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West Nottinghamshire College is one of the largest and most successful colleges in the country. It has been on an incredible journey of success over the last five years and is now widely-regarded as one of the leaders within the further education and skills sector, with a national reputation for the work it does with employers.

Each year the college provides education and training to 34,000 full and part-time students, from pre-GCSE to university-level, with more than 7,500 drawn across Ashfield and Mansfield.

Around 12,000 of its students are engaged on an apprenticeship programme while a further 7,000 are in some form of training in the workplace.

Firmly rooted in its communities, the college works with a range of partners to ensure its provision meets the needs of the local economy and is aligned as much as possible with priority sectors. Almost 70% of its vocational students train in an industry area earmarked as a priority by the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, the City Growth Deal, and Ashfield and Mansfield district councils.


The college contributes significantly to economic regeneration and community prosperity. It recently completed a £40 million transformation of its estate, bringing world-class education and training facilities to Ashfield and Mansfield in sectors such as construction, engineering, creative industries and digital technologies, hair and beauty, hospitality and catering, to name a few.

In September 2016 it will open a state-of-the-art £6.5 million university centre at its main campus to boost access to higher education, professional qualifications and advanced apprenticeships amongst local communities.


The college also runs four wholly-owned subsidiary companies:

  • bksb: the UK’s number-one provider of online assessments and resources for English, maths and ICT. Its products are sold to over 80% of colleges in this country and to a further 2,000 organisations worldwide;
  • Vision Apprentices: the employer engagement arm of the college that provides apprenticeships and work-based learning to more than 12,000 apprentices and 3,000 employers each year;
  • Vision Studio School: The first of its kind in Nottinghamshire, the school works with local employers to provide a practical learning environment for 14 to 19-year-olds studying either engineering or health and care;
  • Vision Business Support Services: the latest addition to the college was established to provide support services to its growing business interests.



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