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Courses and Careers Advice at the Lakes College Skills Fair

We will be hosting its first Skills Fair as part of its year 11 open evening on Wednesday 10th February. Attendees will be able to meet…

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Graduates Wins an AA Rosette

Lakes College training restaurant, Graduates, has been awarded a rosette from the AA, to mark the high levels of food and service the restaurant provides….

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Lakes College Skills Fair 2016

Speak to local employers and find out more about the types of careers they offer, then speak to our tutors to find out which courses…

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First 3G Pitch in West Cumbria to Open at Lakes College

Lakes College, Sport England, the Rugby Football Union, the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, which is delivered by the Football Foundation, and the…

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Lakes College Apprentices Win Big at WorldSkills

The vocational skills of some of Lakes College’s Apprentices were celebrated at this year’s WorldSkills national finals. Welder Jamie Lee Robinson won a gold medal…

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Justin gives young people in Cumbria a voice

Lakes College has been awarded a certificate of appreciation from Cumbria County Council following one student’s efforts in giving the young people of West Cumbria…

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Golden Apples Winners!

Darren Kilvington for Against All Odds: Darren started his life over from scratch in September 2014, and hasn’t looked back since. He was daunted by…

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Lakes College reaches top 100 for university-level student satisfaction

Lakes College is now considered one of the top 100 providers of university level education in the UK. Following the National Student Survey, which is…

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Painting and Decorating Employability Training Workshop at Lakes College

Lakes College have been working in partnership with not-for-profit housing provider Home Group and their Painting and Decorating contractor, Bell Group to give unemployed people…

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Stay West Scheme Launches ‘Realising Our Potential’ Project

The Stay West scheme, based here at Lakes College, has launched a new project with the aim of improving the life skills of people with…

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Lakes College Festival of Maths

Engaging young people in mathematics can be challenging and with GCSE exams looming it is a stressful time for learners. Lakes College is hosting a…

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The Lakes Art Story at The Rum Story

Fine art and photography students from Lakes College, Lillyhall, are holding a public exhibition of their work to celebrate the end of their college year….

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Electrical Student Wins Apprentice of the Year

Lakes College student Luke Shield has won first place in the Welsh regional heats in Spark Magazine’s Apprentice of the Year competition. Luke, an Apprentice…

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National College for Nuclear Announcement

In relation to the announcement made by Business Minister Matt Hancock today, I am delighted to confirm that Lakes College has been become a founding…

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Award Ceremony Celebrates Copeland’s Apprentices

Apprentices from Lakes College were awarded for their achievements at the Copeland Apprenticeship Scheme Awards as part of National Apprenticeship Week. The ceremony was held…

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Students Compete for National Apprenticeships W

Three teams of Apprentices have battled it out and tested their limits on a nuclear training rig as part of National Apprenticeships Week. The competition…

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Students’ Art put on Display in Washington Central Hotel

Art students from Lakes College West Cumbria have had the opportunity to assist in the refurbishment of the function room at Washington Central Hotel in…

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