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Painting pandemonium as Big Trunk Trail prep gets underway

on March 31, 2021

Local artist Jude Chapman is bringing Barnfield College’s Big Trunk Trail elephant to life, after her design was picked by principal Cath Gunn. The ‘Big Trunk Trail’ is a celebration of Luton Town, where businesses and organisations alike can sponsor an elephant and raise money for Keech Hospice Care. Back in 2020, Barnfield College got

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Beth PearsonPainting pandemonium as Big Trunk Trail prep gets underway

Keeping everyone safe

on March 29, 2021

From March 8, full-time students will be returning to on campus learning, here is an overview on how we’re keeping our campuses Covid-secure. Please be aware that we will be contacting all students with any additional relevant information via email in due course.  We are maintaining the Covid-secure measures we have had in place prior

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Beth PearsonKeeping everyone safe

College Update – 29 March 2021

on March 29, 2021

This news story will be updated with further information soon, please check back for further details and keep an eye on our social media channels. College Update – 29 March 2021 All on campus teaching has now resumed, students should follow their usual timetables and contact their tutors if they have any questions. All students

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Beth PearsonCollege Update – 29 March 2021

The future needs you – apply now

on March 18, 2021

A future full of opportunity awaits, it’s time to apply for a course at college and kick-start your journey towards your dream career. Here at West Herts College, we believe that the future needs people just like you and it’s our job to equip you with invaluable skills and experiences that employers are looking for.

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Beth PearsonThe future needs you – apply now

Barnfield College Covid-19 Higher Education Hardship Fund

on February 26, 2021

Financial support has been made available to students studying on a Higher Education course and have suffered financial hardship as a direct result of Covid-19. Those on a University of Bedfordshire degree can also access funding through the University’s hardship fund, please visit the University’s website for more information. The fund will be administered in line

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Beth PearsonBarnfield College Covid-19 Higher Education Hardship Fund

How to prepare for our Digital Open Evening

on February 26, 2021
Welcome to our Digital Open Evening guide, a useful tool to help you to prepare and make the most of the evening. 1. Register for our Digital Open Evening Click here to register to our Digital Open Day and get the links to join straight to your inbox alongside all the important information about the day. Byread more
Beth PearsonHow to prepare for our Digital Open Evening

How to catch up on our Digital Open Evening

on February 5, 2021
On Thursday 4 March we hosted our Digital Open Evening - but don't worry if you couldn't join us! You can now unlock all the content and information by clicking through to our event website here. Don't miss out, and be sure to check out: Principal's welcome Virtual tour Subject specific course talks Flick through ourread more
Abbie NorthwoodHow to catch up on our Digital Open Evening

Campuses closed on Monday 25 January due to adverse weather

on January 24, 2021

Due to the current adverse weather conditions, all campuses will be closed on Monday 25 January. We hope to have our campuses open again soon, we will publish updates here as soon as they are available.

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Abbie NorthwoodCampuses closed on Monday 25 January due to adverse weather

Information for students who are required to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme

on January 21, 2021

Information for students who are required to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme As an EU/EEA/Swiss citizen, if you are already living in the UK or arrived in the UK by 11pm 31 December 2020, you will be eligible to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme. As long as you arrived in the UK by

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Beth PearsonInformation for students who are required to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme

Student Finance: Get ready to apply!

on January 19, 2021
Student Finance: Get ready to apply!                      Find out everything you need to know about student finance before applications open for 2021 to 2022! When can I apply? Applications open in March 2021. You should apply for Student finance as soon as possible to make sure you get your money in time for starting your course.read more
Abbie NorthwoodStudent Finance: Get ready to apply!

Remote Education Statement 2021

on January 17, 2021

Barnfield College – Remote Education Statement Please find below the Remote Education Statement for Barnfield College. Click here to read.

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Aaron CaisleyRemote Education Statement 2021

Looking for an Apprentice?

on January 15, 2021
Barnfield College offers a very broad range of Apprenticeships to local businesses and works in partnership with employers to ensure training programmes are tailored to meet their needs. Boost your business with an Apprentice Hundreds of businesses now have Apprentices joining them to add new skills, add capacity in light of increased workloads or asread more
Beth PearsonLooking for an Apprentice?

How to access Century

on January 15, 2021

We’ve taken our unique approach to improving your English and maths skills and given it an upgrade. You’ll still have the regular guidance of our subject-expert tutors, but with the added assistance of Century – an artificial intelligence system designed for success and personalised to you. For more information about Century and the modules that

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Beth PearsonHow to access Century

Do you want to tell us something?

on January 7, 2021

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?

Key contact information for students, parents and carers

on January 7, 2021

Following the latest Government guidance, please be advised that Barnfield College is now delivering remotely. 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 a vulnerable student who would like

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Abbie NorthwoodKey contact information for students, parents and carers

Getting the most out of online learning

on January 7, 2021

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. Get Ready Prepare To get the most out of your session, plan ahead. Get your kit and

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Abbie NorthwoodGetting the most out of online learning

How to access college remotely

on January 7, 2021

As Barnfield College moves to online delivery, please find below a helpful guide about how to access key services. Microsoft Teams Most 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

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Beth PearsonHow to access college remotely

Exam Update – remaining January exams will not go ahead

on January 6, 2021

Exam Update – remaining January exams will not go ahead Today, 6 January, Pearson – the awarding body for BTEC examinations – has announced that if schools and colleges decide not to offer vocational exams they have agreed with Ofqual and the Department for Education that no student will be disadvantaged. Our priority at the

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Aaron CaisleyExam Update – remaining January exams will not go ahead

January Exams – 5.1.21

on January 5, 2021

You will have seen the address from Government (4 January) announcing further national restrictions, including the closure of schools and colleges. We appreciate a number of students are scheduled to sit exams and the DfE has now confirmed that vocational exams, including BTECs will go ahead in January as planned. We understand the Department for Education,

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Beth PearsonJanuary Exams – 5.1.21

Meet the Tutors: HND Music

on January 4, 2021

We are proud to have a professional team of expert tutors who are passionate about making a difference to the lives and careers of all our students.   Our two main Music tutors come from various musical backgrounds, each with something different to offer our students.   Michael McCabe – HND Music Lecturer   I

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Beth PearsonMeet the Tutors: HND Music

College update – Returning to College in January

on December 19, 2020

College Update – Last updated Thursday 31 December 5pm You may have seen in the news that Government expectations are that schools and colleges will provide rapid testing opportunities for employees and students from early January as part of the measures to clamp down on the spread of the virus.   To provide schools and

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Jake HarveyCollege update – Returning to College in January

Part-time courses starting January 2021

on December 11, 2020

Part-time courses starting January 2021 Browse our wide range of part-time courses starting in January 2021! Whether you want to get ahead at work, change your career path or enjoy some me-time this is the time to level up your skills and achieve your goals. Discover our wide range of courses starting January 2021 and

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Abbie NorthwoodPart-time courses starting January 2021

Application FAQ’s

on December 11, 2020

We’ve put together some of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to applying for a course at Barnfield College. If you can’t find the answer to your question below then please feel free to get in touch when the college reopens on Monday 4 January and our Admissions team will be happy to

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Abbie NorthwoodApplication FAQ’s

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