We are a college in North East Surrey, in easy reach of London and Croydon, rated 'Good' by Ofsted.
We are a college in North Surrey, in easy reach of London and Croydon, rated 'Good' by Ofsted.
Our number one priority is getting you ready for your career or university!
We work closely with employers to design our curriculum, and we plan assignments around what you’ll be doing in industry. We’ve invested £50 million into our campus to give you some of the best facilities there are. Many courses include an opportunity to go on trips in the UK and abroad, learn from visiting speakers, do work experience, and take part in national and international competitions. These experiences give you skills like teamwork, communication, time management and self-confidence.
We will expect you to work hard and push yourself, and we’ll be there to help you every step of the way. Whatever your goals are, we’re confident that we have a qualification that suits you, tools to help you get the experience you need and the support to help you excel.
We have had a great reputation for over 50 years and we were rated ‘Good’ in every area by Ofsted at our recent inspection (Jan 2023). The report notes that "students are motivated to succeed". Our success rates are consistently above sector averages and feedback from students in highly positive.
You'll be taught by staff with specialist industry knowledge and experience. Courses and qualifications are designed for career success, and our workshops, studios, salons and labs are equipped to contemporary professional standards.
As well as the specialist facilities and equipment you need for your course, we have a range of facilities for private study and social time. These include our library & learning resources centre; Starbucks coffee lounge; large refectory and vending machines; indoor and outdoor sports facilities; hair and beauty salon; gym; additional free distance learning courses; a day nursery; and theatre.
Our student support team arrange enrichment activities, sports groups, student representation and wellbeing activities. Many of our courses have study-related trips in the UK and abroad. In the last year, groups of our students have worked on projects with the world-famous Epsom Derby, major charities and private clients.
Within a 5 minute walk of mainline Ewell East station, with regular trains to London, Sutton, Croydon and Epsom. Ewell West station is around a 15 minute walk. We have a large free car park and secure bike storage.
Many courses involve the opportunity to take part in national skills competitions. In 2022 Nescot students qualified for Worldskills UK finals in Film, Beauty and Electrical competitions. We host local and regional skills competitions in our fantastic facilities, for example in Brick and Hairdressing.
In November 2023 a group of our students won Gold at the WorldskillsUK Digital Media Production competition.
We have qualified expert staff to help you with finance, learning support and advice and guidance. Find out more at our enrolment and induction sessions.
We work closely with employers and industry bodies so that you can be sure our teaching reflects the skills you will need for today's economy. We’re also ideally connected to get you work experience, and our students complete placements with hundreds of different employers in a range of sectors each year.
We offer university-level education at Nescot in many of our subject areas. Or, like over 200 of our Level 3 students each year, you could choose to progress to university. Many of our full-time students also progress to paid employment through apprenticeships.
You’ll be in a college not a school, we’ll treat you accordingly. You are encouraged to take responsibility for your own learning, while we also ensure you have the support to succeed on your qualification.