Adults

Study for a brighter future

Getting back into education can be a daunting task, particularly if you aren’t sure what to do next.

If you have been impacted by recent events, want to gain your first qualification, are looking for a job after a period of unemployment or are looking to upskill, we’re here to help you on your journey.

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Download our latest  guide for Mature Learners

 For the very latest information about financial support available please email our funding department at funding@southessex.ac.uk

We offer a wide range of ways to study

Vocational and professional courses

Vocational and professional courses

We offer a wide range of vocational courses that will set you on your journey to the career of your dreams. From accounting to hairdressing, we have the right course for you.

*See course listing for full details and eligibility.

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Mindful Education, Online and On Campus

Mindful Education, Online and On Campus

In order to provide an excellent study experience the college has joined forces with Mindful Education to create a suite of blended learning courses that provide flexible study options, combining online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom.

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iStudy online courses

iStudy online courses FREE*

Access distance learning with our range of FREE* iStudy online courses.

A wide range of subjects easily accessible with an internet connection. Our distance learning courses take up to 12 weeks to complete and award a level 2 certificate.

*See course listing for full details and eligibility.

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iLearn courses

iLearn courses FREE*

South Essex College offers a range of FREE* iLearn courses for unemployed people to help them return to the workplace.

The college's iLearn courses cover subjects such as accounting, childcare, health and social care, forklift, hospitality, office skills and security.

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Access courses

Access courses

These are designed to get you back in to education and are a great stepping stone to university.

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Degree courses

Degree courses

Higher Education – Degrees, HND, HNCs. Offering a pathway into careers such as teaching, counselling, interior design and much more…

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English and maths

English and maths FREE*

*If you don’t have a Grade C or Level 2 qualification in these subjects these courses are FREE.

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ESOL, EFL and IELTS

ESOL, EFL and IELTS

English for Speakers of Other Languages, English as a Foreign Language and The International English Language Testing System. These courses focus on the language you need to live, study and work in Britain.

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From introductory and home learning courses, to work-based learning and vocational diplomas we can offer the advice and support you need. When you study with us you’ll get dedicated guidance from your tutors and our specialist support teams.

Support does not end with your current course; we also support you towards building your future. Our student services team are on hand to help you with nationwide university applications and job applications.