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Looking to retrain or upskills in your career?

Available to study from September 2024... start the new year in the right way by upskilling or reskilling. Apply today!

Why study with Lakes College?

Why study with Lakes College?

  • Personal Touch

    Our team of experts help you with everything, from the application process to financial questions and support along the way

  • Cost-Effective

    With low course costs for non-levy paying employers, our programmes offer a cheap and effective way to upskill staff with ease.

  • Flexibility

    The ability to access lessons anytime enables learning to take place whenever and wherever works best for you – with no restrictions.

Study from 2024:

Courses available to study from September 2024:

Foundation Degree in Low Carbon Energy Technology

Accredited by The Open University

Foundation Degree in Manufacturing (for Nuclear)

Accredited by The Open University

Higher National Certificate in Digital Technologies

Accredited by BTEC Pearson

Higher National Diploma in Digital Technologies

Accredited by BTEC Pearson

Higher National Certificate in Bioscience

Open University

A flexible approach to learning – study from home or on-campus in Cumbria!

Our new Foundation Degrees are accredited by The Open University, and can be studied from anywhere in the UK.

The modules and framework have been developed with employability skills in mind, training you to become a key part of your future workforce.

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Paul Fairclough, Dean of Higher Education

In this video, Paul describes new courses and explains their innovative ‘blended learning’ delivery models.

Paul also explains Lakes College’s new partnership with The Open University and how they have worked together to develop the new Foundation Degree offer.

Queen's Anniversary Prize

Lakes College is honoured to be a Queen’s Anniversary Prize winner

We are committed to providing high standards of education to people across the UK and have been nationally recognised for this.

Our Higher Education programmes can be studied by individuals already working in industry, or by those looking for a change of career.

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Accommodation Support

Accommodation Support and Guidance

If you’re considering studying one of our new Higher Education courses, live far away from Lakes College and would require overnight stays for in-person learning weeks, we can help.

Our team are able to guide you by providing appropriate recommendations to all learners who require accommodation in West Cumbria during onsite studies.

*Please note that Lakes College do not offer funding for Higher Education courses directly, but are able to support with understanding eligibility and options.

Need help deciding on a course?

Need help deciding on a course?

Our friendly team of trained experts are available to help with any questions you may have regarding the courses we offer, finance options, career pathways and more. Book an appointment with a careers advisor today!

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