Principal’s Welcome

There’s never been a better time to study at Colchester Institute! Our success rates on Further Education courses improved for the third year in a row in Summer 2013. At the same time, for our degree programmes, we were awarded the rare “Commended” for the quality of learning opportunities in our external “Quality Assurance Agency” Review!

Our talented teaching staff have been noted for their impressive current and recent  industrial  experience and professional skills and they share these successfully with their students. Many of our vocational learning facilities are world-class and mirror current industry standards. We take great pride in the support we provide to students, whether it is to help them in their studies or with practical things like travel, accommodation or their wellbeing. As well as providing students with the vocational skills and knowledge that they need, we work to improve English and Maths and develop other skills which are highly valued by employers and other education providers.

With improvements to our buildings, IT and other services taking place all the time, and developments to our curriculum to meet current and future employer and industry needs, we are constantly taking our students and their learning to new, exciting levels.  In their “downtime” our students enjoy time spent in our excellent range of cafes and common room areas, or taking part in some of the many activities that are provided by the College and the Students’ Union!

We offer learning in eleven locations across Colchester, Clacton, Braintree, Witham and Harwich and at levels from Entry to Postgraduate. Whether you’re just leaving school, leaving sixth form or returning to learning a little later in life; whether you are seeking full or part time study, an Apprenticeship, a degree or a short course, we’re sure there’ll be something for you –  which will take you successfully on to your next step in education or work.

Browse our website, or even better, come and see us at one of the many Open Events throughout the year. We look forward to offering you a very warm welcome!

Alison Andreas

Principal and Chief Executive