Career Pathways

At Nottingham College, we have personalised programmes which are available to young people who are not in education, employment or training.

Our selection of courses are specially designed to help anyone in these situations, with a particular focus on supporting anyone who has left school with no qualifications or low grades.

If you choose us as a place of study, you will have the opportunity to develop personal and social skills, as well as improve qualifications in a highly supportive environment.

You will be fully encouraged along the way as each course has a dedicated tutor and includes regular one-to-one progress reviews.

The courses are individually tailored, allowing you to explore one or more work-related (known as vocational) subject areas of your choice - whilst developing employability, personal and social skills, along with improving your English and Maths.

We offer two career pathway routes. On the mixed vocational taster pathway, you will sample several industry areas and will select your own programme. You will also be able to get a brief introduction to working in areas such as care, retail, sport, business, catering, travel and tourism or construction, which will help you to find an industry that’s right for you.

Or, if you already know what area you’d like to find out more about, you can choose the specific vocational area pathway and start training for your chosen area such as sport, hair and beauty, IT or construction.

The Progress to Level 2 course is aimed at students who have successfully completed a Level 1 vocational qualification but who need additional English and Maths support, before they can progress to a Level 2 course. This course provides you with the opportunity to improve your Functional Skills in English and Maths, whilst learning about employability and work skills. All work on this course is tailored to your individual career route and can also include work experience and Level 2 tasters.

Completion of these courses will enable you to progress onto a variety of course, work or training.

Levels

We offer a variety of Career Pathway courses at Nottingham College from Entry Levels to Level 1.

University Level courses

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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.