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Enrolment 2023

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Our enrolment process is designed to ensure you are enrolled on to the right subject at the right level for you.

We have written this guide to provide answers to some of the questions you may have about the enrolment process and information about what you will be expected to provide on the day.

If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our Customer Contact Centre via Live Chat on our website, or by phone on 0345 658 8990.

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Stages of Enrolment

There are four simple steps to enrolment, they are as follows:

  1. On Thursday 24 August you will receive your online enrolment link
  2. Complete the form uploading your results, ID and proof of identity
  3. Attend your in person enrolment slot on either Friday 25 August or Tuesday 29 August
  4. Leave with all your timetable information ready to start w/c 4 September.

What happens next

1: GCSE Results Day

Upload your results, ID and photo.

2. You will soon be a student

Attend your enrolment meeting at the Sixth Form.

3. Term starts

Term starts on Monday 4 September 2023. We look forward to welcoming you!

Frequently asked questions

1. When can I enrol onto my course?

Our enrolment process begins on-site from Friday 25 August 2023.

If you have accepted a conditional offer with us, you will have already received an invitation by email to make an appointment for enrolment on either Friday 25 August or Tuesday 29 August.

We are expecting to be busy so please book early to get the day that is most convenient for you.

2. Where do I go to enrol?

The Bedford Sixth Form is on Bromham Road in Bedford, only a short walk from the bus station. The postcode is MK40 2BS. Parking on-site is limited, but there are several public car parks close by.

  • When you arrive, please enter via the main reception
  • You will be directed through to the Grand Hall to meet with an enrolment tutor
  • When you have finished, you will leave via the student entrance at the opposite end of the building.
3. What happens at my enrolment meeting?

You will meet with an enrolment tutor who will check through your GCSE grades and discuss with you the subjects that you have chosen.

Once they are happy that you have selected an appropriate programme, and confirmed that the subject choices can be taken as a combination, they will complete an enrolment form with you.

4. What do I need to do before attending my enrolment appointment?

You will receive an email containing a link to a form where you will be able to complete the following steps:

  1. Enter your name and email address
  2. Upload your proof of qualifications and your GCSE English and maths results
  3. Upload a photo of yourself
  4. Upload proof of ID
  5. Sign the declaration

The photograph you provide will be used for your Student ID badge for the year. It should be a recent photo, a true likeness and fit the following criteria:

  • Passport photo size
  • JPG format and 5mb maximum
  • In full colour
  • On a plain background
  • You should be facing forward and looking straight at the camera
  • Your eyes should be open, visible, and free from reflection or glare from glasses (no sunglasses)
  • Should not contain other objects, people or animals
  • No hats or caps (unless it is for religious or medical reasons)
  • No sticking out tongue and/or pulling faces
  • No filters/effects applied

For more support, see our video guide

5. What do I do if I can't upload my photo or qualifications?

If you are struggling with accessing the system or have problems with any of the steps involved, please contact our Customer Contact Centre via Live Chat on our website or email and we will help you complete your enrolment.

6. What if I don't get the results I expected?

So long as you have met the standard entry requirements to be a student at The Bedford Sixth Form, we will give you advice during your enrolment meeting to help you enrol on to a programme that is suitable for you. Our standard entry requirements can be found here:

If you have missed out on our standard entry requirements, our GCSE Foundation Programme may be suitable for you and we will happily discuss this with you at your enrolment meeting.

As part of The Bedford College Group, we can also help you consider courses available at other sites.

7. Are there are any extra costs associated with my course?

Details about any costs for equipment, uniforms, trips and visits etc., can be found on our website:

8. How do I apply for financial support?

The Bedford Sixth Form offers a range of financial support through our 16-19 bursaries to help young people where household income is £37,500 or less. Students must be aged 16-18 on 31 August 2023. For further information on the financial support available, please visit:

We have five bursary schemes:

  • Course Cost Bursary
  • Discretionary Hardship Bursary
  • Meals Bursary
  • Travel Bursary
  • Vulnerable Learner Bursary

For further information on the support available and how to apply, please email

9. How do I find out about the Academic Excellence Bursary?

You may qualify for this £2,000 bursary if you achieve five GCSEs grade 7 and above including English Language and maths. You will need to study our full-time A-Level (or equivalent Level 3) programme. This bursary is not means tested and the £2,000 is paid over two years, subject to meeting our terms and conditions. We will check your eligibility as part of your enrolment meeting.

The registration for the bursary is not the same as your enrolment at the Sixth Form.

Please use this link to register or login to see your bursary status:

10. Who can I contact if I still have questions about my enrolment or application?

Just have a chat with us via Live Chat on our website or email and we will be happy to help answer any queries you have.