About Us

In contrast to large class sizes and exams, Oxford Business College guarantee both UK and international students individual attention to ensure you pass your qualification. The College provides small class sizes, staff that care, and a focus on successful learning.

You’ll also find courses in business and English starting four times a year, including BTEC awards that offer you entry onto the final year of university in just over 12 months, all located in one of the most popular streets in the centre of Oxford.

You’ll love the way we help you to progress to the level you want to reach. Whether you want to fast-track a university qualification or show an employer you have the right skills for the job, OBC has a programme of courses that works for students both from the UK and from all over the world.

The quality of your education is ensured by our accreditations. For example;

  • we’re QAA (Quality Assurance Agency) reviewed. This educational oversight ensures we meet the standards required to issue visas for students from outside the UK
  • we can offer Tier 4 licenses to sponsor international students
  • we are able to arrange student loans for UK and EU students.

Oxford Business College is also recognised by:

  • Pearson BTEC – we’re a Higher Nationals Approved Centre
  • HESA – Higher Education Statistics Agency
  • BIS – The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
  • HEFCE – Higher Education Funding Council for England
  • SLC UK – the Student Loans Company
  • UKVI – UK Visa & Immigration allows us to sponsor a Tier 4 (General) student visa
  • IHE – Independent Higher Education

These endorsements show that our standards are established and verified. You’ll also benefit from the calibre of our tutors, who all have both academic and real world business experience.

Save thousands – get a degree in just two years

A level 5 BTEC qualification with required pass, merit and distinction indicators will be accepted for entry to the final year of many university degree courses. Here at OBC we’ve helped students achieve this qualification in a little over a year, saving them thousands in fees and living costs. You can even apply for a student loan.

“our 12 month HND can get you onto the final year at many UK universities…”

Small enough to care

At Oxford Business College you’re important to us. Your course will normally have about 10 other students in the classroom, tutors make the time to know each student and focus on their individual needs. Our support staff – the OBC team, are all experienced tutors and administrators with many years of working in universities and colleges in the UK and abroad. We can help you to manage your course, and provide a plan of study which ensures you do well. We have an open door policy, and you can talk to your tutors without the delays and restrictions you’ll find at many large institutions.

Strong enough to help

At the same time we’re very experienced – we’re an independent institution and the oldest business college in Oxford. This means we’re able to help you with your studies, your accommodation, and getting onto a business degree, postgraduate or professional qualification after you complete your course.

Getting you started

To help you get started with your studies we provide induction workshops, help with English, and continuing study skills support as well as an assigned personal tutor. We can also arrange one-to-one tuition when extra support is needed, all complimented by the latest digital resources.

We can help if you need an accelerated fast-track programme. These are vital if you have visa, family or work restrictions. Our BTEC qualifications are all assignment based, without exams, thus ensuring that students work on their projects without the risks of a final exam. Students can work with their subject and personal tutors to receive guidance and feedback on their written work before the final submission.

Oxford Business College are proud of the diversity of their staff and students. We are also committed to widening access and participation in Higher Education. We implement this pledge by providing scholarships and bursaries.


Appendix 45 Access and Participation statement

Over 30 years of successes

Oxford Business College was founded in 1985, to meet a need in the over-18 independent education sector, and to offer professional qualifications as a way into the job market without holding a degree. In particular, the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s programme (CIM) was offered on a full-time basis as an alternative to a degree course.

We held the CIM franchise until 2008, when the College broadened from the provision of further education business qualifications towards higher education qualifications, such as the BTEC Higher National Certificate and Diploma, and BTEC level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.

In 2005 the College was accredited by Edexcel for the provision of BTEC Higher Nationals, with subsequent accreditation for the Travel and Tourism Management programme and the BTEC Professional programme.

A place to meet friends for life

From your first day at the College you’ll be in your home from home. You’ll be meeting new people, many from the UK, but also from the EU, from Russia, China, the Middle East, Brazil, Japan – we’ve lost count of the nations large and small who’ve been represented at OBC! During your course you’ll be helping each other in your studies, benefitting from great UK and international networking opportunities, and spending your free time socialising and enjoying all that Oxford has to offer.

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