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Part-time Voca­tion­al Learning

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. 

Many of our cours­es are avail­able in a range of lev­els, to suit peo­ple with dif­fer­ent lev­els of education.

Assessing and Teacher Training

If you would like to progress your career or take the first steps into teaching and assessing, we offer a range of courses that could help you do just that!

Business, Management and Accounts

We have a range of both online and face-to-face courses in accounting, business, continuing professional development and team leading.

Catering and Food Safety

If you work in catering and want to get a qualification in food safety or catering for people in health and social care settings, we may have just what you are looking for.


Looking to advance your career in IT? We have several part-time courses that might just help you do that.

Continuing Professional Development

Are you ready to boost your career? If you’re interested in a professional qualification or short course to add to your CV, why not browse our range of continuing professional development (CPD) courses?

Early Years and Education

We have a range of online and face-to-face courses that will help you advance your career in the early years and education sector.

Gas Centre

The Gas Centre is based at our Basford campus and gas engineers can gain an initial accreditation or renew their existing accreditation in the gas engineer industry.

Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy

We have a range of hairdressing and beauty therapy qualifications that will help you start in the industry, expand your skills or advance your career. With courses in Barbering, Ladies' Hairdressing, Nails and Beauty, we are sure there will be something for you.

Health and Social Care

If you are interested in learning more about working within health and social care settings or advancing your career within the industry, we have both online and face-to-face courses that will help you.

Science, Nursing and Dental Nursing

Thinking of a career in the science or healthcare sector? Or maybe you want to gain a Level 3 qualification in Dental Nursing.


Part-time GCSEs are held at var­i­ous cam­pus­es around Not­ting­ham both dur­ing the day­time and in the evenings:

  • Eng­lish Language 
  • Math­e­mat­ics

If you have been a UK res­i­dent for 3 years and not already achieved GCSE at Grade C or above, you will not have to pay any tuition fees.

Functional Skills

We have Adult Func­tion­al Skills class­es in both Eng­lish and Maths start­ing through­out the year at var­i­ous locations.

These cours­es devel­op skills of a func­tion­al nature to allow stu­dents to feel more com­fort­able in han­dling every­day Eng­lish and Maths sit­u­a­tions and lead towards a nation­al­ly recog­nised qualification.

Dur­ing the course you will devel­op your skills in Math­e­mat­ics and Eng­lish using prac­ti­cal sit­u­a­tions sup­port­ed by our friend­ly tutors.

We also offer online self-study Func­tion­al Skills courses.

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Student case study: Kory - GCSE English (part-time)

Find out how Kory got on in his part-time evening course.

Student case study: Reza - part-time AAT Accounting

Reza studied as an adult learner, then set up a business