Blackpool and the Fylde college

Blackpool and The Fylde College is located in North West England and is in the top 3% of English further education colleges for the sixth year running.

The college offers a range of technical and professional education courses, co-created with employers to develop the skills, knowledge and attributes needed to deliver a highly skilled workforce while allowing individuals to secure rich and rewarding lifelong career opportunities.

We aim to support economic growth by working with employers and other stakeholders to co-create programmes which meet current and future education and workforce needs.

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Courses for businesses

Co-creation of programmes for employers

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Health and Social Care Career Development Courses

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Higher education

Backed by Lancaster University

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Community Learning

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Case Studies

Blackpool and The Fylde Students Univeristy Challange

Blackpool and The Fylde College is urging students struggling to decide on their university options to get in touch!

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.

Queen's Anniversary Prize

Blackpool and The Fylde College received the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education on Thursday 25 February 2016. The elite award recognises the College’s innovative work in the field of higher technical and professional education in partnership with employers.

The College is one of only four general FE college winners and the only one in the North of England. The Chair of Governors, the Principal and Chief Executive, and students were amongst those invited to Buckingham Palace to receive the award.

Latest News & Publications


Colleges can help London Build Back Better

Collab Group has produced a document to coincide with the upcoming London Mayoral Election


Colleges can help London Build Back Better

Collab Group has produced a document to coincide with the upcoming London Mayoral Election


Peter Roberts Collab Group Bursary 2021 Announcement (sponsored by the Skills Network)

Collab Group and the Skills network are delighted to announce that the Peter Roberts Bursary is returning for a third year.


Peter Roberts Collab Group Bursary (sponsored by the Skills Network)

The Peter Roberts Collab Group Bursary is an award for outstanding achievement for a student from a Collab Group College. It consists of a £2,500 bursary x 2 to support students from the end of their college education into self-employment or higher education. This will be one bursary per student....


How can colleges best support London’s economic recovery?

This piece, by Asfa Sohail, is the fifth and final in a series of blogs in the lead up to the London Mayoral Election. This blog is about how colleges can best support London’s economic recovery.



We have released a document that showcases how Collab Group colleges are helping people into work