Information for Degree-level Students

Information for students

On this page you will find important information about Blackpool and The Fylde College for future higher education students, current students, our alumni, and the wider public.

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Prospective students

How to apply and enrol

It’s easy to apply – you just need to click on your chosen programme then click on the ‘apply’ button. Our Admissions Team will be happy to help you if you have any queries.

Fees and funding

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

Support

We offer a range of services to support you across all areas of student life and to help you succeed on your programme and ensure you make the most of your time at B&FC.

Access to Higher Education

If you’re keen to study higher education but don’t have the necessary qualifications or experience, don’t worry. In just 12 months, our Access to Higher Education (HE) programme will get you ready for degree-level study.

Accommodation

In Blackpool, student accommodation ranges from guest houses and self-catering flats to privately owned house shares. Our links with landlords/ladies are long established and most accommodation is located within easy reach of the College.

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.

Current students

Higher education learning support

Higher education can open up exciting new opportunities in terms of your personal and professional development. The role of our Higher Education Learning Mentors is to encourage you to achieve and to support you as you work towards making your future goals a reality.

Employability

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.

Scholarship and research

B&FC has a long tradition of promoting and building capacity for research and scholarship in our academic community. We aim to provide both staff and students the opportunity to engage in research led, research, tutored, research oriented and research based curriculum.

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 about the services we provide as a College.

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

Featuring a mix of computer, group work and quiet study areas, our Learning Resource Centres (The Loops) will play an important part in your studies. Here you can access a wide range of physical and online resources such as eBooks and full text journal databases.

Principles of teaching, learning and assessment

B&FC believes that student success is the fundamental goal of the College. We believe that effective Learning and Teaching are vital to a high quality student experience and critical to student success.

Have your say

The National Student Survey (NSS) gives final-year undergraduates the chance to have their say on their university experience. It will open again in early 2020.

Regulations

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.

Graduates

Alumni

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

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.

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.

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.

Student Protection Plan

B&FC has been providing high quality career focussed education for over 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.

Transparency Information

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