We offer courses across a wide range of subject areas, both academic and vocational. The majority of our HE courses are available on a full-time and part-time basis and the course content provided in the full-time course information also applies to the part-time course.
Access and Widening Participation
Oaklands College is committed to delivering high quality HE provision designed to meet local and regional needs and those of our College community. The College values the diversity of our student body and is committed to minimising barriers to entry for all our HE applicants and to widening access.
View full Access and Widening Participation Statement [PDF]
Students holding offers on extended and foundation degrees only are able to apply for accommodation at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield via: www.herts.ac.uk/university-life/accommodation.
Applications must be made online. Rooms will be allocated depending on availability and the deposit being paid on time. Applicants will automatically receive information regarding how to apply when they reach the correct UCAS stage.
How do I apply?
For full-time Foundation Degree courses please apply through UCAS. You will need to use the UCAS code provided and our institution code HERTS H36, plus the campus code O (Oaklands College).
For full time HNC/Ds please apply through UCAS. You will need to use the UCAS code provided and our institution code O12.
If you would like to study with us part-time, please apply through Oaklands College or the University of Hertfordshire. For HNC/HND please apply through Oaklands College, Foundation Degree applications must be made on the standard university application form with the University of Hertfordshire.
HNC / HND
A Higher National Certificate/Diploma can be achieved in two years and can provide progression to the second year of a BA or BSc Honours Degree.
This is a nationally-recognised degree qualification in its own right, and can also lead onto the final year of an Honours Degree programme.
You will have access to a wide range of services and facilities at Oaklands College as well as having access to facilities at the University of Hertfordshire, including:
- Learning Resource Centre – open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, during term time
- Sports Village – take advantage of excellent health, fitness and swimming facilities
- StudyNet – a virtual learning environment providing online course materials
- Students' Union – join a club, meet new people and enjoy a taste of university life
Foundation degrees validated by UH and delivered by Oaklands College:
If you want to study for a degree but do not meet the entry requirements, completion at this level will guarantee you entry onto the first year of your chosen degree. Applicants can study towards foundation degrees validated by University of Hertfordshire and delivered at Oaklands College. Find out more about the course on University of Hertfordshire website: