Note that New College Nottingham (NCN) and Central College are in the process of merging as Nottingham College – so although the venue this time is NCN, the courses being discussed here include the ones pioneered by Central College in recent years.
Date: Wednesday 26 April 2017.
Time: 6pm to 7pm. Recommendation: allow extra time at the end for possible chatting.
Venue: NCN City Campus, The Adams Building, Stoney Street, Nottingham NG1 1NG. Main entrance is up a flight of steps from Stoney Street; there’s also a back entrance from St Mary’s Gate. Either way, go to reception, and someone from the team will be around to direct you.
Area: East side of Nottingham City Centre, in between Lace Market Square and Stoney Street.
Price: This info event is free, and the courses are also free (government-funded).
Booking: Please book in advance for this info event if possible. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 0115 884 2278. This is also a good way to express initial interest in the courses. However, extra people turning up on the night wouldn’t be turned away.
Age range: The various courses are for young people age 13 up. The info event is open to all. (Some parents will probably bring their children to hear the info first-hand.)
These courses are all ones which young people can do while keeping their status as “home ed”. In that way, it’s different from registering at a school.
Courses for 2017-2018 will include:
- GCSE English, Maths, Science, Psychology, History, Sociology
- Pre-GCSE course, available from year 9
- Vocational courses for year 11, e.g. music, engineering, catering, carpentry. Download a copy of a letter from Jo Edgerton listing all of these “infill” courses for the academic year 2017-2018 (docx format).
Year 9 is the academic year where you start age 13 & finish age 14.
Year 11 is the one you start age 15 & finish age 16.
If you already know what you want to do, you can download an application form (PDF) online already.
(For more description of all the options, look out for another post which we hope to do soon. Here’s the explanation from last year to be going on with; that’ll be useful to explain the jargon terms and overall framework, even though some of the details are out of date.)
Map showing the Adams Building:
Nearest tram stop: “Lace Market”, about 100 yards away. All trams running through the city centre stop here. Tram information.
Nearest bus stops: “Fletcher Gate” and “Broad Street” are probably the nearest, each at around 200 yards away; the Victoria Centre is about 500 yards away.
Parking: Lace Market car park is run by the City Council. Stoney Street car park is run by NCP. They’re both pretty close, within 200 yards; Stoney Street is maybe a little bit closer, but also more expensive.
Access: Flat access to reception is available from the St Mary’s Gate / Lace Market Square side of the building. At time of writing, the room for the event had not yet been finalised, so please check with the organisers that the room they’re booking would also meet your access needs.