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What our Students Say

Thomas List, Plumbing Level 1

"I enjoy the course as I am a practically-minded person. The facilities at the College are great and so are the teachers. I feel that I am really progressing well and always get the help I need. The College also helped me find work experience which has really benefited me."

Emily King, Plumbing Apprentice

"I’ve always been more of a practical person and here it’s different every day. It suits me better than being in an office environment. The experience helps you get straight into a job and sets you apart from the rest."

Jordan Jago, Electrical Installations Level 3

"Electrical Installations is a very good trade to work in and you can enter it at any age. The theory and practical sides are interesting. The lecturers are friendly, supportive and prepared to share their knowledge to give you the best advice."

Sam Utting, Plumbing Level 2

"This course gives me the knowledge to install all household plumbing. The space and plumbing blocks we practice in are great."

Joe Hyde, Electrical Installations Level 2

"I really enjoy my course. It is challenging and hard at times, but it allows me to go on to Level 3, and then I’ll be able to work as a qualified electrician."

Dan Speirs, Plumbing Level 2

"I chose Colchester Institute because it is local to me and I enjoy practical work. I plan to go on and become a self employed Plumber."

Euan Harrington, Plumbing Level 2

"I chose Colchester Institute because I wanted to meet new people. I like how the theory and practical work are evenly spread out and you get a chance to learn both. The teachers are very experienced and any questions you have, they are able to answer them."