Future students and applicants information
If you have had your interview and offer letter already you do have a guaranteed place on one of our programmes.
We are committed to ensuring that all students who apply to join us this year will be able to do so. We therefore want to reassure you that you have nothing to worry about with regards to your application onto one of our programmes starting in September 2020.
Follow the simple steps to apply for your place at one of our campuses by visiting the correct website: Bedford College, National College for Motorsport, Shuttleworth College, The Bedford Sixth Form or Tresham College
1. Shortlist your favourite study programmes and attend an Open Day
Visit our courses for the full list, or to pre-register for one of our virtual open days.
2. Apply online
Apply online for your chosen study programme. If you do not have access to a computer you can give us a call, drop us an email or chat with us on line and we can help you.
3. Receive an offer
We will arrange a telephone interview or information, advice and guidance session with you so you can find out more about your course. You will also have the opportunity to chat with a tutor. Who will make you a course offer.
To provide your correct contact details so we can keep in touch with you.
You can apply at anytime
You don't need to wait until your exam results
If you have had your interview and offer letter already you now have a guaranteed place on one of our programmes.
Although the government has announced that GCSE exams will not be going ahead this summer, we are committed to ensuring that all students who apply to join us this year will be able to do so. We want to reassure you that you have nothing to worry about with regards to your application onto one of our courses starting in September 2020.
We want to make sure that the challenges of the current situation will no prevent our current or future students from achieving their full potential and we are with you every step of the way.
During the time that the campuses are closed we will be conducting interviews for applicants over the phone.
Due to the current COVID situation we are unsure if we will be able to invite you in personally to attend our Welcome Days planned for June/ July 2020, this is where you would get a taste of college life, meet your tutors and make new friends. Please do not worry if it is not able to go ahead you will not miss out and we will do something else for you instead.
We will be holding Virtual Open Evenings for you to find out more about our facilities and the subjects you are interested in, online and via our virtual classrooms.
More details can be found on each of the College websites with links to register.
What is a Virtual Open Evening?
Each campus is bringing to you an opportunity where you can visit us from the safety of your own home. You can listen and gather information about our College and chat to tutors in our live ‘virtual classrooms’. We will be hosting a daily Facebook Live welcome by our Principal, Vice Principal or Head, followed by Q & A sessions in our secure virtual classrooms. Our Virtual Open Day information will allow you to access:
A video from our Principal, Ian Pryce or Vice Principals giving an informative talk about the College
Links to all of our subject areas
Information about our facilities
Online application links
Information on the financial support, Travel Bursary, careers advice, additional learning support and more
How do I take part in the Virtual Open Evening?
Step 1. Register for the event/s you wish to attend either in advance or on the day. T
Step 2. Make sure you like or follow us on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram so you receive a notification at the start of the Virtual Open Evenings
Step 3. Go to Facebook Live for a welcome at the start of each event at 3.30pm
Step 4. Stay on our website to watch the video of our Principal telling you more about the College
Step 5. Join our live virtual classrooms to hear from our tutors and ask any questions.
Step 6. Apply online, we would love to have you join us in September!