Develop’s training centre, situated in the heart of Bedford, offers a variety of inspiring and engaging courses for both young people and adults of all abilities. Through our fantastic courses and work experience offering, we strive to get our learners enjoying education and wanting to continue onto further courses or into sustainable employment.
We also run projects which take place in Bedford schools. This year we ran the School Mentoring Jumpstart Programme and Careers Inspiration in Schools. Other projects we offer to schools are: Connect and Crack the App.
The Centre’s town centre location means it is easily accessible and within 10 minutes walk from major transport links (Bedford train station and central bus station). It is surrounded by many takeaways, restaurants and shops as well as many of the businesses we work closely with and who offer our learners work experience.
Develop Bedford is a compact and friendly training centre with committed and experienced staff and volunteers. We recognise that our learners have different requirements, ambitions and personal circumstances and have the expertise and determination to support each individual to make a difference to their lives. Our learners do not just sit in a classroom but develop their skills through exploring their surroundings, group work, independent study and real life work experience.