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Support and guidance

From study skills and additional learning support to childcare and wellbeing; as an HE student you’ll have access to a number of support and guidance services.

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Study support

At Vision West Nottinghamshire College we provide you with teaching, learning and support that will improve both your skills and confidence.

As one of our HE students, you will have access to a dedicated HE study skills coach, one-to-one support and generic study skills workshops that cover themes including time management, reflective writing, reading for purpose, data analysis and essay planning and writing (held throughout the year).

Maths and statistics with Sigma

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Need help or a refresher in maths? Vision West Nottinghamshire College is one of only two colleges nationally to receive funding from the Sigma network for excellence in mathematics and statistics support.

From one-to-one sessions and support for data analysis and research evaluation, to bespoke support for engineering maths, we are able to offer a wide range of resources to support your maths development within your course, at no cost to you.

Summer School

If you are wondering whether or not you’ll cope with university-level education; if you are returning to study after a long break, or if you want to gain more confidence in university-level coursework, study and assessments, then you will want to book onto our Summer School workshops. Workshops include research skills, referencing, critical thinking and more.

Our experienced tutors will help you in establishing your starting point and potential areas for development, and will guide you through the techniques and strategies to help you progress.

As you begin your course, summer school sessions help you to prepare you for that first day in September – but we don’t stop there. We offer transitional Summer School workshops as you progress to your next years on your programme, to help you properly prepare for the next level of study.

Information on dates and workshop topics are made available during your applicant event.

Contact the HE team for more information:

01623 627191

Additional support

Additional learning support

Vision West Nottinghamshire College has an extensive range of support available to students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.

In Higher Education the funding is applied for via Student Finance England (SFE). Formal diagnosis of additional need is required to enable any application for Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) to be considered, which could include a full educational psychologist report. Early disclosure and application is essential, as it can take several months to get the support you need in place.

If you would like to discuss any disability or a specific need, please contact the additional learning support team:

01623 627191 ext: 8086 or 8391

Find out more about the additional learning support team and whether you are eligible for assistance.

Careers advice

The careers and employability team is made up of fully-qualified and experienced professional advisers, specialising in impartial careers advice and guidance. They provide a drop-in facility and tailored graduate employability sessions, covering topics such as CV and letter writing, job searching, interviews and using recruitment agencies, as well as the student job shop.

Find out more about the careers advice available at college including CV writing, interview preparation and the job shop.


Vision West Nottinghamshire College has a 47-place day nursery for children aged between 6 weeks – 5 years.

Find out more about the childcare facilities available to students at college.

Getting to college

Getting to college couldn’t be easier. HE students are welcome to use the college bus service, which runs via 12 routes across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Find out more about the college bus service.

Health and welfare team

The student health and welfare team provides a range of information, support and specialist services to enhance your student experience, and support you through your studies.

Contact the team:

01623 413334

For further information about the services available to students, visit our dedicated facilities and services page.

Why choose West Notts?

Best college for A Levels value added* in the East Midlands

£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

In the top 10% of all providers nationally for apprenticeships

Second for vocational value added* in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

90% of students move into a positive destination

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
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