About us

We are the largest college in the area, with over 100 courses available at all levels.

95%

of students that completed a programme with us progressed directly into employment or onto higher-level learning

Fantastic facilities, giving you the practical skills you'll need in your career

If you’re into fashion, design, IT, performing arts or media, we have the kind of leading-edge workspaces you’ll need to flex your creative talents. Recently, we’ve heavily invested in our photography studio, television and radio studios, and fully equipped Mac suites for graphic design. We also have a state-of-the-art virtual reality room! When your masterpiece is ready, there’s an inspiring central atrium space for exhibitions and a cinema room for showcasing work.

There are loads of communal spaces inside and out (when the weather’s nice!) for studying or hanging out with friends. There’s a comprehensive library and IT facilities for quiet study, as well as cafes and The Cherwell restaurant to grab a bite to eat in between classes or have a sit-down meal with friends.

There’s no better place in Oxfordshire for motor vehicle study. Our on-site motor vehicle centre has the latest engine- diagnostic facilities and vehicle lifts. Our link with Hyundai means learning is modern and relevant as you’ll be training on newly registered vehicles. Our teaching staff have excellent links with the motorsport industry, which can help you progress into apprenticeships and jobs. Our graduates have gone on to work in every Formula 1 team in the country!

BICESTER HERITAGE

If it’s classic and historic vehicles you’re into, our partnership with Bicester Heritage means you can join tailored, classic vehicle restoration programmes the only programmes of their type in the UK. The centre is brimming with incredible vehicles, respected enthusiasts and suppliers.

Some more reasons to study with us:

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

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

Study at our town-centre campus; close to shops, restaurants, cultural hotspots, amenities, and travel links.

Enjoy innovative learning and assessment methods that help you develop at your own pace.

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

Choose from a variety of specialist and career-focussed programmes to suit you and your career goals.

Join in with student activities and go on trips around the UK and the world.

Follow clearly-mapped career pathways to progress to higher-level programmes. We have courses from entry level up to degree level!

My tutors are really supportive. They’re really flexible and, if I have a problem or I didn’t understand something in class, I can always email them or talk to them in person to ask them to go through something with me again. Michelle, Motor Vehicle Maintenance Level 3