My Higher Education application

Beginning higher education study is a great way to continue your learning after school or college to put you on the right track to your dream career. Use the links to find about your next step and joining us in September…

  • Find the right course for you – we have a huge range of higher education courses available, so take a look for yourself and see what interests you

  • Find out more about what Bedford College can offer you by attending an Open Day – they’re a great way to learn more about our courses, meet our tutors and see our great facilities for yourself. Find out more about our next event and to register your attendance.

  • There are several ways to apply for a higher education course, so check your application route to find out how to apply. If you apply through UCAS you’ll need to have applied online at www.ucas.com by 15 January. Some courses allow you to apply direct to Bedford College, in which case you can apply online by finding your course of choice and clicking the apply button – you will be able to apply this way from May each year.

  • After you’ve applied for a course you’ll be invited to attend an interview, where you’ll meet with one of our tutors to check that you are suited to the course and to answer any questions you may have. You’ll then be notified of the outcome of your application either by the College or by UCAS, depending on your method of application. This notification will explain what you need to do next if you have been offered a place on your course.

Enrolment
In early August you’ll receive information through the post about what you’ll need to do to enrol as a Bedford College student. It’s important that you receive this information, so if you have changed your address since you first applied please send your updated details to highereducation@bedford.ac.uk as soon as possible.

The enrolment day is essential for registering as a Bedford College student, so you’ll need to bring a valid form of ID (such as your passport or a photo driving licence). You’ll also need to confirm how you are paying your course fees, so it’s important that you bring your Student Loans Company letter or other payment methods.

Welcome Day
You will also be invited to attend a welcome event, which will give you the opportunity to visit our campus, meet your tutors, get to know your classmates and find out what you’ll be studying in the coming year. This will be your first taste of life as a Bedford College student, so it’s the perfect way to find out exactly what you can expect when your course begins.

Your results
The day you receive your exam results is one of the biggest milestones leading up to your first day of higher education study at Bedford College – it’s an important step in confirming you can begin your course in September, but be reassured that even if you do not get your expected grades a place may still be available for you.

If you get your results and they’re not quite what you imagined they’d be, don’t panic: we still may be able to offer you a place.

Check your UCAS Track page first to see if a decision has been made on your application, as we could possibly have already accepted your place even if you haven’t got the required grades. If not then contact our Higher Education admissions team as soon as you can by calling 01234 291049 or emailing highereducation@bedford.ac.uk.