Automotive and Motorsport at B&FC
With the North West generating around £9bn of the total UK automotive manufacturing economy, the career opportunities within automotive and motorsport are excellent. B&FC has coveted STEM-assured status and our programmes provide the niche skills needed to compete for positions in automotive service and repair, manufacture, motorsport, research and development, and quality assurance.
An innovative and employer-focused curriculum is taught by industry specialists in our superbly equipped Advanced Technology Centre (ATC). Past students have gone on to build exciting careers with industry leaders such as Jaguar Land Rover, Ford Motor Company, Bentley, Lotus, M-Sport, Westfield Sportscars and MAHLE Powertrain.
Discover how B&FC can help you begin or advance your career in the automotive and motorsport industry. Contact us on T 01253 504 343 or E firstname.lastname@example.org.
Automotive and Motorsport programmes
The North West is the UK’s second biggest region for automotive manufacture, generating around £9bn of the total UK automotive manufacturing economy through global names such as Bentley Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, Leyland Trucks and Vauxhall Motors.
As well as manufacture, lots of opportunities exist in service and repair, working for a major dealership, your own garage or even for a motorsport team.
Most popular career routes:
Vehicle Technician, Mechanic or Electrician | Construction Plant Mechanic | Motor Vehicle Fitter | Motorsport Engineer | Motor Vehicle Body Repairer | Motor Vehicle Paint Technician | Automotive Air-Conditioning Repairer | Brake Repairer
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
B&FC works with a wide range of leading companies, offering specific industry placements with key Lancashire employers such as BAE, Blackpool Transport and Arnold Clark.
We are also the lead training provider for Ford’s apprentices in the North West.
Steve Wilson, Aftersales Manager
Take a virtual tour
B&FC's £10.5m Advanced Technology Centre (ATC) is producing the technicians of the future.
Our MOT testing facilities are in line with VOSA's current standards.
Our automotive refinishing department has six industry-standard paint application booths.
Students have access to a purpose-built four-wheel drive dyno facility and engine test cells.
We work with the best
Luxury carmaker Bentley Motors – one of our partner employers – created a stir when they headed over to our Bispham Campus for National Apprenticeship Week.
Be part of the race
Our automotive students recently took the College’s Formula Renault to the track at Oulton Park to learn the secrets of a motor racing pit crew.
The College has its own BMW Rally Mini, which allows us the unique capability to integrate rally, formula and engine technology, and design into the curriculum.
Ben, proprietor of The Huntsman in Layton, spent a day with three of his team at the college giving students a series of barbering demonstrations.
How to find us
Squires Gate Lane