Pastoral Support

Furness College and Barrow Sixth Form College will do all they can to ensure that their learners are given the support they need to learn and thrive.

Student Services

The Student Services team provide the following services and information which are available to all students:

  • Careers guidance
  • Progression information including Higher Education
  • Employment opportunities
  • Financial advice including Learner Support Fund, Financial Support, Student Loans
  • Student welfare
  • Course information

Personal Progress Coaches

While you are a student at Furness College, you will be supported by a Personal Progress Coach (PPC) who will work closely with the Student Services team. They will help you settle into College life and overcome any difficulties that may arise. They will also keep an eye on your attendance and academic progress and identify if you need any help.

Personal Support and Wellbeing

If you are experiencing difficulties, you can talk to us confidentially and we will provide the necessary support. We have a counselling service available for students and work closely with external agencies on health and welfare issues.

The College is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for all students, staff, Governors and visitors.

Please see our policies for more information.

If you are a Furness College student or apprentice and are experiencing any of the following issues please call our Helpline on 01229-825017 available 09.00-16.00 Monday-Friday

  • Finance/Bursary/Hardship
  • Safeguarding
  • Family Support
  • Mental well being

We are also providing drop-in sessions for those students/apprentices who are dealing with any of these welfare issues.  Available Monday, Wednesday and Fridays 10.00-15.00 from Monday 11 January onwards.

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
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