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Lakes College West Cumbria

With approximately 5,500 full and part-time learners undertaking a wide range of courses and training, it’s needless to say how popular our services are within the local community. Whether you’re here to work towards Higher Education, pursue your dream job or for help progressing further in life, we can help.

We can offer a range of courses to suit your needs. From further education to distance learning, we have a range of options to work around your current situation. We currently offer courses in the following areas:

  • Art, Design and Photography
  • Business
  • Childcare, Early Years Education and Teaching
  • Construction & The Built Environment
  • Digital Technologies, IT and Computing
  • Health and Social Care
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Nuclear, Engineering and Science
  • Sport and Public Services

We deliver training, qualifications and courses up to Level 7 at our Lillyhall site, in the workplace, across community locations, and via sub-contractors. This helps us to provide a deep and broad curriculum offering including full and part-time courses, industry placements and work experience, distance learning courses, apprenticeships and higher apprenticeships, full and part-time university level courses with progression to partner universities, and much more.

Some of our first-class training and educational facilities include the £7.5 million National College for Nuclear building, a nurse cadets mock ward, our state-of-the-art ‘ActivZone’ gym, a fully equipped hair and beauty salon, AA College Rosette awarded Graduates Restaurant, a £7 million construction skills centre and a 3G sports pitch.


Lakes College, Hallwood Road, Lillyhall Business Park, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 4JN

Tel: +44 (0)1946 839300


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