Vocational Courses

Colchester Institute offers a range of vocational qualifications available to adult learners, including NVQs, City and Guilds and BTEC Diplomas.

Vocational courses are training programmes which focus more on practical work than examinations. A vocation is a particular skillset required in different types of jobs and our vocational course programmes prepare learners for vocations in a number of industries.

If practical assessments and coursework assignments are more suited to your skills or your preferred method of learning, rather than exams, then a vocational programme may be the best route for you. Many of our vocational courses are available full-time for adult learners whilst others can be studied on a part-time or day-release basis.

National Skills Level 3 Offer

If you are aged 24 and over you could get a Level 3 qualification fully funded through the National Skills Level 3 Adult Offer….
Study Full-Time
Study Part-Time
How to Apply

How to Apply

Both full-time and part-time vocational courses are available to apply using the Online Application Form located on the individual course page. Most will start in September or October, however 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.

Applicants will receive an acknowledgement email or card within one week of the application being received by Customer Information and Admissions, if you do not receive this you should contact the team on (01206) 712000 to check that your application has been received. Please be aware that courses will only be run if a sufficient number of applications are received.