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Now that we've moved into our new Westmorland Campus, we're making a few changes to how the location of our courses is displayed on the website. While this work is being completed, courses may not show the campus where they are located. Please bear with us while we complete the upgrades, and if you need to know which campus a course is on urgently, don't hesitate to get in touch with our Student Services.

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!

2022/23 courses.

Our new part-time courses for 2022/2023 are now open for applications! Browse them all here, or download the PDF.

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

Skills bootcamps.

Skills Bootcamps

These 16-week courses allow you to gain the in-demand skills employers are looking for and fast-track a job interview!

Skills Bootcamps will build on your sector skills or fast track to an interview with a local employer and secure a job or an apprenticeship.

The bootcamps are part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee, helping everyone gain life skills.

Kendal College is launching the following Skills Bootcamps:

  • Construction Trades Level 2 Joinery & Plumbing.
  • Construction Management Level 4, to include project management, health & safety.

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.

We're now also offering skills bootcamps!

These 16-week courses are a great way to build sector-specific skills in your workforce.

Plus, you only need to pay a small contribution:

  • Large employer at 30% contribution. This is fantastic value for money with a 70% reduction.
  • Micro, small and medium employers at 10%, a massive 90% reduction.

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
yourbrightfuture.kendal.ac.uk

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

Start Profile
startprofile.com

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.

Prospects
prospects.ac.uk/planner

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

National Careers Website
nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

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

Apprenticeships
apprenticeships.gov.uk

Earn while you learn with an apprenticeship.

Volunteering
do-it.org

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

Photography
Part-time 2 27th Sep 2022 14 Weeks

This course introduces you to photography techniques and their creative application, through the use of digital SLR (DSLR) or mirrorless cameras with full manual controls.

English Functional Skills (Level 1)
Part-time Various Enquire Various

All students are able to undertake Functional Skills at a level appropriate to them. Levels available are Entry 2, 3, Level 1, Level 2.

English Functional Skills (Level 2)
Part-time Various Enquire Various

All students are able to undertake Functional Skills at a level appropriate to them. Levels available are Entry 2, 3, Level 1, Level 2.

English Functional Skills (Level 2)
Part-time Various Enquire Various

All students are able to undertake Functional Skills at a level appropriate to them. Levels available are Entry 2, 3, Level 1, Level 2.

English Functional Skills (Entry Level 3)
Part-time Various Enquire Various

All students are able to undertake Functional Skills at a level appropriate to them. Levels available are Entry 2, 3, Level 1, Level 2.

English Functional Skills (Level 1)
Part-time Various Enquire Various

All students are able to undertake Functional Skills at a level appropriate to them. Levels available are Entry 2, 3, Level 1, Level 2.

Mathematics Functional Skills (Entry Level 2)
Part-time Various Enquire Various

All students are able to undertake Functional Skills at a level appropriate to them. Levels available are Entry 2, 3, Level 1, Level 2.

Mathematics Functional Skills (Entry Level 3)
Part-time Various Enquire Various

All students are able to undertake Functional Skills at a level appropriate to them. Levels available are Entry 2, 3, Level 1, Level 2.