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Bringing learning to your doorstep

Whether it’s a desire to find a new hobby or a positive step towards employment, we offer over 250 daytime, evening and weekend courses across Mansfield and Ashfield that are low-cost or completely FREE!


Study for free!

Tuition fees on some of our courses are waived for adults who are aged 19 and over (on 31 August 2023) and are unemployed and in receipt of qualifying benefits, or are employed and earning less than £20,319 per year.

Call our team to find out more 01623 413602.


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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 us to discuss upcoming courses and book your place today, 01623 413602.

Hobbies and interests

A variety of short courses that enable you to explore your interests, socialise or learn something new. Courses include:

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Digital Skills
  • Health and Wellbring
  • Hospitality and Cookery
  • Languages

Employability and personal development

A range of courses that boost essential employability skills. Courses include:


FAQs

  • How much will it cost?

    Most courses are free for adults who are unemployed and in receipt of qualifying benefits, or for adults in employment who earn less than £20,319. Those who don’t qualify will pay an hourly fee of £3.50 as a contribution towards learning costs. Fees can either be paid in full during your first session or 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.

    * Some courses may require payment of fees in advance.

  • How do I book onto a course?

    Booking onto a course is easy! Simply call our team on 01623 413602. 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 team on 01623 413602.

  • Discounted fees

    If you are unemployed and in receipt of a means-tested benefit, or are employed and earning less than £20,319 per year 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 2023. Please note: Students should be at least 19 years of age on 31 August 2023.

  • 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.

  • Refunds

    If a course is cancelled 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.


Learn more

*Accredited courses that have set fees or that might be free (subject to eligibility). Get in touch to find out more, 0808 100 3626.

Why choose West Notts?

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96.2% A Level pass rate in 2022.

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction.**Learner Exit Survey 2019/20

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We offer a flexible and cost-effective travel pass to all students and apprentices.

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We have four campuses each boasting a number of state-of-the-art facilities.

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