The College at Clacton
The College at Clacton, Church Road Campus is the third largest campus operated by Colchester Institute. The campus first opened in 1976 as a result of the merger of North East Essex Technical College with St Osyth Training College which resulted in the formation of Colchester Institute.
The College at Clacton caters for a wide range of students including school leavers on full time courses, adult learners undertaking part time evening study, and 14-16 year olds on school link courses. There is a Centre for Learners with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities, and a successful walk-in style learning shop for adult learners to improve English, Maths, ICT and employability skills. There are also various cohorts of apprentices that use the facilities for their learning requirements on a one day per week basis. This includes Childcare and various construction crafts.
The vibrant campus has undergone a number of changes in recent months including new facilities for Carpentry and Joinery and Painting and Decorating. The campus boasts an excellent construction craft centre including specialist facilities for plumbing and electrical installations. There are modern hair and beauty salons that are open to the public, which offer competitively priced services and treatments, as well as a range of classrooms and IT suites to cater for a wide range of provision.
The pier, amusements, arcades and entertainment all make for a lively town and social scene for the students based at this campus. The recently refurbished campus offers a clean and modern environment to study and excellent facilities for its students. There is a student common room with TV, as well as other quiet areas for study or relaxation and Students are able buy a range of snacks, drinks and meals at the: