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.
Make a smart move and take your next step with Colchester Institute!
Further Education Subject Areas
Our aim is to make it as easy as possible to secure your place on your ideal programme. All you need to do is complete our online application form by visiting:
Applying for a Full-Time course
Before submitting your application, make sure you have got an email address which you will check frequently and which is professional and appropriate for this purpose. Submit the application as early as possible and remember to save a copy for your own records.
If you don’t have access to a computer or the internet, please phone our Admissions enquiry line on the 01206 712777 and we will send you a paper application form. The completed form can be returned by post or in person to our admissions teams at our Colchester, Braintree or Clacton campuses.
The College at Braintree
The College at Clacton,
Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 6JQ
We start accepting applications from the 1st October 2017 and have set an initial deadline for receiving applications of 31st January 2018 for a guaranteed place on your chosen programme (subject to you satisfying the entry requirements), although we do still accept applications after this date.
Applicants will receive an acknowledgement 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.
Careers Advice for School Leavers and Parents/Carers
The Careers Advice team provide information, advice and guidance to students across all campuses, their aim is to support students into the best job or career possible for them. They offer confidential and impartial guidance interviews as well as a daily drop in service.
They can provide help and support with a wide range of areas including:
- Career choice
- Progression Routes
- Higher Education
- Employability Skills
There is a well-equipped Careers Centre within The College containing information on careers and courses as well computer guidance software to help students choose and research suitable careers.
The Careers team hold the national quality award for the provision of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance known as the Quality in Careers Standard as well as the matrix Quality Standard for information, advice and guidance services.
Whilst at school pupils should seek the advice of their school careers adviser or contact the National Careers Service for information, advice and guidance on skills, learning and work.
Call 0800 100 900 or visit
The Careers Team are available to give careers advice at College open events and during advice and enrolment days in August.
For further information on careers information, advice and guidance please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.