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Reasons to study at B&FC

Engaging courses, expert tuition, rewarding industry placements, exceptional facilities – at B&FC we have it all, including plenty of data which demonstrates what a great place the College is to continue your education.

Choosing to study here is the gateway to a potentially fulfilling and highly paid career and we will do all we can to help you succeed.

Of course, we realise that studying at any level isn’t always plain sailing which is why we also have an extensive range of support services to help you successfully navigate any bumps along the way.

Here are just a few of the reasons we believe you should make B&FC your number one choice.

Fantastic results

97% pass rate in 2019/20 (of which 57% achieved a high grade)**

Ranked second in England for improving student success in maths***

Ranked fifth in England for improved outcomes in English 3

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

Opportunity to retake 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 97% pass rate and 57% 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