TEC was established in 2012 in order to meet the needs of local people, who lack the education they need for gainful employment or academic success. Our dedicated team of professionals is committed to ensuring that students receive a high-quality education, which equips them with the knowledge, skills, and qualifications needed to develop their career and enhance their life chances.

Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission

To provide students within local communities with the holistic education they need to improve their life chances.

Our Vision

To become a foremost provider of the complete education journey, supporting adults from basic skills courses up to university degrees and career success.


We aim to provide education that meets the needs of local communities, which is why we have opened study centres in three cities across the UK: Nottingham (Head Office), Leicester, and Birmingham. Having study centres in three cities allows us to widen participation to people from under-represented communities, who lack the confidence and support they need for academic and career success.


of students in the past academic year have started a new job after completing their studies


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Level 1 Training

Courses for adults and continuing students in. English  and Maths NCFE Functional Skills (Level 1)

Level 2 Training

Courses for adults and continuing students in English Maths NCFE Functional Skills 

(Level 2)

Vocational Training Award

Door Supervisors in the Private Security Industry, providing students with the knowledge and skills required to be a door supervisor

Level 3

Gain knowledge and understanding of the business environment and how businesses work with ATHE Diploma In Business (Level 3)

Gain knowledge and understanding of health and social care. (ATHE Diploma in Health & Social Care)

Level 4

Gain a wide range of transferrable business knowledge and skills you will need to succeed in any industry of your choice. ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Business Management

Empowering Futures, Nurturing Talent: Trent Education Centre – Where your journey to success begins

Our Current Courses

We offer courses at a range of levels to suit students at four different stages in their development. Students who start with basic English and Maths training will be able to stay with us throughout their academic journey, progressing to a university level education and career success. Alongside basic English and Maths courses, we specialise in Door Supervisor training, and Diplomas in Business and Management. We are also approved to offer Level 3 courses in Health & Social Care, appropriate for people wishing to start a career in the health sector.



You Apply

Tell us a little about yourself and we’ll help with the rest. Our convenient online application tool only takes 10 minutes to complete.


We Connect

After you submit your application, an admissions representative will contact you and will help you to complete the process.



We will let you know if your application is successful.  If it is, you can enrol into the course and start studying.

Awarding Bodies

Trent Education Centre offers qualifications from the following awarding bodies:

Our Study Centre Environment

All of our Study Centres have the same warm and vibrant community of students and staff, working together to achieve our shared goals.  You will find staff ready to support and guide you, academic faculty to provide you with high quality education, and well-equipped facilities with everything you need to learn to the best of you ability. 

We are establishing a Trent Education Centre (TEC) Student Union for all of our Study Centres in Nottingham, Leicester and Birmingham, meeting our commitment providing students with the holistic education they need. The Student Union will be given training and support so that it may take the lead in developing an annual calendar of social and educational events that students want and need. 


Are you ready to take the next step toward your future career?