School leavers - Your choices

School leaver choices

B&FC is an Ofsted Grade 1 college and in the top 3% of all colleges in England for student success. We recently celebrated outstanding results among our further education students, which saw them progress to degree level study and rewarding careers.

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  • 100% pass rate across 12 subject areas
  • Guaranteed place on one of our degree courses for students successfully completing Level 3 qualifications
  • Our partnerships with more than 1,800 employers help students access relevant industry placements
  • Learning your trade in high-tech, industry-standard facilities
  • Free bus from and to Poulton-le-Fylde
  • Free breakfast
  • And Starbucks at Bispham Campus and University Centre.

These are just some of the reasons our students choose B&FC.

At B&FC, our focus is giving you the knowledge, skills and experience to prepare for higher education and highly skilled employment. Here you will access industry specialist tutors, cutting edge facilities and an extended industry placement to provide you with a valuable head start on your chosen future career. 

We offer a rich and rewarding learning experience, supported by a wide range of resources, events and activities to help you develop not just as a student but as a person. Throughout your time at B&FC, we will work closely with you to achieve your goals and progress towards a bright, rewarding future. 

Most importantly, we want you to enjoy the journey.

Study options

B&FC is focused on your career success. All our courses give you the skills and experience to excel in employment.

We offer:

  • Diplomas
  • T Levels
  • Apprenticeships

Diplomas

These Level 1, 2 and 3 study programmes combine practical learning with subject and theory content.

Diplomas are designed for students interested in a particular sector or industry, but not necessarily with a specific job in mind.

Apply for whichever level matches your experience. We'll decide the right study programme during a tutor chat following your application. 

Diplomas are two year courses featuring a 20-hour industry placement..

Entry requirements vary. Check the course page for more information.

Level 3 Triple Diplomas

Our Level 3 Triple Diplomas are the equivalent to studying three A Levels and carry the maximum 168 UCAS points.

Unlike A Levels, our Level 3 Triple Diplomas are predominantly assignment-based - with significant emphasis on industry experience.

T levels

Want to learn a trade - and put your skills to the test on an extended industry placement?

Read more about T Levels

Apprenticeships

As an apprentice, you will be employed while working towards a nationally-recognised qualification.

You will develop your skills mostly through on-the-job training, with around 20% of your time spent doing ‘off-the-job’ training, usually at College.

Ideally you will need to have a suitable position before you start but we can support you to find your ideal role.

Read more about apprenticeships

* Applies to successful level 3 students who meet the entry criteria.

10 reasons to choose B&FC

If you're still weighing up your choices on where to study, find out why you should make B&FC your number one choice.

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See what you could be studying in September at B&FC.

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