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Cumbria - the place to study

Further education providers are never far away – and we’re also the home of the country’s newest university, The University of Cumbria, where, among hundreds of different subjects and courses, many healthcare professionals of the future are currently being trained. Meanwhile, the NHS is working hard to attract more people into the nursing profession in the county of Cumbria.

For students just beginning life’s great adventure, looking for a great place to study; those already working who long for an escape from the rat race wanting to re-train and find a better work/life balance or those of greater years who enjoy learning and fancy a course to keep the mind fit and active; with a more relaxed pace, less traffic clean air and superb landscape, Cumbria is a great choice as your place to study.

For more information on finding the right course of study for you, please see below.


University of Cumbria

Founded on the experience and tradition of over 150 years of higher education, the University of Cumbria launched ten years ago and is a growing univeristy, sited over multiple campuses that is home to over 10,000 students.

University of Cumbria offers you the techical skills you need to achieve your future career by means of high-quality, research -informed academic studies and professionally focused programmes.

Further Education

Newton Rigg College

Based near Penrith, Newton Rigg offers a wide range of courses including a school leaver programme, short courses, apprenticeships and degree courses.

Find out more here


Here is a list of all schools and colleges in the county of Cumbria, coutesy of Cumbria County Council

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