North East Surrey College Of Technology

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North East Surrey College Of Technology
Nescot logo.jpg
Type General Further Education Eollege
Religion Non denominational
Principal & Chief Executive Sunaina Mann
Principal, Nescot FE Corporation Mrs S. Mann
Location Reigate Road
Ewell, Epsom
Surrey
KT17 3DS
England
DfE URN 130822 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 12,236 (2008/9)
Gender Mixed
Ages 14+
Website Nescot

The North East Surrey College Of Technology (NESCOT) is a large further education and higher education college in Epsom and Ewell, Surrey, England that began as Ewell Technical College in the 1950s.[1]

Facilities[edit]

Nescot has specialist practical facilities including a construction department on site with trade specific workshops for Bricklaying, Plumbing, Carpentry, Electrical Installation and Plastering. Performance and Media have dance studios, recording facilities, dark rooms and a Mac suite. The college also has two theatres, one traditional with tiered seating and a modern performance space. Other curriculum areas are supported with a beauty salon, onsite nursery, labs, an Animal Care Centre, Student Advice Centre, Learning Resource Centre - and an Osteopathy clinic.[2]

The college sports centre, gym, and playing fields are open to the general public.

Structure and organisation[edit]

The college is governed by The Nescot Further Education Corporation.

Academic profile[edit]

As of 2008-2009 the college drew around 12,200 students from the local community, nationally and overseas.[2]

In addition to the traditional further education college subjects, the school offers distance learning, and customised training programmes for businesses.

Higher education[edit]

The college offers higher education in Osteopathy, Acoustics and Biological Science. Courses preparing for higher education within the college enables students to remain at Nescot in order to take their studies forward.

Software training[edit]

The school is recognised as an Apple Authorised Training Centre and holds academy status with CISCO, Microsoft, and Oracle as a specialist training provider.[3]

Performance[edit]

A 2010 Ofsted inspection assessed the school overall as Grade 2 (good), with Grade 1 (outstanding) in several areas.[2]

In 2011, Nescot's Media students competed in and won the final of WorldSkills UK. The previous year the college's Computing department's students scored individual success in the WorldSkills 2009 final. In 2011, three computing students made it into the final competing at Alnwick Castle.

Notable alumni[edit]

Jane Wilson-Howarth author

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nescot Past and Present". Nescot web site. Retrieved 26 November 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Ofsted insperction report April 2011 Retrieved 26 November 2011
  3. ^ "Welcome to Nescot". Nescot web site. Retrieved 26 November 2011. 

Coordinates: 51°20′34″N 0°14′41″W / 51.3427°N 0.2448°W / 51.3427; -0.2448