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The Beauty Therapy Diploma programme is aimed at those looking to work in the beauty industry. This course allows you to develop and practice the skills required for employment in industry.

LevelLevel 2
LocationColchester
Braintree
DurationTwo Years
Year 1: Level 2
Year 2: Level 3*
*Level 3 offered at Colchester only
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)16-18 years old study programme only: Free

Learn how to become a professional bricklayer and work towards a career in the fast-growing construction industry. This is a three year programme of study consisting of three qualifications.

LevelLevel 1
Level 2
Level 3
LocationColchester
Braintree
DurationThree years
Year 1: Level 1
Year 2: Level 2
Year 3: Level 3*
*Level 3 available at Colchester Campus only
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: Year 1: £1,470
19+: Year 2: £1,866
19+: Year 3: £3,345*

The course provides a nationally recognised and vocationally specific qualification with which to enter employment or to progress to higher education such as a degree in business and/or management or an associated specialist field.

LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
Braintree
DurationTwo years | Year 1: Foundation Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma | 2 years: Career Ready/Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £6,602 (This fee covers the full two-year course)

The Carpentry and Joinery Diploma is a three year programme of study consisting of three qualifications. The programme has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions. Assessment is based on the student showing what they can do as an individual through the completion of practical tasks and unit tests.

LevelLevel 1
Level 2
Level 3
LocationColchester
Braintree
DurationThree Years
Year 1: Level 1
Year 2: Level 2
Year 3: Level 3
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: Year 1: £1,483
19+: Year 2: £1,657
19+: Year 3: £1,840*

The Adult Learning Shops offer a flexible learning solution for English and mathematics. Learners can enrol throughout the year and we offer flexible sessions so attend those which suit your needs.

LevelLevel 1
CampusAdult Skills Centre - Colchester
Adult Skills Centre - Braintree
Adult Skills Centre - Clacton.
Adult Skills Centre - Dovercourt
Start DateLearners can enrol on these courses throughout the year
AttendanceFlexible attendance throughout the year

The Adult Learning Shops offer a flexible learning solution for English and mathematics. Learners can enrol throughout the year and we offer flexible sessions so attend those which suit your needs.

LevelLevel 1
Entry Level 3
CampusAdult Skills Centre - Colchester
Adult Skills Centre - Braintree
Adult Skills Centre - Clacton.
Adult Skills Centre - Dovercourt
Start DateLearners can enrol on these courses throughout the year
AttendanceFlexible attendance throughout the year

The Adult Learning Shops offer a flexible learning solution for English and mathematics. Learners can enrol throughout the year and we offer flexible sessions so attend those which suit your needs.

LevelLevel 1
Level 2
CampusAdult Skills Centre - Colchester
Adult Skills Centre - Braintree
Adult Skills Centre - Clacton.
Adult Skills Centre - Dovercourt
Start DateLearners can enrol on these courses throughout the year
AttendanceFlexible attendance throughout the year

The Adult Learning Shops offer a flexible learning solution for English and mathematics. Learners can enrol throughout the year and we offer flexible sessions so attend those which suit your needs.

LevelLevel 1
Level 2
CampusAdult Skills Centre - Colchester
Adult Skills Centre - Braintree
Adult Skills Centre - Clacton.
Adult Skills Centre - Dovercourt
Start DateLearners can enrol on these courses throughout the year
AttendanceFlexible attendance throughout the year

This programme is designed to help you build the knowledge and childcare skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to eight years. It is a level 3 qualification studied over a two year programme.

LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
Braintree
DurationTwo Years
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: TBC
Awarding/Validation BodyNCFE

The aim of the Electrical Installations Diploma programme is to enable you to learn the key skills and techniques required to become a trained electrician. You will carry out practical and theory sessions designed to give you a broad understanding of electrical principles.

LevelLevel 1
Level 2
Level 3
LocationColchester
Braintree
DurationThree Years
Year 1: Level 1
Year 2: Level 2
Year 3: Level 3
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: Year 1: £1,592
19+: Year 2: £2,004
19+: Year 3: £3,345*

This course is aimed at anyone hoping to increase their skills even further, after completing the Level 1 courses in Employability Skills.

LevelLevel 2
LocationColchester
Clacton
Braintree
Dovercourt
DurationFlexible programme available to learners aged 18 or over
Start DateLearners can enrol on these courses throughout the year
AttendanceFlexible attendance throughout the year

Students studying this pathway will learn about machining processes and the types of equipment that are used. They will learn what is meant by CAD/CAM and how it is used in the industry when using computer aided equipment over manual processes.

LevelLevel 2
LocationColchester
Braintree
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+ Level 2: £1,410

Welding is the most widely used process to create permanent joints between metal parts and is used across the full range of engineering industries. Learners studying this pathway shall develop skills to be able to mark out and cut using intermediate and advance methods.

LevelLevel 2
LocationColchester
Braintree
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+ Level 2: £823

Engineering and Manufacturing -Craft learners will be given the opportunity to develop both their skills and knowledge to design, innovate and analyse solutions that are essential to modern day life

LevelLevel 3
LocationBraintree
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusBraintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)16 - 18 Year Olds: Free
19+: £3,345

The Engineering and Manufacturing Level 1 has been specifically designed to provide an introduction to a broad base of engineering skills, knowledge and understanding. You will study various topics such as milling, turning, MAG’s welding, technical drawing as well as English and Maths as part of your main programme.

LevelLevel 1
LocationColchester
Braintree
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £618

Engineering Machinists in the advanced Manufacturing and Engineering sector are predominantly involved in highly skilled and complex work.

LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
Braintree
Duration42-48 months to complete
CampusColchester Campus
Apprenticeship Start Dates

The next start date for this apprenticeship programme is September 2022.

AttendanceOne day a week College attendance
Apprenticeship Funding Band (Levy paying employers)£26,000
Employer Contribution Fee (Non-levy paying employers)£1,300
What will this cost my Business?

Non-levy paying employers will need to contribute 5% of the maximum funding band as published by the Skills Funding Agency for the delivery of training and assessment for their apprenticeship. Levy paying employers will pay the full cost of the agreed funding band using their Digital Apprenticeship account.

Apprenticeship Funding Bands

Apprenticeship Funding Bands
Employers with less than 50 employees who are recruiting an apprentice aged 16-18 years old will not be required to pay the contribution fee. Any associated cost to the individual will be made clear at the interview.

Engineering Technicians in the Aerospace, Aviation, Automotive, Maritime Defence and the wider advanced Manufacturing and Engineering sector are predominantly involved in highly skilled and complex work.

LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
Braintree
Duration42-48 months to complete
CampusColchester Campus
Apprenticeship Start Dates

The next start date for this apprenticeship programme is September 2022.

Apprenticeship Funding Band (Levy paying employers)£26,000
Employer Contribution Fee (Non-levy paying employers)£1,300
What will this cost my Business?

Non-levy paying employers will need to contribute 5% of the maximum funding band as published by the Skills Funding Agency for the delivery of training and assessment for their apprenticeship. Levy paying employers will pay the full cost of the agreed funding band using their Digital Apprenticeship account.

Apprenticeship Funding Bands

Apprenticeship Funding Bands
Employers with less than 50 employees who are recruiting an apprentice aged 16-18 years old will not be required to pay the contribution fee. Any associated cost to the individual will be made clear at the interview.

This course is for anyone seeking a course to give you the  knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of sustainability and environmental impacts.

LevelLevel 1
LocationColchester
Clacton
Braintree
Dovercourt
DurationFlexible programme available to learners aged 18 or over
Start DateLearners can enrol on these courses throughout the year
AttendanceFlexible attendance throughout the year

The Esports and Digital Marketing Level 3 course is for learners who wish to develop their skills and knowledge to gain experience in a variety of different sectors of this growing industry.

LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
Braintree
DurationTwo years: Year 1: National Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma | 2 Years: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £7,395 (The fee covers the full two-year course)

This study programme is designed to equip students with the practical, organisational and analytical skills to make professional standard films, television programmes and online video content. You will learn the skills to plan, film and edit short films.

LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
Braintree
DurationTwo Years: Year 1: Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)16-18: Free
19+: £7,395 (This fee covers the full two-year course)

Improvement Technicians are responsible for delivery and coaching of improvement activity within an area of responsibility, often associated with Lean and Six Sigma methodologies.

LevelLevel 3
LocationBraintree
DurationTypically 12-14 months.
CampusBraintree Campus
Apprenticeship Start Dates

Starting employment as an apprentice can occur throughout the year. However, the start date for attending college for training, where required, or if delivered online, when sessions begin, will vary depending on the type of apprenticeship and will be communicated post-employment and sign-up.

Apprenticeship Funding Band (Levy paying employers)£4,000
Employer Contribution Fee (Non-levy paying employers)£200
What will this cost my Business?

Non-levy paying employers will need to contribute 5% of the maximum funding band as published by the Skills Funding Agency for the delivery of training and assessment for their apprenticeship. Levy paying employers will pay the full cost of the agreed funding band using their Digital Apprenticeship account.

Apprenticeship Funding Bands

Apprenticeship Funding Bands
Employers with less than 50 employees who are recruiting an apprentice aged 16-18 years old will not be required to pay the contribution fee. Any associated cost to the individual will be made clear at the interview.

The Interactive Media and Games Level 3 course is for learners who wish to develop their skills in animation, computer games design, audio, visual design and social marketing with a view to entering employment in this growing industry.

LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
Braintree
DurationTwo years: Year 1: 90 Credit Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma | 2 Years: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £7,395 (This fee covers the full two-year course)

Our Learning Shops focus on building on individual employability skills, providing a range of ‘Route to Employability’ introduction courses across a variety of sectors including in food safety, construction and care.

LocationColchester
Clacton
Braintree
Dovercourt
DurationFlexible programme available to learners aged 18 or over
CampusAdult Skills Centre - Colchester
Adult Skills Centre - Braintree
Adult Skills Centre - Clacton.
Adult Skills Centre - Dovercourt
Start DateLearners can enrol on these courses throughout the year
AttendanceFlexible attendance throughout the year

Our Learning Shops focus on building on individual employability skills, providing a range of ‘Route to Employability’ introduction courses across a variety of sectors including in food safety, construction and care.

LocationColchester
Clacton
Braintree
Dovercourt
DurationFlexible programme available to learners aged 18 or over
CampusAdult Skills Centre - Colchester
Adult Skills Centre - Braintree
Adult Skills Centre - Clacton.
Adult Skills Centre - Dovercourt
Start DateLearners can enrol on these courses throughout the year
AttendanceFlexible attendance throughout the year

Our Learning Shops focus on building on individual employability skills, providing a range of ‘Route to Employability’ introduction courses across a variety of sectors including in food safety, construction and care.

LocationColchester
Clacton
Braintree
Dovercourt
DurationFlexible programme available to learners aged 18 or over
CampusAdult Skills Centre - Colchester
Adult Skills Centre - Braintree
Adult Skills Centre - Clacton.
Adult Skills Centre - Dovercourt
Start DateLearners can enrol on these courses throughout the year
AttendanceFlexible attendance throughout the year

Our Learning Shops focus on building on individual employability skills, providing a range of ‘Route to Employability’ introduction courses across a variety of sectors including in food safety, construction and care.

LocationColchester
Clacton
Braintree
Dovercourt
DurationFlexible programme available to learners aged 18 or over
CampusAdult Skills Centre - Colchester
Adult Skills Centre - Braintree
Adult Skills Centre - Clacton.
Adult Skills Centre - Dovercourt
Start DateLearners can enrol on these courses throughout the year
AttendanceFlexible attendance throughout the year

The Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment qualification is perfect for anyone currently working or who wants to work in construction, as well as those already in the industry looking to refresh their knowledge.

LevelLevel 1
LocationColchester
Clacton
Braintree
Dovercourt
Duration2 days including Health & Safety test on second day
Study ModePart-Time
CampusAdult Skills Centre - Colchester
Adult Skills Centre - Braintree
Adult Skills Centre - Clacton.
Adult Skills Centre - Dovercourt
Start DateAvailable at any time throughout the year. Please contact us for further details
PricePrice on Application. This course is not eligible for funding or fee waivers

The Level 2 Diploma in Multimedia Production has been designed to  provide students with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to further study and training in a range of media related subjects, including games design, website design, film, TV, radio, sound engineering and others

LevelLevel 2
LocationBraintree
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusBraintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £2,500

Training within our industry standard workshops, you will work with real-life materials and complete a number of practical projects as part of the overall qualification. Practical and theory sessions are combined to provide you with an understanding of basic and more advanced plumbing systems.

LevelLevel 1
Level 2
LocationColchester
Braintree
DurationTwo Years:
Year 1: Level 1
Year 2: Level 2
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+ Year 1: £1,738
19+ Year 2: £2,150

The Skills for Enterprise course is aimed at 16 – 18 year olds who are not in training or employment and wish to gain a range of level 2 qualifications.

LevelLevel 2
LocationColchester
Braintree
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free

The Skills to Succeed study programme provides a progression route to employment, vocational study and/or apprenticeships for students studying at level 1.

LevelLevel 1
LocationBraintree
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusBraintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: Variable

This study programme is for students who aspire to increase their independence but wish to continue their education in a highly supportive environment. Programmes aim to equip students with the skills and confidence required in order to reach their own goals for learning, life and work.

LevelEntry Level
LocationColchester
Braintree
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Attendance14 hours per week spread over 3 days
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: Variable

This study programme provides students with the opportunity to develop skills for independence and employment, and to work towards achievement of their own goals for learning, life and work.

LevelEntry Level
LocationColchester
Braintree
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: Variable

The STEPS 4 Career Transition study programme aims to provide a progression route to supported employment/employment, vocational study and/or apprenticeships for individuals with additional support needs.

LevelEntry Level
Level 1
LocationColchester
Braintree
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: Variable