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Computing and Digital Technologies at B&FC

Computing is a growth sector in the North West and exciting career opportunities await those with the correct skill set, along with a high average salary and quick progression into senior roles. You'll need technical know-how, an eye for detail as well as excellent communication and problem-solving skills to succeed in this industry. 

B&FC’s programmes are designed to help launch or advance your career in the IT, technical and networking industries. We’re the only college in the country whose BSc (Hons) Computing degrees are accredited by the British Computing Society (BCS). We’re also a CISCO Academy so our programmes automatically lead to CCNA certification.

Contact us on T 01253 504 343 or E info@blackpool.ac.uk

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Careers

Locally, the Computing sector is continuing to gain momentum with cities such as Liverpool and Manchester home to an increasing number of technology companies. These include relatively new start-ups as well as tech giants such as Google.

The career opportunities in this field are vast, and with the correct skill set you can expect a high average salary and quick progression into senior or even consulting roles.  

Most popular career routes:

Web Developer | Software Engineer | Network Engineer | Game Developer | System Developer | IT Support Technician | Systems Analyst | Programmer | Graphics Animator | Cyber Security Consultant | Digital Marketing Officer

£36,500
Average annual wage in this sector
140,000
Number of jobs in the North West
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What our staff and students say

Why choose B&FC?

Employability First

Employability First

With more than 1,000 employer partnerships, our work with employers has earned us the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize.

Expert Tutors

Expert Tutors

Our tutors are specialists in their subjects and help you develop the skills you need to be successful. They regularly spend time in industry to keep their knowledge and experience up-to-date.

Personalised Learning

Personalised Learning

Your own personal progress tutor will help you to settle in, keep you informed about upcoming events and provide ongoing support and guidance. We also offer confidential counselling.

Learning Support

Learning Support

If you have a disability (including a specific learning or mental health difficulty) we will help you to access the support needed to manage your studies as independently as possible.

Getting Here

Getting Here

With our FREE 24/7 Blackpool Transport travel pass, eligible students get unlimited use of any Blackpool Transport bus or tram. From 2019, we’ll also be offering a FREE circular bus service.
Eligibility applies

Career Planning

Career Planning

Our free careers service includes expert advice and resources to help with making career choices, applying to university and coaching to get you ready for employment.

Students' Union

Students' Union

Our Students' Union runs a variety of clubs, societies and events, all aimed at giving you the best student experience possible. You could also get involved as a rep or elected officer.

Sports

Sports

Sports are big at B&FC and there are lots of fitness activities and College teams for you to join, facilitated through our all-weather pitch, sports hall and fitness suite.

Food and Drink

Food and Drink

From smoothies to sub rolls, we offer a wide range of low-cost food and drink plus a FREE healthy breakfast for everyone and FREE meals for eligible students.
Eligibility applies

Work experience opportunities

B&FC works with a wide range of leading companies, offering specific industry placements that offer valuable sector experience. Opportunities range from working on live projects at game development companies to building user interfaces for successful software development businesses.

Industry-standard facilities

We’re constantly investing in our facilities to provide a first-rate learning environment with cutting-edge resources.

Computer network engineer

Our networking labs are fully resourced with Cisco certified equipment and relevant subjects are taught by certified instructors.

Students using ipads

Specialist software used in website and game development is industry standard and supported by a range of teaching resources.

Person using a virtual reality headset

Prepare for the future with a range of virtual and augmented reality devices, used to develop fully immersive games.

Student experience

Make your mark

In 2018, B&FC students developed virtual and augmented reality software applications which are now being used in industry.

Straight into employment

More than 80% of our 2018 Computing graduates had obtained networking jobs before leaving College – the remainder all had interviews lined up.

Among the best in the UK

Six computing students were recently invited to present their work at the British Conference of Undergraduate Research, alongside some of the UK’s most prestigious universities.

Blackpool and The Fylde College computing students

Apply for a place!

It's easy to apply - you just need to click on your chosen programme then click on the 'apply' or 'enquire' button. Some workplace programmes even have an 'enrol' button so you can sign up there and then.

Complete the quick and easy application form then wait for our professional and friendly Admissions Team to get in touch.

How to Apply

How to find us

University Centre
Park Road
Blackpool
FY1 4ES
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Bispham Campus
Ashfield Road
Bispham
Blackpool
FY2 0HB
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Lancashire Energy HQ
Squires Gate Lane
Blackpool
FY4 2QS
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