Preparing for Adulthood

At Carlisle College we have invested in world class facilities and the best teaching so that your learning is more relevant, realistic and enjoyable, providing you with the perfect route into further study or employment.

In recent years we have invested over £30 million in our city centre campus. Our new facilities include state of the art equipment and resources, which significantly expands our modern campus into a real learning community.

No matter what your qualification or your ability, we'll help you to get started in your chosen career route.

For an insight into Carlisle College, see our latest video below...

Discover our course areas

If you would like to find out more about the courses available at Carlisle College why not take a look at our Virtual Open Day videos:

  • Beauty, Hair and Hospitality - view here
  • Construction, Engineering and Technical Services - view here
  • Health, Early Years and Science - view here
  • Arts - view here
  • Business, Sport, Public Services, Computing and Accounting - view here
  • University Level Courses - view here
  • Apprenticeships - view here

You can also find more information on our full range of full & part time courses here on our website. Just head back to our homepage here and choose the relevant course area from the menu.

Supported Internships

At Carlisle College we work closely with Right2Work to help provide supported internships to a small number of students each year.

Supported internships prepare young people with learning disabilities for paid employment by:

    1. Supporting them to develop the skills valued by employers
    2. Enabling them to demonstrate their value in the workplace
    3. Developing confidence in their own abilities to perform successfully at work

Carlisle College Student Kieron Huddart explains what a supported internship is and some of the benefits he discovered through his own experience on placement...
Watch the video here

Advice Sessions

The best way to find out about life at Carlisle College is to attend one of our open days and advice sessions. These events are a great opportunity for you to speak to course tutors about everything that the college has to offer. In addition, each year we offer a Quiet Advice Session, this session is aimed at those with additional needs who are more comfortable in a quiet environment. Future dates are to be confirmed. We are also able to offer a quiet enrolment session for those students who would benefit from this.

Additional Support

Students with a learning or other disability will, following an assessment of their needs, be supported on their programmes in a number of different ways.

At Carlisle College we have a dedicated Learning Support transition team who are here to help in any way they can to ensure a smooth transition from School/Alternative Provision to College.

You can find out more about the additional support available at Carlisle College and how we can help with transitions here

For more information about Learning Support at Carlisle College please contact the Learning Support Department on 01228 822830 or email