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Further Education Enrolment

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Why choose South Essex College?

We bridge the gap between school and university. You’ll have greater independence, and no more uniform for you, unless your course requires this. You can be yourself at college, even if that involves dyeing your hair multi coloured, nobody will mind.

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.

If this all sounds too good to be true then check out our college myth buster for more reasons to book your college place.

Enrolment dates and times

  • Monday – Thursday 09:30 – 16:00
  • Friday 09:30 – 15:00
Please note: Some courses are now full and may not be available.


You will need the following to enrol

  • All previous exam results
  • One of the following identification documents:
    • UK/EU Passport OR
    • Birth Certificate OR
    • British Driving Licence (only if you were born in the UK or EU) OR
    • EU ID card OR
    • Non EU Passport showing a valid visa
  • Uniform and consumable fees (if applicable)

Uniform prices: Please see our Uniform Price List for further information.

Important: As part of the offer for some of our Childcare, Healthcare and Counselling courses, it is essential that students complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS). For further information, please read DBS Application Process and Support.

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.

If you are aged 19+ the following payment options are available:

  • Self-funding?

    If you pay your course fees in full at enrolment you will receive a 10% discount. You will be able to 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 enrolment.

  • Applying for a level 3+ student loan?

    You will need to bring 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 enrolment 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 finder.

Any questions?

Worried you have made the wrong choice of course? No longer want to stay on at Sixth Form? 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 on 0345 52 12345, or email

We look forward to welcoming you to South Essex College.