Why choose B&FC

One of the best

  • Ranked in the top 3% of England’s further education colleges 6 years running*
  • Founding member of the Chartered Institute for Further Education (CIFE)

Fantastic results

  • 98% pass rate in 2020/21 (of which 40% achieved a high grade)**
  • Ranked second in England for improving student success in maths***
  • Ranked fifth in England for improved outcomes in English3
  • Student satisfaction is consistently over 90%

Something for everyone

  • Diploma qualifications equivalent to 3 A Levels
  • Pioneering the government’s new T Levels
  • Choice of 17 subject areas
  • Re-take maths and English if necessary
  • Guaranteed place on one of our UK top 20 Lancaster University degrees****


  • Input from over 1,800 employers 
  • Guaranteed relevant industry placement*****
  • Industry specialist expert tutors 
  • Multi-million pound high-tech facilities 
  • FREE career planning

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
  • Personal progress tutor 
  • Specialist learning support 

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


* National Achievement Rate Tables (NARTs) from the Department for Education & Education and Skills Funding Agency 2018/19
** Based on Level 3 Triple Diploma students achieving a 98% pass rate and 40% of these achieving Triple Distinction Star to Distinction, Merit, Merit – or equivalent
*** 16-18 Performance Tables 2018/19
**** Applies to successful level 3 students who meet the entry criteria. The Complete University Guide League Tables 2022 rank Lancaster University in the UK’s top 20 universities.
***** Full-time, eligible students

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