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The National School and College Leaver Festival – NEC Birmingham – 7th-8th November ’23

The National School and College Leaver Festival

The largest national careers and skills event in the UK…

Post Pandemic and at a time of uncertainty in our economy, has there ever been a more important time to showcase the opportunities that are available to those about to leave full time education?

NSCL Fest is a fully interactive, immersive and importantly ‘fun’ two-day showcase held to inform and inspire our future talent pipeline and showcase the very best opportunities that Employers, Colleges, Universities and other Training Providers have to offer.

You’re invited to support this ground-breaking event in Autumn 2023 where you will join over 150 other exhibitors in broadcasting a powerful message to over 80,000 young people from across England.

There is a world of opportunity out there and we need to shout this as loud as we can, we owe this positivity to a generation more impacted by circumstances out of their control than any for decades.

If you would like to find out more about how you can exhibit, sponsor and get involved contact our team now.

If you’d like to attend the event as a student, school or college…

Want to Visit?

Opening Dates & Times:

Tuesday 7 November 10:00 – 14:30 & 15:30 – 18:00

Wednesday 8 November 10:00 – 14:00

School and College Groups:

NAS Media offers a travel bursary scheme for students in Years 12, 13 and 11 from Schools and Colleges.  Please be aware however that our events are very popular and funding is provided on a first come, first serve basis.

If you’re a teacher from a School or College looking to bring a group of students and benefit from the bursary, click on ‘Group Registration’ below to confirm your booking.

General Visitors:

If you’re a young person, parent/carer, or an individual wanting to attend, click on ‘Individual Registration’ below to get your ticket!

Any questions regarding visiting, please get in touch with the NSCL Team.

 North Ave, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1NT

Register using this link: Want to Visit? – The NSCL Festival


What Schools Say About Us

Being part of the Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Careers Hub has been pivotal to the development of careers provision in our school. The Hub have shared good practice across their members resulting in a stronger focus on good quality provision. The annual event enabled the hub to share their vision of School Improvement Through The Lens of Careers and looking beyond the Benchmarks. It was a fantastic opportunity to share different models of school improvement and strategies to further develop careers provision to enhance the future opportunities of our young people.

Mrs A Spencer, John Taylor High School

What Businesses Say About Us

It it superb to be able to speak with local schools, colleges, and businesses in Stoke and Staffs and show how important the partnerships are to bring the skills of the future. Educating those who educate the ones shaping the aspirations of young people is essential for the industry to grow and be more sustainable.”

Alison Tucker, St Modwen