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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.

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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.

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Learners celebrate success at Barrow college

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

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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.