Lisa Bamforth

Programme Leader



I have been a further education teacher for 8 years and supported a vast amount of students in embarking on a journey in both the health and social care sector and those entering into the role of teaching and early years.

I have supported students who are now qualified midwives, paramedics, nurses and social workers who are practising in their fields making an impact on people’s lives every day.

Expert In...

Early years education
Health psychology
Early childhood experiences and toxic stress

Qualifications and Accolades

FD Professional Practice Early Years
BA Hons Early Childhood Studies
Post Graduate Certificate in Education
Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Level 2 Safeguarding and Prevent
Train the Trainer- Better Start

Industry Background

I have worked in a range of early years settings across Blackpool supporting and observing children’s development.

In these placements, I have been lucky enough to experience different types of early years frameworks being implemented.

I have spent time working in customer service roles and have travelled abroad and worked for a travel company as a children’s holiday rep which was a fantastic experience.

More recently alongside my role as an FE teacher, I volunteered as a life coach working for the NHS which allowed me to explore my research interests of the relationship between stress and physical and mental health.

I have been able to utilise my experiences within my teaching practises to add richness and depth to my lessons.

Professional Activities

Outside my role as a teacher, I have trained as Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and supported with training of those developing their training in this field. I have volunteered as a life coach working with the NHS supporting clients to deal with life issues they are facing.

I have researched and been part of a team developing T-Level and Transition programmes being introduced in colleges from September 2020.

Why B&FC?

I love the community feeling of working for B&FC and working with staff across all departments.

There is a lot of opportunity for additional training and skills updating that helps me in my role as a tutor.


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