Public Services

If you would like a challenging yet rewarding career in a uniformed services role within the armed forces, emergency services, security or prison services, you've come to the right place.

At Nottingham College, you’ll receive all the expert knowledge and skills needed to thrive in an exhilarating job of your choice.

Studying any one of our high quality courses means that you will get an outstanding introduction into the skills and disciplines needed to enter your desired profession and make your mark. Our courses focus on active learning, so you’ll develop practical skills, such as orienteering, while improving your personal fitness and taking part in community work.

You'll also have the great opportunity to gain hands-on practical skills and experiences through our courses. Recent examples of activities that our students have got involved in include police riot training and public order training, police role play, training with the army, visits to fire stations and a wide range of outdoor and adventure training.

On top of all this, you’ll learn loads with our teaching staff who have bags of experience. Many are in fact former service men and women, who are passionate about supporting our students to fulfil their career goals. They aim to create realistic experiences on our courses, just like those you’d find when working in the sector.

There’ll also be many opportunities for you to get involved in projects, where you can do things your own way. For example, our uniformed services students lead on the College’s Poppy Appeal each year, as well as taking part in sponsored adventure activities.

If you’re interested in getting fitter whilst having fun, you can also join one of the College’s Sport Academies.

Levels

We offer courses ranging from Level 1 to Level 3 at Nottingham College.

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.