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FREE upcoming courses for 19+

With Spring just around the corner, it's a great time of year for getting out and about and embracing new opportunities to help you achieve your career goals. And, with a B&FC free or part-funded course from B&FC that could take just a few weeks to complete, you could soon have a whole host of new skills to boost your employability.

Free or Funding Available

Studying towards your dream career has never been more affordable. With free courses available in sectors as diverse as hair and beauty and social care, there's plenty of opportunity to upskill to revive your existing career or reskill to set off in an entirely new career direction.

Find out about our great financial support here or contact our course enquiries team on 01253 504343

Designed to fit around you

We offer a safe, supportive learning environment with courses that often only require 1 or 2 days attendance, leaving you plenty of time for work and family commitments.

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Free or No Upfront Fee Courses

Most Level 2 and 3 courses are either free or have no upfront fees to pay

If not, and you’re aged 19 or over studying an eligible level 3 course, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan - with nothing to pay upfront and no repayments until you’re earning at least £27,295 a year.

We also offer financial support you don’t need to pay back.

Non-repayable financial support

Studying towards your dream career has never been more affordable – take a look at what you could be entitled to:

  • £60 monthly bursary payment to help with course-related costs*
  • Help with childcare costs*
  • Help with accommodation costs (if you need to move away to study)*
  • FREE 24/7 Blackpool Transport travel pass*
  • FREE circular bus service linking our Bispham Campus with Poulton-le-Fylde
  • FREE healthy breakfast
Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Want to earn and learn at the same time? If you have a clear idea of the career you want to pursue, an apprenticeship may be the ideal choice. Combine on-the-job training with study, gain a nationally recognised qualification and earn a wage, all at the same time. We offer a range of apprenticeships for all levels, from traineeships for those with little experience all the way through to higher and degree apprenticeships.

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

Chloe-Anne's got the force!

"The BTEC Level 3 Public Services course gives you a fantastic introduction to the British Army, and the ambulance, fire and police services. It's all assignment-based, so perfect if you're not a fan of exams. We got to go on a lot of trips, including a residential on an army base where we did lots of training. I'm so glad I chose B&FC. The teachers are really supportive and on the Public Services course you'll make friends for life. Public Services is a brilliant course that gets you ready for a really well paid job. If you like helping people and want the challenge of no two days being the same, then this course will get you on the way to a fulfilling, exciting, and inspiring career."
Chloe-Anne Cottam, who's now on a Professional Policing degree course
Chloe-Anne Cottam

Commercial Courses

As well as our adult courses aimed at boosting employability, we also have a range of commercial courses that are designed for employees of established businesses or for sole traders who are looking to maintain industry accreditations, expand their existing skill base or train in new industry  techniques.

To find out more about the range of commercial courses we offer, please check out our Non-funded Adult Commercial List below.