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Ulverston secondary school wins top award

Ulverston Victoria High School has been crowned Secondary School of the Year at Cumbria’s premier education awards, The Golden Apples.


World-class skills centre opens at Furness College

A world-class skills facility to create engineering leaders of the future officially opens today (Friday, September 16) at Furness College.

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State-of-the-art facilities to boost skills in Cumbria

A range of new facilities will open their doors in the coming weeks, thanks in part to investment through Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership.


Learners celebrate success at Barrow college

Three days of awards saw hundreds of full-time students being applauded for their achievements at Furness College.


Furness College apprentices triumph in skills contest

Construction apprentices from Furness College swept the board in a North West skills contest.

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College merger given green light

A move to merge two leading colleges to strengthen education provision in Barrow has been given the green light.

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College explains pathways to higher education

Furness College is hosting an event to provide a unique insight into degree courses offered in Barrow-in-Furness.

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College commended for work with Cumbrian employers

Furness College in Barrow-in-Furness has been praised for its work with employers and higher education providers in the region.

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Choose South Cumbria to spread #choosetostay message at college careers fairs

Choose South Cumbria will be promoting its #choosetostay campaign encouraging young people to pursue careers in Cumbria at events in Barrow and Kendal

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Sneak preview inside £4m engineering and technology centre in Barrow

This is the first glimpse of a state-of-the-art engineering and technological training facility taking shape on the campus of Furness College.

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New Barrow radio station hits the airwaves

A new community radio station for Furness hit the airwaves earlier this week.

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Colleges consider merger after Ofsted praise

Two colleges in South Cumbria are considering merging to strengthen education and training for Furness students.

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College helps students succeed in tourism

Students who want to swap South Cumbria for sunnier climes can get fast-tracked to the holiday resorts with a new qualification.

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Lecturer fights pain to compete in Lake District swim challenge

A LECTURER has fought back from debilitating pain to tackle the Great North Swim on Saturday.

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Apprentices put to the test in South Cumbria

SKILLED apprentices were put to the test in a regional challenge in South Cumbria

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Ofsted reports Furness College has outstanding provision in Engineering

Staff and students are celebrating the publication of report which places the college among the very best in the country

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Approval for £3.4m training centre in Furness

PLANS for a £3.4m training hub at Furness College have been approved.

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Construction WorldSkills training event hosted by Furness College

Painting & Decorating apprentice demonstrates skills during WorldSkills training event hosted at Furness College.

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£1.2m grant towards new College Advanced Manufacturing Centre

Furness College celebrates grant towards £3.4m project

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College unveils vision for £3.4m training hub in Barrow

THE VISION for a £3.4m, state-of-the-art Barrow training hub has been unveiled.

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Future leaders academy launched in south Cumbria

A GROUND-BREAKING leadership project for south Cumbria primary schoolchildren has been launched.