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Why Study a Degree at KC?

The Higher Education experience at Kendal College is different from other Colleges with a wide range of both part-time and full-time courses being taught by highly skilled teaching staff who have first-hand professional experience of their field. Kendal College continues to grow as a Higher Education provider and expand its Foundation Degree (FdA), full-time Diploma, HNC/HND and part-time certificate programmes. Take your education to a higher level, upgrade your job skills, improve your career prospects or learn something new and enrol onto a course today. 



Quality Learning Assured

In 2015, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) found our learning to be fully compliant with UK standards.
Click here to view our full report

Student Satisfaction

87% of our learners would recommend the college to others.

Excellent Success Rates

97% of Higher Education student’s secured employment or went onto further study or training.

A Modern Learning Environment

The learning environment at Kendal College is second to none with state-of-the-art, industry standard training facilities. We have excellent classrooms and high specification conference suites, a modern Learning Centre and  a new University Hub and library facility opening September 2015.

Affordable Fees

Higher Education courses at Kendal College are excellent value for money with the majority of course fees much lower than other institutions.

Industry Professionals

All courses are taught by experienced professionals who have an in-depth knowledge of the subject area and industry. Our tutors all have practical skills within their chosen subject field, making classroom-based study an interesting, exciting and constantly changing experience.


We encourag and support our Higher Education students in undertaking relevant work placements to gain the best possible progression to employment.


The College has invested heavily in its facilities, creating modern industry-standard teaching environments, including a new £2.3m state-of-the-art Engineering & Science Centre a £3.9 million investment in our Arts & Media Campus.

Small & friendly

Tutor groups on all our courses are small, ensuring that all students get a more personal and focused learning experience with lots of one-to-one support from your tutor. 

Links with industry

We work closely with over 2,000 employers including many national and international companies such as Siemens, BAE, Glaxosmithkline, NHS and Croppers.

Fantastic location

The Cumbrian town of Kendal is one of the most picturesque and historical towns in England, located on the edge of the Lake District National Park.

Our University Partners

Kendal College is proud to work in partnership with universities including the University of Cumbria and the University of Central Lancashire, offering students access to a wide range of qualifications including Foundation and Honours Degree courses. 
Find out more about our partners here.