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The Pre-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.

Programmes

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 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 taster programmes These con­sist of a vari­ety of short prac­ti­cal taster cours­es to give stu­dents an expe­ri­ence of Col­lege life. Tasters 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 Pre-16 and Schools Team sup­port 14 – 16 year olds at Not­ting­ham Col­lege by con­tact­ing a mem­ber of the team on: 0115 912 5502 ext 3511

You can also down­load a school stu­dent appli­ca­tion form here.