About us

Our vision is to continue to be the training provider of choice for businesses of all sizes in South Cumbria and the Furness Peninsula, offering a professional and friendly approach to training and development solutions.  

Our vision is to continue to be the training provider of choice for businesses of all sizes in South Cumbria and the Furness Peninsula, offering a professional and friendly approach to training and development solutions. 

With a changing landscape around Apprenticeships and qualifications, it’s important you seek out professional help to understand what the changes could mean. Here at Furness College we have a dedicated Business and Employment Support Team who will be happy to come and visit you to talk about the support we can provide; helping you to understand more about the opportunities available to you and your business.

We work with over 700 employers in a broad range of businesses across South Cumbria and the Furness Peninsula meeting their diverse sector and commercial needs.

We are South Cumbria’s largest training provider, offering specific, dedicated expertise in helping organisations to gain a competitive advantage through bespoke development and training solutions. In our brand new £47 million campus which includes a new state of the art Advanced Manufacturing Centre (AMTC) our clients receive the very best in industry specific training resources and facilities.

The way apprenticeships are funded changed in May 2017 due to a government reform. We are available to talk you through these changes and how they affect both businesses and apprentices. We can offer help and advice on every step of the journey, from advertising and recruiting an apprentice to their achievement. We can provide guidance and advice on how the apprentice can ensure they achieve their 20% off the job training.

We are available to provide help to explain the apprenticeship levy, and how this will affect businesses. Contact a member of the Business and Employment Support Team who will be happy to come and visit you to talk about the help we can provide.

Our Apprenticeship programmes provide young people and adults with the skills required for local business needs, helping them to become skilled workers for the future. Taking on an Apprentice can make a positive contribution to your organisation. We have embraced the new apprenticeship standards which we believe better prepare the apprentice for future employment, instil more confidence within them and provide them with greater skills to prepare them for progression within their career.

We recognise that all organisations and businesses are different and they require individual training solutions to help them achieve their goals, we want to work with them developing professional relationships and working together to respond to their business needs. We can also advise of any funding streams available which they can access to assist in the training and upskilling of their workforce.

We also provide a range of programmes from short courses through to full degrees. Many courses provide flexible training solutions that can fit around the workplace and can be provided in house.

Furness College works in partnership with a broad range of businesses and organisations in the area including large companies, SME owners and people who are self-employed and may be recruiting for the first time.

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