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The principal’s end-of-academic year message to students and apprentices

Due to the closure of college, applications can only be made online.

If you are unable to make an online application, please call 07891540830, 07930673669 or 07957543886 to make your application over the phone.


We’ve launched a range of online courses for learners aged 19 and over. These are currently all knowledge-based, providing you with an ideal starting point for progressing onto a qualification at a later date should you wish to.

All the courses listed below are completely free until 31 July 2020.

All you need to do is contact and we’ll send you an electronic enrolment form to complete and return.

Once we have received the enrolment form you’ll be sent details on how to access the online training.

Personal development courses

These courses will take a few hours to complete and will provide you with lots of knowledge and understanding about a wide range of subjects.

Business, leadership and management
  • Conflict Management
  • Discipline in the Workplace
  • Leading and Motivating a Team
  • Organising and Delegating
  • Performance Management
  • Planning and Allocating Work
  • Solving Problems and Making Decisions
  • Stress Management
  • Understanding Leadership.
Health and safety
  • COSHH Risk Assessment
  • DSE Risk Assessment
  • Fire Safety Principles
  • Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Manual Handling Safety at Work.
Health and wellbeing
  • Explore the Principles of Healthy Eating
  • Principles of Weight Management
  • Understand the Principles of Exercise and Fitness.
Health and social care
  • Alcohol Awareness
  • Dementia Awareness
  • Safeguarding Adults and Children
  • Sexual Health Awareness
  • Awareness of Substance Misuse
  • Understanding Anxiety
  • Understanding Depression
  • Understanding Eating Disorders
  • Understanding Stress
  • Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Mental Capacity Act.
Retail and hospitality
  • Prepare to Deliver Excellent Customer Service
  • Food Safety Awareness
Personal development and employability
  • Personal Money Management
  • Prevent for Students
  • Prevent for Professionals
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Understanding Equality and Diversity.

Employability courses

These courses will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the underpinning knowledge required to progress onto an accredited qualification at a later date.

If you are thinking of working in one of the sectors shown below, or simply want to broaden your knowledge, then these courses are an ideal starting point.

Business and management
  • Introduction to Principles of Business Administration
  • Introduction to Principles of Customer Service
  • Introduction to Principles of Team Leading
  • Introduction to Lean Organisation Management Techniques
  • Introduction to Event Planning
  • Introduction to Leadership and Management.
Childcare and education
  • Introduction to Awareness of Bullying in Children and Young People
  • Introduction to Behaviour that Challenges in Children
  • Introduction to Caring for Children and Young People
  • Introduction to Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses
  • Introduction to Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health.
Health and safety
  • Introduction to Health and Safety in a Construction Environment
Personal development and employability
  • Introduction to Equality and Diversity
  • Introduction to IT User Skills
  • Introduction to Principles for Digital Skills.
Retail and hospitality
  • Introduction to Cleaning Knowledge and Skills
  • Introduction to Understanding Retail Operations
  • Introduction to Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events
Health and social care
  • Introduction to Mental Health Awareness
  • Introduction to Awareness of Mental Health Problems
  • Introduction to Common Health Conditions
  • Introduction to Counselling Skills
  • Introduction to Falls Prevention Awareness
  • Introduction to Information, Advice and Guidance
  • Introduction to Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Introduction to Working with Individuals with Learning Difficulties
  • Introduction to the Principles of Care Planning
  • Introduction to the Principles of Dementia Care
  • Introduction to the Principles of End of Life Care
  • Introduction to the Principles of Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings
  • Introduction to Understanding Autism
  • Introduction to Understanding Challenging Behaviour
  • Introduction to Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care
  • Introduction to Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Introduction to Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes
  • Introduction to Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care

Why choose West Notts?

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98.8% A Level pass rate in 2019

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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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