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New campus, new opportunities – now open

on June 10, 2021
It's time. The works are complete on our £25m redevelopment of New Bedford Road campus. And guess what, you're invited to come and take a look around.  We're open Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5pm for prospective students to explore the state-of-the-art new facilities and see first hand what makes this campus the place toread more
Abbie NorthwoodNew campus, new opportunities – now open

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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Aaron CaisleyCOMING SOON: Coding centre unveiled as part of new build

Watch now: What are T Levels?

on May 13, 2021
Find out about T Levels from students, teachers, careers leaders, employers and a university representative. This 6-minute film explains what makes T Levels different from existing post-GCSE choices and who they will suit. T Levels are a new qualification that follows GCSEs and are equivalent to studying 3 A Levels, they give you a head startread more
Abbie NorthwoodWatch now: What are T Levels?

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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Aaron CaisleyBarnfield 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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Aaron CaisleyPainting pandemonium as Big Trunk Trail prep gets underway

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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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
Aaron CaisleyLooking 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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Aaron CaisleyHow to access Century

Meet the Music Tutors

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 tutors come from various backgrounds, each with something different to offer our students. Meet our Music Tutors. Michael McCabe Music Lecturer   I have been teaching forread more
Aaron CaisleyMeet the Music Tutors

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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Aaron CaisleyThe Big Trunk Trail is coming to Luton!

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

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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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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Aaron CaisleyFormer 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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Aaron CaisleyHatter’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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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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Aaron CaisleyStudents 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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Aaron CaisleyBarnfield College Beauty student secures work with Champneys Spa

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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Aaron CaisleyFormer student gains position at CAA (Creative Arts Agency)

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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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
Aaron CaisleyStudents create special effects in ‘amazing’ prop production masterclass

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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Aaron CaisleyStudent wins award in Farécla Bonnet Competition