Humanities, History and Social Sciences

ACL offers a range of humanities based courses. Learners are discovering new and exciting skills, sharing inspirational moments in the classroom and making friends. Learning is for life.

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Why choose these courses?

Our Humanities courses offer you the chance to discover a range of interesting subjects including history, whether it’s about a local Essex town, meeting your ancestors, Romans in Britain or the Vikings and Saxons. New courses are added frequently so make sure to keep an eye on our website!


  • learn inspiring techniques
  • experience first class tutors and resources
  • improve your mental health and wellbeing
  • social mobility and social prescription


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History Courses

These online taster courses designed to give you an experience of the subject you have chosen from within the Social Sciences.

  • Colchester: 2,000 Years Of History
  • Florence Nightingale
  • History Voices Of The Past
  • History Voices Of The Past – Evacuees
  • History Voices Of The Past – The NHS
  • The Roman Conquest & Boudica’s Revenge
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How to enrol

New courses are being added all the time, they run at different times during the day, weekends and evenings across our centres in Essex. 

View the full list of Humanities courses.

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.

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