opening Summer 2017
Norland College is expanding into a new building in Bath, which has been specially designed and is now currently undergoing an extensive refurbishment to bring it up to the high standard our students rightfully expect from Norland.
The new site will be located in Upper Oldfield Park, Bath and will house:
- 7 state of the art lecture rooms with smart screen technology. This will enable our lecturing team to continue to deliver lectures in innovative and engaging ways.
- A large conference/exhibition room for teaching, guest lectures and practical sessions.
- A dedicated learning resource centre, giving students access to all of the resources they need for their degree and Norland Diploma studies.
- A large simulated nursery area with direct access to the garden, enabling students to learn all of the practical skills required to care for children using the latest equipment, as well as learning the traditional skills that are associated with Norland.
- Purpose built on-site kitchens so that the Food and Nutrition element of the Norland Diploma teaching can take place on-site.
- A large student common/break out area with access to the patio and newly landscaped grounds.
- Staff offices and meeting spaces.
- Garden space for breaks and lunch times. Breathtaking views of Bath, including the Royal Crescent.
The new building is set to be finished by summer 2017, ready for students (Set 41) starting at Norland in September 2017.
Norland College is currently housed in a Grade II listed Georgian Villa which was originally owned by the Duke of York, (son of King George III). This historic building is fully equipped with all the most up to date facilities and resources ensuring a functional and conducive learning environment, whilst retaining the building’s character.
In September 2013, the college was completely refurbished. The students’ learning facilities and social spaces were improved and upgraded to create a look that is clean, sophisticated and modern.
Norland College is an inspiring and stylish place to study, uniquely blending history and modernity.
Norland's Virtual Learning Environment, Moodle, is a multi-function tool enabling staff to electronically deliver content and activities to students and facilitate collaboration and communication. It enables students to electronically submit assessments and coursework. Although used extensively in the college, the role of Moodle is to complement ‘traditional’ face-to-face interaction (in the form of lectures, seminars and tutorials) between staff and students.
All students are given their own log in to Norland’s intranet, ‘MyDay’ – this highly intuitive information delivery platform provides the students with a one-stop shop for everything connected to college life, including their email, calendar and library account.
The college has iPads available for student use; however we find that most students prefer to bring in their own devices. Students can use the college wi-fi to access the internet, the college printers and the library catalogue. The college has fibre optic broadband resulting in greater speed, capacity and security.
Our lecture rooms are equipped with the latest technology including 70" flat-panel interactive Smart Screens.
The college houses an extensive Early Years library which includes relevant journals and research papers. We use the online library management system, Heritage, and students also have access to a catalogue of e-books, databases and e-journals. Students are encouraged to use ejournals and ebooks to support their research.
Norland College also has areas that are dedicated to the practical lectures and sessions that make up the. These areas include an area set up with working examples of children’s nurseries, an area dedicated to sewing skills and an offsite space with cooking facilities used for Food and Nutrition.