Training & Development


Other Employment Alternatives
Offers support if you are looking for a new job, facing redundancy, considering self-employment, looking for a career change, returning to the labour market or wanting to work from home. It is available to anybody living in the Districts of Carlisle, Eden or South Lakeland who is over the age of 18. They offer free training and counselling to people living in these districts.

Examples of courses run are:

    * Women Returners Programme
    * Job Finding and Career Change Programmes
    * Developing Ideas for Self-Employmet Programme
    * Ideas for Farm Development and Diversificatin Programme
    * Start Your Own Business

To contact Employment Alternatives, telephone: 0845 6014278.

Learn Direct
Provides on-line learning for everyone. There are a wide variety of courses available. Course costs vary. It is also possible to register for Learn Direct Courses at one of their regional centres. Below is a list of centres in Cumbria. To visit the website, click here.

Orgill Community  Development Centre Access Point
Orgill Community Development Centre, Orgill Primary School, Southey Avenue, Egremont, Cumbria, CA22 2HH

Upperby Community  Development Centre Access Point
Upperby Primary School, Udale Road, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2 4JT

West Cumbria College LRC
Hallwood Road, Lillyhall Industrial Estate, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 4JN

Kendal College
Milnthorpe Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5AY

Furness College
Channelside, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, LA14 2PJ

BAE Systems Marine Ltd
Waterside House, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 1AF

Appleby Heritage Centre
Station Yard, Appleby in Westmorland, Cumbria, CA16 6UL

University of Cumbria
University of Cumbria,  Newton Rigg, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0AH

Ullswater Community College
Wetheriggs Lane, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 8NG

Cartmel, Grange & District Learning Centre (Access Point)
Headless Cross, Cartmel, Cumbria, LA11 7SA

Harrington / Salterbeck CDC
Salterbeck CDC, The Oval Centre, Salterbeck, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 5HA

Brampton Business Centre & Telecentre
The Irthing Centre, Brampton, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA8 1BX

Carlisle TUC Access Point
Carlisle Trade Union Centre, 1 Chatsworth Square, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 1HS

Workington TUC Access Point
West Cumbria Community Education Centre, Room 6, Trades Hall, 39 Brow Top, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DP

Barrow Trade Union Education Unit AP
Austwhim House, High Street, Barrow, Cumbria, LA14 1QY

Daniel Hay Library (Access Point)
Lowther Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7QZ

Barrow in Furness Library (Access Point)
Ramsden Square, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, LA14 1LL

Advanced Study Centre Carlisle AP
Advanced Study Centre, Carlisle College, Victoria Place, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 1HS