British Values

Nottingham College is positively committed to creating an inclusive environment which is free from discrimination and where there is mutual respect and equality for all.

The College is dedicated to promoting values which help to develop a strong sense of community and social and moral responsibility by:

Creating environments which are free from discrimination, intolerance, and hate
Challenging prejudice and stereotyping
Strengthening relationships by enabling and understanding of people and communities beyond our own immediate experience
Allowing people to be who they are without prejudice
Ensuring students understand the importance of respect and leave the college fully prepared to live and work in modern Britain and the world as responsible citizens.

The Department of Education has published guidance on promoting British values in education. British values are defined as:

Democracy

Everyone has a role in influencing decision making, at national, local and community level. At Nottingham College this could include students exercising their democratic influence through forums, student council, or feedback mechanisms. Students have influence for example on which charities to support, or on developing procedures to improve their experience whilst at College.

The Rule of Law

This relates to an understanding of the importance of having laws and the consequence of breaking them, accepting that no one is above the law. It is about individuals having an understanding of their rights and responsibilities, as students, employees, consumers, service users and citizens in society. At Nottingham College this could include encouraging students to accept responsibility for their behaviour; enabling them to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of the country.

Individual Liberty

This relates to rights and responsibilities as citizens; the right to act, believe and express oneself in a manner of one’s own choosing. This requires an understanding of the balance between freedom of speech and expression and the potential negative impact on others. At College, this could include enabling students to understand the impact of their own behaviour on others and encouraging students to become responsible individuals who actively participate in their own development.

Mutual Respect and Tolerance for Others (such as people who hold different faiths)

These values underpin the work we do and are promoted through our systems, practices and procedures and all aspects of the student journey.


 

Highlights from Nottingham College

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Students kick-start the new year with their Freshers' Fair

20/09/2018

More than 2000 students flocked to Nottingham College’s beach-themed Freshers’ Fair this month.

College Supports Nottingham Jobs Fair

14/09/2018

Nottingham residents who are out of work or between jobs are invited to join Nottingham City Council, partners and local employers at the Nottingham Jobs Fair which returns to the city this autumn.

Nottingham College awarded for innovative online learning resources

07/09/2018

We have been officially recognised by the Blended Learning Consortium for the positive steps we have taken to develop and improve our online learning resources.

Kia apprentices earn bronze

06/09/2018

Automotive trainees from the Kia Academy Apprentice Programme, have gotten off to a cracking start in their training, with five achieving their Bronze Award Accreditation from Kia, in the space of just a week.

College to Host Young Nottingham Musicians

05/09/2018

Budding young musicians from across the city are invited to enrol in Nottingham Music Service ensembles as the charity enters a new era at a new venue at Nottingham College.

Fun at Freshers’ Fair

05/09/2018

Calling all Nottingham College new starters and current students! Join in the fun at our Freshers' Fair this Friday 7th Sept!

Late Enrolment Event on Saturday 8 September

04/09/2018

Nottingham College is hosting a late enrolment event on Saturday 8 September for people who think they have left it too late to start a college course this year.

Work experience with Barratt and David Wilson Homes

30/08/2018

Leading developers Barratt Homes North Midlands and David Wilson Homes East Midlands will give 65 Nottingham College students work placements.

Sport courses open day tomorrow! (Friday 31st Aug)

30/08/2018

Interested in sport? Find out how you can kick-start your career at Nottingham College’s Sports Open Day

Chinese summer school success

28/08/2018

For the 14th year running we welcomed more than 400 Chinese students to experience Nottingham College and our great city.

A New Era for Education in Nottingham

23/08/2018

Nottingham College unveils a new brand on Thursday 23 August 2018 following the merger of Central College and ncn in June 2017.

Well done to our hard-working GCSE students!

23/08/2018

Hundreds of our GCSE students collected their results from our Maid Marian Way campus today.

Nottingham College GCSE students - how to collect your results

21/08/2018

Current students awaiting GCSE results - here’s all you need to know about collecting results from Maid Marian Way

What next after GCSE results day?

21/08/2018

If you get your GCSE results and need some help with what to do next, read our latest blog post.