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About this provider

Furness College is a further education provider in Cumbria. Our vision is to be the apprenticeship training provider of choice for businesses large and small across South Cumbria and the Furness Peninsula. Quality is at the heart of everything we do and we are rated Good by Ofsted. Each year we train over 5000 students, work with over 500 employers and train over 900 apprentices. Our apprenticeship programmes provide young people and adults with the skills required to meet the needs of local businesses helping them to become skilled workers for the future. We deliver across 15 industry sectors from our new £47 million campus, providing industry specific training resources and facilities.

What employers are saying

Based on 39 reviews from employers that work with this training provider.

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Overall rating from October 2018 to now

  • Excellent 17 out of 39 reviews
  • Good 16 out of 39 reviews
  • Poor 6 out of 39 reviews
  • Very poor 0 out of 39 reviews


  • Improving apprentice skills (14)
  • Training facilities (14)
  • Getting new apprentices started (13)
  • Communication with employers (12)
  • Adapting to my needs (11)
  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (8)
  • Working with small numbers of apprentices (8)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (6)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (4)

Things to improve

  • Communication with employers (13)
  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (12)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (8)
  • Adapting to my needs (2)
  • Improving apprentice skills (2)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (1)
  • Training facilities (1)

49 Apprenticeships offered

Apprenticeship Type Level View details
General Welder (Arc Processes) Standard 2 Details
Groundworker Standard 2 Details
Hair Professional Standard 2 Details
Healthcare assistant practitioner Standard 5 Details
Healthcare support worker Standard 2 Details
Hospitality supervisor Standard 3 Details
Hospitality team member Standard 2 Details
Infrastructure technician Standard 3 Details
IS Business Analyst Standard 4 Details
Laboratory technician Standard 3 Details
Lead adult care worker Standard 3 Details
Maintenance and operations engineering technician Standard 3 Details
Manufacturing engineer Standard 6 Details
Multi-positional Welder (Arc Processes) Standard 3 Details
Network engineer Standard 4 Details
Operations / departmental manager Standard 5 Details
Painter and Decorator Standard 2 Details
Plasterer Standard 3 Details
Product design and development engineer Standard 6 Details
Professional accounting / taxation technician Standard 4 Details

Contact details

Phone number:
01229 844805

Annual survey results

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Source: FE Choices

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Explain levels

Apprenticeships are set at different levels of difficulty from the equivalent of GCSE (level 2) up to postgraduate (level 7)

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