Community Learning

Our part-time courses allow people to develop skills in an informal, friendly and fun environment, whether you want to further your career, take up a new hobby or learn a new skill. We offer range of part time courses suited to fit around your commitments, which include languages, writing, computing and more.

The College works with Hertfordshire Adult and Family Learning Service (HALFS) to provide learning opportunities to those who are most in need or have least opportunity to achieve formal and informal qualifications. As a result, some of our courses can be offered at a lower fee or even free to some applicants. Find out more by contacting our team on 01727 737154.

Please note that you need to be a minimum age of 19 years to enroll on one of our community learning courses.

Course Availability

The running of community learning courses is subject to receiving sufficient enrolment numbers. Oaklands College reserve the right to postpone or cancel a course if it has not received the minimum required enrolments by the scheduled start date. In the case of cancellation, those students enrolled will be notified a minimum of 2 days prior to the start of the course, where appropriate an alternative course will be offered or a full refund of their course fees will be processed.

Find a course to suit you from the list below. If you get stuck, don’t worry, help is at hand just call us on 01727 737000 or email

Wedding and Reception Flowers: 19:00-21:30

To understand the health and safety aspects of working with flowers and associated material. To understand the use of floral foam. To develop an understanding of the use of tools and equipment. To be able to choose plant material and flowers for designs. To learn the skills to make a pin hole, table decoration and bouquet.

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration2WK 2 weeks
  • SSt Albans Campus

Summer Leisure Courses

Details of our new Autumn 2017 courses will be available at the end of June 2017