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Level 3 Award in Education and Training

The Level 3 Award provides an introduction to teaching that will give you an insight into the roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training, how to plan and deliver inclusive teaching/training sessions and how to assess and give constructive and developmental feedback.
You will have the opportunity to plan and deliver a teaching session (micro teach) as well as observe your fellow classmates when they deliver their own micro teaching session.
The course will be delivered face to face in the main. However, candidates will also experience 1 or 2 sessions delivered remotely via platforms such as Microsoft Teams or Zoom. This is to gain experience in remote learning and to highlight some basic digital teaching skills.

Level 3 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing
Oaklands College student washing hair of client at hairdressing studio

The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills to an advanced level through a variety of techniques such as the creative art of cutting women’s hair, the artistic skill of
colouring, imaginative dexterity of styling and dressing hair, and how to provide effective consultation support for colleagues.

This part tme course is one day per week over the course of the academic year.

L1 Certificate in Bookkeeping (Computerised)

The course consists of 5 manual accounting units and two computerised accounting units. The computerised units are taught using the Sage Line 50 Accounting package.

Pottery – TRY A NEW CRAFT: Wed 26 Apr, 19:00-21:15 [FULL – Enquiry Only]
Pottery Course

The course aims to encourage each learner to explore pottery, working at their own pace, in a friendly and relaxed environment. You will cover the basics in clay preparation and be introduced to the basics in throwing, slab building, coiling and the use of slips and glazing techniques.

Introduction to Life Drawing – February

This course is ideal for those with little or no experience. It is also suitable for those wishing to brush up on their skills.

French Improvers: Wed 03 May, 18:45-21:15

The focus is mainly on Speaking and Listening. Students will be taught in the target language from the first session: Topics include getting around, making enquiries and booking accommodation, eating out, travelling and basic telephoning.

HND in Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre as a genre, whilst being the most challenging, is also one of the biggest employers of performers within the Entertainment Industry. Most auditions / jobs that surface often require performers who are able to deliver in more than one performance discipline. This course is designed to meet this demand with a full first year of intense triple threat training and a ground breaking second year that focuses on professional industry work based performance.

Students study the HND over two years of which an HNC is the first year. The course is practical in the main, developing
and nurturing all three disciplines of performance; Acting, Song and Dance.

Access to HE – Animal Science and Animal Management

This course is designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to access a degree in animal science, animal welfare, animal behaviour zoology, animal management or any other animal-related subject. An Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma is a level 3 qualification that prepares students for study at degree level. The Diploma enables students to develop the skills and knowledge required to progress onto higher level professional training, education and employment. The study programme is made up of 60 credits.

Sewing Essentials (Hand & Machine): Starts Wed 3 May, 19:00-21:00

This 6 week course will introduce you to common methods used when making, altering and repairing garments. You will complete various practical tasks using hand stitching and domestic sewing machine techniques and build a portfolio of samples for future reference. You will have the opportunity to work on your own garments to complete simple repairs/alterations.

Pottery Workshop (Experienced): Tue 18 Apr, 19:00-21:15
Pottery Course

The course aims to encourage each learner to produce pottery of a high standard, working at their own pace, in a friendly and relaxed environment. You will cover the basics in clay preparation, (wedging and kneading), slab building and coiling. The basics in throwing i.e. centering/cylinders and turning. The use of slips and glazing techniques.

Over 64% of our students go on to find work placements in their chosen field of study

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