New Opportunities (GCSEs / Access to FE)

If you have left school without the GCSE results you had hoped for, or have been out of education for some time – don’t worry, it doesn’t mean you won't be able to join us!

Our Access to A-level and Access to FE programmes give you the opportunity to take four or five GCSEs to improve your grade profile, which you can then use as a stepping stone to further study.

There are a range of GCSEs to choose from, so you can keep your options open about what you’d like to study in the future. These include: English, maths, physics, chemistry, biology, science, sociology, history and psychology.

You will study over one year at our ncn City campus, with dedicated teaching staff in a friendly and supportive environment. It is an intensive course which aims to refresh you with the skills you need to achieve grade C or above in particular subjects. Your future is important to us and if you decide to study GCSEs because you have ambitions to continue in education we are here to help every step of the way.

You will also benefit from high-quality careers guidance, as well as individual support sessions with career development coaches who will help to prepare you for your next step, whether that be employment or further study. This service has recently been commended by Ofsted who graded the College as 'Good'.

These courses are perfect if:

-    You have left school without the GCSE results you need to progress and you want re-sit them to improve      your grade profile    
-    You are an adult returning to education, especially if you have been out of education for some time
-    You have been home schooled
-    You are joining us from overseas

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

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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).

VIP launch receives a helping hand from our students

28/04/2017

Our hospitality and catering trainees provided the canapés and hospitality for the launch of the National Justice Museum last week, serving more than 200 guests from across the UK.

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.