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FREE upcoming courses for 19+

With 2023 just around the corner, it's a great time to set new goals and embrace new opportunities. With a B&FC course that's either free or has no upfront fees and could take just a few weeks to complete, you could soon have a whole host of new skills to boost your employability.

Free or Funding Available

Studying towards your dream career has never been more affordable. With free courses available in sectors as diverse as hair and beauty and social care, there's plenty of opportunity to upskill to revive your existing career or reskill to set off in an entirely new career direction.

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

Designed to fit around you

We offer a safe, supportive learning environment with courses that often only require 1 or 2 days attendance, leaving you plenty of time for work and family commitments.

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Automotive

Course Title Start Date Daytime/Evening Day Duration
Vehicle Body Repair and Paint (Adult Evening Class) - Level 2      03/01/2023        Evening Tue 1 Year
Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair - Level 1 03/01/2023        Daytime Fri 20 Week
Vehicle Inspection - Level 2 10/01/2023        Daytime Wed, Thu, Fri 18 Week
Automotive Engineering - Access to HE Diploma 10/01/2023        Daytime Wed, Thu, Fri 18 Week
Vehicle Accident Repair (Multi-Skilled) - Level 2 10/01/2023        Daytime Wed, Thu, Fri 18 Week
Vehicle Inspection - Level 2 10/01/2023        Daytime Wed, Thu, Fri 18 Week
Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair - Level 2 10/01/2023         Daytime Wed, Thu, Fri 18 Week

Blackpool School of Arts

Course Title Start Date Daytime/Evening Days Duration
Art and Design - Level 2 09/01/2023        Daytime Wed, Thu, Fri 18 Week
Preparing for Creative Arts Higher Education - Level 2 20/02/2023      Daytime Tue, Wed 6 Week

Business

Course Title Start Date Daytime/Evening Days Duration
Digital Promotion for Business - Level 2 09/01/2023        Daytime Mon, Tue, Fri 5 Week
Business - Fast Track to Degree 16/01/2023        Daytime Thu 18 Week
Management Fundamentals - Level 3 16/01/2023        Daytime Tue, Wed, Thu 10 Week
Preparing for Business Higher Education - Level 2 16/01/2023        Daytime Wed 18 Week
Business Management (Leadership) - Foundation Degree 30/01/2023        Daytime Tue, Wed or Thu 2 Year
Customer Service Practitioner - Level 2 27/02/2023        Daytime Mon, Tue, Fri 5 Week

Computing

Course Title Start Date Daytime/Evening Days Duration
IT Systems and Principles for IT Professionals - Fast Track to Degree 03/01/2023        Daytime Tue, Wed, Thu 20 Week
Cyber Security Principles - Level 3 12/01/2023        Evening Wed 15 Week
Coding (C#, C++) - Level 3 12/01/2023        Evening Wed 15 Week

Construction

Course Title Start Date Daytime/Evening Days Duration
Tiling - Level 2 11/01/2023        Evening Wed 10 Week
Plastering - Level 2 11/01/2023        Evening Wed 10 Week
Painting and Decorating - Level 1 11/01/2023        Evening Wed 10 Week
Introduction to Construction Environment (Bricklaying) - Level 1 11/01/2023        Evening Wed 10 Week
Introduction to Construction Environment (Carpentry and Joinery) - Level 1 11/01/2023        Evening Wed 10 Week
Plastering - Level 1 20/01/2023        Daytime Fri 10 Week
Plastering - Level 1 24/02/2023        Daytime Fri 10 Week
Painting and Decorating - Level 1 29/03/2023        Evening Wed 10 Week

Criminology

Course Title Start Date Daytime/Evening Days Duration
Introduction to Examining Crime and Punishment - Level 2 26/01/2023        Daytime Thu 6 Week

Engineering

Course Title Start Time Daytime/Evening Days Duration
Engineering - Fast Track to Degree                          03/01/2023        Daytime Wed

16 Week

English and Creative Writing

Course Title Start Date Daytime/Evening Days Duration
Introduction to English and Creative Writing - Level 2  25/01/2023        Daytime Wed

6 Week

English and Maths (including Maths, English, Digital and ESOL)

Course Title Start Date Daytime/Evening Days Duration
English Functional Skills - Level 2                             03/01/2023        Evening Mon 18 Week
Mathematics Functional Skills - Level 2 03/01/2023        Evening Tue 18 Week
English GCSE Fast Track 09/01/2023        Evening TBC 18 Week
Mathematics GCSE Fast Track 09/01/2023        Evening TBC 18 Week

Hair and Beauty

Course Title Start Date Daytime/Evening Days Duration
Cut Facial Hair to Shape Using Basic Techniques - Level 2 04/01/2023        Daytime Wed, Fri 8 Week
Colour and Lighten Hair - Level 2 06/01/2023        Daytime Fri 8 Week
Facial Massage and Skincare - Level 2 13/01/2023        Daytime Fri 8 Week
Facial and Head Massage with Skincare - Level 2 13/01/2023        Daytime Fri 8 Week
LED Gel Polish Techniques - Level 2 16/01/2023        Daytime Mon 2 Week
Apply Skin Tanning Techniques - Level 2 30/01/2023        Daytime Thu 2 Week
Nail Technology - Level 2 31/01/2023        Daytime Tue 16 Week
Nail Art and Technology - Level 2 31/01/2023        Daytime Tue 16 Week
Head Massage - Level 2 24/02/2023        Daytime Fri 2 Week
Threading Depilation - Level 2 03/03/3023        Daytime Mon 2 Week
Cutting Men's Hair - Level 2 06/03/2023        Daytime Wed, Fri 6 Week
Cutting Women's Hair - Level 2 06/03/2023        Daytime Fri 6 Week
Cosmetic Make-Up - Level 2 07/03/2023        Evening Tue 13 Week
Threading Depilation - Level 2 20/03/2023        Daytime Mon 3 Week
Facial and Head Massage with Skincare - Level 2 24/02/2023        Daytime Fri 9 Week
Facial Massage and Skincare - Level 2 24/03/2023        Daytime Fri 6 Week

Health and Social Care

Course Title Start Date Daytime/Evening Days Duration
Health and Social Science (Pre-Access to HE) - Level 2 03/01/2023        Daytime Tue 22 Week
Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties - Level 2 03/01/2023        Daytime Tue 12 Week
Teaching Assistants - Level 3 03/01/2023        Evening Tue 28 Week
Awareness of Dementia - Level 2 05/01/2023        Daytime Thu 6 Week
Caring for Children - Level 1 06/01/2023        Daytime Fri 6 Week
Mental Health Awareness - Level 1 20/01/2023        Daytime Fri 4 Hours
Stress Awareness - Level 1 27/01/2023        Daytime Fri 4 Hours
Preparing for Health and Social Care HE - Level 2 01/02/2023        Evening Wed 6 Week
Alcohol Awareness - Level 1 03/02/2023        Daytime Fri 4 Hours
Health and Social Care Professions - Level 2 03/02/2023        Daytime Fri 18 Week
Understanding Mental Health - Level 3 07/02/2023        Evening Tue 18 Week
Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent - Level 2 21/02/2023        Evening Tue 6 Week
Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication - Level 2 23/02/2023        Daytime Thu 6 Week
Understanding Personal Care Needs 23/02/2023        Daytime Thu 17 Week
Mental Health Awareness - Level 2 15/03/2023        Daytime Wed 14 Week
Mental Health Awareness - Level 2 15/03.2023        Evening Wed 14 Week

Maritime

Course Title Start Date Daytime/Evening Days Duration
Marine Engineering - Advanced Certificate 16/01/2023        Daytime Mon to Fri 42 Week
Marine Engineering - Advanced Diploma 16/01/2023        Daytime Mon to Fri 28 Week
Officer of the Watch Deck (Unlimited) Advanced Certificate 16/01/2023        Daytime Mon to Fri 25 Week
Engineering Shipping and Maritime Operations - Level 3 20/02/2023        Daytime Mon to Thu 20 Week
Deck Shipping and Maritime Operations - Level 3 20/02/2023        Daytime Mon to Thu 20 Week
Engineering Shipping and Maritime Operations - Level 3 20/02/2023        Daytime Mon to Fri 22 Week
Marine Engineering - Foundation Degree 20/02/2023        Daytime Mon to Fri 3 Year
Nautical Engineering - Foundation Degree 20/02/2023        Daytime Mon to Fri 3 Year

Public Services

Course Title Start Date Daytime/Evening Days Duration
Introduction for Entry to the Uniformed Services - Level 3 11/01/2023       Daytime Tue, Wed, Thu 10 Week
Professional Policing (Pre-join) - BA (Hons) Degree 30/01/2023       Daytime Mon, Tue 3 Year

Science

Course Title Start Date Daytime/Evening Days Duration
Animal Care - Level 2 09/01/2023       Daytime Mon to Wed 17 Week
Principles of Applied Science - Level 2 09/01/2023       Daytime Mon to Wed 17 Week
Understanding Climate Change and Environmental Awareness - Level 2 16/01/2023       Daytime Tue 11 Week

Sport

Course Title Start Date Daytime/Evening Days Duration
Personal Training (Gym-Based Exercise) - Level 3  22/02/2023         Evening Wed 15 Week

Teaching and Learning Support

Course Title Start Date Daytime/Evening Days Duration
Teaching and Learning Support - Foundation Degree 23/01/2023       Daytime Tue 2 Year

 

Free or No Upfront Fee Courses

Most Level 2 and 3 courses are either free or have no upfront fees to pay

If not, and you’re aged 19 or over studying an eligible level 3 course, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan - with nothing to pay upfront and no repayments until you’re earning at least £27,295 a year.

We also offer financial support you don’t need to pay back.

Non-repayable financial support

Studying towards your dream career has never been more affordable – take a look at what you could be entitled to:

  • £60 monthly bursary payment to help with course-related costs*
  • Help with childcare costs*
  • Help with accommodation costs (if you need to move away to study)*
  • FREE 24/7 Blackpool Transport travel pass*
  • FREE circular bus service linking our Bispham Campus with Poulton-le-Fylde
  • FREE healthy breakfast
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.

How to Apply

Applying is easy, just follow the simple steps below:
1. Click on the course you want to apply to
2. Hit the Apply button to complete a short form
3. Our Admissions team will get in touch to advise you of the next steps

Chloe-Anne's got the force!

"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
Chloe-Anne Cottam

Commercial Courses

As well as our adult courses aimed at boosting employability, we also have a range of commercial courses that are designed for employees of established businesses or for sole traders who are looking to maintain industry accreditations, expand their existing skill base or train in new industry  techniques.

To find out more about the range of commercial courses we offer, please check out our Non-funded Adult Commercial List below.

Non-funded adult commercial course list

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