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FAQs

Want to know the answer to your questions? We are here to put your mind at rest, take a look at our frequently asked questions to get to the answer you need.

Frequently asked questions

  • Is it hard to make friends?

    One of the biggest fears people have about coming to college is that they won’t know anyone. Yes, this might be the case, but there are lots of people that feel this way, which means making friends is easy because everyone is in the same boat. If you don’t believe us, listen to what our students have to say.

  • Is it best to stick to what I know?

    We appreciate that stepping out of your comfort zone can be really difficult for some people, and the decision to leave everything you know behind, can be a really hard one to make. But coming to college really isn’t that scary! Take a look at what our students have to say about leaving school and joining the West Notts family.

  • Will I regret going to college?

    Not only will you be working towards the specialist qualifications you need to excel in your future career, but you will develop a whole range of new skills at college. Which makes coming to West Notts a great decision for our students.

  • Is it too nerve-racking coming to college?

    Not knowing what to expect can make us anxious and on edge, but being nervous about starting college is normal! But within a couple of weeks you will have settled in and feel happier that you are working towards your end goal. Don’t just take our word for it, find out what our students have to say.

  • What's the difference between an A Level and a BTEC?

    We offer both A Levels and BTECs. But which is right for you? Let’s look at both options…

  • How do I use the college buses?

    You will receive a letter through the post towards the end of April explaining the whole process. If you still have questions, take a look at our college bus service FAQs.

  • Do I need to pay for the college bus before my course starts?

    Yes – paying for college buses before you start college is beneficial to you, however, we do have a two week grace period to allow for those who are undecided to make a decision.

  • When do I enrol?

    Each course has a different enrolment date. You will receive a letter detailing when your enrolment date is.

    For further information, take a look at our enrolments dates page.

  • When does college start?

    Monday 3 September is the first day of term. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean this is the first day of your course.

  • What days will I be in college?

    You will find this out at enrolment when you receive your timetable.

  • Do I need to bring anything with me?

    Some courses require you to have specialist equipment/resources. For some courses you may also need safety equipment.

    If you think this affects you, then give us a call on 01623 627191 and ask to be put through to your course area.

  • Is there anything I can get involved with before joining college?

    Yes – take a look at our applicant events to find out more about the latest event and activities for our college applicants.

  • Can I change my course

    Get in touch with us as soon as possible on 01623 627191 to discuss your options.

Not answered your question?

Please don't hestitate to contact us should you require any more information.

01623 627191 ext 8720

learner.engagement@wnc.ac.uk

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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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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