ACL Awards 2020: Postponed

Following government guidance around Covid-19, the ACL Learner and Staff Achievements award event planned for the summer term has been postponed. We hope instead to hold this later in the year and will share details of this when confirmed. In the meantime, nominations for the various categories are still open for staff and learners and…

ACL 500 Word Story Competition

Submit a short story, no more than 500 words, to win some fabulous prizes in our writing competition! We’re looking for Adult Community Learners to pen a story that quickly grabs our attention and tells a great tale. You can submit an entry as an individual or as a team effort – we want to…

Netiquette Guide For Online Courses

It is important to recognise that the online classroom is in fact a classroom and certain behaviours are expected when you communicate with those engaging with you.  These guidelines are known as netiquette. SECURITY Remember that your password is the only thing protecting you from pranks or more serious harm. Don’t share your password with…

ACL Apprenticeship Stories: Henry

Before joining ACL, Henry completed two apprenticeships and a range of CPD qualifications. Henry has now secured a full-time position as a Data Officer in ACL’s Commercial team. Why did you decide to undertake an apprenticeship? I decided to take an apprenticeship when I left school because the college environment isn’t really for me but…

ACL Apprenticeship Stories: Jenna

Jenna completed a Level 3 Customer Service apprenticeship with ACL, alongside her role at Essex County Council. We met up with her to talk about the impact completing an apprenticeship has had on her career development and also her personal development. “This has really supported my career development as I am able to continually develop, and…

ACL Apprenticeship Stories: Maria

After joining ACL as an apprentice, Maria has progressed to the position of Centre Lead for our Colchester centre. Hear how an apprenticeship helped her career progression after leaving college. Why did you decide to undertake an apprenticeship? When I left college I wanted to gain a job as well as undertake a qualification, so…

ACL Apprenticeship Stories: Billy

Last week, we caught up with Billy, Distribution & Installations Manager at ECL, to talk about how an ACL Apprenticeship has helped him achieve so much in his career so far. Billy started at ECL in 2009 and was offered the warehouse Level 2 distribution and storage apprenticeship. He passed and then went on to complete a…