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Community courses

Want to learn a new skill or qualification? Vision West Nottinghamshire College offers short courses across Mansfield and Ashfield. The college works in partnership with 15 local community and voluntary organisations including Disability Nottinghamshire, NIDAS, MIND, Framework, Mansfield District Council and a number of local children’s centres.

With over 250 courses to choose from and subjects including digital photography, drama and acting, beauty techniques, languages, various crafts and mindfulness there really is something for everyone. Courses range in length from a few hours to a number of weeks, and can easily fit around your other commitments.

A list of courses can be found in our community course guide

Download our community course guide

New for 2018 - Home maintenance courses

Find out more about our new home improvement short courses including brickwork, painting and decorating, plastering and plumbing.

Home maintenance courses

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Course Day Time Start Length Cost Venue
Computing for Beginners Thurs 9.45-12.30 25/04/2019 5 £11.00* Mansfield Library
Spreadsheets, Understanding Thurs 6.00- 8.00 25/04/2019 5 £8.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Acting Classes for Adults Thurs 1.00 - 3.00 25/04/2019 5 £8.00* Mansfield Palace Theatre
Complementary Therapies Thurs 10.00- 12.00 25/04/2019 5 £8.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Mixed Media Art Thurs 1.30- 3.30 25/04/2019 5 £8.00* Acacia Centre
Spanish for Holidays Thurs 5.45- 8.00 25/04/2019 5 £9.00* Edwinstowe Community Action Hub
Stress Management with Mindfulness Thurs 6.00- 8.00 25/04/2019 5 £8.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Sewing Home Decorations and Accessories Thurs 1.00- 3.30 25/04/2019 5 £10.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Psychology Thurs 1.00- 3.00 25/04/2019 5 £8.00* Warsop Town Hall
Digital Photography, Next Steps Thurs 6.00- 8.15 25/04/2019 6 £9.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Sewing Crafts Thurs 9.30- 11.30 25/04/2019 7 £8.00* Forest Town Arena
Digital Photography (Advanced) Thurs 1.00- 3.00 25/04/2019 5 £8.00* Edwinstowe Community Action Hub
Sign Language, Introduction Thurs 6.00 - 8.00 25/04/2019 5 £8.00* Tin Hat Centre
Crafts for Parents and Children Thurs 9.15- 11.15 25/04/2019 5 £0.00* Mansfield Primary Academy
Counselling Skills -Understanding the Importance of Self Awareness Fri 10.00 - 12.00 26/04/2019 5 £8.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Computer Basics Fri 1.00- 3.15 26/04/2019 6 £9.00* Heath Community Centre
Card Making for Profits Fri 2.00- 4.00 26/04/2019 7 £8.00* Willingham Court
Photography and Light Room Fri 10.00- 12.00 26/04/2019 5 £8.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Working with Children with Additional Needs Fri 9.15 - 11.15 26/04/2019 5 £8.00* High Oakham Primary (Treetops Day Care)
Manicure, Introduction to Sat 9.00 - 5.00 27/04/2019 1 £28.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Oil Painting, Introduction Mon 12.30-2.30 29/04/2019 5 £8.00* Tin Hat Centre
Opening Doors to Confidence- Building Confidence and Work Mon 1.00- 3.00 29/04/2019 6 £8.00* Warsop Children's Centre
Build on Your Confidence and Self Esteem Mon 10.00 - 12.00 29/04/2019 10 £8.00* Mansfield Library
Jewellery Making Mon 10.00- 12.00 29/04/2019 7 £8.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Pattern Cut & Make Mon 9.30- 11.45 29/04/2019 6 £9.00* Willets Court
Sewing Bee Mon 12.30 - 2.45 29/04/2019 6 £9.00* Willets Court
Family First Aid Workshop Mon 9.00 - 12.00 29/04/2019 1 £0.00* King Edward Primary School
Opening Doors to Employment- Upskilling for Work Wed 9.30 - 11.30 01/05/2019 4 £8.00* Ravensdale Children's Centre
Emergency First Aid Sat 9.00- 5.00 04/05/2019 1 £34.70* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Decoupage Crafts workshop Sat 9.30- 5.00 11/05/2019 1 £28.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Improve Your English Mon 1.00- 3.00 13/05/2019 4 £8.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Home Maintenance- Plumbing Mon 6.00- 8.15 13/05/2019 6 £9.00* WNC Station Park
Home Maintenance, Painting and Decorating Mon 6.00- 8.15 13/05/2019 6 £9.00* WNC Station Park
Introduction to Brickwork Mon 6.00- 8.15 13/05/2019 6 £9.00* WNC Station Park
Working with Children with Additional Needs Mon 9.15 - 11.15 13/05/2019 5 £8.00* King Edward Primary School
Maths, Next Steps Wed 10.00 - 12.00 15/05/2019 6 £8.00* Mansfield Library
Emergency First Aid Sat 9.00 - 5.00 18/05/2019 1 £34.70* Tin Hat Centre
Initial Assessments - English and Maths Tues 9.00-12.00 21/05/2019 1 £0.00* Mansfield Library
Save a Baby's Life Tues 1.00- 3.00 21/05/2019 1 £0.00* Tuxford Children's Centre
Family First Aid Workshop Mon 9.00 - 12.00 03/06/2019 1 £12.00* Crescent Primary School
Archaeology & Ancient Egypt Mon 1.00- 3.00 03/06/2019 6 £8.00* Selston Parish Hall
German, Next Steps Mon 6.00- 8.00 03/06/2019 7 £8.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Improve Your Maths Tues 1.00-4.00 04/06/2019 7 £12.00* Mansfield Library
Computing for Beginners Tues 9.30-12.00 04/06/2019 6 £10.00* Mansfield Library
Family Pilates & Yoga Tues 1.00- 3.00 04/06/2019 6 £8.00* Tuxford Court
Floristry- Summer Flower Arranging Tues 5.45- 8.00 04/06/2019 6 £9.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Managing Children's Behaviour Tues 5.45- 8.00 04/06/2019 6 £9.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Digital Photography, Next Steps Tues 6.00- 8.15 04/06/2019 6 £9.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Making Your Own Bags Tues 9.30- 11.45 04/06/2019 6 £9.00* Selston Parish Hall
Child Psychology, Introduction Tues 9.15 - 11.15 04/06/2019 6 £8.00* Farmilo Primary School
Volunteering Wed 9.30- 11.30 05/06/2019 6 £8.00* Mansfield Woodhouse Children's Centre
Summer Flowers Wed 10.00-12.15 05/06/2019 6 £8.00* Tin Hat Centre
Summer Flowers Wed 6.00 - 8.00 05/06/2019 6 £8.00* Tin Hat Centre
Painting & Drawing Wed 5.45- 8.00 05/06/2019 6 £9.00* Acacia Centre
Painting & Drawing Wed 5.45- 8.00 05/06/2019 6 £9.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Exploring Language Barriers Wed 10.00 - 12.00 05/06/2019 7 £8.00* Mansfield Library
Reading and Writing Wed 12.30 - 2.30 05/06/2019 7 £8.00* Mansfield Library
French for Holidays Wed 5.45- 8.00 05/06/2019 6 £9.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Opening Doors to Confidence Wed 1.00- 3.00 05/06/2019 6 £0.00* Hucknall Children's Centre
Archaeology, Introduction to Wed 5.45- 8.00 05/06/2019 6 £9.00* Edwinstowe Community Action Hub
Improve Your English Thurs 1.00-4.00 06/06/2019 7 £12.00* Mansfield Library
A Beginners Guide to Spreadsheets Thurs 9.45-12.30 06/06/2019 5 £11.00* Mansfield Library
Acting Classes for Adults Thurs 1.00 - 3.00 06/06/2019 6 £8.00* Mansfield Palace Theatre
Aromatherapy Thurs 1.00- 3.15 06/06/2019 6 £9.00* Acacia Centre
Spanish for Holidays Thurs 5.45- 8.00 06/06/2019 6 £9.00* Joseph Whitaker School
Digital Photography, Next Steps Thurs 9.45- 12.00 06/06/2019 6 £9.00* Acacia Centre
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Thurs 5.45- 8.00 06/06/2019 6 £9.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Digital Photography, Advanced Thurs 6.00- 8.15 06/06/2019 6 £9.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Jewellery Making Thurs 1.00- 3.15 06/06/2019 6 £9.00* Warsop Town Hall
Sewing Skills Thurs 1.00- 3.30 06/06/2019 6 £10.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Autism Awareness Thurs 9.30- 11.30 06/06/2019 5 £8.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Counselling, Introduction to Fri 10.00 - 12.00 07/06/2019 6 £8.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
L3 First Aid at Work (RQF) Requalification Mon/Tues 9.00- 4.30 10/06/2019 1 £115.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Floristry Skills- Summer Flower Arranging Tues 9.15- 11.30 11/06/2019 6 £9.00* Acacia Centre
Emergency First Aid Sat 9.00- 5.00 15/06/2019 1 £34.70* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Improve Your English Mon 12.45- 3.00 17/06/2019 6 £9.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Introduction to Positive Psychology Mon 9.30 - 11.30 17/06/2019 5 £8.00* Mansfield Library
Level 2 Food Safety Tues 9.00- 4.00 18/06/2019 1 £24.00* All Saints Centre
Emergency First Aid Fri 9.00- 5.00 21/06/2019 1 £34.70* Park Road Resource Centre
Oil Painting, Next Steps Mon 12.30-2.30 24/06/2019 5 £8.00* Tin Hat Centre
L3 First Aid at Work (RQF) We/Thu/Fri 9.00- 4.30 10/07/2019 1 £145.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Emergency First Aid Mon 9.00- 5.00 15/07/2019 1 £34.70* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Save a Baby's Life Tues 9.30- 11.30 23/07/2019 1 £0.00* Ollerton Children's Centre
Save a Baby's Life (Baby Heart) Wed 9.30- 11.30 24/07/2019 1 £0.00* Mansfield Woodhouse Children's Centre


FAQs

  • How do I book?

    Booking onto a course is easy! Just call the number stated in the contact details to book your place. Remember to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Sometimes, a course may be cancelled due to low numbers, so do make sure you book early to let us know if you’re interested.

    Enrolment takes place during the first session of the course. If you cannot attend, contact the community team on 0808 100 3646.

  • Refunds

    If a course is cancelled by Vision West Nottinghamshire College due to low numbers, any student who has paid their fees in full at the start of the course will receive a refund for the weeks which have been cancelled. If a student withdraws from a course, the standard college refunds policy will apply.

  • How much will it cost?

    Many of the courses are funded by the Community Learning and Skills Service (CLaSS) and incur an hourly fee of £2.90 as a contribution towards learning costs. Fees can be paid in full during your first session, or you can pay weekly as you attend.

    Some courses will require students to purchase additional resources for their course including materials and workbooks – please ask for further details when booking onto your course.

  • Discounted fees

    If you are in receipt of a means-tested benefit you are entitled to a 100% reduction in tuition fees. Valid benefit documents must be produced at the time of enrolment (during the first session of your course).

    Benefits which qualify include:

    • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (not contribution-based)
    • Housing or Council Tax Benefit (not single person’s allowance)
    • Employment Support Allowance
    • Income Support
    • Incapacity Benefit
    • Working Tax Credit
    • Pension Credit (not savings credit)
    • Unwaged dependents of those in receipt of the above benefits. All benefits claimants will be required to prove evident of their benefits to qualify for fee remission.
  • What do I need to bring with me?

    At your first session, you will need to bring one of the following forms of identification:

    • Passport
    • Driving licence
    • ID card or other national ID
    • National Insurance Number
    • Benefits documentation
    • Exam certificate
    • Bank/credit/debit card

    This will enable us to provide you with your Unique Learner Number (ULN) when you complete your enrolment form. If you qualify for a 100% reduction in tuition fees, don’t forget to bring your current benefit(s) documents with you.

Find out more

Call us to speak to a member of our team. Alternatively, visit our Facebook page

0808 100 3646

Why choose West Notts?

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100% A Level pass rate in 2018

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