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What to expect at a Barnfield College Open Event

on October 15, 2021

What actually happens at an open event? You’ll be greeted at the door by our welcoming team who will give you a goody bag filled with everything you need for the event. To help you get around, you’ll get a room list and some flyers to make sure you don’t miss out. Then you’re free

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Jake HarveyWhat to expect at a Barnfield College Open Event

Autumn Open Day

on October 5, 2021
We can't wait for you to explore our campus and facilities. There's no better way to get an insight into life at Barnfield College than at our Autumn Open Day. Join us at New Bedford Road and Enterprise Way campuses on Saturday 6 November from 9:30am - 12:30pm. We can't wait to welcome you onread more
Abbie NorthwoodAutumn Open Day

Skills, knowledge, confidence, job. NEW courses to get you there.

on October 4, 2021
If you’re looking to retrain or upskill towards boosting your job prospects then we’ve got courses starting soon to get you the job. As furlough ends and business start to build back better, there are plenty of opportunities for local people to get the skills, confidence and qualifications needed to get on and get inread more
Abbie NorthwoodSkills, knowledge, confidence, job. NEW courses to get you there.

How to access ProPortal and your full timetable

on September 10, 2021

You can now log in to ProPortal, where you can access your full timetable. Take a look down below for some help logging in to ProPortal. How to access ProPortal To access your full timetable, you can log in to ProPortal using your college email account. You’ll need to follow these steps the first time

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Maureen NwachukwuHow to access ProPortal and your full timetable

Enrolment 2021 FAQs

on August 13, 2021

We know it’s an exciting time of year and you may have some questions about getting started at college, we’ve listed some of the most frequent questions below for your reference. If you still need some support then please feel free to give us a call on 01582 569 569, use the live chat on

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Beth PearsonEnrolment 2021 FAQs

Drop-in Enrolment

on August 11, 2021
Thinking about a fresh start? There's still time for you to secure a place on a course that matches your ambitions!  Whether you've started at sixth form already, changed your mind on your course or are simply still undecided on your next steps then we can help you. It's simple to get started at collegeread more
Abbie NorthwoodDrop-in Enrolment

Clearing 2021

on August 10, 2021

Clearing update – 10 August At Barnfield College we know that students have been working hard on their studies this year. We have a flexible approach to all of our Higher Education students, so we may still be able to offer you a place even if your results were lower than the 32 UCAS points

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Maureen NwachukwuClearing 2021

Apply now and enrol

on August 6, 2021
Thinking about a fresh start? There's still time for you to secure a place on a course that matches your ambitions!  Whether you've started at sixth form or college already, changed your mind on your course or are simply still undecided on your next steps then we can help you. It's simple to get startedread more
Abbie NorthwoodApply now and enrol

Kit and uniform lists 2021

on August 5, 2021

Some of our occupational courses have specific uniform requirements – including branded items. Please click on your relevant course area below to find out more details on how to order your kit, equipment and uniform. Please note: You might be eligible for financial help to pay for required uniform items. Click here to find out more about this

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Beth PearsonKit and uniform lists 2021

What to evidence in your LSF form

on July 21, 2021

If you’re applying to our Learner Support Fund then please take a look below at the evidence that is required as part of the application process. We only require one of the below types of evidence for your application to be considered, however it’s important that the evidence you do submit is dated within four

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Beth PearsonWhat to evidence in your LSF form

How to apply for financial support at College

on July 21, 2021

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 financial support. The following guidelines are to help you complete the Learner Support Fund application. How to apply? You can complete your Learner Support Fund

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Beth PearsonHow to apply for financial support at College

Exam Results for Academic Year 20/21

on July 21, 2021

Barnfield College will be sending all exam results to students via email. These will be sent to your personal email addresses that are on file, details on how to check or update your email can be found below.   Here are the key dates for your diary Tuesday 10th August 2021: Level 3 Results released

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Maureen NwachukwuExam Results for Academic Year 20/21

New £25m campus development – New Bedford Road

on June 10, 2021
Works are well underway on the £25m redevelopment of Barnfield College's New Bedford Road campus in Luton. The college campus will be transformed by the significant investment, which will see the construction of a new four storey, prestigious building – complete with central atrium and modern teaching facilities for further education. In addition to providingread more
Abbie NorthwoodNew £25m campus development – New Bedford Road

Your next steps: A guide for current students

on June 2, 2021

Calling all current students, it’s time to confirm your next steps for September. If you are studying a Level 1, 2 or year 1 of a Level 3 qualification at College, keep an eye on your inbox and the post for information on how you can continue your progression. Over the next few weeks, our

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Beth PearsonYour next steps: A guide for current students

COMING SOON: Coding centre unveiled as part of new build

on May 19, 2021

Learning to code will be a key part of the curriculum of our new state-of-the-art building. Construction work started in January at our New Bedford Road campus, and this month plans for a new industry standard coding and digital zone have been finalised as part of our commitment to supporting local employers and nurturing a

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Beth PearsonCOMING SOON: Coding centre unveiled as part of new build

Barnfield College named bodyshop magazines ‘Educator of the Year 2020’

on April 30, 2021

A changed world in 2020 meant a year of adaptation for students and staff in Barnfield College’s Motor Vehicle department. Students received laptops and new remotely delivered timetables, but what new barriers might this bring for students studying practical courses? Flexible ways of learning were put in place to help all students continue their studies

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Beth PearsonBarnfield College named bodyshop magazines ‘Educator of the Year 2020’

Key contact information for students, parents and carers

on April 23, 2021

If you are looking to talk to a member of staff at the college, please find a list of key contacts below. Students can always contact their tutor in the first instance if they have any questions. Current students and parent/carers If you have any questions, please see the primary contact information below: Safeguarding If

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Abbie NorthwoodKey contact information for students, parents and carers

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

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

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