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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!

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

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

Education & Training
Part-time 4 1st Sep 2023 30 Weeks

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.

Health & Social Care
Part-time 3 Sept 2023 34 Weeks

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.

Safe Use of Sheep Dip
Part-time 2 26th May 2023 1 Day

This course will teach the safe use of sheep dip, sheep parasites, and sheep dip storage.

Accounting AAT
Part-time 4 Sept 2023 47 Weeks

This course builds on the skills that you will have developed in AAT level 3 (or equivalent) and prepare for a career in more senior accounting roles and potentially studying towards the chartered accountancy qualifications.

Part-time 2 Sept 2023 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.

Geology A-Level
Part-time 3 1st Sep 2023 2 Years

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.

Computer Science A-Level
Part-time 3 1st Sep 2023 2 Years

Computer Science is about understanding computer systems and networks at a deep level.Computer Science aspects of theory and experimentation are drawn from Maths and Science respectively, and it is an excellent supplementary A-Level for a range of subjects.

Music A-Level
Part-time 3 1st Sep 2023 2 Years

If you have a keen interest in music or are looking to pursue a career in music, A Level Music teaches students to develop performance and composition skills and to further develop knowledge of a variety of music including classical, film, jazz and popular music. The course is designed to extend the skills of performing, composing and listening. Throughout the course students also develop skills in the handling of music technology.