City of Oxford College
Study at City of Oxford College and you will get much more than just a qualification, they`ll get you ready for career success. They are 100% focused on your goals and with a wide choice of career pathways, and they will find the best route for you.
The college is part of the Activate Learning group, recognised for its success in partnering with employers to design and teach programmes that are relevant for the jobs of today and tomorrow. They have worked with them to develop a set of core attributes that will ensure that our learners are sought-after employees who add value to the businesses they join.
If you enjoy working with numbers and are looking for a varied, stable and well-paid job then get an Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification in accountancy with Activate Learning!
You will have the opportunity to build the foundation of your professional experience within our on-site training salons before testing your skills with paying clients. You will also visit other local salons, attend masterclasses, visit trade exhibitions, and take part in competitions to boost your skills, knowledge and creativity. Previous students on this programme also had the opportunity to travel to Thailand and complete a qualification in Thai massage!
If you have an entrepreneurial flair, find out how you could turn your passion and ideas into a business reality. With their business and enterprise pathway, you will apply your learning to the real world, working on projects and assignments that challenge you, while developing the soft skills that employers are looking for.
As well as deepening your knowledge of the construction industry, you will develop the expertise and knowledge required to enter the industry at an advanced stage, or to progress to university to prepare for a career in construction management. The sector is well paying and there are opportunities to progress from an apprenticeship to self-employed trade specialist, or a project-manager role in a multi-national company.
You will be expected to attend work placements in a variety of settings for two days per week, which will build to a total of up to 650 hours of experience every year. During work placements you will gain the confidence to plan and evaluate activities and develop excellent observation skills.
Using different machining processes, thanks to lathes, milling machines and various other specialist tools being in the workshop, you’ll gain practical experience of processes that you may do in the future.
If you're eager to begin your career pathway in esports this year, we are now taking applications for September 2022! Choose either Level 2 or Level 3 entries into this fantastic new career pathway in our new purpose built esport labs.
Foundation and Supported Studies
During the one or two year programme, learners are able to try different vocational options or specialise in a chosen subject area. Their students also develop employability skills and continue their studies in English, Maths and digital literacy where required. The programme includes citizenship and personal and social development, as well as work experience opportunities.
A wide range of furniture manufacturers visit Rycotewood Furniture Centre every year. Live design briefs with the likes of Ercol, William Hands and the American Hardwood Export Council give their students unique opportunities to gain feedback from industry professionals.
At their on-site training salons, not only will you be working with all the latest products and equipment that you would expect to find in a salon, you’ll be learning and practicing your skills on real clients.
Health and Social Care: Clinical
No two days are the same on this programme! You’ll cover a range of modules across pharmacy, adult nursing, midwifery, mental health, healthcare science, children and young people. This way, you’ll get a broad introduction to the fields of health and social care and be able to better specialise in the areas that interest you the most.
Health and Social Care: Social
They work closely with the local authorities, care providers, specialist schools and day-care centres to give you regular work experience placements throughout your programme.
Hospitality and Professional Cookery
What sets their catering programmes apart from the rest is the emphasis we place on the fundamentals of understanding ingredients and exploring their tastes, flavours and fusions.
Through practical, hands-on exercises using the latest equipment, you will build an understanding of different operating systems and learn to evaluate the quality of various solutions when recommending improvements.
These programmes prepare you for the fast-paced worlds of work and university by immersing you in live projects, where you’ll learn the practical skills you’ll need to work to a high standard, manage your workload and direct your own learning. You’ll also have the opportunity to complete film projects for external clients and develop your skills in teamworking. You will dedicate a lot of your time to building an extensive portfolio of creative work.
Their programmes cover the essentials of client care and consultation. You’ll also develop your skills in specialist areas, such as dressing and styling hair, making and applying prosthetics, designing and making body art, and applying quality makeup for fashion photography, TV, film and theatre.
Their state-of-the-art facilities include hybrid vehicle diagnostic equipment and the latest vehicle lifts.
Performing and Production Arts
We provide you with excellent, hands-on industry experience to give you the confidence and professional skills you need to progress in this exciting industry.
Their public services programmes will prepare you for progression into many exciting, fast moving industries.
There will be classroom-based assignments, but mostly you will work and train as an athlete. The majority of students undertake a BTEC in Sport and Exercise Science or Sport, but you can also study A Levels alongside your training.
Sports Therapy and Exercise Science
If you choose this pathway, you will combine the study of anatomy, physiology and psychology with biometrics, exercise, health and lifestyle.
Whether you’re starting out in teaching, returning to work after a break or making a career change, whatever your circumstances and current education level, we have routes into teaching that are flexible, effective and local.
Working in travel and tourism involves advising on and making travel arrangements for customers, as well as providing services to enhance holidaymakers’ enjoyment, comfort and safety.
Qualifications in our Visual Arts and Design pathway are accredited by the prestigious University of the Arts London (UAL).
The College also offers a variety of Apprenticeships . Click here to find one that suits you!
Fees vary by course, and the college also provides financial and bursary support for students that are eligible.