Further Information about Colchester Institute

WITH OVER 11,000 STUDENTS AND 1,200 STAFF, COLCHESTER INSTITUTE IS ONE OF THE LARGEST PROVIDERS OF GENERAL FURTHER EDUCATION, HIGHER EDUCATION, AND SKILLS TRAINING IN THE REGION.

Colchester Institute has a clear dedication to meeting student and employer needs. We operate across three main campuses in Colchester, Braintree and Clacton, each with their own individual atmosphere and characteristics, along with a number of other learning sites in north Essex.

In this network of delivery locations we have some of the best facilities in the country for learning and training delivery. This includes state of the art workshops and equipment, with recent additions including a £6m STEM Innovation Centre at the Braintree Campus (2017) and a £10m STEM Centre at Colchester campus (2016), both supporting innovative teaching in a range of subjects including engineering, manufacturing, construction, and digital technologies.

But this is just a flavour of the breadth of offer and facilities; we have dedicated provision and facilities for catering and hospitality, hairdressing and beauty therapy, art, design, fashion, photography, business, administration, accounting, childcare and early years, computing, IT, web design, English, maths, film, media, foundation studies, music, performing arts, sport, travel, public services, health, science and teacher training.

As well as the ability to offer bespoke courses to students and employers in specialist areas such as gas, plumbing and electrical industries, and in the areas of business, management and general staff training. We also provide part time, recreation and leisure courses, and those leading to further and higher-level qualifications and apprenticeships.

For fifty years we have equipped thousands of students and employers with the skills they have needed to realise their aspirations and helped students of all backgrounds exceed their potential. We enjoy positive accredited status including Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education – Commended, and Teaching Excellence Framework award – Silver.

Our main Colchester campus is located in the heart of Britain’s oldest recorded town and Roman capital. Just a five-minute walk from the main town centre, it is easily accessible by road and rail via the A12/A120 and Colchester North station, which is served by direct trains from London Liverpool Street, Chelmsford, Ipswich and Norwich.

You can find details of all of our locations on our website. There is also a promotional video for Colchester Institute that you may wish to see. And for more information about our vision, mission and strategy, plus to see our Annual Report, please see our governance pages.