Why choose ncn?

1. We will deliver.

With the best success rates of any vocational college in the city, a brand new campus in Basford and years of experience, we'll deliver you a qualification which will prepare you for life. 

2. We are the most creative college.

Choose a creative course in the field of art, design and fashion and study at ncn City – otherwise known as the Nottingham School of Art. It’s here that you’ll have access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, get guaranteed access to top artists and institutions in the industry and hone your talents into skills that creative employers are looking for.

3. Love Music & Performance? So do we!

Whether you were born to be on a stage or prefer a role behind the scenes, ncn’s fantastic facilities offer you the very best in music, music technology and performing arts training. Our connections have helped our students gain record deals, play huge festivals, become award-winning producers, and famous actors and dancers. With a centre that’s been doing it well for over 20 years, there’s no better place to train. Don’t take our word for it – it’s official – ncn’s Academy for Music and Performing Arts is in the top three in the whole of the UK for student success!

4. We're the best for media and creative courses!

TV studios, design suites, state-of-the-art equipment and huge creative spaces have helped our media, gaming and digital production courses go from strength to strength. With the best student success rates for media and creative industries training in Nottingham, there’s no better place to be if you’re serious about a career in media, journalism, graphics, illustration, gaming, animation, TV & Film and photography.

5. Our new campus is light years ahead!

Choose a course within our construction academy and learn your craft at ncn’s brand new Basford Hall campus with 15 specialist workshops, science labs and IT suites, giving you the best training in the largest construction training centre in the region.

6. We care.

Study for a career in health and social care and be safe in the knowledge that you’ll be studying within Nottingham’s largest care training academy, with well-connected tutors, guaranteed work placements and an excellent support network around you. So whether you’re looking to move into nursing, childcare, social work, animal care, laboratory work or care for the elderly, ncn has it all.

7. We're not school.

Study A Levels at ncn’s dedicated sixth form centre at High Pavement, in the heart of Nottingham Trent University’s city campus, with tutors who will not rest before seeing you off to your university of choice. It's completely different to school.

78. You'll meet the most important people from the world of hospitality.

Study one of our many courses in catering, tourism and hospitality for top of the range facilities such as our very own Top 10 world-ranked restaurant, guest lectures from the very best names in the industry, and connections with huge hotel, airport, events and restaurant employers.

9. You can learn your trade in a real working environent.

Fancy a career in the hair and beauty industry? Well there’s no better place to train than in one of our professional salons and beauty centres. You’ll train by working with paying customers and with top brands like Dermatologica, L’Oreal and Wella.

10. In to business? We know business!

The professional and support services sector is Nottingham’s fastest growing so choosing to study computing, ICT, business, marketing, finance or Public Services is a very wise choice. We’ve been teaching in these areas for many years and have a fantastic track record in securing our learners jobs and opportunities – you can be one of them.

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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).