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South Essex College

South Essex College provides a broad range of vocational and academic courses for 16-18 year-olds and adults. 

We offer over 500 learning opportunities that will set you on the road to a career in a variety of industries such as travel and tourism, art and design, science and animal care, performing arts, hospitality and catering and many more. We will also prepare you for further higher study. 

We also offer apprenticeships. An apprenticeship is a real job with training which allows you to earn while you learn and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. Apprenticeships take between one and five years to complete and cover over 1,500 job roles in a wide range of industries. 

Our apprenticeships span from Level 2 all the way up to degree level, allowing you to take your learning as far as you want to go in a variety of industries from Maritime Engineering to Accountancy, Management to Refrigeration and Air Conditioning. 

Our University Centre also gives you the opportunity to progress on to higher education and study for your degree, HND or HNC. By choosing to study at our vibrant, modern university centre, you can be assured of receiving a high quality education and an excellent student experience. Our degrees and higher education qualifications are awarded by leading institutions, including the University of East Anglia, the University of Arts London, the Open University and Pearson.  

Why Choose South Essex College?

  • We can help guide young people to independence and adulthood in a secure, supportive and relaxed environment. 
  • With our extra-curricular activities, vast libraries and industry-standard facilities, the college is outstanding preparation for university and life beyond education. 
  • Our range of qualifications is much wider than in sixth forms. 
  • You will meet fellow students from a wide range of ages, backgrounds and interests. 



Most apprenticeships are advertised on the government website by providers. 

In addition, South Essex College is working with new employers to secure additional apprenticeships so contact us by emailing [email protected] to register your interest. 

It is also possible to contact employers directly if there is someone you are particularly interested in working for to secure an apprenticeship. You can then get in contact with us to support this apprenticeship as the training provider. 

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