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This intensive fast-track programme provides you with an introduction to professional accountancy. Completion of the full AAT Diploma programme will allow you to work as a trainee accountant and provide a firm grounding for future training and progression.

LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)17 - 18 year olds: Free
19+:
Level 2: £650
Level 3: £2,350
Plus AAT fee: More information on AAT membership and current fees can be found at www.aat.org.uk

This course is suited to learners who are committed to going into the performing arts and who appreciate the need for both the practical and academic skills to survive the rigours of the performing arts industry.

LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
DurationTwo years | Year 1: Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester 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)

Engineering and Manufacturing are vital to the UK economy where a variety of businesses operate in an industry that is worth over £1 trillion annually to the UK. This course develops both practical and technical skills to enable students to progress in their chosen field.

LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
DurationTwo Years
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)16 - 18 Year Olds: Free
19+ Certificate: £2,583*
19+ Diploma: £5,421*

The Animation and Illustration UAL Diploma / Extended Diploma Level 3 course is designed for students with an art and design or graphics background who have a real enthusiasm for drawing and making. Applicants should enjoy learning about illustration and animation and have an interest in visual culture.

LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
DurationOne or Two Years:
Year 1: Diploma |
Year 2: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £8,583 (This fee covers the full two-year course)

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Foundation / Extended Diploma in Applied Science is for learners who want to continue their education through applied learning and who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment in the applied science sector.

LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
DurationTwo Years: Year 1: Foundation Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester 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)

This course helps you to find out what interests you most in art and design and to develop some of the essential skills that underpin creative disciplines. It is designed for students who have completed their GCSE’s or a relevant Level 2 qualification and want to explore different aspects of art and design.

LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
DurationOne year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £3,345

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*

A Level 3 BTEC Diploma is a nationally recognised qualification combining practical and theoretical study. This challenging programme will introduce you to a range of areas needed in a career as an IT professional.

LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
DurationTwo years
Year 1: Foundation Diploma
Year 2: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £8,583 (This fee covers the full two-year course)

The Construction and the Built Environment Level 3 Extended Diploma is a work-related qualification reflecting the knowledge and understanding required in the industry.

LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
DurationTwo years | Year 1: Foundation Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £8,583* (This fee covers the full two-year course)

The course has a strong emphasis on practical dance techniques. You will participate in a variety of dance units covering techniques that will include jazz, tap, contemporary, commerical and ballet. Much of the work undertaken will be continually assessed to monitor progress.

LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
DurationTwo years | Year 1: Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester 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 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*

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 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)

The Fashion and Textiles UAL Diploma course programme is designed for students who have completed their GCSE’s or a relevant Level 2 qualification and want to explore different aspects of fashion, textiles and costume, such as traditional and digital textiles techniques, Photoshop, constructed textiles and pattern-cutting and garment / costume construction.

LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
DurationOne or Two Years
Year 1: Diploma
Year 2: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
Start DateSeptember 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £8,583

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)

If you are interested in how science can help solve crimes then this may be the course for you. Forensic science is made up of various specialisms and you will get to study units that allow you to experience a multitude of these.

LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
DurationTwo years | Year 1: Foundation Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester 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)

The Art and Design Foundation UAL Diploma offers a transition from general education to specialist art and design education, enabling you to make an informed decision when applying to art and design higher education.

LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
DurationOne year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £5,421

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 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+ - Level 2: £1,929
19+ - Level 3: £5,421

The Graphic Design and Branding Level 3 Diploma is a broad based programme designed to help you understand fundamental design practices and develop skills in various areas of Digital Graphics including logo design and branding, editorial layout and photography, advertising, gaming and multi-media platform design.

LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
DurationOne or Two Years: Year 1: Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma | Two Years: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £8,583 (This fee covers the full two-year course)

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 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)16-18 years old study programme only: Free

This programme offers an education in health and social care that can be utilised as a stepping stone for progression to undergraduate studies relating to a range of careers in this sector or towards employment.

LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
DurationTwo years: Year 1: 90 Credit Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester 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)

The Hospitality Management and Supervision – Food Service and Events Level 3 study programme is a new and exciting qualification for students who are passionate about gaining employment in this diverse sector.

LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
DurationOne year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £2,583

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)

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 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: Year 1: £1,449
19+: Year 2: £2,869
19+: Year 3: £5,421*

The course focuses on technology as a tool for the creative musician. Much of the work involves original composition and production. Each project you complete is designed to be realistic to what you would expect in industry.

LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
DurationTwo Years: Year 1: Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma | Two Years: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £11,356

The Musical Theatre Level 3 Extended Diploma programme allows you to develop your singing, acting and dance techniques and the effective integration of these skills in performance, through a range of different styles and methods.

LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
DurationTwo years | Year 1: Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester 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)

This course is designed for students who have completed their GCSE’s or a relevant Level 2 qualification and want to explore different aspects of photography, such as portraiture, advertising, documentary and fine-art photography.

LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
DurationOne or Two Years: Year 1: Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £8,583 (This fee covers the full two-year course)

The Popular Music Diploma is a course for learners who are committed to making a career in music and appreciate the need for both practical and academic skills to be successful in the music industry.

LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
DurationTwo Years: Year 1: Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma | Two Years: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £11,356
This fee covers the whole two year course

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 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
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

The Professional Musician Extended Diploma course has been carefully developed to prepare you for a professional career in music and to study music at degree level through a broad and exciting range of music and musical activities

LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
DurationTwo Years: Year 1: Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma | Two Years: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £11,356
This fee covers the whole two year course

The course is made up of a diverse range of modules that form the College Diploma in Professional Sports Coaching. A variety of learning styles are developed and include formal classroom lessons, group work, presentations, individual tutorials and practical coaching sessions.

LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)This study programme is for learners aged 17 and over only.
17 – 18 year olds: Free
19+: £2,882
Other fees include £100 for coaching uniform.

This course will help you develop the skills you need in order to understand the uniformed public services sector.

LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
DurationTwo years: Year 1: Foundation Diploma | Year 2: Extended National Diploma | Two Years: Extended National Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester 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 whole two year course

The Sport (Coaching and Development) Level 3 course will provide the opportunity to develop practical vocational skills, knowledge and understanding for work and coaching in the expanding area of leisure and recreation.

LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
DurationTwo Years: Year 1: Foundation Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma | Two Years: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £7,395

Set, lighting, sound, props, costume. These are a few of the considerations required to put together a production. This course looks at each of these and more develop skills that are transferable from an arena sized concert or a theatrical production all the way to small scale touring theatre.

LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
DurationTwo years | Year 1: Foundation Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £8,583 (This fee covers the whole two year course)

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 2023
ApplicationsApplications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: Year 1: £1,875
19+: Year 2: £5,421

Animation and VFX (Visual Effects) is fast becoming one of the skills shortage areas in the UK Creative Industries, due to significant demand and growth in this area. This course will provide an opportunity for students to develop their skills and expertise in VFX, CGI and Animation.

LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
DurationOne or Two Years
Year 1: Diploma
Year 2: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester 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 whole two year course)