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Roadworks are set to be carried out at Harrington which will affect traffic to Lakes College starting from Monday, January 30th.

The roadworks will last up to six weeks and students are advised to allow plenty of time to travel to college, especially on GCSE mock exam dates – Tuesday, January 31st and Thursday, February 2nd.

Stagecoach has recommended people catching a bus into college should get on an earlier bus, particularly at the start of the first week as disruptions are at their highest during the beginning of roadworks.

All bus passes including those issued by Cumbria County Council will be accepted if different routes need to be used.


We work with hundreds of employers across West Cumbria.

Information for employers

We offer training solutions in many different areas and are experienced at designing a range of bespoke training solutions to help meet the specific needs of your business.

Our offer for employers includes Apprenticeships, regulatory and professional qualifications, university level qualifications and bespoke training.

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Recruiting Apprentices

We are one of the largest providers of Further and Higher Education in West Cumbria. We offer a large selection of Apprenticeships at varying levels and for a variety of industries.


Employer Courses

Whether you want an off the peg course, or are looking for a training solution to solve a particular issue, then we can help.

Big Rig

The Big Rig provides learners with hands on experience on a simulation evaporation Rig under the conditions found on a nuclear licensed site.

Student Work Placements

Full time students at Lakes College are required to complete a set amount of work experience every year, which usually amounts to 36 hours; the equivalent to a full working week.

The Edge - Courses for Employers

The Edge is a partnership of Cumbrian training providers that work together to deliver ESF skills contracts for the benefit of Cumbrian businesses and their workforce.

Virtual Reality

One of our main VR facilities is our state-of-the-art Virtual Reality (VR) Suite, situated in our National College for Nuclear (NCfN) building.

We are competitive because we can offer:

  • Value for money

    We are a not-for-profit training provider, so we’re able to offer competitive prices and genuine value for money. We have an unrivalled wealth of experience in delivering corporate training services to small and medium sized enterprises, as well as multi-national companies and public sector employers.

  • Access to Funding

    We have many years’ experience working with employers, and know that training sometime comes up on the “nice to have” list. We have experts who can identify any support you are eligible for, to help you get the training you need at a cost you can afford.

  • High Specification Facilities

    Our facilities are new and still developing and we invest in our equipment and resources year on year to ensure we maintain a competitive edge. Additionally, our expert trainers have the relevant, up-to-date industry experience needed to provide a high standard of service.

  • Expert advice

    We have a team of business support advisors who are dedicated to providing a high quality service for organisations looking for advice on how they can add value to their business. All of our advisors come from the world of business and each has specialist skills and knowledge that enable the team to provide comprehensive support for a broad spectrum of sectors.

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