B&FC extends enrolment after huge interest in programmes

Published on 25/09/2017 by pfi

Blackpool and The Fylde College (B&FC) has made the unprecedented decision to extend its enrolment period after receiving thousands of applications for its Ofsted-outstanding programmes.

Over the past fortnight, the College has received a large number of requests from students who have begun courses elsewhere but want to make a switch, so has extended its Sign Up dates to the end of September.

Claire Frost, Director of Marketing at B&FC, said:

“We have made the decision to extend enrolments because we have had so many people coming to us later this year and we want to ensure everyone has the opportunity to get on to a programme which could lead to their perfect job.

“We do not take this decision lightly as it will involve a lot of work on timetables to ensure students can start later but still receive the necessary classroom time for their chosen course.

“We had been due to close Sign Up this week but will now offer FE and university-level students the opportunity to enrol at B&FC until the end of September.”

Students can sign up for programmes between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday at the main receptions at the College’s Bispham Campus on Ashfield Road and University Centre on Palatine Road, Blackpool, until Friday 29 September.

The College will then hold a final It’s Not Too Late Open Day on Saturday 30 September at both campuses between 10.30am and 2pm. Claire added:

“We would encourage anyone with any doubts about their current course elsewhere – or who may have started a job they are not satisfied with – to come and have a chat with our expert tutors about what we can offer.

“Alternatively, some may have wanted to come and sign up for one of our programmes but believed they have left it too late.

“We have extended the enrolment period specifically for these people so please get in touch to find out how we can help put you on the road to your dream career.”

B&FC delivers hundreds of further education programmes, alongside more than 60 degrees accredited by long-standing partner Lancaster University, ranked in the top 10 of universities in the UK.

Contact the College on 01253 504343 or at info@blackpool.ac.uk for more information on enrolling.