Student support

Whether you’re returning to education after a break, or coming to us straight from school or college, benefit from award-winning advice and support on an individual level…

Student support

Award-winning support

At Bedford College, we want you to make the most of your journey with us – which is why we’re dedicated to providing you with the best advice and information. Our Student Services team is proud to hold the Matrix quality standard, awarded in recognition of the professionalism and quality of our support and guidance.

Personal Achievement Tutors

As a higher education student at our College you’ll have a Personal Achievement Tutor to provide expert guidance with your learning – offering a level of support that’s hard to find at university. Available to talk in person or via email and Moodle (our online student portal), your Personal Achievement Tutor is there to help you perform at your very best.

Learning Resources Centre

The Learning Resources Centres are the main study centres for students, with books, journals and DVDs as well as a wide variety of e-books and e-resources. Qualified and experienced learning resources staff are available to give help and advice on finding all the resources you need, and there is also a range of helpful information on Moodle’s learning resources page.


How you feel can have a huge impact on how you work – at Bedford College, we don’t want your personal wellbeing to get in the way of achieving success, so should you ever need to talk to someone confidentially about issues in your private or College life we have a dedicated counselling service where our trained staff are ready to help.

Financial support

With a constantly changing world of fees and funding rules for higher education, we know it can be difficult to understand exactly what financial support is available to you and how to access it. Thankfully, our student finance team are on hand to provide help and advice. Find out more.

Careers advice

Our focus is the same as yours – firmly on your career. From help with applications to information on your job options, our expert careers advisers are available from before you join us, right up until the end of your journey here, providing the impartial guidance you need to make the right choices about your course and future career path.

Small class sizes

Thanks to small class sizes of around just 15 students per class you’ll also benefit from more face-to-face contact time with our expert tutors.

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Additional support

Support for students with an identified learning difficulty and/or disability is provided through the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA), further information can be found at Our dedicated team can provide support and guidance when applying for DSA. No matter what your individual learning needs may be, we aim to ensure that the Bedford College higher education experience is accessible to you. For further information on additional support click here

Student voice

Your views matter, so at Bedford College we make sure they’re heard. Whether it’s becoming a student governor, student course representative or taking part in student voice groups that aim to canvas your opinion, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved with student life.

Students’ Union

If you’re enrolled on a course that’s accredited by the University of Bedfordshire you’ll also have access to the Beds Students’ Union (Beds SU) visit to find out about all the benefits available to you. If your course is accredited by The University of Northampton you will automatically be part of their Students’ Union. To find out more visit:

For more information on the help and support offered by our Student Services team, or to speak to one of our advisers, call our help desk on 01234 291934 or email us.

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