Critical Thinking

As an enrichment project, the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care learners are participating in critical thinking workshops, following the Paideia Method and Socratic questioning. In these workshops they critically explore different dilemmas or topics that make them question their values, beliefs, why and how they think what they think and how their power and relationships influence different situations. These workshops will also work as a way to explore their high order thinking skills and will support to further develop their academic writing skills.

“Creativity involves breaking out of expected patterns in order to look at things in a different way.” — Edward de Bono”

Check out these articles our Level 3 students have written

Student Insights survey

The Student Digital Experience Insights Surveyis now LIVE and we want to hear from you! 

You should have received a link via your student email addresses to access the survey. Check your inbox for the survey link and let us know your thoughts. 

We’re all using digital technology to connect with each other and to work and study remotely more than ever. This survey will help us to find out more about how you use it and how it affects your learning experience at Carlisle College. 

Your student experience is really important to us and by sharing your experiences with us, you’ll have the chance to shape the way we use digital as part of your learning in the future. 

Taking part couldn’t be easier. It takes just 10 minutes.

If you have any questions or queries regarding the survey please contact 

Learner Voice Workshop

Today 12:15pm !

Learner Voice is hosting its very first online skills workshop hosted by the Work Experience Team.

The workshop will cover practical tips to develop your employability skills.

To join:

hello future expo 2020


Saturday 28 November

You are warmly invited to this virtual Opportunities Fair.

Whether you are exploring what’s next for you or helping to provide support to a young person planning their future, the Expo will showcase the opportunities at your fingertips!

This is the first Hello Future Expo and the event has been designed with you in mind. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about the options available within Cumbria and Lancashire.

colleges live event

18 November, 2pm

Interested in attending? Send us an email at

Study Support

Did you know…. that you can now book a 1-2-1 online meeting with a member of the Student Zone to help with assignments?

We can help you with all things essay, including planning, writing and referencing.

Click the link below to arrange a time, it’s super easy!

Online event

Wednesday 02 December, 5-6pm on Zoom

Covid Restrictions

Dear students, Cumbria police visited Carlisle College on Friday to say they are stepping up patrols and will issue fines to students who break the new Covid restrictions.

New rules state that you can only meet one other person at a time from another household in outdoor public places and practicing social distancing.

If you head to the city on your lunch, you should be with no more than one other person and practicing social distancing. If you break this rule the police can issue fines of £200 in the first instance and a maximum of £6,400 for further offences.

Work Experience

Did you know that you can now book a 1-2-1 online meeting with either Katie or Elizabeth from the Work Experience Team??
It’s super easy! Just click the button below and select a time which suits you. 
We can help you:

  • Find work experience
  • Prepare for work experience
  • Log & evaluate your work experience
  • ….basically support you with anything related to work experience!

student login

Teams – Outlook – College pc’s – Moodle

From Monday 2nd November you will be able to login to your brand new student accounts and here’s how….

Your new student login

Your new student login will now begin with an s followed by the person code on your college card.

Your new password is your date of birth i.e. 13Aug1988

You can change your password via and also set up the ability to use the Self-Service Password Reset.

Logging into Office 365

Your student email will change to


You will then be asked to give more details select Next

You will be asked to enter your phone number (the first link you see)

Add the UK as your region

Add your phone number – select text me

You will be sent a verification code. Enter the verification code and select Next

Select Finish

You should now be logged into your new student account.

Logging into eTrackr

Logging into eTrackr will be exactly the same as logging into the computers when you are in college.

*Please note if you change your password through Office 365 your eTrackr password will change to the new password you have created.

Logging into Moodle

Moodle –

Login with s and person code for username and password – you will then be asked to change your password.

One Drive

We do hope to restore all files from your old One Drive account, however due to the large quantity of data, this may take a while. If you need access to your files as a matter of urgency please contact us and let us know.

Why are our accounts changing?

We are switching your account to provide you with a better IT user experience.

One of the biggest benefits is that you will no longer be a ‘Guest’ in your Class Team on Teams, so when you log back in after this move things might look a little different as you won’t need to switch views and the teaching staff will be busy ensuring the new Teams Class sites are set up for you. You will also benefit from being able to reset your own password within should you forget it.