About the corporation
The West Nottinghamshire College Group consists of a large and successful Further Education College based in Mansfield, Vision Apprentices - a national apprenticeship recruitment service, bksb, internationally renowned online assessment tools and commercial interests that include a fine dining restaurant, a hair and beauty salon and spa, a theatre and a day nursery. Vision Business Support Services is the latest edition to the College Group and is established to provide exceptional support services for all aspects of the Group’s business. The college group is a well-known brand in the local area and further afield, being widely recognised as one of the most successful colleges in the country. The college group prides itself on being a successful business, providing a great experience with financial strength and a fantastic place to work.
We also sponsor Vision Studio School - the first of its kind in Nottinghamshire.
The Inspire and Achieve Foundation, is also connected to the college, having been founded by our Principal Dame Asha Khemka – the foundation provides support to reengage vulnerable young people back into education.
Vision West Nottinghamshire College has a track record for success and is continually developing its offer to meet the needs of students and employers. The college group support close to 30,000 students each year and offers a range of courses from pre GCSE to degree level.
Through its partnerships with the University of Derby and Birmingham City University, the college is able to offer a range of foundation degrees, HNDs and full honours degrees from the Vision University Centre based at the Derby Road campus.
The college also offers 20 different A Level subjects and achieved a record pass rate of 99.2% in 2014. This is in addition to a variety of vocational courses that are delivered in some of the best facilities in the sector, which range from engineering and construction to creative arts, hair and beauty and catering.
The range of subsidiary companies and brands that we own and run are carefully chosen to ensure that everything we do benefits our other interests and ultimately ensures that our customers - whether they are young learners, employers or adults returning to education - are given the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge that enables them to achieve their goals.