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How to apply

It's great you're looking to join us at Oaklands College and we look forward to welcoming you on campus very soon. Our application process is easiest online via our website, but you can also apply via post in the form in the back of your printed Course Guide or you can download the form if you prefer.

I'm ready to apply

Applying online is easy. Search for your chosen course or scroll through the course pages. Under each department is a breakdown of courses by level and type, so click the choice that you feel is right for you. Any printed forms will ask for the same information and be processed by our teams.

Online you'll see 'Apply Now' next to the course information and from there we can process your application online.

Remember - you can apply for more than one course with us in your application - so if you're not sure you can cover both in one form and make a decision further down the line.

What's next?

Once you've made your application, you will get confirmation it has been received and we will soon get in touch with your interview date. Please don't worry - the interview is about getting to know you and reassure you that you can achieve your full potential with us. During your interview you'll get to meet us, see our facilities and hopefully give you the confidence you need to ensure that coming to Oaklands College is your next step.

What if I'm not sure?

Choosing a study programme that's right for you can feel daunting, but rest assured we are on hand to give you all the information, help and advice we can to help you make the right decision for you.

There are lots of people able to help - a great starting point is our Student Advice team at Oaklands who can talk through your options with you. They provide independent advice and guidance which means they are entirely focused on your specific circumstances and interests. You can contact them on 01727 737000.

If you are currently at school, try checking in with your Connexions Personal Adviser - they'll also be able to give you that one to one advice on your next step.

Who can I talk to about my application?

Our Contact Centre is the best place to check in with any questions. They are available on 01727 737000, or email on info@oaklands.ac.uk. During office hours a Live Chat facility is available via our website.

For those of you who do not have three years permanent residency in the UK or EU, contact the International Office on + 44 (0) 1727 737000.

Course Changes

Please note that courses offered may change subject to level of interest and funding regulations.

The College reserves the right to replace or withdraw courses as necessary and will endeavour to advise you as soon as possible of any changes which may affect your application.

International Applicants

Oaklands College is open to applications from outside the UK. Applicants will need to meet the following criteria:

  • have achieved 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, subjects dependent on the chosen course (specific to the qualification, so equivalent to UK entry)
  • proof of proficiency in English language, i.e. IELTS 5.5, with at least 5.0 in each component, or equivalent
  • application is subject to a Tier 4 visa.

If you're interested in applying for a course at Oaklands College, please complete and submit application form for international applicants. Our staff are on hand if you'd like to talk through your options - call us on 01727 737000 or email info@oaklands.ac.uk