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College open evening

Thursday 7 February 2019 | 5.30pm - 7:30pm
Derby Road (NG18 5BH)

What to expect

Our college open evenings are designed for those aged 16+ who are looking to take their education further. We offer a number of opportunities from A Levels, to BTECs and apprenticeships, and this is your chance to see what's on offer, get a first glimpse of college life - and even apply on the night! You'll be able to find out everything from course information, to facts about finance, to help you make the right decision for you. 

  • Meet our tutors – they’re passionate about the subjects they teach and are happy to answer your questions!
  • Find your feet – open evenings are a great chance to get to know your bearings and take a good look around.
  • Apply on the night – our friendly staff are on-hand to help you fill out any tricky forms and answer questions.
  • Helps you to make a decision – Undecided about what you’d like to do next? Our careers team are available to speak to as well as tutors and/or current students.
  • Share the experience – Bring along family and friends so they too can get an idea of what life is like at West Notts!

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What's available?

Come along and ask your questions about the various opportunities on offer to you. Subject areas include:

  • A Levels – 15 subjects to choose from 
  • Animal care
  • Business
  • Computer science
  • Construction and building services - for bricklaying, carpentry and joinery, electrical installation, painting and decorating, plastering, plumbing, professional construction studies (architecture, planning, project management, surveying)
  • Creative arts – for art and design, graphic design, film and TV, digital media, music and music technology and performing arts
  • Early years education and care (childcare)
  • Engineering and transport skills – for electrical and mechanical engineering, fabrication and welding, and motor vehicle
  • Foundation studies
  • Hair and beauty
  • Health and social care
  • Hospitality and cookery
  • Public services
  • Sport
  • Travel and tourism


Want to know more about apprenticeships?

An apprenticeship is essentially a real job – as an apprentice you will gain important work experience, receive hands-on training and work towards nationally-recognised qualifications, all whilst earning a weekly wage!

Our subsidiary company, Vision Apprentices, will be on hand to tell you all about apprenticeships and the benefits of being an apprentice and the current vacancies available.

Vision Apprentices specialise in a number of industry sectors including:

  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Hair and beauty
  • Health and social care
  • Hospitality
  • Retail

Access to Higher Education

If you are over 18-years-old, and wanting to progress to university, our Level 3 Access to HE courses are designed to help you unlock new career prospects, and advance onto a university-level course once completed. On the night, our Access to HE tutors will be available to answer any questions you may have and guide you through your options.

If you’re aged over 19 you may even be eligible to apply for the Advanced Learner Loan to help pay for your tuition fees for an Access course. You’ll be able to find out more on the night.  

Higher Education

Did you know we offer university-level courses at college?

With the opening of our new Vision University Centre, we’re offering more university-level courses to more students than ever before – all of which are flexible and can easily be fitted around other commitments. HE programmes on offer include HNCs, HNDs, foundation degrees and full honours degrees. Alongside this, students can choose to study professional courses in accounting, marketing, HR and purchasing and supply, or attend a number of masterclasses.

The new centre provides students with state-of-the-art facilities including modern learning spaces, IT suites, a learning resource centre, a 100-seat lecture theatre and science laboratories. Join us to find out more about Higher Education and our validating universities. 

Careers advice

We appreciate that with all the different educational options available, it can be quite overwhelming for those who haven’t got a clear career goal in mind. As a result, our careers team are happy to provide impartial, informative advice and guidance – helping you to make a decision about your next steps.

Support services

You will also be able to access our support services to ask any questions you may have, such as whether you might be eligible for financial support, how to get to college from home and additional learning support.

Getting here

The Derby Road campus is in close proximity to Mansfield train station. Bus and taxi services are also available. There is ample parking on-site.

Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Derby Road
NG18 5BH

When you arrive

Make your way to the main reception or ground floor entrance where you will be greeted by our friendly staff in red t-shirts who will provide you with an open evening guide and our latest course guide that contains plenty of useful information. The team will be around throughout the night should you need further assistance.

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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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