International students - welcome

Welcome to Blackpool and The Fylde College (B&FC), with has been providing high quality technical and professional education for more than 125 years.
 
We operate over the 17-mile stretch of Lancashire’s Fylde Coast, just an hour from England’s stunning Lake District National Park and the thriving northern cities of Liverpool and Manchester.
 
An Ofsted Outstanding college and ranked in the top 3% of further education colleges in England for five years running1, we benefit from world-class facilities, expert tutors and excellent relationships with local and national employers. Our degree programmes are awarded by Lancaster University, ranked among the UK's top 10 universities2.
 
We offer competitive fees and Blackpool itself has a relatively low cost of living, with plenty of student accommodation and good opportunities for part-time work. 
 
Our specialisms include aerospace, engineering, energy, digital, health, project management and the visitor economy. Many international students study maritime operations at our Fleetwood Nautical Campus, widely recognised as one of the top nautical establishments in the country.
 
International students do well here and quickly settle into our friendly environment. Our commitment to supporting students to fulfil their future career aspirations is evidenced through 97% of students progressing into employment or further study3.
 
Why not be part of our success?

 

1National Achievement Rates Tables (NARTs) from the Department for Education and Education and Skills Funding Agency 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18
2The Complete University Guide League Tables 2020
3Internal destination data

 

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