Nottingham College - what it means for you

ncn and Central College Nottingham have now merged to become Nottingham College which means greater courses, greater facilities and greater opportunities for you.

We are now one of the largest colleges in the UK and we have an ambition to transform the career prospects of young school leavers and adult learners in Nottingham.

Nottingham College is being built on the very best that Central and ncn have to offer and over the coming weeks and months, you’ll be hearing more about how Nottingham College will set itself apart from the colleges that have come before, to offer an improved curriculum, an improved campus environment and experience and increased employment and career opportunities.



For now, you just need to apply to New College Nottingham in the same way as always – you use the course search on this website, select the course(s) you are interested in applying for and complete the online application form. You’ll be invited to enrolment at the end of August, if not before.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for in our course search, then head over to Central’s website for additional study options such as Sport and Engineering as well as additional places in a range of course areas like hair and beauty, aviation, art and design, automotive, construction and much more.

If you’re interested in an apprenticeship, then we can help. We’ve got lots of vacancies currently available in a whole range of industries so why not take a look at our vacancies currently being advertised here.

Find out more about the merger here.

Highlights from ncn

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Dreams come true for Nottingham College theatre students

27/06/2017

For an actor, and especially an actor in training, there is no better, or more prestigious, stage than that of the National Theatre in London.

A celebration of creativity

27/06/2017

From giant cars made from scrap metal, extravagant costume design, moving furniture, and jewellery made from nature; these were just some of the creative pieces displayed as part of the students' End of Year Art and Design Show.

Students gain inspiration from industry

22/06/2017

Students were able to tap into industry knowledge this week as our High Pavement campus opened its doors to careers advisors from local businesses and universities. 

City and Guilds names Nottingham College ‘UK Centre of the Year‘

20/06/2017

Nottingham College was honoured at the City and Guilds Lion Awards last week (15th June), winning the UK Centre of the Year award at a prestigious ceremony held in London’s iconic Kensington Roof Gardens.

Fashion students strut their stuff on the catwalk

16/06/2017

St Mary’s Gate Church became a stunning backdrop for a catwalk fashion show for Nottingham College Fashion students' End of Year catwalk show.

Megan’s artwork reaches new heights

16/06/2017

Talented young artist Megan Cresswell has taken her final college project to a whole new level, literally… 

Ncn and Central College merge to become Nottingham College

08/06/2017

New College Nottingham and Central College Nottingham have today merged to create Nottingham College – set to be one of the largest colleges in the country.

Top chef Alex Bond inspires students with contemporary cuisine

02/06/2017

Michelin-trained chef Alex Bond took time out of his busy schedule last week to work alongside trainee chefs to cook a five-course meal for the public.

Join us for our Aspire summer showcase!

01/06/2017

Our University Centre is holding a special summer showcase at ncn City on 7th June, 4-7.30pm. ‘Aspire’ is an end of year celebration for current HE students, and for those interested in a degree-level course, it’s a great chance to see what ncn has...

ncn alumnus lands lead role in Playhouse production

18/05/2017

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

17/05/2017

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!

11/05/2017

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

11/05/2017

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

04/05/2017

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).