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B&FC for Business

On course to support your business, the B&FC for Business team is here to partner with your organisation to deliver the expert training to help your business thrive.

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Your business' ability to respond to the constantly evolving demands of the market is what can make the difference between success and failure. We're here to help make your business more adaptable by helping you to recruit the right people and upskill the ones you already have.

The world around us is changing faster than ever. Technology is bringing everyone closer which means businesses can now access customers almost anywhere in the world.

So while the changing marketplace presents significant opportunities for growth, calibrating your business to those opportunities can feel like an impossible challenge.

Imagine then, a business partner who is able to support you in guiding the shape and skills of your workforce to meet these upcoming challenges - a partner with years of experience delivering learning and resourcing solutions tailored to business' exact needs.

Welcome to B&FC for Business.

Our future is your success.

Incentives for Business
There are countless benefits to leveraging the power of apprenticeships and other commercial training to attract new talent to your business or upskill your existing employees.

What we offer

As a college that specialises in technical qualifications, we are ideally positioned to equip your current and future workforce with the latest skills and training that your industry and organisation demands, all with the aim of helping your business to succeed both now and in the future.

  • Apprenticeships for Employers

    Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way for you to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.

    About Apprenticeships for Employers
  • Bespoke Training

    These programmes are tailored to meet the specific needs of your business whether that's a specialist area, higher-level skills or a refresher course.

    More on Bespoke Training
  • Professional & Technical Training

    From programmes delivered in the workplace to short courses that develop specialist skills to comply with legislation or meet industry requirements.

    Explore Professional & Technical Training
  • Online Courses

    These are not just for individuals, but for businesses who want their employees to enhance their skills at their own pace and flexibly around a busy lifestyle.

    About Online Courses
  • Industry Placements

    Many businesses use industry placements as a stepping stone to offering apprenticeships as this enables an employer to assess an individual's potential prior to make a full-time commitment.

    More on Industry Placements
  • Additional Services for Employers

    B&FC can also provide your business with recruitment support, data analytics and free training analysis, whatever it takes to help you thrive.

    Additional Services for Employers provided by B&FC

"We recently selected B&FC as Vodafone Group's primary learning provider for our Level 6 degree apprentices. The feedback B&FC received from current apprentices and partnering organisations was amongst the best for the Level 6 Digital and Technology Solutions degree. Since engaging with B&FC they have been nothing short of brilliant and we are so happy to have brought them on board; I am sure they will provide a fantastic learning experience for our apprentices."
Vodafone Group Services Limited
"Blackpool and The Fylde College have always provided an outstanding service and we cannot recommend them highly enough. A professional, friendly team who are easy to deal with and quickly resolve any queries we may have. Their courses are well run and the onsite new facilities are fantastic."
Fylde Coast Accident Repair Centre Ltd
"As Widening Participation and Manager at the Trust, I would like to thank Blackpool and The Fylde College for the support they give to our apprentices in helping them to achieve their educational and career goals. I look forward to working with B&FC for our future business needs and look forward to observing the success of our apprentices who embark on an apprenticeship with B&FC."
Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
"We have found B&FC to be quick to respond, flexible and accommodating with their teaching and learning. We are very happy with what they deliver - a quality provision helping us to give our workforce the skills they need for now and in the future."
Howdens Joinery Ltd
"When you work with Blackpool and The Fylde College you are supported with passion and professionalism at every stage. Our learners consistently report positively on their experiences with the College and its tutors, and as a business we have an excellent working relationship."
Blackpool Transport
"As a local business owner I've worked closely with Blackpool and The Fylde College for the past four years. The College provides a high level of support for their students and their student employers. Staff from the College have always been highly responsive and professional. The staff I've dealt with have a high level of knowledge and have worked within the hairdressing industry. I believe this directly benefits both students and employers as the working environment is fully understood."
174 Hair
"Bambers currently employ 14 apprentices and 36 tradesmen. Apprentices are the new and upcoming workforce and are important for supporting the continued growth of the business. They add real value as we can adapt their training to meet the needs of our business, now and in the future. Apprentices help to make our staff more productive and bring in new ideas, new methods of working and a fresh approach to the business. B&FC supports us by working in partnership to deliver effective training and assistance for providing new opportunities."
Bambers Building Contractors
"Working with Blackpool and The Fylde College is a pleasure, we have developed a strong and valued partnership over a number of years. They are responsive to our queries and support us to find creative solutions to meet our needs. We look forward to continuing our work with them in the years ahead."
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
We have been working with B&FC for over 5 years now and they have helped us secure some of the best staff we've ever had. The tutors are incredibly attentive and really help to nurture the apprentices. The engineering department has one of the best workshops I've seen, there is nothing that can't be made in that workshop."
Bri-Met Ltd
"Like most in food manufacturing, Covid has had a huge impact on Fox's biscuits over the last 18 months. Fortunately, with the help of B&FC we have been able to continue with staff apprenticeships, training and upskilling our workforce."
Fox's Biscuits
"We work with Blackpool and The Fylde College as we always find them to be helpful, responsive and professional in assisting us to bring apprentices through the system. They are always on hand to provide advice when needed."
Sandersons NW Ltd
"B&FC and Blackpool Pleasure Beach worked well together during Covid in what was a very trying period for both parties and our apprentices."
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
"The reason I enjoy working with B&FC is because when dealing with the staff, everything is straightforward and they always meet all the needs of the client."
Contract Interiors
"We work with B&FC because they are quick and smooth with paperwork and communications."
Nutcracker Nursery
Making Apprenticeships Work for your Business

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It's really simple to contact us. Just pick up the phone or fire off a quick email today and find out how we can help you and your team boost your business performance.
For a free, no-obligation discussion about how B&FC for Business can become your partner in success, please don't hesitate to get in touch:
Call: 01253 504343 (Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm)
Email: business@blackpool.ac.uk

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