Early Years and Supporting Learning

If you have a natural aptitude for teaching and want to make a difference to young peoples’ lives, Nottingham College is the place for you.

By studying with us, you’ll stay ahead of the competition whilst networking with fellow practitioners and sharing ideas and examples of good practice.

You’ll be taught by industry professionals who have first-hand experience within their field. With a growing demand for qualified practitioners working in the Early Years sector, you’ll be well placed to progress your career when you graduate. In fact, 92% of all students said that their overall experience on the course prepared them well or very well for future employment or further study. (Destinations of Leavers from ncn Higher Education Survey 2012/13) 

At Nottingham College we hold an excellent reputation for childcare with our very own Ofsted Outstanding nursery provision. We also boast extensive links with industry players and childcare providers, as well as being the largest providers of Level 3 Teaching Assistant/Supporting Teaching and Learning qualifications in the East Midlands.

Our students come from a great range of backgrounds and careers, so you’ll have lots of opportunities to share good practice, exchange experiences and learn from each other in our small study groups. You’ll benefit from a great support network whilst on the course. 

Highlights from Nottingham College

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A Level students have their sights firmly set on Oxford


Hard-working A Level students Talia and Oliver have secured places at the prestigious University of Oxford.

College Statement on Student Mariam Moustafa


Today (Thursday 15 March) the College is shocked and saddened to report the death of 18 year old engineering student Mariam Moustafa following a violent assault in Nottingham City Centre on 20 February.

Charlotte's made-up about her dream career


From weddings, proms and fashion shows to theatre productions, TV adverts and even feature films! These are just some of the exciting jobs that talented Charlotte has been working on since graduating from College.

Sofia’s career journey is becoming beautiful


Sofia's apprenticeship career path is steering her in a beautiful direction

Talented graphic designers help launch OWEN Trust


Design student Dean creates winning OWEN Trust logo, helping to raise awareness about open water safety.

Award winning Ruddington Arms team plan to shake & stir students with Small Plates & Cocktails event


The Ruddington Arms is collaborating with our Adams Restaurant again for a one-off Small Plates and Cocktails Evening.

Businesses pledge to help young people develop their digital skills


The College hosted Nottingham's first Digital Skills Summit last week which was attended by more than 50 delegates from local digital businesses.

Students Celebrate the Women of Nottingham


Photography students at Nottingham College have launched a unique campaign to celebrate International Women’s Day today (Thursday 8 March 2018).

College Apprenticeship Fair broadens pupil career horizons


Apprenticeship Fair motivates school learners

Automotive apprenticeship helps motor vehicle enthusiast steam ahead


Auto repair apprenticeship steers Callum in the right direction

Construction apprenticeship helps Ewan build his future


Ewan's apprenticeship helps construct his future

Council give College City Hub development the green light


Plans approved for two new developments as new Broadmarsh area starts to take shape

Charmaine’s community learning experience gives her a fresh start


Charmaine gains her first job through Community Learning Academy

MasterChef finalists inspire culinary stars of the future


Hospitality and Catering students got the chance to work alongside finalists from the BBC 2 cooking show MasterChef: The Professionals today (16th February) as part of a special restaurant takeover.