How to apply

How to apply

Follow these simple steps to apply for your place at Bedford College or Shuttleworth 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 open days here.

2. Apply online

Apply online for your chosen study programme. If you do not have access to a computer you can make an application at our Cauldwell Street campus. 

3. Receive an offer

You will be invited in for an interview or information, advice and guidance session to find out more about your course. You will also have the opportunity to meet your tutor. You will leave with a course offer. Please download our useful guide here to help you prepare for your telephone interviews. 

4. Attend your Welcome Day

You will be invited to attend a Welcome Day on Tuesday 30 June 2020 where you will get a taste of college life, meet your tutors and make new friends. Please note: we are closely monitoring the current COVID-19 situation so this date may be subject to change. 

5. Enrolment

You will be invited to enrol onto your study programme between Friday 21 August 2020 and Friday 4 September 2020. Although the government has announced that 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 therefore want to reassure you that that you have nothing to worry about with regards to applying for one one of our programmes starting in September 2020. We are committed to ensuring that the challenges of the current situation will not prevent our future students from achieving their full potential, we are with you every step of the way.

6. Start your study programme

Our term begins on Monday 14 September 2020.

Read our Further Education & Apprenticeships Admissions Policy on our Downloads page (under the 'Policies & Procedures' tab).

Don't forget
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.

Please note
We do not give priority to applications from pupils enrolled at particular schools.

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