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
  • Cake Decoration
  • Creative Arts and Design
  • ESOL
  • Family History
  • First Aid
  • Languages
  • Counselling
  • Skills for Life
  • Employability

Highlights from Nottingham College

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Students kick-start the new year with their Freshers' Fair


More than 2000 students flocked to Nottingham College’s beach-themed Freshers’ Fair this month.

College Supports Nottingham Jobs Fair


Nottingham residents who are out of work or between jobs are invited to join Nottingham City Council, partners and local employers at the Nottingham Jobs Fair which returns to the city this autumn.

Nottingham College awarded for innovative online learning resources


We have been officially recognised by the Blended Learning Consortium for the positive steps we have taken to develop and improve our online learning resources.

Kia apprentices earn bronze


Automotive trainees from the Kia Academy Apprentice Programme, have gotten off to a cracking start in their training, with five achieving their Bronze Award Accreditation from Kia, in the space of just a week.

College to Host Young Nottingham Musicians


Budding young musicians from across the city are invited to enrol in Nottingham Music Service ensembles as the charity enters a new era at a new venue at Nottingham College.

Fun at Freshers’ Fair


Calling all Nottingham College new starters and current students! Join in the fun at our Freshers' Fair this Friday 7th Sept!

Late Enrolment Event on Saturday 8 September


Nottingham College is hosting a late enrolment event on Saturday 8 September for people who think they have left it too late to start a college course this year.

Work experience with Barratt and David Wilson Homes


Leading developers Barratt Homes North Midlands and David Wilson Homes East Midlands will give 65 Nottingham College students work placements.

Sport courses open day tomorrow! (Friday 31st Aug)


Interested in sport? Find out how you can kick-start your career at Nottingham College’s Sports Open Day

Chinese summer school success


For the 14th year running we welcomed more than 400 Chinese students to experience Nottingham College and our great city.

A New Era for Education in Nottingham


Nottingham College unveils a new brand on Thursday 23 August 2018 following the merger of Central College and ncn in June 2017.

Well done to our hard-working GCSE students!


Hundreds of our GCSE students collected their results from our Maid Marian Way campus today.

Nottingham College GCSE students - how to collect your results


Current students awaiting GCSE results - here’s all you need to know about collecting results from Maid Marian Way

What next after GCSE results day?


If you get your GCSE results and need some help with what to do next, read our latest blog post.