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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

College Update – 5 January 2021

on January 5, 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 – 5 January 2021 You will have seen the address from Government (4 January) announcing further national restrictions to clamp down on the spread of the virus, including the

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Beth PearsonCollege Update – 5 January 2021

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

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