Adult Learning

Learn, Refresh and Impress

What do you want to achieve this year? Whether you’ve set your mind on a promotion, want to learn a new language or simply want to expand your skills – we can help you make it happen.


Career courses or learning for fun 

Studying part-time is a rewarding experience - you'll meet likeminded people and achieve something to be proud of.

We have a huge choice of courses, all led by our skilled and friendly team of tutors who will guide you through your studies and help you make the most of your time with us.

These courses start at various times throughout the year and are designed to fit around you. You'll see that they're held at different locations around Nottingham, including ncn’s campuses and venues in your community. 

Time for a change? 

Inside the Adult Course Guide you can find out which sectors we offer apprenticeships in. If you want to hit the ground running in a new career then an apprenticeship could be your perfect way in - you'll learn on the job whilst being paid a wage.

Always wanted to go to university, but lacked the grades to do so? Then one of our Access to Higher Education courses could be your fast-track route to higher level study. Read our inspiring case studies and see if there’s an access course to suit your aspirations.

Download the guide

Our 2016/17 guide features hundreds of great courses to get stuck into. Inside you’ll find everything from accounting to cookery and apprenticeships to creative courses.

So what are you waiting for? Find your perfect course and call our Contact Centre on 0115 9 100 100 to book your place. 

Get inspired and see where a part-time course can take you. 

If you have any questions about funding, course start dates and course requirements then feel to free to give our friendly team a call - 0115 9 100 100. 

Highlights from ncn

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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.

Top chef Alex Bond inspires students with contemporary cuisine


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!


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


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


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!


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


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


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).