URN: 130597Address: Cauldwell Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 9AH
Following a merger on 28/02/2023, Bedford College will be viewed by Ofsted as a new college for inspection purposes until its first full inspection. Only reports after 28/02/2023 are for the merged college.
Rating and reports
We can inspect further education and skills providers at any time if we have concerns.
Providers judged outstanding are subject to routine inspection. Most providers will be inspected again by September 2025. They may receive monitoring and other visits.
We normally inspect good providers within 5 years. They may receive monitoring and other visits.
We normally inspect providers that require improvement within 12 to 30 months of the publication of their latest full inspection report. They will normally have a monitoring visit before the full inspection.
If they continue to be funded, we normally inspect inadequate providers within 15 months of the publication of their latest full inspection report. They also receive monitoring visits.
A new provider whose monitoring visit report was published by 31 March 2022 will normally receive their first full inspection within 24 months of publication.
A new provider whose monitoring visit report was published after 31 March 2022 will normally receive their first full inspection within 18 months of publication.
We normally give notice up to two working days before the inspection. We can also inspect without notice.
About Bedford College
- Type: General Further Education and Tertiary
- Boarding: Unknown
- Religious character: Does Not Apply
- Local authority: Bedford
LocationView location on Google maps
- Address: Cauldwell Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 9AH
- Region: East of England
Contact details and general enquiries
- Principal: Mr Ian Pryce
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