Cumbira Lancashire

Lakes College West Cumbria

Location / Campuses

Lakes College, Hallwood Road, Lillyhall Business Park, Workington, CA14 4JN

Website

Approx. number of students

3500

Approx. number of HE level students

400

Approx. number of HE level courses

25

Routes / pathways into HE courses

Direct Entry

Progression from level 3 programmes

Summary of institution

Lakes College serves the largely rural communities of Allerdale and Copeland in West Cumbria. The community includes areas of high deprivation and the local economy is heavily reliant on the nuclear sector. Economic regeneration is based around the development of Britain’s Energy Coast and the wider Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) priorities which in addition to Nuclear and Energy also include a focus on the Rural and Visitor Economy and Advanced Manufacturing. As the only community college within a 35 mile radius, the college provides wide range of vocational provision. In recent years the College has taken active steps to change the profile of College students from a position where approximately half of the students were studying at Entry and Level 1 to one where the largest cohort or students are studying at Level 2 with significant growth in Level 3 provision. At that same time partnerships working with local University partners and employers has led to the development and growth of higher education provision to around 400 students.

Subject areas

Art & Design

Hair & Beauty Therapy

Business

Hospitality & Catering

Computing & IT

Construction & The Built Environment

Engineering & Science

Health & Social Care

Motor Vehicle

Public Services

Sports & Fitness

Horticulture

Childcare

Teaching

Type of courses offered

Higher National Certificate

Higher National Diploma

Foundation Degree

Higher Apprenticeships

Subject areas offered at HE level

Art

Business

Computing

Construction and the Built Environment

Chemistry

Engineering

Nuclear

Sport

Photography

Children & Young People Services Teacher Education

Course Enquiries

Student Services: info@lcwc.ac.uk

Outreach Contact

Graham Johnson

grahamj@lcwc.ac.uk