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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 2022 - Applications open on 1st October 2021
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: Year 1: £1,470
19+: Year 2: £1,866
19+: Year 3: £3,345*

The Caring for Children Under Five Level 1 course programme is designed to give you an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed to care for young children.

LevelLevel 1
LocationColchester
DurationOne year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2022 - Applications open on 1st October 2021
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £761

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 2022 - Applications open on 1st October 2021
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: Year 1: £1,483
19+: Year 2: £1,657
19+: Year 3: £1,840*

The CSCS green Labourer’s card 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 qualifications

LevelLevel 1
LocationDovercourt
Study ModePart-Time
CampusAdult 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 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 2022 - Applications open on 1st October 2021
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: Year 1: £1,592
19+: Year 2: £2,004
19+: Year 3: £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 2022 - Applications open on 1st October 2021
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £618

Stepping Up offers individualised full-time Study Programmes for 16 – 19 year old students for whom English is a second language. The Colchester Institute English Language department is a nationally recognised ‘centre of Excellence’ and provides a welcoming environment for all.

LevelEntry Level
Level 1
Level 2
LocationColchester
DurationOne-year course
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2022 - Applications open on 1st October 2021
AttendanceFull-Time: 16 hours per week spread over 4 days | Part-Time: Up to 8 hours per week spread over 2-3 days
Fee(s)16-19 year olds study programme only: Free

This course is aimed at learners who wish to pursue a career in a health and social care setting by gaining introductory skills and knowledge.

LevelLevel 1
LocationColchester
DurationOne year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2022 - Applications open on 1st October 2021
Fee(s)16-18 year old Study Programme: Free

This programme is designed to provide basic skills and a starting point in your training to become a beauty therapist or a junior stylist. The programme enables you to cover a broad overview of hairdressing and beauty therapy at Level 1 in order to allow you to progress on to the Level 2 and 3 qualifications.

LevelLevel 1
LocationColchester
DurationOne year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2022 - Applications open on 1st October 2021
Fee(s)16-18 years old study programme only: Free

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 Light Vehicle / Transport Maintenance Diploma programme is designed for students wishing to enter into the maintenance or repair side of the motor industry

LevelLevel 1
LocationColchester
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2022 - Applications open on 1st October 2021
Fee(s)16-18 year old study programme: Free

The Multi-Skill Trades City & Guilds 6219-07 Diploma Level 1 is a one year programme aimed at learners who wish to enter the construction industry but are unsure about which occupation to choose, or for those wishing to work in maintenance or as a general building operative.

LevelLevel 1
LocationColchester
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2022 - Applications open on 1st October 2021
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+ Learners: £1,471

Learn the trade of painting and decorating to allow you to kick start your career. This industry recognised qualification provides a broad understanding of professional painting and decorating principles with training delivered in state-of-the-art workshops by ex industry craftsmen.

LevelLevel 1
Level 2
LocationColchester
DurationTwo years:
Year 1: Level 1 |
Year 2: Level 2 |
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2022 - Applications open on 1st October 2021
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: Year 1: £1,446
19+: Year 2: £1,840

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 2022 - Applications open on 1st October 2021
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+ Year 1: £1,738
19+ Year 2: £2,150

Our Professional Chef programmes are designed for those wanting a practical career where the development of professional cookery skills and knowledge can contribute towards a fulfilling in the hospitality industry. Students will undertake mostly practical work to develop skills in our kitchens, pastry workshops and our public restaurants.

LevelLevel 1
Level 2
Level 3
LocationColchester
DurationThree years
Year 1: Level 1
Year 2: Level 2
Year 3: Level 3
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2022 - Applications open on 1st October 2021
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
Year 1 (Level 1): £2,659
Year 2 (Level 2): £3,119
Year 3 (Level 3): £3,345

This hands-on course is for those who wish to pursue a career as a professional chef. Your progress will be measured through continuous practical assessment and theoretical understanding via online multiple choice questions. You will also be expected to collect evidence via a diary during the course, in preparation for assessment.

LevelLevel 1
Level 2
Level 3
LocationColchester
DurationThree Years
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2022 - Applications open on 1st October 2021
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free

Year 1 (Level 1): £2,659
Year 2 (Level 2): £3,143
Year 3 (Level 3): £5,421

Study programmes in the Foundation Studies area provide a progression route to employment, vocational study and/or apprenticeships for individuals with additional support needs and/or barriers to learning

LevelEntry Level
Level 1
LocationColchester
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2022 - Applications open on 1st October 2021
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: Variable

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 2022 - Applications open on 1st October 2021
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 2022 - Applications open on 1st October 2021
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: Variable

This programme is designed for students wishing to enter into the repair or refinishing side of the motor industry. It is aimed at those who do not work within the industry and wish to gain formal qualifications through a full-time programme of study.

LevelLevel 1
LocationColchester
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2022 - Applications open on 1st October 2021
Fee(s)16-18 year old study programme: Free