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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
Emergency First Aid Thurs 9.00- 5.00 21/02/2019 1 £34.70* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Pattern Cut and Make Mon 9.30- 11.45 25/02/2019 6 £0.00* Willets Court
Sewing Bee Challenge Mon 12.30- 2.45 25/02/2019 6 £0.00* Willets Court
Make Your Own Clothes Mon 6.00- 8.00 25/02/2019 6 £0.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Change Your Life, Next Steps in Self Confidence Mon 9.30-12.00 25/02/2019 5 £10.00* Mansfield Library
Paediatric First Aid Mon/Tues 9.00- 4.30 25/02/2019 1 £60.85* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Mindfulness Mon 1.00- 3.00 25/02/2019 6 £8.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Oil Painting, Next Steps Mon 12.30-2.30 25/02/2019 5 £8.00* Tin Hat Centre
Aromatherapy for Stress and Anxiety Mon 4.15 - 6.15 25/02/2019 6 £8.00* Tin Hat Centre
Card Making Thurs 10.00- 12.00 26/02/2019 7 £0.00* All Saints Centre
Floristry Skills- Spring Flower Arranging Tues 9.15- 11.30 26/02/2019 6 £0.00* Acacia Centre
Fitness - Pilates Tues 1.00 - 2.30 26/02/2019 6 £6.00* Tin Hat Centre
Card Making Tues 12.30- 3.00 26/02/2019 6 £0.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Sewing Bee Tues 6.00- 8.15 26/02/2019 6 £0.00* Rainworth Village Hall
Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Tues 9.30- 11.30 26/02/2019 6 £0.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Sewing Bee Tues 5.45- 8.00 26/02/2019 6 £0.00* Rainworth Village Hall
Child Psychology Tues 5.45- 8.00 26/02/2019 6 £0.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
IT Skills for Work Tues 10.00-12.30 26/02/2019 5 £10.00* Mansfield Library
Improve Your Maths Tues 1.00-4.00 26/02/2019 5 £12.00* Mansfield Library
Positive Psychology Tues 9.30- 11.45 26/02/2019 6 £0.00* Forest Town Arena
Mindfulness and Relaxation Wed 5.45- 8.00 27/02/2019 6 £0.00* Joseph Whitaker School
Exploring Language Barriers Wed 10.00-12.00 27/02/2019 5 £8.00* Mansfield Library
Family First Aid Wed 9.30- 11.30 27/02/2019 6 £8.00* Mansfield Woodhouse Children's Centre
Printmaking Wed 5.45- 6.00 27/02/2019 6 £0.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Improve Your Sewing Skills Wed 9.15- 11.30 27/02/2019 6 £0.00* Warsop Town Hall
French, Improvers Wed 5.45- 8.00 27/02/2019 6 £0.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Reading and Writing Wed 12.30-2.30 27/02/2019 5 £8.00* Mansfield Library
Accounts, Introduction to Sage Wed 5.45- 8.00 27/02/2019 6 £9.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Volunteering Wed 9.30 -11.30 27/02/2019 6 £8.00* Ravensdale Children's Centre
Spanish, Next Steps Wed 5.45 - 8.15 27/02/2019 6 £10.00* St. John's Centre
Computer Basics Wed 9.30- 11.45 27/02/2019 6 £0.00* Acacia Centre
Flower Arranging with a Spring theme Wed 10.00-12.00 27/02/2019 6 £8.00* Tin Hat Centre
Spring Flowers Wed 6.00 - 8.00 27/02/2019 6 £8.00* Tin Hat Centre
Watercolours Wed 1.30- 3.30 27/02/2019 6 £0.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Digital Photography, Advanced Thurs 6.00- 8.00 28/02/2019 6 £8.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Improve Your English Thurs 1.00-4.00 28/02/2019 5 £12.00* Mansfield Library
Computing Next Steps Thurs 9.30-11.30 28/02/2019 6 £8.00* Mansfield Library
Digital Photography, Next Steps Thurs 10.00 - 12.30 28/02/2019 6 £10.00* St. John's Centre
Sign Language Thurs 5.45- 8.00 28/02/2019 6 £0.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Sewing Crafts Thurs 1.00- 3.30 28/02/2019 6 £0.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Making Teddy Bears Thurs 6.00- 8.00 28/02/2019 4 £0.00* Edwinstowe Community Action Hub
Make Your Own Bag and Accessories Thurs 9.30- 11.45 28/02/2019 6 £0.00* Forest Town Arena
Computer Basics- Using Microsoft Office Software Thurs 6.00- 8.15 28/02/2019 6 £0.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Forensic and Criminal Psychology Thurs 5.45- 8.00 28/02/2019 6 £0.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Aromatherapy Thurs 10.00- 12.00 28/02/2019 6 £0.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Acting Classes for Adults Thurs 1.00 - 3.00 28/02/2019 6 £8.00* Mansfield Palace Theatre
Computing, Introduction to Basic Fri 1.00- 3.15 01/03/2019 6 £0.00* Heath Community Centre
Mindfulness for Busy Parents Fri 9.30 - 11.30 01/03/2019 6 £0.00* APTCOO
Card Making Fri 2.00- 4.00 01/03/2019 7 £0.00* Willingham Court
Positive Psychology Mon 9.30- 12.15 04/03/2019 5 £0.00* All Saints Centre
Teaching Assistant, Introduction Mon 1.00- 3.00 04/03/2019 5 £8.00* Warsop Children's Centre
Making Gifts Mon 10.00 - 12.00 04/03/2019 6 £8.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Family Crafts Tues 1.15- 3.15 05/03/2019 5 £0.00* Oak Tree Primary School
Emergency First Aid Tues 9.00 - 5.00 05/03/2019 1 £34.70* St. John's Centre
English - Support your child with their homework Tues 9.15 -11.15 05/03/2019 5 £8.00* Farmilo Primary School
Textile Crafts Wed 1.00- 3.15 06/03/2019 6 £0.00* Forest Town Arena
Sewing Crafts Wed 5.45- 8.00 06/03/2019 6 £0.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Textile Crafts Thurs 6.00- 8.00 07/03/2019 6 £8.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Emergency First Aid Sat 9.00- 5.00 09/03/2019 1 £34.70* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Easter Crafts Mon 9.15 - 11.45 18/03/2019 3 £10.00* Crescent Primary School
Initial Assessments - English and Maths Tues 9.00-12.00 26/03/2019 1 £0.00* Mansfield Library
Craft Creations for Easter Sat 9.30- 5.00 30/03/2019 1 £0.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Aromatherapy workshop Mon 9.00- 5.00 08/04/2019 1 £0.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Digital Photography workshop Sat 9.30- 5.00 13/04/2019 1 £0.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Emergency First Aid Mon 9.00- 5.00 15/04/2019 1 £0.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Printmaking and Drawing Mon 1.00- 3.00 22/04/2019 5 £0.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Pilates Tues 1.00 - 2.30 23/04/2019 5 £6.00* Tin Hat Centre
Improve Your Maths Tues 1.00-4.00 23/04/2019 5 £12.00* Mansfield Library
Dementia Awareness Tues 9.30- 12.15 23/04/2019 5 £0.00* Edwinstowe Community Action Hub
Sociology Tues 6.00- 8.00 23/04/2019 5 £0.00* Edwinstowe Community Action Hub
Mindfulness for Stress and Anxiety Tues 1.00- 3.15 23/04/2019 6 £0.00* Forest Town Arena
Autism Awareness Tues 9.30- 11.30 23/04/2019 5 £0.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Digital Photography, Introduction Tues 6.00- 8.00 23/04/2019 5 £0.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Floristry Skills- Flowers for all Occasions Tues 9.15- 11.30 23/04/2019 6 £0.00* Acacia Centre
Microsoft Office Skills Tues 10.00-12.30 23/04/2019 5 £10.00* Mansfield Library
Pottery Making Tues 5.45- 8.00 23/04/2019 6 £0.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Teaching Assistant, Introduction Tues 9.15 - 11.15 23/04/2019 5 £8.00* Farmilo Primary School
Floristry- Flower Arranging Tues 5.45- 8.00 23/04/2019 6 £0.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Guitar, Learn How to Play Tues 5.45- 6.00 23/04/2019 6 £0.00* All Saints Centre
Archaeology & Ancient Egypt Wed 6.00- 8.00 24/04/2019 5 £0.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Textile Crafts - Title TBC Wed 6.00 - 8.00 24/04/2019 5 £8.00* Tin Hat Centre
Reading and Writing Wed 12.30-2.30 24/04/2019 5 £8.00* Mansfield Library
Exploring Language Barriers Wed 10.00-12.00 24/04/2019 5 £8.00* Mansfield Library
Introduction to Complimentary Therapies Wed 9.15 - 11.15 24/04/2019 5 £8.00* Crescent Primary School
Flowers for all Occasions Wed 10.00-12.00 24/04/2019 5 £8.00* Tin Hat Centre
Mixed Media Art Wed 12.45- 3.30 24/04/2019 5 £0.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Make Your Own Bags Wed 6.00- 8.00 24/04/2019 7 £0.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Spanish for Holidays Wed 12.30- 3.15 24/04/2019 5 £0.00* Edwinstowe Community Action Hub
Upcycling Wed 9.30- 11.30 24/04/2019 5 £0.00* Mansfield Woodhouse Children's Centre
Creative Crafts Wed 1.00- 3.15 24/04/2019 6 £0.00* Forest Town Arena
Complementary Therapies Thurs 10.00- 12.00 25/04/2019 5 £0.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Mixed Media Art Thurs 1.00- 3.00 25/04/2019 5 £0.00* Acacia Centre
Improve Your English Thurs 1.00-4.00 25/04/2019 5 £12.00* Mansfield Library
Improve Your English Thurs 10.00- 12.00 25/04/2019 4 £8.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Stress Management with Mindfulness Thurs 6.00- 8.00 25/04/2019 5 £0.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Digital Photography, Introduction 10.00- 12.00 25/04/2019 5 £0.00* Acacia Centre
Computing for Beginners Thurs 9.30-11.30 25/04/2019 5 £8.00* Mansfield Library
Sewing Home Decorations and Accessories Thurs 1.00- 3.30 25/04/2019 5 £0.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Psychology Thurs 1.00- 3.00 25/04/2019 5 £0.00* Warsop Town Hall
Digital Photography, Next Steps Thurs 6.00- 8.15 25/04/2019 6 £0.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Counselling Skills -Understanding the Importance of Self Awareness Fri 10.00 - 12.00 26/04/2019 5 £8.00* Mansfield Library (Moved to DR262)
Computer Basics Fri 1.00- 3.15 26/04/2019 6 £0.00* Heath Community Centre
Watercolours, Introduction Mon 12.30-2.30 29/04/2019 5 £8.00* Tin Hat Centre
Jewellery Making Mon 10.00- 12.00 29/04/2019 7 £8.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Build on Your Confidence and Self Esteem Mon 9.30 - 12.00 29/04/2019 5 £10.00* Mansfield Library
Opening Doors to Employment- Upskilling for Work Wed 9.30 - 11.30 01/05/2019 4 £8.00* Ravensdale Children's Centre
First Aid for Babies & Children 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 £0.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Decoupage Crafts workshop Sat 9.30- 5.00 11/05/2019 1 £0.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Opening Doors to Confidence- Building Confidence and Work Mon 1.00- 3.00 13/05/2019 5 £8.00* Warsop Children's Centre
Emergency First Aid Sat 9.00 - 5.00 18/05/2019 1 £0.00* Tin Hat Centre
Initial Assessments - English and Maths Tues 9.00-12.00 21/05/2019 1 £0.00* Mansfield Library
Emergency First Aid Fri 9.00- 5.00 31/05/2019 1 £0.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Painting & Drawing Mon 1.00- 3.15 03/06/2019 6 £0.00* Acacia Centre
Archaeology & Ancient Egypt Mon 1.00- 3.00 03/06/2019 6 £0.00* Selston Parish Hall
Family First Aid Workshop Mon 9.00 - 12.00 03/06/2019 1 £12.00* Crescent Primary School
IT Skills for Work Tues 10.00 - 12.00 04/06/2019 7 £8.00* Mansfield Library
Improve Your Maths Tues 1.00-4.00 04/06/2019 7 £12.00* Mansfield Library
Improve your Maths Tues 1.00 - 4.00 04/06/2019 5 £12.00* Mansfield Library
Family Pilates & Yoga Tues 1.00- 3.00 04/06/2019 6 £8.00* Tuxford Court
Digital Photography, Next Steps Tues 6.00- 8.15 04/06/2019 6 £0.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Managing Children's Behaviour Tues 5.45- 8.00 04/06/2019 6 £0.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Floristry- Summer Flower Arranging Tues 5.45- 8.00 04/06/2019 6 £0.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Making Your Own Bags Tues 9.30- 11.45 04/06/2019 0 £0.00* Selston Parish Hall
Improve Your English Tues 9.30- 11.30 04/06/2019 7 £0.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Computing for Beginners Tues 9.30-11.30 04/06/2019 6 £8.00* Mansfield Library
French for Holidays Wed 5.45- 8.00 05/06/2019 6 £0.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Summer Flowers Wed 6.00 - 8.00 05/06/2019 6 £8.00* Tin Hat Centre
Reading and Writing Wed 12.30-2.30 05/06/2019 6 £8.00* Mansfield Library
Exploring Language Barriers Wed 10.00-12.00 05/06/2019 6 £8.00* Mansfield Library
Volunteering Wed 9.30- 11.30 05/06/2019 6 £8.00* Mansfield Woodhouse Children's Centre
Painting & Drawing Wed 5.45- 8.00 05/06/2019 6 £0.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Reading & Writing Wed 12.30 - 2.30 05/06/2019 7 £8.00* Mansfield Library
Summer Flowers Wed 10.00-12.00 05/06/2019 6 £8.00* Tin Hat Centre
Exploring Language Barriers Wed 10.00 - 12.00 05/06/2019 7 £8.00* Mansfield Library
Improve your English Thurs 1.00 - 4.00 06/06/2019 5 £12.00* Mansfield Library
Computing, Next Steps Thurs 9.30 - 11.30 06/06/2019 7 £8.00* Mansfield Library
Aromatherapy Thurs 1.00- 3.15 06/06/2019 6 £0.00* Acacia Centre
Improve Your English Thurs 1.00-4.00 06/06/2019 7 £12.00* Mansfield Library
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Thurs 5.45- 8.00 06/06/2019 6 £0.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
L3 First Aid at Work (RQF) Requalification Thurs/Fri 9.00- 4.30 06/06/2019 1 £115.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Spanish for Holidays Thurs 5.45- 8.00 06/06/2019 6 £0.00* Joseph Whitaker School
Digital Photography, Next Steps 9.45- 12.00 06/06/2019 6 £0.00* Acacia Centre
A Beginners Guide to Spreadsheets Thurs 9.30-11.30 06/06/2019 5 £8.00* Mansfield Library
Digital Photography, Advanced Thurs 6.00- 8.15 06/06/2019 6 £0.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Jewellery Making Thurs 1.00- 3.15 06/06/2019 6 £0.00* Warsop Town Hall
Acting Classes for Adults Thurs 1.00 - 3.00 06/06/2019 6 £8.00* Mansfield Palace Theatre
Counselling, Introduction to Fri 10.00 - 12.00 07/06/2019 6 £8.00* Mansfield Library (Moved to DR038)
Floristry Skills- Summer Flower Arranging Tues 9.15- 11.30 11/06/2019 6 £0.00* Acacia Centre
Emergency First Aid Sat 9.00- 5.00 15/06/2019 1 £0.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Change Your Life, Next Steps in Self Confidence Mon 9.30 - 12.00 17/06/2019 5 £10.00* Mansfield Library
Introduction to Positive Psychology Mon 9.30 - 11.30 17/06/2019 5 £8.00* Mansfield Library
Watercolours, Next Steps Mon 12.30-2.30 24/06/2019 5 £8.00* Tin Hat Centre
Emergency First Aid Mon 9.00- 5.00 08/07/2019 1 £0.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
L3 First Aid at Work (RQF) We/Thu/Fri 9.00- 4.30 10/07/2019 1 £145.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
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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Best A Level provider in Mansfield and Ashfield for student progress*

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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
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