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Options for Schools

The 14 – 16 and Schools Team has a long and successful history of working in partnership with local secondary and SEND schools and academies to provide bespoke, discrete courses as well as infill opportunities onto our Post-16 courses for individual Year 11 students.

We work with schools to tailor and design a programme that best fits the needs of a school/​academy and the interests and aptitudes of students.

All of our popular choices for schools and academies are available in the following curriculum areas: Art and Design, Applied Science, Automotive, Business, Catering and Hospitality, Construction, Early Years, Engineering, Hair, Beauty, ICT, Music, Performing Arts, SLDD, Sports and Travel and Tourism.

Due to the nature of the programme, students should display a level of independence.


Progress 8 Qualifications

These courses give students the opportunity to add a vocational dimension to their learning programme and develop employability skills, vocational knowledge and skills whilst still achieving nationally recognised qualifications that count towards your KS4 Progress 8 measures. Courses and qualifications are available in the curriculum areas listed above and delivered by specialist tutors with industry experience.

Year 11 Infill Programme

We offer a number of placements for students in Year 11 looking for a fresh start and the opportunity to undertake an intensive vocational learning programme. Students on these programmes infill into our full-time, post-16 provision and gain vocational knowledge, understanding and skills and work towards nationally recognised qualifications at Level 1 or 2 and gain a range of employability skills. If required, these placements also include English and maths at either Functional Skill or GCSE level depending on a student’s prior learning and knowledge.

The School Links Programme

The Schools Links Programme aims to improve the skills of students who are working below or towards level 1 to both develop practical skills and help with students’ transition to college. The programme offers 2 pathways.

1 – Vocational programmes These consist of a variety of short practical courses to give students an experience of College life. These are available in a number of vocational areas and can be tailored to the interests and abilities of students. These courses are non-accredited however, students do receive a certificate of participation.

2 – Entry Level and Level 1 Courses These accredited courses can be offered across a number of vocational areas including: Life Skills, Household Skills, Sensory, Automotive, Hair and Beauty, Early Years, Art and Design, Construction, ICT and Creative Media.

Find out more about all the courses on offer to school age students and how the 14 – 16 and Schools Team support 14 – 16 year olds at Nottingham College by contacting a member of the team on: 0115 884 2150 or 0115 884 2920.

You can also download a school student application form here.