All Central Bedfordshire College campuses open under covid-secure plans

Our students are at the heart of our community and during these strange and uncertain times, here at Central Bedfordshire College we are doing everything we can to support and help students achieve their dreams.

We are now open and ready for the new academic year. We have taken all the necessary precautions to ensure your safety as a student, staff or visitor. This includes safe social distancing whilst on-site, sanitisation stations throughout the campus and limiting the numbers of individuals on campus at any given time.

Watch our Digital Welcome Pack to find out more. 

  • The college has prepared a full risk assessment, action plan, and implemented associated measures to ensure we comply with government guidelines both as an employer and as an education setting. We are also closely following guidelines for other sectors where our specialist facilities meet those requirements and working closely with awarding bodies to ensure that practical assessments can be modified where possible to limit the time required on site.

    Whilst we have taken significant steps to adapt how we work, we will be reminding everyone who enters our site of the role we all have in ensuring safety on site. In this regard, everyone on-site will be asked to:

    • Comply with our social distancing requirements
    • Wash / sanitise their hands regularly
    • Cough / sneeze into a tissue or their elbow, appropriately disposing of tissues after use
    • Follow staff instructions carefully

  • We are now open.


    Where can I find your college safety guidelines?

    What do I need to know before I come back into college at any site?

Important Documents

College Covid-19 Risk Assessment

On Site Guidance

Staff Induction Guidelines

Student Induction Guidelines

Student Guidelines

September 2020 - looking forward

Our campuses are open and in operation in accordance with government guidelines. As part of our planning to ensure your learning is undisrupted and you recieve the high-quality and safe education we are known to provide, we have:

  • Developed a covid-secure enrolment process to esur eyour safety at all times
  • Considered flexible timetabling – including models which maximise blended learning (should this become a requirement) and ensuring that any site work is focussed on those practical skills which are not easily replicated on line, if it is allowable within government guidelines
  • Produced alternative plans so we are quickly able to respond to government guidance which we expect to change at various times throughout the year
  • Ensured students have access to IT at home
  • Invested further in our virtual learning systems and materials

We are conscious that college is very much a time to make new friends, that our events, freshers' fairs, trips, employer events, enrichment, tutorials and guest speakers are very much part of what makes your time at college an enjoyable and rounded experience.

We are working hard to ensure you have access to these.

Information for current students

  • Yes, all of our teams are now back on campus and fully accessible (whilst observing social distancing, face-to-face appointments may be limited).

    If you need to contact our Student Services Team, go to the recepiton desk at any campus or call: 01582 477 776.

    You can access our careers team at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. They're based in the LRC at our Dunstable campus, but also based one day a week at our other campuses. Email them to find out more and to arrange a meeting.

  • If you feel unwell, please notify your tutor.

    If you have symptoms of Coronavirus you must self-isolate for 10 days as per Government guidelines. You must also arrange to have a test to confirm whether you have the virus or not. This can be done via the NHS website.

    If your symptoms do not improve after 10 days, you must contact the NHS non-emergency team by calling 111.

  • Tutors can be reached via your college email.

  • The latest guidance for colleges is that face coverings are mandatory in public areas (all areas excluding teaching spaces), in geographies/areas with high rates of infection. We are not operating in an area of high infection rate such as Leicester. Therefore, guidance remains that face coverings are encouraged but not mandatory. If you choose to wear a face mask/covering, it is important to use face coverings properly and wash your hands before putting them on and after taking them off. Face masks should only cover the mouth and nose.

Information for Central Bedfordshire College applicants:

  • Yes, we are still accepting online applications for our courses. With the GCSE grading situation having left many uncertain about what their next steps will be, we will guarantee a place on a course for all applicants. And though this might sometimes mean ending up on a different level or even course to the one you’ve applied to, we will absolutely help you begin your journey towards your dream career

    Our Admissions Team will process your application and you will receive email confirmation of your place.

    You may be contacted via telephone by a course tutor to discuss your application. Once the college is open you will be invited for a tour and meet the tutor of your chosen course.

  • Please continue with any school work you are being given to ensure you are ready for your next step into college.

    We will stay in touch with you throughout the year via email or telephone to inform you of the enrolment process.

    If you have any questions regarding your place at college - you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • You can have a tour of the building by contacting the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who can book you in for a time and date that is suited to you. Please bear in mind that with social distancing mandatory, group tours may be impacted.

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    Of course!

    Email our Admissions Team and they will be in touch with the new details for the course that you want to study.

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