Braintree Campus

Welcome to Braintree Campus

Braintree campus is Colchester Institute’s second largest facility.

Set in attractive grounds, it’s just a short walk away from the town centre and George Yard Shopping Centre, as well as the bus and train station. The campus offers a friendly learning environment with a range of specialist facilities.

Considering the planned economic growth for the district, the new campus’ remit is to have a clear focus on preparing learners for work through rapid development of skills, knowledge and behaviours that are in high demand by employers. Learners’ planned progression to work is high on the agenda, as is the expectations of learners’ commitment to their programmes.

Underpinning this approach will be the continued and growing engagement with local industry, employers and stakeholders. This will also involve preparing and developing delivery programmes that are aligned with future skill requirements of the region and providing immediate and tangible career paths for learners.

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The new facilities demonstrate a new approach for the campus and how it best serves its learners, the local economy, community and employers. The courses on offer at our Braintree campus focus on skills priority areas for Essex. These include Technology, Engineering, Construction, Business and Media. By putting the focus on practise and proficiency, the campus ensures students are equipped with the hands-on experience they’ll need in the future.

The campus houses its own library with a wide range of material available to support students with their studies. Our new on-site refectory allows students to purchase refreshments or enjoy some down-time with friends.

CI Salons at Braintree offer fantastic beauty therapy services at very competitive prices and all services are carried out by students under the guidance and supervision of experienced lecturers.

High-tech workshops, replica industrial facilities, large classrooms and state-of-the-art equipment come together to form the £5.6m Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Innovation Centre. Opened in September 2017, the centre provides training opportunities in construction and trades, engineering processes, digital media and manufacturing.

Click here to find out more about the STEM Innovation Centre.

Our state-of-the-art workshops, classrooms and high-tech equipment provide students with the skills needed to succeed in the modern workplace.

The new Learning and Technology Centre will provide students with the very best facilities to support them throughout their studies. Under expert guidance, students will learn new techniques and methods as they become more adept in their new skills. The new Centre will focus on high-tech IT and digital media facilities with new flexible learning spaces, workshops and computer suites.

Significant investment has been made in the latest technologies – which include a universal steel shearing machine, CNC plasma cutter, virtual reality headsets and much, much more – with a large proportion of equipment identical to that used by industry professionals on a daily basis. With the new cutting-edge equipment, we will continue to provide skilled, highly employable candidates into local and national industries.

Keeping Track of Developments!

New Learning and Technology Centre celebrated with tree planting at Colchester Institute’s Braintree campus

Posted on the 20th November 2019A tree planting morning was held at our Braintree campus on Friday 15th November in order to celebrate the completion...Read More...

New high-tech Facilities open at Braintree campus

Posted on the 20th November 2019The College’s Braintree campus has moved into a new era with a ‘campus for the future’. Those who visited the...Read More...