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*...so 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 www.nnc.ac.uk and we’re always here in person to answer your questions. Feel free to call 01909 504500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org today.
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
• Serving our students and our community
• Respecting each other and Teamwork
• 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.
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.
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.
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
For a price list contact the salons direct:
North Notts College, Carlton Road, Worksop S81 7HP
call 01909 504501 or email Insyncemail@example.com
Post 16 Centre, Old Hall Drive, Retford DN22 7NN
call 01777 707371 or email Insync–firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
Our careers advisers are always on hand to give you
impartial information on getting to where you want
• Support with your college and university options
• 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.
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
• Braille handouts and other resources, including an
embosser and a talking book service on site
• Specialist support for students with dyslexia, dyspraxia
• 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 email@example.com for advice.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.