About us

Based over three sites, two in Lincolnshire and one in Nottinghamshire, in Lincoln City Centre at Gainsborough and at Newark.

We are the largest educational institution in the County, with around 9,000 students of whom over 3,000 are full-time.

Please note all three campuses are non-smoking sites.

An overview of Lincoln College Campus


Student Quotes

“The facilities are excellent and the staff are instructive and helpful”

“The Adult Learners Grant is fantastic as it opens the door to further education for so many people”

“It’s an adult environment and you get to meet lots of new people”

“I’ve made loads of new friends and just like everything about the college”

“I just love everything about it”

“It’s a really nice environment - great facility – there’s something for everyone”

Lincoln College

Our campus on Monks Road is both the administrative centre and largest site of the college. The campus has recently undergone considerable development, we now occupy a contained space encompassing the corner of Monks Road and Lindum Hill. Lincoln College has the latest technologies and specialist areas with industry standard equipment. Each building is packed full of some of the best facilities you can find in our region. The Friary Learning Centre also offers fantastic learning resources and a place to study. The best way to find out what Lincoln College is like is to come and visit us on our open days, guided tours and taster days, will show you what the college is like, where to eat and places to study.

Gainsborough College

Gainsborough College is a great place to study. Housed on a modern, purpose-built campus close to the town centre, the College has a friendly welcoming atmosphere, dedicated staff and excellent facilities. We are well-known for our good results. Our supportive team of tutors are here to help you build confidence and gain personal satisfaction from your programme of study. Whether you are studying to get a job, to improve your career prospects, to go on to university or even for fun – we can help. Some of our students are recent school-leavers and want to learn new skills – we can support their development and prepare them for employment or higher education. Gainsborough also has an excellent Learning Centre for all students independent study needs. There is excellent parking at the college with facilities for the disabled. You will find good access throughout the campus and a wide range of specialist equipment to facilitate learning. The college takes seriously its commitment to equal opportunities. Whatever your aspirations, our team at Gainsborough College will ensure you find your chosen course a highly rewarding experience. We look forward to welcoming you.

Newark College

At Newark College we aim to provide our community with the high standard of learning environment which our customers – students, parents and employers – will need for the future.

The traditional learning environment at Newark has been successful in meeting a wide variety of individual needs, and we and our students have created a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in the College – the best way to allow people to learn and develop. Newark also has an excellent Learning Centre for all students independent study needs. The atmosphere is very important to us, because we cater for several hundred school leavers, adult students, overseas students – and thousands of part time students.

Serving the local community means that we have a programme of Full Time Courses designed to meet students’ individual needs and circumstances, and offer a wide range of Lifelong Learning Services to part time students and companies. In some areas of our curriculum, most notably our Violin School, we have an international reputation and each year welcome students from all over the world as well as from every region of the UK.