About Nova

At Nova College students grow as a person. This is what we promise our students as these are the people 'we are doing it for'. We want our students to become independent, valued and conscious professionals and citizens. People who are aware of what they are capable of  and know where and how to learn during the rest of their lives.
The Nova College provides vocational education and basic and secondary education as well as business courses for adults. We are situated in the Amsterdam area (near Schiphol Airport). With our 1200 employees we provide courses for 12.500 people above the age of 16.
The VET programme encompasses Economics, Technology, Social Care, Health and Welfare from assistant to specialist/middle management and offers two learning pathways: five days of college a week alternated with practical training and a combination of work and schooling. The basic and secondary education varies from literacy up to and including pre-university education.

Talent development abroad
We encourage our students to discover and develop their talents and provides them with a safe environment where they can feel at home and grow into professionals. The development programmes also include international apprenticeships. Read our practical training contract.

About 6% of our students take part in mobility programs. Mainly within Europe, but also outside the EU. A growing number of staff members also visit various countries. Because of participation of a seminar, visiting students abroad or job shadowing. A large number of these activities are funded by Erasmus+ 

Business partner
Besides the above mentioned we provide training for company employees and others who wish to increase either their prospects in the job market or their own personal competence.

IT leading
We provide a Portal to our students, teachers and employees based on the latest SharePoint technology. The Portal provides: educational tools such as digital portfolio’s and student competence facilities, to meet the needs of the next-generation student. It also provides Management dashboards, workflow processes from back offices like finance and human resources. Our IT-environment is nationally one of the leading.
In school year 2016-2017 Nova College has been awarded the Erasmus+ Mobility Charter. The charter has been awarded within the Erasmus+ funding program. This program focusses on improving the skills and employability of youth and professionals within Europe. Our Ministry of Education strives for a minimum participation of 10% student mobility in international projects within VET in 2023. Examples are study exchange, following courses and doing an internship abroad. Within Nova College already 6% of our students are taking part in mobility projects.


More information?

For general information about Nova College, please contact:
Nova Servicepunt 
Postbus 2110, 2002 CC Haarlem
Telephone +31(0)23 530 20 10
WhatsApp +31 6 57813495 
E-mail info-advies@novacollege.nl
PIC number of Nova College is 948065779

For information about learning Dutch at Nova College, please contact:
Nova College Educatie
Telephone +31(0)23 530 44 00
E-mail: educatie@novacollege.nl

For information about international exchange an partnership possibilities with Nova College, please contact: 
Ms Marianne van Driel
Nova College coordinator international affairs
Telephone : +31(0)23 530 42 02
E-mail: mdriel@novacollege.nl

For general information about studying in the Netherlands:
Please see StudyInHolland.nl. How to apply for a visa and learn about regulations, please see IND.nl/studie and IND brochure Coming to the Netherlands to study

Our partners

CPH West – http://cphwest.dk

BBS Osterholz-Scharmbeck – http://www.bbs-ohz.de/English.63.0.html  

Audio Gil – http://www.spanish.audiogil.es/areas/home.php?language=en  
Institut Bonanova – http://www.institutbonanova.cat/coneix-nos/en_index.html

United Kingdom
University of Wolverhampton - http://www.wlv.ac.uk/

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