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.   

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

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.

Foundation 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

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.



Foundation Degree Early Years 16/17-UHFDEY1F/1

This course is designed for candidates who are working with young children and wish to continue their professional development. It leads to a Foundation Degree in Early Years and status as a Senior Practitioner. Classes are one day per week over 2 years.Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 4
Campus Welwyn Garden City Campus
Type Full Time
Start Date 21/09/2016
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
Foundation Degree Early Years 17/18-UHFDEY1P/1

This course is designed for candidates who are working with young children and wish to continue their professional development. It leads to a Foundation Degree in Early Years and status as a Senior Practitioner. Classes are one day per week over 2 years.Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 4
Campus Welwyn Garden City Campus
Type Part Time
Start Date 03/10/2017
Duration 2-Year
Foundation Degree Animal Management (F/T) 17/18-UHFDAM1F/1

The Foundation Degree is awarded by the University of Hertfordshire and taught at Oaklands College. UCAS Course code: D300, Institution code: H36, Campus Code: O. Application for the (2 year) full-time course should be through UCAS and through the University of Hertfordshire...Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 4
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full Time
Start Date 18/09/2017
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
HND Diploma in Health and Social Care (QCF) 17/18-OHNDHS1F/1

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Fees £5,000.00
Level Level 4
Campus Welwyn Garden City Campus
Type Full Time
Start Date 18/09/2017
Duration 2-Year
HNC Music 17/18-OHNDMU1F/1

The Higher National Certificate (HNC) is a one year course at level 4 which is the equivalent to one year at University. The course leads to the Higher National Diploma (HND) which could potentially lead to a final year at another institution to gain a BA or BSC. Read more

Fees £5,000.00
Level Level 4
Campus Welwyn Garden City Campus
Type Full Time
Start Date 26/09/2017
Duration 2-Year
17/18-OHNDPA2F/1

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Fees £5,190.00
Level Level 4
Campus Welwyn Garden City Campus
Type Full Time
Start Date 19/09/2016
Duration 2-Year
Foundation Degree Media Production (Full-time) 17/18-UHFDMP1F/1

This two-year, full-time programme is designed to give students the opportunity to develop their creative and practical skills in media production to a very high level. Students will develop experience in their subject through learning about the skills processes and technologies...Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 4
Campus Welwyn Garden City Campus
Type Full Time
Start Date 25/09/2017
Duration 2-Year
Foundation Degree in Sport Studies 17/18-UHFDSP1F/1

The course is run over two years with an option to progress onto a full honours programme at the University of Hertfordshire. At the end of the course you will gain a Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Sport Studies and, with the necessary grades, you can progress onto the third year of...Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 4
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full Time
Start Date 25/09/2017
Duration 2-Year
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 £5,190.00
Level Level 4
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full Time
Start Date 18/09/2017
Duration 2-Year
Foundation Degree Business (Full-time) 17/18-UHFDBU1F/1

Study Route... Full time 2 years and Part-time 2/3 years in WGC. This programme has been created in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire and will develop skills relevant to business needs. Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 4
Campus Welwyn Garden City Campus
Type Full Time
Start Date 26/09/2017
Duration 28-weeks
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
Extended Degree in Engineering and Technology... 17/18-UHMOEG1F/1

All Engineering degree schemes at the University of Hertfordshire fulfil the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer status. Including the Initial year in your course, you can complete your degree studies in four years full time or five years sandwich including integrated industrial...Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 4
Campus Welwyn Garden City Campus
Type Full Time
Start Date 25/09/2017
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 25/09/2017
Duration 2-Year
HNC/HND in Computing Systems Development 17/18-OHNCSD1F/1

The course is designed for those interested in pursuing a career in computing and who would like to study the application of computing in business and e-commerce. The course will give you a comprehensive overview and thorough grounding in the main areas of modern computing, providing...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