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Reasons to study at B&FC

Engaging courses, expert tuition, rewarding industry placements, exceptional facilities – at B&FC we have it all, including plenty of data which demonstrates what a great place the College is to continue your education.

Choosing to study here is the gateway to a potentially fulfilling and highly paid career and we will do all we can to help you succeed.

Of course, we realise that studying at any level isn’t always plain sailing which is why we also have an extensive range of support services to help you successfully navigate any bumps along the way.

Here are just a few of the reasons we believe you should make B&FC your number one choice.

One of the best

Ranked in the top 7% of England’s further education colleges 6 years running[1]

Degrees awarded by Lancaster University, a UK top 15 university[2]

Founding member of the Chartered Institute for Further Education (CIFE)

Fantastic Results

Ranked second in England for improving student success in Maths[3]

Ranked fifth in England for improved outcomes in English 3

Student satisfaction is consistently over 90%

Something for everyone

Diploma qualifications equivalent to 3 A Levels

Choice of 20 subject areas

Opportunity to retake Maths and English if necessary

Guaranteed place on one of our UK top 15 Lancaster University degrees[2]


Input from over 1,800 employers

Industry specialist expert tutors

Multi-million pound high-tech facilities

FREE career planning

All the support you need

£60 monthly bursary payment to help with course-related costs[4]

Help with childcare costs[4]

Help with accommodation costs (if you need to move away to study)[4]

FREE 24/7 Blackpool Transport travel pass[4]

FREE circular bus service linking our Bispham Campus with Poulton-le-Fylde

FREE healthy breakfast

Personal progress tutor

Specialist learning support

[1] National Achievement Rate Tables (NARTs) from the Department for Education & Education and Skills Funding Agency 2020/21
[2] The Complete University Guide League Tables 2022 rank Lancaster University in the UK’s top 15 universities.
[3] Applies to successful level 3 students who meet the entry criteria.
[4] Eligibility is based on household income - see Adults Fees and Finance for more details