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From A-levels to hospitality, motor vehicle or sport - browse our listings to find the right course for you.

At Activate Learning we offer courses in a wide range of subjects to help you progress in your career.

Choose one of our courses and you will be setting out on a career pathway - taking you on the best route to success. And because we offer a direct line of sight to your chosen career, we will help you progress to higher education, apprenticeships or employment.

We work closely with employers to ensure our learning programmes help you develop the skills, attributes  and confidence that are needed for the workplace. For example, we prepare and encourage our students to participate in work experience, work-based learning, employer masterclasses and a wide range of learning opportunities. This helps you prepare for career success from day one. 

Access to higher education

Get a degree and progress on to an exciting career - discover your fast-track route to university.

Accounting

Prepare for a career in accounting with an internationally recognised AAT accredited course.

Acting and technical theatre

Ensure acting and theatrical finesse with technique, audition and rehearsal training.

A-levels

Get the UCAS points you need to apply for university with our exciting range of A-levels.

Animal management

Obtain the practical and technical skills needed for a rewarding career in the animal industry.

Art and design

Take your creative skills to the next level - explore our programmes in art and design.

Beauty therapy

Combine creativity with customer focus with a career in beauty therapy.

Business and enterprise

Business skills are key to the success of thousands of organisations.

Carpentry and joinery

Develop an industry standard skill set at our dedicated construction centre.

Professional cookery

Designed in conjunction with Heston Blumenthal and the Fat Duck Group, our unique qualifications will send your job or HE application to the top of the list!

Ceramics and pottery

Embrace your creativity with a short course that will enhance your ceramic and pottery artistry.

Childcare

Prepare for a career in the rewarding early years industry with our focused programmes.

Classic vehicle restoration and maintenance

Develop the skills you need for a career restoring and maintaining classic vehicles at the esteemed Bicester Heritage site.

Coaching and fitness instructor

Passionate about sports and supporting others? Our coaching and fitness instructor programmes will help you progress in this lively industry.

Construction and brickwork

Learn with industry experts and build a great career in the construction industry.

Cycle maintenance

You will train in a world-class cycle workshop, with specialist facilities and equipment dedicated to the cycle industry.

Dance

Ensure varied and industry standard training with a multi-discipline dance programme.

Early years education

Prepare for a career in the rewarding early years industry with our programmes.

Electrical

Learn the skills you need to pursue a career in electrical installation in an industry-focused programme

Engineering

Explore mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering with our programmes - before choosing an area to specialise in.

English

English and maths qualifications are an essential ingredient for future success. Whatever career pathway you choose.

ESOL and EFL

English is essential for any job or studies you might want to follow.

First aid, safety and security

Prepare for a career in this exciting industry with our first aid, safety and security courses.

Football

Pursue a career in football with a college study programme that mixes playing and training with coaching and learning.

Foundation studies

Everyone should have the chance to achieve their best. Discover our supported foundation and foundation programmes, for learners who need additional support.

Furniture design

Discover where a career with Rycotewood Furniture Centre could take you. We've been training furniture specialists since 1938.

GCSEs

Full-time and part-time GCSE programmes available for all ages. Achieve your GCSEs at no cost at an Activate Learning college.

Graphics

Explore our graphics focused programmes and learn to creatively share your ideas.

Hairdressing

Develop the technical skills you need to thrive in this creative industry.

Healthcare

Explore a career supporting a growing and ageing population, including children, the elderly and vulnerable people.

Hospitality

Designed in conjunction with Heston Blumenthal and the Fat Duck Group, our unique qualifications will help you develop the skills and experience you need for this industry.

Human resources

Understand the fundamental skills needed to support business with a CIPD accredited human resources programme.

IT and computing

Develop your technical skills in areas including programming, data management and mobile app development - as well as soft skills in project management and communication.

Marketing

With honed in marketing skills and expertise, you are set to impress in the world of business.

Maths

Maths and English qualifications are an essential ingredient for future success. Whatever career pathway you choose.

Media and gaming

Train for an exciting career in technical development, animation, production and engineering and transmission.

Hair and media makeup

Combine creativity and customer focus with a career in media make up artistry.

Modern foreign languages

Learn a foreign language and unlock the door to exciting career and personal opportunities - get the edge in the job market or travel the world.

Motorsports

Enjoy finding solutions to technical challenges? If you have a passion for racing, get in pole position for a career in motorsports with us.

Motor vehicle

More than 400,000 people working in the motor vehicle industry across England - a growing industry, in need of a skilled workforce. Want to be part of it?

Music

Learn the technical skills needed to thrive in a career in music production or music performance.

Painting and decorating

Gain a painting and decorating qualification, ensuring a broad knowledge and practical experience base that prepares you for the industry.

Patisserie and confectionery

Perfect your patisserie and confectionery craft with a programme focused on technical skill, creativity and talent.

Performing arts

Kickstart an exciting career in performing arts with us. Whatever your dream, we can help you make it happen!

Personal training

Expand your academic and practical knowledge and enhance the skills you need to flourish in this dynamic customer-facing industry.

Photography

Gain or boost your specialist photography skills, from digital to experimental, landscape and portrait, and Photoshop image editing skills.

Plumbing

Enhance your plumbing knowledge and specialist expertise with this hands on experience and theory-based programme.

Public services

Get ready for a career in the public services, developing your communication and teamwork skills and your employability.

Science

Get the skills and qualifications you need to thrive in a career in the science industry

Social care

Enjoy a combination of academic and experience based study preparing you for a career in social care.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Discover our programmes for learners with learning difficulties or disabilities.

Sports

If you have a passion for sports, our programmes can help you get the skills you need in this dynamic industry.

Teacher training

Perfect your intuitive and inclusive teaching skills, learning approaches and practice with an in depth teacher training programmes.

Teaching assistants

Support teaching, learning approaches and classroom practice with confidence via an informative teaching assistant course.

Tourism

Our travel and tourism programmes will help you develop the skills you need for a successful career in this exciting industry.

Woodwork

Enhance your basic woodworking skills and gradually build up practical knowledge and confidence through workshop practice.