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General Enquiry Line: 01206 712000

Questions about a course?

For information about courses, admissions and applications please get in touch:

Course Enquiry Line: 01206 712777

Absence Reporting Line
There is a dedicated Absence Reporting Line – (01206) 712160 for all Colchester Institute students.

The line is manned from 8am. Callers before this time can leave a message.

All calls are logged and the relevant tutor is notified. It is preferable to call before 9am.

Please note: Students need to notify their tutor directly for lateness notifications.

The gates for the College Campuses are opened from 6am, with classrooms and facilities opening at their stated times.

For information on Library Opening Times please click here.

Reception and Switchboard

Reception and Switchboard: 8.30am – 6.30pm Monday – Thursday and 8.30am – 4.30pm term time and 8.30am – 5.00pm Monday – Thursday and 8.30am – 4.30pm non term time

Course enquiry Line: 8.30am – 5.00pm Monday – Thursday and 8.30pm – 4.30pm Friday all year.

To search for a number, please use our Telephone Directory.

Telephone Numbers

Colchester Institute Main Reception(01206) 712000
The College at Braintree(01206) 814000
The College at Clacton(01206) 712234
Course Info and Admissions Enquiry Line(01206) 712777
CI Business Solutions(01206) 712727
The Learning Shop @ Colchester(01206) 814292
The Learning Shop @ Braintree(01206) 814292
The Learning Shop @ Clacton(01206) 712825
The Learning Shop @ Dovercourt(01206) 712825
The Learning Shop @ Witham(01206) 814292

Open to the Public

Beauty Salon Reception(01206) 712888
Hair Salon Reception(01206) 712359
Balkerne & Colne Restaurants(01206) 712452/712453
The Minories(01206) 712437
Live Performance Box Office(01206) 712999
Counselling Service (CICS)(01206) 712184
Venue and Facilities Hire(01206) 712111

General Numbers

Apprenticeships(01206) 712412
Students Union(01206) 712297
Human Resources(01206) 712079
Library(01206) 712642
General Marketing Enquiries(01206) 712065
Press Enquiries: PR Contact(01206) 712667
Schools and Colleges Liaison(01206) 814038
Student Services(01206) 712078
Student Accommodation(01206) 712086
Student Finance Advice(01206) 712078
Student Travel Advice(01206) 712446
Registry and Enrolment(01206) 712555

Current Students

Absence Line(01206) 712160
Business and Services(01206) 712172
Construction and Engineering Technologies(01206) 712990
Teacher Training(01206) 712110
Creative Arts, Health and Education(01206) 712467
Student Counsellor(01206) 712295
Exams Office(01206) 712226

Colchester Campus Address

Colchester Institute

Sheepen Road

Colchester

CO3 3LL

☎ (01206) 712 000

Email: info@colchester.ac.uk

Braintree Campus Address

The College at Braintree

Church Lane

Braintree

CM7 5SN

☎ (01206) 814 000

Clacton Campus Address

The College at Clacton

Church Road

Clacton-on-Sea

CO15 6JQ

☎ (01206) 712 234

Dovercourt Learning Shop Address

The Learning Shop @ Dovercourt

171a High Street

Dovercourt

CO12 3QB

☎ (01206) 712825

Energy Skills Centre (Harwich) Address

Hamilton House

Foster Road

Parkeston Quay

Harwich

CO12 4QA

☎ (01206) 712 719

Witham Learning Shop Address

The Learning Shop @ Witham

Witham Library

18 Newland Street

Witham

CM8 2AQ

☎ (01206) 814292

Travelling to our Campuses

There is student and staff parking at both the Colchester and Braintree campuses, however this is limited and there is no guarantee of a space. Therefore we advise staff and students to explore alternative ways of travelling to campus where possible. Please note, there is no visitor parking available at the Sheepen Road campus, visitors should park in the nearby public pay and display car park on Sheepen Road.

Staff and students can access support and incentives such as public transport discounts to help with their journey to campus as part of our Sustainable Travel Plan

There are a number of quiet and off road cycle routes to campus. Numerous bus services and the Colchester Park and Ride stop an 8 minute walk from Campus or a 15 minute walk from the town centre. Colchester station is a 16 minute walk away.

Please browse the menu below to find out more information about travel routes.

Travelling by Bike

There are quiet and mainly off road cycle routes to campus. One resource to use is https://www.cyclestreets.net where you can find routes to plan your journey and an APP available to download.

Covered cycle parking can be found in various locations including outside the main reception.

Travelling by Bus and Park and Ride

Travel Zones

Colchester Network Map – Click to enlarge

The nearest bus stop to Colchester Campus is at Middleborough, approximately 8 minutes walk away. All Colchester bus services stop in the town centre, a 15 minute walk away.

These are the main operators in Colchester. If you know the operator of your local bus service, visit their website for time tables, route information and downloadable apps.

There are a range of travel and public transport web services available to help you plan your route to College including:

www.firstgroup.com/essex

www.arrivabus.co.uk/herts-and-essex/

www.hedingham.co.uk/

www.chambersbus.co.uk/

www.panther-travel.co.uk

www.essexhighways.org (Bus and Road)

Alternatively you can use www.travelinessoutheast.org.uk  for door to door route planning.

Colchester Park and Ride – Located off the A12 at junction 28, buses leave every 15 minutes offering a fast journey of approximately 12 minutes to Middleborough bus stop.

For more information and ticket prices – Colchester Park and Ride

For more information on Essex Public Transport routes and timetables please click here.


Travelling by Train
Colchester station is a 16 minute walk, 10 minute cycle ride or a short bus ride from campus (alighting at Middleborough bus stop).

There are a range of travel and public transport web services available to help you plan your route to College including:

Travelling by Car

Sheepen Road, Colchester, CO3 3LL

If arriving via the A12 from the south take the A133 exit signposted for Colchester Central. Follow the signs for Town Centre. At the third roundabout take the fourth exit into Sheepen Road, signposted for Colchester Institute and the campus is on the left, beyond the retail park. A public car park is on the right.

If arriving via the A12 from the north or the A120 from the east (Clacton) take the A1232 exit, and follow signs for the Town Centre. At the double roundabout take the third exit onto Cowdray Avenue, signposted for Leisure World. At the second roundabout take the left hand filter lane onto Westway, signposted for Town Centre, and at the next roundabout take the fourth exit into Sheepen Road, as above.

Church Lane, Braintree, CM7 5SN

If entering Braintree from Dunmow, Chelmsford, Witham, or Colchester turn right onto Braintree by-pass. Continue over the roundabouts and on arriving at the roundabout for Broad Road (first exit) and Sudbury, Halstead, Haverhill A1017, A131 (second exit) take the first exit into Broad Road. Continue down the hill and at the second mini roundabout turn right into Church Lane and you will find the campus on the right hand side. There are visitor and student parking areas.

Church Road, Clacton, CO15 6JQ

If entering Clacton-On-Sea on the A133, continue to follow the road to the St Johns roundabout and take the 3rd exit onto London Rd/A133 before turning left into Holland Road. After 35 yards turn right into Church Road where the campus is 0.1 miles further down the road on the right.

There is student and staff parking at both the Colchester and Braintree campuses, however this is limited and there is no guarantee of a space. Therefore we advise staff and students to explore alternative ways of travelling to campus where possible. Please note, there is no visitor parking available at the Sheepen Road campus, visitors should park in the nearby public pay and display car park on Sheepen Road.

Staff and students can access support and incentives such as public transport discounts to help with their journey to campus as part of our Sustainable Travel Plan

There are a number of quiet and off road cycle routes to campus. Numerous bus services and the Colchester Park and Ride stop an 8 minute walk from Campus or a 15 minute walk from the town centre. Colchester station is a 16 minute walk away.

Please browse the menu below to find out more information about travel routes.

Travelling by Bike

There are quiet and mainly off road cycle routes to campus. One resource to use is https://www.cyclestreets.net where you can find routes to plan your journey and an APP available to download.

Covered cycle parking can be found in various locations including outside the main reception.

Travelling by Bus and Park and Ride

Travel Zones

Colchester Network Map – Click to enlarge

The nearest bus stop to Colchester Campus is at Middleborough, approximately 8 minutes walk away. All Colchester bus services stop in the town centre, a 15 minute walk away.

These are the main operators in Colchester. If you know the operator of your local bus service, visit their website for time tables, route information and downloadable apps.

There are a range of travel and public transport web services available to help you plan your route to College including:

www.firstgroup.com/essex

www.arrivabus.co.uk/herts-and-essex/

www.hedingham.co.uk/

www.chambersbus.co.uk/

www.panther-travel.co.uk

www.essexhighways.org (Bus and Road)

Alternatively you can use www.travelinessoutheast.org.uk  for door to door route planning.

Colchester Park and Ride – Located off the A12 at junction 28, buses leave every 15 minutes offering a fast journey of approximately 12 minutes to Middleborough bus stop.

For more information and ticket prices – Colchester Park and Ride

For more information on Essex Public Transport routes and timetables please click here.


Travelling by Train
Colchester station is a 16 minute walk, 10 minute cycle ride or a short bus ride from campus (alighting at Middleborough bus stop).

There are a range of travel and public transport web services available to help you plan your route to College including:

Travelling by Car

Sheepen Road, Colchester, CO3 3LL

If arriving via the A12 from the south take the A133 exit signposted for Colchester Central. Follow the signs for Town Centre. At the third roundabout take the fourth exit into Sheepen Road, signposted for Colchester Institute and the campus is on the left, beyond the retail park. A public car park is on the right.

If arriving via the A12 from the north or the A120 from the east (Clacton) take the A1232 exit, and follow signs for the Town Centre. At the double roundabout take the third exit onto Cowdray Avenue, signposted for Leisure World. At the second roundabout take the left hand filter lane onto Westway, signposted for Town Centre, and at the next roundabout take the fourth exit into Sheepen Road, as above.

Church Lane, Braintree, CM7 5SN

If entering Braintree from Dunmow, Chelmsford, Witham, or Colchester turn right onto Braintree by-pass. Continue over the roundabouts and on arriving at the roundabout for Broad Road (first exit) and Sudbury, Halstead, Haverhill A1017, A131 (second exit) take the first exit into Broad Road. Continue down the hill and at the second mini roundabout turn right into Church Lane and you will find the campus on the right hand side. There are visitor and student parking areas.

Church Road, Clacton, CO15 6JQ

If entering Clacton-On-Sea on the A133, continue to follow the road to the St Johns roundabout and take the 3rd exit onto London Rd/A133 before turning left into Holland Road. After 35 yards turn right into Church Road where the campus is 0.1 miles further down the road on the right.

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Please find the below the comments, concerns, compliments and complaints procedures for both Further Education and Higher Education courses.