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Blackpool and the Fylde College

Blackpool | North West England

Town By the sea

UCAS code: B41

Blackpool and The Fylde College (B&FC) is the largest college provider of degree-level education in England*, with the majority of degree-level qualifications awarded by Lancaster University, allowing students to graduate with a UK top 10 university degree**. 

Awarded TEF gold (the highest rating in the government’s Teaching and Excellence Framework), B&FC has also received commendations from the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA); moreover, it is one of just seven general FE colleges to be granted Foundation Degree Awarding powers.

B&FC’s technical and professional degree-level courses, including degree and higher apprenticeships, are co-created with industry to furbish graduates with the skills needed for sustainable career opportunities. Nine out of 10 B&FC graduates are in work or further study within six months***, earning an average graduate starting salary of £25,000 (circa 25% higher than the national average)****.

At B&FC, students benefit from smaller class sizes, a personalised support plan, expert tuition from industry specialists, condensed timetabling, high quality industry placements and access to a £500 Advantage Bursary*****.

In addition, the college admits applicants with relevant work/voluntary experience in lieu of formal qualifications.

* Number of HEFCE learners from published ESFA, Financial Management: College Accounts March 2019
** The Complete University Guide League Tables 2019
*** DLHE 2016/17
**** DLHE 2016/17 &
***** Eligibility applies


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