Why choose ncn?

Located in the vibrant city of Nottingham, with its thriving arts and cultural scene, student-orientated nightlife and multicultural atmosphere, we have a diverse mix of students and a growing portfolio of higher education and professional courses.

Excellent courses and flexible study options

The calibre of our higher education (HE) provision has been recognised by Nottingham Trent University and the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). ncn offers flexible ways of learning on a full or part-time basis with a vocational focus.

Employability

93% of ncn graduates are in employment or further study six months after completing their course (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2014/15). We place a heavy emphasis on the vocational relevance of our courses and in preparing students for the workplace.

Affordability and value for money

We offer a cost-effective solution to studying higher education.

Close-knit learning community

Our HE students particularly appreciate our smaller lecture groups and the regular one-to-one contact they have with tutors. We have dedicated and supportive teaching staff with good industry contacts and support networks.

Location

Nottingham is a fantastic city in which to study with excellent transport links and a student-friendly environment. Its locality offers easy access using good rail and road links.

​Diverse student body

We welcome applications from people of all ages, including mature learners who have no formal qualifications but with relevant industry experience. If you’re unsure about your existing qualifications, please contact our HE team.

Highlights from ncn

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Students cook up a storm with the help of top Nottingham chef

17/11/2017

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

10/11/2017

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

09/11/2017

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!

03/11/2017

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

03/11/2017

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

01/11/2017

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

27/10/2017

Broadway musical have been brought to life thanks to eye-catching makeovers created by students at Nottingham College.

Matthew engineers top award

24/10/2017

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

23/10/2017

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

20/10/2017

Students aspiring to further their education attended a mini University Fair at our High Pavement Sixth Form campus this week.

Female Football Open Evening

17/10/2017

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

13/10/2017

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

15/09/2017

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!

24/08/2017

More than 1500 Nottingham College GCSE students collected their results today (24th August).