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Applications for September 2020

FE Enrolment 2020

It’s not too late to apply, places are still available!

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We would like to reassure applicants that the college can provide a guarantee of a place in post-16 education for every student affected by the cancellation of the 2020 summer exam series. We will work with you to find a suitable course depending on your predicted grades and other factors. Applicants to our Adult programmes will be contacted by phone or email with details of a selection activity in order to be made a placement offer.

Following government advice our campuses are currently only open to a small number of staff and students. At this time, we are planning a non-physical contact enrolment to maintain the safety of everyone involved. Details will be provided via email in the coming weeks to all that have applied. If you have not already applied, please follow the link above to view our courses and apply now.

Why choose South Essex College?

We bridge the gap between school and university. You’ll have greater independence and you can be yourself at college! Watch our video to see why you should choose us…

Your safety is our number one priority. In our most recent Ofsted report, inspectors noted ‘Learners feel safe, and are kept safe, in college. They know how to report any concerns.’ With a dedicated student support team to assist those in need, College Guardians to ensure your safety at all times and with a robust barrier entry system you’ll feel safe and looked after.

The thought of joining college can be daunting but with a student manager and personal tutor to support you and with lots of fun induction activities you’ll be making friends in no time at all.

Enrolment dates and times

Dates and times are currently to be confirmed. We are working on a timetable for late August when industry specialist tutors will contact learners who have already applied to start the enrolment process.

As part of this process, we will contact you by email with important information so please ensure the email address you provide is correct and keep an eye on your junk folder just in case! For example, you will be asked to email a copy of your id (passport, birth certificate or driving license) to confirm your eligibility to study in UK, as well as copies of all your qualifications or a statement of results issued by your school in August.


Please ensure the email address you provide is correct and keep an eye on your junk folder just in case!

Tuition Fees

If you are aged 16-18 you do not pay any course fees although some course will require you to purchase equipment or uniform. Details will be provided if applicable to you.

If you are aged 19+, you will be contacted by a member of the Funding team during the enrolment process to discuss your payment options. For information, the following payment options are available:

  • Self-funding?

    You can pay your course fees in full at enrolment or make monthly payments over the duration of your course. If you wish to take advantage of this option you will need to pay the first 10% at the time of enrolling.

  • Applying for a level 3+ student loan?

    You will need to provide evidence of your loan application or confirmation of your loan from Student Finance England. You will have the opportunity to apply for your loan during the enrolment process if you have not already submitted an application.

  • Eligible to claim a reduced fee?

    You must provide evidence of income or benefits received. Evidence must be valid for the date you enrol with us (fee remission is not guaranteed).

  • Employer is paying your course fee?

    You must provide a sponsorship letter confirming this from your employer at the time of enrolling.

 Course fees

Your course fees can be found by using the course search

Any questions?

Worried you have made the wrong choice of course? Not sure what course is best for you to meet your career goals? Do you need to discuss any support requirements or assistance with travel? Don’t despair, we’re here to help. Contact our friendly and knowledgeable advisers by emailing

We look forward to welcoming you to South Essex College.