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Full Time Enrolment 2023

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Our enrolment process is designed to ensure you are enrolled on to the right course at the right level for you.

We have created this guide to provide answers to some of the questions you may have and to outline the information you will be asked to provide.

If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our Customer Contact Centre via LiveChat on our website or email

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Stages of enrolment

Once you have your GCSE results you will be able to complete the online enrolment form we have emailed to you.

There are five simple steps to our online enrolment form, they are as follows:

  1. Answer all questions on our enrolment form
  2. Upload your results
  3. Upload your picture
  4. Upload proof of identity
  5. Press ‘Submit form’ button
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What happens next

1. You will soon be a student

The College will be busy processing your enrolment and printing your ID card ready for you to collect on your first day.

2. Get ready to start

Your countdown starts now!

Once you have completed your online enrolment, College will send you instructions on when your course starts, including:

  • The time you need to arrive
  • Your meeting point

Term starts w/c Monday 4 September 2023

3. First day

Your first day at College is where you will get to meet your tutors and classmates and take part in some activities related to your course. You will receive:

  • Your Student ID badge & lanyard
  • Your timetable
Start dates

Frequently Asked Questions

1. When can I enrol?

Online enrolment for full time courses starts on Thursday 24 August 2023.

The steps on how to enrol are listed below.

2. How do I enrol?

On Thursday 24 August 2023, you will receive an email containing a link to access the Enrolment Form in which you will need to input your GCSE results.

Here is how you will complete your enrolment:

  1. Enter your name and email address
  2. Upload your proof of qualifications and your GCSE English and maths
  3. Upload a photo of yourself
  4. Upload proof of ID
  5. Sign the declaration

The whole process should take less than 20 minutes to complete.

If you need support, please watch our video guide.

3. Do I need to pay for my course?

If you are aged 16-18 on 31 August 2023, a British resident and studying at Level 2 or Level 3, your course is fully funded. This means you don’t have to pay any tuition fees or exam registration fees.

4. What proof of ID do I need?

As part of the online enrolment process you will be asked to upload proof of ID. This should be one of the following:

  • UK passport or ID card
  • A full birth certificate
  • Driver’s licence
  • Non-UK passport
  • National Insurance Card/Letter
  • Debit/Credit card
5. What should my photo look like?

The photograph you provide will be used for your Student ID badge for the year. It should be a recent photo, a true likeness and fit the following criteria:

  • Passport photo size
  • JPG format and 5mb maximum
  • In full colour
  • On a plain background
  • You should be facing forward and looking straight at the camera
  • Your eyes should be open, visible, and free from reflection or glare from glasses (no sunglasses)
  • Should not contain other objects, people or animals
  • No hats or caps (unless it is for religious or medical reasons)
  • No sticking out tongue and/or pulling faces
  • No filters/effects applied
  • The photo should be portrait not landscape

If you need support, please watch our video guide.

6. What if I need help?

If you are struggling with accessing online enrolment or have problems with any of the steps, please contact our Customer Contact Centre via LiveChat on our website or email or by phone on 0345 658 8990 and we will help you to complete your enrolment.

7. What if I don't get the results I need?

Don’t worry if you don’t get the results you had hoped for, or you achieve better than you expected. Our Customer Contact Centre will be happy to give you information and advice about what you can do next. Contact us on LiveChat via our website or email or call us on 0345 658 8990.

8. Can I change my chosen course or application?

Not a problem at all! Just contact our Customer Contact Centre on LiveChat via our website or email or call us on 0345 658 8990 and we will do the rest.

9. Are there any extra costs associated with my course?

Details about any costs for equipment, uniforms, trips/visits etc. can be found on our website, just search for your course.

10. How do I apply for financial support?

The Bedford College Group offers a range of financial support through our 16-19 bursaries to help young people where household income is £37,500 or less. Students must be aged 16-18 on 31 August 2023. For further information on the financial support available, please click here.

We have five bursary schemes:

  • Course Cost Bursary
  • Discretionary Hardship Bursary
  • Meals Bursary
  • Travel Bursary
  • Vulnerable Learner Bursary

For more information and how to apply contact the Student Services team at your campus by email:

Bedford College:

Shuttleworth College:

Tresham College (all campuses) and NC4M:

11. Who should I contact if I still need support?

Just have a chat with us via LiveChat on our website or email or call us on 0345 658 8990 and we will be happy to help answer any queries you have.

If your enquiry is relating to a bursary, please email Student Services.

Bedford College and Shuttleworth College:

Tresham College (all campuses) and NC4M:

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