5 Reasons to Study Accounting

Accounting can be a rewarding and interesting career pathway for many, with the wide variety of career options within the accounting and finance industry, it’s likely you’ll be able to find a career to suit your interests. Here are 5 reasons to study an accounting qualification:   Gain an internationally recognised qualification Did you know…

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Photography learners celebrate success

This week marks the end of a chapter for a group our learners who have completed their level 2 photography qualification, but also a start to a new one as they look forward to pursuing exciting opportunities going forward. The group hosted an exhibition and delivered their final portfolio presentations which explored their inspirational journey…

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ACL Essex wins big for sustainable construction programme Retrofit

ACL Essex, part of Essex County Council (ECC), has won an award for their innovative retrofit training programme at the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport (ADEPT)’s annual President’s Awards. The ceremony took place at ADEPT’s Spring Conference and the adult education provider walked away with the Delivering Clean Growth Award, sponsored…

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ACL Essex renews commitment to supporting Essex residents and businesses with new strategy

Adult education provider ACL Essex, part of Essex County Council (ECC), has launched a new strategic plan, outlining their continued commitment and focus to providing a high-quality learning offer that makes a positive difference to the lives of residents and businesses of Essex. By 2025 ACL Essex aims to have increased their support over a…

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6 benefits of apprenticeships to your business

Hiring an apprentice can bring a range of benefits to your business, including: Cost savings: Apprenticeships offer a cost-effective way of recruiting and training new employees. As apprentices are typically younger and less experienced, their wages are lower than those of more experienced workers Tailored training: Apprenticeships allow you to provide tailored training that meets…

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NEWS RELEASE: Funded training available for new starters and existing professionals within the Health & Social Care sector

Funded training available for new starters and existing professionals within the Health & Social Care sector Adult learning provider, ACL Essex, have been awarded additional funds that extend the delivery of The Nightingale Care Bursary across Essex until the end of 2025. The bursary aims to help those who work within the Health & Social…

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Ways to support your child with speech and language development

Article written by Community and Family Learning Tutor, Mary. We all know that the pandemic had a detrimental effect on young children. An Education Endowment Foundation of schools and parents found that children who started school in autumn 2020 needed more support than in previous years. And last year Ofsted said that the lockdowns had delayed social…

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Apprenticeship stories – Mary

Did you know that an apprenticeship could help you go into further education?   Mary, Community Support Worker, is currently completing a Level 4 Lead Practitioner in Adult Care pre-apprenticeship. She is then hoping to apply for a BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy course at university. Read her full story below: Please tell us a little…

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Apprenticeship stories – Emily

Emily joined the Basildon Council rehousing team in 2022 under the Kickstart programme, and has progressed onto a L3 Business and Admin apprenticeships. Read her full story below: Please tell us a little bit about your current role: I am a rehousing apprentice for the allocations team at Basildon Council. My day-to-day duties consist of…

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Inspire Your Heart with Art Day

Today we celebrate Inspire Your Heart With Art Day. Although we are inspired everyday by our learners, this day recognises the positive impacts that Art and Creativity can have on our wellbeing. Research shows that participating in creative arts and craft activities can improve your mental health and wellbeing, reduce stress and help you regain…

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NEWS RELEASE: ACL Essex is offering fully funded retrofit training in partnership with The Retrofit Academy

ACL Essex is offering fully funded retrofit training in partnership with The Retrofit Academy Adult learning provider ACL Essex, which is part of Essex County Council, has partnered with The Retrofit Academy to deliver innovative retrofit training to residents of Essex. Those interested in improving the energy efficiency of homes can gain qualifications from Level…

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Supported Learning pop-up Christmas shops

Please visit one of our Supported Learning pop-up Christmas shops! 13th December, 11am – 1pm: ACL Colchester 13th December, time tbc: ACL Witham They will be selling a range of handmade goods including: Christmas cards and gifts produced by Employability Retail students Hyacinths grown by Gardening for Wellbeing Chocolate made by Hospitality and Catering

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NEWS RELEASE: Race to Zero: ACL Essex invests in sustainable futures

Adult learning provider, ACL Essex, is investing in new sustainable practises and technology as part of its commitment to the global UNFCCC ‘Race to Zero’ campaign. The adult education provider is not only embedding sustainability into its curriculum but is also investing heavily in new technology that will ensure sustainable growth. Recently, ACL Essex Witham…

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Tutor exhibits at Snape Maltings

One of our tutors, Tessa Frampton, has been invited to show her work as a solo exhibition at the Malting Gallery in Suffolk.  Tessa shares the artistic process she went through to develop the collection: “I have been working for a year for this exhibition at the Maltings gallery. I have based the theme on three walks, the…

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Sustainable Choices in the Creative Curriculum

Article by Jane, Curriculum Lead – Creative Industries and Culture The terms ‘sustainability’ and ‘sustainable development’ have seen increasing usage since the 1970’s and particularly in recent years, but what do they actually mean? One of the most frequently quoted definitions is from the UN World Commission on Environment and Development Report, which states that “sustainable development is…

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Are you ready to lead? ILM Success Story: Rhos

Whether you’re a new, current, or aspiring leader, a Leadership & Management qualification (ILM) will give you the skills you need to reach your goals.Rhos, Senior Business Support Administrator, recently shared her recent ILM journey with us. Read her story below: “I was in a Business Support Assistant role when I first explored being able…

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