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Our Mission

We will increase skills through the attainment of vocational and fundamental English and math’s qualifications whilst improving learners’ employability skills and life chances. We aim to increase employment levels, decrease NEET and meet the skills demands of the learners, Local Authorities, employers and LEP’s that we serve.

Nova was established as a private training provider in September 1992 and celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2022. Over the years Nova has operated a number of youth and adult training programmes.


Our head office has always remained in Willenhall town centre (within Walsall Local Authority). Historically we have delivered training programmes across all four Black Country Local Authorities. In 2001 we opened our first centre outside the Black Country, setting up a motor vehicle workshop in Telford.

Since then the company has spread its wings further. Our focus has remained on supporting young people aged 14-24. At the present day, Nova now operates its 14-24 provision from 13 locations. Our centres are located in Birmingham, Cannock, Clacton-on-Sea, Colchester, Dereham, Dudley, Kidderminster, Oldbury, Walsall, Wellington, West Bromwich, Willenhall and Wolverhampton. Our Apprenticeship programmes see us delivering education further afield as we support a number of national employers.

Our programme delivery now includes; 16-18 study programmes, pre-apprenticeships, provision for learners with high needs, apprenticeships and 14-16 alternative provision. We offer maths, English and ICT training as part of our courses and also deliver vocational training in a number sectors and trades.

Our Values

Maximising learner/customer success and achievement through innovative delivery to improve individual’s life chances and/or employment opportunities, in a safe, secure and nurturing environment underpinned by our specific values of:

Respect, Honesty, Trust, Openness, and Equality of Opportunity for all.



Through a socially inclusive approach, we will provide high-quality training and support to equip individuals with the skills for future employment, further development and/or Further Education. Nova is committed to delivering excellence, providing the best possible experience and effective CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance) for our learners and staff alike. With a strong emphasis on Equality and Diversity and a commitment to Safeguarding, we will ensure our learners feel safe and are safe. We aim to be a high-performing organisation with a passion for learning and a dedication to becoming the training provider of choice.


Supporting Documents

Our organisation is subject to various external assessments, below are links to a selection of our external Ofsted and other reports.

What our learners say

“I lacked confidence when I started but it is getting better throughout all the support I am receiving at NOVA”

Jade Smith

“Memory has helped me so much. Thank you”

Charlotte Hawkins

“My confidence has got better since I have been at NOVA. I have learnt a lot in lessons, e.g I learnt how to laminate which I didn't know how to do before. I would like to say a huge thank you to Memory”

Justina Russel

“I think all the staff at NOVA are the best. They all make time for the learners and are very pleasant. The lessons are great and the staff help you with your work whenever they can. In my opinion, the staff at Goscote are the best in the world”

Liam Maritza

“I have done exams which I didn’t think I would and this is all down to Memory and Mick. They made me believe in myself”

Jordan Birkett

“Memory is a great tutor, she caters to everyone’s needs. She is an inspiration to NOVA”

Amy Davies

“I have managed to complete my NOCN which is the first ever qualification I have ever completed in my life and this has given me so much confidence which has now led to a work placement”

Jordan Dale

“I think the structure and lessons are good which have led me into a placement which I really enjoy, when I first started at Nova I was very shy and didn’t say boo to a goose, nova has built my confidence and self-esteem and can communicate better with everyone”

Jamie Perrit

“I left school with no qualifications and now I have Level 1 in maths and English which will help me get a good job”

Conna Price

 “Nova has helped me with my Maths and English and I fell more confident to go out into work, I have met lots of new people and this has helped me interact with people better” 

Jack Yoemans

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