Kendal College is:
• Ofsted Outstanding – we have fantastic facilities & staff who are experienced professionals (they’ve worked in the industry & understand it).
• An Adult Environment - you call your tutor by their first name, you can wear what you want, and you’re responsible for your own studies.
• Full time courses from Level 1 – Level 6 (GCSEs are Level 2, A-Levels are Level 3)
• Apprenticeships – get paid while you learn
• University courses
• Part-time courses
Come & see the College – the best way to find out what it’s all about. Dates are on our website.
Travelling to the College:
We offer discounted bus travel from Walney and the Barrow area. More information is on our website.
At College you would choose one of the following courses to study full-time. If you’re unsure which to choose, an open evening is a great way to find out more. Our Student Advisors based in Student Services would also be happy to discuss the different options with you.
• Animal Care
• Art & Design
• Business & Accounting
• Childhood Studies
• Cutorial Heritage
• Environmental Land Management
• Film Production
• Health & Social Care
• Medical Science
• Motor Vehicle
• Outdoor Education
• Performing Arts
• Production Arts (technical theatre)
• Travel & Tourism
FAQs – If your question isn’t answered here, please contact us.
Prospectus : Click on the following link for our new prospectus and course/apprentice guides www.kendal.ac.uk/our-courses/our-prospectus-and-course-guides/
What grades do I need to get on to a course?
We offer courses from Level 1 –Level 6. (e.g. Level 2 is equivalent to 5 GCSEs A-C, Level 3 is equivalent to A-Levels ). You need to have achieved at the level below to progress to the next level. For example, if you are applying for a Level 3 Extended Diploma which is equivalent to 3-A Levels, you will need to have gained a Level 2 qualification (5 GSCES’s A-C or a Level 2 Diploma at Merit or Distinction). There are some exceptions – if the course is vocationally skills based e.g. motor vehicle, hairdressing, construction, hospitality, you may need to start at Level 1 or 2 to gain the basic practical skills first. You get 3 years of FREE training from 16-19 so, for example, you could complete Levels 1-3 (one year each) in Hospitality straight from school without having to pay anything!
How long are the full-time courses and how many days per week?
Most Level 2 courses are one year and most Level 3 courses are two years, with apprenticeships lasting for around 12-18 months. You will usually attend college for at least three days per week and up to five days per week, depending on your course. Some courses, such as childhood studies, will require you to spend some days in placements. Apprentices usually attend college for one day a week and work for the rest of the week.
Can I do more than one course?
You can only do one full-time course at a time, but you may be able to study an additional part-time course, if your timetable has spare time slots during the week, or you could study a part-time evening course.
Milnthorpe Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5AY