Furness College is the largest provider of education and skills training in Cumbria.
With a world-class campus at Channelside and a specialist sixth form campus at Rating Lane, Furness College offers the biggest choice of courses in the county - from apprenticeships to A Levels, BTECs to degrees. It is rated ‘Good’ with ’Outstanding’ provision for Engineering and Law by Ofsted.
With £47m investment in recent years, the College offers a high-quality learning environment to help students progress with the qualifications and skills to succeed in further study or the workplace and meet their career goals.
Furness College is one of the first colleges in the country to hold chartered status, recognising the College as a leading national performer for further education.
Higher education at Furness College is graded as the best in the county, with a silver award under the national Teaching Excellence Framework. The College is also a member of the National Skills Academy for Nuclear.
The College’s Channelside campus is home to The Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Centre, a £4million state-of-the-art training facility – the first of its kind in Cumbria – putting Furness College at the cutting edge of engineering research and learning.
From September 2017, Furness College opened a new Centre of Excellence for Art & Design at its sixth form campus in revamped facilities where learners can progress right through to an HND.
The College works closely with employers through its Business and Employment Support Team to provide technical, professional and academic education to meet the needs of businesses in Cumbria.
At Furness College, we take pride in training and developing the current and future workforce. With the expertise of our staff, fantastic facilities and network of support we are able to work towards our vision of providing the highest standards of further and higher education. No matter what their role, every member of staff plays an important part in achieving our goals.
If you are passionate about further education and would like to join our commitment to making our students work ready, providing employers with the skills they need, a career at Furness College could be for you.
Our superb facilities not only provide our students with the highest standards of education, but also provide our staff with all the latest technology available and the resources they need to do their job in the most effective way possible.