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Higher Education Virtual Open Event

Welcome to our Higher Education Virtual Open Event

Looking to progress into higher education but unsure about your options? We can help you to understand the possibilities, put your mind at ease about what to expect, give insight to the programmes we have to offer and why Activate Learning should be your first choice for 2021 starts.  

Please browse the information available on this page, watch our recorded video presentation and ask any questions by submitting a message in our live Q&A session. Take your time to explore all that Activate Learning Higher Education has to offer.

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If you still have any questions, please post a message in our live Q&A chat for an immediate response.

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Subject Areas 

Animal Management

Our Animal Management programmes will provide you with the skills to become a Zoologist, Guide Dog Trainer, Wildlife Rehabilitator, and Animal Shelter Manager, among other careers. Our course tutors are passionate and knowledgeable, with industry related experience and have great connections with local and global organisations.  

Animal Management in Surrey


Art and Design

A number of exciting careers in the creative sector exist, such as photographer, events manager, fine artist, and creative director, among others for those studying Art and Design. You will learn in our excellent facilities and studios, doing practical assignment-based learning, supported by reflection and evaluation. 

HND Art and Design Banbury

Art and Design in Berkshire and Oxfordshire


Business and Enterprise

Develop your entrepreneurial skills and prepare for the challenge of growing a business in highly-competitive global markets. Our programmes will equip you with the practical and technical skills needed for rewarding careers in businesses across many different sectors.

Business and Enterprise in Berkshire and Oxfordshire



Prepare for an exciting career in the construction and building trades and gain practical skills and experience alongside industry experts in our high-quality facilities. 

Construction and the Built Environment

Construction in Berkshire and Oxfordshire

Construction in Surrey



If you are interested in helping others and enjoy listening to people tell their stories, counselling could be for you. Our range of programmes will provide you with the skills and learning to become a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) registered member and work with adult clients.  

Counselling in Surrey



Engineers work in every major industry and are responsible for everything from streamlining manufacturing processes to designing cities and pioneering efficient new technologies. Our programmes will enable you to perform more effectively in your chosen field, enter employment or climb to the next rung on your career ladder. 

Engineering in Berkshire and Oxfordshire



If you have a passion for furniture production and want to broaden your skills and experience, our programmes can help you create a career in this richly rewarding industry. Rycotewood is a renowned centre of excellence. Excellent workshop facilities are combined with a skilled and knowledgeable teaching team to offer an exceptional experience in furniture education.

Furniture Design and Make

Rycotewood Furniture Oxford

Download an overview of the Furniture programme

Furniture in Oxfordshire


IT and Computing

Coming to Berkshire in 2021


Sports Coaching, Fitness and Rehabilitation

If a career in fitness is for you, you could make an impact on the lives of people of all ages and walks of life. You will learn how to be an approachable and effective motivator; encouraging people to reach their fitness goals, creating personalised exercise programmes and carrying out fitness assessments. We have on-site gyms that are filled with the latest equipment to help you keep fit and advance your studies.

Sport Programmes

Sports Coaching, Fitness and Rehabilitation in Oxfordshire



A career in teaching is rewarding and means that you could make a positive contribution to people’s lives and society as a whole. Whether you’re starting out in teaching, returning to work after a break or making a career change, we offer flexible, effective and local routes into teaching.

Teaching in Berkshire and Oxfordshire

Teaching in Surrey


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360 Virtual Tours

We're unable to welcome you to our colleges to look around at the moment but these 360 degree virtual tours are the next best thing.

Banbury College Bracknell and Wokingham College Guildford College Merrist Wood College City of Oxford College Reading College