1. Nescot has an outstanding reputation in Surrey and throughout the UK
Gold medallists at the 2010, 2011 and 2012 WorldSkills UK National Finals
The BTEC National Student of the Year 2013 studied Computing at Nescot and is now going to King’s College London
We have the Highest achievement rates in Surrey at 94.5%*
Our Computing courses are ranked 3rd in the country**
2. Nescot is the only college in Surrey to have a REED NCFE Centre on campus
The REED Employment Centre is open year round, with staff focussed on helping you, whether you’re looking for an Apprenticeship, a work placement as part of your course, a part-time job to fit around your studies or a full-time position once you’ve finished studying at Nescot.
3. Outstanding Ofsted Grades
At our latest inspection in September 2010 Nescot received outstanding grades which recognised our capacity and determination to provide high quality education for our learners. Download the full report from Ofsted here.
4. High levels of student satisfaction
Our 2013 college survey of Further Education students at Nescot showed 95.5% were satisfied with the teaching and learning on their course, 95% felt safe in college and 93.4% said they were satisfied with the college and their course overall.
This year’s National Student Survey found 95% of our Higher Education students were satisfied with their course. This compares to a national average of 85%, and puts the college ahead of the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford and the University of Durham
5. Strong progression to Higher Education
At the time of writing, our students are holding offers from universities including King's College London, Exeter, Surrey, Kent, Bangor, Bournemouth, De Montfort, Goldsmith’s, London School of Fashion, Reading, Sheffield Hallam, Nottingham Trent, St Mary’s, Roehampton and many more.
6. Industry investment in our curriculum and our students
Nescot has strong links with employers and skills councils. This industry input means that our courses offer the skills that employers have identified as the ones they need in their field of work. Employers help with the design of assignments, with relevant visits and guest lecturers, with entrepreneurship and employability schemes and with high-quality work experience.
7. Personalised teaching
One of the main reasons people come to study with us is the personalised approach to teaching at Nescot. At every point in your studies we will give you the tools to succeed. This means you can expect to receive personalised tuition when and where you need it.
8. Award-winning staff and students
Nescot’s teaching staff are unique because they have excellent industry experience, with many still working at high levels in their fields. This year students have won national and regional skills competitions and Nescot staff have been recognised for outstanding work in their fields of expertise. Our staff understand the career your education is leading to, and can help you get the qualifications, skills and experience you need.
9. Career-building progression
Our range of courses have been carefully put together to enable you to progress from one level to the next - as long as you are successfully meeting your targets - all the way to degree level.
10. Safe, green campus
Unlike many colleges, we have a single site, set in 70 peaceful acres of green belt with a safe learning environment.
*Source: General Further Education National Success Rate Tables 2011/12 www.thedataservice.org.uk/Statistics/success_rates/nsrt/
** (ibid) Achievement Rates = All ages, all durations