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Students are no longer expected to wear a face-covering in classrooms. We continue to ask you to wear one in the college's communal areas if you can do so.

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
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

Safeguarding & Prevent
Part-time 2 Enquire 12 Weeks

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

A great opportunity to learn about the safeguarding needs and legislative requirements for children and young people including the risks of radicalisation and the Prevent Strategy.

Residential Childcare
Part-time 3 Sept 2022 26 Weeks

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

This Level 3 qualification aims to provide professional development in a wide range of job roles, including working in settings such as residential care homes, residential special schools, therapeutic communities, secure children's homes, shared care and short break settings. Responsible for promoting a caring, healthy, stimulating, safe, secure environment for children and young people in their care.

Nail Technology
Part-time 2 10th Jan 2022 16/17 Weeks

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

This particular course will enable you to provide a complete nail service and work as a professional nail technician, either self-employed or within a salon. This is a part-time course to fit around other work/family commitments you may have.

Computer Science A-Level
Part-time 3 5th Sep 2022 2 Years

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

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 5th Sep 2022 2 Years

Campus: Arts & Media Campus (AMC)

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.

Art & Design A-Level
Part-time 3 5th Sep 2022 2 Years

Campus: Arts & Media Campus (AMC)

Art & Design at A-Level provides students with the opportunity to learn and develop a range of skills in relation to drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media. This is taught initially through a six-week induction period at the beginning of the first year, and then through personal responses to unit themes and externally set assignments provided by the exam board.

Geology A-Level
Part-time 3 5th Sep 2022 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.

Reflexology
Part-time 3 19th 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.