Blackpool and The Fylde College (B&FC) has been named as the national training centre for the fracking industry, the government has announced.
Mathew Hancock, Minister of State for Business, Enterprise and Energy will reveal details in a visit to its Bispham campus later.
It will serve as the UK hub for the National College for Onshore Oil and Gas, the minister said.
Other colleges around the country will serve as “spokes” for the hub.
The college will deliver advanced qualifications, up to and including honours degree programmes, for engineers and technicians.
It has provided training for the offshore oil and gas industry since the 1970s.