School Leavers

Welcome to B&FC (an Ofsted Outstanding college) and our employment-focused courses, aimed at starting your journey towards a lifelong rewarding career.

From expert tutors and high-tech facilities to amazing industry placements with our partner employers, everything is in place to support your future success. 

Why B&FC

  • A-level equivalent qualifications. Our Level 3 Triple Diploma and T Levels are equivalent to studying 3 A-levels and are valued by universities and employers alike.
  • Relevant industry placements. If you study full-time you can access a relevant industry placement, which develops valuable skills for employment and/or higher level study.
  • Apprenticeships. We work with over 1,800 partner employers, which means we can help you to secure an apprenticeship.
  • Industry specialists. Our tutors are specialists in their subjects and they regularly spend time in industry to keep their knowledge and experience up-to-date.
  • Employer partnerships. We work closely with employers to develop and deliver programmes that give you the skills you need to succeed in your future career.
  • Superb facilities. We’re constantly investing in our facilities to provide a first-rate, industry-standard learning environment with cutting edge resources.
  • Continue to degree level. Enhance your career prospects with one of our UK top 10 Lancaster University degrees or degree/higher apprenticeships.

Which course works best for you?

Whatever you want to learn - from catering to construction, computing to creative arts, there's a B&FC course to get you ready for an exciting and inspiring career.

If you're not sure which course to choose, see the qualifications and study programmes we offer.

And if you want to chat with one of our experts, we're here Monday to Friday:

How to apply

  • First choose a course from the list below.
  • On the course page, click Apply.
  • Complete the short form and we'll be in touch for a quick chat about your course choice and career ambitions - and becoming a B&FC student!

    16-18 courses

    Here are all the courses available to school leavers.

    Business and Enterprise
    Course Course Code
    Business Management - Level 3 TM1FE022
    Skills for Business (Enterprise) - Level 3 TM1FE039
    Catering, Hospitality and Events Management
    Course Course Code
    Culinary Skills - Level 2 TF1FE052
    Culinary Skills - Level 2 TF1FE074
    Professional Food and Beverage Service Skills - Level 2 TF1FE053
    Children, Young People and Families
    Course Course Code
    Early Years and Young People Practitioner - Level 2 SE1FE394
    Early Years Education - T Level SE1FE383
    School Teaching - T Level SE1FE395
    Sport, Leisure and Recreation
    Course Course Code
    Fitness / Personal Trainer - Level 3 TS1FE144
    Sport - Level 2 TS1FE32
    Sport and Fitness - Level 3 TS1FE140
    Travel and Tourism
    Course Course Code
    Tourism, Hospitality and Events - Level 2 TT1FE362
    Tourism, Hospitality and Events - Level 3 TT1FE364
    FDAP
    Apprenticeships
    European Structural and Investment Funds
    Council for Independent Education
    European Social Fund
    Lancaster University
    Matrix
    Ofsted
    Disabled Confident
    QAA
    STEM
    Top 50 Training Providers