Your browser is unsupported and may have security vulnerabilities! Upgrade to a newer browser to experience this site in all it's glory.
Skip to main content

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.

Please find below useful information and resources to help you prepare for your course.

The activities and websites provided will give you an insight into the subjects you will study, but these are optional.

If you would like anything else printed & posted to you, please get in touch.

e hello@kendal.ac.uk
t 01539 814700

Departments

A-Levels

Welcome to A-Levels @ Kendal College!

> A-Levels Welcome Guide (PDF)

Information and resources for the following subjects will be uploaded here shortly: Environmental Science and Physics.

Biology

> Welcome to A-Level Biology (Word)

Business

> Welcome to A-Level Business (Word)

Chemistry

> Welcome to A-Level Chemistry (Word)

Economics

> Welcome to A-Level Economics (Word)

English Language

> Welcome to A-Level English Language (Word)
> Leaping into Language Activities (PDF)
> Leaping into Language Resource Pack (PDF)

English Literature

> Welcome to A-Level English Literature (Word)

Geography

> Geography Reading (Word)

Geology

> Geology Reading (Word)

History

> Welcome to A-Level History (Word)

Law

> Welcome to A-Level Law (Word)

Maths & Further Maths

> Welcome to A-Level Maths & Further Maths (Word)

Philosophy

> Welcome to A-Level Philosophy (Word)

Physics

> Welcome to A-Level Physics (Word)

Politics

> How to Follow Politics (Word)

Psychology

> Welcome to A-Level Psychology (Word)
> Maths in Psychology (PDF)
> Psychology Media Links (PDF)

Sociology

> Welcome to A-Level Sociology (Word)

Access to HE

Agriculture

Welcome to Agriculture @ Kendal College!

> Level 1 Land-Based Transition Pack (PowerPoint)

As part of your programme of study, if you are aged 16-18, you will complete 35 hours of work placement (all courses except T-Levels, which have an extended 45-day industry placement). This experience is optional for students aged 19 and over.

It is up to you where you complete your placement, as long as it helps to support you to build your skills. Work Placement is a great way to find out more about yourself, what inspires you and discover your strengths, values, motivations and interests.

As well as your tutor, you will have a Work Placement Coordinator to help support you with your placement.

To prepare for your work placement:

  • Think about what skills you would like to develop & the careers that may interest you - this website may be helpful: www.startprofile.com.
  • Ask people you know about their jobs and the places they work.
  • Research local employers with who you may like to gain experience.
  • Update your CV and ensure it is relevant to the type of employment you are interested in - this website may be helpful: www.prospects.ac.uk

Animal Care

Welcome to Animal Care @ Kendal College!

> Level 1 Animal Care Transition Pack (PowerPoint)
> Level 2 Animal Care Welcome Guide (PDF)
> Level 3 Animal Care Welcome Guide (PDF)

As part of your programme of study, if you are aged 16-18, you will complete 35 hours of work placement (all courses except T-Levels, which have an extended 45-day industry placement). This experience is optional for students aged 19 and over.

It is up to you where you complete your placement, as long as it helps to support you to build your skills. Work Placement is a great way to find out more about yourself, what inspires you and discover your strengths, values, motivations and interests.

As well as your tutor, you will have a Work Placement Coordinator to help support you with your placement.

To prepare for your work placement:

  • Think about what skills you would like to develop & the careers that may interest you - this website may be helpful: www.startprofile.com.
  • Ask people you know about their jobs and the places they work.
  • Research local employers with who you may like to gain experience.
  • Update your CV and ensure it is relevant to the type of employment you are interested in - this website may be helpful: www.prospects.ac.uk

Art & Design

Welcome to Art & Design @ Kendal College!

Please find all of our welcome information here.

As part of your programme of study, if you are aged 16-18, you will complete 35 hours of work placement (all courses except T-Levels, which have an extended 45-day industry placement). This experience is optional for students aged 19 and over.

It is up to you where you complete your placement, as long as it helps to support you to build your skills. Work Placement is a great way to find out more about yourself, what inspires you and discover your strengths, values, motivations and interests.

As well as your tutor, you will have a Work Placement Coordinator to help support you with your placement.

To prepare for your work placement:

  • Think about what skills you would like to develop & the careers that may interest you - this website may be helpful: www.startprofile.com.
  • Ask people you know about their jobs and the places they work.
  • Research local employers with who you may like to gain experience.
  • Update your CV and ensure it is relevant to the type of employment you are interested in - this website may be helpful: www.prospects.ac.uk

Barbering, Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy

Welcome to Barbering, Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy @ Kendal College!

> Welcome to Kendal College (PowerPoint)

Hairdressing

> Level 2 Hairdressing Kit (PDF)
> Hair & Barbering Uniform (PDF)

Barbering

> Level 2 Barbering Kit (PDF)
> Hair & Barbering Uniform (PDF)

Beauty Therapy

> Level 1 Beauty Kit (PDF)
> Level 2 Beauty Therapy & Nail Technician Uniform (PDF)
> Level 3 Beauty Therapy Uniform (PDF)

As part of your programme of study, if you are aged 16-18, you will complete 35 hours of work placement (all courses except T-Levels, which have an extended 45-day industry placement). This experience is optional for students aged 19 and over.

It is up to you where you complete your placement, as long as it helps to support you to build your skills. Work Placement is a great way to find out more about yourself, what inspires you and discover your strengths, values, motivations and interests.

As well as your tutor, you will have a Work Placement Coordinator to help support you with your placement.

To prepare for your work placement:

  • Think about what skills you would like to develop & the careers that may interest you - this website may be helpful: www.startprofile.com.
  • Ask people you know about their jobs and the places they work.
  • Research local employers with who you may like to gain experience.
  • Update your CV and ensure it is relevant to the type of employment you are interested in - this website may be helpful: www.prospects.ac.uk

Business

Welcome to Business @ Kendal College!

> Business Welcome Guide (PDF)

As part of your programme of study, if you are aged 16-18, you will complete 35 hours of work placement (all courses except T-Levels, which have an extended 45-day industry placement). This experience is optional for students aged 19 and over.

It is up to you where you complete your placement, as long as it helps to support you to build your skills. Work Placement is a great way to find out more about yourself, what inspires you and discover your strengths, values, motivations and interests.

As well as your tutor, you will have a Work Placement Coordinator to help support you with your placement.

To prepare for your work placement:

  • Think about what skills you would like to develop & the careers that may interest you - this website may be helpful: www.startprofile.com.
  • Ask people you know about their jobs and the places they work.
  • Research local employers with who you may like to gain experience.
  • Update your CV and ensure it is relevant to the type of employment you are interested in - this website may be helpful: www.prospects.ac.uk

Construction

Welcome to Construction @ Kendal College!

We recommend that all our construction students watch 3 or more episodes of 'Building the Dream' (Channel 4).

Carpentry & Joinery and Construction & the Built Environment

> Carpentry & Joinery Welcome Guide (PDF)
> Induction Activity (Word)

Electrical

> Electrical Welcome Guide (PDF)
> Activity 1 (Link)
> Activity 2 (Link)
> Activity 3 (Link)

Multi-skills

> Multi-skills Welcome Guide (PDF)
> Induction Activity (Word)

Plumbing

> Plumbing Welcome Guide (PDF)
> Level 2 Plumbing Activity (PDF)
> Level 3 Plumbing Activity (Word)

As part of your programme of study, if you are aged 16-18, you will complete 35 hours of work placement (all courses except T-Levels, which have an extended 45-day industry placement). This experience is optional for students aged 19 and over.

It is up to you where you complete your placement, as long as it helps to support you to build your skills. Work Placement is a great way to find out more about yourself, what inspires you and discover your strengths, values, motivations and interests.

As well as your tutor, you will have a Work Placement Coordinator to help support you with your placement.

To prepare for your work placement:

  • Think about what skills you would like to develop & the careers that may interest you - this website may be helpful: www.startprofile.com.
  • Ask people you know about their jobs and the places they work.
  • Research local employers with who you may like to gain experience.
  • Update your CV and ensure it is relevant to the type of employment you are interested in - this website may be helpful: www.prospects.ac.uk

Education & Childcare

Engineering

Welcome to Engineering @ Kendal College!

> Engineering Welcome Guide (PDF)

As part of your programme of study, if you are aged 16-18, you will complete 35 hours of work placement (all courses except T-Levels, which have an extended 45-day industry placement). This experience is optional for students aged 19 and over.

It is up to you where you complete your placement, as long as it helps to support you to build your skills. Work Placement is a great way to find out more about yourself, what inspires you and discover your strengths, values, motivations and interests.

As well as your tutor, you will have a Work Placement Coordinator to help support you with your placement.

To prepare for your work placement:

  • Think about what skills you would like to develop & the careers that may interest you - this website may be helpful: www.startprofile.com.
  • Ask people you know about their jobs and the places they work.
  • Research local employers with who you may like to gain experience.
  • Update your CV and ensure it is relevant to the type of employment you are interested in - this website may be helpful: www.prospects.ac.uk

English & Maths

Welcome to English & Maths @ Kendal College!

> English GCSE & Functional Skills Welcome Guide (PDF)
> Maths GCSE & Functional Skills Welcome Guide (PDF)

Film Production

Welcome to Film Production @ Kendal College!

Please find all of our welcome information for our Level 3 course here.

Information about our FIlm & Photography courses can be found under the Art & Design tab.

As part of your programme of study, if you are aged 16-18, you will complete 35 hours of work placement (all courses except T-Levels, which have an extended 45-day industry placement). This experience is optional for students aged 19 and over.

It is up to you where you complete your placement, as long as it helps to support you to build your skills. Work Placement is a great way to find out more about yourself, what inspires you and discover your strengths, values, motivations and interests.

As well as your tutor, you will have a Work Placement Coordinator to help support you with your placement.

To prepare for your work placement:

  • Think about what skills you would like to develop & the careers that may interest you - this website may be helpful: www.startprofile.com.
  • Ask people you know about their jobs and the places they work.
  • Research local employers with who you may like to gain experience.
  • Update your CV and ensure it is relevant to the type of employment you are interested in - this website may be helpful: www.prospects.ac.uk

Games Design

Welcome to Games Design @ Kendal College!

> Games Design Welcome Pack (PowerPoint)

As part of your programme of study, if you are aged 16-18, you will complete 35 hours of work placement (all courses except T-Levels, which have an extended 45-day industry placement). This experience is optional for students aged 19 and over.

It is up to you where you complete your placement, as long as it helps to support you to build your skills. Work Placement is a great way to find out more about yourself, what inspires you and discover your strengths, values, motivations and interests.

As well as your tutor, you will have a Work Placement Coordinator to help support you with your placement.

To prepare for your work placement:

  • Think about what skills you would like to develop & the careers that may interest you - this website may be helpful: www.startprofile.com.
  • Ask people you know about their jobs and the places they work.
  • Research local employers with who you may like to gain experience.
  • Update your CV and ensure it is relevant to the type of employment you are interested in - this website may be helpful: www.prospects.ac.uk

Health & Social Care

Welcome to Health & Social Care @ Kendal College!

Level 2 & 3

> Level 2 T-Level Health Transition Program Welcome Guide (PDF)
> Level 3 Health & Social Care Welcome Guide (PDF)

DBS

> Level 2 T-Level Health Transition Program DBS Letter (Word)
> T-Level Health DBS Letter (Word)
> Level 3 Health & Social Care DBS Letter (Word)
> Guidance Notes (PDF)
> Update Service (PDF)
> Payment Options (Word)

As part of your programme of study, if you are aged 16-18, you will complete 35 hours of work placement (all courses except T-Levels, which have an extended 45-day industry placement). This experience is optional for students aged 19 and over.

It is up to you where you complete your placement, as long as it helps to support you to build your skills. Work Placement is a great way to find out more about yourself, what inspires you and discover your strengths, values, motivations and interests.

As well as your tutor, you will have a Work Placement Coordinator to help support you with your placement.

To prepare for your work placement:

  • Think about what skills you would like to develop & the careers that may interest you - this website may be helpful: www.startprofile.com.
  • Ask people you know about their jobs and the places they work.
  • Research local employers with who you may like to gain experience.
  • Update your CV and ensure it is relevant to the type of employment you are interested in - this website may be helpful: www.prospects.ac.uk

Hospitality & Catering

Welcome to Hospitality & Catering @ Kendal College!

> Hospitality & Catering Welcome Guide (PDF)

Kit & Uniform Order Forms

> Bakery (PDF)
> Level 1 Professional Diploma (PDF)
> Level 2 Day Release Diploma in Professional Cookery (PDF)
> Level 2 Professional Diploma (PDF)
> Level 3 Kitchen & Larder Work (PDF)
> Level 3 Pastry (PDF)
> Level 3 Restaurant Service (PDF)

As part of your programme of study, if you are aged 16-18, you will complete 35 hours of work placement (all courses except T-Levels, which have an extended 45-day industry placement). This experience is optional for students aged 19 and over.

It is up to you where you complete your placement, as long as it helps to support you to build your skills. Work Placement is a great way to find out more about yourself, what inspires you and discover your strengths, values, motivations and interests.

As well as your tutor, you will have a Work Placement Coordinator to help support you with your placement.

To prepare for your work placement:

  • Think about what skills you would like to develop & the careers that may interest you - this website may be helpful: www.startprofile.com.
  • Ask people you know about their jobs and the places they work.
  • Research local employers with who you may like to gain experience.
  • Update your CV and ensure it is relevant to the type of employment you are interested in - this website may be helpful: www.prospects.ac.uk

Motor Vehicle

Welcome to Motor Vehicle @ Kendal College!

> Motor Vehicle Welcome Guide (PDF)

As part of your programme of study, if you are aged 16-18, you will complete 35 hours of work placement (all courses except T-Levels, which have an extended 45-day industry placement). This experience is optional for students aged 19 and over.

It is up to you where you complete your placement, as long as it helps to support you to build your skills. Work Placement is a great way to find out more about yourself, what inspires you and discover your strengths, values, motivations and interests.

As well as your tutor, you will have a Work Placement Coordinator to help support you with your placement.

To prepare for your work placement:

  • Think about what skills you would like to develop & the careers that may interest you - this website may be helpful: www.startprofile.com.
  • Ask people you know about their jobs and the places they work.
  • Research local employers with who you may like to gain experience.
  • Update your CV and ensure it is relevant to the type of employment you are interested in - this website may be helpful: www.prospects.ac.uk

Music

Welcome to Music @ Kendal College!

> Music Welcome Guide (PDF)

As part of your programme of study, if you are aged 16-18, you will complete 35 hours of work placement (all courses except T-Levels, which have an extended 45-day industry placement). This experience is optional for students aged 19 and over.

It is up to you where you complete your placement, as long as it helps to support you to build your skills. Work Placement is a great way to find out more about yourself, what inspires you and discover your strengths, values, motivations and interests.

As well as your tutor, you will have a Work Placement Coordinator to help support you with your placement.

To prepare for your work placement:

  • Think about what skills you would like to develop & the careers that may interest you - this website may be helpful: www.startprofile.com.
  • Ask people you know about their jobs and the places they work.
  • Research local employers with who you may like to gain experience.
  • Update your CV and ensure it is relevant to the type of employment you are interested in - this website may be helpful: www.prospects.ac.uk

Performing Arts

Welcome to Performing Arts @ Kendal College!

Please find all of our welcome information here.

As part of your programme of study, if you are aged 16-18, you will complete 35 hours of work placement (all courses except T-Levels, which have an extended 45-day industry placement). This experience is optional for students aged 19 and over.

It is up to you where you complete your placement, as long as it helps to support you to build your skills. Work Placement is a great way to find out more about yourself, what inspires you and discover your strengths, values, motivations and interests.

As well as your tutor, you will have a Work Placement Coordinator to help support you with your placement.

To prepare for your work placement:

  • Think about what skills you would like to develop & the careers that may interest you - this website may be helpful: www.startprofile.com.
  • Ask people you know about their jobs and the places they work.
  • Research local employers with who you may like to gain experience.
  • Update your CV and ensure it is relevant to the type of employment you are interested in - this website may be helpful: www.prospects.ac.uk

Protective Services

Welcome to Protective Services @ Kendal College!

> Uniformed Protective Services Welcome Letter (Word)
> UPS Kit Form (Word)
> Student Rules of Behaviour & Parental Agreement (Word)
> UPS Parental Consent Form (Word)

As part of your programme of study, if you are aged 16-18, you will complete 35 hours of work placement (all courses except T-Levels, which have an extended 45-day industry placement). This experience is optional for students aged 19 and over.

It is up to you where you complete your placement, as long as it helps to support you to build your skills. Work Placement is a great way to find out more about yourself, what inspires you and discover your strengths, values, motivations and interests.

As well as your tutor, you will have a Work Placement Coordinator to help support you with your placement.

To prepare for your work placement:

  • Think about what skills you would like to develop & the careers that may interest you - this website may be helpful: www.startprofile.com.
  • Ask people you know about their jobs and the places they work.
  • Research local employers with who you may like to gain experience.
  • Update your CV and ensure it is relevant to the type of employment you are interested in - this website may be helpful: www.prospects.ac.uk

Sciences & Forensics

Welcome to Sciences & Forensics @ Kendal College!

> Forensic & Criminal Investigation Welcome Guide (PDF)
> Biomedical Science Welcome Guide (PDF)

As part of your programme of study, if you are aged 16-18, you will complete 35 hours of work placement (all courses except T-Levels, which have an extended 45-day industry placement). This experience is optional for students aged 19 and over.

It is up to you where you complete your placement, as long as it helps to support you to build your skills. Work Placement is a great way to find out more about yourself, what inspires you and discover your strengths, values, motivations and interests.

As well as your tutor, you will have a Work Placement Coordinator to help support you with your placement.

To prepare for your work placement:

  • Think about what skills you would like to develop & the careers that may interest you - this website may be helpful: www.startprofile.com.
  • Ask people you know about their jobs and the places they work.
  • Research local employers with who you may like to gain experience.
  • Update your CV and ensure it is relevant to the type of employment you are interested in - this website may be helpful: www.prospects.ac.uk

Sport & Outdoor Adventure

Welcome to Sport & Outdoor Adventure @ Kendal College!

> Sport & Outdoor Adventure Welcome Guide (PDF)

Sport

> Level 2 Welcome Letter (Word)
> Level 2 Introduction (PowerPoint)
> Level 2 Kit Ordering Form (Word)
> Level 2 Parental Consent (Word)

> Level 3 Welcome Letter (Word)
> Level 3 Introduction (PowerPoint)
> Level 3 Kit Ordering Form (Word)
> Level 3 Parental Consent (Word)

Outdoor Adventure

> Welcome Letter (Word)
> Introduction (PowerPoint)
> Parental Consent Form (Word)
> Rules of Behaviour & Parental Agreement (Word)

As part of your programme of study, if you are aged 16-18, you will complete 35 hours of work placement (all courses except T-Levels, which have an extended 45-day industry placement). This experience is optional for students aged 19 and over.

It is up to you where you complete your placement, as long as it helps to support you to build your skills. Work Placement is a great way to find out more about yourself, what inspires you and discover your strengths, values, motivations and interests.

As well as your tutor, you will have a Work Placement Coordinator to help support you with your placement.

To prepare for your work placement:

  • Think about what skills you would like to develop & the careers that may interest you - this website may be helpful: www.startprofile.com.
  • Ask people you know about their jobs and the places they work.
  • Research local employers with who you may like to gain experience.
  • Update your CV and ensure it is relevant to the type of employment you are interested in - this website may be helpful: www.prospects.ac.uk

Theatre & Event Technology

Welcome to Theatre & Event Technology @ Kendal College!

Please find all of our welcome information here.

As part of your programme of study, if you are aged 16-18, you will complete 35 hours of work placement (all courses except T-Levels, which have an extended 45-day industry placement). This experience is optional for students aged 19 and over.

It is up to you where you complete your placement, as long as it helps to support you to build your skills. Work Placement is a great way to find out more about yourself, what inspires you and discover your strengths, values, motivations and interests.

As well as your tutor, you will have a Work Placement Coordinator to help support you with your placement.

To prepare for your work placement:

  • Think about what skills you would like to develop & the careers that may interest you - this website may be helpful: www.startprofile.com.
  • Ask people you know about their jobs and the places they work.
  • Research local employers with who you may like to gain experience.
  • Update your CV and ensure it is relevant to the type of employment you are interested in - this website may be helpful: www.prospects.ac.uk