Student support

Student support

We know that college isn’t your whole life, but that doesn’t mean we can’t help – benefit from award-winning advice and support in everything from your future career to your personal wellbeing.

Academic support

We know that assignments or exams can seem intimidating, which is why our study programme tutors ensure that you feel as comfortable as possible when preparing for and completing any academic assessments on your chosen programme.


Your wellbeing can affect your learning. Should you ever need to talk to someone confidentially about issues in your private or College life, our Student Services team are here to help. We also offer a dedicated counselling service with trained members of staff.

Financial advice

Money matters shouldn’t stop you coming to College, which is why our Student Finance team are available to advise you on sources of financial help including any grants, bursaries or support funds that might be available to you.

Additional support

If you have an identified Learning Difficulty and/or Disability our Additional Support team are on hand to ensure that your individual learning needs are met. They can help you with everything from developing assignment skills and providing specialist equipment to specialist support for students on the autistic spectrum or are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Call or email our team on 01234 291905 or at to find out how they can help.

Help and advice you can trust

The Student Services team at Bedford College are proud to have held the Matrix quality standard since 2004 – awarded in recognition of the professionalism and quality of our support and guidance. Matrix is an independent framework for all organisations to measure and assess the information and services they provide.

Careers advice

Our focus is the same as yours – firmly on your career. From help with applications to information on your job options in work, training and higher education, 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.  Find out more.