Welcome to OAS

Housed on the UKAEA's Culham Campus, based just outside Oxford, OAS boasts world-class learning facilities which house some of the UK's most advanced equipment, covering a wide range of engineering and technological disciplines.

Run in conjunction with MTC Training, the OAS centre replicates the work being done at the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre in upskilling workers of all ages and levels in new technology.

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This newly-developed ‘standards-based’ apprenticeship has been designed with employers, for use with new recruits (or existing staff) who wish to gain the technical and practical knowledge required to work within the engineering sector. 

During the 4 year programme, apprentices learn the essential skills to design new products and work in development teams using cutting-edge technology in CAD programming, 3D printing, machine manufacturing, air logic systems, PLC and robotic systems – all in a safe and supportive environment.

This qualification is an Advanced Apprenticeship or ‘Level 3’ apprenticeship that provides progression routes onto higher level engineering qualifications.

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The 48 month Level 4 Automation & Controls Apprenticeship is perfect for employees who are looking to progress in the automation sector, learning from experts in the field.

During the programme, learners gain the necessary skills and knowledge to advance in a variety of industries, from automotive and pharmaceutical to logistics and nuclear.

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Our innovative new 48 month Level 4 Space Technician Apprenticeship is a fantastic opportunity for employees to get started in the space industry, learning from sector experts and gaining an industry-recognised qualification.

Throughout the 48 month programme, learners develop their problem solving abilities as well as the necessary theoretical and practical skills that are required to excel within the fast-growing space industry.

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Upskilling courses

In an ever-changing world, we ensure learners stay ahead by providing cutting-edge tuition that encompasses commercial CPD training, practical upskilling and graduate development programs.

These initiatives foster the growth, empowerment, and inspiration of your workforce, resulting in tangible improvements for your business and a valuable return on investment.

To find out more about upcoming courses being delivered out of OAS, take a look at our course calendar.

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The nationally recognised HNC provides participants with specialised knowledge and skills essential for career advancement.

Whether employees choose the General Engineering or the Electrical and Electronic Engineering pathway, both options offer valuable expertise in their respective fields.

This 2 year programme uses a block release model covering skills such as design, manufacture, maintenance, and mechanical and electronic engineering.

The knowledge gained can be applied across a range of manufacturing industries, including high volume manufacturing and electronic engineering.

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Contact us

If you would like more information about what’s on offer at OAS and how we can help you meet your goals, please contact us via the form below.

Getting to OAS

Located with easy access to the M40 and A34 if travelling by car, there is ample on-site parking for all visitors.

Culham station is just a short walk away and is serviced by trains from London Paddington and Banbury.

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