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  • Looking for that next step after A Levels? We can help!

    Whatever happens with your A Level results, or if you are halfway through and finding it is not quite the right fit, we’re here to help you with your next step. There are plenty of ways to gain a valuable qualification that employers want to see at Abingdon & Witney College – here are some of the things you can do: Our Level 3 voc…


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  • Make us your first choice this September!

    Whether you've just left school, finding A Levels aren't really your thing, or looking to get back into education – there are plenty of reasons to come and join Oxfordshire’s most successful college. Firstly, college life is very different to school and Sixth Form. We treat you as an adult and support you as an individual, giving you the responsibility and room to turn interests into talents, and talents into qualifications. Classes are…


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  • Family Learning and Refugee Resource collaborate for museum exhibition

    Since June this year, the Museum of Oxford have presented “Journeys to Oxford”, an art exhibition that has involved collaboration with Oxfordshire Adult Learning’s Family Learning team. The team, who work closely with local communities on a daily basis, delivered an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) course with the women’s group at Refugee Resource, an Oxfordshire-based service that offers support to refugees, asylum seeke…


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  • Art student triumphs at prestigious London exhibition

    There was major success for an Abingdon & Witney College student on Thursday night (6 July) at the University of London’s (UAL) annual exhibition, Origins, at The Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane. Now in its seventh year, Origins celebrates the works of students studying UAL Awarding Body qualifications. This edition saw around 25,000 UAL students qualify for submission, and over 450 works being submitted for the exhibition. Of these, 11…


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  • Higher education Silver award for Abingdon and Witney College

    Abingdon & Witney College has received a prestigious Teaching Excellence Framework Silver award for its higher education programme, it’s been announced. The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), introduced by the Government and now managed by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), recognises excellent teaching and learning across the UK’s higher education sector. In order to be in the running for a TEF rating, high…


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  • Best in England for Level 3 courses

    Students on a Level 3 course have the best chance of achieving their qualifications if they study at Abingdon & Witney College rather than any other college in England, a recent government report has found. Published by the Department for Education and the Education and Skills Funding Agency, it reveals that the College has the highest achievement rates of all General Further Education (GFE) Colleges in England for Level 3 courses. Based on…


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  • Summer of learning coming to adults in Oxfordshire

    A celebration of hobbies old and new will be coming to the residents of Oxfordshire this summer, as the county’s top adult learning provider launches its new part-time guide and a range of discounted taster days in July. Hosted at the campuses of Abingdon & Witney College, this special series of low price courses will enable learners to experience a diverse range of workshops and activities for just £5 per course. These two-hour sess…


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  • New racing academy training programme to launch at Common Leys

    HEROS Charity is working in alliance with Abingdon & Witney College to address the current shortage of stable staff in the horseracing industry by offering full time further education training programmes for young people. This new initiative aims to support the horseracing industry by delivering a complement of nationally recognised equine and thoroughbred industry qualifications awarded through 1st4sport and Ci…


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  • Royalty rolls into Witney to open local campus

    A visit from HRH The Duke of Gloucester, cousin to the Queen, has marked the official opening of Abingdon & Witney College's Witney Campus. The Duke toured the recently refurbished campus to see the now cutting-edge facilities, and also speak to the students who use them. The first stop was the Construction Skills Centre, open since early 2016. Here students learn about plumbing, carpentry, and other trade skills in a large workshop are…


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  • World-renowned Italian artist inspires College students’ award-winning exhibition

    Students from the Pathway 2 programme at Abingdon & Witney College visited Blenheim Palace in early December last year to see the works of Michelangelo Pistoletto, and it was here that the ideas and inspiration for their own art exhibition blossomed. From Pistoletto’s first introspective self-portraits to ambitious projects based on community and collective participation, the show at Blenheim (which ran until New Year’s Eve) exemplifie…


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