Collaborative Provision

Collaborative Provision

We are the University of Cumbria, for and from Cumbria and its localities, rooted in and serving our communities, with people, place and partnership at our heart. 

This partnership working includes collaborative provision, where the University will approve a partner to deliver programmes that lead to a University of Cumbria award.  These are normally developed as validation or franchise partnerships.

The University currently has around 15 active collaborative provision partnerships.  These include local FE Colleges, private providers and overseas college partnerships.  Through these there are over 3500 students studying on approximately 80 programmes.  There is further information about these below.

Developing new partnerships takes time but we welcome expressions of interest.  If you are seeking to develop a new collaborative provision partnership, please contact [note: I have submitted a request to get this re-established] with a summary of your proposal (the programmes you wish to offer) with an outline plan to show planned scale and growth, any market intelligence to demonstrate demand for the proposal, plus any other supporting information about your organisation.  We will then use this to see if this is a development we can support further. 

Our UK Collaborative Provision Partners

Belfast Bible College

Bury College

Furness College

Gen2 Training Ltd

Kendal College

Lakes College West Cumbria

Nelson and Colne College Group

Northumberland College

Sunderland College

Our International Collaborative Provision Partners

The University enjoys a small but growing number of international collaborative provision partnerships.  The University’s International Office hosts more detailed pages dedicated to each of these partnerships: