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

on July 29, 2020

Last updated 29.7.20 With Covid-19 restrictions currently continuing in Luton, we wanted to reassure you that if they are still in place in September we’ll be able to provide you with everything you need to join the College, start your course on time, and achieve your qualifications as planned. The qualifications you will achieve at

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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

Why Study an AAT Course?

on January 29, 2020

Our AAT courses could put you on the right path for a rich and rewarding career. AAT is a globally recognised qualification that puts you in the best position to progress onto a career in accountancy, bookkeeping or business. According to the 2019 AAT Salary Survey, students now start their career with an impressive average

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Jake HarveyWhy Study an AAT Course?

Students receive Travel and Aviation Workshop from TUI and LLA Employees

on January 20, 2020

Barnfield College Students got an exclusive insight into the travel and aviation sector by visitors from TUI and Luton Airport. Bappi Ali and Kirsty Stonnell from TUI Group presented an informative and proactive workshop to students on how they approach and deliver their apprenticeship schemes. Bappi, from TUI’s Careers department, said: “We wanted to show

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Jake HarveyStudents receive Travel and Aviation Workshop from TUI and LLA Employees

Barnfield College Beauty student secures work with Champneys Spa

on January 15, 2020

Level 2 Beauty Therapy student Isabella has been offered a part-time job at Champneys Spa in Henlow following a successful work placement. Isabella, who started studying at Barnfield College last September, is the first Level 2 student to secure a job offer with Champneys. Beauty Therapy tutor Rebecca explains: “This is a real achievement for

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Beth PearsonBarnfield College Beauty student secures work with Champneys Spa

Course Introduction Meeting

on January 15, 2020

You might have heard about a Course Introduction Meeting as part of the application process to Barnfield College; simply take this is a chance for you to come and find out all about life at college and hear directly from our tutors. Update: With the on-going developments regarding Coronavirus, please be advised that all Course

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Kathryn SpencerCourse Introduction Meeting

Former student gains position at CAA (Creative Arts Agency)

on January 10, 2020

Congratulations to Harrison Jones, a former Barnfield College student who has been accepted for a position at CAA (Creative Arts Agency). CAA is a talent agency that has represented a whole host of well-known music artists, including the likes of Ariana Grande and Jason Derulo. Describing his time at Barnfield college as a “vital step”

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Kathryn SpencerFormer student gains position at CAA (Creative Arts Agency)

What to expect at a Barnfield College Open Event

on January 10, 2020

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

What is an HND?

on December 13, 2019

Why study an HND? An HND is the academic equivalent to the second year of a Bachelors degree. It takes two years of full-time study to complete and is designed to equip you with the skills relevant to your chosen career. HNDs are focused on ‘learning by doing’ to gain and develop hands-on skills ready

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Jake HarveyWhat is an HND?

UCAS Deadline: 15 January 2020

on December 10, 2019
The deadline for UCAS applications is 15 January 2020 at 6pm for courses starting in 2020 (and for deferred applications). Start thinking about what you can achieve next year and apply now. We can offer all of our students and applicants support with their decisions on Higher Education, to help we’ve pulled out all of the key information below.read more
Jake HarveyUCAS Deadline: 15 January 2020

Students create special effects in ‘amazing’ prop production masterclass

on December 4, 2019
London-based prop production company, Bentley Advanced Materials, visited Barnfield College yesterday to host a fantastic masterclass to a range of our students. Throughout the masterclass, Hair, Beauty, Media and Art and Design students were introduced to industry standard materials from Bentley Advance Materials, which is heavily involved in special effects used in Hollywood blockbusters. Studentsread more
Jake HarveyStudents create special effects in ‘amazing’ prop production masterclass

CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT – FIND OUT MORE AND HAVE YOUR SAY

on October 29, 2019

If you couldn’t join us for our public consultation event at New Bedford Road on Saturday 9 November, you can still find out more and have your say: Monday 11 – Wednesday 13 November: – The exhibition boards are on display in campus reception at New Bedford Road – along with feedback forms Until 5pm

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Jake HarveyCAMPUS DEVELOPMENT – FIND OUT MORE AND HAVE YOUR SAY

Student wins award in Farécla Bonnet Competition

on October 23, 2019

Body & Paint student Vlad Iliev has won the Best Media Entry in the Farécla Apprentice & Student Bonnet Painting Competition 2019. Vlad was commended for his work in planning and creating a video that documented the production of his bonnet artwork. He won a GoPro and Farécla polishing materials. On the search for the

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Jake HarveyStudent wins award in Farécla Bonnet Competition

Barnfield College Graduation 2019

on October 7, 2019

Barnfield College attended the annual West Herts College Group Graduation, celebrating the fantastic achievements of their Foundation degree, HND and CIPD students. This was the first year Barnfield students joined the graduation ceremony. Kaia Burrows, HND Music graduate said “Collaborating with Barnfield College to celebrate our achievements together was a lovely idea. I had such

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Jake HarveyBarnfield College Graduation 2019