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Budding designers to work with top fashion brand

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Second year commercial design students at West Nottinghamshire College have kick-started a live project with a top fashion brand following a fact-finding visit to Manchester. The budding designers are going…

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Learning is magic!

Posted onPosted on 30th Jan CommentsNo Comments

The mystique of close-up magic wowed trainee performer students at West Nottinghamshire College. Award-winning performer Matthew McGurk took to the Create Theatre stage as the spotlight was shone on a…

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Take-off for restaurant trainees!

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West Nottinghamshire College’s training kitchens and restaurant were a hive of activity as students launched into the challenges of Industry Week. From cooking-under-pressure with Army chefs using ration packs, to…

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Safety first at college’s engineering centre

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A mock road traffic collision scenario has been played out at West Nottinghamshire College’s Engineering Innovation Centre to highlight to students the kind of dangers that young drivers can face…

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Mansfield’s mayor enjoys college’s festive fair

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A double-helping of yuletide fun, shopping and fundraising was enjoyed at West Nottinghamshire College’s Derby Road campus. A Christmas market, which was hosted by business students’ learning company, The Eventors,…

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Stress-relief for students all in hand

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West Nottinghamshire College will bolster its supply of sensory aids for students who experience stress or anxiety, thanks to a donation by Mansfield Freemasons. Members of the organisation's Broxtowe Lodge…

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National award success for student plasterer

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A Kirkby woman, who decided to enrol on a one-year college plastering course after buying a house, has received a national award. Caroline Moor, 39, studied the Intermediate Certificate in…

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Teen’s heart of gold leads to top police award

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A hospitality student from West Nottinghamshire College joined police officers and community heroes on stage to receive formal recognition for an act of compassion. Harvey Clipston, of Kirkby, received a…

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Piling the pounds in for Pudsey!

Posted onPosted on 17th Nov CommentsNo Comments

West Nottinghamshire College was a hive of fundraising fun, as students and staff came together in support of BBC Children in Need. Activities at the Chesterfield Road campus, which were…

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Saturday advice event at college

Posted onPosted on 25th Oct CommentsNo Comments

A Saturday open event is coming to West Nottinghamshire College’s Derby Road campus on Saturday 11 November to give young people and adults alike the chance to find out more…

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Students welcome German engineering trainee for a season

Posted onPosted on 18th Oct CommentsNo Comments

An engineering masters student from Germany has been welcomed by staff and students at West Nottinghamshire College’s Engineering Innovation Centre for extended classroom volunteering experience. Jan-Hendrik Voss, from Osnabrück, northwest…

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Wonderful welcome in the great outdoors

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Animal care students from West Nottinghamshire College enjoyed a warm welcome and induction to their course during a day out at a Nottinghamshire-based forest school. The mission of the induction…

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A fun-filled welcome to West Notts College

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The sun shone on hundreds of students this week as they immersed themselves in the Welcome Week activities at West Nottinghamshire College. The college’s welfare team prepared and planned a…

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Interns’ great endeavours celebrated at hospital

Posted onPosted on 21st Aug CommentsNo Comments

A local arm of a national internship programme has celebrated the successes and achievements of students on supported internships through West Nottinghamshire College. DFN Project SEARCH is a one-year transition to…

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Interns and employers celebrate success

Posted onPosted on 14th Aug CommentsNo Comments

West Nottinghamshire College’s supported internship team celebrated with jubilant student interns with a celebratory meal in the college’s Refined restaurant. For the academic year 2022/23 seven students have worked with…

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Virtual reality painting inspires creative students

Posted onPosted on 11th Aug CommentsNo Comments

Art and design students at West Nottinghamshire College brought their three-dimensional fantasy landscapes to life using virtual reality. Instead of painting on paper or canvass, they donned VR headsets to…

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Shaping the town’s architectural future

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Breathing new life into Mansfield town has been a project brief for creative media students at West Nottinghamshire College. Mansfield’s Townscape Heritage Project gave students on the Advanced BTEC Level…

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College event shows it’s never too late to learn

Posted onPosted on 12th Jul CommentsNo Comments

Adults thinking of studying at college will have the chance to take those first steps at West Nottinghamshire College’s adult education advice event this month. The advice event, created specifically…

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Bronze award for college’s lived experience

Posted onPosted on 6th Jul CommentsNo Comments

West Nottinghamshire College has achieved the Award for Lived Experience Charter Status – becoming the first college in the country to be recognised as part of this prestigious charter. The…

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Business students celebrate end-of-year accolades

Posted onPosted on 23rd Jun CommentsNo Comments

Students on business courses at West Nottinghamshire College have been applauded for their successes and achievements throughout the academic year. An evening awards celebration saw learners receive accolades across a…

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Creative talents and colourful careers ahead

Posted onPosted on 16th Jun CommentsNo Comments

West Nottinghamshire College’s Level 2 Make-Up Artistry students have been producing some vivid and eye-catching designs in recent weeks, impressing tutors with their breadth of creativity and skills. A work…

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College awarded Carer-Friendly Employer status

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West Nottinghamshire College has been awarded Carer-Friendly Employer status for its work to support staff who have unpaid caring responsibilities outside of work. The accreditation from Nottinghamshire Carers Association (NCA)…

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College celebrates ‘Good’ Ofsted result

Posted onPosted on 7th Jun CommentsNo Comments

Staff and students at West Nottinghamshire College are celebrating following the publication of its latest Ofsted inspection report – which has graded it Good with areas of outstanding provision, and…

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Work placement pays off for students

Posted onPosted on 7th Jun CommentsNo Comments

The careers and employability team at West Nottinghamshire College have celebrated the opportunities that students experience through work and industry placements. Local employers consistently support students with enhancing their employability…

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Preparing for careers in Armed Forces

Posted onPosted on 19th May CommentsNo Comments

A new course designed to identify and develop potential leaders for careers as a commissioned or non-commissioned officers in the armed forces is coming to West Nottinghamshire College. The one-year…

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Students join Harry with their eye for design

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Commercial design students have brought their fashion sense and reimagination skills to a retro clothing stall at West Nottinghamshire College. Collaborating with former student Harry Squires, who runs Mansfield-based Credible…

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Fun day brings vital funds for wildlife

Posted onPosted on 12th May CommentsNo Comments

A Pleasley-based wildlife centre is due for a small windfall thanks to the efforts of animal care students at West Nottinghamshire College. The students, who are based at the college’s…

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Advice for all at college’s weekend event

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A Saturday information event is on the horizon at West Nottinghamshire College to give both 16-to-18 year-olds and adults a chance to find out more about college life and studies.…

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Future jobs insight for computer scientists

Posted onPosted on 10th May CommentsNo Comments

Guests from the world of digital, creative and IT careers brought a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the computer science curriculum at West Nottinghamshire College, to help showcase the…

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NHS showcase attracts hundreds

Posted onPosted on 9th May CommentsNo Comments

NHS recruits received on-the-spot job offers at a second successful ‘Step into the NHS’ careers showcase in Mansfield, attended by more than 300 people. The ‘Step into the NHS’ event,…

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Career opportunities work wins top praise

Posted onPosted on 26th Apr CommentsNo Comments

Students and staff at West Nottinghamshire College highlighted its work to provide high-quality education, training and career pathways when Shadow Education Secretary Bridget Phillipson MP visited its campuses. The Labour…

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College holds open evening to seek new recruits

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West Nottinghamshire College is seeking "enthusiastic individuals with industry skills and knowledge" to work in a range of teaching and support roles. The college, which has campuses in Mansfield and…

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Students go to great lengths to be pool safe

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Students on the Level 2 CIMSPA Practitioner Professional Sport Fitness course at West Nottinghamshire College have just earnt themselves a skill for life and a route into new jobs. That’s…

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Students cope well in an emergency

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Uniformed public services students got into action for a major incident recently, as Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service joined them at the college for a first response team role play scenario. The…

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Get into gear at apprenticeship event

Posted onPosted on 28th Mar CommentsNo Comments

One of the UK’s largest switchgear manufacturers will be hosting an apprenticeship open evening, supported by West Nottinghamshire College, at its factory in Huthwaite.  AF Switchgear Ltd, based on Nunn…

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One-day courses for animal lovers

Posted onPosted on 18th Mar CommentsNo Comments

Members of the public can join West Nottinghamshire College’s animal care tutors over the coming months to study on Saturday animal wellbeing courses at the college’s specialist animal unit. Starting…

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Maths maestros are off to finals

Posted onPosted on 14th Mar CommentsNo Comments

Maths students from West Nottinghamshire College have shown their prowess with numbers and are off to a national competition regional final this month. All students participated in the preliminary rounds in the…

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Free numeracy help for adults comes to college

Posted onPosted on 7th Mar CommentsNo Comments

West Nottinghamshire College is launching a range of free courses for adults in Nottinghamshire to boost their numeracy skills. Multiply is a new government-funded programme designed to help adults to…

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All about adults at college advice event

Posted onPosted on 6th Mar CommentsNo Comments

West Nottinghamshire College is holding an advice event specifically for adults interested in studying one of its programmes. An adult education advice evening will be held on Thursday, 16th March,…

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Students achieve their goal at football ground

Posted onPosted on 27th Feb CommentsNo Comments

West Nottinghamshire College’s early years students joined the crowds at Mansfield’s One Call Stadium with a fundraising mission in mind. The group of childcare students spent an afternoon at Mansfield…

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Creating music for the sensory impaired

Posted onPosted on 24th Feb CommentsNo Comments

A former student at West Nottinghamshire College has brought his joy of creating music to a group of learners who have visual impairments, thanks to new sound-based technology. Marshall Fairbrother,…

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Students protect their local environment

Posted onPosted on 23rd Feb CommentsNo Comments

Animal care students at West Nottinghamshire College, Mansfield, enjoyed learning in the great outdoors while contributing to an important environmental scheme. Working with college staff and rangers from Forestry England,…

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Celebrating a spectrum of inclusion

Posted onPosted on 21st Feb CommentsNo Comments

West Nottinghamshire College has been presented with the Rainbow Flag award, having successfully achieved all the elements required to earn such an accolade. This is a national quality assurance framework…

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Students learn trade secrets and new technology

Posted onPosted on 17th Feb CommentsNo Comments

Hairdressing and beauty therapy students at West Nottinghamshire College made the most of experts’ knowledge, experience and practical demonstrations during their specialist industry week. Former beauty therapy student, Alanya Jennings,…

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College and hospital links strengthened

Posted onPosted on 15th Feb CommentsNo Comments

West Nottinghamshire College has strengthened its commitment to working with local hospitals, after college and hospital leaders joined forces to formally commit to working more closely together. The Mansfield college…

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Debates give students a powerful voice

Posted onPosted on 10th Feb CommentsNo Comments

A-Level students at West Nottinghamshire College, Mansfield, have enjoyed some debates over the past few weeks, enabling them to quiz guests from the health, education, and political sectors. The first…

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A-Level open event comes to town centre campus

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 Mansfield and Ashfield Sixth Form College will be opening its doors to prospective new students at a special open event next week. On Wednesday 25 January, those who are interested…

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Youth support group brings power to sports learners

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Sports students from West Nottinghamshire College joined forces with a Nottingham-based youth support enterprise for a month of sport, coaching, skills enhancing, and helping the community. The Level 1 and…

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Step into the NHS New Year careers event

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West Nottinghamshire College, in collaboration with Nottingham Trent University and Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is to host a careers showcase for those interested in pursuing a role in…

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Changing lives through building skills

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West Nottinghamshire College has celebrated military veterans’ construction skills success with national charity Building Heroes and Leicester-based Davidsons Homes. The college has been training ex-military personnel to build new careers…

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E-learning boosts engineers’ trouble-shooting skills

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Used to getting their hands dirty, West Nottinghamshire College’s automotive engineering students experienced alternative practical learning, following a visit from the leading provider of automotive e-learning solutions. Electude, which is…

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Seasons’ greetings and animal meetings

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Youngsters joined West Nottinghamshire College’s animal care unit at the weekend for some fundraising, festive cheer, while discovering how the students care for its diverse range of creatures. Students on…

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Combat cooking is a Refined affair

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Professional cookery students from West Nottinghamshire College, Mansfield, got a taste of combat cooking when members of the 167 Catering Support Regiment dropped by to demonstrate their skills. The 167…

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Students prepare paddock for college campus

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Animal care students at West Nottinghamshire College are looking forward to welcoming some four-legged friends thanks to the creation of a paddock by a national social enterprise. Volunteer it Yourself (VIY)…

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College troops win gruelling military challenge

Posted onPosted on 30th Nov CommentsNo Comments

Uniformed protective services (UPS) students at West Nottinghamshire College proudly presented a military trials trophy to principal Andrew Cropley after their gruelling mock battlefield challenge. In October, a team of…

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College Cuts above the rest

Posted onPosted on 25th Nov CommentsNo Comments

Barbering students at West Nottinghamshire College have been busy promoting their learning company, College Cuts, to boost sales and practice their new skills. One of the six students who works for the…

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Students raise cash with the bear that cares

Posted onPosted on 18th Nov CommentsNo Comments

Students at West Nottinghamshire College organised an assortment of charitable activities today (18 November) in aid of the 42nd national BBC Children In Need day, which supports disadvantaged children and young…

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Remembering the fallen at college parade

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West Nottinghamshire College hosted its annual Remembrance Day service and formal parade, organised by the uniformed protective services (UPS) curriculum. Almost 90 students who are studying on UPS courses, with…

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A-Level open event at town-centre campus

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Mansfield and Ashfield Sixth Form College will be opening its doors to guests and prospective new students at a special open event next week. On Tuesday, 22nd November, those who…

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National final place at World Skills 2022

Posted onPosted on 11th Nov CommentsNo Comments

Following her summertime success in a regional competition, a former West Nottinghamshire College beauty therapy student is off to Blackpool next week to feature in the national finals. Level 2…

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Find out about great courses for adults

Posted onPosted on 8th Nov CommentsNo Comments

West Nottinghamshire College is hosting an adult education advice event next Tuesday (15 November) at its Derby Road campus. Adults wishing to find out more about returning to education, taking…

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What tomorrow’s engineer looks like

Posted onPosted on 8th Nov CommentsNo Comments

To mark the 10th annual Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (7-11 November 2022), sector leader and West Nottinghamshire College governor David Gillies discusses the role of modern engineering – and what tomorrow’s…

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Students make use of old vehicles

Posted onPosted on 7th Nov CommentsNo Comments

The phrase: “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure”, rings true at West Nottinghamshire College’s Engineering Innovation Centre, as mechanical engineering students have a request for the public. That’s because…

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College restaurant Refined to reopen in November

Posted onPosted on 28th Oct CommentsNo Comments

Budding chefs, bar-tenders and restaurant managers are gearing up to welcome back diners to West Nottinghamshire College’s Refined restaurant this autumn. Learners who are studying professional cookery and hospitality and…

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College to host open event

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An open event is coming to West Nottinghamshire College, giving young people a chance to find out more about the range of courses available. The event, on Thursday, 3rd November,…

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Make-up artists get creepy at college

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Level 2 Make-up Artistry students from West Nottinghamshire College have been frightfully creative in the lead-up to Halloween. Their range of theatrical make-up and ghoulish hairstyles took their vivid imaginations…

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Military-style presentation for UPS students

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Uniformed protective services (UPS) students experienced a formal presentation of military-style berets and badges at a special parade at West Nottinghamshire College. Second year students on the Advanced Extended Diploma in…

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Students get a fun-filled welcome back!

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Fun and fresh beginnings commenced this month as new and returning students attended West Nottinghamshire College’s welcome fair. The college’s welfare team brought a huge range of activities, games and…

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Open event at town centre campus

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Mansfield and Ashfield Sixth Form College will be opening its doors to guests and prospective new students at a special open evening. On Thursday 22 September, those who are interested…

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New learning foundations laid for ladies

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West Nottinghamshire College is helping women move from their tradition as home-makers to home-builders thanks to a new construction taster course. The Entry into Trades programme has been designed in…

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From the barracks to the classroom

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Two army veterans turned teachers have brought the fruits of their studying labours to West Nottinghamshire College’s uniformed protective services (UPS) team as they embark on new careers in FE.…

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Standards still glowing for guidance teams

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West Nottinghamshire College’s careers advice and guidance team are celebrating at the reaccreditation of an industry benchmark for the 15th year running. They are now sharing the Matrix Standard status…

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Facing monsters with a smile!

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A group of Kirkby schoolchildren faced their monsters with a smile when West Nottinghamshire College’s digital technology students brought their artwork project to life. The 18 pupils at Greenwood Primary…

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Progress with supported interns

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Progress with supported interns

A programme designed to support young people towards independence and being work-ready has been celebrated with a graduation ceremony at West Nottinghamshire College. Parents, employers and members of the college’s…

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Turning old pianos into bespoke furniture

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Construction students at West Nottinghamshire College have used their creative skills to transform two antique pianos into bespoke furniture. Jack Bond, Kane Swain, Yestin Price, Branan Brown and Maddie Esswood…

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Classroom will help students soar

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The sky’s the limit now for travel and tourism students’ skills, following the launch of a new interactive classroom at West Nottinghamshire College. Students had no trouble boarding their flight Vision…

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Sport for all thanks to students’ coaching

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Pupils from Kirkby’s Greenwood Primary School have enjoyed a lesson with a difference thanks to sports students from West Nottinghamshire College. Level 2 CIMSPA and A-Level Sports Science students from…

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Triple cheers for student achievements

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Teachers, heads of departments, students, and their families celebrated at a trio of glittering awards ceremonies at West Nottinghamshire College. Joining the college’s principal and chief executive, Andrew Cropley, and…

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Family favourites for students’ graduation dinner

Posted onPosted on 29th Jun CommentsNo Comments

The final catering and hospitality graduation dinner was served-up as West Nottinghamshire College’s students completed their last session in the kitchen and bar. Five courses of traditional British fayre was…

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Students celebrate end-of-year accolades

Posted onPosted on 26th Jun CommentsNo Comments

Students on business and accounting courses at West Nottinghamshire College were applauded by their teachers, classmates, parents and principal and chief executive Andrew Cropley at their annual awards evening. Almost…

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Pride double celebrations at college

Posted onPosted on 22nd Jun CommentsNo Comments

Colourful outfits and rainbow flags were on display as students and staff at West Nottinghamshire College marked Pride Month. The college staged back-to-back Pride events last week to give learners…

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Italian delights as students graduate

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Students at West Nottinghamshire College served-up delights of the Mediterranean at their final graduation dinner. For chefs Aleks Michevski, Reus Jackson, Sophie Ward and Joe White, the end of the…

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Students in race to raise charity cash

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Uniformed protective services students at West Nottinghamshire College continued their fundraising efforts for the Royal British Legion by competing in a 4km charity run. They raised £216 for the RBL…

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Double award success for computer science team

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Staff and students in the computer science department at West Nottinghamshire College are celebrating a double award success in this year's 'Oscars' of the teaching profession. The department has been…

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Seeds of success

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Students at West Nottinghamshire College have been transforming a barren piece of land at their Derby-Road-based campus while learning new skills for the future. A national social enterprise has enabled…

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Studies will be a ‘BLAST’ for Shirebrook residents

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A new community learning opportunity is coming to Shirebrook thanks to West Nottinghamshire College’s community team. Courses such as digital skills, English, maths, first aid and crafts will be available from June at Shirebrook’s Building…

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Mini ‘Commonwealth Games’ a hit with youngsters

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Sports students at West Nottinghamshire College have given Mansfield schoolchildren an action-packed day to show off their athletic talents. Thanks to the national School Games initiative, a government-led programme that…

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Salon springs into fundraiser for hospice

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West Nottinghamshire College’s hairdressing and beauty therapy students stepped into spring with an uplifting and revitalising treatment afternoon and fundraiser for clients at their Revive salon. Students at the Derby…

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College helps kids get crafty

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A weekly art workshop designed for children still has spaces at West Nottinghamshire College’s art and design centre. The Saturday art workshops have been created for children aged from 7…

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College helps schools get digital

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More than 500 pupils from primary schools and academies in Mansfield and Ashfield have enjoyed a taste of life as computer science students at West Nottinghamshire College. This has been…

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League win for college football team

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A college football team trained by Mansfield Town Football Club coaches is celebrating after winning a league title in its debut season. West Nottinghamshire College - MTFC has been crowned…

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Computer scientists look to their future careers

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Bringing the best of digital, creative and IT careers into the spotlight has been the theme for West Nottinghamshire College computer scientists. A specialist employability event was organised by tutors…

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Students careering towards an inspiring future

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Students have built up their careers portfolios, knowledge base and future aspirations thanks to more than a month’s worth of advice, guidance, masterclasses and industry speakers at West Nottinghamshire College.…

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College holds staff recruitment event

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West Nottinghamshire College is looking for aspiring, enthusiastic and passionate individuals to work for the organisation. The college has vacancies in various job roles including teachers, trainee teachers, assessors, trainers,…

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Students extend learning potential in the salon

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Hairdressing tutors at West Nottinghamshire College have gone to great lengths to offer hairdressing students new professional skills to add to their training portfolio. Amanda Denny, of Hair Extensions by…

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Students put through paces by firefighters

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Uniformed protective services students at West Nottinghamshire College learned what it takes to become a firefighter - after being put through their paces by a crew from Nottinghamshire Fire and…

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Science for all at college

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Students at the Mansfield and Ashfield Sixth Form College have been embracing all things science in recognition of British Science Week. The week-long celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths…

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Students join aid effort for Ukrainian refugees

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Students and staff at West Nottinghamshire College have responded to an appeal by a Mansfield church to send emergency aid items to Ukrainian refugees. They supported a major relief effort…

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Work placement pride with Mansfield travel firm

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Motor vehicle students from West Nottinghamshire College are enjoying success with a forthcoming work trial at a well-known Mansfield travel firm, thanks to a recent tour of the company’s site.…

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Open event at college town centre campus

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Mansfield and Ashfield Sixth Form College will be opening its doors to guests and prospective new students at a special open evening. On Tuesday 22 March, those who are interested…

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Fifth Expo excels at college

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Students and members of the public have been impressed by industry experts’ success stories and talents during West Nottinghamshire College’s fifth Create Expo. Guests were able to meet with specialists…

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Shining the light on mental health

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Reaching out to offer mental health support to people in the construction industry was the main focus at West Nottinghamshire College. Students at the Kirkby-based construction campus welcomed Andy Bishop…

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Students set for fruitful future

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Outdoor space at West Nottinghamshire College’s Derby Road campus, Mansfield, is being prepared for bearing fruit and vegetables thanks to a burgeoning horticultural project. Foundation studies learners will be getting…

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College apprenticeships open event

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An open evening dedicated to apprenticeships is taking place at West Nottinghamshire College next month. On Thursday, 3 March, people can discover more about the kind of apprenticeships which are…

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A showcase of creative minds coming to college

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Experts in the creative arts industries will be sharing their knowledge and expertise at a day of talks and seminars at West Nottinghamshire College’s fifth Create Expo extravaganza. On Friday,…

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College course leads to guaranteed interview

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A partnership between West Nottinghamshire College and Saga will be starting at the end of February – helping adult employment opportunities blossom in the customer service and call service industry.…

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Apprentices help business ‘switch up a gear’

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This week (7-13 February 2022) is National Apprenticeship Week – a country-wide celebration of the benefits and opportunities that apprenticeships bring to individuals and businesses. The annual campaign highlights how…

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Opening the door to career success

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This week (7-13 February 2022) is National Apprenticeship Week – a country-wide celebration of the benefits and opportunities that apprenticeships bring to individuals and businesses. The annual campaign highlights how…

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A taste of college to be dished up at half-term

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A week of hands-on activities is coming to West Nottinghamshire College during the February half-term, giving young people a taste of life on a further education programme. Free college taster…

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Competitive coffee and culture

Posted onPosted on 28th Jan CommentsNo Comments

Hospitality and supervision students at West Nottinghamshire College have been perfecting their drinks-making skills as they compete in the local heats of a national competition next week. Students on the…

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It’s all about A-Levelling up!

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West Nottinghamshire College’s A-Level students had the chance to discuss where they would like to see funding allocated in their communities with a panel of key stakeholders from Mansfield and…

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Students make it their business to succeed

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Young entrepreneurs spoke of their business success at West Nottinghamshire College following almost two years of trading in fledgling businesses. Learning companies spanning the range of curriculum areas at the…

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History remembered and honoured by students

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More than 1,300 students from West Nottinghamshire College have been learning about one of the world’s most harrowing events in modern history and paid tribute to its millions of victims.…

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Salon’s seasonal spirit helps hospice

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Pampering and prizewinning to raise cash for a hospice was in abundance at West Nottinghamshire College’s Revive salon, as staff and students held their Christmas charity fundraising day. The doors…

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Festive fundraising fayre

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More than a dozen charities are set to benefit from the funds raised at West Nottinghamshire College’s Christmas market. Organised by early years and health and social care students, the…

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Prison governor talks of life on the inside

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Life on the inside and the range of careers within the prison and probation service has been explored by students at West Nottinghamshire College. Uniformed protective services students welcomed Nottingham…

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Youngsters celebrate being model citizens

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Groups of students at West Nottinghamshire College have celebrated their efforts at becoming active and responsible citizens through a once-in-a-lifetime national youth project. More than 30 learners who study on…

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BBC researcher helps media students

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Discovering what audiences want to watch on television was the matter in hand for media students at West Nottinghamshire College – and they got an expert researcher to help them.…

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Students sell Christmas gifts

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Improving customer service and finance skills while serving-up some early festive joy has been the theme for foundation studies learners at West Nottinghamshire College. That’s because they’ve been busy selling…

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The force was with them!

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The breadth of career opportunities and training with Nottinghamshire Police has been showcased to students at West Nottinghamshire College. Students from the uniformed protective services and A-Levels curriculum joined Nottinghamshire…

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Students show they care

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There has been plenty of fun and fundraising at West Nottinghamshire College as staff and students have done their bit for BBC’s Children In Need. Pudsey Bear was run off…

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Question Time at college for town’s MP

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Discussions around healthcare, youth services and how people can become more active citizens of the town were just some of the topics posed by students from West Nottinghamshire College to…

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Remembrance Day parade first for college

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West Nottinghamshire College hosted a Remembrance Day service with a difference as they held the first formal parade, organised by the uniformed protective services (UPS) curriculum. Almost 90 students who…

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Mansfield marketeer takes the hot seat in TV studio

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From mountaineering to marketeering – that was what film and TV students at West Nottinghamshire College discovered from their latest guest’s adventures during an interview in the college’s TV studios.…

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Duo share sporting business success

Posted onPosted on 1st Nov CommentsNo Comments

Strength was the topic of discussion amongst sports students at West Nottinghamshire College as private gym owners from Fortis Fitness shared their story of success. Emma Richardson and Dan Plant,…

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College recognises cultural history and diversity

Posted onPosted on 26th Oct CommentsNo Comments

Students and staff from West Nottinghamshire College have been celebrating Black History Month, through a range of multicultural experience events which took place at each campus throughout the week. People…

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Building up to a new career

Posted onPosted on 25th Oct CommentsNo Comments

West Nottinghamshire College is calling all talented, passionate teachers, assessors, trainers or individuals with industry knowledge and experience of the construction sector to a careers event in November. The event…

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College to host open evening for all

Posted onPosted on 18th Oct CommentsNo Comments

Another event is coming to West Nottinghamshire College, Mansfield, to give people of all ages a chance to find out more about the range of courses available at the college.…

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Question Time at sixth-form college

Posted onPosted on 18th Oct CommentsNo Comments

A-Level students at Mansfield and Ashfield Sixth Form College in Mansfield have posed educational policy questions to a panel of local decision-makers. The sixth-form college which is part of West…

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Caring students make it a bountiful bake-off

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Health and social care students at West Nottinghamshire College, Mansfield, have given a national charity a boost with their biscuit and buns. On Macmillan Cancer Support’s well-known World’s Biggest Coffee…

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College advice day for school leavers

Posted onPosted on 28th Sep CommentsNo Comments

A weekend event is coming to West Nottinghamshire College to give school-leavers a chance to find out more about life and studies at the college. On Saturday 2 October, the…

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Afternoon tea gives students a tasty challenge

Posted onPosted on 27th Sep CommentsNo Comments

Catering and hospitality students brought colour, flavour and flair to an afternoon tea challenge at West Nottinghamshire College’s Refined restaurant in Mansfield. As part of their induction process, students who…

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A warm and wild welcome at West Notts!

Posted onPosted on 20th Sep CommentsNo Comments

As a new academic year dawned, students at West Nottinghamshire College, Mansfield, were welcomed back to their studies with a fun-packed welcome week. A huge range of activities, games and…

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Open day at new sixth form college

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West Nottinghamshire College’s newly opened sixth form college will be staging an open day later this month for those considering A Levels as their next study option. The Mansfield and…

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Open day at new sixth form college

Posted onPosted on 9th Sep CommentsNo Comments

West Nottinghamshire College’s newly opened sixth form college will be staging an open day later this month for those considering A Levels as their next study option. The Mansfield and…

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Supplies boost for painting and decorating team

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West Nottinghamshire College’s painting and decorating department has received a donation towards equipment and supplies thanks to a Nottingham-based decorating company. Tom McGovern, owner of TJ McGovern Painting Contractors, visited…

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Mansfield’s heritage brought to life by students

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The Mansfield Townscape Heritage Project (MTHP), which focuses on Victorian and Georgian buildings in a well-known conservation area and historical shopping street, has been brought to life thanks to students…

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A six-course delight for graduation night

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A six-course spectacular was served up to family and friends of hospitality and catering students at West Nottinghamshire College, Mansfield, to celebrate the students’ graduation. Courtesy of four chefs on…

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University visit expands healthcare skills

Posted onPosted on 16th Jul CommentsNo Comments

Health and social care students from West Nottinghamshire College were treated to a tour of Nottingham Trent University’s healthcare study facilities at its Mansfield-based campus. Before the end of the…

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“Outstanding” tutor Claire scoops teaching award

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A West Nottinghamshire College tutor described as being “truly exceptional in her dedication and care for students” has been commended in this year’s Pearson National Teaching Awards. Travel and tourism…

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Fundraisers put their best feet forward

Posted onPosted on 28th Jun CommentsNo Comments

Childcare students from West Nottinghamshire College, Mansfield, got off to a sunny start with a fundraising walk for a national charity. As part of their learning company’s mission, Level 2…

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Industry knowledge day a hit for learners

Posted onPosted on 22nd Jun CommentsNo Comments

Health and social care students at West Nottinghamshire College, Mansfield, have been getting an insight into the variety of jobs and training offered in the sector thanks to a tailored…

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From West Notts College to Rydell High

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Travel and tourism students at West Nottinghamshire College, Mansfield, have organised a trip to America for their end-of-year class celebration. Their journey was short though as this was an American-themed event…

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