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What we offer

The Schools Team at Nottingham College is dedicated to working in partnership with schools to help young people make informed decisions about their future.

We offer a variety of activities, presentations and workshops, both at the College and in schools, to enable your students to learn more about the range of opportunities available to them. The Schools Team aims to raise aspirations and ensure students are aware of the opportunities available to them in further and higher education, providing a comprehensive service to allow students to make a successful transition.

Activities in School: Interactive Presentations and Workshops

Our service includes presentations and workshops about the following:

Suitable for Year 9, 10 & 11

These presentations focus on what is available post-16, the routes in education and different levels, what courses are available, where you can study, what college is like and how to start thinking about careers. These presentations can be carried out either in lessons or in an assembly.

Suitable for Year 11

A presentation designed to help students understand the college application process.
This can be followed with an application workshop where students can receive hands on help and support whilst making their online application.

• Choosing the right qualification and level

• Our online application process(step by step)

• What information will be required

• Application timeline

• Where to get help with applying

Suitable for Year 9, 10 & 11

A guide to Apprenticeships which explains how to apply, the employers we work with, how training is delivered, the myths behind Apprenticeships and how to be successful in achieving that dream job. These presentations can be carried out either in lessons or in an assembly.

Suitable for Year 10 & 11

A workshop designed to inspire and prepare young people who are about to experience interview situations for the first time. Useful as a standalone tool to boost employability skills and as preparation for mock interview sessions.

• Common interview questions

• Using structured answers

• The importance of body language

• Good and bad examples of an interview

• Top tips for interview success

There are multiple paths into higher education that all have varied durations, our team will provide all the information you need and answer any questions you may have.

Activities at Nottingham College

Held at our Nottingham College campuses across the city, interactive taster sessions give students the opportunity to experience the college setting as well as a chance to go hands on with a range of exciting subjects. If we offer a vocational course in it, students can give it a try. These are available to small groups with similar interests, larger groups or even whole year groups as either a full or half day. Whatever your needs, we can arrange a bespoke day at one or more of our campuses.

We can provide an in-depth campus tour, showing students our fantastic facilities and the comprehensive range of courses available at each campus.

School groups are invited along to participate in an industry-style day where they can find out more about a particular industry sector, for example catering ,construction, sport or hair and beauty . Students can participate in a variety of different workshops during the day, providing them with a fantastic opportunity to have a go at various activities and find out all they need to know about a particular industry

During National Apprenticeship Week the College delivers its annual Apprenticeship & Employability Fair. Sector and industry specialists are available to help students understand the benefits of an apprenticeship and the types of roles, careers and progression opportunities available. A number of activities will be taking place including an information area for employers/training providers and interactive demonstrations.

Feel free to contact us if you would like to arrange an informal chat about the support we can offer to your students in terms of activities and interventions to introduce the options available after leaving school. We are more than happy to either meet at your school or host you at one of our Nottingham College campuses.

To find out more details about how we can support your careers programme please contact our Schools Team.

I just wanted to say a big thank you to you from myself and the Yr11 students. We really appreciate you giving us your time, knowledge and expertise to inspire the students. Hopefully yourself or colleagues will be available to help support our students in the future. 

 — George Spencer Academy (Careers day)

Thanks so much for coming in today, feedback from both sessions has been really positive from staff and I know the students found the sessions very useful. We look forward to having you back in school next year. 

 — The Beckett school (post 16 pathways)