opened in 2017
Norland College has expanded into a new building in the Oldfield Park area of Bath, which has been specially designed and has undergone extensive refurbishment to bring it up to the high standard our students rightfully expect from Norland.
The new site is located in Upper Oldfield Park, Bath and houses:
- 7 state of the art lecture rooms with smart screen technology. This enables 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 (LRC), 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 opened in the summer of 2017, ready for students (Set 41) starting at Norland in September 2017.
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,– 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.
Prior to the move, teaching and learning at Norland College was 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 now home to, the team and the department.