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Community courses

Want to learn a new skill or qualification? Vision West Nottinghamshire College offers short courses across Mansfield and Ashfield. The college works in partnership with 15 local community and voluntary organisations including Disability Nottinghamshire, NIDAS, MIND, Framework, Mansfield District Council and a number of local children’s centres.

With over 250 courses to choose from and subjects including digital photography, drama and acting, beauty techniques, languages, various crafts and mindfulness there really is something for everyone. Courses range in length from a few hours to a number of weeks, and can easily fit around your other commitments.

A list of courses can be found in our community course guide

Download our community course guide

New for 2018 - Home maintenance courses

Find out more about our new home improvement short courses including brickwork, painting and decorating, plastering and plumbing.

Home maintenance courses

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Course Day Time Start Length Cost Venue
Save a Baby's Life (Baby Heart) Wed 9.30- 11.30 19/12/2018 1 £0.00* Mansfield Woodhouse Children's Centre
Wire Jewellery Making Mon 9.30 - 12.00 07/01/2019 4 £8.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Oil Painting, Beginners Mon 12.30-2.30 07/01/2019 6 £8.00* Tin Hat Centre
Introduction Complimentary Therapies Mon 4.15 - 6.15 07/01/2019 6 £8.00* Tin Hat Centre
Build on Your Confidence and Self Esteem Mon 10.00-12.00 07/01/2019 5 £8.00* Mansfield Library
Fitness - Yoga Tues 1.00 - 2.30 08/01/2019 6 £6.00* Tin Hat Centre
Power Point & Presentations Tues 9.30 - 12.00 08/01/2019 6 £10.00* Mansfield Library
Digital Photography, Next Steps Tues 6.00- 8.15 08/01/2019 6 £8.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Improve Your Maths Tues 1.00-4.00 08/01/2019 6 £12.00* Mansfield Library
Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Tues 9.30- 11.30 08/01/2019 6 £8.00* Warsop Town Hall
Flower Arranging for Special Occasions Tues 9.30- 11.30 08/01/2019 6 £8.00* Acacia Centre
French, Introduction Wed 6.00- 8.00 09/01/2019 6 £8.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
ESOL - Speaking and Listening Wed 5.45 - 8.45 09/01/2019 12 £150.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Photography, Next Steps Wed 6.00 - 8.00 09/01/2019 6 £8.00* Tin Hat Centre
Decoupage Wed 1.00- 3.30 09/01/2019 6 £10.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Vintage Crafts Wed 6.00- 8.00 09/01/2019 4 £8.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Sewing Bee Wed 9.15- 11.45 09/01/2019 6 £10.00* Warsop Town Hall
Reading and Writing Wed 12.30-2.30 09/01/2019 6 £8.00* Mansfield Library
Exploring Language Barriers Wed 10.00-12.00 09/01/2019 6 £8.00* Mansfield Library
Make Your Own Bag Wed 1.00- 3.30 09/01/2019 4 £8.00* Forest Town Arena
Improve Your English and Maths Wed 9.30- 11.30 09/01/2019 6 £8.00* Ravensdale Children's Centre
Arts & Crafts Thurs 9.30- 12.00 10/01/2019 4 £8.00* Acacia Centre
Pattern Cut & Make Part 2 Thurs 1.00- 3.30 10/01/2019 6 £10.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Forensic/Criminal Psychology Thurs 6.00- 8.00 10/01/2019 6 £8.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Archaeology and Ancient Egypt Thurs 6.00- 8.15 10/01/2019 6 £9.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Pre and Post Natal Exercises Thurs 9.30- 11.00 10/01/2019 6 £6.00* Acacia Centre
Digital Photography, Introduction Thurs 6.00- 8.00 10/01/2019 6 £8.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Computing for Beginners Thurs 9.30-11.30 10/01/2019 6 £8.00* Mansfield Library
Improve Your English Thurs 1.00-4.00 10/01/2019 6 £12.00* Mansfield Library
Pilates, Introduction Thurs 5.00- 6.30 10/01/2019 6 £6.00* Joseph Whitaker School
Patchwork Quilting Thurs 5.30- 8.00 10/01/2019 4 £8.00* Joseph Whitaker School
Spanish, Introduction Thurs 5.30- 8.00 10/01/2019 6 £10.00* Joseph Whitaker School
Arts & Crafts Fri 9.30- 12.00 11/01/2019 4 £8.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Sewing Bee Mon 6.00- 8.00 14/01/2019 5 £8.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Opening Doors to Employment Mon 1.00- 3.00 14/01/2019 4 £8.00* Warsop Children's Centre
Family Fitness Mon 10.00- 11.30 14/01/2019 5 £6.00* All Saints Centre
Public Speaking Mon 6.00- 8.00 14/01/2019 5 £8.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
New Year New You!! Tues 1.00- 3.00 15/01/2019 5 £8.00* Acacia Centre
Crafts for Profit- Make Money from Crafts Tues 1.00- 3.00 15/01/2019 5 £8.00* Selston Parish Hall
German, Introduction Tues 6.00- 8.00 15/01/2019 5 £8.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Card Making for Special Occasions Tues 12.30- 3.00 15/01/2019 5 £10.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Transactional Analysis Tues 9.30- 12.00 15/01/2019 4 £10.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Easy Exercise for the New Year! Tues 5.30- 7.00 15/01/2019 5 £6.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Save a Baby's Life Tues 9.30- 11.30 15/01/2019 1 £0.00* Bellamy Children's Centre
Creative Writing Tues 6.00- 8.00 15/01/2019 5 £8.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Business Administration Tues 6.00- 8.00 15/01/2019 5 £8.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
How to Set Up Your Own Business Tues 6.00- 8.00 15/01/2019 5 £8.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Reiki One Tues 6.00- 8.00 15/01/2019 5 £8.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Massage Therapies, Introduction to Tues 6.00- 8.00 15/01/2019 5 £8.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Sewing and Making Clothes Tues 6.00- 8.00 15/01/2019 5 £8.00* Rainworth Village Hall
Spanish, Introduction Wed 5.45 - 8.15 16/01/2019 5 £10.00* St. John's Centre
Psychology Wed 6.00- 8.00 16/01/2019 5 £8.00* Joseph Whitaker School
Flower Arranging for Special Occasions Wed 10.00-12.00 16/01/2019 5 £8.00* Tin Hat Centre
Spanish for Holidays Wed 1.00- 3.00 16/01/2019 5 £8.00* Acacia Centre
Opening Doors to Confidence- Confidence Building and Work Wed 9.30- 11.30 16/01/2019 5 £8.00* Mansfield Woodhouse Children's Centre
Counselling Introduction Thurs 1.00 -3.00 17/01/2019 5 £8.00* Acacia Centre
Digital Photography, Introduction Thurs 10.00 - 12.30 17/01/2019 5 £10.00* St. John's Centre
Excel Spreadsheets, Understanding Fri 1.00- 3.00 18/01/2019 5 £8.00* Heath Community Centre
Emergency First Aid Sat 9.00- 5.00 19/01/2019 1 £34.70* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Waxing, Introduction to Sat 9.00- 1.00 19/01/2019 4 £16.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
L3 First Aid at Work (RQF) Requalification Mon/Tue 9.00- 4.30 21/01/2019 1 £115.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
L3 First Aid at Work (RQF) We/Thu/Fri 9.00- 4.30 23/01/2019 1 £145.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Positive Psychology Mon 9.15 - 11.15 28/01/2019 6 £8.00* Crescent Primary School
Introduction to Paving and Block Paving Mon 6.00 - 8.00 28/01/2019 7 £8.00* WNC Station Park
Home Maintenance - Painting and Decorating Mon 6.00 - 8.00 28/01/2019 7 £8.00* WNC Station Park
Initial Assessments - English and Maths Tues 9.00-12.00 29/01/2019 1 £0.00* Mansfield Library
Counselling, Advanced Fri 10.00-12.00 01/02/2019 6 £8.00* Mansfield Library (Moved to DR150)
Emergency Paediatric First Aid Fri 9.00 - 5.00 01/02/2019 1 £35.10* APTCOO
Save a Baby's Life Tues 9.30- 11.30 05/02/2019 1 £0.00* Ollerton Children's Centre
Introduction to Brickwork Mon/Tues 9.00 - 5.00 18/02/2019 1 £56.00* WNC Station Park
Introduction to Plastering Mon/Tues 9.00 - 5.00 18/02/2019 1 £56.00* WNC Station Park
Home Maintenance - Carpentry and Joinery Mon/Tues 9.00 - 5.00 18/02/2019 1 £56.00* WNC Station Park
Emergency First Aid Thurs 9.00- 5.00 21/02/2019 1 £34.70* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Change Your Life, Next Steps in Self Confidence Mon 9.30-12.00 25/02/2019 5 £10.00* Mansfield Library
Paediatric First Aid Mon/Tues 9.00- 4.30 25/02/2019 1 £60.85* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Mindfulness Mon 1.00- 3.00 25/02/2019 6 £8.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Oil Painting, Next Steps Mon 12.30-2.30 25/02/2019 5 £8.00* Tin Hat Centre
Fitness - Pilates Tues 1.00 - 2.30 26/02/2019 6 £6.00* Tin Hat Centre
IT Skills for Work Tues 10.00-12.30 26/02/2019 5 £10.00* Mansfield Library
Improve Your Maths Tues 1.00-4.00 26/02/2019 5 £12.00* Mansfield Library
Exploring Language Barriers Wed 10.00-12.00 27/02/2019 5 £8.00* Mansfield Library
Family First Aid Wed 9.30- 11.30 27/02/2019 6 £8.00* Mansfield Woodhouse Children's Centre
Reading and Writing Wed 12.30-2.30 27/02/2019 5 £8.00* Mansfield Library
Volunteering Wed 9.30 -11.30 27/02/2019 6 £8.00* Ravensdale Children's Centre
Spanish, Next Steps Wed 5.45 - 8.15 27/02/2019 6 £10.00* St. John's Centre
Flower Arranging with a Spring theme Wed 10.00-12.00 27/02/2019 6 £8.00* Tin Hat Centre
Digital Photography, Advanced Thurs 6.00- 8.00 28/02/2019 6 £8.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Improve Your English Thurs 1.00-4.00 28/02/2019 5 £12.00* Mansfield Library
Computing Next Steps Thurs 9.30-11.30 28/02/2019 6 £8.00* Mansfield Library
Digital Photography, Next Steps Thurs 10.00 - 12.30 28/02/2019 6 £10.00* St. John's Centre
Mindfulness for Busy Parents Fri 9.30 - 11.30 01/03/2019 6 £0.00* APTCOO
Card Making Fri 2.00- 4.00 01/03/2019 7 £0.00* Willingham Court
Teaching Assistant, Introduction Mon 1.00- 3.00 04/03/2019 5 £8.00* Warsop Children's Centre
Making Gifts Mon 10.00 - 12.00 04/03/2019 6 £8.00* Park Road Resource Centre
English - Support your child with their homework Tues 9.15 -11.15 05/03/2019 5 £8.00* Farmilo Primary School
Textile Crafts Thurs 6.00- 8.00 07/03/2019 6 £8.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Emergency First Aid Sat 9.00- 5.00 09/03/2019 1 £34.70* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Initial Assessments - English and Maths Tues 9.00-12.00 26/03/2019 1 £0.00* Mansfield Library
Emergency First Aid Mon 9.00- 5.00 15/04/2019 1 £0.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Improve Your Maths Tues 1.00-4.00 23/04/2019 5 £12.00* Mansfield Library
Microsoft Office Skills Tues 10.00-12.30 23/04/2019 5 £10.00* Mansfield Library
Teaching Assistant, Introduction Tues 9.15 - 11.15 23/04/2019 5 £8.00* Farmilo Primary School
Reading and Writing Wed 12.30-2.30 24/04/2019 5 £8.00* Mansfield Library
Exploring Language Barriers Wed 10.00-12.00 24/04/2019 5 £8.00* Mansfield Library
Flowers for all Occasions Wed 10.00-12.00 24/04/2019 5 £8.00* Tin Hat Centre
Upcycling Wed 9.30- 11.30 24/04/2019 5 £0.00* Mansfield Woodhouse Children's Centre
Improve Your English Thurs 1.00-4.00 25/04/2019 5 £12.00* Mansfield Library
Computing for Beginners Thurs 9.30-11.30 25/04/2019 5 £8.00* Mansfield Library
Counselling Skills -Understanding the Importance of Self Awareness Fri 10.00 - 12.00 26/04/2019 5 £8.00* Mansfield Library (Moved to DR262)
Watercolours, Introduction Mon 12.30-2.30 29/04/2019 5 £8.00* Tin Hat Centre
Opening Doors to Employment- Upskilling for Work Wed 9.30 - 11.30 01/05/2019 4 £8.00* Ravensdale Children's Centre
First Aid for Babies & Children Wed 9.30- 11.30 01/05/2019 4 £8.00* Ravensdale Children's Centre
Emergency First Aid Sat 9.00- 5.00 04/05/2019 1 £0.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Opening Doors to Confidence- Building Confidence and Work Mon 1.00- 3.00 13/05/2019 5 £8.00* Warsop Children's Centre
Initial Assessments - English and Maths Tues 9.00-12.00 21/05/2019 1 £0.00* Mansfield Library
Emergency First Aid Fri 9.00- 5.00 31/05/2019 1 £0.00* Park Road Resource Centre
Improve Your Maths Tues 1.00-4.00 04/06/2019 7 £12.00* Mansfield Library
Family Pilates & Yoga Tues 1.00- 3.00 04/06/2019 6 £8.00* Tuxford Court
Computing for Beginners Tues 9.30-11.30 04/06/2019 6 £8.00* Mansfield Library
Reading and Writing Wed 12.30-2.30 05/06/2019 6 £8.00* Mansfield Library
Exploring Language Barriers Wed 10.00-12.00 05/06/2019 6 £8.00* Mansfield Library
Volunteering Wed 9.30- 11.30 05/06/2019 6 £8.00* Mansfield Woodhouse Children's Centre
Summer Flowers Wed 10.00-12.00 05/06/2019 6 £8.00* Tin Hat Centre
Improve Your English Thurs 1.00-4.00 06/06/2019 7 £12.00* Mansfield Library
L3 First Aid at Work (RQF) Requalification Thurs/Fri 9.00- 4.30 06/06/2019 1 £115.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
A Beginners Guide to Spreadsheets Thurs 9.30-11.30 06/06/2019 5 £8.00* Mansfield Library
Counselling, Introduction to Fri 10.00 - 12.00 07/06/2019 6 £8.00* Mansfield Library (Moved to DR038)
Emergency First Aid Sat 9.00- 5.00 15/06/2019 1 £0.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Watercolours, Next Steps Mon 12.30-2.30 24/06/2019 5 £8.00* Tin Hat Centre
Emergency First Aid Mon 9.00- 5.00 08/07/2019 1 £0.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
L3 First Aid at Work (RQF) We/Thu/Fri 9.00- 4.30 10/07/2019 1 £145.00* Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Save a Baby's Life (Baby Heart) Wed 9.30- 11.30 24/07/2019 1 £0.00* Mansfield Woodhouse Children's Centre


FAQs

  • How do I book?

    Booking onto a course is easy! Just call the number stated in the contact details to book your place. Remember to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Sometimes, a course may be cancelled due to low numbers, so do make sure you book early to let us know if you’re interested.

    Enrolment takes place during the first session of the course. If you cannot attend, contact the community team on 0808 100 3646.

  • Refunds

    If a course is cancelled by Vision West Nottinghamshire College due to low numbers, any student who has paid their fees in full at the start of the course will receive a refund for the weeks which have been cancelled. If a student withdraws from a course, the standard college refunds policy will apply.

  • How much will it cost?

    Many of the courses are funded by the Community Learning and Skills Service (CLaSS) and incur an hourly fee of £2.90 as a contribution towards learning costs. Fees can be paid in full during your first session, or you can pay weekly as you attend.

    Some courses will require students to purchase additional resources for their course including materials and workbooks – please ask for further details when booking onto your course.

  • Discounted fees

    If you are in receipt of a means-tested benefit you are entitled to a 100% reduction in tuition fees. Valid benefit documents must be produced at the time of enrolment (during the first session of your course).

    Benefits which qualify include:

    • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (not contribution-based)
    • Housing or Council Tax Benefit (not single person’s allowance)
    • Employment Support Allowance
    • Income Support
    • Incapacity Benefit
    • Working Tax Credit
    • Pension Credit (not savings credit)
    • Unwaged dependents of those in receipt of the above benefits. All benefits claimants will be required to prove evident of their benefits to qualify for fee remission.
  • What do I need to bring with me?

    At your first session, you will need to bring one of the following forms of identification:

    • Passport
    • Driving licence
    • ID card or other national ID
    • National Insurance Number
    • Benefits documentation
    • Exam certificate
    • Bank/credit/debit card

    This will enable us to provide you with your Unique Learner Number (ULN) when you complete your enrolment form. If you qualify for a 100% reduction in tuition fees, don’t forget to bring your current benefit(s) documents with you.

Find out more

Call us to speak to a member of our team. Alternatively, visit our Facebook page

0808 100 3646

Why choose West Notts?

100% A Level pass rate in 2018

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

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

An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area

£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

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