10 astonishing facts about B&FC degrees

Published on 21/09/2020 by DTHACK

There are a lot of myths about degrees. We've pulled together ten of them - and the truth behind them...
  • Is a degree for me?
  • Can I find the time?
  • Do I have the qualifications?
  • Can I afford it?

In this article you'll find answers to all your burning questions.

Now's the best time to get started on your degree. We're accepting applications for our degree-level courses until October.

10 myths about degrees

Myth #1: Degrees don't lead to a job.

Fact: 9 out of 10 B&FC graduates are in work or study within six month of graduating. 

Myth #2: Doing a degree with a family/job is impossible.

Fact: Condensed timetables make it easy to balance study with family and work. You could also access up to £20,000 a year in non-repayable financial support. 

Myth #3: A university degree is better than a college degree.

Fact: Most of our degrees are awarded by Lancaster University, allowing you to graduate with a UK top 10 university qualification (rated Gold standard in the Teaching Excellence Framework).

Myth #4: Degrees are for young people.

Fact: Most of B&FC’s degree students are what we call ‘mature’. Age is no barrier to doing a degree.

Myth #5: You need formal qualifications to do a degree.

Fact: If you have relevant work/voluntary experience, that counts instead of formal qualifications.

Myth #6: It costs too much to do a degree.

Fact: There’s nothing to pay upfront and you can access tuition and maintenance loans as well as funding you don’t need to pay back.

Myth #7: A degree takes up too much time.

Fact: Onsite and online attendance can be as little as just 1 or 2 days a week.

Myth #8: Doing a degree with a family/job is impossible.

Fact: Many people successfully balance study with family and work commitments. Help with childcare costs of up to £298.69 a week for 2 or more children is also available.

Myth #9: Degrees are for ‘academic’ people.

Fact: Passion and determination are what really count. We’ll support you to develop the study skills you need. 

Myth #10: Degree study is lots of people in a lecture theatre taking notes.

Fact: It’s rare to have more than 20 students in a class. Learning is varied and delivered in a safe environment with lots of 1-2-1 support.