Higher education at B&FC: essential information

On this page you will find important B&FC information for prospective students, current students, graduates, and members of the public.

Prospective students
How to apply and enrol, Why choose B&FC?, Fees and funding, Supporting your studies, Access to Higher Education courses and Accommodation
Current students
Higher education learning support, Employability, Research and scholarship, Complaints, compliments and feedback, Exams and Assessment, Term dates, Learning resources and IT Services, Principles of teaching, learning and assessment, Graduation Ceremony and National Student Survey (NSS)
Alumni and Graduate Outcomes Survey
Terms and conditions, Regulations and Academic Appeals and Policies and procedures
Office for Students
Access and Participation Plan, Student Protection Plan, Student Transfer Plan: 2019 to 2021 and Transparency information
B&FC's Higher Education Strategy: 2020 to 2025
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 Prospective students

How to apply and enrol

Simply choose your course and click Apply.

Our Admissions Team is here to help with any questions you may have.

Why choose B&FC?

With small class sizes, comprehensive student support, timetabling to fit around work and other commitments, experience counting as well as formal qualifications and lots of support from industry specialists, there’s nothing to stop you from achieving your dream career.

Fees and funding

Don’t let finance hold you back. With no upfront fees to pay, low-cost loans and a whole range of other incentives, financing your course may be easier than you think.

Supporting your studies

B&FC offers a range of student services to help you succeed and ensure you make the most of your time at B&FC.

Access to Higher Education courses

Don't worry if you don't have the qualifications or experience for degree-level study.

We can get you ready - in just 12 months.


Student accommodation is located within easy reach of the College and ranges from guest houses and self-catering flats to privately owned house shares.

 Current students

Higher education learning support

Higher education can open up exciting new opportunities in terms of your personal and professional development.

Our Higher Education Learning Mentors are here to support you towards making your future goals a reality.


Employers want well-rounded graduates who can demonstrate the attributes needed to succeed at work.

At B&FC, we embed employability skills in the curriculum and provide opportunities for you to develop personally in order to compete for your chosen career.

Read about our graduate attributes

Research and scholarship

B&FC has a long tradition of promoting and building capacity for research and scholarship in our academic community.

Complaints, compliments and feedback

Our aim at Blackpool and The Fylde College is to provide an outstanding service and we welcome feedback from our students, parents, guardians, employers and members of the public.

Exams and Assessment

Information and advice is available regarding examination timetables, special considerations, access to scripts, certificates and results, exam rules and regulations and awarding body information.

Term dates

Term dates for the academic year.

Learning resources and IT Services

Learning Resource Centres (The Loops) will play an important part in your studies. Come here to relax and study and access a wide range of physical and online resources such as eBooks and full-text journal databases.

Principles of teaching, learning and assessment

Student success is the fundamental goal of B&FC.

We believe that effective Learning and Teaching are vital to a high quality student experience and critical to student success.

Read our Teaching and Learning Assessment Strategy

Graduation Ceremony

The graduation ceremony is always an enjoyable event. To make sure everything goes smoothly we’ve put together a checklist of things to be aware of and action before the event takes place.

National Student Survey (NSS)

The NSS gives final-year undergraduates the chance to have their say on their B&FC experience.



We support and provide ways for our alumni and friends to keep up to date with the B&FC community.

Graduate Outcomes Survey

This national survey captures information about the activities and perspectives of graduates 15 months after they finish their studies.

All graduates who completed a course will be asked to take part in the survey, in order to help current and future students gain an insight into career destinations and development.


Terms and conditions

When you sign up for a course at B&FC you will be asked to sign a statement of consent to confirm that you understand and agree to our terms and conditions.

Regulations and Academic Appeals

Forms and guidance for students are available to download including:

  • Personal Mitigating Circumstances
  • Interruption of Study and Academic Appeals, along with information on how to request changes to your programme of study, including withdrawal, transfer and time out.

Policies and procedures

B&FCs policies and procedures for students are available to view and download.

 Office for Students

Access and Participation Plan

Widening access and participation is integral to Blackpool and The Fylde College’s ethos and mission, ensuring that everyone with the potential and desire to benefit from higher education has an equal opportunity to do so.

Our Access and Participation Plans:

Student Protection Plan

B&FC has been providing high quality career focussed education for more than 125 years.

The risk that B&FC is unable to fulfil its obligations and duties to you is very low because our financial performance is consistently strong.

Student Transfer Plan: 2019 to 2021

This document sets out the College’s institutional arrangements for students to transfer between institutions, including arrangements for students transferring into and from B&FC.

Transparency information

As a higher education provider we are required to publish application, offer, acceptance, registration and attainment data.

 B&FC's higher education strategy

Our five-year strategy articulates B&FC's vision, mission, values and aims.

Read B&FC's Higher Education Strategy: 2020 to 2025.

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