Group Information

Activate Learning is a pioneering education group which is growing to meet opportunities in the education market.

From a single FE college, we have evolved into an international group including secondary, further and higher education, apprenticeship and workforce training, consultancy, commercial business and social enterprise.

Our unique learning philosophy recognises how people learn best and empowers them to thrive in the right learning environment. We want to help build confidence in our learners, raising their aspirations and giving them the tools they need to succeed.

Our innovative approaches to teaching and learning have been recognised with a number of awards from leading industry bodies:

  • Association of Colleges Beacon Awards for effective use of technology, practical approach to teaching and learning and for staff development
  • TES FE Awards - Outstanding use of technology (highly commended)
  • Apprenticeships for England Bronze Award






Meet the governors - Our governing body is a mixture of highly committed external members, who are volunteers, drawn from a range of backgrounds including education, business and local government, as well as student and staff members.

Management team - Our first-rate management team maintains the progressive learning environment that will allow you to succeed in your studies.

Equality and Diversity - Everyone is welcome at Banbury and Bicester College. We celebrate diversity and create an inclusive community where everyone can flourish and be successful.