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What We Offer

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


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 courses we offer

HE courses we offer:

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

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Higher National Diploma (HND)

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Foundation Degree

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Honours Degree

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Access to Higher Education

Prepare for degree-level study with our Access to Higher Education course

Want to study at university but not sure of your options? Our intensive one-year course is tailored to equip you with the study skills and knowledge needed in order to progress onto degree-level learning.

Each year, around 20,000 Access to Higher Education students apply for a degree course at a UK university.

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What We Offer

Why study HE at Lakes?

There are so many reasons to choose Lakes College to continue your studies and progress in your career.

HE Careers Advice and UCAS

We offer a wide range of support to current and prospective HE students, including advice and guidance and help with UCAS applications.

Digital Prospectus

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

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New courses

New courses are available to study…

Low Carbon Energy Technology

This Foundation Degree uses a range of learning strategies to provide students with an experience of higher education that reflect the requirements for innovation within the low carbon energy industry.

Manufacturing (for Nuclear)

By studying this Foundation Degree, you will receive a full introduction to the world of professional engineering in industry and manufacturing processes.


This Higher National Certificate equips you with the necessary skills to pursue or advance in laboratory technician positions in the health and nuclear sectors and beyond.