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Bringing learning to your laptop

For many years the adult and community learning team at West Nottinghamshire College has been bringing learning to your doorstep, delivering its range of courses in over 50 venues across Mansfield and Ashfield. Our face-to-face courses are still continuing in safe, socially-distanced classrooms at our Chesterfield Road and Derby Road sites in Mansfield. But we’re now bringing learning even closer to you with our new range of online courses. So you can study from the comfort of your own home!

As a response to the current national lockdown and to provide additional learning opportunities to adults aged 19+ affected by Covid-19, we are offering a range of online learning opportunities. If you are struggling with your mental health, been furloughed or made redundant or simply want to expand your knowledge of a new subject or retrain for a change of direction, then these courses will help you!

The courses are currently all knowledge-based (not certificated by an awarding organisation), providing you with an ideal starting point for progressing onto a qualification at a later date.

All the courses listed below are completely free until Monday 30 November 2020.

All you need to do is contact and we’ll send you an electronic enrolment form to complete and return.

Once we have received the enrolment form you’ll be sent details on how to access the online training.

It's that simple!

Personal development courses

These courses will take a few hours to complete and will provide you with lots of knowledge and understanding about a wide range of subjects.

Business, leadership and management
  • Conflict Management
  • Discipline in the Workplace
  • Leading and Motivating a Team
  • Organising and Delegating
  • Performance Management
  • Planning and Allocating Work
  • Solving Problems and Making Decisions
  • Stress Management
  • Understanding Leadership.
Health and safety
  • COSHH Risk Assessment
  • Fire Safety Principles
  • Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Manual Handling Safety at Work.
Health and wellbeing
  • Explore the Principles of Healthy Eating
  • Principles of Weight Management
  • Understand the Principles of Exercise and Fitness.
Health and social care
  • Alcohol Awareness
  • Dementia Awareness
  • Safeguarding Adults and Children
  • Awareness of Substance Misuse
  • Understanding Anxiety
  • Understanding Depression
  • Understanding Eating Disorders
  • Understanding Stress
  • Mental Health Awareness.
Retail and hospitality
  • Prepare to Deliver Excellent Customer Service
Personal development and employability
  • Personal Money Management
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Understanding Equality and Diversity.

Employability courses

These courses will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the underpinning knowledge required to progress onto an accredited qualification at a later date.

If you are thinking of working in one of the sectors shown below, or simply want to broaden your knowledge, then these courses are an ideal starting point.

Business and management
  • Introduction to Principles of Business Administration
  • Introduction to Principles of Customer Service
  • Introduction to Principles of Team Leading
  • Introduction to Lean Organisation Management Techniques
  • Introduction to Leadership and Management.
Childcare and education
  • Introduction to Awareness of Bullying in Children and Young People
  • Introduction to Behaviour that Challenges in Children
  • Introduction to Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health.
Health and safety
  • Introduction to Health and Safety in a Construction Environment
Personal development and employability
  • Introduction to Equality and Diversity
  • Introduction to IT User Skills
  • Introduction to Principles for Digital Skills.
Health and social care
  • Introduction to Mental Health Awareness
  • Introduction to Awareness of Mental Health Problems
  • Introduction to Information, Advice and Guidance
  • Introduction to Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Introduction to Working with Individuals with Learning Difficulties
  • Introduction to Understanding Autism
  • Introduction to Understanding Challenging Behaviour
  • Introduction to Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care
  • Introduction to Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties

Why choose West Notts?

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100% A Level pass rate in 2020

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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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