B&FC offers several degree-level pathways towards a career in teaching - all the way through to a postgraduate qualification.
Choose the course that best suits your situation.
Education and Training Certificate (CET) - Level 4
The Certificate in Education and Training is for anyone interested in training in the workplace or for a learning and development sector organisation.
It is also ideal for those that wish to perform a teaching or support role for young people aged 14 and over.
This course develops practical training and teaching skills and knowledge to plan and deliver education and training.
This programme is typically delivered in the evening over 30 weeks, for 3 hours per week.
Education and Training Diploma (DET) - Level 5
The Diploma in Education and Training Level 5 can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers and trainers, this includes:
- If you are not currently teaching and training but can meet the practice requirements, including the observed and assessed practice requirements of the qualification.
- If you are currently teaching and training, including those who have just begun teaching and training and who can meet the practice requirements, including the observed and assessed practice requirements of the qualification.
- If you are currently working as an assessor and you wish to achieve a teaching qualification and who can meet the practice requirements, including the observed and assessed practice of the qualification.
Post Graduate Certificate in Education - Level 7 PGCE
Train for a rewarding career in teaching with the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).
This nationally-recognised course combines teaching theory with 300 hours’ teaching and teaching-related practice to allow you to develop your own effective teaching style.
Teacher training courses at B&FC
There are 3,302 annual teaching openings across the North West.
What our staff and students say
Why choose B&FC?
With more than 1,000 employer partnerships, our work with employers has earned us the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize.
Our free careers service includes expert advice and resources to help with making career choices, applying to university and coaching to get you ready for employment.
Our tutors are specialists in their subjects and help you develop the skills you need to be successful. They regularly spend time in industry to keep their knowledge and experience up-to-date.
Your own personal progress tutor will help you to settle in, keep you informed about upcoming events and provide ongoing support and guidance. We also offer confidential counselling.
We offer a FREE healthy breakfast for everyone. You could also get up to £1200 worth of funding and FREE meals if you're in care or receiving certain benefits.
If you have a disability (including a specific learning or mental health difficulty) we will help you to access the support needed to manage your studies as independently as possible.
Food and Drink
From smoothies to sub rolls, we offer a wide range of low-cost food and drink plus a FREE healthy breakfast for everyone and FREE meals for eligible students.
Our Students' Union runs a variety of clubs, societies and events, all aimed at giving you the best student experience possible. You could also get involved as a rep or elected officer.
Sports are big at B&FC and there are lots of fitness activities and College teams for you to join, facilitated through our all-weather pitch, sports hall and fitness suite.
Work experience opportunities
B&FC works with a wide range of schools across The Fylde and beyond, offering students placement opportunities.
How to find us
Squires Gate Lane