Part-time Adult Learning

Learn, Refresh and Impress

What do you want to achieve this year? Whether you’ve set your mind on a promotion, want to learn a new language or simply want to expand your skills or learn a new hobby – we can help you make it happen.

Make an impact on your career with a professional qualification

Our career courses are designed to give you the specific skills and knowledge you will need to progress into your chosen profession. Whether you’re looking to retrain or wanting to secure a promotion in your current field, our courses are sure to boost your career prospects. To suit all needs and abilities, all of our courses are delivered at different levels.

Career courses on offer include:

  • Accounting
  • Beauty and Holistic Therapy
  • Business Management
  • Care
  • Electrical
  • Health and Social Care
  • Human Resources
  • Sign Language
  • Teaching and Training
  • Welding


Having GCSE qualifications, especially in English and Maths, is becoming more important than ever before. Those without these key qualifications will find it increasing difficult to find employment in today’s competitive job market. Don’t let GCSE qualifications hold you back any longer – enrol today and instantly improve your prospects. Best of all, if you haven’t already achieved English and Maths at grade A*-C at GCSE, you can study them for free! 

Learning in the community

Whatever your reasons for thinking about getting back in to education, we can support you every step of the way at Nottingham College. Our hobby and leisure courses take place out in the community, attracting those who want to meet people, make new friends and discover something about themselves – you’ll feel right at home in our welcoming and friendly environment. 

Most of our hobby and leisure learners find these community courses very appealing as an easy transition back into the classroom. Choose to learn more about:

  • Beauty and Holistic Therapy
  • Computing for Beginners
  • Cookery, Catering and Hospitality
  • Creative Arts and Design
  • ESOL
  • Family History
  • First Aid
  • Languages
  • IELTs
  • Counselling
  • Skills for Life
  • Spiritual Awareness
  • Employability

Highlights from Nottingham College

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College strengthens its international presence with influential China visit


College strengthens its international presence with influential China visit

Tackle the Monday moody blues with Nottingham College


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

College Students Make "Team UK" Squad


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

IMI/College China Visit a Success


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


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


Art students help bolster national body confident retail campaign

Newly formed college proves top level HE excellence


Nottingham College recognised for HE expertise by the QAA

Notts County community project brings football to life for refugee students


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

Sophie's college experience propels exciting photography career


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


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


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


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


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


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.