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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.

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!

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

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Download a course guide

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