Skillshub Cumbria offers first-class facilities across the county which not only benefit learners, but mean employers can trust that the transition into work will be a smooth one.

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Civil Engineering Training Centre

A Lakes College facility to train learners and employees for trades including scaffolding, plant, and steel works.

Designed with insight from employers and the civil engineering industry, the centre incorporates an indoor practical area with teaching spaces, and outdoor areas for civils training, heavy machinery, and plant operations.

A welder working and emitting a large amount of orange sparks

Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Centre

The £4 million Manufacturing and Technology training facility at Furness College has been developed to meet the demand of major companies in Cumbria helping them expand through meeting their needs when it comes to skills training, particularly in advanced manufacturing.

Exterior of Carlisle College of the Arts

Carlisle College of the Arts

The £5.3 million Carlisle College of the Arts facility houses top-of-the-range media-editing suites, a first-class media projection room, rehearsal rooms, and a theatre.

With more than £30m investment in recent years, the college’s facilities include state-of-the-art equipment and resources, which significantly expanded the modern campus into a real learning community that supports progression into further study or employment.

Exterior photo of Fusehill Street campus of University of Cumbria

University of Cumbria

Across seven locations, the University of Cumbria boasts a range of facilities to support its students and is at the forefront of ambitious multi-million-pound plans to create two new campuses in Cumbria.

Working with Cumbria County Council, Carlisle City Council, and Cumbria LEP on the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal project, a £50 million University of Cumbria campus could help rejuvenate the Citadels area.

Barrow’s Learning Quarter will feature a new campus on Barrow Island and is one of seven projects that make up #BrilliantBarrow, an initiative which has secured an offer of £25 million from the Government’s Towns Fund to help Barrow thrive and prosper.

Digital render showing exterior of Kendal College’s new Construction & Engineering Centre

Kendal College’s new Construction & Engineering Centre

A new £4 million specialist centre for construction and engineering is being developed at Kendal College’s Milnthorpe Road Campus. Part-funded by the Department of Education and built by John Turner Construction alongside 10 Architects, the state-of-the-art building will open to T-Level students in September 2022.

The collaboration we have with the college and how closely we have worked together has been very pleasing. It’s great to know that apprentices are gaining a great understanding of the work involved in EHSQ.

James Fisher Nuclear