B&FC Students Achieve No.1 Success in Official Rankings

Published: Wednesday 22 April 2015

Blackpool and The Fylde College and its 22,157 students are celebrating being ranked No.1 for success in England for all age and all levels of qualifications.

With a 92.9% overall success rate, Blackpool and The Fylde College tops the table of the 218 general FE and tertiary colleges in England and is significantly ahead of the 83.6% national average. The Skills Funding Agency national success rate tables ranks the number of students that a college has supported in achieving their qualifications last year.

Bev Robinson, Principal and Chief Executive at Blackpool and The Fylde College, welcomed the news:

"We are delighted to be named as the highest performing GFEC in England for student success. At B&FC we work in partnership with employers to ensure that the provision which we offer meets the needs of industry and delivers sustainable employment opportunities for our students.  This combined with a highly committed and passionate staff team clearly focussed on learning, teaching and assessment motivates students to achieve the best possible outcomes.”

Staff, family, friends and employers are hugely proud of the hard work and dedication of the students, whose success is attributed to their vital support.

Blackpool and The Fylde College has an excellent graduate to employment record which means that the local economy is now benefitting from the home grown talent, with its associated skills, knowledge and experience effectively driving forward the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership’s vision for the region.

The Ofsted Grade 1 ‘Outstanding’ college goes from strength to strength, offering existing and potential students of all ages and levels the opportunity to study and achieve their career goals close to home.

Table – Lancashire-based college rankings

College Name Success Rate %
Blackpool and The Fylde College 92.9
Runshaw College 91.5
Accrington & Rossendale College 90.2
Nelson & Colne College 90.2
Burnley College 89.2
Blackburn College 88.1
Blackpool Sixth Form College 87.9
Preston’s College 86.7

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