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It is not too late to start a course with us this September!

Our Late Advice Days enable you to talk to our experienced staff about your next steps.

Whether you’ve just finished school or are considering studying to improve your prospects, develop a new career path or retrain for a new job, there is still time to start a course with us this September.

Colchester Institute offers a wide range of courses across all levels from full-time to part-time or short courses, as well as professional qualifications and degree level programmes.

GCSE results - what next?
Unsure about what to do after you’ve finished your GCSE’s?
Are you looking to start an apprenticeship?
AS/A Level results - what now?
Start a Degree this September
19 or over and looking to return to study or change career?
Exam results not as expected?
Fingers crossed that all your hard work will have resulted in great results, but if you are disappointed then don’t forget that we have GCSE advice and enrolment events at all of our main campuses in Colchester, Braintree and Clacton.  To ease you of stress and worry, you’ll also be able to enrol onto a College course on the day!

If your GCSE results do not meet the entry requirements or you are still unsure please don’t panic!

Come along to one of our Late Advice Days and talk to our course tutors and careers staff about your options. Our course tutors will be on-hand to discuss what you’ll be learning in class, along with the career paths you can take once you’ve finished your studies.

What to Bring

To make things easier on the day, please bring the following;

-Paper exam results
-Valid ID, i.e. passport, bank card, birth certificate, etc.

Dates and Times

Oct
2
Mon
2017
Hair and Beauty Employers Event @ Colchester Institute
Oct 2 @ 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

You’re invited to City & Guilds Employer Event at Colchester Institute. A free event to inform you of the changes to apprenticeships and technical qualifications for full-time students. This is your chance to:

  • Experience a presentation by City & Guilds
  • Network with industry peers
  • Enjoy canapes and refreshments

To book your place or to find out more, please contact:

Emma Webster or Jo Hobbs:

01206 712257 / 07919 333375

emma.webster@colchester.ac.uk
johanna.hobbs@colchester.ac.uk

Oct
11
Wed
2017
TESOL Level 5 Certificate Open Evening @ T Block Colchester Institute Sheepen Road
Oct 11 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Any interested applicants are strongly recommended to attend an Open Evening prior to coming for interview. These evenings will include general information about all aspects of the course. There will also be time for individual queries. At interview there is not time to cover general enquiries, which is why we encourage applicants to attend an Open Evening beforehand.

Please note – it is not a drop-in evening but an hour-long session.

Oct
14
Sat
2017
Colchester Campus Open Event @ Colchester Institute
Oct 14 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

2016-Open-Events

Come along to our Autumn Open Events and get involved in some of our ‘have a go’ activities to provide you with an idea of what it’s like to study at Colchester Institute.

Our tutors will also be on-hand to discuss any queries that you might have, along with the option to take a tour round our facilities, led by our Student Ambassadors, where you will be able to hear first-hand about College life.

Oct
16
Mon
2017
Colchester Campus Open Event @ Colchester Institute
Oct 16 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

2016-Open-Events

Come along to our Autumn Open Events and get involved in some of our ‘have a go’ activities to provide you with an idea of what it’s like to study at Colchester Institute.

Our tutors will also be on-hand to discuss any queries that you might have, along with the option  to take a tour round our facilities, led by our Student Ambassadors, where you will be able to hear first-hand about College life.

Oct
17
Tue
2017
Colchester Campus Open Event @ Colchester Institute
Oct 17 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

2016-Open-Events

Come along to our Autumn Open Events and get involved in some of our ‘have a go’ activities to provide you with an idea of what it’s like to study at Colchester Institute.

Our tutors will also be on-hand to discuss any queries that you might have, along with the option  to take a tour round our facilities, led by our Student Ambassadors, where you will be able to hear first-hand about College life.

Oct
19
Thu
2017
Braintree Campus Open Event @ Colchester Institute - Braintree Campus
Oct 19 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

2016-Open-Events

Come along to our Autumn Open Events and get involved in some of our ‘have a go’ activities to provide you with an idea of what it’s like to study at Colchester Institute.

Our tutors will also be on-hand to discuss any queries that you might have, along with the option  to take a tour round our facilities, led by our Student Ambassadors, where you will be able to hear first-hand about College life.

Nov
1
Wed
2017
UCC Open Event @ University Centre Colchester
Nov 1 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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Our Degree Open Event will take you through our extensive degree offering. Talk to our tutors and students to see where a degree at University Centre Colchester can take you.

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Nov
4
Sat
2017
Braintree Campus Open Event @ Colchester Institute - Braintree Campus
Nov 4 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

2016-Open-Events

Come along to our Autumn Open Events and get involved in some of our ‘have a go’ activities to provide you with an idea of what it’s like to study at Colchester Institute.

Our tutors will also be on-hand to discuss any queries that you might have, along with the option  to take a tour round our facilities, led by our Student Ambassadors, where you will be able to hear first-hand about College life.

Nov
8
Wed
2017
TESOL Level 5 Certificate Open Evening @ T Block Colchester Institute Sheepen Road
Nov 8 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Any interested applicants are strongly recommended to attend an Open Evening prior to coming for interview. These evenings will include general information about all aspects of the course. There will also be time for individual queries. At interview there is not time to cover general enquiries, which is why we encourage applicants to attend an Open Evening beforehand.

Please note – it is not a drop-in evening but an hour-long session.

Nov
16
Thu
2017
UCC Open Event @ University Centre Colchester
Nov 16 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
UCC Open Event @ University Centre Colchester | England | United Kingdom

Our Degree Open Event will take you through our extensive degree offering. Talk to our tutors and students to see where a degree at University Centre Colchester can take you.

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Advice Days

So, you’ve received your GCSE results and you’re unsure about what to do next?

Here are some pointers that will help you decide about which course is best for you.

  1. Use the National Careers Service website to look at career paths that you might be interested in.
  2. Research careers that are linked with your strengths and interests.
  3. Think about how you learn. Do you like practical lessons, such as Woodwork, Art or Sport? Or do you Business, IT or Graphics?
  4. Are you a people person? If so, research courses such as; Childcare, Health and Social Care or Hospitality.
  5. Choose a course that you’re interested in, not because your friends have chosen it. You’ll make new friends on your new course and widen your social circles!
  6. Had you thought about an Apprenticeship? They enable to you to get into full-time work and earn money, as well as being able to study at the same time.
  7. Remember, if you were hoping to study a Level 3 course and you didn’t quite achieve the grades, you can start off on a Level 1 or 2 and work your way up.
  8. Do something you enjoy!

If you think this list has helped, come along to one of our Advice Days  and talk to our tutors about your options for next year, as well as being able to enrol onto a course that same day!

Get a step ahead of the rest with an apprenticeship at Colchester Institute. An apprenticeship is a great way to gain a new qualification whilst getting the skills and experience employers are looking for. We offer apprenticeships in a number of different subjects, each allowing you to complete a training programme specific to your chosen career. With our apprenticeships you may be required to attend college at our Colchester, Braintree or Clacton campus or in some cases we will visit you in the workplace for your training assessment.

Most apprenticeships can start at any point during the year providing you satisfy the entry criteria.

An apprenticeship has no set duration as it will depend on what qualification you are studying and the employer’s requirements. On average an intermediate apprenticeship will take a minimum of one year, an advanced apprenticeship will take a minimum of two years and a higher apprenticeship between three and four years to complete.

Click here to find out more about the range of Apprenticeships available and how to apply.

Start your degree this September at University Centre Colchester

If you’re considering studying for a degree, our Late Advice Days are the perfect place to find out what you need to know. Talk to our experienced staff and tutors about the wide variety of degree and higher education programmes we offer.

There is still time to start an undergraduate degree this September. University Centre Colchester will consider late applications received after the appropriate deadline and through UCAS University Clearing if places remain available. All applications to UCAS are made online at www.ucas.com. The UCAS code for University Centre Colchester is CINST C75.

If you wish to study an undergraduate course part-time, applications are made direct to University Centre Colchester at Colchester Institute. Please quote the corresponding course code which can be found on each individual course. For more information about starting a course with University Centre Colchester this September call us on 01206 712432 or contact us at uccadmissions@colchester.ac.uk
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Start in February 2018

Some of our undergraduate  and postgraduate programmes are available to start in February. There is no real difference whether you start your course in September or February when it comes to degrees – your academic year simply becomes February to February instead. This means that you will not have to spend extra time catching up on work completed since September, as your academic year is unique to your specific course. In this case, the usual semester two becomes your semester one, and your semester two begins in September.

You will do the same coursework assignments in the same time frame as a standard academic year so you may be required to work on assignments over the summer. If you fail any of these then you will have to retake them at the earliest opportunity (usually the following August/September).

For more information about starting a programme in February 2018 call us on 01206 712432 or contact us at uccadmissions@colchester.ac.uk

University Clearing

Clearing is the UCAS application service that provides students with a final chance to apply for an undergraduate course for the upcoming September intake. It runs from July to September each year. University Centre Colchester (UCC) is committed to providing top quality education and a wide range of full-time and part-time degrees. We offer a wide variety of Undergraduate programmes in areas including the Creative and Performing Arts, Construction and Building Services, Engineering and Computing.

Call us on 01206 712432 or fill out the Clearing Enquiry form below

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Adult Learning at Colchester Institute

Whether you’re considering studying to improve your career prospects, develop a new career path, retrain for a new job or go on to university, Colchester Institute offers a wide range of courses for Adults across all levels from introductory part-time or short courses to professional qualifications and Higher Education. We believe it’s important to support adults who are looking to return to education or for the opportunity to gain a new qualification, change of career or to increase their earning potential.

Click here to to see the full range of courses available for 19+ learners and for more information about the funding and financial support available.