If you are looking for a new direction, a career change or the chance to go onto higher education then one of our Access to HE Diplomas could be the course for you. As well as refreshing and updating your skills and knowledge they also give you the confidence and ability to succeed at the next level, are accepted by universities as equivalent to A-levels and seen as a passport to higher education and a new career.

If you already have A-levels, or a Level 3 qualification we currently offer part-time, higher education study in four subject areas Business, Computing, Sports and Childcare. The flexibility of these courses will allow you to develop new skills, improve your current career path, and study for a different career without the need to give up work.

Courses are designed to develop up-to-date subject knowledge and improve employability skills. Higher National Diploma (HND) and Higher National Certificate (HNC) are qualifications in their own right. They can also be converted into a degree by taking one or two years extra study at University.

In the recent inspection of HE provision (June 2011) The Integrated Quality and Enhancement Review (IQER) team identified many strengths including:

“The College Tutorial and Induction System Policy aims to provide effective support for students and thereby improve retention and raise achievement. The Quality Management Group monitors the policy’s effectiveness. The student written submission was unanimous in its endorsement of the success of this policy and agreed that tutors provide excellent pastoral and academic support to enable students to achieve.”

During the review, the team identified the following as one of many areas of good practice:

“The extensive nature of support for students, which the students greatly appreciate and enables them to succeed.”


Contact us

North Nottinghamshire College
Carlton Road
S81 9DD

Tel: 01909 504504
Email: contact@nnc.ac.uk