Apprenticeships, Training and CPD

 COVID-19 update for employers

Important: Please read the  COVID-19 update for employers for a short update on the college’s response to the current COVID 19 crisis.

We know that ensuring your workforce is equipped with the skills and experience needed to help your business thrive and grow is a key challenge and priority.

The Workforce development team at South Essex college is here to help.

We offer a wide range of courses for employers looking to improve the skills of their employees. The benefits to businesses are far-reaching and include maximising workforce efficiency, boosting business productivity, and creating a more committed and satisfied workforce.

The team specialise in four distinct areas:


Whether you are a levy paying customer or an SME we offer a range of over 20 apprenticeships to choose from and will support you every step of the way.

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Training Solutions

Formerly run by PROCAT,  our commercial training provision offers a wide range of courses as part of your staff’s Continued Professional Development (CPD). Our CPD courses are high quality, accredited or bespoke training programmes, designed to equip attending students with skills and knowledge which can immediately be applied in the workplace.

Often, they allow you and your business to meet legislative or regulatory requirements. Our courses meet the needs of the Construction and Engineering industries and include training in Health & Safety, Electrical, Refrigeration, Environmental, Plumbing, Rail and Aviation.

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Adult learning

We offer a range of courses, some of which are free, to help upskill your employees. We also run programmes to get people back into work so if you have trouble recruiting and would like to talk to us about helping people back into work, please get in touch.

Browse our courses for adults here.

Work experience

Gaining real-life, on-the-job training is a key priority for all of our students who are studying vocational qualifications. We work with companies to arrange thousands of work placements each year. Do you want to offer work experience to a young person at the start of their career?

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South Essex College Workforce Team – One year on

It’s been a whole year since South Essex College formally merged with PROCAT. One year on we are taking this opportunity to share some of the detail of why we merged, the changes that it has driven and what the future holds. We are excited by the immense opportunities for growth and development that will benefit the regional economy. Please view our 2019 review below for all the details.