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Adult and part-time courses

Studying part-time can help you reach your professional or personal goals. Nescot offers a wide range of courses, and we work hard to help you balance your studies with your existing work or family commitments.

Studying at Nescot

We offer a wide range of adult part-time and distance learning courses. We've also launched our new 'Rebuild' range of onsite short courses and distance learning courses to support individuals and employers with their career needs or post-Covid business plans. Nescot is pleased to be welcoming students into college for onsite learning. We have a range of measures in place to minimise Covid-19 risks. See www.nescot.ac.uk/coronavirus for the latest information.

For all our Adult and Rebuild courses see our prospectus here.


Why Study Part-Time?

Aim higher
Getting a new qualification through studying a part-time course could help you reach the next stage of your career. This could include specialist qualifications in areas such as food premises inspection, computing or electrical installation, or helping you learn the skills you need to step up to management with a qualification in team leading.

Start a new career
Many of our students take the opportunity to start a completely new and different career in an area they’ve always wanted to work in, like animal care, counselling, education, beauty therapy or hairdressing.

Start your own business
We offer a range of business courses that could help support entrepreneurs, such as qualifications in
bookkeeping, accounting, and team leading. Some of these courses are offered by distance learning,
making them even easier to fit into your busy life.

Learn new skills or start a hobby

Have you always wanted to refresh your maths and English skills? What about learning more about mental health, diabetes or nutrition? Or even learning more about a practical trade, like carpentry? We have plenty of courses and qualifications that could help.

Adult Education at Nescot

Nescot offers education and training opportunities to students from a wide range of ages and backgrounds. Our mission is to inspire and enable all our learners to achieve their goals and provide the skills needed in the economy.

We specialise in vocational and work-based training, offering accredited qualifications that are both recognised and sought after by employers. Our part-time study options range from skills boosting to get you back into work, professional and trade qualifications and vocationally relevant degree programmes and post graduate work.

We also have a growing and exciting range of courses that can help you to develop a business or new skills for interest. We understand that you will already have a busy and complicated life so we try to offer course times that fit around work and families. At Nescot we keep our group sizes as small as possible and this enables us to provide you with more individual support. You can, of course, also expect state-of-the-art resources to support your learning.

How will Nescot support you?

Advice and Guidance
Trained, impartial careers advisers can help you decide which qualification is right for you. The team can help you to apply, enrol you, and offer free advice about your future career options. Help is also
available from the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900. 

Business Centre and Apprenticeship Teams
If you are embarking on an apprenticeship, you can count on our experienced team for support every step of the way. Our Business Centre team works closely with local employers and can offer
guidance on finding a suitable placement, see our website for current apprenticeship vacancies.

Student Finance
If you will be aged 19 or over on 31 August 2020 then you will probably have to pay for your qualification. Some students are entitled to fee remission and many are eligible to take out an Advanced Learner Loan. Our expert team will help you navigate student finance.

Learning Support
We are committed to making sure that all our students are treated fairly, and we make reasonable adjustments to make sure that students with disabilities are not disadvantaged.

Photograph of a Nescot student

I would recommend Nescot to anyone. It’s the perfect size: small enough that it feels like family, but big enough that you get access to amazing facilities. Teaching is my passion, and I’m so grateful to Nescot for helping me to follow my dream.

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