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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

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 

Average annual wage in this sector
13, 026
Annual job openings in the North West
Doctors in a hospital corridor

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 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

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.

Industry-standard facilities

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

Healthcare students practising patient care on a dummy

Our facilities enable you to develop relevant skills that you will need while on placement and/or for your future career.

Healthcare student brushing a model of teeth

Practical skills development takes place in a realistic clinical setting, allowing you to put your taught theory into practice.

Simulated hospital room

Our new dedicated clinical area and wellbeing room allow you to grow your confidence in a simulated workplace environment.

Upcoming Events

Latest News

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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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