Health and Medical Professions at B&FC
In the UK, the demand for health and care services is continuing to rise, owing to an ageing population and more people with complex needs living longer. The local picture is similar, with a growing range of employment opportunities available in what is now Lancashire’s largest employment sector.
B&FC’s wide range of employment-focused programmes benefit from strong partnerships with local health and social care providers, providing valuable professional skills and experience along with access to high quality positions within the sector. Our tutors are specialists in their relevant areas and regularly spend time in industry keeping their expertise up-to-date.
Discover how B&FC can help you begin or advance your career in the health and medical professions sector. Contact us on T 01253 504 343 or E firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health and Medical Professions programmes
The Health and Social Care sector is Lancashire’s largest employment sector, employing 16% of Lancashire’s workforce. Like the rest of the UK, Lancashire has an ageing population (with the number of people over 65 set to rise by 23% in a decade) and more people with complex care needs living longer. This means that demand for health and care services is set to continue rising – creating a range of employment opportunities.
Most popular career routes:
Nurse | Midwife | Social Worker | Ambulance Paramedic | Radiographer | Occupational Therapist | Physiotherapist | Health Services or Public Health Manager | Community Matron | Healthcare Assistant | Health Visitor | Operation Department Practitioner
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
Our long-standing industry partnerships with employers create excellent opportunities for students, so you can take advantage of up to 12 weeks’ relevant, professional work experience with local health and social care providers.
Eleanor McManus, Career Transformation, Engagement and Development Manager
We’re constantly investing in our facilities to provide a first-rate learning environment with cutting-edge resources.
Our facilities enable you to develop relevant skills that you will need while on placement and/or for your future career.
Practical skills development takes place in a realistic clinical setting, allowing you to put your taught theory into practice.
Our new dedicated clinical area and wellbeing room allow you to grow your confidence in a simulated workplace environment.
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