Options for studying full-time in Cumbria include hundreds of courses across subject areas such as teaching, hospitality, business, engineering, performing arts, nuclear, and sport.

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The opportunity to dedicate your time to education can provide the perfect springboard into your chosen career, allowing you to focus on achieving a qualification in your desired industry.

Whether you want to become a beautician, accountant, or nuclear waste engineer, we offer the ideal route into an array of jobs. All our courses are delivered by industry experts who can pass on the tricks of the trade thanks to their valuable experience in their chosen industries.

The full range of subject areas covered by Carlisle College, Furness College, Kendal College, Lakes College and the University of Cumbria is:

  • A-Levels
  • Access to higher education
  • Accounting
  • Agriculture
  • Animal care
  • Applied science
  • Art and design
  • Business
  • Construction and the built environment
  • Creative
  • Digital computing and IT
  • Early years and education
  • Electrical and plumbing
  • Engineering and science
  • ESOL
  • Games design
  • GCSEs and functional skills
  • Hair and beauty therapy
  • Health
  • Hospitality and catering
  • Media
  • Motor vehicle
  • Music performance and production
  • Nuclear
  • Nurse cadets
  • Performing arts
  • Public services
  • Social care
  • Sport and fitness
  • Teaching
  • Transitions in learning
  • T-Levels

Lakes College and the National College for Nuclear offer fantastic courses. They’ve got a great support network and I definitely would not have the career that I have today without them.

Martyne Simpson, Science & Engineering