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This month we are shining the spotlight on degrees

  • Degrees at B&FC

    Degree on your bucket list? It's time to make it happen.

    Take the next step
  • Financial Support for Degrees

    Student Loans, Bursaries and more.

    Count on us
  • Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs)

    Stand out from the crowd with an HTQ.

    Aim high

The enthusiasm of the staff is infectious. The facilities and equipment here are in a class of their own, giving me hands-on experience with the kit I will go on to use in industry.
Jonathan Schofield, BSc (Hons) Software Engineering (Game Development)
There have been lots of benefits but the main one has been how much my confidence has improved and I'd put that down to the fantastic support I've received here.
Samantha Vernon, HNC Hospitality Management
A supportive environment with interesting, topical content. HELMs (Higher Education Learning Mentors), Financial support and the option of emotional support if I ever need it.
Susan Berry, BA(Hons) English Studies
I have made life-long friends and the support I have received with everything from enrolling to student finance to extra support to help with my assignments has been incredible. Everyone is so helpful and welcoming, I wish I had done this years ago.
Toni Phillips, FdA Criminology and Criminal Justice
The tutors have been amazing - every one of them took the time to tell how I could improve so I've graduated with a first-class honours having started off with a predictive grade of a 2:2.
Marvyn Atkinson, BEng (Hons) Robotics and Automation Engineering
The learning experience has been phenomenal, absolutely second to none. I've studied at various HE institutions and you get a feel for just being a number in some of those organisations but at B&FC you definitely feel like a person - it's very student-centred.
Naveed Sharif, graduate of CIPD Human Resources Management Higher Apprenticeship
The support I've received from the tutors has been amazing - they will always go the extra mile to help if you ask!
Ben Armstrong, Level 2 Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair
The tutors are great, very supportive and push you to perform to the best of your ability. It's also really friendly and everyone gets on.
Olivia Wright, Level 2 Travel & Tourism
The small class sizes meant I got to know my fellow students and tutors really well. I also enjoyed the fact that the course was very hands-on.
Ferne Skinner, Level 3 Animal Science
There is a relationship you build with tutors here where you feel like you can always reach out for help with anything.
Oliver Penny, Level 3 Triple Diploma Aeronautical Engineering
Doing a placement gave me a better insight into the kinds of careers I could go into. Before I started I wanted to become a midwife but I realised through the placement that a healthcare assistant was a better fit for me.
Molly Cook, T Level Health
The mix of coursework and exams really suited me and the placement allowed to experiment more than I would in the classroom which accelerated my learning.
Luke Hardwick, T Level Digital Production, Design & Development

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  • Upcoming Open Event

    You can explore our fantastic range of courses, check out all our amazing facilities, meet our expert tutors and discover all the support we offer. Our careers team will be on hand to offer expert advice and guidance about your future.

    Register for an Open Event
  • September Open Event

    School leavers still not decided what to study in September? Adults considering a career change? Anyone wanting to do a degree? It's not too late to enrol at B&FC. If you're contemplating a course at last minute, come and join us for our Open Event in September.

    Register for an Open Event

  • Most Adult courses are FREE or have no upfront fees

  • £60 monthly bursary and help with childcare costs for adult students

  • Free or discounted 24/7 Blackpool Transport travel pass

Adult Courses Starting NOW

Keep up-to-date with our wide range of Adult Courses starting within the next couple of months.

Discover courses available now

English, Maths and Computing Basic Skills

If you feel your lack of basic skills in English, Maths or Computing is holding you back at work and in life too, then our beginner courses could be just the helping hand you need.

Read about our Basic Skills courses for Adults

One Day a Week Degrees

Study towards a degree whilst committing to just one day a week. You don't need to disrupt your home life or sacrifice your job. So what's stopping you? 

Discover One Day a Week Degrees

Something for everyone...

  • School Leavers

    At B&FC, we want you to make the right decision. Not for your friends. Not because someone else thinks you should. But because it's right for you. And because it will take you to where you want to be.

    Learn about School Leaver courses
  • Adult Learners

    It's never too late to achieve your career dream - especially when you study a career-focused course at B&FC. We offer help with funding, lots of ongoing support and timetabling that fits around your life. So what's stopping you?

    Learn about Adult Learner courses
  • Degrees

    At B&FC you can now study for one, two or three years and get a qualification at every stage. Study in your own time, at your own pace.

    Learn about Degree-level courses
  • Apprenticeships

    An apprenticeship gives you the best of both worlds - the chance to work towards a nationally-recognised qualification and develop your career at the same time.

    Learn about Apprenticeships

  • Spearheading...

    ... high quality technical and professional education across the Fylde Coast since 1892

  • Delivering…

    … the largest degree provision of any single College in the UK

  • Pioneering...

    … Higher and Degree Apprenticeships from Aerospace to Nuclear Engineering

B&FC with WorldSkills UK

WorldSkills UK is a charity that champions skills development, vocational education and excellence in various trades and professions across the UK.

Whatever course you choose to study at B&FC, we will encourage and empower you to take part in WorldSkills competitions.

More on WorldSkills UK

Technical. Skills. Work.

Located across England, Institute of Technology are a national network of partnerships between local colleges, universities and leading employers of which we are very proud to be a part.

Backed by a £290 million government investment, IoTs deliver the very best in technical education providing outstanding skills-based training for coveted careers across multiple technical industries.

Discover IoT courses provided by B&FC
Health & Social Care equipment
Engineering & Automotive equipment
Computing - Game Development
Health & Social Care equipment Engineering & Automotive equipment Computing - Game Development
Health & Social Care equipment
Engineering & Automotive equipment
Computing - Game Development

Everything you need to get started...

  • How to Apply

    It's never too soon to start the application process once you've decided which course you want to apply for, and the good news is that applying has never been easier.

    Learn How to Apply
  • How to Get Here

    Everything you need to know about getting to B&FC, whether you're travelling by car, bus or train.

    Getting to B&FC
  • Prospectus

    All our current prospectuses are ready to view or download online.

    Check out a Prospectus

Get started

Know what subject you want to study? Check out our course search page.

Need help?

Don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or concerns.

Support HUB

Support for your course

Help to fund your course and optimise your learning experience.

Support for your future

Help with your circumstances and dreaming big.

  • Convenient timetabling to fit around your life

  • High level of one-to-one support

  • Award winning careers advice

Could you be the next Jamie?

Jamie has just completed a T Level in Design, Surveying & Planning (Construction) achieving a Distinction Star, the highest grade possible!

He's now off to University to study architecture and hopes to be designing the buildings of the future once he qualifies.

Learn about T Levels

Student Case Study - David Hay

Foundation Degree Automotive & Motorsport Engineering

Why did you decide to study this qualification?
I achieved a Level 3 qualification but I wasn't able to find the kind of employment I was after long term so a degree seemed to be the natural next step.

Why did you choose B&FC?
You can't go to another college or university and have the same quality of tutors as you have here. I couldn't imagine doing a degree anywhere else.

What have been the benefits of studying here?
The facilities are amazing and the smaller class sizes really helped me. There were less distractions and you got more one-to-one support which made such a difference.

What are you hoping to do in the future?
I've already secured a job as a design engineer so the future holds many things.

  • Excellent Teaching

    Expert tutors who have either come straight out of industry or top up their knowledge each year by spending up to five days back in the sector.

  • Excellent Experience

    An inclusive, empowering, progressive and supportive community with wraparound support to ensure all our students thrive.

  • Excellent Outcomes

    Well-established links with over 1,800 employer partners to jump start careers even before graduation.

Our teaching is GOLD

We're delighted to be one of only three FE colleges in England to have achieved TEF Gold for excellence in our HE teaching provision for both student experience and student outcomes.

This goes hand-in-hand with some fantastic comments in the National Student Survey which collates feedback from recent graduates on their learning experience.

Now, more than ever before, students can be confident that B&FC competes with the very best when it comes to choosing your place for degree-level study.

Read the full story

Tutor Profile - Francoise Peill

HE Early Childhood Studies, Children Young People & Families, Mental Health & Resilience

MEd Education, BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies,, Diploma in Education & Training, Certificate in Teaching Training & Development.

Industry Background:
25 years' experience working in the sector with children and young people in a variety of roles within education, children and families and third sector strategic management.

Areas of Expertise:
Early Years, Children & Families, Safeguarding & Multi-disciplinary Working, Child Health & Wellbeing, Third Sector Strategic Management.

Enjoys teaching at B&FC because:
Education has the power to change lives and transform local communities and it's amazing when you encounter this life-changing effect within your own classroom.

For Employers...

  • B&FC for Business

    On course to support your business, the B&FC for Business team is here to partner with your organisation to deliver the expert training to help your business thrive.

    More on B&FC for Business
  • Professional & Technical Training

    From programmes delivered in the workplace to short courses that develop specialist skills to comply with legislation or meet industry requirements.

    Explore Professional & Technical Training
  • Apprenticeships for Employers

    Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way for you to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.

    About Apprenticeships for Employers
  • Additional Services for Employers

    B&FC can also provide your business with recruitment support, data analytics and free training analysis, whatever it takes to help you thrive.

    Additional Services for Employers provided by B&FC

For the Community...

A Sustainable future at B&FC

As a College, we aim to embed sustainability and sustainable practices across everything we do - for a brighter and greener tomorrow.

More on Sustainability at B&FC

Multiversity Blackpool

Plans have now been submitted for a new state-of-the-art education campus in Blackpool town centre - Due for 2027, this is a £40 million Levelling Up investment, contributing towards the regeneration of Blackpool.

Read our plans for Multiversity

Open to the Public

As part of our mission to make B&FC an inclusive space for everyone, we're always happy to welcome members of the public to our various College facilities.

Facilities Open to the Public

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