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Access to Higher Education and Employment 

The Access and Pre-Access programmes are designed for adults who may wish to return to education after a break. They provide a supportive academic programme that will prepare you for study in Higher Education or in developing a new career.


Accounting and Finance 

From book-keeping for beginners to Association of Accounting Technician (AAT) courses, we can help you further your career in accountancy or just get those small business accounts in order! 

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Art, Design and Photography 

The Visual Arts department have art, fashion, photography and digital i-media studios with a variety of resources to support our learners. All of our workshops and studios are equipped with commercially relevant resources including Apple Mac and PC multimedia suites…


Arts, Crafts and Textiles 

Whether you want to try out a brand new hobby and get into art and craft for the first time, or are looking for a recognised qualification, look no further.


Automotive Vehicle Technology 

These courses are ideal for those who would like to train to be a Vehicle Technician. Technicians are responsible for the service and repair of cars, vans, motorbikes, lorries and coaches.

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Business and Commerce 

Choosing a business course at Central can open the door into hundreds of different jobs in a range of career areas, such as accounting; retail; human resources; marketing and administration. 

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Care and Early Years 

Few careers are more satisfying than working in care. These courses help students develop an understanding of people and how they develop emotionally, physically and psychologically.

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Career Pathways 

This is the first step towards many Vocational Qualifications or alternatively can lead to further training or employment. 

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Computing and IT 

Our everyday lives are becoming more and more dependent on IT. Whether you want to learn how to use a computer for the very first time or want an amazing career in IT, we have a course for you!



These high-quality courses are for you if you would like to study a practical, construction trade related subject to further your career in the building industry. 

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Counselling, Personal and Professional Development 

Whether you are looking for a part-time course to help you deal with a range of situations in the workplace or improve your skills to help you find a job, we have the course for you.

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Creative Writing 

Our creative writing courses aim to increase your confidence as writers as well as learn how to create and publish an e-book.

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Digital Media 

These courses offer a great foundation for entering into work or further study and you'll acquire the right skills to help you find employment. 



These high quality courses are for you if you want to study an electrical course with the intention of seeking further training and/or employment in the electrical industry. 


Engineering and Manufacturing 

Central will help you prepare for further qualifications and careers within the Manufacturing and Engineering industries that are vital to the global economy. Careers for the professional engineer offer a choice of challenging and rewarding opportunities.


English for Speakers of Other Languages 

The School of Lifelong Learning offers comprehensive full and part-time English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) provision for students of all ages across the city.

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GCSEs are offered as full-time or part-time programmes.

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Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy 

The Salon Central training salons are fully equipped with the latest technology and leading product ranges. The salons are open to the public. This provides our student hairdressers and therapists the opportunity to offer a comprehensive range of hair and…

Health And Safety

Health, Safety & First Aid 

Courses in health, safety and first aid can enable you, your family or your employees to gain a good understanding of keeping individuals and other people safe in the workplace or at home and improve your job prospects…



Opportunities are not always forthcoming and available for learners who may need supported learning. Here at Central we make opportunities happen and provide a range of courses and levels to meet the needs of all learners with a difficulty and/or…


Hospitality and Catering 

If it's a career in catering you're looking for or have been inspired by the Great British Bake Off, this is the place to be! Our full-time catering courses run at the world-renowned Trent Bridge Cricket Ground and part-time cake-decorating courses at the Sherwood Textile Workshop you'll…



With courses in Spanish, French, German and Italian, you can learn from the beginning or join a more advanced class to help you brush up on your school-day language skills!

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Music, Sound and Performance 

Looking for a course in Music, Sound and Performance? Why not check out the courses offered by our partner, ncn?

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These courses are ideal for anyone seeking a career in science, nursing, criminology or dental nursing/technology and for those who are looking for a change in career.

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We have qualified staff who have a wealth of experience working in a wide range of sport and leisure industries.


Trade Union Education 

TUC Education provides training for more than 30,000 union representatives, Health & Safety representatives and union learning representatives each year. 

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Travel, Tourism and Aviation 

The travel and tourism industry employ more people worldwide than any other industry. We’ve got a reputation for delivering a wide range of high quality courses to lead on to a university course or employment within this booming industry.

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Uniformed Public Services 

Choosing a uniformed public services course at Central could lead to an exhilarating career in the armed forces, emergency services, or even the security or prison services

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