Furness College is the largest provider of education and skills training in Cumbria. It is on two campuses with a further education college at Channelside and a specialist sixth form campus at Rating Lane. The college offers a wide choice of qualifications from A levels and apprenticeships to vocational courses and university 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. The college works closely with employers to provide technical, professional and academic education to meet the needs of businesses. It was recently recognised as one of the higher performing further education colleges when it achieved chartered status from the Chartered Institute for Further Education. The college is also a member of the National Skills Academy for Nuclear.
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.
Our Channelside campus:
Our Rating Lane campus:
The sixth form is at the Rating Lane campus, which is in a leafy suburb on the outskirts of Barrow-in-Furness. It is the only sixth form college in Cumbria and was purpose built in 1979 as a specialist college for post-16 education with an additional building added in subsequent years as demand for A levels grew. It includes facilities for physically disabled students and is a satellite campus for Beaumont College, which is part of Scope.