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Blackpool & The Fylde College

Welcome to Blackpool and The Fylde College, 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 learner support.

Programmes – what we offer

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, GCSEs, A Levels 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.

Accolades – why we’re good

  • We’ve been designated a National Beacon of Excellence by the government
  • ‘Outstanding’ quality of provision at our last Ofsted inspection
  • We’re an Associate College of Lancaster University – a UK top 10 university*
  • National Training Award winner two years running
  • We’re a National Beacon Award winner – our latest win in 2010 was for working with a group of Colleges to make more than £200,000 savings through smarter procurement
  • We’ve been awarded the government standard for Customer Service Excellence

Achievement – helping learners realise their potential

Whatever your circumstances and learning goals we’re committed to helping you achieve the best you can. Tutors offer ongoing support while our experienced student advisors can help with everything from money worries to choosing a career. 

Facilities – where you’ll be studying

As one of the UK’s largest colleges, we have excellent facilities for learners. 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.

Continuous improvement

We’re committed to raising educational standards and aspirations not just locally but throughout the whole of the FE sector. We do this through initiatives such as the National Challenge Trust (where we contribute to quality improvement at local high schools) and the 157 Group (sharing best practice nationally to raise the quality of further education). We constantly review and update our curriculum and resource research projects designed to improve the learner experience.

We’re looking forward to playing a key part in your journey towards success.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Kath Chamberlain
Blackpool and the Fylde College Website

Where to go

Blackpool and The Fylde College

Local Offer


Blackpool and The Fylde College strives to be an inclusive learning organisation where staff and students are treated with respect and dignity and where everyone has a fair opportunity to fulfil their potential.

We endeavour to develop an approach to disability equality that recognises and responds to the needs of all the communities we serve. In doing this, we aim to respect individual difference and not only to value, but also to celebrate, the diversity within our community.

We are pleased to be working with AccessAble to ensure our college provides a welcoming and inclusive learning experience for all.

Contact Name
Edward Wood
Contact Telephone
01253 504360
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Local Offer Age Bands
Adulthood (16-25)
 Last updated: 11 May 2020