Colleges Week 2021 - Southend campus

South Essex College is one of the largest further education providers in the country, delivering an array of courses from our sites in the boroughs of Southend, Basildon and Thurrock.

As part of Colleges Week we will be showcasing one of our campuses each day and what it has to offer.

Today’s focus is on Southend campus, Luker Road.

Located next to Southend Central train station, our Southend Campus offers an impressive range of vocational subjects, adult courses and higher education in The Forum. The courses are set in realistic work environments using state-of-the art technology and equipment.

The main campus houses an array of bespoke facilities and we are continuing to develop these to give our students the best learning experience possible.

Sound and music production students currently have access to Xtreme, our well-equipped off-site recording and rehearsal studio, which includes mixing, recording, rehearsal and sequencing facilities.

We are currently investing in a brand new performing arts space in the main campus which will house our acting and dance provision, due to open in 2022.

Another recent development at Southend campus is our dedicated air cabin room. This space features the inside of an airline cabin where aviation students can get hands on experience in a real life setting.

As well as these exciting new developments, the campus is also home to a number of other existing tailored learning areas.

Media students have access to facilities such as high-definition television, radio and photographic studios, while dedicated design areas give art students the space they need to release their inner creativity.

There are also science labs, an animal management centre, a 250 seat performance and lecture pod, and ample of classroom facilities for on-site learning.

As well as a sports lab on campus, sports students use our Wellstead Gardens facility which features a gym and playing fields.

We also have working kitchens where catering and hospitality students can put their skills to the test to create delicious dishes, while hair & beauty students are able to undertake supervised treatments on real clients in our dedicated hair and beauty salons.

Other courses available at Southend campus include: Public services, early years, health & social care, business and accounting.

Not only does the site offer courses for school leavers, but adults too. These courses are perfect for those who wish to upskill  in their current careers, but also for those who want to retrain for a different sector. They are also perfect for those who want to get back into education and may not have got the grades they needed when they were at school or college.

Want to find out more?
Visit us at our next Southend campus open event – Thursday 18 November, 5-8pm
Find out more at

You can also find out about all of the courses available by using our online course finder at