Where athletes are supported by experienced College and Academy Teaching staff

It’s great you’re looking to join us at Oaklands College and we look forward to welcoming you on campus very soon. Our application process is easiest online via our main OAKLANDS COLLEGE website. Find a course that you’d like to study and click the APPLY button to start the process.


Our academies hold Open Events and Trials throughout the year, and it is imperative that students looking to join the #Wolfpack attend these trials.

Please follow this link to sign up for the latest academy trials, or register your interest to be contacted with college information, new trial dates, events and much more.

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Applying online is easy. Search for your chosen course on the the OAKLANDS COLLEGE website or scroll through the course pages. Under each department is a breakdown of courses by level and type, so click the choice that you feel is right for you.

Online you’ll see APPLY button next to the course information and from there we can process your application online.

Remember – you can apply for more than one course with us in your application – so if you’re not sure you can cover both in one application and make a decision further down the line.

If it’s not possible for you to complete an application online you can also apply via post in the form in the back of your printed Course Guide or you can download the form if you prefer. Please send your applications to Oaklands College, Hatfield Road, St Albans Hertfordshire AL4 0JA.


Once you’ve made your application, you will get confirmation it has been received and we will soon get in touch with your interview date. Please don’t worry – the interview is about getting to know you and reassure you that you can achieve your full potential with us. During your interview you will get to meet us, see our facilities and hopefully give you the confidence you need to ensure that coming to Oaklands College is your next step.


Choosing a study programme that’s right for you can feel daunting, but rest assured we are on hand to give you all the information, help and advice we can to help you make the right decision for you. 

There are lots of people able to help – a great starting point is our Student Advice team at Oaklands who can talk through your options with you. They provide independent advice and guidance which means they are entirely focused on your specific circumstances and interests. You can contact them via email to info@oaklands.ac.uk or call 01727 737000.

If you are currently at school, try checking in with your Connexions Personal Adviser – they’ll also be able to give you that one to one advice on your next step.


Our Contact Centre is the best place to check in with any questions. They are available on 01727 737000, or email on info@oaklands.ac.uk. During office hours a Live Chat facility is available via our website.

For those of you who do not have three years permanent residency in the UK or EU, contact the International Office on + 44 (0) 1727 737000.


 Oaklands College is open to applications from outside the UK. Applicants will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Have achieved 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, subjects dependent on the chosen course (specific to the qualification, so equivalent to UK entry).
  • Proof of proficiency in English language, i.e. IELTS 5.5, with at least 5.0 in each component, or equivalent.
  • Application is subject to a Tier 4 visa.

If you’re an international student interested in applying for a course at Oaklands College, our staff are on hand if you’d like to talk through your options – call us on 01727 737000 or email info@oaklands.ac.uk.