***Online application for full-time courses and joint apprenticeships has now ended. We may still have spaces available on some of our programmes, see below for details of how to apply.***
In August, Advice Sessions will be available for those who have applied to start but wish to change their course choice, or are looking to start a full-time further education course with us in September 2022. These will take place from GCSE Results Day on Thursday 25th August 2022, at both our Colchester and Braintree campuses.
Advice Day dates and time slots will be published closer to the time and online bookings will open at 08:30am on Thursday 25th August. You can register your interest in attending an advice session using the link below. We will then email you once dates have been confirmed and bookings are open with sessions available to book.
I’m looking for an Apprenticeship – what are my options?
There are a number of options available to you at this stage of the application cycle. If you are interested in an Apprenticeship and have a contract offer of employment in place then please choose the option for your age from the below:
All you have to do is complete and submit our Talent Pool application form, attend a pre-screening assessment/interview and be available when contacted. We will then send your details along with your profile to employers looking for an apprentice, inform you if you are selected and send your guidance to prepare you for interview.
Access to Apprenticeships - 6 month Functional Skills and Employability programme
Access to Apprenticeships – 6 month Functional Skills and Employability programme
This course is aimed at any prospective student who wishes to progress onto an apprenticeship, but does not meet the relevant entry criteria for a course, or needs to develop the necessary work based learning skills.
Maths and English can often be seen as a barrier to success on an apprenticeship, and this programme will see students working in a supportive environment to achieve Functional Skills to a level 2 standard (GCSE 4 equivalent).
Students must have a requirement to achieve English/maths at Level 2 and will work towards achieving a Functional skill in either/both English and maths. Applicants who have already achieved a 4(C) GCSE grade in both subjects will not be accepted onto the course.
In order to apply for a full-time course you will need to follow the below steps:
First select the course you wish to apply for using the course finder button located after step 3.
Once you are on the page of your chosen course and you are certain that you would like to apply for this course, click the ‘Apply Online’ button for the campus that you would like to study at.
You will be taken to our online application login page and you will need to set up an account. Click ‘create an account’ to begin the application process.
We have also prepared a step-by-step video guide – please view this video which will guide you through the application process.
The Application window for full-time courses starting in September 2022 is open from October 1st 2021.
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.
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