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School Leavers

Deciding what to do after school is a big deal. That's why at B&FC we focus our advice not simply on what you want to do now, but where you want to go in the future. We look at your career aspirations and make sure you take the right steps to stay on track and achieve your goals.

What qualifications can I study?

At B&FC, we have three routes to choose from:

  • T Levels
  • Diplomas
  • Apprenticeships

All our school leaver qualifications focus on a single subject area allowing you to build a genuinely wide-ranging knowledge base. And because they are tailored to the needs of industry, you will pick up key skills and techniques that you will readily be able to apply once you're in work.

You won't have to wait too long to practise these though, as industry placements are embedded in the curriculum on virtually all our 16-18 courses. Our diplomas offer short placements with the chance to work on live briefs, whilst our T levels give you an extended period of time in the workplace allowing you to really develop your skills beyond the classroom. Apprenticeships, on the other hand, are 80% work-based with just one day a week in college.

Find my course

Know what subject you want to study? Then check out our dedicated course search page for school leavers. You'll be able to select different subject areas and see what qualifications we offer in each.

Industry standard facilities to take learning to the next level
100% pass rate on T Levels
Specialist tutors with relevant industry experience
Wraparound support to complement your academic studies
Invaluable industry experience to build workplace confidence
Industry standard facilities to take learning to the next level 100% pass rate on T Levels Specialist tutors with relevant industry experience Wraparound support to complement your academic studies Invaluable industry experience to build workplace confidence

What are the benefits of studying at B&FC?

Industry standard facilities to take learning to the next level
100% pass rate on T Levels
Specialist tutors with relevant industry experience
Wraparound support to complement your academic studies
Invaluable industry experience to build workplace confidence

Could you be the next Jamie?

Jamie has just completed a T Level in Design, Surveying and Planning (Construction) achieving a Distinction Star, the highest grade possible. He's now off to university to study architecture and hopes to be designing the buildings of the future once he qualifies.

What students say about studying at B&FC

I've found it easier to make friends, talk to my tutors and get involved in activities here.
Tyler Minto, Level 3 Public Services (Uniformed)
The support I've received from the tutors has been amazing - they will always go the extra mile to help if you ask!
Ben Armstrong, Level 2 Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
I've loved being at College so my advice would be to make the most of every day as it all goes so quickly in the end.
Claudiu Mathe, T Level Construction
Don't be afraid to ask questions, be confident in yourself and remember, everything takes time so be patient too.
Hope Childs-Manley Level 2 Hair and Media Make-Up
The class sizes are smaller so there's plenty of one-to-one support and the range of equipment you can use is fantastic.
Kinga Wrobel, Level 3 Triple Diploma Photography

All the little things that make a big difference

As well as our standout facilities, great courses and industry expert tutors, there are lots of extra benefits to studying with us:

  • Different catering options from street food to Starbucks
  • Discounted access to a gym and all weather pitches
  • Student clubs and societies from cinema to D&D
  • Active participation in charity events and the opportunity to compete in both B&FC and external competitions
  • Guest speakers and industry demonstrations
  • FREE and discounted travel to campus

And much more besides.

 

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