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Extra Support and Tuition Fund

on November 24, 2020

Extra Support and Tuition Fund For the 2020/2021 academic year the College is in receipt of funding to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19). The funding is provided to enable small group tuition for students who will benefit most from additional time with teachers. The additional learning will focus primarily on English,

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Jake HarveyExtra Support and Tuition Fund

A message from the Principal: College campuses remain open as planned

on November 3, 2020
I want to confirm that – in line with the latest Government guidance – College campuses remain open for students at all levels, with course timetables running as planned. If there is any change to this we will always contact those affected directly. Throughout these testing times we are encouraging all our students to remain focused onread more
Abbie NorthwoodA message from the Principal: College campuses remain open as planned

The Big Trunk Trail is coming to Luton!

on November 2, 2020

In the summer of 2021, The Big Trunk Trail will arrive in town – the biggest, most unique outdoor art event Luton’s ever seen. At least 30 vibrant, beautifully decorated elephants will be placed around the town’s key landmarks. This fantastic event ‘The Big Trunk Trail’ is being brought to Luton by Keech Hospice Care

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Jake HarveyThe Big Trunk Trail is coming to Luton!

Autumn Virtual Open Day

on October 12, 2020
Autumn Virtual Open Day Saturday 21 November - 10am - 2pm Discover your next steps after school with our Virtual Autumn Open Day. This year our open events will be available on online. You’ll be able to find out more about your options after your GCSEs, take a virtual tour, chat to tutors and see ourread more
Abbie NorthwoodAutumn Virtual Open Day

There’s still time

on October 12, 2020
Changed your mind? There's still time to enrol at Barnfield College. Term is underway but there's still time to secure your place at college. Drop in to one of our New Bedford Road and Enterprise Way campuses between 10am - 4pm as soon as you can to secure your place as soon as possible.  Ifread more
Abbie NorthwoodThere’s still time

SEMLEP launches initiative to support employment

on October 9, 2020
SEMLEP launches initiative to support employment A new initiative to support local people who are at risk of redundancy begins. The Define Your Career campaign helps individuals to access fully funded employment information and support. This World Mental Health Day, SEMLEP is encouraging individuals to take action and define their careers. Recognising the detrimental effectsread more
Abbie NorthwoodSEMLEP launches initiative to support employment

Live Enrichment – Get involved now

on October 6, 2020
Be part of fun with our full schedule of live virtual activities now started! Explore the full schedule of virtual events and activities to get involved with on the 'Enrichment Live' section on Canvas now. Once you've decided which event or activity you would like to get involved with just press book now and fillread more
Abbie NorthwoodLive Enrichment – Get involved now

New £1000 bonus for employers recruiting apprentices

on September 17, 2020

New £1000 bonus for employers recruiting apprentices Apprenticeships programmes give employees a chance to progress towards a qualification through work, and enable them to gain the skills they need to help them succeed in their chosen industry. Apprenticeships are a fantastic opportunity for both apprentice and employer. As an employer, you can get further help

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Jake HarveyNew £1000 bonus for employers recruiting apprentices

Virtual – Autumn Open Day 2020

on September 16, 2020

Discover your next steps after school with our Autumn Open Day. This year our open events will be available online. Our Open Day will be on Saturday 21 November 2020. Find out more about your options after your GCSEs, take a virtual tour, chat to tutors and see our amazing facilities. Make sure to check

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Jake HarveyVirtual – Autumn Open Day 2020

How to access ProPortal and your timetable

on September 6, 2020

How to access ProPortal To access your full timetable, you can log in to ProPortal using your college email account. How to log in to your ProPortal account and access your full timetable  1. Activate your college account To get access to your ProPortal account, the first thing you’ll need to do is create a

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Abbie NorthwoodHow to access ProPortal and your timetable

Enrolment at College

on August 21, 2020

We’re enrolling now! We understand that this year has been a difficult time with all the confusion surrounding young people’s GCSE achievements. We believe it is extremely important that all school leavers are able to progress to their chosen College course with certainty and without delay. Let us know your best GCSE grades – whether they

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Abbie NorthwoodEnrolment at College

Learner Support Fund 2020/21

on August 20, 2020

Learner Support Fund 2020/21 The College has financial support available to help students with the costs of coming to College. If your household income is less than £35,500 you could be eligible to access this funding. The following guidelines are to help you complete the Learner Support Fund application How to apply? You can complete

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Abbie NorthwoodLearner Support Fund 2020/21

A message from the Principal: The start of term and the latest Coronavirus guidance

on August 13, 2020
We are encouraging all our students at all levels to remain focused on their long-term goals. The qualifications you achieve at College will be so important to your future – more than ever while the country recovers from the pandemic – and we have made all of the preparations necessary for you to continue withread more
Beth PearsonA message from the Principal: The start of term and the latest Coronavirus guidance

Expecting Qualification or Exams Results

on July 27, 2020

Awarding Bodies will be releasing results between 27 July and 20 August.  The College will share results with students via email as they are made available by the awarding bodies. Key dates for exam results are listed below. Thursday 13 August – All Level 3 results (BTEC, UAL, CACHE) Thursday 20 August – GCSE results, and

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Beth PearsonExpecting Qualification or Exams Results

How to secure your place at Barnfield College

on July 24, 2020

It’s now time to get excited about joining us at Barnfield College, this year we’re providing you with the opportunity to enrol online or on campus. GCSE Results Day – 20 August After collecting your results on Thursday 20 August, you’ll be able to enrol online or on campus. If you’ve applied to study with

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Beth PearsonHow to secure your place at Barnfield College

Getting ready for the new term

on June 23, 2020

Our campuses are now open again, with select students busy finishing off their qualifications. We’re excited to see you in September and can’t wait to show you around. Staff have been working to ensure our students can safely access our facilities. If you’ve applied and received your offer of a place then you’ll hear more

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Beth PearsonGetting ready for the new term

Your future. Guaranteed.

on June 22, 2020

  It’s time to take control of your future. A place at Barnfield College can unlock outstanding future opportunities, be it a place at university, an apprenticeship or the most exciting first jobs in your chosen sector. We believe students who come to us with the right attitude, a desire to learn and dedication to

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Jake HarveyYour future. Guaranteed.

GAP website

on June 1, 2020

Whilst students are studying at home, our GAP website has been developed into an excellent hub of resources for current and future Barnfield College students and apprentices. The site now hosts a collection of online resources on topics ranging from wellness, to study tips, to employability information. There is also a great selection of leisure

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Abbie NorthwoodGAP website

Virtual Open Day

on May 6, 2020

Visit our Virtual Open Day on Thursday 21 May from 3pm to 6pm, What to expect Our Virtual Open Day is the perfect opportunity to find out everything about your course, college life and joining us in September. Explore our campuses Take a virtual tour of our state of the art campuses, explore our buildings

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Jake HarveyVirtual Open Day

Qualification outcomes for Summer 2020

on April 27, 2020

You may be aware that the Government and Ofqual are currently in consultation with awarding bodies on how best to award grades to students due to complete their qualifications this summer. This consultation is due to finish on 8 May, with guidance for Colleges to follow soon after. The College will follow the guidance set

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Jake HarveyQualification outcomes for Summer 2020

Getting the most out of online learning

on April 1, 2020

It is important to remember that while working remotely you will continue to develop the skills you need to progress to your next step. So here’s our guide to help you get the most out of your remote learning.

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Abbie NorthwoodGetting the most out of online learning

Do you want to tell us something?

on March 25, 2020

Attending college whilst remaining at home is new for all of our students. We understand that adapting to this new way of studying will take time. If you would like to speak to someone regarding the new processes or if you are experiences any difficulties with your course please contact our Quality team by e-mailing

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Beth PearsonDo you want to tell us something?

Assessment and Exam Update

on March 23, 2020

Following Government guidance around college/school closures and exam postponements, it is understandable for students to have questions about their next academic steps. The College remains committed to supporting students to progress to their desired destination. As the Department for Education and awarding bodies work towards a solution, we will be keeping a close eye on

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Jake HarveyAssessment and Exam Update

How to access remote learning services

on March 20, 2020

As Barnfield College moves to online delivery, please find below a helpful guide about how to access key services. Microsoft TeamsMost of your tutor staff will be delivering classes via Microsoft Teams from Monday, please click here to open the application. How to access Microsoft Teams 1. Once you have clicked the above link to the Microsoft

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Beth PearsonHow to access remote learning services

Coronavirus guidance for students and staff

on March 19, 2020

Latest advice as of 24 March Following the latest Government guidance, please be advised that Barnfield College is now closed. We are continuing to follow guidance set out by Government and we will keep you up to date with any further developments. If you are a key worker and parent/carer of a current student, or

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Abbie NorthwoodCoronavirus guidance for students and staff

Coronavirus Update: We’re rearranging Course Introduction Meetings

on March 19, 2020

With the on-going developments regarding Coronavirus, please be advised that all Course Introduction Meetings at both Barnfield College campuses are being postponed. We will be in touch as and when updates are made available so we can arrange for you to visit us. If you have a Course Introduction Meeting booked for Wednesday 25 March,

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Beth PearsonCoronavirus Update: We’re rearranging Course Introduction Meetings

Former Barnfield College student delivers dessert masterclass

on March 16, 2020

On Monday, Level 2 catering students at Barnfield College enjoyed a fantastic masterclass from Andy Ditchfield, the official pastry chef of the house of commons. Students were given the lowdown on life within the catering industry, and received fantastic insight into the life of a professional dessert chef. Andy, who was a Barnfield College student

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Jake HarveyFormer Barnfield College student delivers dessert masterclass

Hatter’s Heritage Roadshow heads to Barnfield College

on March 12, 2020

Last week Barnfield College hosted the Family Roadshow organised by historical society, Hatters Heritage, who are bringing together Luton Town FC fans through vintage artwork and merchandise. The event was attended by more than 75 Lutonians, keen to share their iconic orange memorabilia. Craig Billington, a member of the work experience team at Barnfield College

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Jake HarveyHatter’s Heritage Roadshow heads to Barnfield College