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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!

2021-2022 Courses

Our new part-time courses for 2021/2022 are now open for applications! Browse them all here.

Our Student Money pages include information about adult funding & support.

Are you an employer, or responsible for staff CPD?

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

Inspira offer free, impartial careers advice to adults. Book a chat with them here.

Your Bright Future

A website dedicated to your next step! Also includes a local jobs board.

Start Profile

A free national website that covers all the stages of career planning - explore your skills & interests, see suggested careers and find relevant courses, apprenticeships and jobs close to where you live.


Answer questions about what you find interesting and they'll match you with job groups containing more than 400 job profiles.

National Careers Website

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


Earn while you learn with an apprenticeship.


A national search engine. Volunteering is a great way to discover what you like and don’t like doing. It also gives you valuable work experience which looks fantastic on your CV. If you can’t find what you are looking for, contact employers directly.

View our courses

Part-time 3 14th Jan 2022 20 Weeks

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology (QCF) is a preparation for work qualification that has been designed to prepare you for a career as a reflexologist.

Requirements for the Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Points
Part-time 3 5th Nov 2021 1 day

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

This qualification gives the learner an understanding of the application of the IET Code of Practice for Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Installation. It provides a facility for individuals working in the electrotechnical sector to develop their understanding of the installation of electric vehicle (EV).

Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Awareness
Part-time 2 2nd Feb 2022 1 week

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

If you have an interest in gaining the knowledge to work safely when carrying out routine maintenance activities on Electric/Hybrid vehicles, then this course is for learners who may encounter electric/hybrid vehicles within a routine maintenance situation. It also contains the knowledge and skills required to work safely around a vehicle that may have had damage to its high energy/electrical system.

Professional Cookery
Part-time 3 15th Sep 2021 34 Weeks

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

This course aims to upskill, inspire and develop chefs working in a professional kitchen. Training will include hands-on learning within Kendal College's world class training kitchens, visits to award-winning hotels and restaurants, demonstrations from industry professionals and innovators of modern gastronomy. Your practical experience will enable you to develop a deeper understanding of the skills and techniques essential for all successful chefs.

Mountain Bike Suspension
Part-time N/A 11th Dec 2021 1 Week

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

This course demystifies the internals of your suspension to help you with set up and basic servicing.

Pottery Next Steps
Part-time 2 16th Sep 2021 14 Weeks

Campus: Arts & Media Campus (AMC)

Are you wanting to take your interest in Pottery to the next level, explore your own creativity and develop your own exciting style, then this advanced Pottery course is for you.

Health & Social Care
Part-time 3 14th Sep 2021 34 Weeks

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

As a Lead Adult Care Worker you will make a positive difference to someone's life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges. You will be expected to exercise judgement and take appropriate action to support individuals to maintain their independence, dignity and control.

People Practice
Part-time 3 14th Sep 2021 34 Weeks

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

This is a well-respected professional qualification, which is highly valued by employers. It will help you to develop the business skills and technical knowledge that employers look for in HR professionals. This qualification can boost your promotion prospects or provide retraining route for those looking for a career in the HR industry.