Training & Development

We offer a variety of training solutions to deliver measurable benefits to your business.  

By investing in the upskilling of your staff this will ultimately lead to a more effective workforce and will enable individuals to fulfill their potential within the organisation. Working together, an initial training needs analysis will identify exactly which type of training is best suited to the individual needs of your company.

You can be assured that our trainers have extensive experience in industry and have the experience, knowledge and talent to consistently deliver the same high standards of training.


Taking on an apprentice can be great for business, making a real and positive contribution to your bottom line. Apprentices are ambitious, hard-working and eager to learn and at the end of their training you get an employee who is skilled and qualified specifically to meet your company’s needs.

For information on Apprenticeships and funding click here

Bespoke training

Our bespoke provision provides customised training in a specific business area allowing you to meet your organisation’s specific needs.

Professional qualifications and short courses

We provide a range of part-time courses, many with professional qualifications, to address specific skills needs within business such as First Aid, Food Hygiene, Risk Assessment, and Health and Safety.

National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs)

These work-based awards recognise that an employee has met the agreed standard of competence and skills for their sector. They are aligned to National Occupational Standards and are available from Level 1, which focuses on basic work activities, to Level 5.

Funded training to give your business The Edge

The Edge is a Skills Support for the Workforce Project funded by the European Social Fund and Co-financed by the Skills Funding Agency. Carlisle College is the accountable body for the project on behalf of a consortium of Cumbrian Colleges, The University of Cumbria and Training Providers. As part of this consortium, Furness College offers funded training in a number of areas to help give your business The Edge.

Visit The Edge for more information


University degrees

We deliver a range of higher level qualifications, from Foundation Degrees through to Masters Degrees. They combine academic study with hands-on, workplace learning, providing employees with the knowledge, understanding and skills to improve their effectiveness at work.

Visit our University Education section

Workshops, seminars and networking events

The College has worked with external companies to provide sector-based workshops and seminars relevant to the needs of local businesses. We are exploring the opportunity to grow these events and would welcome your contributions and suggestions on topics of relevance to you. Please contact us on 01229 844836 or email

Working with programmes for the unemployed relating to new Employment Opportunities

The business development team provides a range of employability courses usually linked to opportunities in the local labour market. 

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