Taking your GCSEs this summer and don’t know what to do next? Do you need a change from school? If you’re looking for a practical way to learn while getting the experience and qualifications you need to get into the career you want, we can help.
Apply now for an Activate Learning college and reserve your place on a programme for September 2019!
Activate Learning has colleges in Oxford, Banbury, Bracknell and Reading, all conveniently located and ready to give you the confidence, freedom and flexibility to study what you’re interested in. Along the way, you’ll develop the skills and qualities employers are looking for as we work closely with businesses to ensure the qualifications we offer are relevant and practical.
Why study with us?
Life at college is different to school. You will learn in a more adult environment, have a flexible learning schedule that gives you the time and space to focus on yourself and your interests, study at fantastic city-centre campuses, and take part in events, projects and placements with top employers in your local area and further afield.
Find out more about what life is really like at college
Qualifications for all careers: the opportunities are endless!
Whether you want to become a civil engineer, professional footballer, fashion designer, games developer, nurse, entrepreneur, or anything in between, we have the programmes to help you.
Take a look at our range of programme and career pathway areas and explore the opportunities available to you.
If you already have an idea of what you might like to study, use our programme search to find your perfect study programme.
Industry-standard learning zones and facilities
If you are looking for a vocational qualification, why study only in a classroom? At Activate Learning colleges, you’ll learn in real-life, industry-standard working environments. From music, radio and TV studios to training kitchens and dance studios; science labs and motor vehicle garages to nurseries and hospital ward healthcare suites. Our on-site facilities for students are a step above the rest.
Students also have access to on-site hair and beauty salons, gyms and exercise facilities, libraries, cafés, shops, and restaurants, as well as student discounts on services and memberships. You don’t get that at school!
Oh, and did we mention our partnerships with employers?
Whatever programme you choose to study at an Activate Learning college, you can be sure you will leave us with the qualifications you need to get into the career you want. That’s because employers helped design them! Our links with employers enable our students to have experiences outside the ordinary for sixth form, including:
- Work-experience placements that are perfect for your career development and CV
- Employer-led modules on real-life projects
- Masterclasses and specialist workshops
- Competitions and challenges set and awarded by top employers
- Careers and apprenticeship fairs with top national and international employers
- Mentoring and guidance from industry experts