Information for parents

Welcome to Nottingham College’s dedicated pages for parents. Here, you'll find information that may help you understand a bit more about college life and help you to keep in touch with us throughout your child's time with us.

Depending on the course level, a student could be with us on a full time course anywhere from one year, to up to three years. During their time with us, we endeavour to support them with one to one tuition, a dedicated team of careers coaches and expert teachers who can develop their academic or technical understanding of their chosen course or area of study.

College is a place where young people develop their independence and with it comes an expectation of independent learning. This will inevitably mean private study and homework. Please do all you can to support them during their study and if you have any concerns, don't hesitate to get in touch.

Attendance

Attendance is key too. Unless there's a good reason, we expect 100% attendance in all scheduled classes and tutorials. If for whatever reason, students can't come into college, we need them to tell us in advance by calling our absence line on 0115 9 100 100.

Learning Support

Finally, it's worth us mentioning that the College has an excellent Additional Learning Support team (ALS). This team supports students who, for whatever reason, are finding things difficult. They may have a learning or physical disability or may be going through an emotional time. Our ALS team are very proactive at promoting their services to students in College but if you think your son/daughter might need some extra help, please let us know.

Ofsted 

Nottingham College was recently inspected by Ofsted and in the subsequent report, inspectors graded the College as 'Good'. Nottingham College is now one of the top performing colleges in greater Nottingham with a 'strong emphasis on raising standards'. Inspectors noted that the College has high standards of teaching, learning and assessment with teachers being experts in their subjects.

Parent's Guide

You can also download a copy of our parent's guide here.

Highlights from Nottingham College

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Charlotte's made-up about her dream career

19/01/2018

From weddings, proms and fashion shows to theatre productions, TV adverts and even feature films! These are just some of the exciting jobs that talented Charlotte has been working on since graduating from College.

College strengthens its international presence with influential China visit

18/01/2018

College strengthens its international presence with influential China visit

Tackle the Monday moody blues with Nottingham College

15/01/2018

We can help you overcome “the most depressing day of the year!”

College Students Make "Team UK" Squad

11/01/2018

Automotive students selected for "Team UK" squad ahead of international Worldskills event.

IMI/College China Visit a Success

11/01/2018

A delegation from EMTEC Colleges Ltd., the automotive part of Nottingham College, has recently returned from China where they visited a series of colleges and polytechnics on external verification visits.

Jack's enterprising career journey shows he means business

09/01/2018

Former student's journey to pursuing his dream business career began when he set foot inside Nottingham College

College students' creative flair helps bring body positive campaign to life

04/01/2018

Art students help bolster national body confident retail campaign

Newly formed college proves top level HE excellence

20/12/2017

Nottingham College recognised for HE expertise by the QAA

Notts County community project brings football to life for refugee students

19/12/2017

Student refugees and asylum seekers benefit from footie sessions by Notts County FC charity.

Sophie's college experience propels exciting photography career

07/12/2017

Our former student, Sophie Armishaw’s exciting photographic journey began from the very first moment she set foot inside our College’s iconic Adams Building – home to many of our creative courses.

Student’s capturing of royal public engagement gains global recognition

05/12/2017

Foundation Degree Photography student, Harry Starbuck’s creative expertise is “hot off the press” hitting national and global headlines - following his captivating photo of the newly engaged royal couple’s first public appearance.

Young cooks of the future put their skills to the test

01/12/2017

The local final of the national Springboard FutureChef competition took place at the College on the 3rd November, putting the culinary skills of pupils from five Nottingham schools to the test, as they battled it out to cook their way to the next stage of

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Nottingham visit

30/11/2017

Prince Harry is coming to Nottingham with his new fiancée Meghan Markle tomorrow (Friday 1st December) for their first official engagement as a couple.

Nottingham College Apprentice Wins Bronze at Worldskills UK

27/11/2017

A motor-vehicle apprentice from Nottingham College scooped a bronze medal at the Worldskills UK national finals on 18 November.