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Oaklands College is a large general Further Education College. It has campus sites in St Albans Smallford, Alban Park, Welwyn Garden City and a further training provision in Borehamwood. The college offers a wide range of courses covering different sector subject areas including adult and community learning, art, beauty, business, construction, equine studies, engineering, entry level studies, health and social care, hospitality and catering, public services, IT, land based studies, media and performing arts, science and maths and sport. The College also has 14-19 and 16-19 year old consortium arrangements with local secondary schools in Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield and St Albans.
The college is well respected with regards to its land based provision, these include Horticulture both Amenity and landscape, Greenkeeping, Equine studies, Animal management and Floristry.
The college also host Oaks Radio, a student based radio station. Oaks Radio was started by three students: Nathan Ruddick, Oliver Johnstone and Jay Pendrell Smith.
- Alban Park Campus, St Albans, Hertfordshire
- Smallford Campus, Smallford, Hertfordshire
- Welwyn Garden City Campus, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
- The Kinetic Centre, Borehamwood, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
- The Learning Gateway, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
The college was established by the merger of De Havilland College, Hertfordshire College of Agriculture and Horticulture, and St Albans City College in 1991 when further education in Hertfordshire was reorganised.
- "FEFC Inspection Report 105/97 - Oaklands College - Eastern Region - Inspected January 1996-May 1997" (pdf). Further Education Funding Council. September 1997. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
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