Higher Education

With the B&FC Advantage, you gain access to degrees awarded by Lancaster University (a UK top 10 university1), small study groups and lots of individual support.

We offer competitive tuition fees and value-for-money facilities in a town that benefits from low living costs and an abundance of part-time work. And with our bursary and scholarship scheme2 you could get up to £500 towards the cost of study.

Our courses are co-created with employers and delivered by expert tutors in industry-standard facilities, providing you with the skills and knowledge needed to secure lifelong career opportunities.

We award places based as much on life skills and experience as we do on formal qualifications. As a result, we have a diverse student community made up of college leavers as well as mature students looking to advance or change their career. 

A different way to learn:

We also offer higher and degree apprenticeships, which combine skilled on-the-job training with higher-level study. This high-quality alternative to the traditional degree route provides you with the exact skills needed to move your career forward - without the expensive course fees.3

Choose from the following courses (and discover more about levels here).

1 The Complete University Guide League Tables 2018
2 Eligibility applies
3 Higher and degree apprenticeship course fees are paid by the government and your employer


Accounting and Finance
Accounting - Level 4 Higher ApprenticeshipTN00001
Architecture and Advanced Construction
Construction and the Built Environment - HNCCT1HE100
Building and Construction
Civil Engineering - HNCCT1HE108
Media Production, Film and Television
Scriptwriting for Stage, Screen and Gaming - BA Hons DegreeVM1HE03
Performing Arts and Music
Acting - BA Hons DegreeVP1HE50
Musical Theatre - BA Hons DegreeVP1HE51
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