Barnfield College is pleased to announce that Martin Sim has been appointed as the Interim Principal and CEO from 25 April 2018. Martin was the former Principal and CEO of Salford City College and latterly the Interim Principal of Gateway College, Leicester. He brings a wealth of senior-level experience and FE sector knowledge.
Barnfield College is proudly celebrating the remarkable achievement of one of its Heads of Department. Nominated for NAMSS‘ ‘Inspirational Leader of the Year’ award as part of the Annual Student Services Awards for 2017/2018, Barnfield College’s Head of Tutoring, Student Engagement & Student Services, Beth Taylor, received the noteworthy endorsement of joint first place.
Barnfield College’s Motor Vehicle Department has recently been fortunate enough to receive an impressive gift from Luton Borough Council. The kind donation came in the larger-than-life form of a fully functioning, automatic DAF Truck, worth approximately £20,000.
Barnfield College recently announced it has become the first educational establishment in Bedfordshire to become a Hate Crime Reporting Centre. This exciting announcement has been reported on ITV News Anglia’s 6 o clock broadcast, on 4 January 2018. You can watch the report online at itv.com.
Barnfield College congratulates all students across the country who have achieved their A Level and BTEC results. The College’s own vocational equivalent A Level courses have seen record results this year with more student successfully gaining university or employment options.
Barnfield College launched their Bullying Intervention Group (Barnfield B.I.G) in September 2016 and has now received an award from the National Bullying Intervention Group for excellence in challenging bullying.
Our new part-time prospectus for courses starting from September 2017 onwards is now available. This guide contains information on all available part time courses including; what’s on offer, financing your time at Barnfield, our facilities and how to apply. We hope this helps you to make an informed decision.
Barnfield College is placing both its sites, located on New Bedford Road and Enterprise Way, on the market for sale. All proceeds will be invested into the new build on Bute Street, as outlined in the College’s Three Year Development Plan.
Recently launched, the fully revamped www.barnfield.ac.uk is a leap forward for Barnfield College, in its journey to reclaiming excellence. Part of phase one, the redesign places the user experience at the heart of it, to ensure relevant information is easily accessible from any device or desktop.
Following very regrettable comments made by the Chair of Central Bedfordshire College on broadcast media and the misleading position portrayed by Central Bedfordshire College, the Board of Barnfield College resolved on 7 April 2017 to withdraw from the jointly commissioned feasibility study, as proposed by the Area Review Steering Group.
Barnfield College is celebrating after achieving the Investors in Diversity Standard at Stage 2. The prestigious award is about creating conditions for promoting greater engagement, communication and discussion with the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI).
Barnfield College was delighted to host its annual Higher Education Graduation Ceremony. Held at the New Bedford Road campus, more than 50 students formally graduated in front of family, friends and staff of the College. Access to Higher Education students were also honored as part of the evening.
Under SafeGuard’s initiative to support and educate the general public on safety and protecting the lives of law enforcement and military operatives, the company has recently made another donation to Barnfield College.
Barnfield College is celebrating after winning the award in the ‘Training and Development’ category at the FSB Bedfordshire Business Awards 2016. The Training and Development Award recognises the vast improvements made within the Colleges’ Apprenticeships Services in the last year, having now achieved above sector average for successfully completed apprenticeship programmes.
Students at Barnfield College kept a steady pace, achieving pass rates on a par to 2015. The pass rate for 2015/16 sits at 77.3% for English Languages and 72.4% for maths. The College saw a greater number of enrolments this year, with twice as many students enrolled for English Language and almost triple, for maths.
Barnfield College congratulates all students across the country who have achieved their A Level and BTEC results. Students at the College are celebrating some of their best BTEC achievements this year. One hundred percent pass rates were achieved across courses in art and design, fashion, business, carpentry, plumbing, electrical installation, engineering, music and sport.
Barnfield College’s Nursery, which is situated on the grounds of the New Bedford Road campus, has been rated Outstanding second time in a row, after its Ofsted inspection last month. The report graded the quality and standards of the early year’s provision as outstanding across all areas.
Barnfield College has received an upgrade to ‘requires improvement’ in its latest Ofsted inspection, a year after its ‘inadequate’ rating which had no key strengths. The report highlights positive aspects as well as the improvements required to propel it into higher grading ground.
Barnfield College’s Students Services and the Apprenticeships team have been accredited with the matrix Standard – the nationally recognised quality mark, which assesses the advice and support services organisations provide to support individuals in their selection of career, study and life goals.
On Monday 2 November, representatives from the Royal Navy visited students on the College’s popular Public Services courses. The students took part in a variety of activities starting the day with a presentation about the Navy, roles available and that of a standard working day.
Graduates from Barnfield College’s Higher Education teaching courses collected their certificates at a stunning ceremony at Christ the Cornerstone Church, organised by the University of Bedfordshire on Friday 30 October 2015.