University Education

What is University Education?

University education, usually known as higher education, is the next step after further education. Our university education qualifications include:

  • Higher National Certificates (HNC)
  • Foundation Degrees
  • Degrees (BSc, BA or BEng with Honours)
  • Higher Apprenticeships
  • Degree Apprenticeships

Why should I study at Furness College?

As the largest provider of education and training in South Cumbria studying with Furness College can offer you a wide range of benefits:

  • Over thirty years’ experience of providing university education
  • 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 Pearson
  • 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
  • Resource Centre with quiet study areas, resources and computers

At Furness College we provide degrees in a range of professional/technical subjects which can be studied full or part-time. Many students either progress directly into employment or transfer to the third and final year of an honours degree course at university.

The subjects on offer are:

  • Business with Project Management
  • Children, Young People and their Services
  • Computing
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Engineering – Mechanical and Electrical/Electronic
  • Health and Social Care
  • Teacher Training (Post-16)


Higher Education documents, such as fees and the access and participation plan, can be found here.

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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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