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News: All Your Ques­tions About Col­lege Answered

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It’s been great to get out and about again this sum­mer and we’ve been at lots of events across Not­ting­ham over the past few weeks! We’ve spo­ken to hun­dreds of you about all things Not­ting­ham Col­lege, bust­ed some myths and noticed lots of FAQs too…if you haven’t spot­ted us out and about but are look­ing for some answers, we’ve put them all on one place!

Am I ‘too old’ for college?

No! From appren­tice­ships and Access to HE cours­es to part-time, pro­fes­sion­al and uni­ver­si­ty lev­el cours­es we have options for every­one regard­less of age and pre­vi­ous qual­i­fi­ca­tions. We also offer a range of hob­by cours­es and 1 day taster ses­sions too. In some cas­es, you can study for free!

Cours­es for Adults

Can I undertake an apprenticeship at any age?

Yes! A com­mon mis­con­cep­tion is that appren­tice­ships have an upper age lim­it, but this is very rarely the case! We adver­tise appren­tice­ship vacan­cies through­out the year and you don’t have to wait until Sep­tem­ber to get start­ed.

Is an Appren­tice­ship for me?

Browse our Appren­tice­ship Vacancies 

I’ve just left school, is it too late to apply for this September?

No, we still have spaces left on cours­es and appli­ca­tions are still open.

Find out how to apply 

I’m worried I won’t get the GCSE grades I need for the course I’ve applied for, does this mean I can’t come to college in September?

If your GCSE results aren’t what you expect­ed, it’s impor­tant not to pan­ic! We’re here to help so it’s impor­tant you still come to your enrol­ment appoint­ment so we can dis­cuss all your options with you (there are lots more options than you think). We have places avail­able on a range of cours­es at dif­fer­ent lev­els, with vary­ing entry require­ments (there is even the option to re-sit your GCSEs if you want to).

Enrolling onto cours­es start­ing this year

I don’t want to study A Levels; can I still get into university with a vocational course?

Yes! Our Lev­el 3 voca­tion­al cours­es are equiv­a­lent to A Lev­els, many uni­ver­si­ties accept them as entry require­ments, and they are worth UCAS Tar­iff points. 

If you have a spe­cif­ic uni­ver­si­ty or course in mind, we’d rec­om­mend you do some research to find out their entry require­ments as this will help you make an informed deci­sion on what you’d like to study.

Find out more about how we make you Future Ready

Do you offer careers advice?

Yes we do! We have a ded­i­cat­ed careers team who are com­mit­ted to help­ing you fig­ure out your future options. They’re the experts when it comes to qual­i­fi­ca­tions and the most direct route to your cho­sen future career. You can find out more here.

Careers Advice

I’m about to go into Year 11, is it too soon to be thinking about my options?

It’s nev­er too ear­ly to start think­ing about your future and the choice real­ly is in your hands. You’ll find course infor­ma­tion on our web­site, and we’ll be announc­ing the dates for our next series of open events soon. Keep an eye on our web page or our social media chan­nels to be the first to know.

Open Evenings

Do you offer University Level Courses?

Yes, we do, and many stu­dents are now choos­ing to stay local and save mon­ey by study­ing with us. You can find out more on our Uni­ver­si­ty Cen­tre page and many of our cours­es still have places avail­able for this Sep­tem­ber through clearing.

2022 Clear­ing Courses

Uni­ver­si­ty Lev­el Courses

I’m an adult learner who wants to go to university, but I don’t currently have the qualifications, can you help?

We cer­tain­ly can! We run a series of Access to High­er Edu­ca­tion cours­es that are designed for those aged 19+ who want to go to uni­ver­si­ty. Fund­ing for these cours­es is avail­able and if you use your course to go to uni­ver­si­ty, the bal­ance of your loan for your access course is wiped. 

Access to High­er Edu­ca­tion cours­es

Join us this September

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  • 10th August 2022 (12:00 AM)
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