Colchester Institute

Colchester Institute is the major provider of further education and training for North Essex and adjoining areas. The College also provides a range of higher education (degree level) courses.

Choice – there is a course for you here

At Colchester Institute we aim to provide students of all ages with the knowledge, skills and experience to equip them for life. We work in partnership with employers locally, nationally and internationally to ensure our courses are matched to today’s standards and the needs of tomorrow.

Colchester Institute operates from campuses at Clacton, Colchester and Braintree.

The Learning Shop @ Dovercourt, The Learning Shop @ Witham, The Learning Centre @ Clacton and The Learning Shop @ Colchester provide additional town centre locations for IT, English and Maths training, as well as employability training.

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Freephone 0800 8815115

Childline is a free, private and confidential, 24 hour counselling service for young people aged 5-25 years.
Call 0800 1111 or visit

NHS advice
If you are feeling unwell and need a telephone health assessment, please call the NHS service free of charge from any phone.
Call 111 or visit

A multi-award winning cyberbullying non-profit support organisation for young people experienced cyberbullying.
Call 0845 6887277 or visit

To offer a listening service for those going through a personal crisis and want to talk about their despair or suicidal feelings.
Call 0845 790 9090 (24 hours) or visit

Crisis Helpline
Emergency support team covering Colchester & Tendring.
Mental health and Wellbeing.
Call 0845 038 0800 (24 hours)