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We're a Hertfordshire-based College with campuses in St Albans and Welwyn Garden City

Oaklands College offers a range of full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and degree level courses. Our main provision focuses on school leavers; whether your ambition is to train for a specific trade or continue into university education - we have a course for you. We provide opportunities for 10,000 students who come from a variety of backgrounds. Explore our range of courses today!

Elite sports academies based at our College are second to none. As a student at Oaklands, you can join Oaklands Wolves and train alongside your study. With a range of sports available, you have a unique opportunity to pursue your interests in sport while studying towards a qualification.

We are at the heart of the community, providing activities and a friendly learning environment for people at all ages. Join our adult community classes to learn a new skill or explore how your child can engage in activities outside school with Children's University.

Oaklands provides a variety of services to local businesses and community through venue hire at both our campuses in Hertfordshire, or by delivering professional development courses to those already in employment. Our dedicated team will help you organise your next event no matter how big or small. We have experience in organising team building events as well as weddings and conferences.


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At Oaklands we are dedicated to giving you the skills, opportunities and all the support you need to help you 'Take on the World' by the time you finish your studies with us.

Oaklands College Principal receives Business Leader accolade at Chamber Awards

12 October 2017
Principal Zoe Hancock at St Albans Business Awards

Oaklands College is proud to announce that Principal Zoe Hancock has been recognised for excellence by the business community at the St Albans Chamber of Commerce 2017 Awards.

Zoe Hancock was one of nine business leaders and champions recognised from the local business community at a glittering Gala dinner at Club Batchwood.

The audience of 220 guests enjoyed a gala dinner before the award ceremony, which selected local individuals and organisations for award categories in Business Growth, New Business and celebrated the input of individuals in categories such as the Community Champion Award.

College Principal Zoe received the Business Leader Award to recognise her role within the ongoing success of students and staff at the College, while championing the drive for Oaklands College to continue to play a key role as a community asset.

Following the ceremony, Zoe said; “This award reflects the hard work of everyone at Oaklands College. I am proud to be the Principal of this great College as we continue to strive to produce successful students and build collaboration with local businesses, which will drive growth, create opportunity and support the communities we serve.”

Executive Director of the St Albans Chamber Lisa Bates-Wallis said; “We really enjoyed hosting another sell out event recognising the exceptional people and businesses within the district.

“We interview all of the finalists during the judging process so we really do get involved and make an effort to get to know those shortlisted for our awards, each year it is a very rewarding and inspiring process, meeting outstanding people who give so much to St Albans.”


art fashion and design end of year exhibition

Our annual Art, Fashion and Design show opens its doors to the public to give ...

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Art, Fashion & Design at Oaklands College

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