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Blackpool and The Fylde College

School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1892
    • Size:
    • Large (>15,000 students)
    • Type:
    • Public
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Temperate
    • Location:
    • Ashfield Road, Bispham, Blackpool, England, United Kingdom
    • Phone:
    • +441253352352
    • Setting:
    • Rural

The History of Blackpool and The Fylde College

The history of B&FC dates back to 1892's opening of Fleetwood's School for Fishermen, which later developed into the Nautical campus. Blackpool Technical College (B&FC's Palatine Road site, later expanded into Blackpool Technical College and School of Art) opened in 1937, and expanded again to include the Bispham site c.1970 (Hall, A Hundred Years of Blackpool Education, Blackpool Education Committee, 1970). The Fleetwood and Blackpool colleges combined into B&FC in 1987. The college's Lytham site has most recently been converted to provide sixth form facilities, in conjunction with Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College.

Academic Highlights

The college is an Associate College of Lancaster University and offers full and part-time further education, higher education and vocational courses along with apprenticeships. From September 2016 the college also holds its own foundation degree awarding powers.

Life in Blackpool and The Fylde College

B&FC 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.

School Ranking

Ranked in the top 3% of further education colleges in England 5 years running.


Once we have received your application we will invite you to attend an interview. Your interview is an opportunity to discover more about what your chosen program involves. 

Our Admissions Team will write to you with further details once we process your application.

Notable Alumni

John Ronald Simm is an English actor, director and musician. Kate Ford is an English actress known for playing Tracy Barlow in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street between 2002 and 2007, and from 2010 onwards. Craig Parkinson is an English actor and podcaster.

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Other Campuses
    • Broadwater, Fleetwood, England, United Kingdom
    • Park Road, Blackpool, England, United Kingdom



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