School Leavers / Further Education (16+)

You’ve decided it’s time to move on from school, whether it’s because you’ve finished your exams, you want a more ‘adult’ environment to study in or you just fancied a change! But what can you do? Search our Course Finder and find the perfect choice for you.

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Colchester Institute offers a large variety of further education courses for 16 to 18 year olds including full-time courses, part-time courses and Apprenticeships. All courses are vocational which means they are specifically designed to provide you with the necessary skills for a specific job or career. Our programmes, in a range or inspiring subject areas, give you the transferable skills employers are looking for in the workplace, or the appropriate route for study on a higher level qualification.

Make a smart move and take your next step with Colchester Institute!

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Access to Higher Education
Our aim is to make it as easy as possible to secure your place on your ideal programme. Simply download and complete the relevant application form and return it to our Admissions team as early as possible. You can return your completed application form in person or by post to our Colchester (for applications to Colchester and Clacton) or Braintree campuses:

Colchester Institute
Sheepen Road
The College at Braintree
Church Lane

If you are currently at school, please check with them as some schools will be coordinating applications centrally. If you have any further questions about the application process, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or view the relevant information in the drop-down menu below.

Applying for a Full-Time course

Our term starts the week commencing 5th September 2016, however you may have different start dates depending on the course. You will receive the details of your first day over the summer period, but if you are unsure please call our Course Enquiries line on (01206) 712777.

You will need to complete an application form for our full-time courses, our full-time application form can be downloaded here:

Download Application Form – Full-Time Courses, Apprenticeships & Access Courses (PDF)

Applicants will receive an acknowledgement email or card within one week of the application being received by our Admissions team, if you do not receive this you should contact the team on (01206) 712777 to check that your application has been received.