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!
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?
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.