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Course types explained

  • Full-time courses
    Course length: 1-2 years
    From A Levels to vocational courses including NVQs and BTECs; West Notts offers a wide range of full-time courses for those wanting to develop skills for a specific industry or develop the practical skills needed for employment.
  • Designed for adults returning to education. Courses will help prepare students for higher-level academic study.
  • Evening/part-time/short courses
    Course length: various
    A selection of part-time, short and evening courses for those looking to update their skills, retrain for a new career or achieve a qualification that will help them to improve on their current role.
  • Professional training courses
    Course length: various
    AAT, CIM, CIPD, CIPS, ILM
  • University-level courses
    Course length: 1-3 years (depending on progression)
    HNCs, HNDS, foundation degrees and top-up awards validated by University of Derby, Birmingham City University and Edexcel.
  • Work-based learning
    Course length: various
    A wide number of professional work-based training courses across a number of sectors. Students enrolling on these courses may need significant experience or be already in employment.
  • e-Learning
    Course length: various
    Students can access a number of training opportunities and qualifications, online through the E-learning system.

Why choose West Notts?

Best college for A Levels value added* in the East Midlands

£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

In the top 10% of all providers nationally for apprenticeships

Second for vocational value added* in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

90% of students move into a positive destination

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
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