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Virtual Reality

Here at Lakes College, we have a range of fantastic facilities that can be used for all kinds of events both public and private.

Visit our Virtual Reality (VR) Facilities

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.

Our bespoke system can offer users an utterly unique experience by diving into virtual worlds using our 3D cinema style Virtual Reality (VR) system. The Virtalis ActiveWall system is a fantastic platform for engineering companies to showcase models to fellow colleagues or business partners in a unique and immersive format. 

In addition to this, we also have a wide range of other Virtual Reality (VR) devices such as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, which may also be suitable for your needs. We are also open to discussing other innovative technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR) and how this could be used in your organisation or business.

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Hospitality Available

As part of our college facilities, we can also offer hospitality as part of your meeting or event.

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Developing innovative Technlogies for education

At the college we have a dedicated Virtual Reality (VR) developer and technologist to help innovate our teaching and learning delivery. This is very much in its infancy, but we have already had enormous success in implementing such technologies within the curriculum. 

One of the first areas to adopt this technology was our construction department, who were looking to digitise their health and safety provision. Doing so now enables learners to revise workshop protocols at any time without the need for even being in the workshop. Doing so has reduced the preparation time for such a task to zero and made a highly reusable resource.

In addition to this we have begun to implement Virtual Reality (VR) within our Nurse Cadets and Health and Social Care courses. As part of their anatomy and physiology modules, students can take a look at the inner workings of the bodfrom organs to bones, the nervous system and more. Students who have experienced it so far have found it an extremely useful tool: 


“The VR experience is one I will not forget in a hurry. It was awesome! It really put into practice the theory that we have learned from our teacher Lynsey. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to enhance their learning experience.”

Chloe Dixon, aspiring paramedic and second year nurse cadet student


When it comes to the next generation of students we would love them to come and join us here at Lakes College. The current situation surrounding Covid-19 has prevented us from hosting potential students at Open Days, so using these technologies we have enabled students to go on a Virtual Tour of our college. Within the tour you can see the wide range of fantastic faculties we have to offer, as well as videos from a range of staff from course leaders to our welfare and success coaches. 

Book an appointment

If you would like to view our facilities or make an enquiry about our Virtual Reality provision, give us a call or email for more information.

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01946 839300

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Local MP Visit

Rachel (our Virtual Reality Specialist) received a letter from Workington’s MP, Mark Jenkinson

As Seen on Jisc

How virtual reality has enabled Lakes College to showcase their campus and facilities when physical attendance hasn’t been possible.

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Get in touch

If you have any queries please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

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