Take your place on one of our Academies.
Whether you are looking to experience life as a Nelson and Colne College student,
or simply want to understand more about your chosen subject, why not join one of our School Leaver Academies?
Take your place and see where this outstanding education will take you.
What is an academy?
Our academies have been designed to help you understand your options and opportunities after school. They have been curated specifically to give you a stronger understanding of each subject area, through taking part in a range of exciting and interactive activities during our 6-weeks of sessions starting at 4:30pm-6:30pm.
During the NCC Business Academy, you will learn how new products are developed, marketed and sold, creating a business idea that you can take into the real world.
Creative Arts & Media
The NCC Creative Arts and Media Academy will build your fine art skills, with a range of activities such as line drawing skills, artist research and exploring charcoal. You will leave the Academy with a strong portfolio of fine art pieces for you to take with you as you move into your next stage of education.
The NCC Digital Academy will focus on the coding language Python, developing your skills and understanding of the programme and all its capabilities. You will leave the Academy having designed and created your own digital game, definitely one to impress your friends with!
Early Years & Education
The NCC Early Years and Education Academy will introduce you to the world of child development, where you will plan
and create a story sack resource that can be used within a childcare setting. You will leave the programme with a portfolio of your work which could be used as practical evidence within your qualification after GCSE.
The NCC Engineering Academy, now in its second year, will provide you with a wide range of practical engineering skills and experience. Based in the engineering workshop you will design, create and review a rocket, as well as gaining the opportunity to interact with employers from across the industry.
Hair & Beauty
The NCC Hair and Beauty Academy will give you a taste of each subject area, including hair and beauty, hair and barbering, beauty and nails, media make-up, and hair and beauty theory. The academy will culminate in you provide a mini treatment or service for a family member.
Health & Social Care
The NCC Health and Social Care Academy will provide you with invaluable skills to prepare you for a career in the world of Health and Social Care. You will look at how activities need to be tailored to meet individual needs, as well as understanding illnesses and the impact on the individual. You will leave the Academy with a portfolio of evidence for you to take into future study within this field.
Law, Justice & Protective Services
The NCC Law, Justice and Protective Services Academy is an excellent way to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the legal process, from a crime being committed to the perpetrator being sentenced, creating a portfolio of evidence for you to take into your next steps in education.
The NCC Sport Academy has been created to provide you
with detailed insight into this ever-popular industry. You will learn a range of skills such as planning and delivering coaching sessions, fitness testing, anatomy and physiology and its links to performance. You will leave the academy with your own fitness and coaching profile which you can take with you when you enter further study within this field.
Our NCC STEM Alpha Academy covers a wide range of STEM subjects, enabling you to build your skills and knowledge in each one, whilst having fun and creating something new. Within the STEM Alpha Academy, you will undertake activities in Biology; Maths, Further Maths and Statistics; T Level Health Care Science & Applied Science; Geography and Geology; Physics; and Chemistry.