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University Partnerships

Annual Review The Bedford College Group

We have strong partnerships with the following universities.

Our Partners

The University of Northampton

The University of Northampton is proud to be working in partnership with The Bedford College Group. What motivates us is the drive to help people make the changes that will transform their lives – people like you. We look for this dedication in the partner institutions we choose to work with, and The Bedford College Group embodies this quality. Working with The Bedford College Group, we are committed to enhancing your graduate employability. Input from academic research, current practitioners and industry ensures that your course curriculum will be up-to-date and industry relevant.

We wish you the best of luck with your studies and look forward to welcoming you to the growing number of University of Northampton alumni across the globe. About the University of Northampton The University of Northampton has been awarded Gold – the highest possible mark – in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

One of the youngest universities in the UK, we are leading the way in adding value to society, which we call social impact. We have won multiple awards for our work in this area, among others, but what matters the most to us is ensuring that you at partner institutions have the opportunity to make their mark on the world too.

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The University of Bedfordshire

Many of our Foundation Degrees and teaching qualifications are backed by the award-winning University of Bedfordshire, and thanks to our strong partnership you’ll have the option to progress on to the final year of a full Bachelor’s degree following the completion of your HND or Foundation Degree course. At the University of Bedfordshire we believe that your university experience is about far more than just your course, which is why we offer you more than a great degree.

Our partnership with The Bedford College Group allows you to gain support from both institutions and gives you a wealth of facilities to utilise during your studies, including our new seven-storey library in Luton. We’re a modern, vibrant University with campuses in Bedford (situated within walking distance of the College), Luton, Milton Keynes and Aylesbury, offering high quality, career-focused teaching, excellent student support and a great global student experience.

We’re an internationally recognised award-winning institution with an excellent academic and teaching reputation; we’ve achieved a Silver award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), appear in the Times Undergraduate World University rankings and we’re sixth in the UK in the People Planet University Green League. We also have high levels of student satisfaction and good graduate employment levels, rising 16 places in the last National Student Satisfaction (NSS) survey.

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The University of Huddersfield

The University of Huddersfield is proud to be working with the Bedford College Group on their Teacher Education programmes for the FE and Skills Sector and we welcome the college to the wider Consortium. Working with The Bedford College Group, we are committed to providing outstanding teacher education and developing inspiring practitioners of the future. Input from academic research, current practitioners, the Consortium partners and the wider sector provides you with the most up to date cutting edge practice and ideas for your classroom and beyond.  As a Consortium we ensure that all trainees receive dedicated subject support from our professionals and also the wider student body.  We wish you the best of luck with your studies and look forward to welcoming you to the Consortium family

The University of Huddersfield has a growing reputation as an inspiring, innovative provider of higher education of international renown. Researchers at the University of Huddersfield are dedicated to solving the problems and answering the questions posed by industry, science, and society as a whole.  The University’s research is showcased by world-leading applied research groups in biomedical sciences, engineering and physical sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities.

The University of Huddersfield achieved a Gold Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) award in June 2017. We won the first Global Teaching Excellence Award recognising the University’s commitment to world-class teaching and its success in developing students as independent learners and critical thinkers (Higher Education Academy, 2017). Triple proof of teaching excellence: our staff rank in the top three in England for the proportion who hold doctorates, who have higher degrees, and hold teaching qualifications (HESA 2022). We are joint second for National Teaching Fellowships which mark Britain’s best lecturers in Higher Education, winning a total of 18 since 2008 (2021 data).

Recognised as a leader in enterprise and innovation, the University has been the recipient of the Times Higher Education magazine’s awards for the University of the Year, Entrepreneurial University of the Year, Outstanding Leadership and Management and has been a recipient of numerous Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.  The University has been awarded an overall 5 Star rating from QS Stars, which renders the University’s rating as world-class in Teaching, Employability, Facilities, Innovation, Internationalisation and Inclusiveness. The University annually enrols over 19,000 students to an increasingly multicultural campus that welcomes students from over 120 countries on to a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Find out more about the University of Huddersfield