Welcome to the begin (Basic Educational Guidance in Nottinghamshire) website.

begin is an independent not-for-profit partnership.  It offers free, impartial, confidential advice for adults about 'Basic Skills': English, Maths, and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages). We also support organisations who want up-to-date information on Basic Skills (also known as Functional Skills').

begin is currently funded by New College Nottingham and Central College Nottingham.
Site structure designed by Izabela Kielich

begin moved to ncn City (Adams) in April 2015.  Our new address is on the Contacts page.  We have the same phone number, but no longer have a fax.  If you want to send us a document quickly, please scan and email it to enquiries@begin.org.uk

If you want an ESOL course, please fill in this form.