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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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).

Hard work pays off for our A Level students


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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‘


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


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


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


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.