City of Oxford College

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Location: Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Phase: Further Education
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 16+ years

About City of Oxford College

City of Oxford College is a college of further education located in Oxford. The college was established in 1960, and provides a large number of courses at different levels, primarily for students aged 11 to 16. City of Oxford College adopted its current moniker in 2013, following a period of reorganisation that saw the college being taken over by Activate Learning, an educational services provider. The college is spread across multiple campuses across the city. Around 20,000 learners attend the college very year, three-quarters of whom are part-time students.


Ms Sally Dicketts

Values and Vision

City of Oxford College offers a strong curriculum with a huge range of subjects. Unusually for a further education college, City of Oxford offers courses to students starting at age 14, with Year 10s and 11s having a wide range of vocational subjects to choose from. Post-16 students make up the majority of learners at the college, with A-levels, BTECS and apprenticeships being some of the most common courses taken up. Adult learners are mainly part-time, attending courses designed to be flexible for learners who work while studying. 


“Learners are successful in progressing to higher-level courses and employment. Learners develop effective employability skills by taking part in good quality work placements which enable them to put theory into practice in commercial contexts. Managers and teachers support this by developing excellent relationships with local employers to ensure learners develop the skills and knowledge required to work in the childcare sector”

The full report into City of Oxford College can be found here.

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Address: Cuddesdon Way, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 6HN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1865 550550