Application Guide

If you're still at school, you may have heard that you will be required to stay in some form of education or training until the age of 18. The good news is you have a whole range of options available; you have the choice to stay in school, go into an Apprenticeship or attend a sixth form centre or college.

Joining a full time course at Nottingham College is easy - you can apply for multiple courses online in a few quick and simple steps. If you are aged 16-18 at the time of your enrolment, your course is absolutely free (there may be additional costs associated with some courses, for example: hairdressing equipment, catering utensils or fees to pay for trips).

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Taking the next step can be a bit daunting, especially if you've been in the same school for most or all of your education. At Nottingham College, we take extra care to help you settle in, meet new people, become familiar with your campus and become aware of all that college has to offer.

At Nottingham College, you will do much more than just study for your course(s). You will spend your time here gaining all the skills that employers look for and you'll have fun enjoying all the extra things that we can offer, that other places can't.

To find out more about studying at Nottingham College and view the course options download a copy of our guide.

Highlights from Nottingham College

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Don’t miss our creative end of year shows!

08/06/2018

 As the academic year draws to a close, the hard work of our talented creative students will be celebrated with an end of year showcase this month, which includes Media, Art and Design, Photography and Fashion.

Trainee chefs gain inspiration from the professionals

01/06/2018

Professional chefs Hira Thakur and Paul Thacker joined budding cooks at the Adams Restaurant for a special Asian-inspired evening. 

Talented students shine at Young Creative Awards

01/06/2018

Creative students are celebrating after winning Fashion and Textiles, Photography, Graphic Design, Film, Music, and Architecture and Design categories at this year’s Nottingham Young Creative Awards.

Spotting the early signs of skin cancer

23/05/2018

To help celebrate Sun Awareness Week, the College teamed up with Skin Cancer charity, Skcin.

The Tale of Robin Hood and the College Carpenters

23/05/2018

Carpentry students are playing a very important part in the up and coming Hoodwinked sculpture trail.

Course Moves 2018

18/05/2018

As part of the College’s ongoing Estates strategy, this summer the college has the opportunity to improve the learner experience and outcomes by moving courses to different sites.

Professional chefs introduce students to Asian-inspired cooking

18/05/2018

Former Nottingham College student, turned award-winning chef, Hira Thakur, is returning to where his training first began, in the College’s commercial restaurant, to support the next generation of budding cooks.

Beauty students receive training using industry-leading product waxu

17/05/2018

Beauty Therapy students receive industry training in preparation for the uptake of waxu into courses from September 2018.

Students start a conversation about mental health

17/05/2018

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week (14th – 20th May), staff and students are embarking on a 17-mile charity ‘walk and talk’ on Friday 18th May, to raise awareness and challenge stigma around mental health.

Students travel stateside for twice-in-a-life-time experience

11/05/2018

Katie and Harry's Camp America work experience had such an impact the first time round, now they're jetting off again!

The Nottingham Motorshow is back!

11/05/2018

From Japanese racing cars to pre-war classics, if you’re a fan of motors, old and new, the annual Nottingham Motorshow is a fantastic event not to be missed.

Trainee chefs put their ‘Hart’s’ and soul into College cook off

03/05/2018

Professional Chefs Diploma students battled it out in the kitchen today, hoping to win the chance to cook alongside Dan Burridge, Head Chef at Hart’s Hotel and Restaurant.

Students’ creativity is set to soar on globally recognised art course

30/04/2018

Foundation Art students selected for world class course

Hospitality students prove they have what it takes to make it in the industry

27/04/2018

The pressure was on for Hospitality Management students last night, when they took charge at the renowned Marco Pierre White’s restaurant.