The Student Experience


Oaklands College is known for equipping students for the transition from school to life after college. Oaklands College respect the student’s individuality and also their responsibility to build their own futures. It is this freedom to be individual which creates a student experience to prepare you for further education or work, having learnt the importance of taking responsibility for your own success.
That said, the support at Oaklands is outstanding and we will guide and push you to achieving the highest grade you can. With top academic support from our tutors you’ll be able to experience the fringe between school and adulthood.

For all our extra activities and skills Oaklands provide you with visit our OakExtra page 

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College Life

College Life is our on-campus magazine which brings you the very latest news from across both campuses. Dive into the latest edition or explore previous publications here!

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Our Student's Experiences

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Living at College

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Your Studies

Studying at Oaklands is about finding out what you enjoy learning, with a huge range of courses including A Levels, BTECs and Apprenticeships our students are given a the opportunity to make their own academic choices, and thrive in a subject they enjoy.   

The student experience offers each student a supportive environment to help you with gaining a recognised qualification, employability through work experience (internal and external) and independence. 

By really embracing the opportunities Oaklands offers you can design your own future.

The Teaching 

We know you’re looking for a enjoyable course and a great place to study but we also know the importance of having quality support to help you through your academic journey into work or higher education.

Our classes are small to allow each student to experience our high quality teaching. Our tutors are all on hand to offer help, advice and practical guidance on every aspect of your time at Oaklands.

Our tutors all strive to do to ensure your time with them is as valuable, rewarding and personal as possible. 

The Campus

You Can Learn More About Each Campus Here: 

St Albans Campus Welwyn Garden City Campus

And read more about some of Oaklands facilities below: 

The LRCs offer an area to help you study, with a huge range of books, access to computers with facilities to print, copy and finish documents in black and white or colour

We have disabled parking on-site and also limited places for students

Each campus has it's own refectory where students can get hot cooked meals, chilled food and snacks and supplemented Starbucks drinks from breakfast to late afternoon. The St Albans Campus also has The Stables Restaurant where students can get freshly prepared meals for discounted prices 


Whilst the option to join the Wolves academy is available to those aspiring and competing student athletes the gym is free for students to use.

You can also get discounted hair and beauty treatments at The Oasis Salon  

  • Free Wifi
  • Able to wear your own clothes
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