification. See page 9. Tuition is free if you’re aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. See page 9.

Course requires you to complete an application form and attend an interview before you can start. See page 4.

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You can book and pay for your course online now. See page 4. Course is eligible for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan. See page 8. Course is eligible for a higher education loan. See page 8. If you’re unemployed and in receipt of the benefits listed on page 11 your course will be free.

Alexandra Diamant Accounting AAT Level 3 Diploma

“I work for a Bedford accountancy firm and wanted to progress my career but continue to work full-time. This part-time AAT course fits in well because it’s two evenings a week.

Business, Management & Personal Development

Although I work for an accountancy firm, I’m doing an administration job at the moment, so this AAT qualification will help advance my career. I’m planning to go on and complete the Level 4 AAT – that’s my goal. Once I have the Level 4 qualification it will open up a lot of different opportunities for me. The course has definitely helped me gain a greater understanding of what goes on at work, particularly the financial terminology the accountants use, so it has significantly increased my confidence in my role.”

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KEY TO LOCATIONS BKS CSC GPC SC VTC

KEY TO QUALIFICATION LEVELS

BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon, Bedford Cauldwell Street Campus, Bedford Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre, Kempston Shuttleworth College, Old Warden Park (near Biggleswade) Vehicle Technology Centre, Kempston

Care & Child Care COURSE TITLE

LEVEL

COURSE LENGTH

START DATE

DAY(S)

Entry Levels

Level 5

Level 1

Level 6

Level 2

Beginner

Level 3

Intermediate

Level 4

Advanced

TIME(S)

FEE

SITE

COURSE CODE

Health & Social Care Health & Social Care NVQ Level 2 Diploma

Up to 12 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details

N/A

W360

Understanding Dignity & Safeguarding in Adult Health & Social Care NCFE Level 2 Certificate

Up to 6 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details

N/A

W385

Working in Care Services Skillsfirst Level 2 Diploma

Up to 12 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details

N/A

W382

Health & Social Care NVQ Level 3 Diploma

Up to 12 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details

N/A

W363

Health Trainer’s Skillsfirst Level 3 Certificate

Up to 6 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details

N/A

W359

Adult Care Level 4 Diploma

Up to 18 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details

N/A

W426

Leadership for Health & Social Care and Children & Young People’s Services Skillsfirst Level 5 Diploma

Up to 12 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details

N/A

W403

The Early Years Educator CACHE Level 2 Certificate

Up to 12 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details

N/A

K1530

The Early Years Educator CACHE Level 3 Diploma Supporting Children and Young People’s Speech, Language & Communication CACHE Level 3 Award

Up to 18 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details

N/A

K1531

Up to 6 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details

N/A

K1553

Playwork CACHE Level 3 Diploma Introduction to working as an Early Years Educator

Up to 18 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Working in Early Years

Call for details

N/A

K1525

8 weeks

02/11/2016

Wed

10.00am-1.00pm

£150

CSC

K1555

Up to 3 years

26/09/2016

Mon

9.30am-4.45pm

Year 1: £4,500 Year 2: £4,500 Year 3: £3,000 Total: £12,000

CSC

K1247

Up to 3 years

27/09/2016

Tue

4.00pm-8.00pm

Year 1: £4,500 Year 2: £4,500 Year 3: £3,000 Total: £12,000

CSC

K1515

Up to 3 years

27/09/2016

Tue

4.00pm-8.00pm

Year 1: £4,500 Year 2: £4,500 Year 3: £3,000 Total: £12,000

CSC

K1533

Higher Education Child & Family Studies Foundation Degree (FdA) This course includes a compulsory three day, two night residential as part of the Managing People unit at an additional cost of £100-£150. This course is validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire. Your fee is set by the University. The advertised fee and fee for subsequent years may vary depending upon the number of credits you study. This will be discussed at interview.

Disability Studies Foundation Degree (FdA) This course is validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire. Your fee is set by the University. The advertised fee and fee for subsequent years may vary depending upon the number of credits you study. This will be discussed at interview.

Early Years Studies Foundation Degree (FdA) This course is validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire. Your fee is set by the University. The advertised fee and fee for subsequent years may vary depending upon the number of credits you study. This will be discussed at interview.

We can deliver Dementia Awareness, Equality & Diversity, Infection Control, Safe Handling of Medicines and Supporting Person Centred Planning to groups and companies. To find out more call 01234 291000.

For more information about your course simply enter the course code or title at www.bedford.ac.uk/courses

We also offer Apprenticeship programmes in Health & Social Care, Children & Young People and Care Leadership & Management. To find out more see page 18 or visit www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships

Confused by course costs? Use our online fee calculator at www.bedford.ac.uk/courses


KEY TO SYMBOLS Tuition is free if you’re aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 2 qualification. See page 9.

Course requires you to complete an application form and attend an interview before you can start. See page 4.

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You can book and pay for your course online now. See page 4.

Tuition is free if you’re aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. See page 9.

Course is eligible for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan. See page 8. Course is eligible for a higher education loan. See page 8. If you’re unemployed and in receipt of the benefits listed on page 11 your course will be free.

Computing & IT

COURSE LENGTH

START DATE

DAY(S)

TIME(S)

FEE

SITE

COURSE CODE

Basic PC Maintenance & Networking

16 weeks

20/09/2016

Tue

6.00pm-9.00pm

£350

CSC

F1894

As part of this course you can also take the CompTIA Strata exam for approximately £100.

16 weeks

09/02/2017

Thu

6.00pm-9.00pm

£350

CSC

F1772

IT Essentials CISCO Level 2

16 weeks

21/09/2016

Wed

6.00pm-9.00pm

£350

CSC

F1526S1

As part of this course you can also take the CompTIA A+ exam for approximately £150.

16 weeks

07/02/2017

Tue

6.00pm-9.00pm

£350

CSC

F1526S2

Upgrading Your PC

4 weeks

05/10/2016

Wed

6.00pm-9.00pm

£80

CSC

F2220

Call for details N/A

F1605

COURSE TITLE

LEVEL

Computer Maintenance

Up to 9 months

Basic Internet Security

4 weeks

03/05/2017

Wed

6.00pm-9.00pm

£80

CSC

F2224

Microsoft Access: An Introduction

1 day

10/11/2016

Thu

9.30am-4.30pm

£170

CSC

F1721

Microsoft Excel: An Introduction

1 day

24/10/2016

Mon

9.30am-4.30pm

£170

CSC

F2159S1

1 day

24/01/2017

Tue

9.30am-4.30pm

£170

CSC

F2159S2

Social Media: Safety & Security

4 weeks

08/03/2017

Wed

6.00pm-9.00pm

£80

CSC

F2223

Microsoft Access: Intermediate

1 day

09/03/2017

Thu

9.30am-4.30pm

£170

CSC

F1720

Microsoft Excel: Intermediate

1 day

28/11/2016

Mon

9.30am-4.30pm

£170

CSC

F2160S1

1 day

15/03/2017

Wed

9.30am-4.30pm

£170

CSC

F2160S2

1 day

13/02/2017

Mon

9.30am-4.30pm

£170

CSC

F2219S1

1 day

11/05/2017

Thu

9.30am-4.30pm

£170

CSC

F2219S2

Home Router Security & Setup

4 weeks

23/11/2016

Wed

6.00pm-9.00pm

£80

CSC

F2221

Small Networks For Home & Office

4 weeks

25/01/2017

Wed

6.00pm-9.00pm

£80

CSC

F2222

Microsoft Excel: Advanced

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Networking

Computing & IT

IT User Skills OCR Level 2 Certificate

Care & Child Care

Computer User

CISCO Academy

The CISCO CCNA exams are optional and not included in the course fees. The cost of the exams vary and discounts may be available. Please ask on application.

CISCO Academy CCNA Part 1: Introduction to Networks

16 weeks

20/09/2016

Tue

6.00pm-9.00pm

£350

CSC

F783S1

CISCO Academy CCNA Part 2: Routing & Switching Essentials

16 weeks

07/02/2017

Tue

6.00pm-9.00pm

£350

CSC

F784S1

CISCO Academy CCNA Part 3: Scaling Networks

16 weeks

22/09/2016

Thu

6.00pm-9.00pm

£350

CSC

F1637S1

CISCO Academy CCNA Part 4: Connecting Networks

16 weeks

09/02/2017

Thu

6.00pm-9.00pm

£350

CSC

F1638S1

CISCO Academy: CCNP Troubleshooting & Maintaining CISCO IP Networks TSHOOT 300-135

16 weeks

21/09/2016

Wed

6.00pm-9.00pm

£480

CSC

F2225

CISCO Academy: CCNP Routing & Switching ROUTE 301-101

16 weeks

08/02/2017

Wed

6.00pm-9.00pm

£480

CSC

F2210

Programming in C#: Introduction

10 weeks

05/10/2016

Wed

6.00pm-9.00pm

£240

CSC

F2139

C# Creating Applications Using Visual Studio

10 weeks

01/02/2017

Wed

6.00pm-9.00pm

£240

CSC

F2140

6 weeks

24/01/2017

Tue

6.00pm-9.00pm

£165

CSC

F2132

Designing Websites using HTML5 & CSS3: Introduction

12 weeks

04/10/2016

Tue

6.00pm-9.00pm

£240

CSC

F2134

Creating Database Driven Websites Using PHP & MySQL

12 weeks

14/03/2017

Tue

6.00pm-9.00pm

£240

CSC

F1626

Programming C#

JavaScript Client-Side Scripting Using JavaScript with jQuery

Website Design

We also offer Apprenticeship programmes in IT Application Specialist and IT Software & Web Professionals. To find out more see page 18 or visit www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships Contact us via www.bedford.ac.uk/contact or call 01234 291000


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KEY TO LOCATIONS BKS CSC GPC SC VTC

BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon, Bedford Cauldwell Street Campus, Bedford Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre, Kempston Shuttleworth College, Old Warden Park (near Biggleswade) Vehicle Technology Centre, Kempston

Construction COURSE TITLE

KEY TO QUALIFICATION LEVELS

LEVEL

COURSE LENGTH

START DATE

DAY(S)

Entry Levels

Level 5

Level 1

Level 6

Level 2

Beginner

Level 3

Intermediate

Level 4

Advanced

TIME(S)

FEE

SITE

COURSE CODE

Bricklaying Bricklaying CSkills Awards Level 1 Diploma

You will need to attend College for 11 weeks. Attendance is w/c £600 03/10/2016, 10/10/2016, 07/11/2016, 14/11/2016, 21/11/2016, 09/01/2017, 16/01/2017, 27/02/2017, 06/03/2017, 24/04/2017, 01/05/2017

CSC

C1112

Bricklaying CSkills Awards Level 2 Diploma

You will need to attend College for 11 weeks. Attendance is w/c £750 19/09/2016, 26/09/2016, 28/11/2016, 05/12/2016, 23/01/2017, 30/01/2017, 13/03/2017, 20/03/2017, 08/05/2017, 15/05/2017, 22/05/2017

CSC

C1113

Brickwork CSkills Awards NVQ Level 2 Diploma

Up to 12 months

Call for details N/A

C1446

Bricklaying CSkills Awards Level 3 Diploma

You will need to attend College for 11 weeks. Attendance is w/c £1,800 12/09/2016, 17/10/2016, 31/10/2016, 12/12/2016, 06/02/2017, 20/02/2017, 10/04/2017, 17/04/2017, 05/06/2017, 12/06/2017, 19/06/2017

Brickwork CSkills Awards NVQ Level 3 Diploma

Up to 12 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

CSC

C1114

Call for details N/A

C1450

Carpentry & Joinery Carpentry & Joinery CSkills Awards Level 1 Diploma

You will need to attend College for 11 weeks. Attendance is w/c £600 12/09/2016, 19/09/2016, 10/10/2016, 07/11/2016, 28/11/2016, 09/01/2017, 30/01/2017, 27/02/2017, 20/03/2017, 24/04/2017, 15/05/2017

CSC

C1118

Bench Joinery CSkills Awards Level 2 Diploma

You will need to attend College for 11 weeks. Attendance is w/c £750 26/09/2016, 17/10/2016, 14/11/2016, 05/12/2016, 16/01/2017, 06/02/2017, 06/03/2017, 10/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 22/05/2017, 12/06/2017

CSC

C1121

Site Carpentry CSkills Awards Level 2 Diploma

You will need to attend College for 11 weeks. Attendance is w/c £750 26/09/2016, 17/10/2016, 14/11/2016, 05/12/2016, 16/01/2017, 06/02/2017, 06/03/2017, 10/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 22/05/2017, 12/06/2017

CSC

C1119

Timber Frame Erection CSkills Awards NVQ Level 2 Diploma

Up to 12 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details N/A

C1823

Wall and Floor Tiling CSkills Awards NVQ Level 2 Certificate

Up to 12 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details N/A

C1837

Wood Occupations (Bench Joinery or Site Carpentry) CSkills Awards NVQ Level 2 Diploma

Up to 12 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details N/A

C1454

Bench Joinery CSkills Awards Level 3 Diploma

You will need to attend College for 11 weeks. Attendance is w/c £1,800 03/10/2016, 31/10/2016, 21/11/2016, 12/12/2016, 23/01/2017, 20/02/2017, 13/03/2017, 17/04/2017, 08/05/2017, 05/06/2017, 19/06/2017

CSC

C1122

Site Carpentry CSkills Awards Level 3 Diploma

You will need to attend College for 11 weeks. Attendance is w/c £1,800 03/10/2016, 31/10/2016, 21/11/2016, 12/12/2016, 23/01/2017, 20/02/2017, 13/03/2017, 17/04/2017, 08/05/2017, 05/06/2017, 19/06/2017

CSC

C1120

Wood Occupations (Bench Joinery or Site Carpentry) CSkills Awards NVQ Level 3 Diploma

Up to 12 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details N/A

C1462

Maintenance Operations CSkills Awards NVQ Level 2 Diploma

Up to 12 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details N/A

C1474

Construction BTEC Level 3 Diploma

2 years

Year 1: £1,274 CSC Year 2: £1,274 Total: £2,548

C1389

Construction & Maintenance 20/09/2016

Tue

9.00am-4.30pm

Construction & The Built Environment or Civil Engineering.

Occupational Work Supervision CSkills Awards NVQ Level 3 Diploma

Up to 12 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details N/A

C1471

Site Supervision Level 4 NVQ Diploma

Up to 12 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details N/A

C1817

Construction Site Management CSkills Awards NVQ Level 6 Diploma

Up to 2 years

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details N/A

C1445

Confused by course costs? Use our online fee calculator at www.bedford.ac.uk/courses


KEY TO SYMBOLS Tuition is free if you’re aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 2 qualification. See page 9.

Course requires you to complete an application form and attend an interview before you can start. See page 4.

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You can book and pay for your course online now. See page 4.

Tuition is free if you’re aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. See page 9.

Course is eligible for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan. See page 8. Course is eligible for a higher education loan. See page 8. If you’re unemployed and in receipt of the benefits listed on page 11 your course will be free. COURSE LENGTH

START DATE

DAY(S)

TIME(S)

FEE

Construction BTEC HNC

2 years

22/09/2016

Thu

9.00am-6.00pm

£630 per CSC 15 credit unit. 8 units in total.

C1809

Construction (Civil Engineering) BTEC HNC

2 years

22/09/2016

Thu

9.00am-6.00pm

£630 per CSC 15 credit unit. 8 units in total.

C1838

Construction BTEC HND (top up from HNC)

33 weeks

22/09/2016

Thu

9.00am-6.00pm

£630 per CSC 15 credit unit. 8 units in total.

C1832

COURSE TITLE

LEVEL

SITE

COURSE CODE

Construction & Maintenance – continued Higher Education

Floor Covering CSkills Awards NVQ Level 2 Diploma

Up to 12 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details N/A

C1807

Up to 12 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details N/A

C1792

Heritage Construction Heritage Skills CSkills Awards NVQ Level 3 Diploma

Construction

Floor Coverings

Painting & Decorating Painting & Decorating CSkills Awards Level 1 Diploma

You will need to attend College for 11 weeks. Attendance is w/c £600 03/10/2016, 10/10/2016, 07/11/2016, 14/11/2016, 21/11/2016, 09/01/2017, 16/01/2017, 27/02/2017, 06/03/2017, 24/04/2017, 01/05/2017

CSC

C1115

Painting & Decorating CSkills Awards Level 2 Diploma

You will need to attend College for 11 weeks. Attendance is w/c £750 19/09/2016, 26/09/2016, 28/11/2016, 05/12/2016, 23/01/2017, 30/01/2017, 13/03/2017, 20/03/2017, 08/05/2017, 15/05/2017, 22/05/2017

CSC

C1116

Painting & Decorating CSkills Awards NVQ Level 2 Diploma

Up to 12 months

Call for details N/A

C1468

Painting & Decorating CSkills Awards Level 3 Diploma

You will need to attend College for 11 weeks. Attendance is w/c £1,800 12/09/2016, 17/10/2016, 31/10/2016, 12/12/2016, 06/02/2017, 20/02/2017, 10/04/2017, 17/04/2017, 05/06/2017, 12/06/2017, 19/06/2017

Painting & Decorating CSkills Awards NVQ Level 3 Diploma

Up to 12 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

CSC

C1117

Call for details N/A

C1608

We also offer Apprenticeship programmes in Wood Occupations Bench Joinery and Site Carpentry, Decorative Finishing, Construction – Technical & Professional and Brickwork: Trowel Occupations. To find out more see page 18 or visit www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships

Do you work on construction sites? There is an increasing requirement for those who carry out basic site skills on construction sites, such as labourers, to possess a Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) Site Operative card. Our Construction Skills Health & Safety Test is the first and most important step to obtaining this card. Interested? Call 01234 291000 for further information.

Contact us via www.bedford.ac.uk/contact or call 01234 291000


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Courses

KEY TO LOCATIONS BKS CSC GPC SC VTC

Find out more: www.bedford.ac.uk/courses

Counselling

KEY TO QUALIFICATION LEVELS

BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon, Bedford Cauldwell Street Campus, Bedford Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre, Kempston Shuttleworth College, Old Warden Park (near Biggleswade) Vehicle Technology Centre, Kempston

Entry Levels

Level 5

Level 1

Level 6

Level 2

Beginner

Level 3

Intermediate

Level 4

Advanced

COURSE LENGTH

START DATE

DAY(S)

TIME(S)

FEE

SITE

COURSE CODE

Counselling Children & Young People CPCAB Level 2 Certificate

1 week

17/07/2017

Mon-Fri

9.30am-4.00pm

£350

CSC

K1544

Counselling Skills Introduction CPCAB Level 2 Award

10 weeks

21/09/2016

Wed

6.00pm-9.00pm

£298

CSC

K475S2

10 weeks

05/10/2016

Wed

1.30pm-4.30pm

£298

CSC

K475S8

10 weeks

11/01/2017

Wed

6.00pm-9.00pm

£298

CSC

K475S5

10 weeks

19/04/2017

Wed

6.00pm-9.00pm

£298

CSC

K475S6

32 weeks

20/09/2016

Tue

9.30am-12.30pm

£355

CSC

K461S1

32 weeks

20/09/2016

Tue

6.00pm-9.00pm

£355

CSC

K461S2

32 weeks

21/09/2016

Wed

6.00pm-9.00pm

£355

CSC

K461S5

20 weeks

11/01/2017

Wed

6.00pm-9.00pm

£355

CSC

K461S4

32 weeks

20/09/2016

Tue

6.00pm-9.00pm

£724

CSC

K818S3

32 weeks

21/09/2016

Wed

9.30am-12.30pm

£724

CSC

K818S1

COURSE TITLE

LEVEL

CPCAB Qualifications

Counselling Skills CPCAB Level 2 Certificate The 20 week intensive course will include 4 Saturday sessions.

Counselling Studies CPCAB Level 3 Certificate

32 weeks

21/09/2016

Wed

6.00pm-9.00pm

£724

CSC

K818S2

Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB Level 4 Diploma

2 years

19/09/2016

Mon

9.30am- 4.30pm

Year 1: £2,335 Year 2: £2,335 Total: £4,670

CSC

K608

Psychotherapeutic Counselling CPCAB Level 5 Diploma

32 weeks

14/01/2017

You will need to attend 10 Saturday sessions plus a 3 day/2 night residential.

£2,001

CSC

K1431

CPCAB Qualifications

You must complete the Level 2 Skills Certificate (minimum age 18 years) before you can progress on to the Level 3 Studies Certificate (minimum age 19 years). The Level 3 Studies must be obtained before you can move up to Level 4.

Which course is right for me?

Level 2

Get started in counselling

Counselling Skills Introduction

Develop recognised counselling skills in the workplace

Counselling Skills

Develop a career in counselling

Level 3

Counselling Studies

Level 4

Level 5

Therapeutic Counselling

Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Pauline Farrell

Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB Level 4 Diploma “I currently design clothing for Formula One and was searching for an alternative career where I could really make a difference and help others. I enrolled on the part-time Counselling Studies Level 3 Certificate at Bedford College and, when that came to an end, the Level 4 Diploma was a natural progression for me. It is a definite step up from the Level 3 and has a bigger impact on your life; even though I am only in College one day a week, I put in a lot more hours outside of College studying and attending my placement. All of the tutors are very organised and let us know what we will be covering ahead of the session, so that we can mentally prepare. The College environment is just what I need. To be in an educational setting surrounded by students engages me in my learning and is one of the main reasons I chose college over distance learning. Access to the Advanced Learner Loan was also an important factor.” Confused by course costs? Use our online fee calculator at www.bedford.ac.uk/courses


KEY TO SYMBOLS Tuition is free if you’re aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 2 qualification. See page 9.

Course requires you to complete an application form and attend an interview before you can start. See page 4.

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You can book and pay for your course online now. See page 4.

Tuition is free if you’re aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. See page 9.

Course is eligible for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan. See page 8. Course is eligible for a higher education loan. See page 8. If you’re unemployed and in receipt of the benefits listed on page 11 your course will be free.

Countryside Management COURSE TITLE

LEVEL

COURSE LENGTH

START DATE

DAY(S)

TIME(S)

FEE

SITE

COURSE CODE

Countryside Management Environmental Conservation NPTC Level 2 Diploma

Up to 18 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details SC

B1292

Environmental Conservation NPTC Level 3 Diploma

Up to 18 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details SC

B1325

Hedge Laying

1 day

£85

B1109S1

21/01/2017

Sat

SC

For Machinery, Chainsaw and Smallholder Skills see Agriculture, page 16 and Arboriculture, page 19.

Counselling

We also offer an Apprenticeship programme in Environmental Conservation. To find out more see page 18 or visit www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships

9.30am-4.30pm

Countryside Management Engineering

Engineering COURSE TITLE

LEVEL

COURSE LENGTH

START DATE

DAY(S)

TIME(S)

FEE

SITE

COURSE CODE

32 weeks

23/09/2016

Fri

8.30am-4.00pm

£1,294

CSC

D1270

1 year

28/09/2016

Wed

8.30am-8.00pm

£7,470

CSC

D1637

General Engineering Performing Engineering Operations EMTA Level 2 NVQ Diploma Higher Education Engineering BSc (Hons) Top-up from HND Validated by and leads to an award from The University of Northampton. You will study from September to December at Bedford College and from January to April at The University of Northampton.

Contact us via www.bedford.ac.uk/contact or call 01234 291000


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KEY TO LOCATIONS BKS CSC GPC SC VTC

KEY TO QUALIFICATION LEVELS

BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon, Bedford Cauldwell Street Campus, Bedford Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre, Kempston Shuttleworth College, Old Warden Park (near Biggleswade) Vehicle Technology Centre, Kempston

Entry Levels

Level 5

Level 1

Level 6

Level 2

Beginner

Level 3

Intermediate

Level 4

Advanced

COURSE LENGTH

START DATE

DAY(S)

TIME(S)

FEE

SITE

COURSE CODE

2 years

19/09/2016

First year: Mon Second year: Tue

8.30am-6.00pm

Year 1: £2,711 Year 2: £2,711 Total: £5,422

CSC

D999

Electrical & Electronic Engineering BTEC HNC

2 years

28/09/2016

Wed

8.30am-6.00pm

£630 per 15 credit unit. 8 units in total.

CSC

D365

Electrical & Electronic Engineering BTEC HND (top-up from HNC)

30 weeks

29/09/2016

Thu

8.30am-7.30pm

£630 per 15 credit unit. 8 units in total.

CSC

D344

2 years

19/09/2016

First year: Mon Second year: Tue

8.30am-6.00pm

Year 1: £2,710 Year 2: £2,710 Total: £5,420

CSC

D1000

Mechanical Engineering BTEC HNC

2 years

28/09/2016

Wed

8.30am-6.00pm

£630 per 15 credit unit. 8 units in total.

CSC

D342

Mechanical Engineering BTEC HND (top-up from HNC)

30 weeks

22/09/2016

Thu

8.30am-7.30pm

£630 per 15 credit unit. 8 units in total.

CSC

D347

COURSE TITLE

LEVEL

Electrical & Electronic Engineering Electrical & Electronic Engineering BTEC Level 3 Diploma Higher Education

Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering BTEC Level 3 Diploma Higher Education

We also offer Apprenticeship programmes in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering, Technical Support, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Maintenance Engineering, Technical & Professional (Civil Engineering) and Fabrication & Welding. To find out more see page 18 or visit www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships

Confused by course costs? Use our online fee calculator at www.bedford.ac.uk/courses


KEY TO SYMBOLS Tuition is free if you’re aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 2 qualification. See page 9.

Course requires you to complete an application form and attend an interview before you can start. See page 4.

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You can book and pay for your course online now. See page 4.

Tuition is free if you’re aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. See page 9.

Course is eligible for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan. See page 8. Course is eligible for a higher education loan. See page 8. If you’re unemployed and in receipt of the benefits listed on page 11 your course will be free.

English & Maths COURSE TITLE

LEVEL

COURSE LENGTH

START DATE

DAY(S)

TIME(S)

FEE

SITE

COURSE CODE

English & Maths for Adults You will need to make an appointment for an initial assessment (these take place throughout the year). Please call Enquiries & Guidance on 01234 291000. You can enrol in either September or January. You will need to attend College for a minimum of 2 hours per week during the morning, afternoon or evening.

Free – subject to eligibility

CSC

P1984

Brush up your Maths: Entry Level, Level 1 & Level 2

You can enrol in either September or January. You will need to attend College for a minimum of 2 hours per week during the morning, afternoon or evening.

Free – subject to eligibility

CSC

P1991

English Language GCSE

32 weeks

20/09/2016

Tue

6.30pm-8.30pm

Free – subject to eligibility

CSC

P2055S1

32 weeks

22/09/2016

Thu

6.30pm-8.30pm

Free – subject to eligibility

CSC

P2055S2

32 weeks

20/09/2016

Tue

6.30pm-8.30pm

Free – subject to eligibility

CSC

P2056S1

32 weeks

22/09/2016

Thu

6.30pm-8.30pm

Free – subject to eligibility

CSC

P2056S2

Mathematics GCSE

English and Mathematics GCSEs will be free if you have not yet achieved GCSE Levels A*-C and you meet the entry requirements. If you already have grade A*-C GCSEs in these subjects the fee will be £362.

English for Speakers of Other Languages COURSE TITLE

LEVEL

COURSE LENGTH

START DATE

DAY(S)

TIME(S)

SITE

COURSE CODE

Call for details

CSC

P836

CSC

P2025

English as a Foreign Language (EFL) for international students visiting the UK English as a Foreign Language (EFL)

You will need to attend College for a minimum of 4 hours per week during the mid-morning. Afternoon and evening sessions may also be available – please call 01234 291000 for details.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) for residents where English is not your first language English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

You will need to attend College for a minimum of 4 hours per week during the morning, afternoon or evening. Please note: you will need to attend the same session time each week.

Equality & Diversity COURSE TITLE

LEVEL

Equality & Diversity NCFE Level 2 Certificate

Interested? Call 01234 291000 for further information.

Up to 6 months

START DATE

DAY(S)

TIME(S)

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

FEE

SITE

COURSE CODE

Call for details

N/A

W381

Equality & Diversity

We offer Dementia Awareness for Frontline Staff to groups and companies.

COURSE LENGTH

Call for details

English for Speakers of Other Languages

FEE

English & Maths

Summer school – We also offer an intensive two week summer school for individuals interested in Brush up your Maths and Brush up your English Level 1 or Level 2 – call 01234 291000 for details.

Engineering

Brush up your English: Entry Level, Level 1 & Level 2

Contact us via www.bedford.ac.uk/contact or call 01234 291000


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KEY TO LOCATIONS BKS CSC GPC SC VTC

KEY TO QUALIFICATION LEVELS

BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon, Bedford Cauldwell Street Campus, Bedford Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre, Kempston Shuttleworth College, Old Warden Park (near Biggleswade) Vehicle Technology Centre, Kempston

First Aid

Entry Levels

Level 5

Level 1

Level 6

Level 2

Beginner

Level 3

Intermediate

Level 4

Advanced

COURSE LENGTH

START DATE

DAY(S)

TIME(S)

FEE

SITE

COURSE CODE

Emergency First Aid in the Workplace QNUK Level 2 Certificate

1 day

27/10/2016

Thu

9.30am-4.00pm

£76

CSC

K916S1

1 day

06/07/2017

Thu

9.30am-4.00pm

£76

CSC

K916S2

Paediatric First Aid QNUK Level 3 Award

2 days

24/10/2016

Mon & Tue

9.30am-4.30pm

£176

CSC

K1543S1

2 days

13/02/2017

Mon & Tue

9.30am-4.30pm

£176

CSC

K1543S2

2 days

03/04/2017

Mon & Tue

9.30am-4.30pm

£176

CSC

K1543S3

COURSE TITLE

LEVEL

Paediatric first aid training – the law is changing By September 2016, new government proposals will mean that all new nursery and pre-school staff will be required to undertake paediatric first aid training. The new proposals will mean newly qualified staff with a Childcare Level 2 and 3 qualification must have an emergency paediatric first aid or full paediatric first aid certificate. We offer courses for groups and individuals throughout the year. Call 01234 291000 for further information.

Floristry

COURSE LENGTH

START DATE

DAY(S)

TIME(S)

FEE

SITE

COURSE CODE

Floristry City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate

33 weeks

12/09/2016

Mon

9.30am-4.45pm

£679

SC

B795

Floristry City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate

33 weeks

15/09/2016

Thu

9.30am-4.45pm

£1,480

SC

B1018

Beautiful Flower Arrangements From Supermarket Flowers

2 hours

12/10/2016

Wed

6.30pm-8.30pm

£30

SC

B1095S1

Creating Hand-tied Bouquets

5 weeks

01/11/2016

Tue

6.30pm-8.30pm

£150

SC

B1029S2

Floristry Essentials Workshop: An Introduction

3 hours

01/10/2016

Sat

9.30am-12.30pm

£45

SC

B825

Alternative Pedestal Arrangement Floristry Masterclass

3 hours

27/05/2017

Sat

9.30am-12.30pm

£45

SC

B1295

Christmas Cheer

3 hours

30/11/2016

Wed

6.00pm-9.00pm

£45

SC

B828

Christmas Wreaths & Door Designs

3 hours

26/11/2016

Sat

9.30am-12.30pm

£45

SC

B1096S2

3 hours

10/12/2016

Sat

9.30am-12.30pm

£45

SC

B1096S1

Mother’s Day Beautiful Flower Arrangements

2 hours

23/03/2017

Thu

6.30pm-8.30pm

£35

SC

B1296

Summer Basket – Flower Arrangement and Design

2 hours

10/06/2017

Sat

9.30am-11.30am

£35

SC

B1297

Wedding Designs Workshop: Beginners

3 hours

15/04/2017

Sat

9.30am-12.30pm

£45

SC

B1231S6

Wedding Designs Workshop: Advanced

3 hours

13/05/2017

Sat

9.30am-12.30pm

£45

SC

B1009

COURSE TITLE

LEVEL

Floristry Qualifications

You will also need to pay £630 for flowers when you enrol. This can be paid monthly by direct debit. After completing the certificate you will have an option to continue studying for another year to gain the Floristry City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma.

Short Courses

Special Occasion Flowers

Confused by course costs? Use our online fee calculator at www.bedford.ac.uk/courses


KEY TO SYMBOLS Tuition is free if you’re aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 2 qualification. See page 9.

Course requires you to complete an application form and attend an interview before you can start. See page 4.

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You can book and pay for your course online now. See page 4.

Tuition is free if you’re aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. See page 9.

Course is eligible for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan. See page 8. Course is eligible for a higher education loan. See page 8. If you’re unemployed and in receipt of the benefits listed on page 11 your course will be free.

Carol Whitehouse Floristry Level 2

“I previously worked as an administrator in education, but when I came back from living abroad I took the opportunity to retrain and do something I really love.

I’m very busy with my flower arranging business. I’ve set myself up in the shed and on Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day I had a lot of orders and I’ve already got two weddings booked for this year. I’m absolutely loving the course and I can give my customers the confidence that I’ve got some formal training, in fact, I’m going to enrol on to the second year of the course in September.”

First Aid

I was 53 when I started the course. I was worried about being the eldest in the class and about learning all the botanical names for the flowers, because my memory is like a sieve! But there are three of us in our fifties, and others in their forties and thirties, and the tutor has broken down the course into bite-sized pieces so it’s not too daunting. I’ve surprised myself with how much information I’ve been able to retain.

Floristry

COURSE TITLE

LEVEL

COURSE LENGTH

START DATE

DAY(S)

TIME(S)

FEE

SITE

COURSE CODE

Beauty Therapy Depending upon your qualifications/experience, you may need to study the City & Guilds Health & Safety Award as part of your course. The cost of this will be £45. Beauty Therapy City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma

32 weeks

20/09/2016

Tue & Wed

£640

BKS

J629

Beauty Therapy City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma (Intensive)

32 weeks

19/09/2016

Mon & Wed 9.30am-4.30pm

6.00pm-9.00pm

£1,287

BKS

J791

Make-Up City & Guilds Level 2 Award

12 weeks

22/09/2016

Thu

6.00pm-9.00pm

£298

BKS

J795

Nail Technology City & Guilds Level 2 Award

16 weeks

01/02/2017

Wed

6.00pm-9.00pm

£340

BKS

J942

Beauty Therapy City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate

32 weeks

19/09/2016

Mon & Thu

6.00pm-9.00pm

£1,645

BKS

J947

Fashion & Photographic Make-Up City & Guilds Level 3 Award

20 weeks

12/01/2017

Thu

6.00pm-9.00pm

£1,800

BKS

J1086

Nail Technology City & Guilds Level 3 Certficate

20 weeks

21/09/2016

Wed

9.30am-4.30pm

£941

BKS

J1057

Barbering City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma

32 weeks

19/09/2016

Mon

9.30am-8.15pm

£1,286

BKS

J438

Hairdressing City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma

32 weeks

20/09/2016

Tue & Thu

6.00pm-9.00pm

£1,286

BKS

J624

Hairdressing City & Guilds NVQ Level 3 Diploma

32 weeks

19/09/2016

Mon

9.15am-9.00pm

£2,573

BKS

J789

Please note this course will include 6 Saturday sessions, 9.30am-4.30pm.

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

Hairdressing

Holistic Therapies Depending upon your qualifications/experience, you may need to study the City & Guilds Health & Safety Award as part of your course. The cost of this will be £45. Body Massage City & Guilds Level 3 Award

25 weeks

02/11/2016

Wed

6.00pm-9.00pm

Massage Therapies City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate

30 weeks

19/09/2016

Mon

10.00am-9.00pm £1,645

We also offer Apprenticeship programmes in Beauty Therapy and Hairdressing. To find out more see page 18 or visit www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships

£500

BKS

J758

BKS

J1072

For Theatrical Make-Up see page 41.

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KEY TO LOCATIONS BKS CSC GPC SC VTC

KEY TO QUALIFICATION LEVELS

BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon, Bedford Cauldwell Street Campus, Bedford Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre, Kempston Shuttleworth College, Old Warden Park (near Biggleswade) Vehicle Technology Centre, Kempston

Horticulture & Gardening

Entry Levels

Level 5

Level 1

Level 6

Level 2

Beginner

Level 3

Intermediate

Level 4

Advanced

COURSE LENGTH

START DATE

DAY(S)

TIME(S)

FEE

SITE

COURSE CODE

Practical Garden Design

6 weeks

30/01/2017

Mon

6.30pm-8.30pm

£118

SC

B932

Practical Planting, Establishment & Propagation

5 weeks

10/04/2017

Mon

6.30pm-8.30pm

£118

SC

B933

COURSE TITLE

LEVEL

Garden Design & Landscaping

Horticulture Work-based Horticulture NPTC Level 2 Diploma

Up to 18 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details

N/A

B1317

Work-based Horticulture NPTC Level 3 Diploma

Up to 2 years

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details

N/A

B1245

Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Courses Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment & Maintenance RHS Level 2 Certificate

16 weeks

22/09/2016

Thu

9.30am-3.30pm

£600

SC

B790

Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation & Development RHS Level 2 Certificate

30 weeks

21/09/2016

Wed

6.30pm-9.30pm

£600

SC

B789S1

16 weeks

02/02/2017

Thu

9.30am-3.30pm

£600

SC

B789

Principles of Plant Growth, Health & Applied Propagation RHS Level 3 Certificate

32 weeks

21/09/2016

Wed

9.30am-12.30pm

£980

SC

B918

12 weeks

20/09/2016

Tue

1.30pm-4.30pm

£260

SC

B785

12 weeks

22/09/2016

Thu

9.30am-12.30pm

£260

SC

B785S1

20 weeks

10/01/2017

Tue

1.30pm-4.30pm

£396

SC

B786

20 weeks

12/01/2017

Thu

9.30am-12.30pm

£396

SC

B786S1

20 weeks

14/01/2017

Sat

9.30am-12.30pm

£396

SC

B786S2

32 weeks

21/09/2016

Wed

1.30pm-4.30pm

£960

SC

B1001

3 hours

11/02/2017

Sat

9.30am-12.30pm

£45

SC

B586

Practical Horticulture Practical Horticulture RHS Level 1 Award Practical Horticulture RHS Level 2 Certificate

Practical Horticulture RHS Level 3 Certificate

Short Courses Pruning Shrubs, Fruit Trees & Ornamental Trees

We also offer Apprenticeship programmes in Horticulture. To find out more see page 18 or visit www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships

For machinery see Agriculture, page 16, and Arboriculture, page 19. See also Smallholder Skills on page 16.

Gavin Thomas

Practical Horticulture Level 2 Certificate “I’m self-employed and work in London as a Personal Trainer but I’ve been in the fitness industry for 18 years and I’m now looking for a change and to do something different. I also want a more self-sufficient lifestyle so this Royal Horticulture Society (RHS) qualification seemed like a good stepping stone to achieve both of these goals. The reason I chose this RHS qualification is because it’s well respected in the industry and I can keep my options open as I don’t know what area of horticulture I want to specialise in yet. Shuttleworth College is not like other colleges, it’s located in lovely grounds and on this course we have access to a historic walled garden on the 500 acre Shuttleworth Estate, where we can develop our practical skills. We have everything we need here on site including laboratories and horticulture equipment. Our tutor is great. He’s very passionate, knows his stuff and is very good at communicating and passing on his knowledge to us. It’s fantastic having a tutor who you like and who you can see is really interested in his subject and knows what he’s talking about.”

Confused by course costs? Use our online fee calculator at www.bedford.ac.uk/courses


KEY TO SYMBOLS Tuition is free if you’re aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 2 qualification. See page 9.

Course requires you to complete an application form and attend an interview before you can start. See page 4.

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You can book and pay for your course online now. See page 4.

Tuition is free if you’re aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. See page 9.

Course is eligible for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan. See page 8. Course is eligible for a higher education loan. See page 8. If you’re unemployed and in receipt of the benefits listed on page 11 your course will be free.

Hospitality & Catering

COURSE LENGTH

START DATE

DAY(S)

TIME(S)

FEE

SITE

COURSE CODE

32 weeks

20/09/2016

Tue

9.30am-12.30pm

£347

CSC

H1351S1

32 weeks

20/09/2016

Tue

6.00pm-9.00pm

£347

CSC

H1351S2

32 weeks

21/09/2016

Wed

6.00pm-9.00pm

£347

CSC

H1351S3

32 weeks

20/09/2016

Tue

6.00pm-9.00pm

£941

CSC

H868S1

1 day

12/10/2016

Wed

9.00am-5.00pm

£78

CSC

H477S1

1 day

16/11/2016

Wed

9.00am-5.00pm

£78

CSC

H477S2

1 day

18/01/2017

Wed

9.00am-5.00pm

£78

CSC

H477S3

1 day

15/03/2017

Wed

9.00am-5.00pm

£78

CSC

H477S4

1 day

17/05/2017

Wed

9.00am-5.00pm

£78

CSC

H477S5

Supervising Food Safety in Catering CIEH Level 3 Award

3 days

25/01/2017

Wed-Fri

9.00am-5.00pm

£500

CSC

H486S1

Food Safety (Food Hygiene) CIEH Level 4 Award

5 days

03/07/2017

Mon-Fri

9.00am-5.00pm

£750

CSC

H470S1

£1,292

N/A

H1291

£1,287

CSC

H1189

£1,287

N/A

H1194

£3,345

CSC

H767

£1,672

N/A

H1295

COURSE TITLE

LEVEL

Cake Decorating Cake Decoration ABC Level 1 Award

Cake Decoration ABC Level 2 Certificate Food Safety Award (Food Hygiene) CIEH Level 2 Award

Hospitality & Catering Professional Qualifications Up to 12 months

Professional Cookery City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 Diploma

32 weeks

Professional Cookery City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 Diploma

Up to 12 months

Professional Cookery City & Guilds NVQ Level 3 Diploma

2 years

Professional Cookery City & Guilds NVQ Level 3 Diploma

Up to 2 years

Flexible – delivered in the workplace 19/09/2016

Mon

12.30pm-5.00pm

Flexible – delivered in the workplace 19/09/2016

Mon

12.30pm-5.00pm

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Higher Education Hospitality Management BTEC HNC

Up to 2 years

26/09/2016

Mon & Wed

9.00am-5.00pm

£630 per CSC 15 credit unit. 8 units in total.

H788

Hospitality Management BTEC HND (top-up from HNC)

Up to 2 years

26/09/2016

Mon & Wed

9.00am-5.00pm

£630 per CSC 15 credit unit. 8 units in total.

H787

Hospitality & Catering

Food & Beverage City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 Diploma

Horticulture & Gardening

Food Safety

We also offer Apprenticeship programmes in Professional Cookery and Front of House Services. To find out more see page 18 or visit www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships

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KEY TO LOCATIONS BKS CSC GPC SC VTC

KEY TO QUALIFICATION LEVELS

BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon, Bedford Cauldwell Street Campus, Bedford Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre, Kempston Shuttleworth College, Old Warden Park (near Biggleswade) Vehicle Technology Centre, Kempston

Entry Levels

Level 5

Level 1

Level 6

Level 2

Beginner

Level 3

Intermediate

Level 4

Advanced

Mai Mohiddin

Hospitality Management BTEC HND “I’ve always had a passion for cooking and baking since I was young. I enjoy learning and over the years I have seen many improvements being made here at Bedford College which have given myself and others the opportunity to study a range of different courses, as there is always help and support available. I work to help pay for my cookery courses because I know that once I am qualified, more career options will be open to me. I’ve completed a number of qualifications here at Bedford College. Within the College, there are plenty of practical sessions including working within the College’s restaurants at different campuses, both cooking and serving. The College has also helped me with my language skills. English is not my first language and throughout the years I feel that it has progressed and improved. One day, I would like to publish a cookery book and eventually would like to work in a prestigious hotel.”

Logistics & Warehousing COURSE TITLE

LEVEL

COURSE LENGTH

START DATE

DAY(S)

TIME(S)

FEE

SITE

COURSE CODE

Managing the Supply Chain SFEDI Level 2 Certificate

Up to 9 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details N/A

W383

Warehousing & Storage City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 Certificate

Up to 12 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details N/A

E2022

Managing the Supply Chain SFEDI Level 3 Diploma

Up to 9 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details N/A

W434

Warehousing & Storage City & Guilds NVQ Level 3 Diploma

Up to 12 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details N/A

W231

Forklift Truck courses can be delivered to companies with their own forklift at their own site. Call 01234 291000 for further details. For more information about your course simply enter the course code or title at www.bedford.ac.uk/courses

We also offer an Apprenticeship programme in Warehousing & Storage. To find out more see page 18 or visit www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships

Media COURSE TITLE

LEVEL

COURSE LENGTH

START DATE

DAY(S)

TIME(S)

FEE

SITE

COURSE CODE

Year 1: £4,000 Year 2: £4,000 Year 3: £4,000 Total: £12,000

CSC

L1545

Higher Education Media Production Foundation Degree (FdA)

Up to 4 years 26/09/2016

This course is validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire. Your fee is set by the University. The advertised fee and fee for subsequent years may vary depending upon the number of credits you study. This will be discussed at interview.

Confused by course costs? Use our online fee calculator at www.bedford.ac.uk/courses

You will need to study 1-2 days per week, Mon-Fri. The days and times will depend upon the units you choose to study.


KEY TO SYMBOLS Tuition is free if you’re aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 2 qualification. See page 9.

Course requires you to complete an application form and attend an interview before you can start. See page 4.

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You can book and pay for your course online now. See page 4.

Tuition is free if you’re aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. See page 9.

Course is eligible for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan. See page 8. Course is eligible for a higher education loan. See page 8. If you’re unemployed and in receipt of the benefits listed on page 11 your course will be free.

Motor Vehicle

DAY(S) TIME(S)

FEE

SITE

COURSE CODE

1 day

05/09/2016

Mon

9.00am-4.30pm

£250

VTC

D1207S1

1 day

13/02/2017

Mon

9.00am-4.30pm

£250

VTC

D1207S2

1 day

03/04/2017

Mon

9.00am-4.30pm

£250

VTC

D1207S3

Transport Maintenance – Light Vehicle IMI Level 1 Diploma

32 weeks 19/09/2016

Mon

9.00am-4.30pm

£1,000

CSC

D1644

Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair IMIAL Level 2 Diploma

32 weeks 22/09/2016

Thu

9.00am-4.30pm

£2,417

CSC

D1199

Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair IMIAL Level 3 Diploma

32 weeks 23/09/2016

Fri

9.00am-4.30pm

£5,421

VTC

D1201

6 weeks

03/11/2016

Thu

6.00pm-9.00pm

£250

VTC

D833S1

6 weeks

20/04/2017

Thu

6.00pm-9.00pm

£250

VTC

D833S2

Vehicle Accident & Repair (Paint Principles) IMIAL Level 2 Diploma

32 weeks 22/09/2016

Thu

9.00am-4.30pm

£1,673

VTC

D1196

Vehicle Accident & Repair (Paint Principles) IMIAL Level 3 Diploma

32 weeks 23/09/2016

Fri

9.00am-4.30pm

£5,421

VTC

D1197

Vehicle Accident & Repair (Body Repair Principles) IMIAL Level 3 Diploma

32 weeks 22/09/2016

Thu

9.00am-4.30pm

£5,421

VTC

D1198

Automotive Air Conditioning Automotive Air Conditioning Refrigerant Handling IMIAL Level 3 Award

Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

Motorcycle Maintenance Basic Motorcycle Maintenance

Vehicle Accident Repair

We also offer Apprenticeship programmes in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair (Light Vehicle) and Body & Paint Operations. To find out more see page 18 or visit www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships

Media

Performing Arts & Music

DAY(S)

TIME(S)

FEE

SITE

COURSE CODE

8 weeks

05/10/2016

Wed

6.30pm-8.30pm

£190

CSC L1570S1

8 weeks

11/01/2017

Wed

6.30pm-8.30pm

£190

CSC L1570S2

Guitar: Beginners

4 weeks

29/09/2016

Thu

6.30pm-8.30pm

£60

CSC L1616

Songwriting for the Guitarist

4 weeks

12/01/2017

Thu

6.30pm-8.30pm

£60

CSC L1617

Up to 3 years

26/09/2016

You will need to study two days per week, Mon-Fri. The days and times will depend upon the units you choose to study.

Year 1: £4,500 CSC L1546 Year 2: £4,500 Year 3: £3,000 Total: £12,000

2 years

12/09/2016

You will need to study 1-2 days per week, Mon-Fri. The days and times will depend upon the units you choose to study.

£630 per CSC L1605 15 credit unit. 8 units in total.

30 weeks 23/09/2016

You will need to study 1-2 days per week, Mon-Fri. The days and times will depend upon the units you choose to study.

£630 per CSC L1603 15 credit unit. 8 units in total.

DJ DJ Skills

Music

Music Technology Higher Education Music Technology Foundation Degree (FdA) This course is validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire. Your fee is set by the University. The advertised fee and fee for subsequent years may vary depending upon the number of credits you study. This will be discussed at interview.

Theatrical Make-Up Higher Education Specialist Make-Up HNC You will also need to pay £700-£950 for a specialist make-up kit over the two years.

Specialist Make-Up HND (top-up from HNC)

Performing Arts & Music

START DATE

LEVEL

Motor Vehicle

COURSE LENGTH

COURSE TITLE

Logistics & Warehousing

START DATE

LEVEL

Hospitality & Catering

COURSE LENGTH

COURSE TITLE

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KEY TO LOCATIONS BKS CSC GPC SC VTC

KEY TO QUALIFICATION LEVELS

BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon, Bedford Cauldwell Street Campus, Bedford Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre, Kempston Shuttleworth College, Old Warden Park (near Biggleswade) Vehicle Technology Centre, Kempston

Retirement Planning

Entry Levels

Level 5

Level 1

Level 6

Level 2

Beginner

Level 3

Intermediate

Level 4

Advanced

COURSE LENGTH

START DATE

DAY(S)

TIME(S)

FEE

SITE

COURSE CODE

Planning Ahead

2 days

18/10/2016

Tue-Wed

9.30am-4.30pm

£375

Bedford

A562S1

Lunch is provided with this course.

2 days

24/01/2017

Tue-Wed

9.30am-4.30pm

£375

Bedford

A562S2

2 days

11/04/2017

Tue-Wed

9.30am-4.30pm

£375

Bedford

A562S3

COURSE TITLE

LEVEL

Sport & Outdoor Adventure

COURSE LENGTH

START DATE

DAY(S)

TIME(S)

Instructing Circuit Training Sessions CYQ Level 2 Award (YMCA)

7 weeks

09/12/2016

Fri

9.00am-4.30pm £358

CSC H1622

Fitness Instructing CYQ Level 2 Certificate (YMCA)

17 weeks

20/09/2016

Tue

6.00pm-9.00pm £347

CSC H1133S1

17 weeks

22/09/2016

Thu

6.00pm-9.00pm £347

CSC H1133S2

10 weeks

23/09/2016

Fri

9.00am-4.30pm £347

CSC H1133S3

17 weeks

07/02/2017

Tue

6.00pm-9.00pm £347

CSC H1133S4

17 weeks

09/02/2017

Thu

6.00pm-9.00pm £347

CSC H1133S5

33 weeks

21/09/2016

Wed

6.00pm-9.00pm £1,417

CSC H1134S1

17 weeks

10/02/2017

Fri

9.00am-4.30pm £1,417

CSC H1134S2

Paddlesport Coaching British Canoe Union Level 1 Certificate (UKCC/BCU)

4 days

13/02/2017

Mon-Thu

9.00am-5.00pm £190

SC

B870S1

4 days

30/05/2017

Tue-Fri

9.00am-5.00pm £190

SC

B870S2

Paddlesport Coaching British Canoe Union Level 2 Certificate (UKCC/BCU)

4 days

04/04/2017

Tue-Fri

9.00am-5.00pm £240

SC

B983

Up to 4 years

26/09/2016

6 hours per week (with an opportunity for additional vocational study).

Year 1: £3,000 CSC H1627 Year 2: £3,000 Year 3: £3,000 Year 4: £3,000 Total: £12,000

Up to 4 years

26/09/2016

6 hours per week (with an opportunity for additional vocational study).

Year 1: £3,000 CSC H1629 Year 2: £3,000 Year 3: £3,000 Year 4: £3,000 Total: £12,000

COURSE TITLE

LEVEL

FEE

SITE

COURSE CODE

Exercise & Fitness

Personal Trainer CYQ Level 3 Certificate (YMCA)

Paddlesport

Sport Science Higher Education Sport Science (Personal Training) Foundation Degree (FdSc) This course is validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire. Your fee is set by the University. The advertised fee and fee for subsequent years may vary depending upon the number of credits you study. This will be discussed at interview. On top of the course fee you will need to pay £30 for clothing.

Sport Science (Sport Coaching) Foundation Degree (FdSc) This course is validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire. Your fee is set by the University. The advertised fee and fee for subsequent years may vary depending upon the number of credits you study. This will be discussed at interview. On top of the course fee you will need to pay £30 for clothing.

Instructing Circuit Training Sessions CYQ Level 2 Award is available with a 10% discount if you are studying the Fitness Instructing Level 2 Certificate and a 20% discount if you are studying the Personal Training Level 3 Certificate.

We also offer Apprenticeship programmes in Exercise & Fitness. To find out more see page 18 or visit www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships

Confused by course costs? Use our online fee calculator at www.bedford.ac.uk/courses


KEY TO SYMBOLS Tuition is free if you’re aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 2 qualification. See page 9.

Course requires you to complete an application form and attend an interview before you can start. See page 4.

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You can book and pay for your course online now. See page 4.

Tuition is free if you’re aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. See page 9.

Course is eligible for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan. See page 8. Course is eligible for a higher education loan. See page 8. If you’re unemployed and in receipt of the benefits listed on page 11 your course will be free.

Retirement Planning Sport & Outdoor Adventure

COURSE TITLE

LEVEL

COURSE LENGTH

START DATE

DAY(S)

TIME(S)

FEE

SITE

COURSE CODE

Advice & Guidance Advice & Guidance NVQ Level 3 Certificate

Up to 9 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for N/A W225 details

Advice & Guidance NVQ Level 4 Certificate

Up to 9 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for N/A W410 details

Tutoring, Support & Guidance in the Lifelong Learning Sector Level 5 University Certificate

30 weeks 30/08/2016

Taught online

£750

CSC A634

You will need to attend an introductory session at the start of the course.

Essential tutoring

1 day

30/08/2016

Tue

9.00am-5.00pm

£50

CSC E2032

Introduction to Mentoring

1 day

19/09/2016

Mon

9.00am-5.00pm

£50

CSC E2299

Special Educational Needs (SEN) Awareness

1 day

29/11/2016

Tue

9.00am-5.00pm

£50

CSC E2296

9.00am-5.00pm

£450

CSC E2256 CSC A633

Teacher Education & Training

Teacher Education & Training

Professional Development

Coaching & Mentoring in Education Chartered Management Instutute (CMI) Coaching & Mentoring in Education Level 3 Certificate

30 weeks 19/09/2016

Mon

Mentoring in Education Level 5 University Certificate

30 weeks 19/09/2016

You will need to attend College for 10 sessions, with the remainder of the course delivered by distance learning (online).

£750

30 weeks 06/10/2016

Thu

£1,125 CSC E1027

This course is validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire.

CPD in Teaching Learners with Additional Needs Level 5 University Certificate

6.00pm-7.30pm

This course is validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire.

Contact us via www.bedford.ac.uk/contact or call 01234 291000


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KEY TO LOCATIONS BKS CSC GPC SC VTC

Find out more: www.bedford.ac.uk/courses

KEY TO QUALIFICATION LEVELS

BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon, Bedford Cauldwell Street Campus, Bedford Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre, Kempston Shuttleworth College, Old Warden Park (near Biggleswade) Vehicle Technology Centre, Kempston

COURSE LENGTH

START DATE

E-Teaching & Learning Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Award

15 weeks

Education & Training City & Guilds Level 3 Award (formerly PTLLS)

COURSE TITLE

LEVEL

Entry Levels

Level 5

Level 1

Level 6

Level 2

Beginner

Level 3

Intermediate

Level 4

Advanced

TIME(S)

FEE

SITE

COURSE CODE

07/10/2016 Fri

2.00pm-4.00pm

£300

CSC

E2276

12 weeks

20/09/2016 Tue

6.00pm-9.15pm

£484

CSC

E1234S1

12 weeks

24/01/2017 Tue

6.00pm-9.15pm

£484

CSC

E1234S2

3 weeks

26/06/2017 Mon-Fri 9.30am-4.30pm

£484

CSC

E1237S2

2 years

20/09/2016 Tue

6.00pm-9.15pm

Year 1: £2,600 CSC Year 2: £2,600 Total: £5,200

E1341

2 years

21/09/2016 Wed

2.00pm-5.15pm

Year 1: £2,600 CSC Year 2: £2,600 Total: £5,200

E926

2 years

24/09/2016 Sat

9.30am-12.45pm

Year 1: £2,600 CSC Year 2: £2,600 Total: £5,200

E2295

1 day

01/09/2016 Thu

9.00am-5.00pm

£50

CSC

E2298S1

1 day

06/03/2017 Mon

9.00am-5.00pm

£50

CSC

E2298S2

15 weeks

26/09/2016 Mon

9.30am-12.00pm

£430

CSC

E1897

10 weeks

04/10/2016 Tue

10.00am-3.00pm

£430

Luton E1897S3

15 weeks

13/02/2017 Mon

9.30am-12.00pm

£430

CSC

10 weeks

28/02/2017 Tue

10.00am-3.00pm

£430

Luton E1897S2

31 weeks

26/09/2016 Mon

9.30am-12.00pm

£350

CSC

20 weeks

04/10/2016 Tue

10.00am-3.00pm

£350

Luton E1923S3

31 weeks

13/02/2017 Mon

9.30am-12.00pm

£350

CSC

20 weeks

28/02/2017 Tue

10.00am-3.00pm

£350

Luton E1923S2

DAY(S)

Teaching & Training Adults

Teaching in Post-Compulsory Education (Cert Ed/PGCE) Certificate

Introduction to Further Education (FE) Teaching

Teaching Assistants Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools CACHE Level 2 Award

Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools CACHE Level 2 Certificate

E1897S7 E1923 E1923S7

Up to 12 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details

N/A

K1523

Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools CACHE Level 3 Certificate

Up to 18 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details

N/A

K1255

Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning in Schools CACHE Level 3 Diploma

Up to 18 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details

N/A

K1453

Introduction to the Role of the Teaching Assistant

1 day

24/10/2016 Mon

5.00pm-7.00pm

£50

CSC

K1526S1

1 day

07/03/2017 Tue

5.00pm-7.00pm

£50

CSC

K1526S3

Up to 3 years

20/09/2016 Tue

4.00pm-8.00pm

Year 1: £4,500 CSC Year 2: £4,500 Year 3: £3,000 Total: £12,000

Higher Education Educational Practice Foundation Degree (FdA) This course is validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire. Your fee is set by the University. The advertised fee and fee for subsequent years may vary depending upon the number of credits you study. This will be discussed at interview.

K1516

Lisa Gavin

Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools CACHE Level 2 “I chose this part-time course because I wanted to train to be a Teaching Assistant and as a single parent I needed flexible study options to fit around my family commitments. I was offered a place on the course on the condition that I gained a work placement of at least 10 hours a week in a school. I then had 10 weeks of part-time study and then another 10 weeks supporting a Year 2 teacher at a local primary school. There’s no doubt that the course has helped me in my day to day life. Without completing this course I would not have got my new job as a Teaching Assistant as I had no previous experience in this area. The Headteacher was observing a lesson that I was supporting and offered me the job based on the skills I demonstrated in the classroom. My tutor was absolutely brilliant and so supportive, she went above and beyond what was required to help me and make sure I had a good experience on the course – in fact I’ve already recommended the College to others.” Confused by course costs? Use our online fee calculator at www.bedford.ac.uk/courses


KEY TO SYMBOLS Tuition is free if you’re aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 2 qualification. See page 9.

Course requires you to complete an application form and attend an interview before you can start. See page 4.

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You can book and pay for your course online now. See page 4.

Tuition is free if you’re aged 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. See page 9.

Course is eligible for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan. See page 8. Course is eligible for a higher education loan. See page 8. If you’re unemployed and in receipt of the benefits listed on page 11 your course will be free. COURSE LENGTH

START DATE

DAY(S)

TIME(S)

FEE

SITE

COURSE CODE

Literacy & Language Teaching City & Guilds Level 3 Award

26 weeks

04/10/2016

Tue

6.00pm-7.30pm

£475

CSC

E2292

Mathematics for Numeracy Teaching City & Guilds Level 3 Award

26 weeks

04/10/2016

Tue

6.00pm-7.00pm

£475

CSC

E2291

Teaching English (Literacy CPD) in the Lifelong Learning Sector Level 5 University Certificate

30 weeks

06/10/2016

Thu

6.00pm-7.30pm

£1,125

CSC

A613

30 weeks

06/10/2016

Thu

6.00pm-7.30pm

£1,125

CSC

A611

COURSE TITLE

LEVEL

Teaching Literacy & Numeracy

This course is validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire.

This course is validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire.

Training in the Workplace Assessing Competence in the Work Environment Edexcel Level 3 Award

Up to 10 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details

N/A

W191

Assessing Vocational Achievement Edexcel Level 3 Certificate

Up to 12 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details

N/A

W162

Assessing Vocational Related Achievement Edexcel Level 3 Award

Up to 10 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details

N/A

W192

Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes & Practice City & Guilds Level 4 Award

Up to 12 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details

N/A

W334

Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment City & Guilds Level 4 Certificate

Up to 12 months

Flexible – delivered in the workplace

Call for details

N/A

W198

For more information about your course simply enter the course code or title at www.bedford.ac.uk/courses

Travel & Tourism

We also offer a fast-track Teaching in Post-Compulsory Education (PGCE) Certificate Intensive qualification. This is a one year full-time course. Call 01234 291000 for details.

We also offer Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship programmes. To find out more see page 18 or visit www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships

Travel & Tourism

COURSE LENGTH

START DATE

DAY(S)

TIME(S)

FEE

SITE

COURSE CODE

Introduction to Cabin Crew NCFE Level 2 Certificate

32 weeks

22/09/2016

Thu

6.00pm-8.00pm

£724

CSC

H1440

Resort Representatives NCFE Level 2 Certificate

30 weeks

21/09/2016

Wed

6.00pm-8.00pm

£450

CSC

H1438

Event Planning: An Introduction

15 weeks

21/09/2016

Wed

6.00pm-8.00pm

£250

CSC

H1633S1

15 weeks

22/02/2017

Wed

6.00pm-8.00pm

£250

CSC

H1633S2

15 weeks

20/09/2016

Tue

6.00pm-8.00pm

£350

CSC

H1380S1

15 weeks

21/02/2017

Tue

6.00pm-8.00pm

£350

CSC

H1380S2

Travel & Tourism Management BTEC HNC

2 years

16/09/2016

Fri

9.00am-4.30pm

£630 per 15 credit unit. 8 units in total.

CSC

H614

Travel & Tourism Management BTEC HND (top-up from HNC)

30 weeks

15/09/2016

Thu & Fri

1.15pm-4.30pm and 9.00am-4.30pm

£630 per 15 credit unit. 8 units in total.

CSC

H1400

COURSE TITLE

Aviation Operations on the Ground Level 2 Certificate

LEVEL

Teacher Education & Training

Teaching Mathematics (Numeracy CPD) in the Lifelong Learning Sector Level 5 University Certificate

Higher Education

Contact us via www.bedford.ac.uk/contact or call 01234 291000


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Visit www.bedford.ac.uk/contact Speak to us 01234 291000

Come and see us

There’s a lot more to Bedford College than meets the eye. We have many facilities across Bedford and the surrounding areas that are open for the local community to come and enjoy. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to keep fit or indulge in a little ‘me’ time, we’d love to welcome you at one of our sites soon.

25 Restaurant, Bedford College’s prestigious training restaurant, is situated on the fifth floor of the College’s tower block at Cauldwell Street Campus. Our award-winning Catering and Hospitality students help provide a relaxing and friendly atmosphere, as you enjoy excellent food, great wine and fantastic service. Find out more at: www.25restaurant.co.uk 25 Restaurant

BROOKS offers a wide range of hair and beauty treatments at competitive prices, from hair styling, barbering and various body and facial treatments. Find out more at: www.brooksspa.com

BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon

The Venue Hub offers a wide range of facilities hire to organisations and individuals for meetings, events such as weddings, and experiences. Our offer includes: theatres; sports halls; a dance studio; recording and rehearsal studios; digital editing suites; a TV studio and meeting rooms. Find out more at: www.thevenuehub.com and www.thegrandhall.co.uk Trinity Arts & Leisure on Bromham Road provides leisure and sports facilities that include a theatre, 25 metre six-lane swimming pool, growing gym facilities and a multi-function room for our fitness classes. Find out more at: www.trinityleisure.co.uk

The Venue Hub

Trinity Arts & Leisure


To find out more and to apply visit www.bedford.ac.uk/parttime

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A-Z index

Looking for a specific course? Find it fast with our A-Z index below... 3D Design

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DJing Drawing

A

Access to Higher Education 15 Accountancy 25 Accounting 25 Advice & Guidance 43 Agriculture 16 All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) 16 Animal Management 17 Apprenticeships 18 Arboriculture 19 Art & Design 20 Automotive Air Conditioning 41

B

Beauty Therapy Bricklaying Brushcutting Building Services Business Management & Personal Development Business Business Administration Business Skills

C

D

37 30 16 22 25 25 25 25

Cake Decorating 39 Care & Child Care 28 Carpentry & Joinery 30 Chainsaw & Related Operations 19 Computing & IT 29 Computer Maintenance 29 Computer User 29 Construction 30 Construction & Maintenance 30 Counselling 32 Counselling – CPCAB Qualifications 32 Countryside Management 33 Customer Service 26

41 20

E

Electrical & Electronic Engineering 34 Electrical Installation 22 Engineering 33 English & Maths 35 English & Maths for Adults 35 English as a Foreign Language (EFL) 35 English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) 35 Equality & Diversity 35 Exercise & Fitness 42

F

Fashion Production 20 Fine Art 20 First Aid 36 Floor Coverings 31 Floristry 36 Food Safety 39 Forklifts 16

G

Garden Design & Landscaping Gas General Engineering Graphic Design

I

Interactive Media

38 23 33 20

37 37 28 16 31

21

Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Logistics & Warehousing

41 40

M

Management & Leadership 26 Mechanical Engineering 34 Media 40 Motorcycle Maintenance 41 Motor Vehicle 41 Mowers 16 Music 41 Music Technology 41

N P

Paddlesport Painting & Decorating Performing Arts & Music Pest Control Photography Plumbing Professional Development Programming

R

Retirement Planning 42 Royal Horticultural Society Courses 38

S

Smallholder Skills Sport & Outdoor Adventure Sport Science

T

L

Networking

H

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies Hairdressing Health & Social Care Hedge Cutters Heritage Construction

Holistic Therapies 37 Horticulture & Gardening 38 Hospitality & Catering 39 Hospitality & Catering Professional Qualifications 39 Human Resources 26

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42 31 41 17 21 23 43 29

Teacher Education & Training Teaching & Training Adults Teaching Assistants Teaching Literacy & Numeracy Tractor Driving Training in the Workplace Tree Inspection Travel & Tourism Theatrical Make-Up

V

Vehicle Accident Repair

W

Website Design Welding Woodchippers Working in Early Years

16 42 42

43 44 44 45 17 45 19 45 41

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Bedford College

Bedford College Open Days Thursday 25 August 2016, 2.00pm-7.00pm Wednesday 2 November 2016, 5.00pm-8.00pm Tuesday 24 January 2017, 5.00pm-8.00pm Wednesday 15 March 2017, 5.00pm-8.00pm Thursday 11 May 2017, 5.00pm-8.00pm

Shuttleworth College Open Days Thursday 25 August 2016, 2.00pm-7.00pm Saturday 5 November 2016, 9.30am-12.30pm Saturday 28 January 2017, 9.30am-12.30pm Saturday 11 March 2017, 9.30am-12.30pm Thursday 25 May 2017, 5.00pm-8.00pm

Tel: 01234 291000 Cauldwell Street Campus Bedford MK42 9AH

Shuttleworth College Tel: 01767 626222 Old Warden Park Biggleswade Bedfordshire SG18 9DX

BedfordCollege ShuttleworthColl @BedfordCollege @ShuttleworthCol @bedfordcollege @shuttleworthcollege

Advanced Learner Loans Low cost loans now available for selected courses. For more information call 01234 291000.

Additional formats This publication is also available in large print and audio formats. Call 01234 291000 to order your copy.

Disclaimer While every effort is made to ensure the information within this guide is correct at the time of printing, some details may be subject to change. Bedford College reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, 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 your 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.

Part-time Course Guide 2016-17  

Bedford College & Shuttleworth College

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