We are on a mission.

To provide a high-quality learning offer that makes a positive difference to the lives of residents and businesses of Essex.

Rated ‘Good’ By Ofsted

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 Leadership TeamOur Strategy

Join Our Team

We are looking for a passionate individuals to join our service. Successful candidates will be required to design, plan, promote, deliver and evaluate high quality learning opportunities and experiences for our learners in response to their identified needs.

What’s in it for you

Not only will the successful candidate be joining a team of experienced professionals. You will receive a competitive salary including a 60% uplift for teaching contacted hours for lesson prep and marking. You will also have access to hundreds of discounts and perks as well as the opportunity to join our competitive pension scheme.

Careers & Volunteering

Our Curriculum Areas

Creative & Cultural Learning

Art and drawing, British Sign Language, Makaton, Clothes Making, Creative Writing, Foreign Languages, Floristry, Photography, Cooking & Baking, Humanities, History, Social Sciences, and many more.

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Qualifications & Skills for Employment

Access to Higher Education, Accounting & Finance, Beauty & Complementary Therapies, Business & Management, Career & Employability skills, Counselling skills, Creative Qualifications, Early Year & Education, IT, First Aid, GCSEs, Hairdressing & Barbering, Health Medical & Care

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Essential Skills

Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Microsoft Office Skills, English & Maths

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Mental Health & Wellbeing

Managing Anxiety, Positive Thinking, Building Self-confidence, Wellbeing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Life Coaching

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Community & Family Learning

Emotional Wellbeing, Family Wellbeing, surviving as a Family, Understanding English & Maths

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Business School, Early Years & Education, Health Medical & Care

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Supported Learning

Access to Employability, Arts & Crafts, Computer Skills, Cooking, Dance, Drama, English, Gardening, Sport & Fitness, Sensory, Health & Beauty, Health & Wellbeing, Maths, Music, Photography, Pottery, and Digital Skills.

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What Our Learners Say

Our learners best interests are at the centre of all the decisions we make. We regularly ask for feedback, allowing us to improve our offer and delivery. We provide funding support to those who meet the criteria and learning support to those who need to access it. You can view some of our learner case studies below.

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