Welcome to Enrolment for September 2021

It’s time to enrol!

If you haven't applied yet then it's not too late!

Enrolment is still taking place - no appointment needed!

Enrolment locations and opening times are as follows:

School Leavers

Enrolment is taking place at our Bispham Campus (except for Blackpool School of Arts courses which will take place at our University Centre Campus).

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - 11am-4pm
  • Wednesday - 11am-6.30pm

Degree-level

Enrolment is taking place at our University Centre Campus (except for Engineering and Construction programmes which will take place at our Bispham Campus).

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - 11am-4pm
  • Wednesday - 11am-6.30pm

Adult Students

Enrolment is taking place at our Bispham Campus (except for Access to HE, Accounting and Blackpool School of Arts courses which will take place at our University Centre Campus).

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - 11am-4pm
  • Wednesday - 11am-6.30pm

Getting here

Getting to College is easy and there are several public transport options.

There will also be free parking provided if you are coming in a car. Parking spaces will be allocated on arrival.

Bispham Campus

Our Bispham Campus address is: Blackpool and The Fylde College, Ashfield Road, Blackpool FY2 0HB.

You can plan your journey, however you choose to travel, by going to our journey planner here

University Centre Campus

Our University Centre Campus address is: University Centre: Blackpool and The Fylde College, Park Road, Blackpool, FY1 4ES.

You can find further travel details here.

Keeping you safe on campus

Enrolment will be carried out in line with government advice and guidance, and to ensure the health and safety of you and our colleagues. We can assure you that all our campuses are Covid safe sites. We may need to ask you to follow some specific health and safety measures, including the wearing of a mask and using hand sanitiser.

  Important guidance

  • Face masks and sanitising products will be available

School Leavers

Don’t worry if you haven’t enrolled yet, there is still time! You can enrol at Bispham Campus on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 11am-4pm or Wednesday 11am-6.30pm. No appointment needed.

Please note: If you enrolling on to a Blackpool School of Arts course then this will take place at University Centre Campus, which is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 11am-4pm or Wednesday 11am-6.30pm. No appointment needed.

What you need to bring:

  • Your results slip with this year’s GCSE (or equivalent) examination results and certificates for any qualifications you completed before the summer
  • Your completed Bursary Application form if relevant
  • Your completed Blackpool Transport 24/7 bus pass form if relevant

International students

EU/EEA Citizens

If you are an EU/EEA citizen you will need to bring evidence of your settled / pre-settled status with you to enrol.  At enrolment you can provide us with your share code or evidence of the outcome of your application for the EU Settlement Scheme.

Non EU/EAA Citizens

You will need to bring your passport and current visa with you when you enrol.

For more details, please view our School Leaver Enrolment Guide.

Degree-level 

Don’t worry if you haven’t enrolled yet, there is still time! You can enrol at University Centre Campus on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 11am-4pm or Wednesday 11am-6.30pm. No appointment needed.

Please note: If you enrolling on to a degree-level Engineering or Construction programme then this will take place at Bispham Campus which is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 11am-4pm or Wednesday 11am-6.30pm. No appointment needed.

What you need to bring:

  • Proof of Identity
    You will be required to supply two forms of identification, one to confirm your address and one form of photo ID. Acceptable forms of ID are:

    • Driving License Photo Card
    • Passport
    • Student Loan/Grant Confirmation Letter
    • Bank or Government Agency Certificate
    • Utility Bill
  • UCAS Number (if applied via ucas)
    Please bring with you your UCAS number as this verifies to Administration Staff enrolling you that you have applied for your course via UCAS. If you have not applied through UCAS you will need to complete a Record of Prior Acceptance (RPA) form with your tutor before you can enrol.

    Please note that if you have not applied through UCAS you may not be able to apply for a Student Loan/Grant, also most banks require your UCAS number in order to set up a student bank account.

  • Address Details
    If you are living away from home whilst studying at the College, please bring with you details of your ‘lodging’ address. A record of both your home and lodging address will be kept on record.

  • Next of Kin Details
    You will be asked to provide contact details for a next of kin, someone who we will be able to contact in case of emergencies.

Student Finance England Tuition Fee Loan Students

If you have applied for a Tuition Fee Loan you will need to produce the University or College Payment Advice letter. This is a letter which is sent to you from Student Finance England stating that they will be paying the tuition fees on your behalf. 

If Student Finance England are only paying a proportion of the fees, the remainder must be paid in full at enrolment if less than £200, or an instalment plan set up. If you are not able to provide the letter from Student Finance England we will need your Customer Reference Number in order to process your enrolment.

If you are not able to supply the letter or your Customer Reference Number then you will need to set up an instalment plan and pay the first instalment at enrolment, please see below for more information. Upon receipt of the University or College Payment Advice letter the Student Administration Manager will authorise a refund of any payments made. 

Please ensure that you have returned the signed declaration to Student Finance. The College will not receive payment from Student Finance until the form has been received.

Self-financing Students

If you are self-funding your course you will need to either pay the fees in full at enrolment or pay a deposit and set up an instalment plan for the remainder of the fees (see below for more information).
Payments can be made via:

  • Cheque or Bankers Draft made payable to “Blackpool and The Fylde College”
  • Debit or Credit Card
  • Instalment Plan

The instalment plan will consist of 5 equal payments. For example, if your course costs £8,750 the fee will be split
into 5 equal instalments of £1,458.

  • Deposit of £1,460 payable at the time of enrolment
  • 5 direct debit instalments of £1,458 commencing 1 November, with the final instalment being 1 March of the following year.

Please ensure you bring your bank details with you in order to set up the instalment plan at enrolment. If the payee is someone other than you, the account holder must be present at enrolment to complete and sign the relevant direct debit documentation.

Sponsored Students

If your employer is paying the Tuition Fees on your behalf you will need to provide a letter on company letterhead to confirm this. The letter should include:

  • the amount your employer is paying for the current academic year*
  • the full postal address of where the invoice is to be sent
  • any other specific information ie purchase order number if applicable

The Finance Department will then invoice your employer directly for the tuition fee.

*Please note: if your employer is paying for your tuition fees for subsequent years a letter will be required for each academic year.

International students

EU/EEA Citizens

If you are an EU/EEA citizen you will need to bring evidence of your settled / pre-settled status with you to enrol.  At enrolment you can provide us with your share code or evidence of the outcome of your application for the EU Settlement Scheme.

Non EU/EAA Citizens

You will need to bring your passport and current visa with you when you enrol.

For more details, please view our Degree Level Enrolment Guide.

Adult Students

Don’t worry if you haven’t enrolled yet, there is still time! You can enrol at Bispham Campus on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 11am-4pm or Wednesday 11am-6.30pm. No appointment needed.

Please note: If you enrolling on to a Access to HE, Accounting or Blackpool School of Arts course then this will take place at University Centre Campus. Opening times are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 11am-4pm or Wednesday 11am-6.30pm. No appointment needed.

What you need to bring:

  • Evidence of your qualifications mentioned in your application
  • Your National Insurance Number (Only required if you are receiving benefits and your course fees are being waived or if you have been referred by Job Centre Plus)
  • Adult Learner Loan reference number (if your course is eligible for funding via the Adult Learner Loan) - if you haven’t already applied for your Adult Learner and need your learning and funding information to enable you to do this, contact the Admissions Team on 01253 504322

Low Wage Initiative

If your fees are being waived via the low wage initiative, you will also need to bring the following:

  • Wage slips
  • Bank statements
  • P60
  • Most recent tax return (if self-employed)

Find out more about fees and funding for adult students here.

If your employer is paying your course fees

Students whose employers are paying any part of their fees and do not have a contract with B&FC must bring a letter from their employer on company letter headed paper to confirm what is being paid for, including course and value, and provide a purchase order, where required, by a sponsoring employer.

International students

EU/EEA Citizens

If you are an EU/EEA citizen you will need to bring evidence of your settled / pre-settled status with you to enrol.  At enrolment you can provide us with your share code or evidence of the outcome of your application for the EU Settlement Scheme.

Non EU/EAA Citizens

You will need to bring your passport and current visa with you when you enrol.

Devolved Authorities and Funding

If you live in one of the areas listed below you will not be eligible to receive funding on your Further Education course because the authority where you live has received the funding for residents of those areas.  The exception to this is where you are studying a course at Level 3,4,5 or 6 and you are taking out an Advanced Learning Loan to pay for your tuition fees.

  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater London
  • Greater Manchester
  • Liverpool City Region
  • North of Tyne
  • Sheffield City Region
  • Tees Valley
  • West Midlands
  • West of England
  • West Yorkshire

For more details, please view our Adult Students Enrolment Guide.

Apprenticeships

Don’t worry if you haven’t enrolled yet, there is still time! You can enrol at Bispham Campus on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 11am-4pm or Wednesday 11am-6.30pm. No appointment needed.

Gateway

To arrange enrolment on one of our Gateway courses, please contact us by emailing renuka.morris@blackpool.ac.uk.

GCSE

To arrange enrolment on our Maths of English GCSE courses, please contact us by emailing either maths@blackpool.ac.uk or english@blackpool.ac.uk.

Seasiders

To arrange enrolment on one of our Functional Skills courses, please contact us by emailing seasiderscourses@blackpool.ac.uk.

Frequently asked questions

I missed my appointment for enrolment, can I arrange another appointment? 

Enrolment is still taking place - no appointment needed now!

Details of our enrolment locations and opening times can be found at the top of the page.

Do I need to attend enrolment on my own?

Yes, unless you require assistance, we ask that you attend enrolment alone.

I want to apply for a course starting in September after enrolment has started, what do I need to do?

No problem, come along to enrolment where you can have a chat with with a tutor who will check you meet the entry requirements and direct you to the right course for you.

Will I be required to wear a face mask at enrolment?

The College is following some specific health and safety measures, including the wearing of a face mask (unless you are exempt), using hand sanitiser, random temperature checks and the cleaning of desks after each appointment.

What happens if I don't get the grades I was expecting?

Firstly, don't worry. B&FC is here to help!

We have lots of courses here at B&FC - and experts who can help find the right course to match your needs.

More information and support to help you take the next step can be found here.

In the unlikely event that you would like to appeal your results, you can find details on which grounds you can appeal and how to do this here.

Didn't get the results you wanted or want some advice on your options?

Our award-winning Careers Team can help to point you in the right direction.

Please email careers@blackpool.ac.uk to make an appointment.

I want to change my course

We want to make sure your course is exactly what you need for your future career. If you've been offered a place and want to discuss other course options, you can do this at enrolment.

I’ve logged in and have a few different offers. Which one do I accept?

If you've applied for a number of different courses over the last few months, simply accept your preferred option.

If you want expert help on the right course to choose, we can sort this at enrolment. 

My personal details have changed since I applied

Get in touch with us at info@blackpool.ac.uk or call 01253 504 343.

When does my course start?

You'll be provided with this information at enrolment by the tutor, along with your start time, meeting point and induction information. You will also receive information on how to log in to the College systems.

When do I apply for a student loan?

19+ courses

Advanced Learner Loans are available for many 19+ further education courses, and are available up to the full cost of your course.

You don't need to pay back an Advanced Learner Loan until you're earning at least £27,295 a year.

Before applying for an Advanced Leaner Loan you'll need a Learning and Funding Information and Offer Letter. We'll send you this letter during the summer before the start of your course.

How to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan

Financial support for adult students

Degree-level courses

You don't need a confirmed place to apply for student finance.

You can still apply for funding up to 9 months after the first day of the academic year for your course.

How to apply for student finance

Financial support for higher education students

16-18s

All courses for 16-18s are funded by the government.

Financial support for 16-18s

FDAP
Apprenticeships
European Structural and Investment Funds
Council for Independent Education
European Social Fund
Lancaster University
Matrix
Ofsted
Disabled Confident
QAA
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