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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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.

Beauty students receive training using industry-leading product waxu


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


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.

Come along to our Access to Nursing open event


Prospective students interested in pursuing a career in nursing or midwifery can come along to an open event at City (Adams) on Tuesday 5th June, 5-7pm.

Students travel stateside for twice-in-a-life-time experience


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!


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


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


Foundation Art students selected for world class course

Hospitality students prove they have what it takes to make it in the industry


The pressure was on for Hospitality Management students last night, when they took charge at the renowned Marco Pierre White’s restaurant.

Media and Music students showcase their talents


Music and Media students came together last week for the College’s annual Music Industry Week.

Chinese students increase their automotive knowledge with Emtec


Chinese students experience with Emtec drives forward career opportunities

Nottingham College athletes hope to win big at national sporting event


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

Collaborating with industry is the perfect recipe


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.