Supported Learning

At Nottingham College, our Supported Learning team offers courses specially designed to meet the needs of students - aged between 16 and 24 - with a range of additional needs.

Whether you’ve left school with low GCSE grades, have no formal qualifications or have learning difficulties and/or disabilities, our supported learning programmes have been created to provide you with all of the support you need to progress through your studies at college.

We will support you to increase your confidence, self-esteem, self-awareness and independence. You will also improve your personal learning skills and potentially progress onto higher level courses. This could include supported internships, employability or other courses at Nottingham College. Importantly, we develop independent living skills that help support you in your everyday life.

All our programmes include employability, vocational, personal and social development, Maths, English and ICT skills. We have a flexible curriculum to meet the needs of students with higher support needs and ensure having fun and great experiences are compulsory!

Enrichment activities include: residentials within the UK and Europe, supporting environmental projects, outdoor pursuits and sports of all kinds.

Small class sizes and effective, specilaist training and learning support, combined with our ability to recognise and understand your needs, helps all students achieve.

We have specialist resources such as: a sensory room, accessible ICT software and hardware and accessible sports equipment. Whatever your level of need, we will enable you to enjoy your time with us and to succeed.

We have well-equipped libraries and IT facilities, access to vocational studies, as well as multi-purpose vehicles which we use for training to promote independent travel.

Levels

We offer flexible learning programmes, from Pre-entry Level through to Level 1.

Did you know?

We’ve recently opened a new sensory room and our student garden recently had a massive makeover!

Highlights from Nottingham College

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Tackle the Monday moody blues with Nottingham College

15/01/2018

We can help you overcome “the most depressing day of the year!”

College Students Make "Team UK" Squad

11/01/2018

Automotive students selected for "Team UK" squad ahead of international Worldskills event.

IMI/College China Visit a Success

11/01/2018

A delegation from EMTEC Colleges Ltd., the automotive part of Nottingham College, has recently returned from China where they visited a series of colleges and polytechnics on external verification visits.

Jack's enterprising career journey shows he means business

09/01/2018

Former student's journey to pursuing his dream business career began when he set foot inside Nottingham College

College students' creative flair helps bring body positive campaign to life

04/01/2018

Art students help bolster national body confident retail campaign

Newly formed college proves top level HE excellence

20/12/2017

Nottingham College recognised for HE expertise by the QAA

Notts County community project brings football to life for refugee students

19/12/2017

Student refugees and asylum seekers benefit from footie sessions by Notts County FC charity.

Sophie's college experience propels exciting photography career

07/12/2017

Our former student, Sophie Armishaw’s exciting photographic journey began from the very first moment she set foot inside our College’s iconic Adams Building – home to many of our creative courses.

Student’s capturing of royal public engagement gains global recognition

05/12/2017

Foundation Degree Photography student, Harry Starbuck’s creative expertise is “hot off the press” hitting national and global headlines - following his captivating photo of the newly engaged royal couple’s first public appearance.

Young cooks of the future put their skills to the test

01/12/2017

The local final of the national Springboard FutureChef competition took place at the College on the 3rd November, putting the culinary skills of pupils from five Nottingham schools to the test, as they battled it out to cook their way to the next stage of

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Nottingham visit

30/11/2017

Prince Harry is coming to Nottingham with his new fiancée Meghan Markle tomorrow (Friday 1st December) for their first official engagement as a couple.

Nottingham College Apprentice Wins Bronze at Worldskills UK

27/11/2017

A motor-vehicle apprentice from Nottingham College scooped a bronze medal at the Worldskills UK national finals on 18 November.

Students cook up a storm with the help of top Nottingham chef

17/11/2017

Nottingham diners were treated to a special five-course tasting menu created by successful local chef Craig Floate last week at our Adams Restaurant & Brasserie.

Nottingham Restaurant & Bar Awards

10/11/2017

The final of the Nottingham Restaurant & Bar Awards’ Best Young Talent, Back of House Award, took place at our Adams Restaurant & Brasserie this week (6th November), with Phil Tomlinson (College Faculty Area Manager for Catering & Hospitality) as one of t