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Our courses for September 2022 are now full and new applications closed – we’ve had a fantastic number of students joining us for the start of the academic year and we’re excited for their journey here at Lakes College.

We’re now looking forward to the 23/24 academic year and applications will open shortly – keep an eye on our website for updates.

Our next Open Event will take place on Wednesday, December 7th between 5pm and 7.30pm.

Public Services

There are few careers that are always in demand. But no matter what the political landscape or the economic climate, Public Services will always offer career choices for the active and enthusiastic.


Public service jobs offer another option for working in local communities in West Cumbria – whether upholding the law as a police officer, attending emergencies in the Ambulance Service or even protecting the nation as a member of the armed service.

Students describe this course as so much more than the emergency services, with learning experiences like planning for a major incident, crime psychology and fitness training. This, coupled with our experienced tutors, give you a real insight in to your chosen career.

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Click on the link below to view our full-range of exciting Public Services courses.

“I have always wanted to go in to the police, but this course is so much more than learning about the emergency services. You get a chance to learn about what happens “behind the scenes”, like planning for major incidents, fitness testing and exploring the theories on what makes people commit crimes.”


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There’s something for everyone at Lakes College – click below to find out more.

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.