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What we offer

Our support ranges from advice about hiring apprentices to developing bespoke training packages to meet your company's individual needs.

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.

Recruitment Support

If you are looking to recruit an apprentice in any of the following areas and require support with recruitment, our Client Relationship Managers and Business Engagement Executives are on hand to provide advice and discuss your options.

  • Construction & the Built Environment
  • Engineering & Automotive
  • Health, Science and Clinical Services
  • Business & Professional Services/ Hair & Beauty
  • Science, Business & Professional Services
  • Hospitality and Catering


Extra Support from the European Social Fund

ESFTwo Lancashire-based projects funded by the ESF offer additional help to SMEs who have already started to engage with skills-based training or who are looking to do so.

To find out more, click here to read about STELa or here to read about LEAP.


Upskill your workforce

We know that just as it's important to recruit the right people for your organisation, it's also important to make the most of those who already work for you.

Blackpool & the Fylde College is expert in helping to maximise the skills base and improve productivity these existing employees through effective professional development and training.

Upskilling your workforce through Apprenticeships or CPD programmes gives your employees the platform to develop, progress and make a positive impact in the workplace.



with the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, Apprenticeships are a cost effective way to upskill staff from Level 2 up to a Degree.


CPD and Professional Courses

We offer a wide range of industry specific training, from programmes delivered in the workplace to short courses to develop specialist skills to comply with legislation or meet industry requirements.


Online Courses/ Learning

These are not just for individuals, but for businesses who want their employees to learn at their leisure. For more information read about our Accredited Online Training Courses.


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


Contact us

To enquire, please contact our Business Development Team:

Call: 01253 504343


At Blackpool & the Fylde College we recognise that off-the-shelf training courses may not be the best solution for your business.

You may require bespoke training programmes to address current skills gaps and meet relevant industry standards.

Our advisors will work closely with you to evaluate your training needs and make cost-effective recommendations that can be seamlessly implemented within your business.


Benefits of bespoke training include:

  • Flexible delivery to suit your business needs
  • Cost effective training to support individuals, or an entire team
  • The opportunity to be aligned with company goals and objectives


Courses for you

B&FC for Business offers courses across the following sectors and topics:

  • Automotive
  • Catering, hospitality and leisure
  • Construction
  • Early years, teaching and childcare
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Health and social care
  • Professional services
  • Health and safety

FREE training needs analysis session

If you've got business objectives but need a hand achieving them, B&FC is here to help. We'll listen to your plans and provide you with a strategy on upskilling your team for sustainable success.