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Why study with us?

Activate Learning will help you to develop the skills, knowledge, confidence and determination required to succeed in education and the workforce.

Our colleges are at easily-accessible locations and contain industry-standard, specialised facilities. Here, we nurture an atmosphere of independence to help you reach your goals - whatever they may be.

1STUDENT  EXPERIENCE - Learn in an independent environment, make new friends, and manage a more flexible timetable.

2HEALTH AND WELLNESS - Performance Coaches will support you in the development of emotional intelligence, wellbeing and self-confidence.

3GREAT LOCATIONS - Study at town and city-centre campuses; close to shops, restaurants, cultural hotspots,  amenities, and travel links.

4INNOVATIVE TEACHING - Enjoy innovative learning and assessment methods that help you develop at your own pace.

5INCREASED EMPLOYABILITY -  Develop the key skills required for your future career and undertake exciting work experience placements.

6SPECIALIST PROGRAMMES - Choose from a variety of specialist and career-focused programmes to suit you and your career goals.

7EVENTS AND ENRICHMENT - Join in with student activities, do your Duke of Edinburgh Award, and go on trips around the UK and the world.

8.pngPROGRESSION - Follow clearly-mapped career pathways to progress to higher-level programmes.


Students’ union

Activate Learning has a vibrant Students’ Union that improves college life by providing events, clubs, societies and activities. You can get involved and help shape the student experience by becoming a Student Rep. Speak to your Student Support team on campus for more information.

Industry links

We work closely with businesses when developing and reviewing our programmes and apprenticeships. Our industry insight and expertise enable us to equip you with specific skills, experiences and attributes desired by the industries you will join, which will ensure you are prepared for working life.

Businesses help to shape our curriculum and support our students in the following ways:

  • providing work experience, job shadowing and mock interviews in their organisations
  • devising project-based learning challenges to help put skills into practice
  • setting and evaluating local and regional competitions to help hone skills
  • hosting employer-led sessions such as masterclasses to help develop specialist skills
  • organising guest talks to inspire students
  • helping to develop core employability skills
  • shaping our apprenticeship standards

Below are just some of the companies, universities and partners we are proud to work with. See the individual subject areas for the companies we work with for those areas.