Furness College opens its doors to future students

Our award-winning college in Barrow is throwing open its doors this month to give future students a taste of life on both its campuses.

We will be holding two open evenings showcasing its professional and technical courses, through to more than 20 A level subjects and higher education courses.

Visitors will have a chance to tour the state-of-the-art facilities, meet staff and speak to students about their route to apprenticeships, university or future careers.

The first open evening will be at our Barrow Sixth Form College Rating Lane campus on Wednesday 14th November and staff at the Channelside campus will host visitors on Wednesday 28th November. Both events run 5pm to 8pm.

Principal Andrew Wren said the events are open to anyone from Year 10 and Year 11 pupils through to adults who want to enhance their career prospects.

“It’s an ideal time to come and find out more about the college with Cumbria’s largest choice of courses. We want people in this area to ‘say yes’ to broadening their own horizons by coming and talking to us about courses they would enjoy and that would help them progress.

“Our Rating Lane campus has a proud history of helping students on their next steps to university, higher apprenticeships and rewarding careers through an excellent choice of A levels and vocational courses.

“Meanwhile, our £47m world-class Channelside campus is the go-to provider for major employers seeking talented apprentices and has a university programme so people can study degrees right here in Barrow.”

Furness College, which is rated good with outstanding features by Ofsted, was voted the Best College in Cumbria in the Golden Apple Education Awards 2017 and incorporates the Advanced Manufacturing and Technical Centre, which was recently named as the BBC’s Building of the Decade (Cumbria & Isle of Man).

 

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