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The College has an excellent reputation for sporting and academic achievement. We strive to bring students together who seek to develop their sporting potential within our wide range of Sport Academies. Each Academy is led by staff with a wealth of knowledge and experience which supports the holistic development of the student athlete.


Intensive training programme First class coaching with dedicated and experienced staff Regular fixtures and competition in the British Colleges of Sport structure Match day experience at high level competitions within the area. Opportunities to gain internationally recognised coaching qualifications at Levels 1&2 Sports massage and sports therapy support. Nutrition and fitness programmes (strength and conditioning, core stability) Full-time academic study programme in a wide range of subjects with potential work placements at regional professional sports clubs Support with USA College & University Sport Scholarship applications Visits to major sporting events and venues Opportunities to coach/lead at schools and clubs in the local community Additional academic tutor support


For entry into the Sports Academy, students must be enrolled on a full-time course, and attain minimum academic entry requirements. Students under 19 years can participate in competitions for the College. Students over 19 can train with the squads but cannot participate in BCS competitions. All Academies are monitored carefully and training and playing is dependent on students’ academic progress and commitment. If you think you’ve got what it takes, contact the College for more information. The Academies are closely linked to and benefit strongly from the experience of the College’s range of fulltime courses in Sport and Fitness.

The College has Sport Academies in: Men’s Football Women’s Football Mixed Hockey Men’s Rugby




Have you always wanted to work in the automotive industry? Ever thought of the opportunities on offer? Central College is the region’s most established provider of automotive training and we are the second biggest automotive training provider in the country (IMI 2013). Our city-centre facility on London Road is purpose built for the automotive industry, with fully-equipped workshops containing all the latest diagnostic equipment and technology with access to some of the best training around.

Through our Emtec Colleges Ltd division we also offer high quality automotive apprenticeships at our state of the art facilities based in Ruddington. With IMI and ATA accreditation we can give you access to cutting edge technology and innovative resources to support your learning experience. Emtec also works closely with employers both locally and nationally to understand industry and employer needs and help you future proof your career. Our courses range from foundation to level 4 master technician, with hybrid and electric vehicles training on offer. Get your career in the automotive industry motoring. Why go anywhere else?


COURSES AVAILABLE - Introduction to Motor Vehicle - Introduction to Vehicle Technology - Motorcycle Maintenance - Vehicle Fitting Operations - Vehicle Maintenance & Repair (Light Vehicle) EMTEC APPRENTICESHIPS AVAILABLE - Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair - Motor Vehicle Customer Advisor - Vehicle Accident Repair (Body) - Vehicle Accident Repair (Paint) - Vehicle Parts


The rapidly changing world of digital media offers many opportunities to work in a wide range of exciting creative industries, including film, TV, games, music and multimedia. Confetti offers the best creative industry education and training from its Institute of Creative Technologies in the heart of Nottinghamยนs Creative Quarter. A Confetti course will help turn your passion into your career.

Confetti is the leading provider of media courses in Nottingham


If you would like more information about our digital media courses call us on 0115 993 2321 or email

COURSES AVAILABLE - Introduction to the Creative Industries - Creative Media Production - Broadcast Production - Games Development - TV & Film - Visual FX & Motion Graphics - Web, Mobile & Multimedia - Music Technology - Music Technology - Rock & Live - Music Technology - Urban & Electronic - Production Arts (Technical Events)


Based in and around Nottingham City Centre, our Engineering department has an excellent reputation. We offer a range of Engineering courses, Manufacturing, Maintenance, Electrical, Fabrication and Welding, and work alongside some of the largest employers in the East Midlands. Our lecturers and instructors are industry experienced professionals and will give you the skills to succeed in industry. Courses within Engineering and Technology provide relevant and practical programmes to students, enabling you to progress into employment or gain a place on a university course. Full-time courses offer clear progression and support you in your journey to become a qualified Engineer in one of many areas that sit within the sector. Our team will work with you to ensure you are happy with your choice before you begin. This may include a taster session where you can “have a go� if you are not quite sure what to expect from a particular course. Many students who achieve a full-time qualification with us progress into an Apprenticeship or into Higher Education.


We are able to offer Full-time and Part-time HNC (Higher National Certificate) and HND (Higher National Diploma) in Manufacturing, Operations and Electrical and Electronic Engineering. On completion, you could progress to University and top up your qualification to Degree level. Our courses offer excellent preparation for further qualifications and careers within the Manufacturing and Engineering industries that are vital to the global economy. Careers for the professional engineer offer a choice of challenging and rewarding opportunities. The engineering facilities on London Road include modern industrial lathes, milling machines, drills, grinders and computer numerically controlled machines. The centre in New Basford is one of the largest fabrication and welding centres in the UK.

COURSES AVAILABLE - Engineering - Engineering and Technology - Fabrication and Welding


The School of Lifelong Learning offers comprehensive full and part-time English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses for students of all ages across the City. Courses are delivered at three main College centres in Beeston, City Centre and West Bridgford as well as centres in the community. Students benefit from extensive support during pre-admission via our main referral partner, Begin, and from College staff, both during the initial advice and guidance phase and throughout the course. Additionally, class sizes are monitored carefully to ensure that students are given as much help as possible and any additional learning needs are identified during induction with appropriate support provided by Student Services staff.

The area is vibrant and reflects the different cultures of students with trips and cultural celebrations embedded within courses.


There is significant input into courses from key external agencies to help students make appropriate career choices and deal with a range of potentially difficult social issues. This is very important for some of our younger students who benefit from tutorial support and enrichment activities. The ESOL team is particularly experienced and well qualified and this means that students benefit from the strong commitment to improving the quality of the learning experiences on offer.

COURSES AVAILABLE - ESOL Skills for Life - ESOL Skills for Life with Maths & ICT - ESOL Skills for Life 16-18 Programme


Our courses are personalised programmes which are open to young people who are not in education, employment or training.

The courses are aimed at young people who would like to: •

explore and experience different vocational areas

have an introduction into a specific vocation

develop their personal and social skills

Our courses concentrate on developing both the students’ academic ability and their personal and social skills.

improve their English and Maths levels

improve employability skills and job search

The learners participate through a variety of group activities, trips, visits and classroom sessions which encourage and support learning.

The courses have a practical and flexible approach which are great for young people who may have left school with none, few or low grades or for those who have previously not enjoyed education.

The courses are designed to engage young people and provide a supportive environment where they can develop their skills and qualifications.


Each course has a dedicated tutor and includes regular one to one progress reviews. This ensures that the learners receive the correct support and have a voice in the design and delivery of the programme. Completion of these courses allows students to progress onto a variety of courses, work or training.

COURSES AVAILABLE - Introduction to Care - Introduction to Construction - Introduction to Hair & Beauty - Introduction to Land Based Study/ Horticulture - Introduction to Motor Vehicle - Introduction to Sport - Trade Tasters - Tailored to Learner - Pre-Apprenticeships


The GCSE full-time resit pathway is designed for people who want to retake their GCSEs to improve their grades from foundation to higher. The College is recognised for the specialisms offered in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), therefore the GCSE subjects available are English, Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

GCSEs are a strong foundation to progress onto other courses and employment


For 2014/15 the pathway is being developed to offer subsidiary subjects in History, Geography and Business Studies. The programme is offered at Beeston and is delivered as a compact 3-day course. With successful completion of the course, learners will then be in a position to progress to Level 3 at Central College Nottingham.

COURSES AVAILABLE - GCSE Resit Biology - GCSE Resit Chemistry - GCSE Resit English - GCSE Resit Maths - GCSE Resit Physics


Whether you want to work with young children or adults with disabilities, health problems, or needing other types of support, our health and social care courses will give you the knowledge and experience to forge a career in the growing care sector. The care team offers education and training in early years and health and social care in conjunction with local employers. If you are already employed in this sector, don’t forget that improving your qualifications will improve your job prospects.


Most courses include work experience and we have extensive links with local schools, nurseries, hospitals, voluntary organisations and care homes. Most of our students gain employment after completing their course or successfully progress onto Higher Education. All teaching staff have an extensive range of experience in the Health, Social Care and Early Years sectors and offer a supportive learning environment.

Courses take place at our Beeston, City Centre, Stapleford and West Bridgford centres. COURSES AVAILABLE

The College has extensive links with local schools, nurseries, hospitals, voluntary organisations and care homes

- Introduction to Care - Health and Social Care - Apprenticeships



At Central College Nottingham you have a right to be treated with respect and dignity during your time with us as a learner, member of staff, visitor or service user. To achieve this the College will endeavour to ensure that you are not treated less favourably because of your age, disability, gender, gender identity, parental or marital status, race or nationality, religion or belief, sexual orientation, trade union activity or any unrelated criminal convictions. Central College Nottingham is proud of, and values the contributions made by the rich diversity of all who work and learn here. It is our aim to provide an inclusive working and learning environment where everyone in the College community is fully respected and supported.


Central College Nottingham is committed to the safeguarding of all the members of its community. We have a statutory and moral duty to ensure that we protect against harm and/or abuse and promote the welfare of our young people and vulnerable adults when they are receiving education and training at the College.


Whether you are looking for a general interest or leisure course, professional qualifications or a further or higher education programme, College staff can help you decide on the right course for you. You can discuss your career prospects or interests with one of the College’s Advisors. A course tutor will be able to help with course specific queries. Contact Student Services for more information: 0115 914 6414


The College has invested substantial financial resources into the development of Information Technology suites at all of our centres. The College has both PC and Apple mac workstations and networks. We provide a wide range of applications, computer aided learning software and industry standard packages. Access to IT facilities, the internet and email services are available to all students upon completion of an inductiontraining package.


Many academic and vocational qualifications are only indicators of an individual’s ability in a specific specialist area, whereas Functional Skills are the generic skills of English, Maths and ICT that are important in everything that we do: • at school • at college • at work • at home • in preparing for university Our aim is to ensure that you have a level 2 qualification in both Maths and English when you move on to employment or higher education. If you have not previously achieved GCSE Maths and/or English at A*-C and GCSEs are not really appropriate for you, the more practical, applied Functional Skills will be included in your programme of study up to and including level 2. In a highly competitive world, Functional Skills can be those extra qualifications that tip the balance in your favour when applying for a job or a university place. Functional Skills qualifications are evidence for your CV that you can compete with the best.



We have a large team of specialist tutors and provide a variety of methods of support for students with additional needs. Students with physical disabilities, mobility problems, hearing and sight impairment, dyslexia and other needs can rely on professional and dedicated support. We will endeavour to provide support staff, adapted facilities and specialist equipment at all times.



We delivered 48,672 qualifications in 2012

Former student Helen Richardson won a medal in Hockey at the London 2012 Olympic Games

International Dub-Step DJ Cookie Monsta studied with us

In the last few years students have won 6 awards at the Nottingham Creative Awards

We trained 4,500 Apprentices in 2012

As part of our Balls to Poverty programme we have taken 26,000 footballs to South Africa

We were awarded the Queens Anniversary Award for our Balls to Poverty Project

We work closely with car manufacturers Honda, Kia and Toyota

The first college in the region to be awarded the prestigious ‘STEM’ assured status

Our students and staff met Nelson Mandela in 2007

Former student Ben Jamie has exhibited his work at the National Portrait Gallery

Winner of the ‘Virgin Holidays 2012 Responsible Tourism Award for Best Engagement with People and Cultures’ for the College’s Travel and Tourism College in The Gambia

In 2012 we delivered training for 2,679 employers

Our Ruddington site facilities played host to the European launch of the Vauxhall Astra car

In 2012 29,963 learners were enrolled with us 0115 914 6414

Further Education Guide 2014/15  

Central College Nottingham Further Education Guide 2014/15