University Partners

Our degree programmes are validated by experienced University institutions including University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and University of Cumbria (UoC).

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) provides first-class facilities and high quality teaching against a background of ‘real world’ research to encourage innovation, creativity and entrepreneurial thinking. UCLan has been at the forefront of developing new degrees in the emerging disciplines of journalism, fashion, forensics and sports science and is the largest higher education provider of forensic science, policing and related subjects, in the world.

The University of Central Lancashire has extensive links with Further Education Colleges and specialist institutions, to offer over 200 Higher Education courses to approximately 6000 UCLan University students based at Partner Institutions each year, including Kendal College.

UCLan offers 'Partner' students all the benefits of a large university with all the advantages of our Partners’ smaller community atmosphere.  As a Partner student, you will enjoy the support and resources offerred at Kendal College - as well as UCLan’s wide range of facilities. University students studying Kendal College also have the same status as on-campus students and can enjoy the benefits of facilities and services, which include online resources, sports centres, student services and the Students’ Union.

For further information on UCLan and the benefits available as a Partner Student, please see our website


University of Cumbria

As one of the UK’s newest universities, the University of Cumbria also has a long and prestigious history of delivering first-class higher education in and around Cumbria.

Formed in 2007, the University of Cumbria was created from three institutions: Cumbria Institute of the Arts, St Martin’s College and UCLan’s Cumbria sites, which includes its campus at Newton Rigg.

The University of Cumbria is committed to providing a first-class education and an outstanding student experience in a flexible and supportive learning environment. They also have a proud extensive portfolio of high quality courses in education, health and wellbeing, arts, business and science. 

For more information about University of Cumbria click here