January starts

New Year New Career

Start working towards your career ambitions!

Now is the perfect time to start learning. A new year brings opportunities to achieve something new. Boost your employability with a career-focused course from B&FC. Our technical and professional courses will allow you to enhance your current skill set, or re-train for a whole new career.

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Free or Funding Available


Studying towards your dream career has never been more affordable. With 80 free courses available you can get the skills you need to reboot your career or get set for an exciting new career.

Find out about our great financial support here or contact our course enquiries team on 01253 504343


  Designed to fit around you

We also offer 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.


How to Apply



  1. Click on the course you want to apply to
  2. Hit the Apply button to complete a short form
  3. If the course you are applying for starts before 7 January 2022 then our Admissions team will get in touch to advise you of the next steps.
  4. For courses starting after 7 January 2022, please come along to our onsite open event on Saturday 8 January 2022 to complete enrolment. Full details on the open event and the enrolment process can be found here.

Chloe Anne

The BTEC Level 3 Public Services course gives you a fantastic introduction to the British Army, and the ambulance, fire and police services. It's all assignment-based, so perfect if you're not a fan of exams. We got to go on a lot of trips, including a residential on an army base where we did lots of training.

I'm so glad I chose B&FC. The teachers are really supportive and on the Public Services course you'll make friends for life.

Public Services is a brilliant course that gets you ready for a really well paid job. If you like helping people and want the challenge of no two days being the same, then this course will get you on the way to a fulfilling, exciting, and inspiring career.

Chloe-Anne Cottam, who's now on a Professional Policing degree course.

Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Want to earn and learn at the same time? If you have a clear idea of the career you want to pursue, an apprenticeship may be the ideal choice. Combine on-the-job training with study, gain a nationally recognised qualification and earn a wage, all at the same time.

We offer a range of apprenticeships for all levels, from traineeships for those with little experience all the way through to higher and degree apprenticeships.Take a look at our apprenticeships here



Career Courses

Kick start the New Year and your career with one of our courses below. We’ll help you achieve your goals and take your skills to a whole new level.

Access to Higher Education


Automotive and Motorsport

Business and Enterprise

Casino Operations and Gaming Technology

Catering, Hospitality and Events Management

Children, Young People and Families

Computing and Digital Technologies


Creative Arts



Foundations for Learning and Life

Hair, Beauty and Related Therapies

Health and Medical Professions

Learning Support

Public Services

Sport, Leisure and Recreation

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European Structural and Investment Funds
Council for Independent Education
European Social Fund
Lancaster University
Disabled Confident
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