Self Care #MentalHealthAwareness

It is important to take care of yourself as well as others. Whether it’s daily, weekly or less frequent, self-care is an important part of maintaining your physical, mental and emotional health. Our Family & Community Learning team have created FREE Self Care During Stressful Times workshops to help keep yourself well. View full range…

#MentalHealthAwareness Week

It’s #MentalHealthAwareness week and this year’s official theme is #kindness. Small acts of kindness go a long way and mean so much to those who are feeling lonely, anxious or finding it difficult, especially with everything going on. 🌈 Being kind and compassionate is proven to help reduce stress and improve our emotional wellbeing. Doing good does you good!…

New Accredited courses – Enrol today!

Don’t put your dreams on hold. We have adapted our courses to be delivered both online and remotely.  So whatever the situation, you can #KeepLearning – Browse Qualifications & Skills for Employment courses. We have successfully moved our classroom offer to be delivered online where possible. This ‘blended’ learning approach has been developed so that you…

Information for furloughed apprentices

We hope you are safe and well. If you have been furloughed as part of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, the updated government guidance on furloughed apprentices was released recently and is as follows: ‘The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme allows employers to claim for 80% of furloughed employees’ (employees on a leave of absence) usual…

ACL Essex tops GCSE national league table

The national league tables for GCSEs have just been released and Adult Community Learning Essex is celebrating another year of outstanding results. We are delighted to announce we have topped the national and countywide league tables in several categories for academic year 2018/19. ACL Essex had the highest number of Grade 9 – 4 Maths…

Mental health and wellbeing support

During this uncertain time, the nation’s mental health is taking a hit, not to mention those who already have mental health conditions. Our anxiety and stress levels are rising and everything we can’t control is getting us down. So, let’s focus on what we can control. Let’s pull together to get one another and our…

Coronavirus latest information and advice

Update: 08/04/2020: Following the latest government guidance, we have moved from classroom-based learning to online and flexible distance learning. We endeavour to deliver learning online wherever possible to support existing learners to successfully complete their courses/qualifications. We have new online and distance learning courses to support individuals, including furloughed workers, to enhance existing and or…

National Child Exploitation Awareness Day 2020

Unite with the world today against child exploitation. Do your bit and know the signs, here are some to look out for… Change in mood or behaviour Becoming aggressive, disruptive, quiet or withdrawn Secretive mobile phone use Unexplained money items or gifts Periods of absences without explanation Unexplained bruises, cuts, burns Distancing from family &…