About Furness College
Furness College is a general further education college in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. It is situated over two campuses: the Channelside Campus with its outstanding vocational facilities, and the Sixth Form Campus on Rating Lane where our A level offer is delivered.
Furness College was graded GOOD college by Ofsted in March 2015 with OUTSTANDING provision in engineering. It also received an excellent Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) report in February 2016 for its higher education provision where it was commended for its student enhancement activities. In August 2016, the College merged successfully with Barrow Sixth Form College, forming the largest college in Cumbria; prior to merger, the sixth form college was also graded as GOOD with OUTSTANDING provision in Law. It is also one of the first four providers nationally to become a member of the newly formed Institution for Further Education.
The College has been consistently assessed by the Education and Funding Agency as having OUTSTANDING financial health, with any surpluses reinvested into facilities for students.
Furness College is committed to providing an education and training environment which promotes success and ultimately leads to employment. In order to do this the College has a clear vision and strategy, together with strong values which guides everything it does.
Furness College Strategy 2018-2019