Supported Learning

Whether you’ve left school with low GCSE grades, have no formal qualifications, or have learning difficulties and/or disabilities, our supported learning programmes have been designed to provide you with all of the support you need to progress through your studies at college.


We make sure that group sizes remain small and we give you loads of support and encouragement to grow your confidence, independence and self-esteem. You can try out lots of different things and get a taste of which direction you’d like your future to take – most of all we want you to progress and achieve your ambitions, make friends and enjoy your time here.


You will be based at Basford Hall which is a brand new state-of-the-art building. Also, many of you will visit the specialised facilities on the other campuses as part of your course or to take part in other opportunities, whilst you are with us. We’ll also support you in achieving your dream ambitions, whether this is progressing to employment, starting an Apprenticeship, or into further and maybe higher education. During your time with us you’ll develop great life skills, employability skills and undertake practical job-related training.

At Basford Hall, we have well-equipped libraries and IT facilities, access to vocational studies and two multi-purpose vehicles which we use for training to promote independent travel. We also have ramps, lifts and induction loops installed at all our major campuses.

Programmes we offer include:

Connects Pathways

Connects Pathway - Entry Level 1
Connects Pathway - Entry Level 2

Adult Enterprise Pathways

Adult Enterprise Pathway - Entry 2
Adult Enterprise Pathway - Entry 3
Adult Enterprise Pathway - Level 1

Entry 2 Pathways

Entry 2 Pathway - Level 1

Entry Links Pathways

Entry Links Pathways - Entry 3

Click on the Browse Courses icon on this page for a full list of courses.

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Students cook up a storm with the help of top Nottingham chef


Nottingham diners were treated to a special five-course tasting menu created by successful local chef Craig Floate last week at our Adams Restaurant.

Nottingham Restaurant & Bar Awards


The final of the Nottingham Restaurant & Bar Awards’ Best Young Talent, Back of House Award, took place at our Adams Restaurant & Brasserie this week (6th November).

Students hit the bullseye with Winmau sponsorship renewal


Young people in Nottingham are being given the opportunity to gain valuable insight into the global darts industry following the renewal of a three-year sponsorship with Winmau, the world’s leading darts brand.

Congratulations to our HE Graduates!


More than 400 Nottingham College Higher Education (HE) students are celebrating their academic success as they graduate today.

Expert chef goes back to where it first began


Successful Nottingham chef, Craig Floate, will be sharing his years of culinary expertise with some of our aspiring chefs on 9th November, when he is set to take over our Adams Restaurant.

Public consultation opens for new £60m Nottingham College campus development


Nottingham College moves a step closer towards its new £60m landmark City Hub campus development with the launch of its public consultation exercise today.

Nottingham College students make over Broadway performers


Broadway musical have been brought to life thanks to eye-catching makeovers created by students at Nottingham College.

Matthew engineers top award


An engineering student from Nottingham College, Matthew Taylor, was crowned “Young Inventor of the Year” at the annual Made in the Midlands business awards on 19 October.

Nottingham College salon joins local businesses for Halloween fun


Families wanting to have “a spooktacular” half term filled with haunting activity can join a special Halloween Trail this week

Uni Fair steers students in the right direction


Students aspiring to further their education attended a mini University Fair at our High Pavement Sixth Form campus this week.

Female Football Open Evening


Nottingham College is holding an open evening on Friday 3 November for young female footballers to find out more about its partnership with Nottingham Forest Ladies FC.

Dance students share the stage with the professionals


Dance students had the opportunity to perform alongside professional dancers on 5th October, at Lakeside Arts, in a show put together by London-based, African contemporary dance company Tavaziva.

High Pavement Society rewards student success


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!


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