The College at Clacton


Welcome to The College at Clacton

The 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.

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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. 

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, as well as a range of classrooms and IT suites to cater for a wide range of provision.
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.

The College at Clacton

Please use our Course Finder to browse the course and subject areas available to study at the College at Clacton.

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.

Visit our Apprenticeships section to see the latest vacancies and courses on offer.


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The campus houses modern hair and beauty salons that are open to the public, which offer competitively priced services and treatments.



We are delighted to announce that our Shore Cafe at the The College at Clacton is now part of the ‘Happy Cafe Network’. This is part of the Action for Happiness community initiative to create friendly and welcoming places to meet other people with a shared interest in promoting happiness and wellbeing.
Students are able buy a range of snacks, drinks and meals.

Our Clacton campus is located just off the sea front and near the town centre in Clacton. It is easily accessible by road and public transport with regular services to Colcehster where connecting routes can then be found to other local towns. The pier amusements, arcades and entertainment, all make for a lively town and social scene for the students based at this campus and the Clacton Shopping Village offers shoppers the opportunity to browse individual stores with hundreds of famous named brands in fashion, sportswear, household items, jewellery, toys, books, and more at discounted prices.

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