Construction at B&FC
In the North West, a vibrant construction sector offers exciting openings in areas such as architecture, building control, building services engineering, construction management, quantity surveying and historic buildings conservation. Good salaries, excellent progression and the opportunity to travel are also synonymous with this industry.
B&FC’s wide range of construction programmes is underpinned by excellent employer relationships, which support programme design and delivery through excellent industry placements and the opportunity to work on local large-scale infrastructure projects. Teaching is carried out in first-rate facilities by industry specialist tutors, who regularly spend time in industry to keep their skills and knowledge up-to-date.
Discover how B&FC can help you begin or advance your career in the construction industry. Contact us on T 01253 504 343 or E firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Lancashire is home to a thriving construction sector driven by major planned and ongoing commercial and residential developments, including Preston and South Ribble City Deal and the Enterprise Zone sites.
Leading construction employers in the region include BAAS Construction, Balfour Beatty, Laing O’Rourke and Eric Wright Group. The county is also a base for thousands of small construction companies and self-employed construction professionals.
Most popular career routes:
Quantity Surveyor | Civil Engineer | Bricklayer or Mason | Carpenter or Joiner | Electrician | Heating and Ventilation Engineer | Painter and Decorator | Plasterer
What our staff and students say
Why choose B&FC?
With more than 1,000 employer partnerships, our work with employers has earned us the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
Work experience opportunities
Students work with major industry employers on large scale infrastructure projects – including Willmott Dixon’s new flagship Lancashire Police Headquarters in Marton.
Often those industry placements lead to apprenticeships and employment with these businesses or their suppliers.
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We’re constantly investing in our facilities to provide a first-rate learning environment with cutting-edge resources.
Our fully-resourced electrical workshop supports progression to this popular career route.
With excellent industry-standard facilities, B&FC is the largest Construction training provider in the North West.
A permanent full-size detached dwelling in our main construction workshop provides a first-rate and realistic learning experience.
Upskill and give back
Construction students gain valuable experience working on community and charitable projects. Recently they created a replica of the Changi Gate at the Fylde Arboretum in Bispham and worked on Blackpool Carers’ Centre for the BBC’s DIY SOS Big Build programme.
Rap it to win it!
Our students recently won a competition with a rap that highlighted health and safety concerns in the sector. The song was praised by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and has seen the students travel the country presenting to professionals at different events.
How to find us
Squires Gate Lane