Why choose Furness College?

By studying at Furness College, you have the prospect of gaining a degree validated by some of the UK’s top universities, all without the added financial costs of living away from home. As Furness College is the largest provider of education and skills training in Cumbria.

✓Our Benefits

Our advice and guidance events provide an excellent opportunity to explore the Furness College campus, view the facilities and talk to tutors about the extensive range of courses on offer. Student Ambassadors will also be on hand to talk about their own college experience.

  • Over thirty years’ experience of providing university education (over 500 Furness College students studied university-level courses in 2016/17)
  • Learn-while-you-work, thereby reducing costs and loans
  • University qualifications which are validated by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), the University of Cumbria, Lancaster University or Edexcel
  • Accreditation by the Institute of Engineering Technology (IET) and Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
  • University qualifications which are relevant to future employment opportunities
  • Small group sizes which are friendly and supportive and help to improve confidence
  • Courses which fit around the workplace and a busy home life
  • Reduced transport costs
  • A network of support including personal tutors and additional support
  • High standards of tuition
  • Excellent training resources which meet industrial/commercial standards
  • Progression routes to honours degree courses or employment
  • Superb facilities including several IT suites with subject specific software
  • University Resource Centre with quiet study areas, resources and computers

Facilities at Furness College

Furness College has invested in great facilities for Higher Education Students. There is a dedicated HE Resource Area, with key textbooks, a number of computer terminals, quite study space and two dedicated HE tutorial rooms. Specialist subjects such as computing are taught in dedicated and well-equipped computer labs. £4million has been invested in a dedicated Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Centre (AMTC) where Engineering higher level students have their own dedicated classroom, computer labs and advanced manufacturing facilities.

Student Contract: Fees

For 2018-19 students: Furness College will ONLY be charging £6,132 per year for full-time courses. Part-time fees are £992 per 20 credit module.


FULL-TIME inc BTEC full-time



UCLan/UoC part-time

£1,022 per 20 credit module 

Eg £4,088 per year (assuming 80 credits per year)  Foundation degree in Early Years

Eg £3,066 per year (assuming 60 credit per year for Cert Ed/PGCE/Top-up Degrees  


HNC Engineering

£1,022 per  20 credit module


HNC Engineering

£3,066  + one off £200 Btec reg fee = £3,266 



Lancaster part-time

£766.50  per module (@15 credit per module)

Eg  £3,066 per BEng Year (assuming 60 credits per year)

For example:

Please see specific course information pages for course level fees. All HE fees are subject to the terms and conditions of the HE Tuition Fees Contract.

Key Dates/Statements/Policies

Key Dates for HE Delivery 2017-18

QAA – Report, Action Plan

HE Access and Participation Statement

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
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