We are still accepting applications for September 2020 starts.

Our campuses remain closed for the foreseeable future 

Easter Closure and return to study

The College will be closed from Saturday 4th April to Tuesday 14th April (inclusive), there will be no work set for classroom based courses over this normal 2 week holiday period, however we will be returning to remote working on Wednesday 15th April for staff to continue to prepare online learning and resources.

UCC students and Apprentices will return to their online remote learning on Monday 20th April.

Further Education students will return to online remote learning on Wednesday 22nd April. This delay is to allow teaching staff to prepare materials for the next few weeks of online learning on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st April.

CI Business Solutions – Contact Us

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01206 712727
01206 563351
CI Business Solutions,
Colchester Institute,
Sheepen Road,


Opening Times

Monday to Thursday08.15 – 17.00
Friday08.15 – 16.30

Travel Directions

CI Business Solutions is conveniently located in the North of Colchester, within easy reach of the A12. It is situated on the Colchester Institute Campus, Sheepen Road, which runs off Colne Bank Avenue (The Avenue of Remembrance), and West Way.

By Rail

CI Business Solutions is a 10 minute walk away from Colchester’s North Station. This is on a direct line from London Liverpool Street (50 minutes), Norwich (one hour) and Ipswich (19 minutes). There is a taxi rank located outside the station.

By Car

If travelling on the A12 via Chelmsford in a northerly direction, take the A134 exit sign-posted for Colchester Central. At the roundabout take the second exit and at the next roundabout take the third exit onto Westway. At the next roundabout take the fourth exit onto Sheepen Road and CI Business Solutions is the first turning on the left past the retail park.

If travelling south from the Ipswich direction on the A12, take the A1232 exit, go straight over the next two roundabouts, down Ipswich Road to a further roundabout. Take the third exit onto Cowdray Avenue. Go through the traffic lights, over one more roundabout and then at the second roundabout take the first exit onto Westway and at the next roundabout take the fourth exit into Sheepen Road, as above.

By Bus

There is a frequent bus service which runs from North Station to near by Colchester Institute. For further information on local bus routes click here.

On Foot

Centrally located, Colchester Institute is a 10 minute walk away from the station and the town centre.

Car Parking

Limited on-site parking is available in the student car park. A permit system along with daily charges is applicable, but there is no guarantee of a parking space. There are several public car parks close to the College.

For more information on these car parks please visit Colchester Borough Council’s website.