Future proof your career with an employment focused course from B&FC

2021 New Year starts

2021 NEW YEAR STARTS

With hundreds of thousands of job cuts and just months to go until the furlough scheme ends, now’s the time to boost your employability with a career-focused course from B&FC.

From January 2021, our vast range of technical and professional courses will allow you to enhance your current skill set, or re-train for a new career entirely. 

Real skills for real careers

Designed with over 1,800 employers and taught by industry specialist tutors in cutting-edge facilities, they deliver essential skills to put you at the top of your game. 

Automotive student using industry standard technology

FREE or funding available

Many courses are free, or you could access a student loan with nothing to pay upfront and no repayments until you’re earning at least £26,575 a year. 

Automotive student using industry standard technology

Designed to fit round you

We also offer bursaries and help towards travel and childcare costs, a safe, supportive learning environment and – with onsite/online attendance as little as 1 or 2 days a week – plenty of time for other commitments.

 

Which course is right for you?

Choose from degree courses, vocational courses, short courses in English, maths and ESOL or, if you're ready to commit to a specific career and develop on-the-job skills, take a look at our apprenticeships. And with our FREE Career Builder Boot Camp, you can fast-track to a career in health, care or early years.

Apply now to start turning your career goals into reality.

Here’s how:

  • Find and click on your chosen course from the listing below.
  • Click apply/enquire and complete the quick and easy application form. 
  • We’ll arrange for you to enrol at Bispham Campus on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, January 5 to 7.
 

Course list


CourseStarts 
- Subjects - - Course types -- Locations -   Apply now
Business and EnterpriseHuman Resource Management
- Level 5
Train for a new jobUniversity Centre12 January 2021TFree (funding available)Apply
Creative ArtsVisual Arts
- Fast Track to Degree
Fast Track to DegreeUniversity Centre01 February 2021Th & FFree (funding available)Apply
Creative ArtsArt and Design
- Level 2
Fast Track to DegreeUniversity Centre01 February 2021Th & FFree (funding available)Apply
AutomotiveVehicle Accident Repair 
Multi-Skilled (16-18 year olds) - Level 2
16-18sBispham Campus22 February 2021W Th & FFree (funding available)Apply
AutomotiveVehicle Inspection (16-18 year olds)
- Level 2
16-18sBispham Campus22 February 2021M - FFree (funding available)Apply
AutomotiveMotor Vehicle Maintenance 
& Repair (16-18 year olds) - Level 2
16-18sBispham Campus22 February 2021M - FFree (funding available)Apply
Access to Higher EducationHealth and Social Science (Pre Access)
- Level 2
Access to Higher EducationBispham Campus06 January 2021W & ThFree (funding available)Apply
Access to Higher EducationAutomotive Engineering
- Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma
Access to Higher EducationBispham Campus22 February 2021W Th & FFree (funding available)Apply
ConstructionConstruction and the Built Environment - HNCDegree Level CoursesBispham Campus05 January 2021TFree (funding available)Apply
Teaching and Learning SupportTeaching and Learning Support
- Foundation Degree
Degree Level CoursesUniversity Centre21 January 2021ThFree (funding available)Apply
Travel and TourismTourism, Hospitality and
 Event Management - Fast Track to Degree
Fast Track to DegreeBispham Campus26 January 2021W & FFree (funding available)Apply
Computing and Digital TechnologiesIT Systems and Principles
- Fast Track to Degree and Employment
Fast Track to DegreeBispham Campus26 February 2021T W & THFree (funding available)Apply
EngineeringEngineering - Fast Track to DegreeFast Track to DegreeBispham Campus22 February 2021WFree (funding available)Apply
EngineeringWelding - Level 1 LEHQvarious starts availableM,T & FFree (funding available)Apply
EngineeringWelding - Level 2 LEHQvarious starts availableM,T & FFree (funding available)Apply
EngineeringAbrasive Wheels LEHQvarious starts availableFFree (funding available)
Preparing for Life in the UKESOL Seasiders Learning Centrevarious starts availableM,T & F 
Preparing for Life in the UKPreparation and Practice for the Life in UK Seasiders Learning Centrevarious starts availableM,T & F 
Preparing for Life in the UKPreparation for IELTS - Work and Study Seasiders Learning Centrevarious starts availableM,T & F 
Preparing for Life in the UKPreparation for IELTS - Visa and Immigration Seasiders Learning Centrevarious starts availableM,T & F 
Computing and Digital TechnologiesDigital Skills
for Employment
Skills for EmploymentSeasiders Learning Centrevarious startsM T & FFree (funding available)Apply
English and MathsEnglish GCSESkills for EmploymentUniversity Centre05 January 2021MFree (funding available)Apply
English and MathsMaths GCSESkills for EmploymentUniversity Centre05 January 2021MFree (funding available)Apply
English and MathsEnglish Functional SkillsSkills for EmploymentSeasiders Learning Centrevarious datesM T & FFree (funding available)Apply
English and MathsEnglish Functional Skills (Blended)Skills for EmploymentOnlinevarious datesM T & FFree (funding available)Apply
English and MathsMaths Functional SkillsSkills for EmploymentSeasiders Learning Centrevarious datesM T & FFree (funding available)Apply
English and MathsMaths Functional Skills (Blended)Skills for EmploymentOnlinevarious datesM T & FFree (funding available)Apply
Health and MedicalTalent for CareSkills for EmploymentOnline11 January 2021ANYFree (funding available)Apply
AutomotiveMotor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 1Train for a new jobBispham Campus22 January 2021FFree (funding available)Apply
Casino and GamingCasino and Gaming Customer Service - Level 2Train for a new jobBispham Campus01 March 2021M T & FFree (funding available)Apply
AutomotiveMotor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 2Train for a new jobBispham Campus22 February 2021M & TFree (funding available)Apply
AutomotiveVehicle Accident Repair Level 1Train for a new jobBispham Campus22 February 2021MFree (funding available)Apply
AutomotiveVehicle Body Repair and Paint (Evening Class) - Level 2Train for a new jobBispham Campus22 February 2021TFree (funding available)Apply
AutomotiveVehicle Accident Repair Multi-Skilled - Level 2Train for a new jobBispham Campus22 February 2021W Th & FFree (funding available)Apply
AutomotiveVehicle Inspection - Level 2Train for a new jobBispham Campus22 February 2021Th & FFree (funding available)Apply
AutomotiveMotor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair - Level 2Train for a new jobBispham Campus22 February 2021M & TFree (funding available)Apply
Business and EnterpriseMarketing - Level 2Train for a new jobBispham Campus18 January 2021M & TFree (funding available)Apply
CateringBarista Skills - Level 2Train for a new jobBispham Campus8 March 2021W Th & FFree (funding available)Apply
CateringBread Making - Learn how to bake
a range of bread products to a professional standard
Train for a new jobBispham Campus25 February 2021MFree (funding available)Apply
CateringEvent Planning - Level 2Train for a new jobBispham Campus19 April 2021M & TFree (funding available)Apply
Catering/a>Cake Baking & Decoration - Learn how to cook and finish cakes to a professional standardTrain for a new jobBispham Campus14 April 2021MFree (funding available)Apply
ChildrenIntroduction to Caring for Children and Young People - Level 2Train for a new jobOnline23 February 2021TFree (funding available)
ChildrenUnderstanding Children and Young People's Mental Health - Level 2Train for a new jobOnline15 January 2021FFree (funding available)Apply
ChildrenUnderstanding Adverse Childhood Experiences - Level 2 (Evening Class)Train for a new jobOnline11 January 2021MFree (funding available)Apply
ChildrenUnderstanding Autism - Level 2Train for a new jobOnline16 January 2021FFree (funding available)Apply
ChildrenIntroduction to Caring for Children and Young People - Level 2Train for a new jobBispham Campus23 February 2021TFree (funding available)Apply
ChildrenUnderstanding Mental Health in the Early Years - Level 2Train for a new jobOnline24 February 2021WFree (funding available)Apply
ChildrenUnderstanding Mental Health in the Early Years - Level 2 (Evening Class)Train for a new jobOnline24 February 2021WFree (funding available)Apply
ChildrenUnderstanding Common Childhood Illnesses - Level 2Train for a new jobOnline25 February 2021ThFree (funding available)Apply
ChildrenUnderstanding Children and Young People's Mental Health - Level 2Train for a new jobOnline15 January 2021FFree (funding available)Apply
ChildrenUnderstanding Autism - Level 2 (Evening Class)Train for a new jobOnline16 January 2021FFree (funding available)Apply
ChildrenUnderstanding Common Childhood Illnesses - Level 2Train for a new jobOnline25 February 2021ThFree (funding available)Apply
ChildrenUnderstanding Adverse Childhood Experiences - Level 2Train for a new jobOnline11 January 2021MFree (funding available)Apply
Computing and Digital TechnologiesIT Users (MS Office Skills) - Level 2Train for a new jobBispham Campus26 February 2021WFree (funding available)Apply
ConstructionLevel 1 Certificate in PlasteringTrain for a new jobBispham Campus26 February 2021FFree (funding available)Apply
ConstructionLevel 1 Certificate in Painting and DecoratingTrain for a new jobBispham Campus26 February 2020FFree (funding available)Apply
EngineeringCAD - Computer Aided Design (2D) - Level 2Train for a new jobBispham Campus22 February 2021WFree (funding available)Apply
EngineeringCAD - Computer Aided Design (3D) - Level 2Train for a new jobBispham Campus22 February 2021WFree (funding available)Apply
EngineeringCAD - Computer Aided Design (3D) - Level 1Train for a new jobBispham Campus22 February 2021WFree (funding available)Apply
Hair Beauty and Related TherapiesNail Technology - Level 2Train for a new jobBispham Campus25 February 2021ThFree (funding available)Apply
Hair Beauty and Related TherapiesNail Art - Level 2Train for a new jobBispham Campus19 April 2021ThFree (funding available)Apply
Hair Beauty and Related TherapiesEyebrow and Eyelash Treatments - Level 2Train for a new jobBispham Campus23 February 2021FFree (funding available)Apply
Hair Beauty and Related TherapiesArt of Photographic Make-Up - Level 2Train for a new jobBispham Campus13 March 2021WFree (funding available)Apply
Hair Beauty and Related TherapiesThreading Depilation - Level 2Train for a new jobBispham Campus16 March 2021TFree (funding available)Apply
Hair Beauty and Related TherapiesStyle and Finish Hair - Level 2Train for a new jobBispham Campus23 February 2021ThFree (funding available)Apply
Hair Beauty and Related TherapiesNail Technology - Level 2Train for a new jobBispham Campus25 February 2021ThFree (funding available)Apply
Hair Beauty and Related TherapiesNail Art - Level 2Train for a new jobBispham Campus19 April 2021ThFree (funding available)Apply
Hair Beauty and Related TherapiesWaxing Techniques - Level 2Train for a new jobBispham Campus20 April 2021FFree (funding available)Apply
Hair Beauty and Related TherapiesMake-Up Techniques - Level 2Train for a new jobBispham Campus25 May 2021TFree (funding available)Apply
Hair Beauty and Related TherapiesCutting Hair Techniques - Level 2Train for a new jobBispham Campus23 February 2021ThFree (funding available)Apply
Hair Beauty and Related TherapiesCutting Men's Hair - Level 2Train for a new jobBispham Campus23 February 2021MFree (funding available)Apply
Hair Beauty and Related TherapiesColour and Lighten Hair - Level 2Train for a new jobBispham Campus12 April 2021ThFree (funding available)Apply
Hair Beauty and Related TherapiesContact Dermatitis Prevention - Level 2Train for a new jobBispham Campusvarious starts availableANYFree (funding available)Apply
Health and MedicalUnderstanding Specific Learning Difficulties - Level 2Train for a new jobOnline13 January 2021WFree (funding available)Apply
Health and MedicalUnderstanding Dignity and Safeguarding - Level 2Train for a new jobOnline14 January 2021ThFree (funding available)Apply
Health and MedicalFalls Prevention Awareness - Level 2Train for a new jobOnline15 January 2021FFree (funding available)Apply
Health and MedicalUnderstanding Safeguarding and Prevent - Level 2Train for a new jobOnline20 January 2021TFree (funding available)Apply
Health and MedicalCare - Level 2Train for a new jobBispham Campus22 February 2021MFree (funding available)Apply
Health and MedicalCounselling Skills - Level 2Train for a new jobBickerstaffe House23 February 2021TFree (funding available)Apply
Health and MedicalMental Health Awareness - Level 2Train for a new jobBispham Campus23 February 2021TFree (funding available)Apply
Health and MedicalUnderstanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace - Level 2Skills for EmploymentOnline24 February 2021WFree (funding available)Apply
Health and MedicalCare - Level 2Train for a new jobBispham Campus22 February 2021MFree (funding available)Apply
Health and MedicalUnderstanding the Safe Handling of Medication - Level 2Train for a new jobOnline26 February 2021FFree (funding available)Apply
Health and MedicalUnderstanding Safeguarding and Prevent - Level 2Train for a new jobOnline20 January 2021TFree (funding available)Apply
Health and MedicalUnderstanding Specific Learning Difficulties - Level 2Train for a new jobOnline13 January 2021WFree (funding available)Apply
Health and MedicalUnderstanding Working in the Health Sector - Level 2Train for a new jobOnline15 April 2021ThFree (funding available)Apply
Health and MedicalUnderstanding Dignity and Safeguarding - Level 2Train for a new jobOnline14 January 2021ThFree (funding available)Apply
Health and MedicalUnderstanding the Safe Handling of Medication - Level 2Train for a new jobOnline26 February 2021FFree (funding available)Apply
Health and MedicalFalls Prevention Awareness - Level 2Train for a new jobOnline15 January 2021FFree (funding available)Apply
Health and MedicalUnderstanding Behaviour that Challenges - Level 2Train for a new jobOnline08 March 2021MFree (funding available)Apply
Health and MedicalPrinciples of Dementia Care - Level 2Train for a new jobOnline11 January 2021MFree (funding available)Apply
SportPersonal Training (Gym Based Exercise) - Level 3 Bispham Campus08 February 2021WFree (funding available)  
SportSports Massage Therapy - Level 3 (Evening class) Bispham Campus17 March 2021WFree (funding available)
Health and MedicalUnderstanding Personal Care Needs - Level 2Train for a new jobOnline12 January 2021TFree (funding available)Apply
ScienceAnimal Science - Level 2Train for a new jobBispham Campus05 January 2021M T & FFree (funding available)Apply
Teaching and Learning SupportSupport Work in Schools - Level 2Train for a new jobOnline13 January 2021WFree (funding available)Apply
Teaching and Learning SupportSupport Work in Schools - Level 2 Train for a new jobOnline13 January 2021WFree (funding available)
Teaching and Learning SupportSupport Work in Schools - Level 2Train for a new jobOnline23 February 2021TFree (funding available) 
Teaching and Learning SupportSupport Work in Schools - Level 2 (Evening Class)Train for a new jobOnline23 February 2021WFree (funding available)