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Welcome to North Nottinghamshire College

Choosing to study at North Notts College could be the best decision you ever make. Our vocational courses, taught in modern facilities by exceptional staff, will give you a valuable step up to the career you want, boosting your skills, knowledge and confidence along the way.

Our results mean we’re again the highest-achieving college in Nottinghamshire* you couldn’t make a better choice.

But life at college isn’t just about results. It’s also about making great friends and experiencing new things. You’ll find that the more you put into college life,
the more you’ll enjoy it, learn and grow.

We’re proud of being a friendly and caring college, and we’d love to welcome you to study with us in September.

You can get more information from our website and we’re always here in person to answer your questions. Feel free to call 01909 504500 or email today.

About us

North Notts College is the leading provider of education and training in the North Nottinghamshire area and beyond, with 1000 full time and over 1275 part time students. The College has a £16m turnover and employs 500 staff.

Our Vision, Our Mission and Values

Our Vision: ‘Changing lives, building communities – making a difference’

Our Mission: ‘To create a college which is central to the lives of our Communities’ and is known as:

• a great place to learn and grow

• a community which inspires, challenges and supports every individual to be their best

• the partner of choice for training in our community and our specialist fields

College Values:

• Serving our students and our community

• Professionalism

• Respecting each other and Teamwork

• Caring

• Honesty and Integrity

• Positive “can do” approach

At our recent Ofsted Inspection in December 2012 we were awarded a ‘2’ grade mark which makes us officially a ‘Good’ College. It is not in our nature to stand still and we are now striving to improve this further and aim to become an ‘Outstanding’ College at our next inspection.

Facilities available

Learning Resource Centre (LRC)

The LRC contains a library, computing facilities and other

resources including quiet study areas to help you get the

most from your studies outside of class time. We have a

VLE (virtual learning environment) with lots of resources

which you can access at college or at home. To find out

more, contact the LRC directly on 01909 504637 or

Early Learners’ Centre (ELC)

The ELC is our purpose-built nursery on the Carlton Road

site, with fully qualified staff to look after your children.

Registered with Ofsted, it offers a spacious, safe and

stimulating environment for learning and playing, plus

an outdoor weatherproof play area.


To make sure the nursery’s activities meet the needs and

interests of each child, we work within the Early Years

Foundation Stage curriculum. Our team already includes

an Early Years professional too, in advance of the

Government’s targets for 2015.

The ELC is open to the general public as well as to

students, and caters for little ones aged under two to

eight. There are free places for three and four-year-olds.

The Bistro

In the heart of the college, The Bistro is a popular place

for students to meet during breaks and at lunchtime.

It’s a modern, attractive place to eat, with plenty of

seating and tables to accommodate large and small

groups. It also offers food to take away, as well as

vending machines selling snacks and hot and cold drinks.

Fitness Suite

Health and wellbeing are very important to our college

ethos. Our fitness suite has all the latest equipment to

help you keep in shape, as well as qualified staff to offer

free diet and personal training plans.

Student Social Space: The Getaway

The Getaway is where you can meet your friends and

relax outside of formal tuition times. Near to the Bistro,

it has a TV and DVD player, CD player, games and a

Nintendo Wii for your enjoyment. Students are simply

asked to observe a few rules concerning noise, behaviour

and cleanliness so it remains a pleasant place for


If ever you need to talk to someone, the mentors and the

Chaplain are on hand in The Getaway during opening


Hair and Beauty salons

INsync are the college’s professional beauty salons, based

in Worksop and Retford.


They’re open at various times throughout the week, including some evenings, when they offer hair and

beauty treatments at great prices to students, their

families and members of the public. They give our

learners a chance to develop their skills in genuine

working environments, while supervised by highly

qualified staff.

For a price list contact the salons direct:

North Notts College, Carlton Road, Worksop S81 7HP

call 01909 504501 or email


Post 16 Centre, Old Hall Drive, Retford DN22 7NN

call 01777 707371 or email Insync–

Spa Common, Retford DN22 6LQ call 01777 703414 or


Cycle Loan and Bike Lockers

If you want to cycle to college, you can store your bike

securely in one of our specially designed lockers. Bikes

are available for hire too, for travel to and from college

or for enrichment activities. Please contact Student

Services for more information.

Day Lockers

There are short-term lockers around the college for

you to store personal items. They’re coin-operated, but

you get your coin back so they don’t cost anything to

use. Please note that we can’t be held responsible for

anything you leave in the lockers.

Student Discounts

Once you’ve enrolled at college you will automatically

become a member of the National Union of Students.

You can purchase an NUS Extra card which gives you

discounts when shopping, eating out, going to the

cinema and more.

Enrichment and Themed Events

Alongside your studies, North Notts College offers lots

of activities and sporting events to enrich the time you

spend with us. For example, we organise activities such

as football, dance and photography. Themed events run

throughout the year too, to help you stay healthy and

safe, improve your career prospects, and to help you

make a positive contribution to the college.

Additional support

Careers Guidance

Our careers advisers are always on hand to give you

impartial information on getting to where you want

to be.

They offer:

• Support with your college and university options
and applications

• One-to-one guidance on career development

• Job searching support (including CV, letter writing and

interview preparation and practice)

• A careers library with lots of electronic resources to

help you explore career ideas.


Students can book interviews at any time during the day

and evening appointments are also available. If you’d

like some careers guidance before you enrol with us,

please phone 01909 504500, or tick the careers advice

box on your application form.

Additional Support

We want every student to achieve their full potential,

so we offer additional support wherever required to help

with your personal or learning needs.


If needed, you can benefit from:

• Extra support in classes

• One-to-one support with your assignments

• Assistive technology to help you learn independently.


We also offer:

• Specialist support and personal care (including help at

mealtimes) for students with disabilities

• Sensory support for students with hearing or
sight impairment

• Braille handouts and other resources, including an

embosser and a talking book service on site

• Specialist support for students with dyslexia, dyspraxia

and dyscalculia

• Support for students living with medical conditions,

emotional or behavioural difficulties, and autistic

spectrum disorders or Asperger’s syndrome

• Mobility support

• Special arrangements for exams and assessments.


All of this is offered confidentially and tailored to your

individual needs. Please give our Additional Learning

Support Team a call on 01909 504753 to find out more.

Mentoring and Counselling

Sometimes it’s hard not to let personal or college worries

get in the way of your studies. To help you through

any difficulties our mentoring staff are here to offer

confidential support. You can call into Student Services

or The Getaway (see page 6) at any time, or phone

01909 504500 or email for advice.

Pastoral Care

We are lucky to have a part-time Chaplain at college,

who will help you with any personal worries.

She welcomes prayer requests too, which she will also

treat confidentially. You can find out more by phoning

01909 504762 or emailing

Safeguarding and Protection of Children
and Vulnerable Adults

It goes without saying that North Notts College is

committed to providing a safe environment for all

students. If ever you have concerns about anything to do

with college life, please speak to your mentor or tutor.

How to apply

You can apply for courses at North Nottinghamshire College through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.

Last updated date: 20 November 2017
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