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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.

Higher Education at Lakes College

Providing a range of exciting higher education courses and training to the people of West Cumbria and further afield.

Higher Education at Lakes College

Introduction

Deciding to study a Higher Education course is an important decision which can decide the outcome of your entire career for years to come.

Here at Lakes College we strive to ensure that the course you select matches your future plans, and that all options have been considered before making your decision.

HE Guide & More Info

Digital Prospectus

Our ‘Digital Guide to Higher Education’ contains information about the subject areas we offer at Lakes College, as well as funding details.

Case Studies

Hear from some of our Higher Education students and learn about their experiences of studying at Lakes College.

Why study a HE course at Lakes?

  • Our class sizes are often smaller than universities which allows for more contact time with lecturers.
  • Our provision is quality checked by QAA, the same body that ensures teaching at universities reach the same high standard.
  • Courses at Lakes College are taught by industry professionals, some of whom still work within the profession in which they teach.
  • Our courses contain a great mix of students, offering a great value for money.
  • Courses are taught by industrial experts.
  • We offer a wide range of delivery options to fit around life commitments.
  • Full Honours Degrees can be studied in West Cumbria.
  • Study a degree level qualification that has been designed to prepare for employment and progression.
  • Study within a dedicated higher education environment with high-tech resources.
  • Study a qualification that has been recognised by National and Professional Institutes.

Courses we offer

Foundation Degrees

Honours Degrees

HNCs

HNDs

Open Days & Events

Did you know?

We hold a number of open day events throughout the year, allowing you to meet your future tutors and learn more about Higher Education and Adult Skills qualifications at Lakes College.

Other Available Courses

Access to Higher Education

Want to study at university but not sure of your options? Our Access to Higher Education course could be for you.

Bridging Course

This course provides bridging studies between a HND Engineering qualification and the Level 6 Honours Degree top-up in either Electrical or Mechanical Engineering.

Teaching Qualifications

There’s no surprise that we’re passionate about Educating people – we’ve been doing it for 40 years!

Essential Information

As a provider of higher education and training, the college is expected to be transparent about the courses offered. This is so applicants clearly understand what the college will provide in exchange for any course fees. On this page you will find a range of documents which offer guidance on your rights and the college’s higher education terms and conditions for students studying higher education at Lakes College. In enrolling as a student at Lakes College you are accepting these terms and conditions, and they will form part of your contract.

Please note:

  • Every student of Lakes College becomes liable for tuition fees upon enrolment. Reimbursement of these fees is at the discretion of the College’s Finance team.
  • Tuition fees are not normally refunded to or in respect of a student who withdraws or is excluded during the session.
  • Lakes College reserves the right not to grant a qualification where academic fees are still owing to the college. Primarily this constitutes tuition fees, but the college reserves the right to deem other unpaid academic related fees as academic debt.

Reports and documents

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) is an independent body entrusted with monitoring and advising on standards and quality in UK higher education. The college works closely with the QAA to ensure that students working towards a UK qualification get the experience they are entitled to expect.

You can view the current QAA academic review of Lakes College here, and you can see the action plan to ensure the standards are being met by the college here.

Essential Information

As a provider of higher education and training, the college is expected to be transparent about the courses offered. This is so applicants clearly understand what the college will provide in exchange for any course fees. On this page you will find a range of documents which offer guidance on your rights and the college’s higher education terms and conditions for students studying higher education at Lakes College. In enrolling as a student at Lakes College you are accepting these terms and conditions, and they will form part of your contract.

Please note: Every student of Lakes College becomes liable for tuition fees upon enrolment. Reimbursement of these fees is at the discretion of the College’s Finance team.
Tuition fees are not normally refunded to or in respect of a student who withdraws or is excluded during the session.
Lakes College reserves the right not to grant a qualification where academic fees are still owing to the college. Primarily this constitutes tuition fees, but the college reserves the right to deem other unpaid academic related fees as academic debt.

Please carefully read all of the following documents before pursuing any university level course application.

Academic Misconduct (Plagiarism) Policy

Student Transfer Policy (Higher Education)

HE-Terms-and-Conditions-2020-21

Student Consumer Rights

Strategic Plan 2020-2023

Policy on Code of Behaviour

College Network Code of Conduct

College Network Acceptable Use Policy

Admissions Procedure

University of Cumbria Student Complaints Policy and Procedure 2020-21

UCLAN Partner Appeals Process 2019-20

UCLAN Student Complaints Procedure

Single Equality Policy

Fees Policy 2020-21

Data Protection Policy

Complaints Procedure

Assessment Planning, Tracking and Marking of Learners’ Work Procedure

Assessment Malpractice and Maladministration Policy

Appeals Against Assessment Decisions Procedure

Lakes College Access to Higher Education Statement 21-22

Lakes College Freedom of Speech Policy

Lakes College Higher Education Student Protection Plan 2020-21

Transparency review tables

Security Policy

Student Appeals Policy

University of Cumbria – partnership with Lakes College

Click here for information on Higher Education Terms and Conditions

Click here for information on the Student Protection Plan

If you’re thinking about your uni choices, the Discover Uni website can help to inform you of your options.