Student destinations

Successfully completing your higher education course is a huge achievement, and each year at Bedford Corn Exchange we invite students who have shown outstanding achievement to our annual Graduation Ceremony.

Where our students are now...

Higher Education student destinations

After studying a Higher Education course at the College, the majority of our students ended up going onto full-time study or work. Our courses are the perfect way to gain the qualification that you need to pursue your dream career, without all of the university fees.

Source: Bedford College HE student destinations survey 2014-15

Higher education at Bedford College


Many of our courses offer you the opportunity to top-up to a full honours degree by studying for a final year at university. Last year, our students progressed on to universities including:

  • Cardiff University
  • De Montfort University
  • Middlesex University
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Pearson College London
  • Plymouth University
  • Royal Northern College of Music
  • The University of Northampton
  • The University of Manchester
  • University College Birmingham
  • University of Bedfordshire
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of South Wales
  • University of Suffolk
  • University of Westminster


Our students are now working in a wide range of industries for major companies and organisations such as:

  • Vauxhall (General Motors)
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Cranfield University
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group
  • Network Rail
  • B/E Aerospace (UK) Ltd
  • Bedford Hospital (NHS)
  • Bosch Rexroth
  • Cambridgeshire County Council
  • Draeger Medical UK
  • London South Bank University
  • Millbrook Proving Ground
  • Nissan
  • SDC
  • Woburn Safari Park
  • Wyboston Lakes