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Welcome to City of Oxford College, part of Activate Learning.
Our mission is to transform lives through learning. We combine our knowledge of neuroscience, emotions and motivation into our unique learning philosophy, which helps learners achieve their best.
Choose Activate Learning and we will help you develop the skills, knowledge, resilience and confidence to succeed in your chosen career pathway. You will work on real life projects, train in industry standard facilities and practice your skills in commercial settings, supported by technology that helps bringing learning to life.  
Read on to find out what makes us different.

An award-winning education

Our sector-leading approach to learning has been recognised with a number of Association of Colleges Beacon Awards, recognising our practical approach and use of technology in teaching and learning.  

Year-on-year increasing student success

Our student success rates have increased year-on-year for the last three years and now exceed national averages. 

Our students go further

Did you know that 9 out of 10 students progress into employment or higher education? Figures from UCAS also show that we get more students into university each year (than any other school or college in Oxfordshire and Berkshire.)

We increase student potential by at least one grade

Our students typically achieve between one and three grades better than expected on entry.

Our students are satisfied with the quality of their higher education

90% of our higher education students are satisfied with the quality of their learning. This is 10% higher than the national average for college-based higher education programmes.