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Welcome to Blackpool and The Fylde College


Blackpool and The Fylde College is one of the UK’s leading Further Education colleges. Our reputation for excellence has developed through professionalism and passion for learning, helped by talented staff, outstanding resources and massive commitment to student support.

About us

Whether you’re seeking employment, promotion, a career change, progression to university or just wanting a new challenge, our vast range of programmes ensures there’s something for everyone. We offer full and part-time vocational courses in everything from Advanced Engineering to Fashion and Costume along with Apprenticeships and higher education courses. We also offer courses for industry, courses for leisure and access courses for people looking for a new start in life.

Facilities available

As one of the UK’s largest colleges, we have excellent facilities for students. They include 4 main campuses located across the Fylde Coast, all of which have recently undergone or are currently undergoing major redevelopment to deliver state-of-the-art teaching and learning resources. They are complemented by a host of cultural, sporting and recreational facilities.

Retail facilities

  • A coffee shop serving Starbucks (Hub)
  • A bakery/sweet shop Grab & Go
  • Hair and beauty salons

Recreational facilities

  • A fully-equipped gym (Inspirations)
  • A sports hall
  • An all-weather floodlit pitch
  • Main refectory (Retreat) and chill-out zone

Fine dining – The College is home to a superb training restaurant – Level 6 – where the chefs of tomorrow serve up a superior range of brasserie style dishes with a modern British twist.

Teaching and learning facilities –

  • A contemporary and purpose-built business centre
  • The UK’s first Gaming Academy offering a realistic casino environment
  • A stylish yet functional learning resource centre – The Loop
  • ‘Early Years’ and ‘hospital ward’ training rooms
  • An Automotive Academy complete with MOT testing centre and ‘Rolling Road’
  • An Aviation Academy with its own Piper Cherokee
  • A Construction Centre with two full-size detached houses

Pre-University Centre – This is a dedicated environment exclusively for students enrolled on one of our Level 3 Extended Diplomas. Pre-university students get the best of both worlds: their very own teaching facilities, learning resources and social learning space plus all the wider facilities of the main College campus.

Learner success

Accolades – why we’re good

  • We recently became the third general Further Education College in the UK to receive Grade 1 Outstanding across each of the main areas since a  new framework was put into place in September 2012
  • We’ve been designated a National Beacon of Excellence by the government
  • We've been judged by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) as fully meeting UK standards, with 2 out of the possible 3 additional areas judged as 'commended' and 11 areas of good practice being cited.
  • We’re an Associate College of Lancaster University – ranked among the top 1% of universities worldwide (The Times Higher Education international table)

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Blackpool and The Fylde College directly.

Last updated date: 25 November 2015
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