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Why choose Central?

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Central was again ranked in the top 20% of UK colleges (and top in Nottingham) for student satisfaction in the 2015 National Student Survey.

Our students commented how much they benefitted from the friendly atmosphere and supportive teaching that built their confidence, not just in their subject but in their lives generally! In addition, 96% of Central graduates were in employment or further study six months after graduation (DLHE, 2013-2014)

The College is also known for offering a friendly and lively learning environment with small class sizes, superb facilities and nationally recognised student support. 

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I’d highly recommend doing a university- level course at Central. It felt way more personal and there was barely any time to wait for things like studio time or equipment, or even library books!

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What can higher education do for me?

Did you know that by completing a higher education (HE) course, you could significantly increase your earning potential and open the door to more rewarding career choices?

Research by the Department for Business Innovation & Skills (2013) suggests that people who have a degree earn on average £200,000 more over a lifetime than non-graduates.

Studying higher education (HE) at Central College Nottingham offers you a more affordable route to gaining your degree or moving into employment. It also allows you to achieve additional qualifications, that are highly valued by employers, on the way to achieving your degree. 

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Why choose higher education at Central?

Completing a degree-level course has a wide range of benefits. In terms of your future job, a degree can lead to increased earning potential, greater opportunities and a more rewarding career.

Affordable higher education                                                       

University-level study at Central offers you the opportunity to save money, with fees typically lower than at university. 

Conveniently local and great value 

Why not stay local to study for your degree? More and more students are benefitting from staying closer to home to complete their degree, by taking advantage of our fantastic facilities local to them. Did you know that more than half of our HE students progressed from a Level 3 course at Central? Or that we offer a fantastic £1000 HE Bursary scheme for current Central students who progress onto higher education programmes with us? 

Relevant to your future career

Employers help shape the curriculum and we have staff with current industry experience. So you can be confident our HE courses will prepare you for your future career. 

Quality assured courses

In their latest review, the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) gave a resounding endorsement of our HE provision and our courses are validated by Nottingham Trent University (NTU), the University of Derby and Pearson. 

Student satisfaction

Our students tell us how much they value their college higher education experience, where teaching groups are smaller and they have easy access to tutors. In fact, many students say that they wouldn’t have achieved a university degree if it wasn’t for college-based HE study. 

The uniqueness of college-based higher education

We offer smaller teaching groups and intensive academic support to enable you to achieve success and maximise your potential.