Build Up with B&FC

If you're long-term unemployed and looking for a job in construction, Build Up is here to help.

We work with Jobcentre Plus, Blackpool Council and local construction firms to help get you back into employment.

Build Up provides hands-on training and employability skills to get you ready for hiring into a construction role.

How are we doing? More than 7,000 students have secured relevant full-time roles within the construction sector through Build Up!

National recognition

Build Up's success is recognised by a string of accolades. It's also been used by Ofsted as a best practice exemplar across the education sector.

What's involved in the Build Up programme?

You'll undertake 4 weeks of training, spending 4 days a week as a general construction operative.

Successfully complete the programme and you'll get a CSCS card, award in Health and Safety, and the following units:

Practical Units

  • Groundwork
  • Trowel Operations
  • Plastering
  • Dry Lining
  • Tiling

Employability Units

  • Handling and storage of materials
  • Introduction to working in construction
  • Personal work skills

On completion of the course, students are given advice and guidance on progression within the construction sector.

Find out more about Build Up

Please email Course Enquiries at info@blackpool.ac.uk or call 01253 504680

Where we are

B&FC Build Up
150 Kincraig Road
Bispham
Lancashire
FY2 0PJ

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