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Types of Courses

We have more than 200 courses available at Lakes College, to suit all ages and abilities. Search our course list to find the best one for you!


If you live in a household dependant on benefits or a low income, there are funds available if you are starting a course at Lakes College.

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How to apply

Applying for one of our courses is easy and stress-free. Our step-by-step guide will explain how to successfully submit an application.

Open Days

We hold a number of events throughout the year that will help you learn more about the college, the courses we have on offer and how it can help you get the career you want.

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Mini Guide

Our handy guide gives an overview of the range of opportunities we offer so you can find the right course for you.

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Subject Areas

We offer hundreds of vocational programmes taught by friendly, down to earth experts. Find out more about the different subject areas you can study with us.

University Level Education

We offer a range of higher education courses. Our class sizes are often smaller than universities offering more contact time with lecturers, and a great mix of students, offering a great value for money.

Virtual Tour of our Campus

We are extremely proud of our facilities and have created an interactive virtual tour for you to explore from the comfort of your home!

Free Distance Learning Courses

We offer more than 30 free courses which you can study remotely. Completion takes around 10 hours and earns you a nationally recognised qualification.

Maths and English

We offer Maths and English qualifications which run alongside our courses.

Work Experience

Our Work Placement Coordinators work with local companies to secure hands on, relevant placements to give students the best possible experience that will benefit their learning.

An artist impression of a new Civil Engineering Training Facility

T Levels - brand new for 2021!

Did you know that a T Level is equivalent to three A Levels? From September 2021, we will be the only provider in Cumbria to offer T Levels in four routes.

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Mini course guide

Our handy guide gives an overview of the range of opportunities we offer so you can find the right course for you.