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Teacher training at B&FC

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 Award (AET) - Level 3

The Education and Training Award is an ideal short course for anyone interested in training in the workplace or those who work in a support capacity in an education environment. 

The course is a great introduction to the theoretical skills and practical knowledge required to enable you to plan and deliver education and training.

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.

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Why choose B&FC?

Why Choose B&FC?

Getting Here

With our FREE 24/7 Blackpool Transport travel pass, eligible students* get unlimited use of any Blackpool Transport bus or Tram. We also offer help with long-distance travel costs.

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Personalised Learning

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.

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Money Matters

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.

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Learning Support

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.

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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*.

*Eligibility applies - see for details

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Career Planning

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.

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Expert Tutors

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.

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Students' Union

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.

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Sports are big at B&FC and there are lots of fitness activites and College teams for you to join, facilitated through our all-weather pitch, sports hall and fitness suite-inspirations.

Work experience opportunities

B&FC works with a wide range of schools across The Fylde and beyond, offering students placement opportunities.

Apply for a place!

It's easy to apply - you just need to click on your chosen programme then click on the 'apply' or 'enquire' button. Some workplace programmes even have an 'enrol' button so you can sign up there and then.

Complete the quick and easy application form then wait for our professional and friendly Admissions Team to get in touch.

How to Apply

How to find us

University Centre
Park Road
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Bispham Campus
Ashfield Road
United Kingdom

Lancashire Energy HQ
Squires Gate Lane
United Kingdom
European Structural and Investment Funds
Council for Independent Education
European Social Fund
Lancaster University
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