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Colleges

Find excellent progression pathways to career opportunities through academic or vocational qualifications.

Further education colleges, including Furness College and Barrow Sixth Form College, provide high-quality technical and professional education, preparing students with valuable skills for the workplace and developing their career opportunities.

National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) combine learning and study with practical training, while academic qualifications A-levels and AS-levels provide a pathway to higher education.

Other specialist further education courses include teaching qualifications Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, City and Guilds qualifications, and Cambridge Technicals.

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