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Public Services at B&FC

From the emergency services to the armed forces and law enforcement, a wide variety of roles are available in the public services sector. As well as being personally rewarding, careers in this field are well paid and offer excellent opportunities for advancement.

At B&FC, our public services programmes have been co-created with the sector to deliver the skills needed to progress into employment and/or higher level study. You will benefit from expert tutors with a wealth of industry experience and a vocationally rich curriculum featuring relevant visits, residentials, guest speakers as well as volunteering opportunities – a must for your CV.

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

Public Services programmes

Careers

There are more jobs available in public services than any other career path in the North West. People with the correct skills are in high demand and can benefit from long, well-paid careers with job security and fantastic progression routes.

This is a competitive field and progressing to degree level will open up even more opportunities for you, as will undertaking relevant voluntary experience.

Most popular career routes:

Police Officer | Army Officer/Solider | Firefighter | Police Community Support Officer | Prison Officer | Probation Services Officer | RAF Officer | Security Officer
 

£26,700
Average annual wage in this sector
14,497
Annual job openings in the North West
Police officer

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

B&FC works with a wide range of leading companies, offering specific industry placements that offer valuable sector experience.

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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