At Nottingham College, our Supported Learning team offers courses specially designed to meet the needs of students - aged between 16 and 24 - with a range of additional needs.
Whether you’ve left school with low GCSE grades, have no formal qualifications or have learning difficulties and/or disabilities, our supported learning programmes have been created to provide you with all of the support you need to progress through your studies at college.
We will support you to increase your confidence, self-esteem, self-awareness and independence. You will also improve your personal learning skills and potentially progress onto higher level courses. This could include supported internships, employability or other courses at Nottingham College. Importantly, we develop independent living skills that help support you in your everyday life.
All our programmes include employability, vocational, personal and social development, Maths, English and ICT skills. We have a flexible curriculum to meet the needs of students with higher support needs and ensure having fun and great experiences are compulsory!
Enrichment activities include: residentials within the UK and Europe, supporting environmental projects, outdoor pursuits and sports of all kinds.
Small class sizes and effective, specilaist training and learning support, combined with our ability to recognise and understand your needs, helps all students achieve.
We have specialist resources such as: a sensory room, accessible ICT software and hardware and accessible sports equipment. Whatever your level of need, we will enable you to enjoy your time with us and to succeed.
We have well-equipped libraries and IT facilities, access to vocational studies, as well as multi-purpose vehicles which we use for training to promote independent travel.
We offer flexible learning programmes, from Pre-Entry Level through to Level 1.
- We’ve recently opened a new sensory room and our student garden recently had a massive makeover!
- We also offer Supported Internships to get you into the world of work. You can find out more about Supported Internships here!
Not sure what you'd like to study?
Are you interested in Supported Learning but not sure which course is right for you? You can receive Careers Advice before you decide which course is best for you! Apply through our Application Portal using the link below and our Careers Advisors will help you find the perfect course that's suited to you!Apply for Careers Advice
If you have mild learning difficulties and/or disabilities and enjoy preparing and cooking food and you’d like to explore a career in the catering industry in a supportive environment, then this course could be perfect for you.
The Supported Internship is an exciting opportunity to gain realistic employment and training.
If you have moderate learning difficulties and/or disabilities and would like a supportive programme, which teaches you a range of valuable skills for everyday life and independent living, then this course could suit you.
If you have moderate learning difficulties and/or disabilities and would like a supportive programme, which teaches you a range of valuable skills for everyday life and independent living, then this course could be just what you are looking for.
If you have mild learning difficulties and/or disabilities and would like to learn a range of skills including employability in a supportive environment, then this course could be perfect for you.
If you have higher functioning autism/aspergers syndrome and think you are ready to move onto a Level 1 course, this will aid the transition between school and college and help you adjust to the changes involved.
If you are on the milestone continuum 5 to 8 with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and have high support needs, this course could help improve your confidence and independent living skills.
If you are on the milestone continuum 1 to 4 with significant high support needs, this programme covers the basics of communication and helps to prepare you for life, in our multi-sensory environment.
Duncan loves College and he's come on in leaps and bounds this year. I can't praise Dee Edwards at Nottingham College enough for all she's done for Duncan, and the support and communication which I need and appreciate.Linda Jones Duncan's mum