The College, Nottingham and the UK

Nottingham College is a vibrant, cosmopolitan college - located in the heart of a great student city.

Our educational history spans many years, combining traditional quality standards with innovative teaching and technology.

Today, successful growth has resulted in the college occupying 10 major sites - three of which are in the city centre and with a further eight spread through the larger Nottingham conurbation area. All of our sites are welcoming, with their own unique atmosphere and each being a great place to meet and make new friends - not just from the UK but from countries worldwide. Find out more about our college campuses here.

Nottingham College has created an excellent learning environment to ensure each and every student has the opportunity to succeed. Our facilities include: on-site Learning Centres offering library services and computer, internet and printing facilities; vocational training workshops; refectories; restaurants and our health and beauty salons.

International students have made Nottingham College (ncn and Central before that) their choice for over thirty years. Today, students study on a range of courses from A level and pre-degree through to Higher Education with our Foundation Degree and BA top-up programmes. See our International courses page for more information.

The International Office has a dedicated team of staff to support students through their UK experience.

Highlights from Nottingham College

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Primary school pupils go to college!


Nottingham College has hosted a science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) day for 60 gifted and talented Year 4 pupils from Nottingham primary schools at its Basford campus.

Music students rock Spain


Twenty students took part in a music tour this summer.

Basford Nursery


Information about the Basford Nursery closure.

School pupils have fin-tastic time at College seafood workshop


Trainee chefs have been passing on their culinary knowledge and newfound fishmongering skills to school pupils during a seafood workshop.

Sporty students ace tennis coaching


More than 2,000 local primary school children benefitted from the coaching skills and experience of Nottingham College sport students at the Nottingham Mini Tennis Schools Festival recently.

Groundbreaking ceremony marks the start of the new City Hub construction


We hosted a groundbreaking ceremony today alongside Wates Construction, D2N2, and Nottingham City Council, to mark the start of construction at the College’s new City Hub.

Aviation students land dream jobs at Swissport


Thirteen Aviation students have begun new jobs at global airline support service company Swissport, as part of the Nottingham College Swissport training academy.

Don’t miss our creative end of year shows!


 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


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


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


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

The Tale of Robin Hood and the College Carpenters


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

Course Moves 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


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.