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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?

Why Choose B&FC?

Getting Here

With our FREE 24/7 Blackpool Transport travel pass, eligible students* get unlimited use of any Blackpool Transport bus or Tram. We also offer help with long-distance travel costs.

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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.

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Money Matters

We offer a FREE healthy breakfast for everyone. You could also get up to £1200 worth of funding and FREE meals if you're in care or receiving certain benefits.

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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.

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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 - see for details

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sports are big at B&FC and there are lots of fitness activites and College teams for you to join, facilitated through our all-weather pitch, sports hall and fitness suite-inspirations.

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.

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

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.

Simulated hospital room

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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European Structural and Investment Funds
Council for Independent Education
European Social Fund
Lancaster University
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