Step Up, Stand Out

Who do you want to be?

Did you know that you can now join Furness College throughout the year?

With our Step Up, Stand Out programme, we’ll get you on the pathway to an exciting new career.

Our free, rolling 10-week programme prepares young people and adults in the community for an apprenticeship, employment or further study by allowing them to experience life at Furness College, explore vocational areas of interest and gain an Employability Skills qualification in a safe, supportive environment.

The Step Up, Stand Out programme has two pathways. The first is a vocational taster pathway combining taster sessions in a wide range of curriculum areas with a Level 1 qualification.

You spend half the week learning skills which are critical to be a productive employee, and half in the College’s workshops and other practical facilities gaining up-to-date knowledge and skills. This pathway is open to any age and is structured to ensure maximum flexibility. The second pathway is a traineeship pathway, which combines a work experience placement with a Level 1 qualification, plus Maths and English. This pathway is suitable for those who have a chosen vocational area they would like to pursue and career goals in mind.

Contact Student Services on 01229 844817 or email info@furness.ac.uk to find out more about the support we can offer.

Ellie Schofield, Level 3 Media

“Success to me is getting an idea and making it happen. I enjoy being creative. On the 10-week Step Up, Stand Out course I enjoyed media the most. I feel at home in my classes. The course is filled with new information and presented to me in ways I understand well. I have a lot of independence, but also access to a lot of support. I feel like my life is on track again.”

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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