Adult Outreach

Say “Yes” to Tomorrow!

Outreach is an off-campus arm of Furness College dedicated to career-based adult education. Whether you are an adult seeking employment, retraining for a career change or looking for support with career progression -with new courses starting all the time – Outreach has a place for you.

As Furness College’s largest provider of adult courses, we are experienced and successful in providing our students with the skills they need to thrive in a range of careers. With a 98% achievement rate in 2019 you can be confident that you will be learning with a team that has a proven track record of excellence.

Based in Trinity Enterprise (next door to the Channelside campus) we offer a professional working environment that is also friendly and relaxed.  We appreciate that adults are looking for a different approach to learning that reflects their ambitions whilst still maintaining the network of support available to you as part of Furness College.

We offer a variety of courses, all aimed at boosting employability or career progression. These include: 

Employability Skills from Entry Level to the full Level 2 Diploma

Principles of Business Admin – Levels 1 and 2

IT User Skills – Levels 1 and 2

Level 2 Team Leading.

Warehousing and Storage 

Level 2 Retail 

We also work in partnership with JCP to offer a course aimed at developing job searching, CV building and interview Skills to increase your potential as a job seeker.

New Courses are being added all the time – please check the website regularly for updates.

NEW FOR 20/21 – Retail Logistics 

Retail Logistics incorporates – picking and packing, customer services, logistical support and delivery driving to prepare you for working in retail in the ‘new normal’.

Applicants must hold a Full UK driving licence

We also help you to develop the vital soft skills needed for excelling in your chosen career. Adding Team Leading to any of our courses will help prepare you to progress in your career.

We offer a comprehensive IAG package including advice on other courses Furness College has available for you to enhance your CV.

We will support you throughout your learning with developing your English and Maths and can offer FREE OF CHARGE* Maths and English courses up to Level 2

STUDENT Debbie Flood

“I believe that you are never too old to learn and Adult Outreach has inspired me to continue that journey. I have developed skills and gained new qualifications in areas and subjects that were not previously available to me. It has been a fantastic experience working in both class groups and virtually. I was able to dictate the pace and fit the learning and course work into my own schedule. At times it felt that I had a private tutor whose support and encouragement was relentless. I would definitely recommend the professionalism and can-do attitude of Adult Outreach; they are an inspiration!”

Course Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, we have something for you wherever you are in your career journey.  Our Level 1 courses are delivered to enable you to progress straight onto Level 2.

Course length – Courses vary in length depending on how many components you wish to study, and how much time you have for study, this could be a few weeks to a whole academic year  

*T&Cs apply but many of our courses are free if you are in receipt of benefits or live in a low-income household, please contact us for further information.


LA14 2PJ
Rating Lane
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