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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
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)17 - 18 year olds: Free
19+:
Level 2: £647
Level 3: £2,350
Plus AAT fee: More information on AAT membership and current fees can be found at www.aat.org.uk

The Accounting and Business Foundation Diploma Level 2 course programme will offer students the opportunity to gain valuable skills to enter the work place in a business, accounting or finance environment, while achieving a nationally recognised qualification that could ultimately lead to the full level 2 AAT Accounting and Business Qualification and AAT membership

LevelLevel 2
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £1,355

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
DurationTwo years | Year 1: Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £7,395 (This fee covers the full two-year course)

The Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heat Pump Systems Diploma Level 2 is designed to provide learners with the skills and knowledge needed progress towards a career in a industry with recognised skills shortages.

LevelLevel 2
DurationOne year
Study ModeFull-Time
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+ : £1,850

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
DurationOne or Two Years:
Year 1: Diploma |
Year 2: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £8,583 (This fee covers the full two-year course)

The Applied Science BTEC Extended Certificate is suitable for those that have an interest in the sciences but do not possess the necessary qualifications for direct entry onto the Level 3 Diploma.

LevelLevel 2
DurationOne year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £1,243

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
DurationTwo Years: Year 1: Foundation Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £7,395 (This fee covers the full two-year course)

The Level 2 UAL Diploma in Art and Design provides an introductory experience which will help you to develop practical and research skills, improve confidence and learn about progression opportunities in art and design.

LevelLevel 2
DurationOne year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £2,976

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
DurationOne year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £5,421

The Beauty Therapy Diploma programme is aimed at those looking to work in the beauty industry. This course allows you to develop and practice the skills required for employment in industry.

LevelLevel 2
DurationTwo Years
Year 1: Level 2
Year 2: Level 3
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 years old study programme only: Free

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
DurationThree years
Year 1: Level 1
Year 2: Level 2
Year 3: Level 3
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: Year 1: £1,470
19+: Year 2: £1,663
19+: Year 3: £2,944

The Business Diploma Level 2 programme is designed to meet the needs of employers and to prepare students for the world of business. The programme aims to provide an education and vocational background for young people working to obtain a career in a range of jobs such as office administration, financial services, customer service, sales and retailing, distribution and manufacturing.

LevelLevel 2
DurationOne year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £1,435

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
DurationTwo years | Year 1: 90 Credit Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma | 2 years: Career Ready/Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £6,602 (This fee covers the full two-year course)

The Caring for Children Under Five BTEC Diploma Level 1 course programme is designed to give you an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed to care for young children.

LevelLevel 1
DurationOne year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £1,213

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
DurationThree Years
Year 1: Level 1
Year 2: Level 2
Year 3: Level 3
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Clacton Campus
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: Year 1: £1,481
19+: Year 2: £1,691
19+: Year 3: £1,840

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
DurationTwo Years: Year 1: Foundation Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma
CampusColchester Institute
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £7,395 (This fee covers the full two-year course)

The Children’s Play, Learning and Development (Early Years Assistant) Level 2 programme is designed to help you build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to eleven years of age.

LevelLevel 2
DurationOne year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £845

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
DurationTwo years
Year 1: Foundation Diploma
Year 2: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £8,583 (This fee covers the full two-year course)

The Computing (Information and Creative Technology) programme provides modules designed to help you develop your existing knowledge and skills for the IT sector.

LevelLevel 2
DurationOne year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £1,422

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
DurationTwo years | Year 1: 90 Credit Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
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, urban and ballet. Much of the work undertaken will be continually assessed to monitor progress.

LevelLevel 3
DurationTwo years
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £7,395 (The fee covers the full two-year course)

The Digital Graphics 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
DurationOne or Two Years: Year 1: Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma | Two Years: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £8,583 (This fee covers the full two-year course)

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
DurationThree Years
Year 1: Level 1
Year 2: Level 2
Year 3: Level 3
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Clacton Campus
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: Year 1: £1,589
19+: Year 2: £2,000
19+: Year 3: £3,345

Smartphones, game consoles, satellite navigation systems and life support systems all have electronic components that make them function. Students studying this pathway shall learn how electronic components work and how circuits are built from these.

LevelLevel 2
Level 3
DurationTwo Years:
Year 1:
Intermediate Technical Certificate
Year 2:
Advanced Technical Certificate/Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+ Year 1: £1,407
19+ Year 2 (Certificate): £2,583
19+ Year 2 (Diploma): £3,345

Maintenance engineers are expected to have knowledge of a range of engineered systems and components; including mechanical, electrical and fluid power. Planned maintenance activities can range from lubrication to replacing complex components.

LevelLevel 2
Level 3
DurationTwo Years:
Year 1:
Intermediate Technical Certificate
Year 2
Advanced Technical Certificate/Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+ Year 1: £1,407
19+ Year 2 (Certificate): £2,583
19+ Year 2 (Diploma): £3,345

Students studying this pathway will learn about machining processes and the types of equipment that are used. They will learn what is meant by CAD/CAM and how it is used in the industry when using computer aided equipment over manual processes.

LevelLevel 2
Level 3
DurationTwo Years:
Year 1
Intermediate Technical Certificate
Year 2
Advanced Technical Certificate/Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+ Year 1: £1,407
19+ Year 2 (Certificate): £2,583
19+ Year 2 (Diploma): £3,345

The Engineering – Welding and Fabrication Foundation Certificate Level 1 has been specifically designed to provide an introduction to a broad base of engineering skills, knowledge and understanding. You will study engineering manufacture, maintenance, CAD and English and Maths as part of your main programme.

LevelLevel 1
DurationOne year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £633

Welding is the most widely used process to create permanent joints between metal parts and is used across the full range of engineering industries. Learners studying this pathway shall develop skills to be able to mark out and cut using intermediate and advance methods.

LevelLevel 2
Level 3
DurationTwo Years:
Year 1:
Intermediate Technical Certificate
Year 2:
Advanced Technical Certificate/Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+ Year 1: £1,407
19+ Year 2 (Certificate): £2,583
19+ Year 2 (Diploma): £3,345

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
DurationOne or Two Years
Year 1: Diploma
Year 2: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £8,583

The course is designed to cover a range of practical and theoretical skills in film making to prepare learners for progression to further study and ultimately a career within the creative media industries.

LevelLevel 2
DurationOne year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £2,500

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
DurationTwo Years: Year 1: Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2019
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
DurationTwo years | Year 1: Foundation Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
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
DurationOne year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
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
DurationTwo years | Year 1: Level 2 | Year 2: Level 3
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £5,421 (This fee covers the full two-year course)

This Level 2 Technical Certificate aims to provide applicants with a range of essential technical and practical skills and knowledge, which will equip them to seek employment or further training within the industry.

LevelLevel 2
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 years old study programme only: Free

This programme is designed to provide basic skills and a starting point in your training to become a beauty therapist or a junior stylist. The programme enables you to cover a broad overview of hairdressing and beauty therapy at Level 1 in order to allow you to progress on to the Level 2 and 3 qualifications.

LevelLevel 1
DurationOne year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 years old study programme only: Free

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
DurationTwo Years
Year 1: Level 2
Year 2: Level 3
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 years old study programme only: Free

This course is aimed at learners who wish to pursue a career in a health and social care setting by gaining introductory skills and knowledge.

LevelLevel 1
DurationOne year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £1,213

The Health and Social Care Study Programme is ideal if you wish to take an initial qualification and develop your skills towards a career in the health or social care services.

LevelLevel 2
DurationOne year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £1,733

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
DurationTwo years: Year 1: 90 Credit Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £7,395 (This fee covers the full two-year course)

The Front of House course programme is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in the dynamic hospitality industry. You will benefit from plenty of hands-on practical experience working in our award-winning commercial restaurants providing a range of front of house services.

LevelLevel 2
DurationOne year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £2,732

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 the diverse sector of hospitality management.

LevelLevel 3
DurationOne year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £2,583

This one year study programme aims to introduce learners to a diverse and exciting range of disciplines within the creative and interactive media sector. The course is designed to cover a range of practical and theoretical skills in digital graphics and computer games to prepare learners for progression to further study and ultimately a career within the creative media industries.

LevelLevel 2
DurationOne year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £2,500

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
DurationTwo years: Year 1: 90 Credit Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma | 2 Years: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £7,395 (This fee covers the full two-year course)

The Engineering – Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing) Foundation Certificate Level 1 has been specifically designed to provide an introduction to a broad base of engineering skills, knowledge and understanding. You will study engineering manufacture, maintenance, CAD and English and Maths as part of your main programme.

LevelLevel 1
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £633

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
DurationTwo Years
Year 1: Level 2
Year 2: Level 3
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: Year 1: £1,371
19+: Year 2: £5,421

The Light Vehicle / Transport Maintenance Diploma programme is designed for students wishing to enter into the maintenance or repair side of the motor industry

LevelLevel 1
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £903

The Multi-Skill Trades City & Guilds 6219-07 Diploma Level 1 is a one year programme aimed at learners who wish to enter the construction industry but are unsure about which occupation to choose, or for those wishing to work in maintenance or as a general building operative.

LevelLevel 1
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+ Learners: £1,476

The Level 2 Diploma in Multimedia Production has been designed to  provide students with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to further study and training in a range of media related subjects, including games design, website design, film, TV, radio, sound engineering and others

LevelLevel 2
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusBraintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £2,500

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
DurationTwo Years: Year 1: Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma | Two Years: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
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
DurationTwo Years: Year 1: 90 Credit Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma | Two Years: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £7,395 (This fee covers the full two-year course)

Learn the trade of painting and decorating to allow you to kick start your career. This industry recognised qualification provides a broad understanding of professional painting and decorating principles with training delivered in state-of-the-art workshops by ex industry craftsmen.

LevelLevel 1
Level 2
Level 3
DurationThree years:
Year 1: Level 1 |
Year 2: Level 2 |
Year 3: Level 3
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: Year 1: £1,444
19+: Year 2: £1,654
19+: Year 3: £3,345

The one year course is a fantastic introduction to a range of performing arts and employability skills. It has been designed with both education and vocation in mind and as such will develop practical skills and understanding of the performing arts for your future career alongside enabling access to higher study.

LevelLevel 2
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £1,243

The Photography UAL Diploma Level 2 provides an introductory experience which will help you to develop practical and research skills, improve confidence and learn about progression opportunities in the photographic industry.

LevelLevel 2
DurationOne year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £2,976

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
DurationOne or Two Years: Year 1: Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £8,583 (This fee covers the full two-year course)

Training within our industry standard workshops, you will work with real-life materials and complete a number of practical projects as part of the overall qualification. Practical and theory sessions are combined to provide you with an understanding of basic and more advanced plumbing systems.

LevelLevel 1
Level 2
DurationTwo Years:
Year 1: Level 1
Year 2: Level 2
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Clacton Campus
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+ Year 1: £1,799
19+ Year 2: £2,140

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
DurationTwo Years: Year 1: Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma | Two Years: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £11,356
This fee covers the whole two year course

The full-time Technical Certificate in Preparing to Work in Dental Environments provides learners with an introduction to Dental Nursing.

LevelLevel 2
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £1,228

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
DurationThree years
Year 1: Level 1
Year 2: Level 2
Year 3: Level 3
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
Year 1 (Level 1): £2,655
Year 2 (Level 2): £3,113
Year 3 (Level 3): £3,345

This hands-on course is for those who wish to pursue a career as a professional chef. Your progress will be measured through continuous practical assessment and theoretical understanding via online multiple choice questions. You will also be expected to collect evidence via a diary during the course, in preparation for assessment.

LevelLevel 1
Level 2
Level 3
DurationThree Years
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
Year 1 19+: £901
Year 2 19+: £3,149
Year 3 19+: £5,421

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
DurationTwo Years: Year 1: Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma | Two Years: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
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
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
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.

Study programmes in the Foundation Studies area provide a progression route to employment, vocational study and/or apprenticeships for individuals with additional support needs and/or barriers to learning

LevelEntry Level
Level 1
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £735

The BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Public Services is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success when moving towards a career in the uniformed services.

LevelLevel 2
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £1,431

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

LevelLevel 3
DurationTwo years: Year 1: 90 Credit Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma | Two Years: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £6,602
This fee covers the whole two year course

The Skills for Enterprise course is aimed at 16 – 18 year olds who are not in training or employment and wish to gain a range of level 2 qualifications.

LevelLevel 2
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free

The Skills to Succeed study programme provides a progression route to employment, vocational study and/or apprenticeships for students studying at level 1.

LevelLevel 1
Level 2
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Clacton Campus
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: Variable

The Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) BTEC Extended Diploma 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
DurationTwo Years: Year 1: 90 Credit Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma | Two Years: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £7,395

This course is designed to give you qualifications and practical skills directly applicable to the sports industry. The main themes of the College Diploma are sports coaching, sports leadership, working with children and fitness instructing.

LevelLevel 2
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £1,196

Stepping Up offers individualised full-time Study Programmes for 16 – 19 year old students for whom English is a second language. The Colchester Institute English Language department is a nationally recognised ‘centre of Excellence’ and provides a welcoming environment for all.

LevelEntry Level
Level 1
Level 2
DurationOne-year course
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
AttendanceFull-Time: 16 hours per week spread over 4 days | Part-Time: Up to 8 hours per week spread over 2-3 days
Fee(s)16-19 year olds study programme only: Free

This study programme is for students who have severe or complex learning difficulties and/or disabilities and require very high levels of additional support. The curriculum is varied and designed to enable students to make independent choices, develop their personal and social skills and to communicate effectively.

LevelEntry Level
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: Variable

This study programme is for students who aspire to increase their independence but wish to continue their education in a highly supportive environment. Programmes aim to equip students with the skills and confidence required in order to reach their own goals for learning, life and work.

LevelEntry Level
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Attendance14 hours per week spread over 3 days
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: Variable

This study programme provides students with the opportunity to develop skills for independence and employment, and to work towards achievement of their own goals for learning, life and work.

LevelEntry Level
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Clacton Campus
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: Variable

The STEPS 4 Career Transition study programme aims to provide a progression route to supported employment/employment, vocational study and/or apprenticeships for individuals with additional support needs.

LevelEntry Level
Level 1
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Clacton Campus
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: Variable

The STEPS 5 Supported Internship is a one year study programme based primarily at an employer for students aged 16-24 with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) who have a real commitment to achieve their employment goals.

LevelLevel 1
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: Variable

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
DurationTwo years: Year 1: 90 Credit Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma | Two Years: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £7,395 (This fee covers the whole two year course)

This exciting full-time programme offers compulsory education to students in Year 11. Attendance is full-time and matches the pattern of the school year. Students are offered a mixture of formal and informal education in a variety of settings.

DurationOne-year course
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Clacton Campus
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)Funded by: Schools or Local Authority

This programme is designed for students wishing to enter into the repair or refinishing side of the motor industry. It is aimed at those who do not work within the industry and wish to gain formal qualifications through a full-time programme of study.

LevelLevel 1
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £903

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
DurationTwo Years:
Year 1: Level 2
Year 2: Level 3
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
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
DurationOne or Two Years
Year 1: Diploma
Year 2: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £7,395 (This fee covers the whole two year course)