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Adult Students

If you’re aged 19 or above and looking for your next step, we’ve got a range of courses to help you get there!

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Why Blackpool and The Fylde College?

Studying at B&FC is easier than you think. With courses that fit around you, help with finance and support with study and IT skills, we’ve got everything you need to succeed!

Perhaps you think you're too old, can't afford it or haven't got the time - well think again! At B&FC we're a College for the whole community and we've made it easier than ever for you to achieve your ambitions.


Most of our Adult courses are free or have no upfront fees. See our Financial Support page to see what help we can offer you.


At B&FC, we offer a wide range of support services aimed at helping you reach your full potential. These are available to all students, find out more on our Student Support and Wellbeing page.


With input from over 1,800 employers and industry specialist tutors, our courses are designed to support your progression into your chosen career. Need help planning your future? Our award-winning Careers team can provide you with expert advice and guidance so you can decide which is the right course for you.

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. Find out more at English, maths and digital functional skills.

Adult Learner Course Guide

Ready to take the next step? Our new Adult Course Guide features all our courses starting September 2024.
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Introducing our Adult Employability and Personal Development Curriculum

To complement our technical training, we offer you the opportunity to acquire additional skills, abilities and behaviours to enrich your life both personally and professionally with a focus on strengthening your notion of citizenship and the contribution you can make to your immediate environment and wider community.
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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

Support Hub

  • Financial Support

    Most courses are free or have no upfront fees!

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  • Specialist student support

    Help to optimise your learning

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  • Free careers advice

    Speak to our award-winning team for guidance

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What our students say...

Liam Hanson, Professional Cookery

"I took the opportunity of having more free time to enhance my skills and knowledge in cheffing. The facilities and experience were a big draw and this course was perfect for what I wanted to do."

How to Apply

Applying is easy, just follow the simple steps below:
1. Click on the course you want to apply to
2. Hit the Apply button to complete a short form
3. Our Admissions team will get in touch to advise you of the next steps
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  • Free Adult Courses Coming Soon

    See where our free courses could take you

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  • Adult Arts School

    Unleash your creative potential this autumn

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  • English, maths and digital functional skills

    Ongoing help with the basics

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