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Nurse Cadets fundraiser for Dementia UK and Alzheimer’s Society

Lakes College Nurse Cadets have raised a total of £178.24 for the Alzheimer’s Society and Dementia UK by hosting a cake sale and coffee morning….

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Just the Job students with the Comic Relief cheque

Lakes College Just the Job Students raise money for Comic Relief

Lakes College ‘Just the Job’ students have raised a grand total of £290.11 for Comic Relief. The group of eight students put on a number…

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Students compete in Big Rig Challenge for National Apprenticeship Week

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

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Students get a taste of Spanish culture

Fifteen Lakes College students got the chance to visit the cultural city of Barcelona as part of their course during February half term. The students,…

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Daniel Townsend Nominated for Renowned Apprentice of the Year Competition

A local student from Lakes College has qualified for a prestigious UK apprentice competition. Daniel Townsend is studying his level 3 NVQ Diploma in Electrotechnical…

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Lakes College Nurse Cadets take part in charity fundraiser for West Cumberland Hospital

The Year 1 Nurse Cadets decided to raise money to create Christmas hampers for the staff on the Henderson Suite and Special Care Baby Unit….

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Lakes College Students win Silver and Bronze at SkillWeld Finals

Two students from Lakes College are celebrating after winning bronze and silver at a national welding competition. Sam Meagan and Conor Alexander won a bronze…

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Lakes College has second highest employer satisfaction rate in the country

Lakes College has the second highest scoring employer satisfaction rate in the country for General FE Colleges, with a satisfaction rate of 98.8% according to…

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Lakes College celebrates groundbreaking ceremony for the National College for Nuclear

Lakes College Principal, Chris Nattress, with Year 2 students Stuart Burke and Liam Wood, and Colin Reed, NCfN Board Chair   Work on the National…

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Lakes College SkillWeld Finalists

Lakes College SkillWeld Finalists

Four Lakes College welding students have qualified for the WorldSkills UK National finals to be hosted in Birmingham. Conor Alexander, Conor Greenhow, Dariush Padidar-Nazar and…

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Lakes College A Level Student Jack Gordon with Chris Nattress

Jack Gordon celebrates A Level success

A Lakes College student is celebrating his A Level results success today. Jack Gordon, the only A Level student at the college, received two A*s…

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Lakes College in Top 10 for Student Satisfaction

Lakes College West Cumbria has been ranked in the top 10 for student satisfaction in the annual National Student Survey undertaken by Higher Education students…

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Lakes College Catering Go Barcelona

Twelve Lakes College students waved goodbye to British soil and said ‘Hola’ to the sandy shores of Barcelona. The catering students were lapping up the…

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Lakes College building new flagship electrical suite

Twelve trainees on a JTL Traineeship are helping the Electrical Department at Lakes College to develop and build a brand new electrical suite. The new…

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Lakes College celebrates its Annual Award Ceremony

Lakes College West Cumbria celebrated the success and achievements of its students at its annual Award Ceremony on Thursday 7th July. The event took at…

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Sam Meagan wins Regional SkillWeld Competition

Four of Lakes College students competed in the SkillWeld 2016 regional heats and won the top four places. Sam Meagan, won first place in the…

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Lakes College Art Student’s Open End of Year Exhibition

Arts students of Lakes College have opened the end of year art exhibition, ‘Wake Me Up Before You Van Gogh Gogh,’ to the public. The…

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Vincent Rourke Wins Gold at SkillBuild Regionals

Brickwork student Vincent Rourke has won gold at the regional heat of SkillBuild 2016. The Lakes College student competed against students from across the North…

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College Tutors Cycle in Aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

Nine tutors from Lillyhall’s Lakes College participated in a charity Coast to Coast challenge during the bank holiday weekend, and are on track to raise…

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Cumbria Sports Games Collaborative Event

The annual Cumbria Sports Games took place at Cumbria Sports Academy (Copeland Stadium) on Wednesday 12th May, with Lakes College being named as overall winners….

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Lakes College to host UK’s national nuclear training college

Cumbria will be home to the UK’s National College for Nuclear – a world class training facility designed to fire the growth of the UK’s…

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Lakes College students volunteer in libraries to help the local community

Lakes College Level 3 Health & Social Care students have been volunteering as Digital Access Volunteers at Whitehaven and Workington Library, delivering a total of…

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Luke Shield Wins Renowned Apprentice of the Year Competition

Electrical Installation Apprentice Luke Shield has been announced as Apprentice of the Year at the 2016 Sparks Magazine competition. The Lakes College student competed against…

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£1 million 3G Pitch Launched at Lakes College

Our brand new £1 million 3G sports pitch had its grand opening at the college on Tuesday 8th March, with sporting displays from local school…

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Lakes College Art students design Toyota Aygo Wrap

Lakes College Art and Photography students have taken part in a competition with Myers & Bowman to design a wrap for a Toyota Aygo. The…

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Salon Culinaire Medal Winners

Catering Students Win Silver in Prestigious Competition

Students from the Catering department at Lakes College have returned from the renowned Salon Culinaire completion in London with a total of five silver and…

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Lakes College Nurse Cadets Start Placements

Students studying on the Nurse Cadet programme at Lakes College have now started their work placements in hospitals across West Cumbria and the local community….

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Sam Craig and Kayleigh Blakely

Lakes College is the first college in Cumbria to receive an AA Rosette

Graduates restaurant at Lakes College has been awarded the AA College Rosette as a result of exceptional hospitality. It is the first college in Cumbria…

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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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WorldSkills medal winners

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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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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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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