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Welcome to Central College Nottingham


Central offers a comprehensive range of further and higher education courses and training opportunities for business and industry. Our excellent reputation for student support and achievement coupled with superb facilities and resources provides students with a first class learning environment. Relevant and practical programmes will enable you to progress into employment, onto Higher Education or develop your existing skills. 

About us

Amazing Student Lifestyle

College is not all about studying – we can also connect you to a great student lifestyle, whether it’s a residential to the Gambia, an art exchange to Germany, taking photos at a McBusted gig or playing football in the British Colleges of Sport league.

Did you know?

  • Central enrols around 4000 full-time and 20,000 part-time students each year
  • The College currently operates on 9 sites across the City with main centres in Clifton, Ruddington, City Centre and Beeston
  • We offer a range of vocational courses in subject areas including:
    • Art & Design
    • Automotive
    • Business & IT
    • Care & Childcare
    • Catering
    • Construction
    • Electrical
    • Engineering
    • Events & Hospitality
    • Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy
    • Photography
    • Public Services
    • Science
    • Sport, Travel & Tourism
    • Visual Arts
  • The College employs around 1000 full-time staff.

Facilities available

Investment in Your Future

Central has spent over £8m over the last few years improving facilities to give our students the best possible learning experience including new photographic studios, a high street hair & beauty salon and a commercial car garage. We also hope to build a new skills hub in the city centre in the next few years!

Additional support

Student Support

The College was the first in the country to be awarded a Student Carers kitemark for the excellent support we offer students. The team were also shortlisted for a national award in 2014.

Learner success

Go Further with Central

You come to college to learn, to progress to the next level and make yourself ‘work-ready’ so you land the job of your dreams. So it’s no surprise that 93% of our students go on to further study or go into employment – Central works – it’s official!

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Central College Nottingham directly.

Last updated date: 09 March 2016
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Key information

Venues

  • A: Beeston High Road
    • Address:
    • Central College Nottingham - Beeston Centre
    • High Road
    • Chilwell
    • Nottingham
    • NG9 4AH
    • Telephone number:
    • Course enquiries: 01159146414
    • More information:
    • The centre houses the recently completed Salon Central, a commercial salon with 40 hairdressing stations & 32 beauty treatment beds and the College's new 1000mConstruction Centre. It also provides courses in Business and IT, ESOL, Foundation for Apprenticeships and Work, Horizons (LLDD), Health & Social Care and Science. The Centre is also the base for the College's large International provision.

  • B: Maid Marian Way
    • Address:
    • Central College Nottingham
    • Maid Marian Way
    • Nottingham
    • NG1 6AB
    • Telephone number:
    • Main: 01159146414
    • More information:
    • The Centre, in the heart of the City, provides courses in Access, Business & IT, Childcare, ESOL, Foundation for Apprenticeships and Work, Science, Health & Social Care, Photography and Travel and Tourism.

  • C: Clifton
    • Address:
    • Central College Nottingham - Clifton
    • Farnborough Road
    • Clifton
    • Nottingham
    • NG11 8LU
    • Telephone number:
    • Course enquiries: 01159146414
    • More information:
    • Situated on Farnborough Road, Clifton, the Centre houses courses in Art and Design, Sport and Public Services as well as some courses in Constructive and Automotive. It is also the base for the College's £2m football facility. 

  • D: Highfields
    • Address:
    • Central College Nottingham - Highfields Centre
    • Jesse Boot Avenue
    • University Boulevard
    • Nottingham
    • NG7 2RQ
    • Telephone number:
    • Course enquiries: 01159146414
    • More information:
    • Highfields is located on University Boulevard and houses our Engineering courses. Created in association with Toyota, the Centre has ten fully fitted workshops, a car showroom and a state of the art learning resource centre.

  • E: Ruddington
    • Address:
    • Central College Nottingham Emtec Centre
    • Mere Way
    • Ruddington Fields Business Park
    • Ruddington
    • NG11 6JZ
    • Telephone number:
    • Home: 01159457200
    • More information:
    • This centre is home to Emtec as well some of the industry's leading training providers. Training takes place in modern, purpose built facilities in Ruddington where automotive training in conjunction with motor manufacturers has been taking place for over 15 years.

  • F: London Road
    • Address:
    • Central College Nottingham - London Rd Centre
    • London Road
    • Nottingham
    • NG2 3AH
    • Telephone number:
    • Course enquiries: 01159146414
    • More information:
    • The Centre, just five minutes walk from Nottingham Train Station and Tram terminus, is the College's Automotive Centre which boasts three automotive workshops with a total of 32 ramps. It houses most of the Automotive courses and our new commercial garage, Auto Central which is now open!

  • G: New Basford
    • Address:
    • Central College Nottingham - New Basford
    • NETA House
    • Duke Street
    • Nottingham
    • NG7 7JN
    • Telephone number:
    • Course enquiries: 01159146414
    • More information:
    • The Centre, based on Duke Street, is the College's Engineering Centre specialising in Fabrication & Welding. With thirty bays it is one of the largest training facilities of its kind in the UK and provides training solutions for a variety of engineering companies.

  • H: Stapleford
    • Address:
    • Central College Nottingham - Stapleford
    • Church Street
    • Stapleford
    • Nottingham
    • NG9 8GA
    • Telephone number:
    • Course enquiries: 01159146414
    • More information:
    • The Centre houses our Horizons courses and provides specialist facilities for students with a range of physical and learning difficulties and disabilities.

  • I: Wheeler Gate
    • Address:
    • Salon Central
    • 14-16 Wheeler Gate
    • Nottingham
    • NG1 2NB
    • Telephone number:
    • Main: 01159146302
    • More information:
    • This brand new facility, which opened in September 2014, offers hair and beauty courses from level 1 to level 3 in a modern industry-standard salon which is also open to the public.

      For appointments call 0115 914 6302

  • J: Trent Bridge Cricket Ground
    • Address:
    • Trent Bridge Cricket Ground
    • Bridgford Road
    • West Bridgford
    • Nottingham
    • NG2 6AG
    • Telephone number:
    • Course enquiries: 01159146414
    • More information:
    • This prestigious, world-class venue, Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, is home to our brand new Hospitality and Catering courses. Learn in a real environment at one of the most famous sporting venues in the country.