A world class education

Our Colleges

The Bedford College Group encompasses Bedford College, Shuttleworth College, The Bedford Sixth Form, Tresham College and the National College for Motorsport.

Fantastic facilities

For the Public

Real-life working environments for our students to flourish in. A swimming pool, salon, theatres, restaurants, gyms, galleries and much more to discover.

Develop your career

Working for us

At The Bedford College Group we are always searching for the best talent to support our students achieve their maximum potential.

Find out about our Corporation


The Corporation is responsible for setting our strategic direction and ensuring that the Group delivers excellent outcomes to students and the local communities it serves.

Our Mission

Our primary mission is to support the local and national economy through the promotion, development and delivery of excellent skills training and education.
In addition we seek to promote social inclusion and personal advancement within the local communities we serve.

Our Values

  • Student Focus

    We will seek to achieve a high quality learning experience for every student.

  • High Performance

    We will strive for consistently high levels of performance and continuous improvement in all aspects of our work.

  • Respect, Openness and Honesty

    We will treat everyone with respect, encourage openness and honesty, and recognise each other’s contribution and achievements.

A timeline of major events

Our History

August 2017

Tresham College

Tresham College

Bedford College and Tresham College formally merged on 1 August 2017 to form The Bedford College Group, expanding the Group's provision across Northamptonshire to campuses in Kettering, Corby and Wellingborough.

September 2012

The Bedford
Sixth Form

The Bedford Sixth Form

The Bedford Sixth Form opened its doors in September 2012. Set within the magnificent former Harpur Trust location on Bromham Road, it offers modern resources and facilities in a beautiful Victorian building. Five years on the Sixth Form is one of the largest A-Level centres in the area.

August 2009

Shuttleworth College

Shuttleworth College

In August 2009, Shuttleworth College became part of Bedford College. Set within the stunning location of Old Warden in Biggleswade, the provision was expanded with an exciting range of land-based courses, making full use of the natural resources available such as parkland, a farm, lakes and woodland.

April 1992


Bedford College

After achieving independent status from local education authorities, Bedford College was formed as a Further Education Institute to concentrate on provision within this sector, remaining at its original home at Cauldwell Street.