What does South Essex College offer?


Are high quality, hands-on qualifications grounded in the real world of work awarded by the Business and Technology Education Council.


Do not be put off from applying to university if your child is taking BTECs rather than A-levels. More than 100,000 BTEC students apply to UK universities each year.


These are the perfect vocational qualifications for those looking for a career in early years education, childcare or health and social care. CACHE qualifications are amongst the most recognised and respected qualifications within this chosen industry.


Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) is a specialist awarding and assessment organisation that offers vocational and technical qualifications. For those hoping to work in the hair, beauty or hospitality industry SEC has a range of courses to choose from.

City & Guilds

Is an awarding body offering a large number of accredited qualifications mapped onto the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). We offer internationally recognised City & Guilds qualifications in areas including hairdressing, hospitality, construction, engineering and motor vehicle.

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Apprenticeships prepare your child for the working world with the relevant core skills required within employment, whilst gaining a recognised qualification and allow them to earn money whilst they learn.

If they choose to do an apprenticeship they will be employed in a real job and receive quality training to help them get a nationally-recognised qualification.

South Essex College have a dedicated apprenticeship team who can support your child with exploring apprenticeship opportunities.

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Higher Education Courses

Choosing to study a higher education course at University Centre South Essex means your child will receive a high quality education and an excellent student experience. They will study in a vibrant atmosphere and be taught by dedicated qualified professionals.

Our degrees and higher education qualifications are awarded by leading institutions, including the University of East Anglia, the University of Arts London, The Open University, Pearson and City & Guilds. Our aim is to provide them with the qualification they need to successfully embark on their chosen career path or to continue with further study.

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