Schools liaison

Nescot has two fully-trained careers advisors, who work closely with our feeder schools. We support students by giving them up-to-date and relevant information about their post-16 options, including apprenticeships. We offer flexible support, delivered at our feeder schools and here at Nescot. We also meet regularly with other careers advisors to share good practice, as well as specific information about qualifications and opportunities for young people in the area.

What we offer

Activities and events at schools

  • Class assemblies for years 10 and 11, where we provide an introduction to post-16 options, including vocational and technical study, higher education, and Apprenticeships. We also give an insight into college life, and explain how to apply to Nescot
  • One-to-one careers advice for students unsure which qualification to choose
  • Group sessions to help with the application process
  • Visiting careers events at schools, including bringing specialist subject tutors where requested. For example, Construction and Catering tutors have showcased skills and provided interactive opportunities for students.

Activities and Events at Nescot

  • We offer open evenings and events throughout the year, where students can speak to specialist subject tutors as well as expert staff from support areas including Student Finance and Learning Support. You can find our open event dates on our website here. Open events give students the opportunity to look around the college and meet tutors and current college students. Visitors can apply and book an interview slot on the night.
  • We also offer Insight days for Year 9 and 10 students, which offers an interactive opportunity to experience a new subject area. We currently offer Insight Days in IT and Creative Media; Music Technology; Digital Design and Graphics; and Fashion Marketing and Management.
  • Group visits to Nescot can be arranged throughout the academic year.

To arrange any of the options above, or to find out more about how we can support your students, please contact our careers advisors Sandra Cox or Sarah Suggitt by emailing or Sarah Suggitt

"There is a comprehensive process of engagement with schools, and the activities from recruitment to college through open evenings and the engagement as student or apprentice ensures that no stone is left unturned in the recruitment process" - Matrix inspection, November 2019

Careers guide for school leavers

View our guide for students joining us in 2020/2021 by clicking below.

Why study at Nescot?

  • Our courses are practical - our students learn by doing, not just reading
  • You'll be taught by specialist lecturers with their own experience of working in the industry
  • We work closely with employers, giving you confidence our courses are up-to-date
  • You'll get real work experience, not just theory learnt in a classroom
  • You'll be doing real-life assignments based on what you'd be doing at work
  • You can choose an apprenticeship, and earn while you learn
  • We have great progression routes, with courses from entry-level to university-level
  • We have great facilities - we've invested £50m in our campus since 2013
  • We were rated Good by Ofsted in January 2016
  • We're experienced - Nescot has been providing excellent education since 1953
  • We have a huge range of courses, from accounting to uniformed public services
  • You can study in a way that suits you - full-time, part-time, by distance learning or through an apprenticeship
  • We're very convenient to get to. We have a large, free car park, locked bicycle storage and we're very close to Ewell East train station, which is in zone 6.

What can I study?

We believe that Nescot has a qualification for everyone, whatever your goals are. We also have a wide range of facilities that are open to the public.

  • Part-time courses for adults: We offer courses that fit around your existing commitments, whether you're aiming for a promotion, a career change or a new hobby. Choose your qualification here.
  • University-level qualifications: Our courses include HNCs, HNDs, top-up years, foundation degrees and more. Learn more here.
  • Distance learning: Many of our courses can be studied by distance learning, with subjects ranging from health and social care to business - and many of them are absolutely free. Find out more here.

What happens next?

You can apply online for any of our courses. You may then be invited to attend an interview, where we'll talk to you about your career plans and make sure that the course and the level you've applied for are right for you. Successful applicants will be offered a place to study at Nescot. Full-time students will be invited to a Welcome and Induction Day, which is usually held at the end of June. You can meet the other people who will be on your course. All students will be invited to enrol in August. You'll be sent a letter telling you what to bring with you, and when to attend.

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If you have any questions about applying to Nescot, or which course would suit you best, call our Advice and Guidance team on 020 8394 3038.








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