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Adult Student Stories

Studying at B&FC can get your career on the right path! Read more about how our previous students have used their new skills to progress in their careers.

Ready to take the next step in your career

If you're ready to start your B&FC journey, head to our course search page and simply select the subject areas you're interested in ato discover which courses we offer. Need more help to decide, then call our Course Enquiries Team on 01253 504343 and they'll put you in touch with our industry experts to answer any queries you might have.

Liam Hanson, Professional Cookery

After being made redundant during the pandemic, Liam decided to join our Professional Cookery course and show you can bounce back and excel!

"I took the opportunity of having more free time to enhance my skills and knowledge in cheffing. The facilities and experienced practitioners were a big draw and this course was perfect for what I wanted to do. The main highlight for me has to be the opportunity to take part and subsequently be in the final of the Nestlé Toque d’Or competition, the whole experience has been fantastic. I’m now working at Michelin Star restaurant Northcote in Langho. This job is something I could have only dreamed of a year ago. My time at B&FC has given me that extra knowledge and confidence to apply for a job of this calibre.”

Liam is now a Senior Chef De Partie at an award winning restaurant in one of Blackpool’s leading luxury hotels.

Brittany Norman, Human Resource Practice - Level 3 (CIPD)

After a colleague recommended B&FC, Brittany signed up to study Human Resource Practice - Level 3 (CIPD) and secured a promotion!

“I chose Blackpool and The Fylde College as I had heard nothing but good things. My tutors were amazing, giving me detailed feedback on my written work, allowing me to focus on areas for improvement and take pride in my accomplishments. The college is local to me and the timetable fit in perfectly with my working hours. It was a no brainer! I’ve just moved to a new company and I am now an Experience & Wellbeing Advisor, a role that wouldn’t have been possible without this qualification!”

Danielle Cook, Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design (Photography)

"I chose B&FC as it’s local and offered the course I wanted to do. I applied for the Advanced Adult Learner Loan to fund my course. The course fits really well around my life, I currently attend College and run my own company alongside doing my studies. I am able to attend classes whilst my two children are at school and have time to work outside of College. My tutors have really supported me through my College journey. When I joined the course I had no previous experience in photography and since starting they have really helped me build my confidence and skill level.

The highlight of College so far is definitely the people on my course, I’ve built strong friendships with people I wouldn’t have met had I not joined B&FC. I would love to open my own photography studio in the future and by completing this course it will set me on the right path to be able to do this!"

Why Choose B&FC

  • Affordable

    Most courses are free or have no upfront fees!

  • Flexible

    Most courses are just 1 or 2 days a week, with times to fit round the school run and evening options as well

  • Supportive

    Don't worry if you haven't studied in a while, we'll work with you to help you develop all the skills you need