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.

The New Approach Programme – Alternative Year 11

This exciting full-time programme offers compulsory education to students in Year 11. Attendance is full-time and matches the pattern of the school year. Students are offered a mixture of formal and informal education in a variety of settings. Students have the opportunity where appropriate, to access specific vocational training and extended work-based learning. In addition, students study Functional Skills in English and maths as part of your main programme. Programmes are tailored to suit individual needs and provide pathways to further study, Apprenticeships and employment.

All applicants to the programme must have the approval of the Local Education Authority (information and guidance on this procedure must be sought from the Area Education Office) or from schools.

All learners will complete an initial six week short programme from September to half-term. Successful completion of a short programme secures progression to the main New Approach programme. This course is a Study Programme, which includes Functional Skills, WorkSkills and activity based learning and enrichment.

Course Content

Learners will have the opportunity to follow personalised learning programmes.

Key components of the New Approach programme may include:

  • Sports and Leisure
  • Media and Photography
  • ICT
  • Community Engagement
  • Carpentry and Craft Skills
  • Practical Projects
  • Wide Range of Enrichment Activities
  • Basic Food Hygiene
  • First Aid
The New Approach Programme – Alternative Year 11
LocationColchester
DurationOne-year course
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Clacton Campus
Start DateSeptember 2020
Fee(s)Funded by: Schools or Local Authority

Disclaimer

All Fees and prices shown on the website are for courses starting in the 2019-20 academic year unless stated otherwise, and are correct at the time of entering/printing information, however these may be subject to change. The College cannot accept legal or financial liability as a result of any such changes.

The course information describes programmes offered by Colchester Institute. The College takes all reasonable steps to provide courses as described, but cannot guarantee provision. The information is for guidance and does not form any part of a contract.

The College reserves the right to update and amend information as and when necessary. Colchester Institute will do its best to provide the courses shown, but may have to modify or withdraw a course depending on customer demand and other factors.