Wider Information Set (WIS)

At Blackpool and The Fylde College we are committed to making it easier for students and the wider public to access the information that we publish about ourselves and our courses.

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has specified the information they expect higher education providers to make available online or by request. This information forms part of what HEFCE has described as a Wider Information Set (WIS).

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What is the value of the Wider Information Set?

  • To inform the public about the quality of higher education, and in particular, help provide potential students with information that will help them make a choice about what and where to study

  • To help provide evidence to contribute to quality assurance processes in institutions (specifically review by the QAA)

  • To help provide information that institutions can use to enhance the quality of their HE provision.

Information about us as an institution

See further details on the freedom of information.

Results of internal student surveys

Our current students can access the results of internal student surveys on Moodle.

Policies for student complaints and appeals

Partnerships with Awarding Bodies

Blackpool and The Fylde College has a long standing relationship with our principal validating partner Lancaster University; all programmes with the exception of those listed below are validated by them.

BSc (Hons) Top-up Sports Coaching and Exercise InstructionUniversity of Salford
BA (Hons) Top-up Sports Studies and DevelopmentUniversity of Salford
BSc (Hons) Top-up Public ServicesUniversity of Salford
FdSc Nautical ScienceLiverpool John Moores University
FdSc Sports Coaching and Exercise ScienceLiverpool John Moores University
FdSc Physical Activity, Nutrition and HealthLiverpool John Moores University
HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (RQF)BTEC
HNC in General Engineering (RQF)BTEC
HNC in Mechanical Engineering (RQF)BTEC
HNC in Civil Engineering BTEC
HNC in Construction and the Built Environment BTEC
HNC in Nautical ScienceSQA
HND in Nautical ScienceSQA
HND Marine EngineeringSQA
HNC Marine EngineeringSQA

QAA Quality Code

The QAA Quality Code for Higher Education sets out the expectations that all providers of UK higher education are required to meet.

The Quality Code gives all higher education providers a shared starting point for setting, describing and assuring the academic standards of their higher education awards and programmes and the quality of the learning opportunities they provide. We use it to design policies for maintaining academic standards and quality.

External examiners

External examining provides one of the principal means for maintaining UK threshold academic standards within autonomous higher education institutions. External examining is therefore an integral and essential part of institutional quality assurance. At the College we make scrupulous use of the reports external examiners provide to both assure quality and standards and to help identify opportunities for enhancement.

Resources for External Examiners are available within our External Examiners section.

The University of Salford
European Structural and Investment Funds
Council for Independent Education
European Social Fund
Lancaster University
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