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We realise that the decision is as big for you, the parents and carers, as it is for your student to be.  When thinking about their future, they value your advice and guidance, and so do we.

The Bedford College Group strives to provide a successful, supportive, and safe environment for all of our students, so you can relax in the knowledge that your son or daughter is free to worry about their studies, and nothing else. The move to College can be a big transition and we want to work with you to make their time with us as enjoyable and productive as possible.

We know that there are essential things you’ll want to find out  – what support your child can receive, information about student finance, term dates, our facilities and colleges, and our range of courses.


Whether your child is a prospective student, or is already studying with us, these links let you access help and guidance for their journey with us at The Bedford College Group.

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Student Support

Our Student Services team can offer guidance and support on a wide range of financial, personal and career-related issues and help make the College experience a happy and successful one.

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Financial Support

The Bedford College Group offers a range of means-tested financial support packages to help overcome any barriers that could prevent students from coming to our Colleges.

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Additional Learning Support

If your child has an identified learning difficulty and/or disability the Additional Support team are on hand to provide support and the assistance they need to complete the course.

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Careers Advice

Our Student Services coordinators can help guide students onto the right path for them. They are experts in their field and are trained to Level 6 in Careers, Advice and Guidance.

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Life at College

Here you will find information about our student community, facilities available and more.

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We offer a range of paths, but which is right for your child? Whether you want to investigate our study options, or are interested in an apprenticeship, we can help.

Study options for School Leavers



Events and open days

We have a range of open events at our different colleges throughout the year. Nothing beats looking round the campus to get a feel of what to expect.

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Term dates

Here you can find our term dates.

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We are a safe, friendly environment for all


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We know that you'll likely have more to ask about life at college.

Parents' FAQ Page

This page provides answers to some of these Frequently Asked Questions.

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Download our Parents'/ Carer's Guide