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FEDEC (Federation of Essex Colleges)

FEDEC is a collaborative network of 8 Further Education Colleges in Essex: Chelmsford College, Colchester Institute, Colchester Sixth Form College, Harlow College, New City College (Epping), South Essex College, USP College & Writtle University College.  As a collective we offer education, skills, knowledge and training from 28 Campuses across Essex, and remotely, currently supporting approximately 54,000 students. Whatever your career or further/higher education aspirations, we will support you to achieve your goals; with the highest quality teaching, mentoring and support staff, offering fantastic facilities and enrichment opportunities to make your learning experience one you will enjoy, and cherish -  with lifelong learning opportunities available.   

Working closely with employers, locally and nationally, both with course design, placement and apprenticeship opportunities, we are best placed to equip you with the industry required skills, knowledge, and behaviors to support your career entry/progression choices, whatever the sector, every step of the way. 

Our collaborative network has a unified voice to influence/lobby government to provide the best possible funded opportunities for young people and adult’s alike, promoting increased equality and diversity, inclusion and accessibility for all.  We share best practice to maintain the highest outcomes for learners pan Essex, and pride ourselves in our ability to quickly adapt to labour market demands and challenges, confident in supporting the recovery of the nation, post COVID 19, through education, skills and training. 

Our offer includes 16-18 Study Programmes, Adult learning, GCSE and A-levels, BTECs, T-levels, Higher Technicals, Apprenticeships, Access courses, Employability training and much more, across all sectors.   

Visit the FEDEC website where you will find links to the websites of each member college to understand more about each of their available learning opportunities. 

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