Blackpool and the Fylde College

  • Blackpool and the Fylde College is a further and higher education college in Lancashire.
  • It offers a variety of full- and part-time degree courses awarded by Lancaster University, the University of Salford and Liverpool John Moores University.

Entry Requirements

  • Entry requirements are specific to each course and are dependent on UCAS tariff points.
  • To apply for university courses, applicants will need an appropriate level 3 qualification (HND/HNC) or A levels.
  • Most applications go through UCAS although some foundation degree applications should be made directly to the college.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

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Teaching Methods

  • Class sizes are small and students have individual learning support from tutors who all have industry experience.
  • A variety of full- and part-time degree courses are offered, awarded by Lancaster University, the University of Salford and Liverpool John Moores University.
  • Degrees are career focussed and developed alongside employers to deliver industrial skills.

Undergraduate Courses

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Course Flexibility

  • A range of courses are offered from HNC/Ds and foundation degrees, through to ordinary, honours and postgraduate degree programmes.
  • Courses are offered in the following areas: Academic Studies; Automotive Studies; Computing; Construction; Creative Arts and Digital Industries; Engineering; Hospitality and Tourism; Maritime Operations; Professional Studies; Science and Technology; Society, Health and Childhood; Sports and Public Services.

Student Services and Facilities

  • Fully operational construction workshops, motor-vehicle workshops, hair and beauty salons, a kitchen and restaurant, a travel agency, a theatre complex and a business centre.
  • The £10-million University Centre, opened in 2009 and dedicated to university education, is in the centre of Blackpool and has a gallery, courtyard, theatre, café and refectory.

Disability Services

  • A huge range of support is available and an assessor will identify what help is right for you. Services include on-to-one support, in-class note-takers, communicator support workers, study mentors, assistance for mobility needs, access arrangements for examinations, computer equipment and software, ergonomic equipment and recording/organisational devices.
  • Telephone 01253 504479, email, or contact by post to Technical Assessment and Support Centre (TASC), University Centre, Blackpool and the Fylde College, Bennett Avenue, Blackpool, FY1 4EE.

Students' Union

  • The Students’ Union is affiliated with the NUS and works in partnership with the college.
  • The SU represents students on a range of issues, including equality and diversity, education and social activities, clubs and societies.

Careers Guidance

  • Specialist careers staff are available to help you make informed career decisions, improve your employability and prepare for the recruitment process.

Student Mix

  • Over 16,500 students.
  • 49.5% female and 50.5% male.
  • 4.1% international students.
  • 55.7% of students are 21 or over.


  • A nautical college for fishermen was founded in Fleetwood in 1892. In 1987 it merged with the Blackpool and the Fylde College to become the current Blackpool and the Fylde College.
  • Today the college has 49 buildings located across the Fylde coast with major campuses at Bispham, Ansdell, Fleetwood and in central Blackpool.

Notable Alumni

  • Sarah Myerscough (artist and sculptor).
  • Jodie Prenger (actress and singer).
  • John Simm (actor).
  • Craig Parkinson (actor).
  • Kate Ford (actress).

Further Details

Address Blackpool and The Fylde College
Ashfield Road
UCAS Code B41