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The Accounting and Finance Level 2 course programme will offer students the opportunity to gain valuable skills to enter the work place in a business, accounting or finance environment, while achieving a nationally recognised qualification that could ultimately lead to the full level 2 AAT Accounting and Business Qualification and AAT membership

LevelLevel 2
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+: £1,365

The Level 2 UAL Diploma in Art and Design provides an introductory experience which will help you to develop practical and research skills, improve confidence and learn about progression opportunities in art and design.

LevelLevel 2
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+: £2,976

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 2022 - Applications open on 1st October 2021
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 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 Business Extended Certificate Level 2 programme is designed to meet the needs of employers and to prepare students for the world of business. The programme aims to provide an education and vocational background for young people working to obtain a career in a range of jobs such as office administration, financial services, customer service, sales and retailing, distribution and manufacturing.

LevelLevel 2
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+: £740

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 Computing (Information and Creative Technology) programme provides modules designed to help you develop your existing knowledge and skills for the IT sector.

LevelLevel 2
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+: £1,432

The Early Years Practitioner Level 2 programme is designed to help you build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to eleven years of age.

LevelLevel 2
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+: £1,301

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*

Smartphones, game consoles, satellite navigation systems and life support systems all have electronic components that make them function. Students studying this pathway shall learn how electronic components work and how circuits are built from these.

LevelLevel 2
LocationColchester
DurationOne Years
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2022 - Applications open on 1st October 2021
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £1,410

Maintenance engineers are expected to have knowledge of a range of engineered systems and components; including mechanical, electrical and fluid power. Planned maintenance activities can range from lubrication to replacing complex components.

LevelLevel 2
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+ Year 1: £1,410

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
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+ Level 2: £924

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
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2022 - Applications open on 1st October 2021
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 2022 - Applications open on 1st October 2021
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+ Level 2: £823

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

The course is designed to cover a range of practical and theoretical skills in film making to prepare learners for progression to further study and ultimately a career within the creative media industries.

LevelLevel 2
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+: £2,500

The Furniture Production Diploma programme provides a broad knowledge of competence-based woodworking and furniture making skills. The course programme covers a wide range of traditional and modern skills relating to furniture manufacture. You will be working towards completing Level 2 in the first year and Level 3 in the second year.

LevelLevel 2
Level 3
LocationColchester
DurationTwo years | Year 1: Level 2 | Year 2: Level 3
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2022 - Applications open on 1st October 2021
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+ - Level 2: £1,929
19+ - Level 3: £5,421

The Hairdressing Diploma study programme is designed to start-off your career and provide the necessary skills and techniques for you to become a hairdresser. With the option to specialise in year two, you are provided with a number of different opportunities and experiences, including working in our commercial campus salon.

LevelLevel 2
Level 3
LocationColchester
DurationTwo Years
Year 1: Level 2
Year 2: Level 3
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 Health and Social Care Study Programme is ideal if you wish to take an initial qualification and develop your skills towards a career in the health or social care services.

LevelLevel 2
LocationColchester
DurationOne year
Study ModeFull-Time
Start DateSeptember 2022 - Applications open on 1st October 2021
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £1,254

The Front of House course programme is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in the dynamic hospitality industry. You will benefit from plenty of hands-on practical experience working in our award-winning commercial restaurants providing a range of front of house services.

LevelLevel 2
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+: £2,732

This one year study programme aims to introduce learners to a diverse and exciting range of disciplines within the creative and interactive media sector. The course is designed to cover a range of practical and theoretical skills in digital graphics and computer games to prepare learners for progression to further study and ultimately a career within the creative media industries.

LevelLevel 2
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+: £2,500

The Motor Vehicle Service and Repair is a practical and engaging study programme designed to motivate and support learners to gain key knowledge and skills required by vehicle maintenance employers.

LevelLevel 2
Level 3
LocationColchester
DurationThree Years
Year 1: Level 2
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
19+: Year 1: £1,449
19+: Year 2: £2,869
19+: Year 3: £5,421*

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 2022 - Applications open on 1st October 2021
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £2,500

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

The one year course is a fantastic introduction to a range of performing arts and employability skills. It has been designed with both education and vocation in mind and as such will develop practical skills and understanding of the performing arts for your future career alongside enabling access to higher study.

LevelLevel 2
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+: £1,249

The Photography UAL Diploma Level 2 provides an introductory experience which will help you to develop practical and research skills, improve confidence and learn about progression opportunities in the photographic industry.

LevelLevel 2
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+: £2,976

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

Public Services BTEC Level 2  is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success when moving towards a career in the uniformed services.

LevelLevel 2
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+: £1,139

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

This course is designed to give you qualifications and practical skills directly applicable to the sports industry. The main themes of the College Diploma are sports coaching, sports leadership, working with children and fitness instructing.

LevelLevel 2
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+: £890

This VRQ covers the technical needs for basic repair and preparation procedures. It provides essential knowledge and skills for vehicle body paint operators, working on a wide range of vehicles, in all types of garages, dealerships and specialist body paint businesses.

LevelLevel 2
Level 3
LocationColchester
DurationTwo Years:
Year 1: Level 2
Year 2: Level 3
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2022 - Applications open on 1st October 2021
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: Year 1: £1,875
19+: Year 2: £5,421