Nottingham English School

The Nottingham English School (NES) is our English as a Foreign Language department and offers a range of flexible courses, including:

  • General English (Apply here)
  • English Language Summer School (Apply here)
  • IELTS Preparation
  • Special English Language courses
  • University Foundation courses (Intensive English with either Business or Art and Design)

We offer courses to suit all levels and have an experienced team of professionally qualified teachers.

NES is a part of New College Nottingham, which is a UK Home Office Tier4 Sponsor and all of our English courses are British Council Accredited, providing a guarantee of the course quality.

More information on our courses and how to apply for them is below:

General English Course (flexible start dates throughout 2016/17)

The General English programme will help you to improve your grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, speaking and listening. Your teachers will be professionally qualified and highly motivated. They will help you learn English in a positive and enjoyable way. The focus of your lessons will be to develop your communication skills.

Course information:

  • 15 hours per week
  • 9 – 10.30am and 11am – 12.30pm
  • Monday – Friday
  • Maximum 16 students per class
  • Students from many different countries
  • Minimum age 16 years

When you arrive at New College Nottingham you will receive a warm welcome, a language assessment and a full induction to the College and its facilities. We will use the language assessment to place you in the best class for you to improve your English. Find out more or apply here.

IELTS Exam preparation

IELTS exam preparation courses are designed to help you prepare for and achieve the IELTS score you are aiming for. Whether you are looking to take the IELTS test to the meet entry requirements for college or university in the UK or overseas, we deliver a range of preparation courses to suit your needs.
Term dates are the same as the general English course. The costs are £65 per week.

Summer School at NES (June - August 2017)

Our long established and very popular English Summer School Course provides classes for Beginners right through to Advanced Level, alongside a range of social activities. 

  • Develop your English for work, study or pleasure.
  • Maximum 16 students per class.
  • British Council accredited.
  • Study from 2 to 9 weeks with flexible start and end dates.
  • 15 or 21 hours per week.

Find out more or apply here.

How to apply?

If you are interested in applying to do a General English or Summer School course you can apply now by clicking on the banner below.


Please give as much information as possible in the first stage of the application, after which you will be send your login using the details by email to complete your application.

Need help applying?

Please get in touch with our team and we will help you through the process.

Call: (0)115 838 0596

Want to know more about our courses?

Please download our English Language Programme brochure here.

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