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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 5,700 learners 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.

Our Build Up Manager Roberta Austin collected an MBE for services to Vocational Education.

Among Build's Up's many other accolades include:

  • Finalist: CITB Hero in Construction 2015
  • Finalist for the BIBAs Most Inspiring Business of the Year 2015
  • Construction Business of the Year 2015.

What's involved in the Build Up programme?

You'll undertake 5 weeks of training, spending 4 days a week as a general construction operative.

Successfully complete the programme and you'll get a CSCS card, certificate in Health and Safety, and the following Level 1 qualifications:

Practical Qualifications

  • Groundwork
  • Trowel Operations
  • Plastering
  • Dry Lining
  • Tiling
  • Painting and Decorating

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 Build Up Manager, Roberta Austin at roberta.austin@blackpool.ac.uk.

Or call 01253 504680

Where we are

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