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Catering, Hospitality and Events at B&FC

The hospitality and events sector offers exciting career opportunities locally, nationally and overseas. Employers look for candidates with great interpersonal and organisational skills so if this sounds like you and you’re keen to make your mark, a career in this sector could be an excellent choice. 

B&FC works closely with employers to ensure our programmes are current, relevant and aligned to industry needs. These relationships underpin first-rate industry placements to provide you with the skills you need to progress to the top of your field. Our programmes also support career advancement for those already employed in the sector.

Discover how B&FC can help you begin or advance your career in the catering, hospitality and events industry. Contact us on T 01253 504 343 or E

Catering, Hospitality and Events Management programmes


The Fylde Coast is renowned for its expertise in the hospitality and catering industry, producing workers and managers who have gone on to leading positions around the world. Employment opportunities in this sector are endless with progression routes which could take you to the very top of the industry.

Leading Lancashire-based employers range from small independent businesses to national chains such as Best Western and Travelodge. 

Most popular career routes:

Chef | Baker | Catering Manager | Food Processing Worker | Housekeeper | Publican-Licensee | Restaurant Manager | Hotel Receptionist

Average annual wage in this sector
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Why choose B&FC?

Employability First

Employability First

Our courses are co-created with more than 1,800 local, regional and national employers to support your future success.

Expert Tutors

Expert Tutors

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.

Personalised Learning

Personalised Learning

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.

Learning Support

Learning Support

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.

Getting Here

Getting Here

With our FREE or discounted Blackpool Transport travel pass, eligible students get unlimited use of any Blackpool Transport bus or tram. Our FREE shuttle bus links Poulton-le-Fylde with Bispham Campus.

Career Planning

Career Planning

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.

Students' Union

Students' Union

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

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

Work experience opportunities

B&FC works with a wide range of leading companies, offering specific industry placements that offer sector industry experience. Amazing work experience opportunities exist with employers such as Ribby Hall Village, Northcote, Twelve Restaurant and Bartle Hall.

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Industry-standard facilities

We’re constantly investing in our facilities to provide a first-rate learning environment with cutting-edge resources.

Diners eating a meal in Level 6 restaurant

Develop food service and customer care skills for a variety of front-of-house roles in our dedicated training restaurant - Level 6.

Catering students making scones

Our well-equipped kitchens allow you to develop your practical skills in catering and professional cookery.

Waiter holding a tray of glasses

Themed events, external catering opportunities and a chance to compete at national level provide the ideal backdrop to develop your craft.

Upcoming Events

Latest News

Strong recovery growth is predicted with expectations construction will return to pre-Covid levels in 2022. The amount of construction work in the North West is set to grow by 4.5% by the end of 2025, with private housing being the fastest growth area.
Today, in a fitting end to English Tourism week, Blackpool and The Fylde College welcomed employers as part of B&FC’s sector-based work academy programmes (SWAP).
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Apply for a place!

It's easy to apply - you just need to click on your chosen programme then click on the 'apply' or 'enquire' button. Some workplace programmes even have an 'enrol' button so you can sign up there and then.

Complete the quick and easy application form then wait for our professional and friendly Admissions Team to get in touch.

How to Apply

How to find us

University Centre
Park Road
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Bispham Campus
Ashfield Road
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Lancashire Energy HQ
Squires Gate Lane
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