Higher Education (HE) Courses

Our Higher Education (HE) Courses here at Oaklands will help you get to where you want to go.

Have you considered the great benefits of studying locally?

  • lower tuition fees
  • saving on accommodation costs
  • keeping close to your old friends while making new ones
  • the ability to work full or part-time all year round
  • the chance to do real work experience to improve your employability

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].

Accommodation

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?

Full-Time

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.

Part-Time

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.

HNC Engineering (Mechanical) 17/18-OHNCEG1P/1

This nationally recognised programme takes two years of part time study, attending for one extended day each weekRead more

Fees £2,956.00
Level Level 4
Campus Welwyn Garden City Campus
Type Part Time
Start Date 25/09/2017
Duration 2-Year
HNC Civil Engineering Studies (Part-time) 17/18-OHNCCE1P/1

The qualification comprises ten core units. Design Principles and Application for Construction and the Built Environment Science and Materials for Construction and the Built Environment Applied Mathematics for Construction and the Built Environment Group Project in the Construction...Read more

Fees £2,815.00
Level Level 4
Campus Welwyn Garden City Campus
Type Part Time
Start Date 18/09/2017
Duration 2-Year
HNC / HND Music 17/18-OHNDMU1F/1

The Higher National Certificate (HNC) is a one year course at level 4 which is the equivalent to the first year at university. The course leads to the Higher National Diploma (HND) in the second year. This programme is designed to provide highly relevant, specialised studies...Read more

Fees £5,000.00
Level Level 4
Campus Welwyn Garden City Campus
Type Full Time
Start Date 26/09/2017
Duration 1/2 Years
HNC / HND in Performing Arts 17/18-OHNDPA2F/1

The HND in Performing Arts provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the performing arts sector and also offers particular specialist emphasis through the choice of specialist units. Students...Read more

Fees £5,000.00
Level Level 4
Campus Welwyn Garden City Campus
Type Full Time
Start Date 26/09/2016
Duration 1/2 Years
HNC / HND Art and Design 17/18-OHNDAD1F/1

Encompassing a whole spectrum of art and design methods, the HND involves the pursuit of visual languages and imagery that hold particular meaning and significance to the artist/ designer. You will also gain the knowledge and and skills to embark on a career in the creative, design...Read more

Fees £5,000.00
Level Level 4
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full Time
Start Date 18/09/2017
Duration 1/2 Years
HNC in Construction Management 17/18-OHNCCT1P/1

The qualification comprises ten core units. Design Principles and Application for Construction and the Built Environment Science and Materials for Construction and the Built Environment Applied Mathematics for Construction and the Built Environment Group Project in the Construction...Read more

Fees £2,815.00
Level Level 4
Campus Welwyn Garden City Campus
Type Part Time
Start Date 25/09/2017
Duration 2-Year
HND Engineering (Mechanical) 17/18-OHNDEG1P/1

This nationally recognised programme takes one year of part time study, attending for one extended day each week. Read more

Fees £2,860.00
Level Level 4
Campus Welwyn Garden City Campus
Type Part Time
Start Date 26/09/2017
Duration 1-Year
HNC Engineering (Electrical) 17/18-OHNCEE1P/1

This nationally recognised programme takes two years of part time study, attending for one extended day each weekRead more

Fees £2,956.00
Level Level 4
Campus Welwyn Garden City Campus
Type Part Time
Start Date 18/09/2017
Duration 2-Year
HND in Computing Systems Development 17/18-OHNDSD1F/1

The course will give you a comprehensive overview and thorough grounding in the main areas of modern computing, providing you with the practical skills required in this competitive international commercial environment. It develops an appreciation of the need to implement a structured...Read more

Fees £5,000.00
Level Level 4
Campus Welwyn Garden City Campus
Type Part Time
Start Date 18/09/2017
Duration 1-Year
HNC in Computing Systems Development 17/18-OHNCSD1F/1

The course will give you a comprehensive overview and thorough grounding in the main areas of modern computing, providing you with the practical skills required in this competitive international commercial environment. It develops an appreciation of the need to implement a structured...Read more

Fees £5,000.00
Level Level 4
Campus Welwyn Garden City Campus
Type Full Time
Start Date 18/09/2017
Duration 1-Year

Foundation Degrees

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:

Extended Degree

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:

Other degree courses

Degree courses validated by University of Hertfordshire and delivered in part by Oaklands College.