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With many people worried about securing higher education places because of the recent changes to exam grading, tutors are reassuring students that it’s not too late to apply for courses starting this year.
The college said its blended learning approach – vibrant online learning supported by face-to-face teaching with smaller class sizes – is appealing to many people during the virus pandemic.
Blackpool and The Fylde College holds the highest academic accolade from the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF Gold) and has been commended by The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.
Nigel Brown, Director for Students at Blackpool and The Fylde College, said: “We understand that the last few weeks have been challenging for students considering their higher education options.
“There are still places available on our degree-level courses here at B&FC and we would urge students to get in touch to discuss their options.
“We’re a friendly and supportive bunch, and here to help. You can go far and stay local with Blackpool and The Fylde College!”
Onsite enrolment sessions are taking place at Bispham Campus every weekday until 4 September, with courses due to start later that month.
Theory-based sessions and assessments will be delivered mostly via the college’s mobile-enabled virtual learning platform and Microsoft Teams, and supported by socially distanced small-group teaching and assessments on campus.
Many degrees are awarded by Lancaster University – one of the UK’s top 10 higher education institutions, according to The Complete University Guide.
Alex Lever graduated with a BA Hons Family Support and Wellbeing in July 2019 after deciding on a career change.
He said: “The classes were a perfect size of about 30 people. It meant that the class was big enough to have class discussions, but small enough to feel individually supported by tutors.”
Student Chay Lonsdale is studying BEng Aerospace Engineering, awarded by Lancaster University to pursue his dream of becoming an aircraft technician.
The former St George’s School student said: “I can get a prestigious university degree in my home town without the costs associated with living elsewhere.”
Blackpool and The Fylde’s study guide is packed with information about the exciting new academic year and covers everything learners need to know ahead of taking the next step in their academic and professional journeys.
Book an onsite enrolment appointment on 01253 504 343 to discuss your course options. Sessions are available 9am to 7pm Mondays to Thursdays, and 9am to 3pm Fridays.
Download the course guide and visit Blackpool and The Fylde’s website for more details.

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