Bedford College News

Up to £4,000 grant for apprentices

Thursday 1 April 2021

Employers can claim up to £4,000 for taking on an apprentice aged 16-18. And, apprentices of any age can attract £3,000 of funding.

Fishing for outdoor careers

Wednesday 17 March 2021

A stock pond project at Shuttleworth College is giving Fisheries, and Countryside Management students a chance to link up with industry leaders.
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International Women’s Day 2021

Monday 8 March 2021

Two top women from The Bedford College Group took part in a Nat West Bank online celebration on March 8th.
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Leading college welcomes apprenticeship funding

Wednesday 3 March 2021

The largest provider of apprenticeship training in the South East Midlands region, The Bedford College Group, which works with more than 1,100 businesses in Beds, Northants and MK, has welcomed the added funding for employers announced by the Chancellor in his budget on March 3rd.
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Craning in training

Tuesday 2 March 2021

Trainees will have an industry-standard crane in the new Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) training centre at Bedford College.
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Escape room excitement-National Apprenticeship Week

Thursday 11 February 2021

Apprentices and employers joined in a great activity as part of National Apprenticeship Week - a virtual Escape Room challenge played out by staff at Twinwoods Adventures.
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National Apprenticeships Week 2021

Thursday 4 February 2021

The Bedford College Group has led the way in the region on apprenticeships, working with 1000+ of employers across Beds, Bucks and Northants.
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International Day of Women & Girls in Science

Tuesday 2 February 2021

Science is a key component of so many great educational choices these days, and young women are stepping up to embrace the subject.
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Climate changes at Shuttleworth

Wednesday 27 January 2021

All-weather activities range from keeping horses heated in the snow at the specialist Equine Centre, to looking after lizards in the tropical biome.
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Work begins for new £4.3m Construction Centre

Wednesday 20 January 2021

Work is underway on Bedford College’s town centre £4.3 Million Modern Methods of Construction Centre for “off site” construction training, which is the future of the industry.
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Careers in the countryside

Wednesday 13 January 2021

Peter Lickorish achieved a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Master of Horticulture with a Distinction at the young age of 23. His success should act as an example to those who seek to pursue a professional career which supports the environment.
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Your College Needs YOU! - zoom in to talk

Tuesday 5 January 2021

The success of The Bedford College Group in winning the FE College of the Year Award has been made possible only through the support of employers.
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Born in the 21st Century - employees of 2021

Tuesday 5 January 2021

At The Bedford College Group we are focused on supporting employers who need staff with the right skills to navigate the “new normal”, or Brexit Britain, or tackle technology fast-forwarded by lockdowns and ‘working from home’.
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Connolly Foundation boost for care training

Friday 1 January 2021

Connolly Foundation UK is giving more than £75,000 to The Bedford College Group to support the training of nursing and care staff.
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Top 20 for 2020

Thursday 24 December 2020

The year 2020 has been tough, but through all of this we were able to share some wonderful news stories with you. Here’s our top 20 highlights of 2020!
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