Our teaching is GOLD standard B&FC is rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023. The highest possible ranking for Teaching quality and student success.* “Industry standard teaching, outstanding student experience, and dynamic employer partnerships are the trademarks of progressive Higher Education providers that are delivering the best outcomes for their students. I am delighted that B&FC ranks amongst the best (in the TEF results published today|) as just one of two providers in the North West to receive Gold for all three elements: overall, experience and outcomes”. Alun Francis OBE, Principal and Chief Executive Why we're Gold Excellent Teaching Expert tutors who spend at least five days in industry each year learning the latest best practice. Excellent Exeprience An inclusive, empowering, progressive and supportive community with wraparound support to ensure all our students thrive. Excellent Outcomes Well-established links with over 1,800 employer partners to jump start careers even before graduation. Degrees as easy as 1, 2, 3 We've made studying for a degree-level qualification more flexible than ever. Now you can sign up for a year at a time and get a qualification at each stage. That's because we understand that committing to three years of study from the start can be a bit overwhelming especially if you're returning to the classroom as a mature student. What's more, you can take a break at the end of any year so if life throws you a curve ball, you can handle it. Find out more about our flexible degree programmes and see how easy it could be to get to where you want to be. Read more about our degrees More on TEF Gold For an in depth review of our TEF Gold Award and what it means to those who are studying for a degree-level qualification here or thinking of doing so, check out our news feed. Announcing our TEF G0ld Award * Colleges and universities who apply for TEF Gold are currently reviewed every four years.