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Construction at B&FC

In the North West, a vibrant construction sector offers exciting openings in areas such as architecture, building control, building services engineering, construction management, quantity surveying and historic buildings conservation. Good salaries, excellent progression and the opportunity to travel are also synonymous with this industry.

B&FC’s wide range of construction programmes is underpinned by excellent employer relationships, which support programme design and delivery through excellent industry placements and the opportunity to work on local large-scale infrastructure projects. Teaching is carried out in first-rate facilities by industry specialist tutors, who regularly spend time in industry to keep their skills and knowledge up-to-date.

Discover how B&FC can help you begin or advance your career in the construction industry. Contact us on T 01253 504 343 or E info@blackpool.ac.uk

Construction programmes

Careers

Lancashire is home to a thriving construction sector driven by major planned and ongoing commercial and residential developments, including Preston and South Ribble City Deal and the Enterprise Zone sites.

Leading construction employers in the region include BAAS Construction, Balfour Beatty, Laing O’Rourke and Eric Wright Group. The county is also a base for thousands of small construction companies and self-employed construction professionals.

Most popular career routes:

Quantity Surveyor | Civil Engineer | Bricklayer or Mason | Carpenter or Joiner | Electrician | Heating and Ventilation Engineer | Painter and Decorator | Plasterer

£24,000
Average annual wage in this sector
12,700
Annual job openings in the North West
Joiner at work

What our staff and students say

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

Sports

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

Students work with major industry employers on large scale infrastructure projects – including Willmott Dixon’s new flagship Lancashire Police Headquarters in Marton.
Often those industry placements lead to apprenticeships and employment with these businesses or their suppliers.

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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.

Electrician

Our fully-resourced electrical workshop supports progression to this popular career route.

Plasterer

With excellent industry-standard facilities, B&FC is the largest Construction training provider in the North West.

Bricklayer

Our main construction workshop provides a first-rate and realistic learning experience.

Student experience

Upskill and give back 

Construction students gain valuable experience working on community and charitable projects. Recently they created a replica of the Changi Gate at the Fylde Arboretum in Bispham and worked on Blackpool Carers’ Centre for the BBC’s DIY SOS Big Build programme.

Rap it to win it! 

Our students recently won a competition with a rap that highlighted health and safety concerns in the sector. The song was praised by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and has seen the students travel the country presenting to professionals at different events.

Construction students

Upcoming Events

Latest News

Blackpool and The Fylde College (B&FC) has relaunched its Construction Skills Centre (CSC) during Colleges Week following a £1m investment in cutting-edge facilities and equipment.
Blackpool and The Fylde College students and staff are taking on eleven, 11-related challenges across 11 November days to raise awareness of Remembrance Day and the work of the Royal British Legion.
Data analytics, project management and training or the accidental manager are three of the most vital areas for workforce development as organisations ready themselves for our future beyond the pandemic.

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
Blackpool
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Bispham Campus
Ashfield Road
Bispham
Blackpool
FY2 0HB
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Lancashire Energy HQ
Squires Gate Lane
Blackpool
FY4 2QS
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