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Open Events

Want to see what it’s like to study at B&FC? Get a real feel for your future at our open events!

Book now for our June Open Event

Welcome to Open Events at B&FC

Whether you’re a school leaver preparing to take your next step or an adult wanting to study for a degree, returning to education or looking to change careers, Blackpool and The Fylde College is here for you. We’re ready and waiting to help you take the next step.

On-site Open Events - what to expect

We know from talking to existing students that attending Open Events are a real eye opener and can help students make the decision whether B&FC is right for them. It's the perfect time to look around our amazing facilities and explore the fantastic range of courses we offer. You'll also meet our industry specialist tutors, get advice from career experts to ensure your course choices and career aspirations are on track and find out about all the support you can access at B&FC.

SPECIAL EVENT Get Into Primary Teaching

On Saturday 17 June, at the same time as our Open Event, we are holding a special Get into Primary Teaching event at our Bispham Campus with presentations from our partner BBL Teacher Training taking place at the event and our education sector experts on hand to ask any questions you might have. You can reserve a free ticket using the eventbrite link on the dedicated page below.

Open Events

Saturday 17 June 2023 Bispham Campus 10.30am-2.30pm

Join us at our Bispham campus to find out about school leaver, 19+ and degree level courses and take your learning to the next level.

This is your opportunity to speak to our expert tutors, visit our industry-standard onsite facilities and chat to our support teams about finance, careers and help with your studies. It's also an opportunity to sample a variety of activities arranged by curriculum which will give you a taste of what studying here could be like..

For Blackpool School of Arts, please visit our University Centre campus 4.30-7pm.

Maritime Open Events

Looking for a career at sea? Our Maritime Open Events are held separately at Fleetwood Nautical Campus. 

Thursday 29 June 2023 Fleetwood Nautical Campus 2.30pm - 6pm

Join us to find out more about our onshore, offshore and general maritime courses from entry-level cadetships right up to degree programmes. Students are very welcome to bring their parents to this event, but if attendance isn't possible due to work or other commitments, they are more than welcome to come to our January event below instead.


Open Events are your ideal opportunity to learn why B&FC is the right place to get set for your future career

At every event, our industry trained tutors will be available to advise you on all our subject areas and the support you can expect throughout your learning journey. Ready to take your career to the next level - or learn skills for a new job? B&FC offers lots of career focused adult courses including English and Maths, Up-skilling and Re-skilling courses and degree-level courses you can study just one day a week. 

Twilight Taster Events at Bispham Campus and University Centre

Year 11 and starting College in September?

Come along to our Twilight Taster and find out what studying your subject here could be like.

Year 11 and an aspiring artist, creative or performer?

Join us at our University Centre to sample what studying a creative course could be like.