Parents

Welcome to ncn's dedicated web pages for parents. Here you'll find information that may help you understand a bit more about college life and help you to keep in touch with us throughout your child's time with us.

Depending on the course level, a student could be with us on a full time course anywhere from one year, to up to three years. During their time with us we endeavour to support them with one to one tuition, a dedicated team of careers coaches and expert teachers who can develop their academic or technical understanding of their chosen course or area of study.

College is a place where young people develop their independence and with it comes an expectation of independent learning. This will inevitably mean private study and homework. Please do all you can to support them during their study and if you have any concerns, don't hesitate to get in touch.

Attendance

Attendance is key too. Unless there's a good reason, we expect 100% attendance in all scheduled classes and tutorials. If for whatever reason, students can't come into college, we need them to tell us in advance by calling our absence line on 0115 9 100 100.

Learning Support

Finally, it's worth us mentioning that the college has an excellent Additional Learning Support team. This team supports students who, for whatever reason, are finding things difficult. They may have a learning or physical disability or may be going through an emotional time. Our ALS team are very proactive at promoting their services to students in college but if you think your son/daughter might need some extra help, please let us know.

Ofsted 

ncn was inspected by Ofsted in December 2015 and in the subsequent report, inspectors graded the College as 'Good'. ncn is now one of the top performing colleges in greater Nottingham with a 'strong emphasis on raising standards'. Inspectors noted that the College has high standards of teaching, learning and assessment with teachers being experts in their subjects. To read the full report, click here.

Parent's Guide

You can also download a copy of our parent's guide here.

Highlights from ncn

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Budding film makers hit the big screen

21/04/2017

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

12/04/2017

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

07/04/2017

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

Talented rappers perform for Prince Harry

23/03/2017

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

13/03/2017

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

09/03/2017

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

08/03/2017

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!

03/03/2017

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

02/03/2017

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

02/03/2017

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

16/02/2017

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

09/02/2017

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

Trainee chefs share their wisdom

12/01/2017

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

Working with Fujitsu to create digital champions

09/12/2016

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