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Training and Education in Cumbria

Improving the standard and breadth of training and education has been one of Cumbria's major success stories, and has been hailed as one of the main reasons why young people are staying in the County to complete their education and pursue careers.

The University of Cumbria is Britain's newest university, specialising in subjects close to the county's economic heart such as energy, radiology, logistics and outdoor studies. Supporting key industry sectors is also central to Cumbria's colleges, marked on the map opposite.

West Cumbria has a thriving hub of education, training, research and development facilities focused on the energy sector, in particular nuclear, including Energus, the National Nuclear Laboratory and UCLAN@Westlakes. It will soon to be joined by Manchester University's £20m Cumbria Dalton Facility. Training providers such as Nucleus (Gen II) also help to support the industry in addition to the long-running apprentice scheme at Sellafield. Cumbria has a large number of individual training providers supporting businesses in and outside the County.

For further advice and information on training and education, contact Graham McWilliam at the Invest in Cumbria team on 01768 895350 or email grahamm@investincumbria.co.uk.

Training and Education
Barrow Sixth Form College

Barrow Sixth Form College

Barrow Sixth Form College specialises in providing an A level education to students between the ages of 16 - 18 from the Furness area.

For more information on the college and the education it provides please visit www.barrow6fc.org.uk.

Training and Education
Furness College

Furness College

Furness College provides first class education and training which transforms lives through improved employability and supports the regeneration of its local community.

For more information on the college and the education it provides please visit www.furness.ac.uk.

Training and Education
Kendal College

Kendal College

Kendal College is a further education college situated in Kendal on the edge of the Lake District National Park. It specialises in further and higher education, as well as training for business. Kendal College is also a partner college of the University of Cumbria and the University of Central Lancashire.

For more information on the college and the education it provides please visit www.kendal.ac.uk.

Training and Education
Carlisle College

Carlisle College

Carlisle College is a further and higher education establishment based in the city centre of Carlisle.

For more information on the college and the education it provides please visit www.carlisle.ac.uk.<./p>

Training and Education
Lakes College West Cumbria

Lakes College West Cumbria

At Lakes College West Cumbria students are taught everything from basic skills through to post graduate level subjects on a full or part-time basis, either in college, at centres near to where they live, in their workplace or even at home.

For more information on the college and the education it provides please visit www.lcwc.ac.uk.

Training and Education
Workington Sixth Form College

Workington Sixth Form Centre provides 16 - 18 year olds with A level courses and education preparing students for life at university or in employment.

Training and Education
Ullswater Community College

Ullswater Community College provides 30 Advanced Level courses as well as level 2 courses which prepare their students for life in work or at university.

For more information on the college and the education it provides please visit www.ullswater.cumbria.sch.uk.

Training and Education
Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Lancaster university is world renowned as a centre of excellence in teaching, scholarship and research. Currently ranked as one of the top 10 universities in the UK the university strives to improve its reputation both in the UK and Internationally through providing its students with an excellent start in their career.

For more information about courses and university life visit www.lancs.ac.uk.

Training and Education
University of Cumbria

University of Cumbria

The University of Cumbria is the UK's youngest, with real world aims to provide its students with the skills required not only for work but for life.

For more information about the university, its courses, history, and life at the establishments that make up the university, visit www.cumbria.ac.uk.

Training and Education
University of Cumbria

University of Cumbria

The University of Cumbria is the UK's youngest, with real world aims to provide its students with the skills required not only for work but for life.

For more information about the university, its courses, history, and life at the establishments that make up the university, visit www.cumbria.ac.uk.