Adult Learning

Learn, Refresh and Impress

What do you want to achieve this year? Whether you’ve set your mind on a promotion, want to learn a new language or simply want to expand your skills – we can help you make it happen.


Career courses or learning for fun 

Studying part-time is a rewarding experience - you'll meet likeminded people and achieve something to be proud of.

We have a huge choice of courses, all led by our skilled and friendly team of tutors who will guide you through your studies and help you make the most of your time with us.

These courses start at various times throughout the year and are designed to fit around you. You'll see that they're held at different locations around Nottingham, including ncn’s campuses and venues in your community. 

Time for a change? 

Inside the Adult Course Guide you can find out which sectors we offer apprenticeships in. If you want to hit the ground running in a new career then an apprenticeship could be your perfect way in - you'll learn on the job whilst being paid a wage.

Always wanted to go to university, but lacked the grades to do so? Then one of our Access to Higher Education courses could be your fast-track route to higher level study. Read our inspiring case studies and see if there’s an access course to suit your aspirations.

Download the guide

Our 2016/17 guide features hundreds of great courses to get stuck into. Inside you’ll find everything from accounting to cookery and apprenticeships to creative courses.

So what are you waiting for? Find your perfect course and call our Contact Centre on 0115 9 100 100 to book your place. 

Get inspired and see where a part-time course can take you. 

If you have any questions about funding, course start dates and course requirements then feel to free to give our friendly team a call - 0115 9 100 100. 

Highlights from ncn

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ncn alumnus lands lead role in Playhouse production


Talented actor and former ncn student, Andre Squire, got the chance to perform back in his hometown after landing a lead role in the stage production of The Grapes of Wrath.

Students feel the heat from the kitchen


Our students have shown they have what it takes after impressing Nottingham diners during their Marco Pierre White restaurant takeover.

I declare Creative 122 officially open!


A shop selling creative items made by ncn staff and students was officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Nottingham on 10th May at a special launch event held at our City campus.

Awards success for talented Nottingham students


Creative students from both ncn and Central College were honoured at the 2017 Young Creative Awards on Wednesday 10 May. 

Creative 122 set to open by the Lord Mayor of Nottingham


A shop selling creative items made by ncn staff and students will open to the public on Wednesday 10th May at an official launch event at ncn City (Adams Building).

VIP launch receives a helping hand from our students


Our hospitality and catering trainees provided the canapés and hospitality for the launch of the National Justice Museum last week, serving more than 200 guests from across the UK.

Budding film makers hit the big screen


Young movie makers got the chance to watch a premiere screening of their own short film at Nottingham’s Broadway cinema as part of the BFI Film Academy. 

Get a three-course meal at top Nottingham restaurant for just £25


Don’t miss the chance to be wined and dined by our Hospitality Management students on 26th April when they take charge at Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse Bar & Grill.

Award-winning architects have been appointed to design a campus of the future


Award-winning architects have been appointed to take forward our plan for a ‘hub for skills’.

Talented rappers perform for Prince Harry


Budding rappers, Akil Beale, 17, and Omari Levy-Sterret, 18, got the chance to meet and perform in front of Prince Harry during his recent visit to Nottingham.

SafeGuard donates bullet proof vest to assist students with their training


Our Public Services students are benefiting from new protective armour to use as part of their course, thanks to a generous donation from SafeGuard Armour.

Talking business over tea


For Liam Richmond, manager and owner of Rudyards tea house, an apprentice has been the perfect solution to helping his fledgling business thrive.

Growing business reaps the rewards of an apprentice


Artificial Lawn Fitters UK Ltd employs 17-year-old Emily Johnson as Apprentice Sales Administrator and is looking to take on a further three apprentices.

We're supporting National Apprenticeship Week!


We currently work with more than 600 employers to deliver Apprenticeship programmes to over 1000 apprentices across 40 different sectors. Here's what one of our hospitality employers and his apprentice has to say...