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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.

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


Lakes College is an approved delivery partner and along with the partnership are currently delivering the Skills Support for the Workforce contract in Cumbria which has funding available until 2023.

Carlisle College is the accountable body for the contract which is funded by the European Social Fund, co-financed by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and supported by Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership.

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  • Funded training opportunities for Cumbria SME’s and their employees to support business growth and support the achievement of higher level skills.
  • Support for businesses undergoing industrial restructure with funded training and employability support for staff at risk of redundancy.
  • Eligible businesses must have a base in Cumbria and employ less than 250 employees. Those who are self-employed are also eligible for support.
  • Employees must be aged over 16 years of age and be a resident in the UK

Funded courses available

  • RQ Certificate in Safe Handling of Medicines
  • RQ Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care
  • RQ Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes
  • RQ Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings
  • RQ Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities
  • RQ Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care
  • RQ Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition & Health
  • RQ Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
  • RQ Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism
  • RQ Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care
  • RQ Level 2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions
  • RQ Understand the role of the social care worker
  • RQ Introducation to communication in health & social care
  • RQ Causes and Spread of Infection
  • RQ Principles of communication in adult social care settings
  • RQ Introductory Awareness of Autistic Spectrum Conditions
  • RQ Certificate in Understanding Behaviour that Challenges
  • RQ Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • RQ Communication In care settings
  • RQ Handle information in care settings
  • RQ Implement person-centred approaches in care settings
  • RQ Equality and Inclusion in Care Settings
  • RQ Responsibilities of a Care Worker
  • RQ Duty of Care
  • RQ Safeguarding and protection in care settings
  • RQ The principles of infection prevention and control
  • RQ Causes and Spread of infection
  • RQ Provide Support for Mobility
  • RQ Move and position individuals in accordance with their care plan
  • RQ Undertake agreed pressure area care
  • RQ Care for the Elderly
  • RQ Support independence in the tasks of daily living
  • RQ Dementia Awareness
  • RQ Support Individuals to manage Continence
  • RQ Support individuals who are distressed
  • RQ Support individuals to meet personal care needs
  • RQ Support individuals to eat and drink
  • RQ rovide support to manage pain and discomfort
  • RQ Provide Support for Sleep
  • RQ Promotion of General health and well-being
  • RQ Prepare individuals for healthcare activities
  • RQ Assist the practitioner to carry out healthcare activities
  • RQ Monitor and maintain the environment and resources and after health care activities
  • RQ Support activities for individuals and groups that promote well-being
  • RQ Support individuals in the use of assistive living technology
  • RQ Support individuals to meet nutritional and hydration needs
  • RQ Understand the Principles of positive behaviour Support
  • RQ Provide Support for therapy session
  • RQ Understand how to support individuals with foot care
  • RQ Support person-centred thinking, planning and review
  • RQ Contribute to the support of positive risk-taking for individuals
  • RQ Support care plan activities
  • RQ Understand the impact of acquired brain injury on individuals
  • RQ Support individuals with acquired brain injury and their families and carers
  • RQ Understand autism spectrum condition (ASC)
  • RQ Support Individuals with dementia
  • RQ Diabetes Awareness
  • RQ Awareness of end of life care
  • RQ Understanding Learning disabilities
  • RQ Contribute to supporting individuals with learning disabilities to access health care
  • RQ Contribute to the support of individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities
  • RQ Understanding mental health
  • RQ Support mental well-being and mental health
  • RQ Parkinsons disease awareness
  • RQ Awareness of sensory loss
  • RQ Support stroke care management
  • RQ Provide agreed support for foot care
  • RQ Diabetes Awareness
  • RQ Cleaning,decontamination and waste management
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Certificate in Information, Advice or Guidance
  • Certificate in Lean Organisation Management Techniques
  • Certificate in Principles of Business Administration (VRQ)
  • Certificate in Principles of Customer Service (VRQ)
  • Certificate in Principles of Team Leading
  • Certificate in Understanding Business Improvement Techniques
  • Certificate in Understanding Data Protection and Data Security
  • Certificate in Understanding Retail Operations
  • Certificate in Understanding Workplace Violence and Harassment
  • Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health
  • Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Certificate in Understanding Working with People with Mental Health Needs
  • Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care
  • Non regulated SFA formula funded provision, Level 2, Health and Social Care, 21 to 44 hrs, PW B

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