Financial Support for 19+

If you’re 19 or over and studying a full-time further education course, you could apply for the Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees with nothing to pay upfront and no repayments till you’re earning at least £25,0001 a year (for further education courses at levels 3-6 only).


We also offer the following support through our B&FC Bonus - see if you're eligible by checking the table below:

  • A FREE 24/7 Blackpool Transport travel pass2

  • A FREE dedicated Lytham bus2

  • A FREE healthy breakfast every morning while you’re at College

  • A £60 monthly bursary payment to help with course-related costs2

  • Help with childcare costs2

1Currently £21,000 but rising to £25,000 from 6 April 2018

2Eligibility applies

The offerHelp with travel to and from College if you live 1.5 or more miles from the campus you attendMonthly bursary payments to help with your course related costsHelp with childcare whilst you studyHelp with the costs of accommodation if you have to study away from home because the course is not available in your local area and you are studying towards your first full level 2 or 3 qualification
Am I eligible?Income based Job Seeker’s Allowance or Income Support

OR Income based Employment and Support Allowance

OR Universal Credit

OR Council Tax Reduction or Housing Benefit

OR Pension Credit (guaranteed only)

OR Working Families/Child Tax Credits (TC602) 2017/18 (2016/17 must show income less than £20,000)

OR P60 end of year certificate for 2017 and Council Tax statement

OR An unwaged dependant of any of the above

What do I need to bring?

A photocopy of all pages of a Job Centre Plus,  Department for Work and Pensions letter dated from March 2017

OR A photocopy of all pages of a Working/Child Tax Credit Award Notice * (TC602) 2017/18 (2016/2017 must show income less than £20,000)

OR Two P60s for April 2017 (income less than £20,000) and a council tax statement showing the number of adults living in the household. If one parent or carer in the household does not work and is not in receipt of an eligible benefit , they should provide three months recent bank statements

*Please note: we are unable to accept your Tax Credit Annual Review Notice

How do I apply?

Please apply as early as possible to ensure funding is in place before the start of your course. Download and complete the application form below and return to:

Careers Team
Blackpool & The Fylde College
Bispham Campus
Ashfield Road

Contact us

Our student advisers are here to help with all aspects of funding. Contact us on T 01253 504496 or E

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