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Kings has a formal progression agreement from the Advanced Level Foundation to Nottingham Trent

Nottingham Trent University dates back to 1843 when it opened as the Nottingham Government School of Design. The last few years have seen the University extensively recognised for its quality — in 2019 it was named the Guardian’s University of the Year, and prior to that it was the 2017 Times Higher Education University of the Year and the Times and Sunday Times 2018 Modern University of the Year.

Nottingham Trent University acknowledges the Kings' Advanced Level Foundation as equivalent to A-levels, providing students with an alternative pathway to higher education. Students who meet the specified foundation grades are offered a place at the university, giving them the opportunity to pursue their academic goals and excel in their chosen field.

Key Facts


  • #43 in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024
  • #42 in the Guardian Good University Guide 2024
  • #42 in the Complete University Guide 2024
  •  #7 for Land and Property Management, #10 for Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024)

Latest undergraduate enrolment

  • 23,500

Latest postgraduate enrolment

  • 6,000

Year founded

  • 1843

  • It offers over 500 different degree programmes across three campuses (City, Clifton and Brackenhurst), which are overseen by nine different academic schools.  
  • It holds a TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework) Gold Award.
  • The University’s research has been recognised for its quality and impact through prizes including the Queen's Anniversary Prize. 
  • Nottingham Trent prides itself on its global outlook, with almost 7,000 of its students studying overseas at partner colleges and around 2,600 international students enrolled at its Nottingham sites. 
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