To go as far as you can with your education, you don’t have to travel far.
You can stay close to home. You can study at OCVC.
We have an expanding range of higher education options.
With our foundation degrees you get university education and accreditation but at a lower cost than at university.
With our access to HE courses, you can get ready to start a degree – ideal if you’ve been out of full-time education for a couple of years.
And with our teacher training courses such as the PGCE, you can qualify as a teacher or further your teaching career.
Start your route into HE with OCVC.
Higher education is closer than you think.
Foundation Degree (Arts) Business and Enterprise
Foundation Degree (Arts) Creative Arts and Design Practice
Higher National Diploma Graphic Design
Higher National Diploma Creative Media Production
Foundation Degree (Arts) Furniture Design and Make
BA (Hons) Furniture: Design & Make (top-up year)
Foundation Degree (Science) Health and Social Care
Foundation Degree (Science) Motorsports - Performance and Automotive Technology
Foundation Degree (Arts) Policing
Foundation Degree in Early Years
Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
Our sister college, Reading College, also offers a range of higher education courses. Find out more about higher education at Reading College.
We can help you apply for student finance if you haven’t already done so.
Higher Education courses: closer than you think
Studying a higher education programme at a further education college instead of university is an option rapidly growing in popularity, with 10% of all university students opting to do so.
One of the biggest benefits of choosing college over university is affordability – you can live at home and save thousands of pounds on accommodation costs. Another benefit is the more individual approach to learning: at Oxford & Cherwell Valley College you will typically be in a small-sized class with an industry-experienced lecturer who will give you individual attention and support.
The National Student Survey Results for Oxford & Cherwell Valley College (published recently by Ipsos-MORI) show that 95% of our HE students who took part in the survey reported that they were satisfied with the quality of their course, compared to a national average of 83%.
Our higher education programmes are delivered in partnership with a variety of respected universities; Oxford Brookes University, University of Bedfordshire and Bucks New University.You’ll get a high level of support when you study with us, including a personal tutor to guide you throughout your studies and special help for students needing learning support or with disabilities.