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The AAT Accounting Advanced Diploma Level 3 course will offer further training in a number of accounting activities.  On successful completion, students could progress to the Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4

LevelLevel 3
Duration35 Weeks
Study ModePart-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2020
AttendanceLearners have the choice of one of the following:
Day (Wed): 9am – 4pm
Evening (Tues and Weds): 6pm – 9pm
Aft/Eve (Tues): 2pm – 9pm
Fee(s)Self-funded: £2,350*
Advanced Learner Loan: £2,350*
*plus AAT fee. More information on AAT membership and current fees can be found at www.aat.org.uk

The AAT Accounting Certificate Level 2 course is an ideal introduction to accountancy which explores the fundamental concept of double-entry bookkeeping up to trial balance.

LevelLevel 2
Duration35 Weeks
Study ModePart-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2020
AttendanceLearners studying the full certificate have the choice of one of the following attendance modes:
Wednesday (9am-3pm)
Thursday Aft/Eve (2pm-8pm) |
Learners studying Bookkeeping and Sage Accounting Units only, will study one evening per week - Tuesday (6pm-9pm) with the option to top-up and study the full certificate units from March on Thursday evenings (6pm - 8pm)
Price£859 (plus AAT fee. More information on AAT membership and current fees can be found at www.aat.org.uk)

Get the skills you need to become a financial team leader or set up your own practice with the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting.

LevelLevel 4
Duration35 Weeks
Study ModePart-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2020
AttendanceLearners have the choice of one of the following attendance modes:
Thursday (9am - 4pm)
Wednesday and Thursday evenings (6pm - 9pm)
Price£2,573 plus AAT fee. More information on AAT membership and current fees can be found at www.aat.org.uk.

This qualification is perfect for young people and those taking their first step on the career ladder. As well as getting a taster of what it’s like to work in a professional environment, you will pick up accounting terms and get support with literacy and numeracy.

LevelLevel 1
Duration12 Weeks
Study ModePart-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2020
AttendanceWednesday evenings 18.00-20.00
Price£320 (includes AAT registration and exam fee).

The Access to Higher Education Diploma course will offer you the ideal preparation for further study in higher education or training. Your learning will be facilitated by a range of activities ranging from, teacher input, group work, seminar presentations, research activities and personal study.

LevelLevel 3
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2020
AttendanceApproximately 3 days per week
Fee(s)Subject to age and diploma choice: Fees on Application

The Beauty Therapy Diploma Level 2/3 course 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
Level 3
DurationTwo years:
Year 1: Level 2
Year 2: Level 3
Study ModePart-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2020
Fee(s)19+ Year 1: £1,801
19+ Year 2: £3,345

The City & Guilds Bricklaying Certificate Basic Skills programme is a practical based bricklaying skills course.

LevelLevel 1
Duration36 Weeks
CampusBraintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2020
AttendanceOne evening per week:
Thursday 6pm - 9pm
Price£551

Ideal for those looking to become professional pastry chefs or develop patisserie skills to a professional standard, hobbyists who enjoy this area of cookery and for employees looking to further their skills.

LevelLevel 2
Duration16 weeks
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateFebruary 2020
AttendanceWednesday : 5pm - 10pm
Fee(s)£510

The L1 / L2 / L3 City & Guilds welding awards are designed for a range of abilities: from beginners who need basic welding training, to experienced welders who want to develop specialist skills.

LevelLevel 1
Level 2
Level 3
DurationLevel 1: 10 Weeks
Level 2: 10 Weeks
Level 3: 15 Weeks
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateContact us for dates
AttendanceOne evening per week
Tuesdays 6pm - 9pm
PricePrices on Application

The Adult Learning Shops offer a flexible learning solution for English and mathematics. Learners can enrol throughout the year and we offer flexible sessions so attend those which suit your needs.

LevelEntry Level
Level 0
Level 1
CampusThe Learning Shop - Colchester
The Learning Shop - Clacton.
The Learning Shop - Dovercourt
The Learning Shop - Witham
Start DateLearners can enrol on these courses throughout the year
AttendanceFlexible attendance throughout the year

The Adult Learning Shops offer a flexible learning solution for English and mathematics. Learners can enrol throughout the year and we offer flexible sessions so attend those which suit your needs.

LevelEntry Level
Level 0
Level 1
CampusThe Learning Shop - Colchester
The Learning Shop - Dovercourt
The Learning Shop - Witham
Start DateLearners can enrol on these courses throughout the year
AttendanceFlexible attendance throughout the year

The Adult Learning Shops offer a flexible learning solution for English and mathematics. Learners can enrol throughout the year and we offer flexible sessions so attend those which suit your needs.

LevelLevel 1
Level 2
CampusThe Learning Shop - Colchester
The Learning Shop - Clacton.
The Learning Shop - Dovercourt
The Learning Shop - Witham
Start DateLearners can enrol on these courses throughout the year
AttendanceFlexible attendance throughout the year

The Adult Learning Shops offer a flexible learning solution for English and mathematics. Learners can enrol throughout the year and we offer flexible sessions so attend those which suit your needs.

LevelLevel 1
Level 2
CampusThe Learning Shop - Colchester
The Learning Shop - Clacton.
The Learning Shop - Dovercourt
The Learning Shop - Witham
Start DateLearners can enrol on these courses throughout the year
AttendanceFlexible attendance throughout the year
LevelLevel 3
DurationTwo Years
Study ModePart-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2020
AttendanceOne day per week
Price£5,421 (This fee covers the full two-year course)

The Pearson Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills is for those aged 19 and over who want to progress to become a qualified professional counsellor, or gain counselling skills as part of their current profession, for example teachers and nurses.

LevelLevel 3
Duration36 weeks (One Year)
Study ModePart-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2020
AttendanceOne day per week (Monday). Lesson times will be confirmed upon application.
Fee(s)£2,225
LevelLevel 1
Duration1 hour duration from check-in to completion of exam
Study ModePart-Time
CampusThe Learning Shop - Colchester
The Learning Shop - Clacton.
The Learning Shop - Dovercourt
The Learning Shop - Witham
Start DateAvailable at any time throughout the year. Please contact us for further details
Price£90

This course gives learners the knowledge and skills in dental nursing both in direct chairside work and providing support in a range of dental treatments. Good people and teamwork skills, as well as a calm and reassuring manner are required.

LevelLevel 3
Duration40 weeks
Study ModePart-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2020
AttendanceOne morning or evening per week
Fee(s)16 - 18: Free
19+: £2,225

The Level 3 programme is designed to help learners build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to 8 years of age. They cover a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas.

LevelLevel 3
Duration36 weeks. Work experience can take up to 18 months duration.
Study ModePart-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2020
AttendanceClassroom based delivery is 1 day per week 10am - 2pm
Fee(s)19+: £2,882

The Education and Training Award Level 3 ( Replacement for PTLLS ) includes Understanding Roles and Responsibilities, Planning and Preparing Sessions, Assessment, Micro Teaching Sessions, Design of a Learning Programme and Production of a Learning/Personal Development Journal.

Duration16 weeks
Study ModePart-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateFebruary 2020
AttendanceTuesdays: 6pm - 9pm
Price£410

The C&G Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) is offered at both Level 2 and Level 3. Please see below for further information.

LevelLevel 2
DurationTwo years
Study ModePart-Time
CampusClacton Campus
Start DateSeptember 2020
AttendanceOne day a week
Fee(s)19+: Year 1: £982, Year 2 £837

The C&G Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) is offered at both Level 2 and Level 3. Please see below for further information.

LevelLevel 3
DurationTwo years
Study ModePart-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2020
AttendanceTwo evenings per week
Fee(s)19+: £3,345

The aim of the Engineering for Industry programme is to provide an opportunity for those who are currently out of work, often having been long-term unemployed, and providing an opportunity to get back into work in the engineering and energy sectors.

Study ModePart-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DatePlease contact us for dates.
Fee(s)16 - 18: TBC
19+: TBC

The EFL course includes all elements of language; listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary development and learning to use English to communicate successfully with others.

DurationSep – Dec (14 Weeks)
Sep – June (35 Weeks)
Jan – June (21 Weeks)
Study ModePart-Time
CampusColchester Institute
AttendanceVariable: 3 or 6 hours per week
You have a choice of morning, afternoon or evening classes.
Fee(s)Sep - Dec (13 Weeks): £284 (inc. £53 for coursebooks)
Sep - June (34 Weeks): £621 (inc. £53 for coursebooks)
January - June (21 Weeks): £337 + £53 for coursebooks

You will have the opportunity to develop your English speaking and listening, reading and writing skills for a variety of purposes, including employment, further study or communicating with English speaking friends and family.

LevelLevel 0
Duration18 Weeks
Study ModePart-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Braintree Campus
Start DateSemester 1: 7 September – 14 February (19 weeks, then exams week)
Semester 2: 25 February – 24 June (15 weeks, then exams week)
Attendance8 hours per week* You have a choice of morning, afternoon or evening classes.
Fee(s)16+: Variable

Whether you want to study to improve your CV, boost your job prospects, prepare for college or university or you just want to meet new people and share interests and hobbies from around the world, Colchester Institute has the English class for you.

DurationOne-year course
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateContact us for dates
AttendanceTBC
Fee(s)Course Fees: Variable. See course details for further information

We offer English Language GCSE intensive resit programmes over 32 weeks to adults over the age of 19. These are part-time courses consisting of one 3 hour session per week with a subject specialist tutor.

LevelLevel 1
Duration32 Weeks
Study ModePart-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2020
AttendanceVarious dates and times are available at Colchester Institute
Fee(s)19+ Course programme only Free if A* – C grade not previously achieved

We offer Maths GCSE intensive resit programmes over 32 weeks to adults over the age of 19. These are part-time courses consisting of one 3 hour session per week with a subject specialist tutor. If you are and adult learner over the age of 19, GCSE English and Maths can form part of your full-time study programme.

LevelLevel 1
Duration32 weeks - September to end of May/beginning of June
Study ModePart-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2020
AttendanceOne 3 hour session per week
Fee(s)19+ Course programme only: Free if A* – C grade not previously achieved

The Hairdressing Diploma Level 2 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
DurationTwo years:
Year 1: Level 2
Year 2: Level 3
Study ModePart-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2020
AttendanceVariable hours per week
Fee(s)19+ Year 1: £1,804
19+ Year 2: £3,345

The International English Language Testing System is designed to assess the language ability of students who want to study or work where English is the language of communication.

Study ModePart-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Fee(s)Sep - June (35 Weeks): £673 (incl. £53 coursebooks)
Sep - Dec (14 weeks): £294 (incl. £53 coursebooks)
Jan - June (21 Weeks): £379+ £53 for coursebooks
Jan - April (12 Weeks): £207 + £53 for coursebooks
April - June (9 Weeks): £172 + £53 for coursebooks

The Introduction to Early Years’ Education and Care (CACHE Certificate) Level 2 programme is a one year programme which will prepare learners to work at a supervised level within early years settings with children aged birth – 5 years.

LevelLevel 2
Duration36 weeks
Study ModePart-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2020
Fee(s)19+: £903
LevelLevel 1
DurationOne day Session including Health and Safety Test
Study ModePart-Time
CampusThe Learning Shop - Braintree
The Learning Shop - Clacton.
The Learning Shop - Dovercourt
The Learning Shop - Witham
Start DateAvailable at any time throughout the year. Please contact us for further details
Price£145
LevelLevel 1
Duration4 weeks training (15 hours per week)
Study ModePart-Time
CampusClacton Campus
Start DatePlease contact us for dates
AttendanceFlexible Hours
Price£525
LevelLevel 1
Duration6 to 12 weeks
Study ModePart-Time
CampusClacton Campus
Start DatePlease contact us for dates
AttendanceFlexible hours
Price£525
LevelLevel 1
Duration6 to 12 weeks
Study ModePart-Time
CampusClacton Campus
Start DatePlease contact us for dates
AttendanceFlexible hours
Price£525
LevelLevel 1
Duration6 to 12 weeks
Study ModePart-Time
CampusClacton Campus
Start DatePlease contact us for dates
AttendanceFlexible hours
Price£525

These are nationally-recognised vocational qualifications that demonstrate, to a national standard, competency in the workplace. Competence qualifications are practically-based and assessed in the workplace across a range of tasks.

LevelLevel 2
Level 3
DurationTypically completed in two years (Level 2) or three years (Level 3)
CampusColchester Institute
Start DatePlease contact us for dates
PricePrice on Application

The Plumbing Studies Diploma Level 2 is a 2 year programme of study. An intensive course designed to provide the skills and knowledge for the understanding of the installation of domestic plumbing systems.

LevelLevel 2
Duration2 years
Study ModePart-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2020
AttendanceOne day a week
Fee(s)Year 1 (19+): £982
Year 2 (19+): TBC

The Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools qualification qualification will provide learners with a secure understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children or young people in school environments.

LevelLevel 3
Duration1 year
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2020
Fee(s)£2,245

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 2020
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

The NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools will provide you with the knowledge needed to work in a school environment.

LevelLevel 2
Duration11 weeks
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2020
Fee(s)£379

The Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools has been developed for school support staff who directly support the teaching and schooling of pupils, either in a paid or voluntary capacity.

LevelLevel 2
Duration1 year
Study ModePart-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2020
Fee(s)19+: £794

The YMCA Award Certificate in Fitness Instructing – Gym Instructor, is the entry level qualification required to gain employment as a Gym Instructor within the Health & Fitness Industry.

LevelLevel 2
Duration20 Weeks
Study ModePart-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateOctober 2020
AttendanceOne day per week: Wednesday 14:00-21:00.
Fee(s)19+: £411*