Supported Learning Calendars

Learners in the Supported Learning Art for All class in Brentwood produced some fantastic artwork that has been made into these wonderful calendars. The learners have a range of different disabilities and difficulties and have worked extremely hard on producing this artwork with minimal support. All proceeds from the sales of the calendar is going…

Christmas Artwork Competition 2019

Thank you to everyone who submitted their artwork to the Christmas card competition. We put the entries to a judging panel and the winners can be seen below.  It is amazing to see the amount of creative talent we have within ACL and we would like to thank everyone for their entries. Massive congratulations to…

Community Afternoon Tea (Supported Learning)

Working alongside Age Concern Colchester & North East Essex, we hosted an afternoon tea event at ACL Colchester. The event was attended by members of the local community and students from our Supported Learning courses to encourage engagement and employability skills. It was great to see so many of those who attended sharing stories and…

ACL Awards 2019

ACL would like to congratulate all our learners and staff who received an award at the ACL Achievement Awards. We are so proud to have such a passionate community at ACL that shows tremendous support for individuals that have made outstanding progress in their learning, overcoming personal barriers, and for being a true inspiration to…

Rayleigh Christmas Lights Switch On 2019

We had a brilliant time at the Rayleigh Christmas Lights Switch On last night. Our craft corner was a huge success and was great to speak to so many about our upcoming courses in Rayleigh. We also met Cllr Robin Dray, Chairman of Rochford District Council – thank you for hosting a brilliant event.

Tutor Stories: Teaching Drawing

by Abbie Cairns Teaching drawing can be daunting, mostly due to our preconceived ideas of what drawing is. My course, ‘Exploring Drawing and Illustration’ has a strong emphasis on the ‘exploring’ part of the title. Within the sessions learners explore drawing techniques. There is a focus on ensuring that learners understand the techniques, and the…

ACL support Mental Health Awareness Day

We’re here today in County Hall, Chelmsford (library entrance) for Essex County Council’s #MentalHealthAwareness event. We’re joined here by Canine Concern, Samaritans, Micobiome and many other organisations that offer mental health support to people in our community. Come along have a chat and enjoy some cake!

Want to Study at Degree Level?

Regardless of your past achievements, grades, or personal circumstances, ACL could help you get there. What can you study? We offer Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diplomas in Science & Social Science. Haven’t studied for a while? Don’t worry – we also offer a Level 2 Pre-access course to help you prepare for your…