Adult Learners

We believe it’s important to support adults who are looking to return to education.

Whether you’re considering studying to improve your career prospects and earning potential, develop a new career path or change of career, retrain for a new job or go on to university, Colchester Institute offers a wide range of courses for Adult learners across all levels from introductory part-time or short courses to professional qualifications and Higher Education programmes.

Part-time Courses - How do I apply?

Our part-time courses are available to apply using the online application forms located on the individual course page, and there is no need to book onto an advice session.

Most will start this September or October, however they can start at other points during the year. The start date can be found on each individual course listing. If you are unsure about a start date or attendance days please contact us via the ‘Ask a Question‘ button located on the individual course page.

What about Short Courses?

Colchester Institute also offers a number of non-accredited short (less than 10 weeks in duration) leisure and hobby courses such as arts, crafts and foreign languages. Purchasable via our Online Store these do not require an application form to be submitted, and this is made clear on the course page itself.

We are currently working hard to set dates for our short courses, with dates being added onto the individual course pages throughout July and August.

If your course of choice has not had a start date set yet, and would like to receive a notification when that course is ready to take bookings, please use the ‘Register your interest button’ on the individual course page to provide your contacts details.

As soon as a start date is confirmed and available to purchase we will email out our autumn term dates along with a link to our Online Store for payment.

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