Essential Skills

Essential Skills

  • Develop confidence, life skills and interpersonal skills
  • Get help with interviews and finding work
  • Develop your IT, English and maths skills

We offer a range of Essential Skills courses for all ages, whether you’re 16-18 or 19 years or over. Our friendly and supportive tutors will help you explore your strengths and career interests, develop your key skills in English, maths and IT and grow your confidence and teamwork skills.

We offer a range of short courses for a variety of abilities.

Courses available in:

  • Employability Workshops
  • Confidence Building, Goal Setting and Volunteering
  • Getting into Care, Hospitality, Retail, Warehousing and Logistics, Business Administration
  • Functional Skills English and Maths
  • Essential Digital Skills

The majority of our Essential Skills courses are aimed at helping those aged 19+ secure employment. We’ll help you develop communications skills, IT, English and maths skills and can support with CVs and interview preparation. The Pathway to Careers course offers under 19s the chance to try out a range of industries before committing to a course full-time.

What our students say

“I chose to go to North Notts College, because I want to get a job as a Joiner and the skills and techniques we learn on the course are really useful and will come in handy in the future.”

Leighton Wilson
Leighton Wilson Level 1 - Certificate in Construction Skills

“I decided to go to North Notts College after going to an Open Event and I haven't looked back since - the staff are so supportive and have really helped me further my skills and build my confidence.”

Darcey Armstrong
Darcey Armstrong Level 3 - Extended Diploma in Theatrical and Media Make-Up

“I really enjoy coming into College, because I get to socialise with people who have common interests.”

Callum Cuthill
Callum Cuthill Level 1 - Certificate in Construction Skills
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