About the College - Why Choose Us

Why choose B&FC?

  • An Ofsted Grade 1 Outstanding college
  • Commendations from The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)
  • Degrees awarded by Lancaster University – ranked in the UK’s top ten institutions¹ and among the top 1% of universities worldwide²
  • England’s highest performing large general further education college for the second year running³
  • One of just six general further education colleges to be granted Foundation Degree Awarding Powers
  • The third largest college provider of higher education
  • The prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize Award for Higher and Further Education Excellence regarding our partnership work with employers
  • A founding member of the Chartered Institute for Further Education (CIFE)
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Assured Status in recognition of our industry-led skills training
  • Platinum Status awarded by the RAF for engagement and recruitment
  • The UK hub for the National College for Onshore Oil and Gas
  • Driving up education standards through membership of the 157 Group
  • Four main campuses, all with cutting edge teaching and learning resources
  • A wealth of cultural, sporting and recreational facilities
  • A richly diverse student body
  • Highly qualified tutors with lots of industry experience
  • Lots of individual support and personal development opportunities
  • Making better use of our resources through the 'Green Colleges Declaration'

¹Source: The Complete University Guide’s 2017 university league table
²Source: The Times Higher Education international table
³Source: The Skills Funding Agency national success rate tables (April 2015 and May 2016)

The University of Salford
European Structural and Investment Funds
Council for Independent Education
European Social Fund
Lancaster University
Disabled Confident
The Queen’s Anniversary for FE and HE

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