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Opportunities for adult learners

You can access GCSE programmes, work-based learning, diplomas, certificates and apprenticeships, as well as Access to University courses, across a number of different subjects.

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Part-time, evening and short courses

We have a selection of part-time, short and evening courses for those looking to update their skills, retrain for a new career or achieve a qualification that will help them to improve on their current role.

Higher Education

Higher Education is achievable thanks to NTU in Mansfield, which offers a range of affordable, flexible university-level courses.

Professional courses

Our professional courses are validated by a number of external bodies including AAT, CIPD, CIPS and CMI.

Community courses

Learn a new skill, language or gain a qualification on one of our community courses. We offer 300+ community courses in over 50 small venues across Mansfield and Ashfield.


We are providing 14 hours of free learning for everyone, irrespective of your employment or benefits status, meaning that there has never been a better time to learn a new skill, improve your existing knowledge or retrain for a different career!

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Why choose West Notts?

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100% A Level pass rate in 2020

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Best A Level provider in Mansfield and Ashfield for student progress*

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction**

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An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area

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£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
**Learner Exit Survey 2017/18
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