Make It Happen

Make your dreams happen at ncn this September 

Get stuck in to anything from cookery to fashion, or science to aviation. 

Whether you want to progress to university, land a great job or start your own business, ncn can help get you there.

With brilliant support from expert teachers, hundreds of courses to suit your talents and a ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted, there really isn’t anywhere better to reach your full potential.

Take the first step towards success and submit your application today.

Lydia Makin – Secured a place from a world-leading university in fine art

“It means everything to me to get into Slade. I’ve worked so hard for it. My art teacher at my secondary school recommended the foundation diploma course at ncn as she thought it would increase my chances of a place. She couldn’t have been more right. Michelle, my tutor, has helped me push the boundaries with my skills and has encouraged me to explore with more abstract and futuristic works, I couldn’t have done it without her support and advice. I’ve also been lucky with my studio space here, it’s been a great place to work, there’s really good ​facilities.”


Jack Pearce – Competed in the Young Chef of the Year Awards 2016

“I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship at World Service, I’ve learnt so much and I get to do something new most days. I enjoy working on the starters, I’m really passionate about being a chef, so learning on the job, whilst doing my apprenticeship has been ideal for me.
After I complete my apprenticeship I'm going to progress to a commis chef here at World Service. One year I hope to get my own Michelin star.”

Natasha Blair – Pieces featured on the Nottingham Fashion Week catwalk

“I’ve been given the chance to be a part of loads of great projects, like Nottingham Fashion Week. That was the first time I‘ve been able to collaborate with other designers and I really enjoyed being able to share creative ideas. I’ve learnt a lot of new techniques and I’m really excited about getting the opportunity to showcase our work. It was brilliant to be able to show my work in such a central location, I never imagined that as students we’d get the exposure that we have.”

Miss Whitley Belle – Entrepreneur and Co-owner of The Little Vintage Beauty Parlour

“It’s been brilliant to put my two talents together. The hairdressing courses that I did gave me my creative passion and helped me to develop a lot my vintage styling skills. Studying business then helped me to believe in myself and realise that I could start my own company. It’s been brilliant to put my two talents together. Since then my business has grown from strength to strength, we’ve even done styles for E4 and royalty. If you have a dream go for it. ncn not only has brilliant facilities, but the staff support you so much and help you personally as well as professionally. It certainly gave me the confidence and knowledge that I needed to get where I am today.”

Harry Winter – Can’t wait to embark on an Aviation Management degree

“I found the course incredibly enjoyable and very relevant to the industry. It’s a great opportunity to have such a reputable aviation organisation linked with the college. My plan is to progress onto an Aviation Management degree and I really feel that this course will get me on the right track and give me the key industry links I need in order to progress.”

Highlights from ncn

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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...

Careers event gets students thinking about their futures


Students and school pupils have been inspired for their futures following the success of our Your Future careers and employability event.

Ruddington Arms chef patron passes on his culinary expertise to students


Mark Anderson of the Michelin Guide listed Ruddington Arms and three of his chefs joined ncn catering students to cook a gourmet five-course meal for the public.

The future’s looking bright for our students


To prepare students for life after college, we’re gearing up for Your Future, a careers event which will see more than 300 student workshops taking place throughout the week (20th-24th February), a host of inspiring guest speakers and the chance for stude

Creative collaboration is put under the spotlight


Music and media students came together this week for the College’s Music Expo.

Trainee chefs share their wisdom


Trainee chefs have been passing on their culinary skills to school pupils during a seafood workshop.

Working with Fujitsu to create digital champions


People in north Nottingham are being invited to become digital champions thanks to a new partnership between ncn and Fujitsu.