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Secure your place for September 2021

Why apply now?

  • There’s limited spaces on our courses, so applying early means you will secure your place.
  • Places fill fast! We've already received 100s of applications for September 2021.
  • You do not need to wait for your results to apply!
  • It’s easy to withdraw your application if you change your mind.

Don't leave it too late!

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How to apply

If you need help with your online application, send us a Facebook message or call our enquiries team on freephone 0808 100 3626.

10 reasons to choose West Notts

  • 1We had 100% A Level pass rate in 2020.
  • 2We’re ranked as one of the top colleges in the UK based on student satisfaction (Learner Exit Survey 17/18).
  • 3We’ll ensure that you have meaningful work placements to complement your course to help you gain the skills needed for your chosen career.
  • 4Our extensive links with employers and specialist staff will help you to become work-ready for future employment.
  • 5We offer ‘Learning Companies’. Giving you the opportunity to run a small business serving real customers to obtain skills in marketing and sales.
  • 6An on-site careers team – offering advice and tutorials which concentrate on interview skills, techniques and an insight into the world of work.
  • 7We offer some of the best facilities in the region.
  • 8We have a wide range of student support services which you can access even after you’ve left us.
  • 9We offer a college bus service which covers many routes across Mansfield and the surrounding areas.
  • 10We provide great progression routes – with a university centre on campus.

Sound good to you?

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Not sure what to study? We can help

Free careers advice service

Book an appointment with our careers team who can help you to explore your options and make choices.

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Try our Career Coach

Career Coach helps you discover courses and in-demand careers and education based on your interests!

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Whether you’d like to know more about a specific course, ask a question about applying, or find out about the college, they're ready to help.

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Your options when you leave year 11...

A Levels

Level 3
Course length: 2 years

Academic qualifications taken after GCSEs. Each A Level course focuses on a specific subject area. You will normally study two to five A Levels depending on career goals.

Our A Level courses


Entry Level to Level 3
Course length: 1-2 years

Well recognised by employers and are the fastest growing route into university, offering you a practical way of learning to gain industry-specific skills and qualifications.

Our BTEC courses


Level 2 to Level 5

Work and study at the same time. You’ll learn practical skills at work earning a weekly wage and may also go to college on day release.

Apprenticeships are a great option but as it’s just like applying for a job, you’re not guaranteed to be selected. So we encourage you not to ‘wait and see’ and always have a plan B by applying for a BTEC or A Levels at college as well.

Our apprenticeship courses and vacancies

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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