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New Courses & Support for Newton Rigg Students
From September 2021, we will be offering new courses in land-based studies & uniformed public services and are accepting Newton Rigg applications for the second year of study in four course areas.
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Kendal College is committed to offering a wide range of quality courses and training for the local community. Learn professional skills for your future career or have fun trying something new!

If you are an employer, we can design training packages to fulfil your organisation’s requirements and can deliver courses in the workplace. Group discounts may also be available.

For more information, see the Business Training page in our Employers section of the website.

Why study with us?

  • Taught by industry experts
  • State-of-the-art facilities - over £6 million recently invested
  • A choice of courses to support your career development
  • A range of levels, from beginner to professional
  • Modern adult learning environment & a friendly atmosphere
  • Graded Ofsted Good with Outstanding aspects
  • Free childcare & financial support for adults in low-income households

Useful Careers Websites


Answer questions about what you find exciting and explore relevant jobs and opportunities.

National Careers Website

This site includes a range of job profiles, employability tools and careers advice.


Earn while you learn with an apprenticeship. Available to students of all ages.


A national search engine. Volunteering gives you valuable work experience which looks fantastic on your CV. If you can’t find what you are looking for, contact employers directly.

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Adult Care
Part-time 3 26th Apr 2021 36 Weeks

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

This is a nationally recognised vocational qualification that superseded the QCF and NVQ courses and has been designed for those working in care who are looking to further the skills and knowledge they hold in their role. Learners will complete a selection of both mandatory and optional units, with each unit holding a different credit value. For full details please contact us, but students must gain a minimum total of 58 credits in order to pass the course.

Education & Training
Part-time 4 1st Sep 2021 30 Weeks

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

This course is designed for people who wish to teach in the post compulsory sector, which means teaching people who are 14 years and above.

Principles of Marketing
Part-time 2 Enquire 3 Weeks

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

This course is for anyone who works in marketing, or is interested in a career in marketing. It would also be useful for people running their own business, or thinking about starting a business! The course will be delivered virtually via Microsoft Teams, and will give students the opportunity to meet others, network and share ideas.

Environmental Science A-Level
Part-time 3 1st Sep 2021 2 Years

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

Studying Environmental Science will give you a clear understanding of how closely our human systems are linked with Earth's natural cycles. You will use this knowledge to come up with ways of developing sustainable lifestyles that are in harmony with the natural world. If we want to live happily on the Earth, we need to change the way we do things!

Geology A-Level
Part-time 3 1st Sep 2021 2 Years

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

Geology is an applied science that seeks to understand Earth's 4.5-billion-year history as well as its uncertain future. Using a combination of practical and theoretical techniques, geologists play a role in solving some of society's most pressing concerns: our access to energy, clean water and mineral resources, and our response to floods, climate change, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

English Literature A-Level
Part-time 3 1st Sep 2021 2 Years

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

English Literature offers students the opportunity to critically discuss and analyse some of the most important literary works throughout history. The course provides scope to investigate the way literature has been shaped by elements of theory, context and criticism, including Feminism, Marxism and Post-colonialism.

History A-Level
Part-time 3 1st Sep 2021 2 Years

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

History is quite simply the study of the past. There is, of course, rather a lot of past to discover and learn about as the past itself is infinitely complicated. Even looking at a period which on the face of it seems simple, can yield surprises.

Geography A-Level
Part-time 3 31st Jul 2021 2 Years

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

Geography is the study of places, processes and people. Cities, volcanoes, immigration and glaciers - Geography covers it all. Given the unprecedented changes the planet and its population are undergoing, there has never been a better time to study this dynamic subject.