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What our Students Say

Louis Stacey, Carpentry and Joinery Level 2

"Colchester Institute is a great place to learn. You’re kept on your toes every day. I like my course because I enjoy making things and I’m in a nice environment with friendly staff and good food!"

Gussy Barnett, Furniture Production Level 3

"I have learnt so much over the two years, it has given me confidence to pursue furniture making as a new career. The teaching and facilities are good."

Emma Young, Carpentry and Joinery Level 1

"I’m learning the right skills to prepare me for a successful career in the future and as a girl studying woodwork I want to challenge stereotypes in trade. I’ve welcomed the guidance from knowledgeable tutors and the amazing support services at the College."

Lewis Scott, Carpentry Level 2

"I like the smaller class sizes which has helped improve my confidence and ability to learn. My skillset has improved greatly as a result. The courses offered at Colchester Institute are more hands-on which is perfect for my style of learning."