Information, Advice and Guidance for Current Students

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
  • Apprenticeships
  • 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.

Progression to Higher Education

Our highly experienced Careers Advice and Guidance team provide wide-ranging support to students wishing to apply to university, including dedicated UCAS support throughout the year.

Alongside Course and Progression and Destination Tutors, our Advisors provide support right the way through from the point of choosing institutions and selecting suitable higher education courses through to securing a place at university.

Colchester Institute also hosts an annual ‘Moving on Up’ Progression Fair, organised for students to find out about the opportunities available for when they have finished their studies with us. We encourage students to attend this event and ask lots of questions about what employers and universities are looking for and what you need to do during the rest of your time here to put yourself in the best position to secure one of these opportunities.

The event is attended by over 40 representatives from the world of work, including employers, universities and volunteer organisations. There is also the opportunity to discover more about what you can do here if you choose to study at University Centre Colchester.

For further information on careers information, advice and guidance please contact

Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance