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

Are you looking to study a University Level course? Click here for more information!

Highlights from Nottingham College

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Nottingham College athletes hope to win big at national sporting event

20/04/2018

Nottingham College athletes hope to win big at national AoC sporting event

Collaborating with industry is the perfect recipe

12/04/2018

Don’t miss the chance to be wined and dined by our Hospitality Management students on 26 April when they take charge at Marco Pierre White’s restaurant for one night only.

College rides miles in memory of Mariam

29/03/2018

A special community charity cycle ride for Mariam and her family is taking place this Easter

£30 million approved for College City Hub by D2N2

29/03/2018

The College is pleased to be able to announce that it has secured approval from the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership for their £30m funding towards the City Hub project.

Students' work features in art exhibition

27/03/2018

Art students stage an exhibition to celebrate "This is Nottingham"

Students organise college games for Sport Relief

23/03/2018

Foundation Degree Sport Coaching students put on "Campus Games" this week to raise money for Sport Relief.

A Level students have their sights firmly set on Oxford

15/03/2018

Hard-working A Level students Talia and Oliver have secured places at the prestigious University of Oxford.

College Statement on Student Mariam Moustafa

15/03/2018

Today (Thursday 15 March) the College is shocked and saddened to report the death of 18 year old engineering student Mariam Moustafa following a violent assault in Nottingham City Centre on 20 February.

Charlotte's made-up about her dream career

13/03/2018

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.

Sofia’s career journey is becoming beautiful

09/03/2018

Sofia's apprenticeship career path is steering her in a beautiful direction

Talented graphic designers help launch OWEN Trust

09/03/2018

Design student Dean creates winning OWEN Trust logo, helping to raise awareness about open water safety.

Award winning Ruddington Arms team plan to shake & stir students with Small Plates & Cocktails event

09/03/2018

The Ruddington Arms is collaborating with our Adams Restaurant again for a one-off Small Plates and Cocktails Evening.

Businesses pledge to help young people develop their digital skills

08/03/2018

The College hosted Nottingham's first Digital Skills Summit last week which was attended by more than 50 delegates from local digital businesses.