Working at Nescot
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Nescot is a forward-looking College of Further & Higher Education that serves a large area of South East England with a wide range of vocational and academic courses, both full and part time. Unlike many colleges, we have a single site, set in 70 acres of Surrey green belt in a peaceful setting and providing a safe learning environment - yet the campus is only 30 minutes away from central London by train (with a station conveniently located next to the College). We are only 15 minutes from the M25 and offer a large free on-site car park.
In the academic year 2011/12 there were 9,834 enrolments in total which comprised of 7,856 FE (which is 79.9%), 292 HE (which is 2.96%) and 1,686 full cost and projects (which is 17.1%).
The College is dynamic and ambitious and aims to move towards ‘Outstanding’. With our Principal at the helm and a new management team the College has made great strides forward in all areas.
In 2010 Ofsted rated Nescot as Outstanding for Leadership, Management, Capacity to Improve, Care & Support for Students, Tutorials, Enrichment, Safeguarding and Financial Management.
At Nescot we want to help the learner succeed in their ambitions. Our students value our welcoming, friendly and caring atmosphere. Our lively learning community helps to make the most of their learning experience at the College
Our range of courses attracts students from the local community, nationally and from overseas. These include Further Education, Higher Education, professional, leisure, short, full and part-time courses.
We pride ourselves in being able to offer courses which meet the educational needs of our students, and in giving them the freedom to develop as an individual. The College offers progression routes at all levels and to our own Higher Education courses in conjunction with a number of Universities including Surrey, Kingston and Kent.
We are committed to ensuring that the students achieve their qualification and personal goals in their studies. To help them succeed, we provide support for their learning in various ways, from careers advice, counselling, financial advice, and health to focussed learning support in class.
Nescot has 1500 learner PCs situated in PC classrooms and other areas around the college. The Learning Resource Centre alone has over a hundred PCs and laptops for group , individual and classroom study. The IT network reaches across the college with increasing wireless connectivity. There is a yearly rolling IT upgrade programme to further develop the IT Infrastructure to support teaching and learning.
Attracted by high success rates, the safe campus and good transport links, our learners study for Apprenticeships, BTEC, NVQ, C&G and professional qualifications in Animal Care, Art & Design, Beauty & Hair, Business & Computing, Childcare, Construction, Creative Media, Health & Social Care, Music Technology, Performing Arts, Photography, Public Services, and Preparation for Life & Work, Sport and Travel & Tourism.
Nescot specialises in Higher Education (HE) for work, offering University-level courses approved by Kingston University, and BTEC. Osteopathy, acoustics, perfusion and biomedical science degrees have national reputations. Our courses have been commended in recent reviews, praising the relevance of our courses for students already working or preparing for work. Inspectors were impressed with the quality of teaching and learning and found that our teaching and technical staff were highly qualified with up-to-date skills. At Nescot you will find that our group sizes are generally smaller than in other, larger, HE institutions and that enables us to provide you with more individual support. You can, of course, also expect state-of-the-art resources to support your learning.
Specialist Training & Academy Status:
Nescot's IT & Computing department are specialist providers CISCO, Citrix, Cyberoam, Linux, Microsoft and Oracle training qualifications.
The Gas and Electrical Academy at Nescot provides comprehensive industry training for trade professionals and their staff, it also offer qualifications for anyone thinking about a career change who would like to retrain.
EDBC (Epsom Downs Business Centre) is the specialist Employer Training Department of Nescot College. They aim to offer businesses and employees expertise in tailoring relevant training and sourcing funding. EDBC's consultancy service is free of charge and will dramatically improve your capacity and efficiency.
Nescot Teacher Training Academy provides flexible and targeted provision of courses for those who want to teach in the post 16, lifelong learning sector.
Nescot has 70 acres of land and over 27,000 m² of floor space on the main site. Since September 1997 the College has opened a number of new buildings. These include the Visual and Performing Arts and Built Environment Buildings, the Learning Resources Centre, and the Nestots Day Nursery. The College aims to have a new build for 2013.
The College has many well-equipped laboratories, workshops, studios and classrooms to support its wide ranging curriculum offer. There are good quality flexible open access IT facilities in the Learning Resources Centre. The IT network reaches parts of the College allowing access to the Internet and the College Intranet. There is a continuous expansion and upgrading of the facilities available on the IT network to support the development of new teaching and learning methods.
The Sports Hall provides recreational facilities, exercise classes and a well equipped fitness centre. Coupled with the excellent outside sports facilities it can cater for a wide range of student and staff recreational needs and also acts as a focus for coaching courses. The facilities, which are used extensively by students and staff, are also available to external organisations and individual members of the community.
The Adrian Mann Theatre is a fully equipped working theatre with an audience capacity of 230. It is used to support the College’s performing arts courses and provides a venue for many productions by local theatrical and dance groups.
Learning Technologies and E-learning
Nescot embraces the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning. All classrooms are fitted with interactive whiteboards to support innovative teaching. Outside the classroom, learning is supported by Weblearn, our online virtual learning environment. Weblearn enables learners to access course resources, submit assignments, take part in discussion forums and complete quizzes. Staff development sessions are available from the ILT team throughout the academic year on an individual and group basis. Support in the use of Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint etc…) is available from the IT Advisors in the Learning Resource Centre. The ILT Co-ordinator is one of only 30 people across the entire FE sector to hold LSIS Advanced E-learning Professional Advisor status. In 2011, the ILT team were shortlisted for the Outstanding E-learning Team award at the TES FE Awards. Nescot’s 2010 Ofsted report commented: “The provision of ILT, and its good use by teachers, has improved considerably since the previous inspection. Many teachers, as in lessons for functional skills, make very good use of interactive technologies. Learners speak positively about how they use the college’s virtual learning environment (VLE) to catch up on missed work, to find extra resources to support their learning, and to record and monitor their progress.”
Many of the college’s students come to the college by rail from south-west London as the local station, Ewell East (Victoria 30 minutes) is only a 5 minute walk. However, there is also easy access to the A3 and M25 for students travelling by car from the south-east, and there are large free car parks for staff and students. The College is conveniently located roughly halfway between Heathrow and Gatwick making it attractive to the International student market.
Nescot is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of learners and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and enhanced CRB clearance.