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Why choose West Notts?

Coming to college isn’t just about choosing which course to do, it’s about choosing independence. At West Notts, we recognise you as an individual and encourage you to pursue your goals.

5 reasons to choose West Notts College

  • 1Top results
    As a student at West Notts, you’ll be part of one of the leading colleges in the country. In the 2017/18 Learner Exit Survey, we we're voted one of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction. For 2020, the college’s overall pass rate for A Levels was a brilliant 100%!
  • 2Employability, strong industry links and work placements
    We’ve recently undergone a £50 million investment in college facilities to make sure students have access to the most up-to-date, industry-standard equipment. Our strong industry links with employers means our students are now expected to secure work placements as part of their wider learning – providing them with vital industry experience and employability skills; getting them ready for the world of work.
  • 3Getting here couldn’t be easier!
    Whether you travel by bus, train or on foot there are many different transport options available. You can also unleash your freedom with the West Notts College Travel Pass which provides a flexible and great value bus travel pass.
  • 4Learn from teachers who really know their industry
    Most have worked in the industry they're teaching, so you'll learn the skills employers are looking for. They'll support and encourage you to achieve the best results possible.
  • 5An array of student support services
    We’ve got a great student support network offering advice and guidance on careers and future employment, finance, health and welfare, additional learning support and more.

5 reasons why college is different to school

  • 1You're considered and treated as an adult.
  • 2We have no dress code! The days of wearing the same uniform as everyone else is over*.
  • 3No more waking up at 7am everyday! Your timetable may vary so lessons don't run from 9am-3pm and you don't have to come in on days when you have no lessons.
  • 4No more 'Sir' or 'Miss'! You call your teachers by their first name.
  • 5More free time. It's entirely up to you how you spend your free time; take part in sport activities, earn money in a part-time job or simply socialise with your friends.

* Some students may have to wear proctective clothing and/or uniform as part of their course which is standard industry practice.

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What if I have concerns about joining college?

If you have any concerns about joining West Notts College, be it big or small, we are here to help you. Find out more in this short video.


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Why choose West Notts?

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96.2% A Level pass rate in 2022.

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction.**Learner Exit Survey 2019/20

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We offer a flexible and cost-effective travel pass to all students and apprentices.

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We have four campuses each boasting a number of state-of-the-art facilities.

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