Training and 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.

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 Food Safety, Personal License Holders, Health and Safety and Project Management.

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 offered in a variety of sector areas.

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.

For more information, contact a member of the Business and Employment Support Team:

T: 01229 844836
E: businesssupport@furness.ac.uk

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Rating Lane
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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
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