Why choose B&FC?

  • An Ofsted Grade 1 Outstanding college
  • The highest possible gold rating in the government's new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • Commendations from The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)
  • Degrees awarded by Lancaster University – ranked in the UK’s top ten institutions¹
  • Best large college in England for student success, 3 years running2
  • One of just six general further education colleges to be granted Foundation Degree Awarding Powers
  • The third largest college provider of higher education
  • The prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize Award for Higher and Further Education Excellence regarding our partnership work with employers
  • A founding member of the Chartered Institute for Further Education (CIFE)
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Assured Status in recognition of our industry-led skills training
  • Platinum Status awarded by the RAF for engagement and recruitment
  • Driving up education standards through membership of the 157 Group
  • Four main campuses, all with cutting edge teaching and learning resources
  • A wealth of cultural, sporting and recreational facilities
  • A richly diverse student body
  • Highly qualified tutors with lots of industry experience
  • Lots of individual support and personal development opportunities
  • Making better use of our resources through the 'Green Colleges Declaration'


¹Source: The Complete University Guide League Tables 2018  
2Source: Education and Skills Funding Agency National Achievement Rate Tables (NARTs)
 of general further education colleges published April 2015, May 2016 and June 2017

OIA
FDAP
Apprenticeships
European Structural and Investment Funds
Council for Independent Education
European Social Fund
Lancaster University
Matrix
Ofsted
Disabled Confident
QAA
The Queen’s Anniversary for FE and HE
STEM