We have a dedicated recruitment and school liaison team who visit schools across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and beyond providing information, advice and guidance on the options available for school leavers.
Alongside delivering presentations and assemblies we also attend career conventions and fairs, parents evenings and drop-in sessions to give your students the most up-to-date information.
We can arrange bespoke campus tours to show students everything we have to offer and also hold taster mornings to give students an opportunity to gain some hands-on experience from a wide selection of subjects and to find out what college life is really like.
Our goal is to ensure the transition between school and college is as smooth as possible by ensuring students are informed about all the post 16 options available to them.
What We Offer
- Presentations and talks
- Careers fairs and conventions
- Post-16 information events
- Parents evenings and advice to parents
- Lunchtime drop-in sessions
- Taster mornings
- Campus tours
- Information on Apprenticeships & Higher Education
- Careers Partners Day: for school & YC Herts advisers to learn our provision and processes
To find out more about what courses we have on offer at Oaklands, please visit our courses page where you can search over 300 courses.
We also offer a 14-16 practical learning opportunity programme to give students the chance to come and study for half a day a week.
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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 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
We offer a variety of courses at our campuses, from picturesque parkland to close to the town centre locations
Apprenticeships at Oaklands
An apprenticeship means that you're getting a recognised qualification through a mix of practical and study elements. Apprenticeships vary not only on levels but they're also unique to each employer.