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 has moved to ncn City (Adams). Our new address is on the Contacts page.  

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