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Reasons for School Leavers to study at B&FC

Engaging courses, expert tuition, rewarding industry placements, exceptional facilities - at B&FC we have it all.

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Why B&FC?

Engaging courses, expert tuition, rewarding industry placements, exceptional facilities - at B&FC we have it all, including plenty of data which demonstrates what a great place the College is to continue your education.

Choosing to study here is the gateway to a potentially fulfilling and highly paid career and we will do all we can to help you succeed.

Of course, we realise that studying at any level isn't always plain sailing which is why we also have an extensive range of support services to help you successfully navigate any bumps along the way.

Here are just a few of the reasons we believe you should make B&FC your number one choice.

Fantastic results

  • 97% pass rate in 2021/22 (of which 46% achieved a high grade)[1]

  • Ranked second in England for improving student success in maths[2]

  • Ranked fifth in England for improved outcomes in English[3]

Employment-focused

Input from over 1,800 employers

Guaranteed relevant industry placement[4]

Industry specialist expert tutors

Multi-million pound high-tech facilities

FREE career planning

Something for Everyone

Diploma qualifications equivalent to 3 A Levels

Pioneering the government’s new T Levels

Choice of 20 subject areas

Opportunity to retake Maths and English if necessary

Guaranteed place on one of our UK top 15 Lancaster University degrees[3]

  • Comprehensive range of support services

  • Award winning careers advice

  • High level of one-to-one support

Supportive

Support for your course

Help to fund your course and optimise your learning experience.

Support for your future

Help with your circumstances and dreaming big.

All the support you need

FREE or discounted travel pass

FREE bus service linking Bispham Campus with Poulton-le-Fylde

FREE breakfast and FREE lunch for eligible students

Up to £1,200 Vulnerable Bursary if you're in care or receiving certain benefits[5]

Personal progress tutor

Specialist learning support

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Know what subject you want to study? Then check out our dedicated course search page for school leavers.

Student Life - The right balance

Warm, welcoming community

New challenges, skills and friendships

Volunteering, competitions, sports

Students' Union, clubs and societies

Confidential counselling

Low-cost gym and hair/beauty treatments

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[1] Based on Level 3 Triple Diploma students achieving a 97% pass rate and 46% of these achieving Triple Distinction Star to Distinction, Merit – or equivalent.
[2] National Achievement Rate Tables (NARTs) from the Department for Education & Education and Skills Funding Agency 2020/21.
[3] The Complete University Guide League Tables 2022 rank Lancaster University in the UK’s top 15 universities.
[4] Applies to successful Level 3 students who meet the entry criteria.
[5] Eligibility applies - see Financial Support for School Leavers for more details.

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