Strongly tied to the community

Nova has helped people from diverse backgrounds move forward with their skills, build confidence and increase their chances of employability.

Our Mission

Finding a job can be a struggle for people who missed opportunities to learn at school or have moved to the UK with little English. Nova welcomes everyone. We listen, we offer advice and support and we work together to achieve personal goals. Our courses lead to nationally recognised qualifications that can unlock further study and job opportunities.

We target:

  • Those who have missed out on educational opportunities
  • Women returning to work
  • Long-term unemployed
  • Minority ethnic groups, migrant and refugee communities

We help the community by:

  • Supporting local people to move into education
  • Building skills in Maths, English and ICT
  • Opening doors through volunteering and participation
  • Responding to tough economic conditions

Each year Nova New Opportunities provides a vital stepping stone for over 1400 disadvantaged residents of North Kensington and the surrounding deprived areas who are unable to access mainstream services and lack the skills and confidence to progress.

Many of our users are unemployed, economically inactive or trapped in low-paid work.

Our core values

  • Focus on individuals
  • Encouragement
  • Professionalism
  • Friendliness

We strongly believe that

  • Helping individuals helps families and communities
  • Everyone has something to offer
  • Motivated people deserve our help
  • People can develop and contribute whatever their life circumstances