University Partners

Our degree programmes are validated by experienced University institutions including University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and University of Cumbria (UoC).

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) provides first-class facilities and high quality teaching against a background of ‘real world’ research to encourage innovation, creativity and entrepreneurial thinking. UCLan has been at the forefront of developing new degrees in the emerging disciplines of journalism, fashion, forensics and sports science and is the largest higher education provider of forensic science, policing and related subjects, in the world.

The University of Central Lancashire has extensive links with Further Education Colleges and specialist institutions, to offer over 200 Higher Education courses to approximately 6000 UCLan University students based at Partner Institutions each year, including Kendal College.

UCLan offers 'Partner' students all the benefits of a large university with all the advantages of our Partners’ smaller community atmosphere.  As a Partner student, you will enjoy the support and resources offerred at Kendal College - as well as UCLan’s wide range of facilities. University students studying Kendal College also have the same status as on-campus students and can enjoy the benefits of UCLan's facilities and services, which include online resources, sports centres, student services, library and the Students’ Union.

For further information on UCLan and the benefits available as a Partner Student, please see their website www.uclan.ac.uk/partnership


The University of Cumbria launched ten years ago, founded on the experience and tradition of well over 150 years of higher education. They are a growing, multi-campus university, home to around 10,000 students, that aims to provide you with the skills to set you apart in the jobs market. With 97% graduate employability*, they are dedicated to offering the highest standard of higher education for students, helping you strive to be dynamic, creative and entrepreneurial in achieving your career goals. The University of Cumbria specialises in arts, business, education, health and science courses, with award winning student support, and great links with local and national employers.

For more information about University of Cumbria click here.

*DLHE 2015