By continuing your visit to this site, you accept the use of cookies. They ensure the proper functioning of our services, analytics tools and display of relevant ads. Learn more about cookies and control them

Not yet registered? Create a OverBlog!

Create my blog

All about: Castle College, Nottingham

Nottingham Castle College is a further education college with 16 campus sites in the British city of Nottingham. It is an associate college of De Montfort, Nottingham Trent, Bedfordshire, Northampton and Derby Universities.

History and location

Vision
Its ambitious vision is: "We aspire to be the region's leading provider of learning and training, recognised by learners and employers for the outstanding quality of our comprehensive and demand driven vocational provision."
Origins of the college Castle College was formed in Nottingham in 2006, when two other further education colleges, Broxtowe College and The People's College, merged, in an effort to provide the people of Nottingham, with more educational opportunities. Location of the place The headquarters of the college is located at The People's Campus, situated at Maid Marian Way in Nottingham city centre.
The campus This campus offers courses in Digital Technologies, Business & Travel, Management & Professional and Health & Medical Sciences. There are ten other sites throughout the city and wider country of Nottinghamshire, with campuses dotted throughout Nottingham city centre, as well as sites at Beeston and Stapleford.
People First Centre One of these campuses is the People First Centre, which is located on Alfreton Road in Nottingham. This centre is designed largely for people, who do not want to study in a large college environment. It offers E2E and E4E courses to those aged 16 to 19.

Learning and lifestyle

Courses available The college looks to make education readily available to all people in the city. College courses include 'A' Levels, as well as BTEC and other vocational options, such as diplomas in subjects such as barbering and electrotechnical technology.
Outreach Castle provides community college courses known as Outreach. These courses offer a range of opportunities to adults over 19 years of age. These allow people to undertake subjects as diverse as foreign languages, and anger management, at conveniently locations in the city. Application process
The first step towards applying to become part of the college community, is to fill in an application form, copies of which can be found online. College course details can also be found on the institution's official website. International students The college has a diverse collection of international students on its rolls, some 300 in number.
English for Speakers of Other Languages
The college's English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses are in high demand.
BEGIN In order to apply to join a class, prospective students must apply to BEGIN (Basic Educational Guidance in Nottinghamshire). This organisation manages the waiting list for those classes, held at Castle College, and indeed all Nottingham colleges’ ESOL courses.

Same category articles Colleges & Universities

A guide to Teachers College

A guide to Teachers College

Teaching colleges in UK are in great demand these days, given that recession has hit all sectors of the economy, barring the educational sector. Teaching in UK colleges and schools has never been so rewarding as of now. Unlike jobs in the industrial sector, teachers are entitled to a 12-week holiday each year.
The Student Travel Association: The facts

The Student Travel Association: The facts

Are you a student, a teacher or a young person? If it is the case and you are planning to travel, consider visiting the Student Travel Association’s website and learn more on the travel services provided. You can begin by reading the following article where you can find out all the interesting facts that you need to know about Student Travel Association.
An introduction to MidKent College

An introduction to MidKent College

MidKent College is an English further education college which operates out of three campuses in the central region of the county of Kent. The college is one of the largest providers of further education and training in the south-east of England. All the college's sites are accessible, being close to town centres and with good road access. An introduction to MidKent College follows.