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Coronavirus - information for students, apprentices and employers
 
APPLICATIONS

Due to the closure of college we are unable to accept paper applications for our courses. Applications can only be made online.

If you are unable to make an online application, please call 07989315794 or 07957543886 to make your application over the phone.

COLLEGE BUS SERVICE

Due to a reduction in students accessing college, bus services will be restricted on the days that the college is open (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday). The following services will continue to run – bus 10 (morning and evening), bus 4 (morning and evening), bus 12 (morning only including a pick-up at Farm Foods on Oak Tree Lane) and bus 8 (evening only including a drop-off at Farm Foods on Oak Tree Lane).

Special transport will continue to operate. Any student who has been allowed to access college and needs to access a different bus service please contact us on 0800 100 3626 or enquiries@wnc.ac.uk.

Bringing learning to your doorstep

Want to learn a new skill, language 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.

Our courses

With over 250 courses to choose from 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.

Call our community team to book a place 01623 413602.

  • Sage accounts
  • Business administration
  • Card making
  • Chinese and oriental cooking
  • Computers for beginners
  • Confidence building
  • Counselling
  • Digital photography
  • ESOL
  • Exploring language barriers
  • First aid
  • Floristry skills (flower arranging)
  • Food safety
  • French
  • Functional skills (English and maths)
  • Home maintenance
  • Improve your maths
  • IT skills
  • Jewellery making
  • Making bags and cushions
  • Making soft toys
  • Microsoft Office skills
  • Mindfulness
  • Nail skills
  • Overcoming anxiety
  • Painting and drawing
  • Performing arts
  • Sewing bee
  • Sign language
  • Spanish
  • Teaching assistant, introduction
  • Vintage crafts
  • Volunteering
  • Watercolour painting
  • Working in the care sector

A full list of our courses can be found in the latest community and adult course guide.

Download our adult part-time course guide 2020

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Course Day Time Start Length Cost Venue
Emergency First Aid Mon 9.00- 5.00 06/04/2020 1 £38.20* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Easter Family Crafts Wed 9.30- 11.30 08/04/2020 1 £0.00* Mansfield Woodhouse Children's Centre
Easter Family Crafts Thurs 1.00- 3.00 09/04/2020 1 £0.00* Bellamy Children's Centre
Krafty Kids Tues 1.00- 3.00 14/04/2020 1 £0.00* Bellamy Children's Centre
Sewing Crafts Wed 1.00- 3.00 15/04/2020 11 £9.00* Forest Town Arena
Making Wreaths for All Occasions Thurs 9.45- 12.00 16/04/2020 6 £10.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Understanding Shakespeare Sat 9.00-4.30 18/04/2020 1 £31.50* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Wire Jewellery Making Mon 10.00- 12.00 20/04/2020 11 £9.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Summer Flower Arranging Tues 9.15- 11.30 21/04/2020 6 £8.00* Acacia Centre
Spanish for Holidays Tues 6.00- 8.00 21/04/2020 4 £9.00* Venue to be confirmed
Psychology Introduction Tues 6.00- 8.00 21/04/2020 7 £9.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Sage Accounts, Introduction to Tues 5.30 - 7.30 21/04/2020 4 £9.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Family Crafts Tues 9.15- 11.15 21/04/2020 5 £9.00* Farmilo Primary School
Goals and Motivation Tues 9.45- 11.45 21/04/2020 4 £9.00* Forest Town Arena
Art Course- Painting & Drawing Tues 1.00- 3.00 21/04/2020 4 £9.00* Acacia Centre
Sewing Bee Tues 5.45- 8.00 21/04/2020 6 £10.00* Rainworth Village Hall
Spanish, Advanced Tues 5.45 - 7.45 21/04/2020 11 £10.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Pottery, Next Steps Tues 5.45 - 7.45 21/04/2020 11 £10.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Floristry - Flower Arranging, Spring Tues 5.45 - 8.00 21/04/2020 10 £10.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Family First Aid Tues 9.30- 12.00 21/04/2020 3 £0.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Develop your Maths and English Skills Tues 1.00 - 3.45 21/04/2020 5 £12.38* Mansfield Library
Floristry- Summer Flower Arranging Wed 9.45- 12.00 22/04/2020 10 £8.00* Tin Hat Centre
Computing Skills Wed 9.30- 11.30 22/04/2020 4 £9.00* Acacia Centre
Exploring Language Barriers, Further Steps Wed 10- 12.00 22/04/2020 4 £9.00* Mansfield Library
Make Your Own Mixed Media Art Wed 1.00- 3.00 22/04/2020 7 £9.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Paper Crafts Wed 9.00 - 11.00 22/04/2020 4 £9.00* Mansfield Primary Academy
Counselling, Next Steps Wed 5.30 - 7.30 22/04/2020 4 £9.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Archaeology and the Ancient Egyptians Wed 5.45 - 7.45 22/04/2020 4 £10.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Digital Photography, Next Steps Wed 6.00- 8.15 22/04/2020 4 £10.00* Tin Hat Centre
Sewing Skills Wed 9.30- 11.45 22/04/2020 6 £10.00* Warsop Town Hall
Reading and Writing, Skills for Work Wed 12.30 - 2.30 22/04/2020 11 £10.00* Mansfield Library
Making Pottery Wed 9.45- 12.00 22/04/2020 6 £10.00* Rainworth Village Hall
Printmaking Wed 9.45- 12.00 22/04/2020 6 £10.00* Selston Parish Hall
Printmaking, Next Steps Wed 5.45 - 8.30 22/04/2020 5 £12.37* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
ESOL - Reading Wed 5.45 - 8.45 22/04/2020 12 £150.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Confidence Building Thurs 9.00 - 11.00 23/04/2020 4 £9.00* Wainwright Primary Academy
Healthy Lifestyles- Understanding Health & Nutrition Thurs 9.30- 11.30 23/04/2020 4 £9.00* Park Road Resource Centre
IT Skills for Work - Microsoft Office Skills Thurs 9.30 - 11.30 23/04/2020 4 £10.00* Mansfield Library
French Thurs 5.45-7.45 23/04/2020 4 £10.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Flower Arranging Thurs 1.00- 3.15 23/04/2020 6 £10.00* Venue to be confirmed
IT Skills - Developing Microsoft Office Skills Thurs 6.00 - 8.00 23/04/2020 4 £10.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
ESOL - Writing Thurs 5.45 - 8.45 23/04/2020 12 £150.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Family Crafts Fri 9.15- 11.15 24/04/2020 4 £0.00* Intake Farm Primary School
Acting for Adults/Confidence Buiding through Drama Fri 12.45-2.45 24/04/2020 11 £9.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Making Mosaics Fri 1.00- 3.00 24/04/2020 4 £9.00* Park Road Resource Centre
IT Skills for Work - Microsoft Office Skills Fri 9.15 - 11.15 24/04/2020 4 £12.38* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Singing for the Soul Tues 10.30 - 12 28/04/2020 9 £6.75* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Volunteering Wed 9.30- 11.30 29/04/2020 5 £9.00* Mansfield Woodhouse Children's Centre
Mindfulness Thurs 1.00- 3.00 30/04/2020 4 £9.00* Selston Parish Hall
Baby Save a Life Fri 9.00- 11.00 01/05/2020 1 £0.00* Rainworth Children's Centre
Employability Skills/Confidence Building Fri 9.45 - 11.45 01/05/2020 11 £9.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Digital Photography, Professional Techniques Tues 6.00- 8.00 05/05/2020 11 £9.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Digital Photography, Landscapes Sat 9.00-5.00 09/05/2020 1 £31.50* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Food Safety Level 2 Mon 9.00- 5.00 11/05/2020 1 £33.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Decoupage Tues 9.30- 11.45 12/05/2020 10 £10.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Emergency First Aid Fri 9.00- 5.00 15/05/2020 1 £38.20* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Make Your Own Cards Tues 12.45- 3.00 19/05/2020 6 £10.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Arts & Crafts Tues 10.00- 12.00 02/06/2020 7 £9.00* All Saints Centre
Painting Fabrics and Embroidery Tues 9.30- 11.45 02/06/2020 6 £10.00* Venue to be confirmed
Develop you Maths and English for work Tues 1.00-3.45 02/06/2020 5 £12.38* Mansfield Library
Hand Made Crafts Wed 6.00- 8.00 03/06/2020 7 £9.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Exploring Language Barriers Wed 9.45 - 12.00 03/06/2020 6 £10.00* Mansfield Library
Summer Holiday Craft Ideas Wed 9.00 - 11.15 03/06/2020 6 £10.00* Mansfield Primary Academy
Printmaking, Further Steps Wed 5.45 - 8.00 03/06/2020 6 £10.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Improve Your Sewing Skills Thurs 1.00- 3.15 04/06/2020 6 £10.00* Park Road Resource Centre
French, Next Steps Thurs 5.45 - 8.00 04/06/2020 6 £10.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Aromatherapy Thurs 9.45- 12.00 04/06/2020 6 £10.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Sewing Crafts Thurs 9.30- 11.45 04/06/2020 6 £10.00* Acacia Centre
Making Pottery Thurs 1.00- 3.15 04/06/2020 6 £10.00* Venue to be confirmed
Bath Bombs and Beauty Products Fri 10.30- 12.30 05/06/2020 7 £9.00* Park Road Resource Centre
IT Skills for Work - Power Point & Presentations Fri 9.15 - 11.30 05/06/2020 6 £10.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Jewellery Making and Crafts Fri 9.45- 12.00 05/06/2020 6 £10.00* Venue to be confirmed
Emergency First Aid Sat 9.00- 5.00 06/06/2020 1 £38.20* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Making Pottery Wed 9.45- 12.00 10/06/2020 6 £10.00* Selston Parish Hall
Making Prints Wed 9.45- 12.00 10/06/2020 6 £10.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Forensic and Criminal Psychology Tues 6.00- 8.00 16/06/2020 4 £9.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Family First Aid Wed 9.30- 11.30 17/06/2020 5 £0.00* Mansfield Woodhouse Children's Centre
Digital Photography, Street Photography Sat 9.00-5.00 04/07/2020 1 £31.50* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Baby Save a Life Mon 1.00- 3.00 06/07/2020 1 £0.00* Warsop Children's Centre
Paediatric First Aid Mon/Tues 9.00- 4.30 06/07/2020 1 £58.85* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Singing for Happiness Tues 10.30 - 12 07/07/2020 5 £6.75* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Making Cards for Occasions Tues 12.30- 3.00 07/07/2020 3 £11.25* Park Road Resource Centre
First Aid at Work Level 3 Wed,Thu,F 9.00- 4.00 08/07/2020 1 £145.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Emergency First Aid Mon 9.00- 5.00 13/07/2020 1 £38.20* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Emergency First Aid Mon 9.00- 5.00 10/08/2020 1 £38.20* Vision West Nottinghamshire College


FAQs

  • How do I book onto a course?

    Booking onto a course is easy! Just call the number stated in the contact details displayed in the community course guide. 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 01623 413602.

  • 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 £4.50 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 unemployed and in receipt of a means-tested benefit you are entitled to 100% reduction in tuition fees. Valid benefit documents must be produced at the time of enrolment.

    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
    • Universal Credit.

    All benefits claimants will be required to provide evidence of their benefit status to qualify for fee remission.

    Information correct as of August 2019. Please note: Students should be at least 19 years of age to access community courses.

  • 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.

Contact the community team


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Why choose West Notts?

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98.8% A Level pass rate in 2019

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Best A Level provider in Mansfield and Ashfield for student progress*

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction**

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An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area

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£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
**Learner Exit Survey 2017/18
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