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Adult Learners

Furness College offers a range of free and fully funded part-time courses for adults.*

Has your job been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic? Are you looking to upskill at a time of uncertainty to improve job security and your income?

We have a range of courses, listed below, across a wide variety of sectors that can be delivered online or in the classroom in Barrow, giving you the skills you need for the job you want.

Many of our courses are FREE to study, so whether you’re employed or looking for work, contact us to find a way to develop your knowledge and experience or explore a new career.

To be eligible for an adult course, you must be over the age of 19. If you are unemployed or earn less than £17k a year your course is fully funded so it is free for you to study. If you earn over £17k a year, a £40 contribution is required for those wanting to do a construction course, fees for other courses may differ.

Business

This course will be delivered remotely through online learning.
For more information contact: businesssupport@furness.ac.uk

Download the course specification here.

The start date is early 2022 and it will be running from 5.45pm-8.45pm for 15 weeks.
For more information contact businesssupport@furness.ac.uk

Construction

The course runs from 5pm-8pm for a duration of 6 weeks and it is delivered through practical delivery.
For more information contact: businesssupport@furness.ac.uk

The course runs from 5pm-8pm for a duration of 6 weeks and it is delivered through practical delivery.
For more information contact: businesssupport@furness.ac.uk

The course runs from 5pm-8pm for a duration of 6 weeks and it is delivered through practical delivery.
For more information contact: businesssupport@furness.ac.uk

The course runs from 5pm-8pm for a duration of 6 weeks and it is delivered through practical delivery.
For more information contact: businesssupport@furness.ac.uk

Early Years

For more information contact: businesssupport@furness.ac.uk

Course Content

1) Understand how to provide a safe and healthy environment for babies and young children

2) Understand common childhood illnesses

3) Understand health emergencies and specific health conditions in an early years setting

For further details email: businesssupport@furness.ac.uk

Hair & Beauty

This course is delivered through classroom-based learning and you can start anytime.
For more information contact: businesssupport@furness.ac.uk

Download the course specification here.
The course runs from 12.30pm-4.30pm for a duration of 3 weeks and it is delivered through classroom delivery.
For more information contact: businesssupport@furness.ac.uk

For further details email: businesssupport@furness.ac.uk

For further details email: businesssupport@furness.ac.uk

Health & Social Care

Entry Requirements

Some knowledge of working in the sector required.

Course Content

1) Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities

2) Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care

3) Introduction to personalisation in social care

4) Principles of positive risk taking for individuals with disabilities

5) Introductory awareness of autistic spectrum conditions

6) Principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability to access health care

For further details email: businesssupport@furness.ac.uk

Entry Requirements

Prior knowledge to working in the sector

For further details email: businesssupport@furness.ac.uk

Outreach

For more information contact: Outreach@furness.ac.uk

For more information contact: Outreach@furness.ac.uk

For more information contact: Outreach@furness.ac.uk

This course will be delivered remotely through online learning.
For more information contact: Outreach@furness.ac.uk

This course will be delivered remotely through online learning.
For more information contact: Outreach@furness.ac.uk

This course will be delivered remotely through online learning.
For more information contact: Outreach@furness.ac.uk

This course has flexible delivery and can be studied at night school or as online learning.
For more information contact outreach@furness.ac.uk

 

Please contact businesssupport@furness.ac.uk or call 01229 844753 for more details.

*Subject to eligibility

 

For more details about our courses for adult learners click here https://www.furness.ac.uk/adults/adult-outreach/


Channelside
Barrow-In-Furness
Cumbria
LA14 2PJ
Rating Lane
Barrow-In-Furness
Cumbria
LA13 9LE
Contact Us Tel: 01229 825 017 (Channelside Campus)
Tel: 01229 828 377 (Barrow Sixth Form College)
Email: info@furness.ac.uk
Business Support Tel: 01229 844 836
Email: businesssupport@furness.ac.uk
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