Information for 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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High Pavement Society rewards student success

15/09/2017

Our high achieving A Level students were honoured this week for their outstanding hard work and academic ability at the High Pavement Society Awards.

Well done to our hard working GCSE students!

24/08/2017

More than 1500 Nottingham College GCSE students collected their results today (24th August).

Hard work pays off for our A Level students

18/08/2017

The wait was finally over this week for hundreds of Nottingham College A Level students. More than 900 eager students queued up to collect their results from the College’s High Pavement Sixth Form Academy yesterday 17th August.

Bidding a fond farewell to our Chinese visitors

18/08/2017

270 Chinese delegates, a mixture of students and their teachers from 10 universities across China, took part in our four-week Summer School programme.

Hair and make-up extravaganza

10/08/2017

Talented Hair and Media Make-up trainees wowed an audience of friends, family and industry sponsors, at a special catwalk show and awards presentation.

A Level Results Day 2017

08/08/2017

Results day is just around the corner, so here’s all you need to know about the big day!

Making the most of the Apprenticeship Levy

02/08/2017

With support from Grant Thornton and Freeths, we provided advice and expertise to more than 70 businesses last week at an event about the Apprenticeship Levy...

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.