16 – 18 Years Course Guide
If you’re getting ready to leave school and starting to think about what to do next, the huge range of options in front of you can look daunting. But choice is good! The number of courses available just means that you can find the best one for you – the one that suits your interests, your goals and your passions.
There are a few different course types, but we’ll help you decide which is best for you, so you don’t need to worry. Our dedicated Careers and Welfare team can answer any question you might have, helping you find the right path to your ideal career, if you need more information or would like to speak to our Careers team please contact us.
Take a look below at the different types of courses available for young people between 16 and 18 years old. To see the discipline you’re interested in studying, click on the ‘view course’ Link. If you can’t see the course that you are searching for please contact us.
Business and Management
The Business and Management courses are designed to help develop your self-confidence, self-reliance and independence and enable you to take responsibility for your own learning and career development. It will help develop your professionalism and ability to work as part of a team and as an individual.
Certificate in Business Studies – Level 2
Diploma in Business Studies – Level 3
Beauty, Fashion & Make-up Courses
On our Beauty, Fashion amd Make-up courses, you will learn the professional skills required to become an innovative artist in the creative world of fashion image-making. These courses covers many aspects of Beauty, Fashion and Make-up and has been designed for aspiring artists who wish to gain the skills and confidence to pursue a career in the industry.
Diploma in Beauty Therapy Level 2
Diploma in Beauty Therapy Level 3
Certificate in Fashion & Textiles Level 2
Certificate in Fashion Level 3
Diploma in Fashion & Textiles
Diploma in Make-up Artistry
The Childcare, Health & Social care courses are designed to help develop your self-confidence, self-reliance and independence and enable you to take responsibility for your own learning and career development. It will help develop your professionalism and ability to work as part of a team and as an individual.
Certificate in Childcare
Certificate in Childcare and Education
Construction Building Trade Courses
The construction industry is the powerhouse of an economy and workers with trade skills are among the most valuable in the workforce.
Choose a course with us and gain the skills, experience and confidence you will need to compete in the job market. You could study brickwork, carpentry and joinery, plastering, electrical installation and plumbing. Whatever your level, we will set you on the path to a construction career.
Based at our Carlton Road campuses, you will work with qualified tradesmen who have strong links with businesses across Nottingham. All of our courses will provide you with relevant skills that are used day-to-day in industry.
Diploma in Bricklaying – Level 1
Diploma in Bricklaying Level 2
Diploma in Bricklaying Level 3
Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery Level 1
Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery Level 2
Diploma in Electrical Installations Level 2
Diploma in Electrical Installations Level 3
Building Maintenance & Multi-Trade
Diploma in Painting & Decorating Level 1
Diploma in Painting & Decorating Level 2
Diploma in Plastering Level 1
Diploma in Plastering Level 2
Diploma in Plumbing Level 1
Diploma in Plumbing Level 2
Digital design, Web & Graphic design courses
The digital design, Web design and Graphic design couses are highly creative, fun, stimulating and inspiring. Designers are creative problem solvers, and because every problem is different, every day is different. You will work with fellow students on exciting creative projects which will be challenged to think differently. This highly creative range of courses are aimed at constantly developing new skills and software learning. You will study digital design which you can apply to new trends, new technologies, new ideas, and new sources of inspiration.
Diploma in Graphic design and Digital Marketing Level 2
Extended Diploma in Graphic Design Level 3
Extended Diploma in Interactive Media Level 3
English and Maths Courses
We offer English and maths on a flexible part-time basis, which is perfect if you’re looking to fit your learning around your life and work. If you have already achieved a GCSE in English or maths lower than a grade C, then you will be able to take a course free of charge to help you gain a better grade. Our experienced team of staff will support you to build your knowledge in a way which is best suited to you. You will develop the skills you need to feel confident, effective and independent in education, work and everyday life.
Functional Skills English – Entry Level up to Level 2
GCSE English – Level 3
Functional Skills Maths – Entry Level up to Level 2
GCSE Maths – Level 3
Free courses to build your confidence in writing and speaking English, Entry Level 1, 2 and 3 with Citizenship. These courses are suitable for non-English speakers who want to improve their English with the goal of settling in the UK. These course will assist students to live day to day more easily and give them a clearer understanding of British culture. These courses are suitable for non-English speakers who want to improve their English with the goal of settling in the UK.
ESOL Level 1
ESOL Level 2
ESOL Level 3
Hospitality & Catering Courses
Hospitality and Cookery students work closely with tutors who’ve worked in high-pressure catering environments, passing on a wealth of tips and advice to students who are keen to learn. Whether you are aspiring towards a career in Hospitality and Catering or you simply want to enhance your dinner party skills, we provide a great learning experience in a fully-equipped, professional environment.
Professional Cookery Level 3
Information Technology Courses
Information Technology now lies at the heart of almost every business and every organisation across the globe. By studying IT courses at City College Nottingham you will gain valuable technical and theoretical knowledge and qualifications which provide a gateway to further study or a rewarding career in a host of associated disciplines. Our courses in Information Technology cover most of the most popular information technology area.
European Computer Driving Licence Extra – Level 2
Diploma in IT User Skills Level 3
Teacher Training Courses
Our programme is designed for those who wish to teach young people or adults or are currently teaching. The course combines taught elements with your practical teaching. If you want to teach or are currently teaching young people or adults this course helps you to develop your teaching skills, reflect on current ideas about education and training, and to creatively explore the professional opportunities open to you. You will gain competence in planning, teaching and learning, and in working with students.