Cumbira Lancashire

Furness College

Location / Campuses

Furness College, Channelside, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 2PJ

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Summary of institution

Furness College is the largest provider of education and training in South Cumbria. It provides a wide range of professional and technical courses to over 16s across an extensive curriculum. In March 2015 the OFSTED reported that Furness College was a GOOD college with OUTSTANDING provision in Engineering. The college has an expanding higher education curriculum which now includes BEng (Hons) in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. Its courses are validated by Lancaster University, the University of Cumbria and the University of Central Lancashire UCLan.

Subject areas

All subject areas, except Land based, with specialisms in Engineering and Technology (Engineering, Computing, Media Production)

Type of courses offered

Foundation Degrees, HNC/D, Honours Degrees

Subject areas offered at HE level

The College specialises in Engineering subjects with provision up to BEng (Honours). Health and Social Care; Children, Young People and their Services: Education; Computing, Media Production, Art & Design, Business with Project Management, Sport Coaching, Construction Management

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