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About this provider

Oaklands College is established as one of the most successful and progressive Further Education Colleges in Hertfordshire and the South East, proud to have recently achieved an overall 'Good' from Ofsted.

Every year we work with 500+ employers delivering a wide range of Apprenticeships and NVQs from Level 1 to Higher Apprenticeships. We lead on new Trailblazer frameworks across many industry sectors, working closely with local enterprise partnership (LEP), local authorities and employers to provide responsive provision to local and regional priorities and demands.

Oaklands Apprentices benefit from good training and accurate assessor feedback, with a large majority gaining employment in well-paid sectors such as engineering and technology.

What employers are saying

Based on 87 reviews from employers that work with this training provider.

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Overall rating from October 2018 to now

  • Excellent 10 out of 87 reviews
  • Good 70 out of 87 reviews
  • Poor 6 out of 87 reviews
  • Very poor 1 out of 87 reviews


  • Communication with employers (35)
  • Getting new apprentices started (35)
  • Improving apprentice skills (30)
  • Training facilities (21)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (17)
  • Working with small numbers of apprentices (16)
  • Adapting to my needs (15)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (13)
  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (10)

Things to improve

  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (37)
  • Communication with employers (34)
  • Adapting to my needs (15)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (9)
  • Getting new apprentices started (6)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (4)
  • Improving apprentice skills (2)
  • Training facilities (2)
  • Working with small numbers of apprentices (1)

14 Apprenticeships offered

Apprenticeship Type Level View details
Advanced Carpentry and Joinery Standard 3 Details
Assistant accountant Standard 3 Details
Bricklayer Standard 2 Details
Business Administrator Standard 3 Details
Carpentry and Joinery Standard 2 Details
Customer service practitioner Standard 2 Details
Early Years Educator Standard 3 Details
Engineering Technician Standard 3 Details
Golf greenkeeper Standard 2 Details
Hair Professional Standard 2 Details
Installation electrician / maintenance electrician Standard 3 Details
Learning and Skills Teacher Standard 5 Details
Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician Standard 3 Details
Senior Equine Groom Standard 3 Details

Contact details

Phone number:
01727 737000

Annual survey results

Employer satisfaction:
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Source: FE Choices

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Explain levels

Apprenticeships are set at different levels of difficulty from the equivalent of GCSE (level 2) up to postgraduate (level 7)

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