North East Surrey College of Technology
|Type||General Further Education College|
|Principal & Chief Executive||Frances Rutter|
|Principal, Nescot FE Corporation||Ms F Rutter|
|DfE URN||130822 Tables|
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.
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 which was used by Kingswood House School in their production of Peter Pan in February 2016, it was the first time the theatre had ever been used with flying as part of a production 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.
The college sports centre, gym, and playing fields are open to the general public.
Structure and organisation
The college is governed by The Nescot Further Education Corporation.
As of 2008-2009 the college drew around 12,200 students from the local community, nationally and overseas.
In addition to the traditional further education college subjects, the school offers distance learning, and customised training programmes for businesses.
The college offers higher education in Osteopathy, Acoustics, Public Services and Biological Science. Courses preparing for higher education within the college enables students to remain at Nescot in order to take their studies forward.
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.
Jane Wilson-Howarth author