The Pathfinder Academy is aimed at providing adults with opportunities to study part-time to improve their skills in maths, English and ESOL (English for Speakers of other languages) as well as provide short taster courses in a variety of subjects out and about with community learning.

We also work with local employers like the NHS and Boots to deliver work related training on work premises to support employers who value their staff and want to update their skills.

You can join a course at any time of the year with our flexible start dates and study at time that suits you - day or evening.

To further improve your employment opportunities we are now offering new ‘employability’ and ‘volunteering’ courses as well as a new ‘Women Returners’ course to provide women who may have been out of the workplace for some time a chance to brush up on their skills in both a classroom setting and on a short work placement in college.

The Family Learning team run Literacy and Numeracy courses for parents in schools across the City and County. They will help improve your skills in a fun and friendly way to enable you to help your children at school, to find out the new methods they are taught and to gain a qualification for yourself.
Ask your child’s school if they are running a Family Learning Group so you can access easy and stress free learning. All Family Learning courses are free of charge.

Our Community Learning team offers an extensive choice of courses and workshops from Asian Bridal Make up to Paediatric First Aid at venues across the city and county. Whether you are looking for a first step back into education or employment or simply want to try something new come and take a look!

Our courses will give you the skills you need to take a first step back in to learning, improve your skills to better your job prospects or even up-skill you to improve your chances of promotion.

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).