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The annual ACL Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of learners, staff and partners.

Find out about full-funded training opportunities in the health and social care industry.

Build valuable sector specific skills and get a job interview with our free, flexible 12-week courses.

About Us

ACL Essex is the largest provider of adult education in the county. Our aim is to provide learners with as many ways to flourish as possible, to be there in communities across Essex, to make a difference to residents and businesses, so they can make a difference for themselves and to the places that they live in.

Our Curriculum Areas

We offer a wide variety of courses, grouped into curriculum areas. Whether you’re looking to gain a qualification, access support for your wellbeing, take up a new hobby or develop your essential skills, we have a curriculum area to provide you with the courses you are looking for.


Our apprenticeship programmes are suitable for those leaving school or college, looking for a change of career or already in work but requiring new skills to support a promotion or change of job role. Employers can invest in staff training programmes and apprenticeships grow their business and develop an efficient and skilled workforce.

Funded Training

We provide fully-funded and partially-funded courses and programmes to help you kickstart, advance, or elevate your career. We collaborate with schools, healthcare facilities, and childcare providers to assist their dedicated employees in acquiring the essential skills needed to serve their communities.

Life at ACL

Read our learner success stories, find out about our on-site services, including hair salons, beauty salons and nurseries and learn about all things relating to learning at ACL.


Find information relating to your course, useful resources and details of support that is available. We encourage all learners to read through this information before starting their course.