At North Somerset Enterprise and Technology College (NSETC), our job is to get students fit for work in their chosen career or further and Higher Education pathway.

NSETC provides a different style of learning for students. We are revolutionising learning and recruitment in the region. Why? Because the days of measuring success by academic qualifications alone are long gone. Transferable skills, justifiable confidence, and real-world experience is what employers look for nowadays.

The school has a business-like environment for pupils and we are committed to ensuring our students have ambition, confidence and a set of skills which gives them a distinct edge above others who are applying for jobs and university places with the same high qualifications.

NSETC is flying the flag for STEM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) across North Somerset. We teach students how to use industry-standard equipment and provide them with access to real work experience as they undertake placements with big-name employers and take part in career workshops and seminars.

A word from our Principal

"The vision of the NSETC is to help young people raise their aspirations and skills to become work-ready young people with the justifiable confidence, career focus and commercial acumen to help the regeneration of North Somerset as a whole. The NSETC provides an invaluable opportunity for young people who want to be the leaders of tomorrow: it places the learner first and delivers outstanding learning within a strong employability framework."

NSETC is part of the Inspirational Futures Trust – a new multi-academy trust. The aim of the trust is to raise education standards across North Somerset.

Dr Darran George - Principal, NSETC

A word from our sponsor

Dr Paul Phillips OBE, Principal and Chief Executive of Weston College has been a key driver in re-generating the area and ensuring the education offering matches employment demand. Dr Paul has been involved in NSETC since its inception and strongly believes that having identified recruitment gaps; NSETC will provide an invaluable source of work-ready individuals to help fill them.

"NSETC has been designed to help young people sharpen their skills by offering a concentrated STEM / business-focused range of qualifications, which encourage them to move on to either Higher Education (including Russell Group universities), higher-level apprenticeships, or straight into a job.

Weston College was recently graded 'Outstanding' by Ofsted, which means it is officially one of the highest-performing colleges in the country: we will be offering this expertise to the NSETC through access to our staff, learning philosophy and our state-of-the-art facilities."

Dr Paul Phillips, OBE - Principal and Chief Executive, Weston College Group