Qualifications & Skills For Employment

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Find Your Future

Our qualification and skills for employment courses will open up a wide variety of career pathways, not only that but you will also develop a range of soft skills, meet new people and learn through expert tutor support.


Flexible Learning

Develop your skills or take the next steps in your career with a flexible learning course. These courses can be completed at a time that suits you.

Access to Higher Education

An Access to Higher Education course is a different way of getting to university. We all take different paths in life and it is never too late to make a change, achieve your goals and reach your potential.

Accounting (AAT)

We offer foundation courses that will prepare you for junior and entry level accounting roles to advanced courses where you can achieve the AAT Accounting Qualification.

Beauty & Complementary Therapies

Learn the skills needed to start a new and exciting career in Beauty & Complementary Therapies. Gain professional salon experience, practise on real-life clients and learn innovative techniques. Funding for these courses could be available.

Business & Management

We offer an extensive range of business & management courses, from level 2 qualifications in team leading, customer service, and lean organisation management, to helping you run and market your business efficiently.

Career & Employability Skills

Learn the skills to inspire, empower and get the job you’ve always wanted.


Our counselling courses will give you the skills needed to pursue a professional career. We offer courses at varying locations across Essex, including; Counselling Skills Introduction, Level 2, and Level 3.

Creative Qualifications

We offer a comprehensive range of accredited creative courses. Discovering new and exciting skills whilst exploring your creative side and sharing inspirational moments with others.

Early Years & Education

This is a knowledge based qualification that can be accessed by a wide range of candidates not yet involved in working or volunteering in school. It is therefore a valuable opportunity for individuals considering learning support in schools as a career choice.


We work in partnership with schools and educational settings of all shapes and sizes who take staff training and development as seriously as we do. Our aim is to ensure that you receive training and development support that you require.


Whether it’s to help your children with their homework, to feel more confident with day-to-day tasks or to get the job you are after, we have a course at a level that will suit you. We offer a range of e-learningdistance learningintensive and fast-track courses for you to choose from.

Hairdressing & Barbering

Learn the skills needed to start a new and exciting career in hairdressing & barbering. Our courses take place in working salons within our centres. Whilst learning new skills, you will be introduced to the importance of customer service, client interaction and how to run a successful professional salon.

Health & Social Care

Whatever your ambitions within the Health, Medical and Care Sector, start fulfilling them by taking your next step with a course from our extensive range of provision.


We are supporting The Retrofit Academy CIC with their mission to train over 200,000 competent retrofitters by 2030. We have started to deliver their courses at ACL.

How we are moving towards a sustainable curriculum

Explore new ways to be environmentally friendly and sustainable whilst developing your skills with others in a range of intriguing subject areas. This includes discovering the wonderful world of traditional crafts and thrift crafts that incorporate elements of sustainability.