West Nottinghamshire College opens extension

West Nottinghamshire College's new campus
Image caption The facilities are intended to prepare students for employment

An £11m college extension intended to give students employment skills has opened in Nottinghamshire.

West Nottinghamshire College's new building has opened at the campus in Derby Road, Mansfield, and will train hairdressers, beauticians and chefs.

It has hair and beauty salons, a spa and a "fine-dining" restaurant.

Head teacher Amanda Jogela said the facilities would help students develop "realistic skills with paying customers."

The building will be open from Tuesdays to Saturdays to students and members of the public.

Ms Jogela added: "We have more training areas available to us now and already our enrolment numbers are looking buoyant and increased on previous years."

The expansion forms part of the college's wider £24m revamp which was announced in 2011.

Plans include a creative arts centre, sports hall and a new exterior design.

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