Travel and Tourism at B&FC
Travel and tourism is a growing industry and exciting career opportunities await skilled individuals who are organised, work well under pressure and get on with people of all ages and backgrounds. B&FC’s employer-focused programmes are taught by industry specialist tutors to provide the skills you need to compete for these roles and succeed in your chosen career.
As a college, we have well-established relationships with employers at local, regional and international level. These feed into the curriculum for up-to-the minute content, prized work placements and valuable networking opportunities. Past students are now enjoying exciting careers with employers such as Premier Inn and Expedia UK.
Discover how B&FC can help you begin or advance your career in the travel and tourism industry. Contact us on T 01253 504 343 or E firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travel and Tourism programmes
In Lancashire the visitor economy (tourism) contributes £3.7bn per year to the county’s economy, and Lancashire has a vision to be ‘one of the top 5 English counties for a short break or family holiday’.
The continued growth of the sector is creating opportunities for young people in locations such as Lancaster, Ribble Valley and the Forest of Bowland but particularly in Blackpool, Lancashire’s number one visitor destination.
Most popular career routes:
Hotel or Accommodation Manager | Travel Agency Manager | Air Cabin Crew | Airline Customer Service Agent | Holiday Representative | Tour Manager | Tourism Officer | Tourist Information Centre Manager
What our staff and students say
Why choose B&FC?
With our FREE 24/7 Blackpool Transport travel pass, eligible students* get unlimited use of any Blackpool Transport bus or Tram. We also offer help with long-distance travel costs.
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.
We offer a FREE healthy breakfast for everyone. You could also get up to £1200 worth of funding and FREE meals if you're in care or receiving certain benefits.
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.
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 - see blackpool.ac.uk/support/funding for details
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 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.
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 activites and College teams for you to join, facilitated through our all-weather pitch, sports hall and fitness suite-inspirations.
Work experience opportunities
B&FC works with a wide range of leading companies, offering specific industry placements that offer valuable sector experience.
Kate Shane, Head of Blackpool Cluster
How to find us
Squires Gate Lane