About Activate Learning

Activate Learning is a forward-thinking education group working across further and higher education, schools, apprenticeships and training. We transform lives through learning.

Activate Learning is a forward-thinking education group that aims for far-reaching, progressive change and impact through learning. We work with learners as individuals, helping them make the choice of course and career pathway that’s right for them.

Our mission is to provide work-ready talent for business, and to transform lives through our Learning Philosophy

At Activate Learning, we work closely with employers to identify the characteristics and skills they are looking for in potential employees. These desirable attributes help to form our learning programmes, ensuring your future employability is a focus throughout your studies. 

  • We have been rated Ofsted good with exceptional areas 
  • 95% of students progress directly into employment or higher-level learning 
  • We have a 4 year trend of increased student achievement, currently at 84.4% for 2016/17

Our Learning Philosophy

At the heart of our approach to teaching and learning is our award-winning Learning Philosophy, which recognises how people learn best and empowers students to thrive in the right learning environment.
Our Learning Philosophy focuses on the dynamic between the brain, motivation and emotions. 


Our colleges

Activate Learning Education Trust

Activate Apprenticeships

We work with the region’s top employers, creating fantastic apprenticeship programmes which benefit their businesses. We offer a wide variety of apprenticeships in a number of industries.

Activate Business School

Activate Business School is a leading provider of business consultancy and a member of the Activate Learning group. We specialise in leadership, management and professional development.

Activate International

Activate Learning is working with members of The Oxford Partnership to manage three further education colleges in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

We also develop bespoke teacher training programmes in China, building the capacity of vocational, further education teaching teams in a number of regions. 

Additionally, we provide accreditation for vocational training programmes in Malaysia and Myanmar, helping raise standards of teaching, learning and assessment.

Working with business

By working with Activate Learning, businesses get access to a talent pipeline of work-ready candidates with the right attitudes and attributes for employment. Employers get the opportunity to shape the future workforce for their sector, whilst giving back to and engaging with the community.

For example, employer partners can:

  • advise on the design of the vocational curriculum
  • help plan and lead some lessons
  • mentor students, talk to students about their industry or career
  • help with CV and interview preparation
  • host visits to their company
  • provide work shadowing or work experience opportunities to students

Some of our industry partners